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Oregon Senate Republican Office Salem, OR – Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) issued the following statement in response to the June revenue forecast released yesterday: “For many cycles, the State Economist has warned that Oregon’s economy sinks deeper …

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Last week the Oregonian published an article on the declining labor force participation rate in Oregon. Well it wasn’t actually an article – it was a rewrite of the Oregon Department of Employment’s press release right down to the pretext …

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by Bob Clark Taxpayer Association of Oregon Public Hearing set for this Thursday, May 29th, 2 pm Portland Council Chambers Mayor Charlie Hales (Street Car Charlie) and Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick are seeking to impose a new street maintenance and …

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By Steve Buckstein It’s clearly a stretch to describe Portland as a communist city, but there is an eerie similarity between Portland and the real communist city of Havana. Portland-based independent journalist Michael J. Totten recently traveled to Cuba to see for …

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by Jack Swift MANIFEST DESTINY – An Analytic View of Federal Ownership In the great dispute over utilization of our Federal lands in the West, the attempt is frequently made to end run the arguments over how best to manage …

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by Sen. Doug Whitsett I strongly oppose Federal District Judge Michael McShane’s decision to overturn Oregon’s constitutional amendment that defines a marriage as a union between one man and one woman. The Judge ruled the Amendment unconstitutional under the Equal …

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by Dan Lucas Several decades ago I served in the part of the Army that works with the NSA. From West Berlin, we eavesdropped on Soviet-bloc military and political communications. I remember hearing about an actor in East Berlin who … Continue read

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USCCB Subcommittee Chairman Calls Decisions in Oregon and Pennsylvania Travesties of Justice Archbishop Cordileone says marriage, democracy, children deserve better Says state attorneys general were derelict in their duties Reiterates that authentic marriage is the union of one man and …

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7 most contested or news-making races for House, Congress Congress 5th (Republican) Ben Pollock 17,579 …….36.67% Tootie Smith 30,103 …….62.80% Write-in Votes 251 …….0.52% Congress 2nd (Republican) Greg Walden 62,745 …….75.82% Dennis B Linthicum 19,836……. 23.97% Wri

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- Measure to create an independent water board to fix Portland water tax abuse failed. Portland Measure 26-156 Water Board (Reporting: 28%) No 54,133 71% Yes 21,584 29% The Anti-GMO measures passing.  New problems for Oregon farmers. Jackson County’s Measure …

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As of 5:00am 5/21 US Senate: Monica Wehby (125,381)… 50.38% Jason Conger (92,576……) 37.20% Mark Callahan (16,926)…. 6.80% Jo Rae Perkins (7,045)…… 2.83% Timothy I Crawley (6,014). 2.42% Write-in Votes (924)………. 0.37% Governor Dennis Richardson 150,808 65.66% Gordon Chall

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When history is written the catch phrase that will best describe President Barack Obama’s two terms will be “Protect Your Own.” In a previous column I wrote about Attorney General Eric Holder’s recurring decisions to protect the Wall Street officers …

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As of 10:00 Governor Bruce A Cuff 8,314 8.42% Gordon Challstrom 9,859 9.99% Tim Carr 5,809 5.88% Dennis Richardson 65,601 66.44% Mae Rafferty 7,239 7.33% Darren Karr 1,017 1.03% Write-in Votes 898 0.91% House 18th Vic Gilliam 957 54.41% David … Co

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Jason Conger for U.S. Senate “Wehby wimps out on televised debate” ~ Oregonian Editorial Board “If Team Wehby doesn’t consider her ready for the crucible of a live TV debate, why should Republican voters consider her ready for a race …

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Dr. Monica Wehby For U.S. Senate Portland, OR: Friday, a new poll by DailyCaller/Vox Populi Polling shows the Oregon senate race between Dr. Monica Wehby and Sen. Jeff Merkley is a dead heat. Among those surveyed 40% planned on voting … Continue reading

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by NW Spotlight Left-leaning John Oliver recently skewered the Cover Oregon disaster on his HBO political talk show. Speaking on the $248 million wasted on Cover Oregon, Oliver said “To be fair to Oregon, not all of that money was …

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Dr. Monica Wehby For U.S. Senate “Dr. Wehby is the kind of leader Oregon needs — someone who has strong experience outside of government, who can bring trust and accountability back to Washington.” -Mitt Romney Portland, OR: Today, Mitt Romney, …

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Jason Conger for U.S. Senate “When it comes to preparation, knowledge of the issues and an ability to express the results of clear thinking, there’s no contest.“ - Willamette Week The Willamette Week announced their endorsement for Jason Conger today. They …

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by Sen. Doug Whitsett Carbon taxes: redistribution of wealth from the private sector to government coffers – unmatched by any previous government scheme for raising taxes. The California Assembly enacted its “Global Warming Solutions Act”, in 2006. The law mandates …

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by Greg Barreto, Candidate for State Representatives for HD 58 Loren Parks has for decades supported conservative candidates and issues all across Oregon. He’s supporting my campaign. My opponent has made an issue of that contribution thus taking attention away …

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by NW Spotlight Albany, OR – Former State Senator and long-time community leader Frank Morse has endorsed Senator Betsy Close (R-Albany/Corvallis) as the best candidate to represent Senate District 8. “Betsy Close has the experience, compassion and perspective to serve …

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Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal carried an article by Liz Hoffman about Pfizer Inc.’s pending offer to buy AstraZeneca for nearly $100 Billion dollars. The essence of the article is found in the first paragraph: “Pfizer Inc.’s nearly $100 billion offer …

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Recent updates from the campaign of Dr. Monica Wehby 1. Newt Gingrich Endorses Dr. Monica Wehby ~ Dr. Monica Wehby for U.S. Senate Today, I am proud to announce my support for Dr. Monica Wehby on her campaign for U.S. … Continue reading &

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by Dan Lucas I have been somewhat horrified at the headlines about the budget problems in Polk County. Things have gotten so bad that Polk County now goes for 14 hours a day without sheriff’s patrol and the sheriff’s office … Continue

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By Taxpayer Association of Oregon The National Tax Foundation rates Oregon as the 16th highest tax state in the nation. Oregon’s high taxes matches with its big spending ways. U.S. Census Bureau data reveals that Oregon is the 17th biggest …

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By John A. Charles, Jr. Last year the S&P 500 Index had a total return on investment of 32%. That should have been good news for Oregon public schools, which receive twice-yearly checks from an endowment known as the Common … Continue

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by NW Spotlight Obama’s administration: “a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both.” Remember back in January 2009 when President Obama said in a memo to his administration “My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level …

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by NW Spotlight Oregon’s Republican primary race for U.S. Senate made the Wall Street Journal late yesterday. The article by Fred Barnes, with the subtitle “Republicans in Washington [D.C.] picked an ‘electable’ primary candidate. They may need to rethink what …

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by Sen. Doug Whitsett The national employment report for March was both encouraging and misleading. On the positive side, the rate of unemployment held steady at 6.7 percent. The report stated that nearly 200 thousand net new jobs had been … Cont

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