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An Oregon poll examines at a hot-button issue to gauge where Oregonians stand on privacy & liberty against the needs of security & law enforcement. By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation, There are two polarizing events that are pulling Americans …

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by NW Spotlight CNN reporting 28 killed in the 3 Brussels’ attacks – around 130 wounded Brussels, Belgium was rocked by three explosions today – one at a subway station and two at the airport. CNN reported the Belgian Prime Minister …

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By John A. Charles, Jr. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced last week that Portland is one of seven cities still in the running for a $50 million grant as part of DOT’s “Smart Cities” challenge. Portland is proposing to build … Con

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10 Essential Cuban Facts from an Oregon visit By Jason Williams Taxpayer Association of Oregon OregonWatchdog Recently I went on a private charity trip to Cuba and had a chance to see first hand how Cuba operated.   The real-life stores …

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by NW Spotlight John Kitzhaber resigned as Oregon governor a little over a year ago, just one month into his historic 4th term. Kitzhaber and former Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes were facing criminal investigations by the Oregon Attorney General, the FBI and …

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by Senator Ted Ferrioli I can’t remember a more contentious or difficult legislative session. The issues of the urban-rural divide loomed large over the session, and many large and complicated bills that will have a negative impact on Eastern Oregon …

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by Sen. Doug Whitsett The recently concluded 2016 legislative session included the enactment of several laws and budget decisions that will be extremely destructive to Oregon small businesses and private sector job security. However, the 30-day session may also be …

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By Dave Hunnicutt, President, Oregonians In Action Sad news today at OIA – Bill Moshofsky, one of OIA’s co-founders, passed away this morning at his home. He was 92. Many of you knew Bill from his years at OIA, or …

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[In the opening scene of The Godfather Don Corleone is receiving people at his daughter’s wedding. One of the supplicants is a local merchant who is asking Don Corleone to avenge the honor of his daughter. Don Corleone listens to … Continue reading

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John Boylston Press Release, “We must build on what is working and change what is not.” John Boylston – Republican King City, Oregon – Native Oregonian John Boylston, announced on March 3rd that he will run for the House District …

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By Kathryn Hickok Oregon’s three-tiered minimum wage law was just signed by Governor Kate Brown on March 2, but it’s already set to cost Oregon university students their campus jobs. The Oregonian reports that Oregon’s public universities are now calculating …

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By Jason Williams, After several decades of hosting the conference in Seaside, the Dorchester Conference announced this weekend they will be moving to Salem in 2017. Below are the Presidential Straw Poll results. John Kasich: 33% Ted Cruz: 26% Donald …

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Oregon Senate Republicans Salem, Ore. – Senate Republicans issued the following statement following the signing of SB 1547, an expensive new renewable energy mandate, by Governor Kate Brown in Portland yesterday: “Governor Brown gave her stamp of approval to a …

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Colm for Congress Oregon Firearms Federation Urges Gun Owners to Support Willis in Republican Primary Stayton, OR — Oregon Firearms Federation PAC announced their endorsement of Colm Willis for Congress. Oregon Firearms Federation have been strong defenders of the Second …

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Rep. Wayne Krieger (R-Gold Beach) It is with mixed emotions that I make this announcement today. It was never my intent to come to the Legislature, but then with much arm twisting I ran in 2000 and won. Originally I … Continue reading

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by NW Spotlight The memorial for Seaside police officer Sgt. Jason Goodding was held yesterday at the Seaside Convention Center. Sgt. Goodding was killed in the line of duty on Friday, February 5, 2016. According to the Officer Down Memorial …

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Oregon Senate Republicans Salem, Ore. – Yesterday, Senate Democrats killed a bill on the Senate floor that would have mandated a minimum of 28% of state funds go toward K-12 education and public safety. In contrast, Washington State allocated 46% …

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Oregon Senate Republicans Oregon House Republicans Senate GOP Leader Ted Ferrioli on Oregon Feb Revenue Forecast Salem, Ore. – Following the release of the latest revenue forecast, Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) called attention to signs of a …

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Poll: 78% unaware of PERS disaster By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation Oregon’s public employee retirements system (PERS) is now a staggering $20-$22 billion in unfunded liability. Just this week it was announced that it grew by another $3 billion …

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The Curious Case of John Kitzhaber. Saturday, February 13, marks the one-year anniversary of former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s (D-OR) resignation in the face of a conflict of interest scandal involving the governor and his paramour, Cylvia Hayes. At the time … Continue

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by NW Spotlight Donald Trump decidedly won the Republican New Hampshire primary tonight, and Bernie Sanders decidedly won the Democratic New Hampshire primary. Republican delegate winners in the 2016 New Hampshire primary (UPDATED): 1 Donald Trump 35.34% 10 del. 2 …

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Bud Pierce for Governor Unlike many public policy or political issues, the transportation issue gets personal in a hurry, especially if you’re a Portland area commuter. You see it (and you’re stuck in it) almost every day as you head …

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by Rep. Gail Whitsett In response to a question posed to me recently, it’s my opinion that public input has no value in a completely controlled and strictly adhered to agenda like we are seeing this session. The outcome is …

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By John A. Charles, Jr. The State of Oregon will sell 84,000 acres of the Elliott State Forest by March 2017, in order to make money for public schools. However, the lands will not be auctioned to the highest bidder. … Continue reading →

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Promote Oregon Leadership PAC Salem, Ore. – Promote Oregon Leadership PAC launched a website and ad campaign highlighting the scandals and pay-to-play style politics of Salem Democrats. The website, www.SalemDemocrats.com, includes the release of a digital ad featuring ex-Governor John …

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Sen. Alan Olsen Salem, OR – For the fifth time, Senator Alan Olsen (R – Canby) will introduce legislation adding transparency in the amendment process. “We have a governor who promised more transparency in her administration, but we keep hearing …

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Oregon Senate Republicans Bipartisan Committee Says Majority Democrats Left Education $1.8 Billion Short Salem, Ore. – On Thursday, the Joint Special Committee on Public Education Appropriation revised an earlier assessment of K-12 education funding, approving a report stating Oregon schools …

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Seth Allan for U.S. Congress Sweet Cakes owners endorse Republican primary congressional candidate CANBY, Ore. – Seth Allan this week announced the endorsement of Aaron and Melissa Klein for his campaign for U.S. Congress. Aaron and Melissa’s religious beliefs kept …

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Oregon Right To Life Portland, OR—Tomorrow (Sunday, January 17, 2016), in Pioneer Courthouse Square, thousands of Oregonians from around the state will be convening to commemorate the 58 million lives lost to legalized abortion since 1973. The rally begins at …

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Rep. Mike Nearman (Salem, OR) — Rep. Mike Nearman announced his bills for the 2016 Legislative Session; noting that preserving current education reform, and pioneering new reforms to help improve education are critical. Legislators are allowed two priority bills in …

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