Low-Income Scholarship Recipients “Highly Successful” in High School and Beyond

By Kathryn HickokCascadeNewLogo

The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice just released an exploratory study examining the graduates of the Children’s Scholarship Fund Baltimore. CSF Baltimore is a privately funded scholarship program helping low-income children in the Baltimore area to attend the tuition-based elementary schools of their parents’ or guardians’ choice. CSF Baltimore is a partner program of the New York-based Children’s Scholarship Fund. Continue reading

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Grand Jury bill could harm victims

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Bipartisan legislation proposed by Rep. Jennifer Williamson (D-Portland) would require that all grand jury proceedings be recorded and made available to defense attorneys. Individuals indicted would be able to receive copies of the recordings prior to a trial.

The Oregonian recently published an editorial in favor of SB 365, calling it an “important step toward transparency” for Oregon’s justice system.

Others appear less than the sold on the measure. Oregon prosecutor Josh Marquis, who responded with an opinion editorial in The Oregonian, writes that SB 365 is a “solution in search of a problem.” Continue reading

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Western Liberty Network – Leadership conference 5/16

Western Liberty Network
May 15th, wlnspkrsValley River Inn, Eugene

Featured speakers include Oregon senator Kim Thatcher, professional political consultant Rebecca Tweed, author and Oregon senate legislative aide Scott Jorgensen, and prominent youth activist and Portland State University graduate, Julia Rabadi. Event details here.

OVERVIEW. WLN’s third annual “PASSING THE TORCH!” Leadership Conference and Expo will take place on Saturday, May 16th, at the Valley River Inn in Eugene, Oregon. The conference will feature 15 classes organized along three tracks, described below. Interactive panel discussions will be held during breakfast, lunch, and after the breakout sessions. Continue reading

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Greenspeak strategy: How the West will be lost?

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by T.W. Scott

For more than 50 years, there has been a growing campaign against the beneficial use of natural resources. The campaigners have several names: preservationists, conservationists, radical environmentalists, and greens. I will use “greens,” since it is rather inclusive and short. Years ago, it may have started as a movement to preserve some outstanding scenic or historic locations as parks, however it has expanded into a much more general opposition. The targets have been timber and mining, and more lately, hydro and even agriculture. Continue reading

Posted by at 07:05 | Posted in Environment, Natural Resources, Timber | 4 Comments

Punishment of rural Oregon continues by Portland elites

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Severe consequences of biofuels for people in colder rural areas – including school children who are left standing outside in freezing temperatures waiting for buses with plugged fuel filters

by Sen. Doug Whitsett

Much has been made over the years regarding Oregon’s urban-rural divide, and for good reason.

Nearly 75 percent of the state’s population lives in the Willamette Valley. The people there are often unaware of the struggles facing residents in the state’s more sparsely populated areas. The elected officials in the Portland metropolitan region dominate Oregon politically and sometimes create public policies that can adversely affect people in the more rural areas. They tend to think in terms of city blocks travelled, whereas we think in terms of hours travelled. Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Green Energy, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate | 21 Comments

Charge parents’ insurance for daughters’ abortions without their consent or knowledge?

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Oregon Right to Life

Salem, OR – HB 2758, the final bill of the 2015 legislative session that would expand abortion in Oregon, passed out of the House Health Committee on Monday, April 20. It is up for a vote next week. HB 2758 would permit abortionists to charge parents’ insurance policies for their daughters’ abortions without their consent or knowledge.

Gayle Atteberry, Oregon Right to Life’s executive director, said: “It’s not enough for Oregon’s abortion industry that a girl can get an abortion without her parents’ knowledge or consent. Now they want her parents to pay for her secret abortion!” Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Abortion, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House | 8 Comments

The Antics of a Postal Union Worker

Right From the Start

Right From the Start

Last week, a moron flew his gyrocopter onto the White House grounds without incident. He penetrated the heavily fortified defenses of the White House with ease and without triggering an armed response. The pilot, Doug Hughes, was arrested and subsequently released on his “own recognizance” – which means without being required to post bail. He is under modified house arrest meaning that he has to wear an ankle bracelet that records his movements.

Despite the enormity of his actions, Mr. Hughes is in no danger of being jailed now or in the future for two simple reasons:

  1. His actions are in furtherance of the far left’s political agenda and that far left currently controls the presidency and the Justice Department (Attorney General Eric Holder) who will determine what charges, if any, Mr. Hughes faces.
  2. Mr. Hughes is a member of the public employees unions that provide an unlimited amount of campaign cash and services to the Democrat Party.

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Posted by at 06:52 | Posted in Free Speech, Government corruption, Leadership, McCain, Public Employee Unions | 19 Comments

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