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TAKE THE OFFENSIVE IN 2018! Get the tools, information, and inspiration you need to TAKE THE OFFENSIVE in 2018 by attending Western Liberty Network’s Seventh Annual Leadership and Activist Training Conference at 9:00AM on Saturday, January 27 at the Tigard …

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  Two seemingly disparate events occurred this past week that are in fact, albeit hypocritically, linked. In the first instance, Hollywood actress and mega-talk show hostess delivered a stirring “call to action” speech at the Golden Globes event. She called …

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 The above video shows Lars Larson taking you on an insider’s tour of his famous studio in the Alpha Media office.

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By Oregon Secretary of State Press SALEM, OR — Today, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson announced an historic decision to live-stream the January 23 Special Election preliminary results on Facebook before they are officially posted on state election sites.   …

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By Taxpayer Association of Oregon. NW Radio King Lars Larson has done it again with this hilarious music video called Pump Your Own Gas. It is a good jocular punch to Oregon’s ban on self-service gas which has captured the … Continu

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By Kathryn Hickok Oregon ranks 8th in the nation in “burdensome” occupational licensing laws, according to the Institute for Justice’s new report License to Work. The report examines the regulatory burden of state licenses and fees on 102 lower-income occupations. Oregon …

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BY NW Spotlight, 60 Minutes aired a news segment using the end of the long running Portlandia comedy show to highlight the politics, weirdness and contradictions of the the City of Portland. Mayor Tom Wheeler, a rock star from the …

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By George Will Syndicated columnists in over 450 newspapers Frank Lloyd Wright purportedly said, “Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.” Today, however, Oregon is the state with the strangest state of …

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When I first started hearing this locution “Cap and Invest,” I thought it was a marketing ploy for cap and trade. Perhaps progressives found the word “invest” more focus-group appealing than “trade.” I catch conservatives doing the same thing, substituting …

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With Doug Jones being sworn in as the Senator from Alabama the Republican grip on the levers of power is now slightly less firm. Republicans now hold the Senate with a razor-thin 51 edge over the Democrats. After only one … Continue reading 

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By Oregon Secretary of State Press Office Today, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson called on legislative leaders to conclusively codify into Oregon statutes two recently released administrative rules that clarify and streamline the rights of Oregon voters who use the …

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By NW Spotlight SALEM, Ore. – The Freedom Foundation today filed a lawsuit against Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and SEIU 503 alleging the union – with the governor’s blessing – has refused to honor numerous care providers’ constitutionally protected requests …

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By Oregon Senate Republicans SALEM, OR – Today, Senator Michael Dembrow (D-Portland) and Representative Ken Helm (D-Beaverton) introduced their pursuit of new regulations on carbon dioxide emissions. The legislation establishes a price per ton fee on emissions for the largest …

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7 unanswered questions for the Oregon Cap-and-Trade Carbon Tax plan By Taxpayer Association of Oregon The Oregon legislature recently unveiled two draft proposals [1,2] to impose a Cap-and-Trade Carbon Tax scheme in the state. One thing is certain from these …

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  Seemingly forever Oregon has existed under the yoke of the far-left liberal/progressive wing of the Democrat party headquartered in the Portland metropolitan area. So dominant are these Democrats that they have gerrymandered the legislative districts into a virtual spoke …

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By Steve Buckstein By now you should have your ballot for the January 23rd statewide election asking you to vote Yes or No on Measure 101. It would let Oregon state government raise some additional $300 million this biennium on … Continue readin

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By Matt Evans It appears that Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue is targeting petition signers who successfully petitioned measures to a public vote. The petitions require existing TVF&R resident voter approval to accept the recent annexation of the City of …

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By Aaron Withe and Steve Buckstein Each year, hundreds of millions of dollars are skimmed off the top of Medicaid payments intended for some of society’s most vulnerable citizens and used for purposes never envisioned by the program’s supporters. Most …

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By Oregon Liberty Alliance Join like-minded conservative activists at Oregon’s premier rally in support of fiscal responsibility, life, family values, public safety and religious liberty. The 5th Annual Freedom Rally, sponsored by the Oregon Liberty Alliance, will feature nationally known personalities: …

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By Dennis Richardson Does it concern you that issues such as Oregon’s failing education system, wasteful spending, and abuses of the PERS system are frequently discussed, but never solved? One reason is that Oregon’s political system favors wealthy and powerful …

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By Oregon Senate Republicans Representative Cliff Bentz was appointed by a vote of Baker, Deschutes, Jefferson, Lake and Wasco County Commissioners, and the Grant, Harney, Malheur and Wheeler County Courts to serve as State Senator for Senate District 30. He …

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I have accepted an invitation to speak at the Redmond Patriot’s event “Taxes Gone Wild” next Monday, January 8th at the Highland Baptist Church @ 6:30 pm. I will be joining a panel that will include Rick Little, a CPA and … Co

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By Rep. E. Werner Reschke Happy New Year. I wish everyone a 2018 full of prosperity and happiness. As we ring in the new year Oregon’s political world begins with a bang. Right out of the shoot Oregonians will asked … Continue reading ͛

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  by Steve Buckstein Note: This article was originally published on June 6, 2011. A specter is haunting Oregon. One of two states that prohibit self-serve gasoline, Oregon is now caving in to the electric vehicle lobby by allowing owners to …

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By Oregon Secretary of State SALEM, OR — Today, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson released an audit of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Air Quality Permitting Program. Air quality permits regulate the types and amounts of air pollution …

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Just before Christmas, the United States Congress passed, and President Donald Trump signed into law, the first significant tax reduction and simplification since President Ronald Reagan’s presidency. I use the term “simplification” purposefully because “tax reform” is a term that …

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Allen Alley Former State GOP Chair, Pixelworks co-founder, Former chair Oregon Business Plan, Former Deputy Chief of Staff Gov. Kulongoski. “Oregon PERS: It’s the cash flow stupid!” That’s the title of his presentation this Wednesday, the summation of his experience …

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By Jill Gibson, Priority Oregon As another year comes to an end, it’s important to reflect on how well our leaders have served the needs of Oregonians and to set priorities for the new year. When Gov. Kate Brown took … Continue reading

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By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. Oregon’s economy seems to be chugging along, yet many of us feel like we’re losing steam. Employment and incomes are up since last year, but when we compare Oregon with other states, things don’t look so …

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By Taxpayer Association of Oregon There are only hours left in the year to use your free 2017 Oregon Political Tax Credit.  Oregonians can donate $50 ($100 couple) and get 100% of it back on their Oregon taxes.  It is … Continue rea

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