Tag Archives: Oregon

“Wall Of Moms” Protect Portland Protesters [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Dozens of women wearing yellow linked arms to form a protective “wall of moms” around Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday as the protesters clashed with federal law enforcement. Video from the scene showed crowds chanting “Feds stay clear, moms are here!” and “Feds go home!” before protesters toppled a fence erected around the …

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Oregon Sues Federal Agencies Over Portland Abuses

Oregon Public Radio reports: The Oregon Department of Justice is suing several federal agencies for civil rights abuses, and state prosecutors will potentially pursue criminal charges against a federal officer who seriously injured a protester. The federal lawsuit names the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Marshals Service, the United States Customs and Border Protection and the Federal Protective …

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OREGON: Nazi Gets Life In 2017 Anti-Muslim Killings After Telling Survivor He Wished He Had Killed Her Too

Oregon Live reports: A judge Wednesday sentenced double murderer Jeremy Christian to spend the rest of his life in prison — with no chance of ever getting out — for the murders of two fellow passengers on a MAX train in May 2017. The judge also sentenced Christian to more than 25 additional years for other crimes. Among them were …

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Branch Covidian Church Linked To 200+ New Cases

The Associated Press reports: A church in rural northeastern Oregon is now the epicenter of the state’s largest coronavirus outbreak, as 236 people tested positive for the disease, authorities said today. The largest outbreak, which was first made public Monday, is associated with Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Union County. The Observer newspaper of La Grande reported that the church held …

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Oregon Gov Pauses Reopening As COVID Cases Spike

The Oregonian reports: Gov. Kate Brown announced Thursday evening that she has put all applications for further reopening across the state on hold for at least seven days after seeing a “concerning” increase in coronavirus infections. The announcement came on the night many Portlanders had hoped to receive news of a Phase 1 reopening in Multnomah County, the last of …

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GOP Unwilling To Voice Support For #QAnon Nutbag Senate Nominee, Who Has Retracted Her Retraction

ABC News reports: Republicans in Oregon this week nominated a Senate candidate with a deep history of promoting and vowing support for the QAnon conspiracy theory, providing the fringe movement its largest electoral platform yet and roiling Republicans over having a candidate who openly embraces baseless conspiracy theories. When asked about supporting Perkins in the general election, the Republican National …

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#QAnon Nutbag Wins Oregon US Senate GOP Primary

Jared Holt reports at Right Wing Watch: Republicans in the state of Oregon have voted to nominate someone who believes in the QAnon conspiracy theory as their candidate for U.S. Senate in November’s ​election showdown​. Jo Rae Perkins, whom Right Wing Watch profiled in January, won her primary election yesterday in a blowout, stomping her next​ closest opponent by more …

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Governors Of WA, OR, CA Form “Western States Pact”

From a joint press release: Today, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced an agreement on a shared vision for reopening their economies and controlling COVID-19 into the future. COVID-19 has preyed upon our interconnectedness. In the coming weeks, the West Coast will flip the script on COVID-19 – with our states acting …

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Oregon GOP Senators Again Flee Over Climate Bill

The Salem Statesman-Journal reports: For the second consecutive legislative session, Senate Republicans have walked out of the Oregon Capitol to block passage of a greenhouse gas emissions cap-and-trade bill. “The Republicans who walked out are not against climate policy, they are against the democratic process,” Gov. Kate Brown said. “Oregonians should be outraged and I am, too.” Democrats hold a …

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OREGON: Dem Gov Survives GOP Recall Campaign

The Oregonian reports: Organizers of the Oregon Republican Party’s drive to recall Gov. Kate Brown conceded Monday that they did not manage to gather the necessary 280,050 valid voter signatures to put the recall on the ballot. Party Chairman Bill Currier did not return phone calls to The Oregonian/OregonLive, but he said on Monday’s Lars Larson Show that “we did …

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OREGON: GOP Senators Remain In Hiding Over Climate Change Bill Even After Dems Say It Won’t Pass Anyway

Oregon Live reports: Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney said on Tuesday morning that the climate change bill at the center of Republicans’ walkout lacks the votes necessary to pass, because not enough Democrats support it. Senate Republicans fled the state last week to block a vote on the carbon capping plan. Courtney appeared to be laying groundwork for Republicans to …

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OREGON: GOP Senators Vow To Stay In Hiding Over Climate Bill After Militia Threat Closes Capitol [VIDEO]

Portland’s ABC News affiliate reports: “I don’t think you’re going to see us anytime soon.” That’s what Herman Baertschiger Jr., the Oregon Senate Minority Leader, told KATU News reporter Dan McCarthy in a phone interview late Saturday regarding the 11 Republican senators who walked out in defiance of House Bill 2020, the cap-and-trade bill. He also addressed the GoFundMe account …

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OREGON: State Capitol Building Closed Due To Threat By Armed Militia In Support Of Republican Walkout

The Associated Press reports: The Oregon Capitol was closed Saturday due to a “possible militia threat” from right-wing protesters as a walkout by Republican lawmakers over landmark climate change legislation drags on. Republican state senators fled the Legislature — and some, the state — earlier this week to deny the majority Democrats enough votes to take up the climate bill, …

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OREGON: GOP State Senators Remain In Hiding To Evade Climate Vote, Socked With $500 Daily Fine Each

Portland’s NBC News affiliate reports: Republican state senators who fled the Oregon Capitol to prevent a vote on major climate legislation will be fined $500 a day each if there aren’t enough senators present to vote on the bill. A GoFundMe page to raise money to pay the fines for the 12 Oregon senators had collected more than $6,000 as …

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Oregon Gov Orders Troopers To Retrieve GOP Senators After They Going Into Hiding Over Climate Bill [VIDEO]

Oregon Live reports: Oregon’s Democratic governor, Kate Brown, has dispatched state troopers to find missing Republican senators and bring them back to Salem to legislate. All 11 Republican senators are in hiding, at least some of them out of state, in order to prevent the Senate from having the quorum it needs to operate. They can’t abide the Democrat-backed carbon …

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OREGON: Life Sentence For White Supremacist Killer

Portland’s CBS News affiliate reports: The man who chased a black teenager with his car and intentionally ran him over outside a 7-Eleven was sentenced to life in prison. The August 2016 incident killed 19-year-old Larnell Bruce. Russell Courtier received his sentence on Tuesday morning. The State of Oregon previously presented evidence showing that Courtier is a white supremacist. In …

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OREGON: Senate Votes To Bypass Electoral College

Williamette Week reports: In a contentious hearing today, Oregon senators voted 17-12 to pass a National Popular Vote bill. Should Senate Bill 870 gain approval from the state’s House of Representatives, Oregon will enter an interstate compact to award its Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who receives the most votes nationwide. So far, 15 states have passed national …

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OREGON: Parents Won’t Vaccinate Their Son After First Tetanus Case In 30 Years Nearly Killed Him, $811K Bill

The Daily Beast reports: An unvaccinated Oregon boy became the first person in over 30 years to contract the deadly tetanus infection in the state. The 6-year-old boy was playing on a farm when he cut his head, according to a case report by the CDC. His parents cleaned and stitched the wound at home, but a week later, he …

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Portland Cops Accused Of Colluding With Extremists

Williamette Week reports: Hundreds of texts between Portland police and right-wing organizer Joey Gibson [screen grab above] reveal the extent to which law enforcement officers talked to and even coordinated with right-wing activists in order to police protests in 2017 and 2018. The texts, obtained by WW through a public records request, show that Portland Police Lt. Jeff Niiya had …

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Extremist Ranchers Fly Home On Pence Donor’s Jet

The Los Angeles Times reports: A day ago, ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond were prisoners at the minimum-security federal prison on Terminal Island in San Pedro, serving five-year sentences for arson. But on Wednesday, following a Tuesday pardon by President Trump, the father-and-son pair got to fly home in style to Burns, Ore., on an oil company’s private jet, riding …

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