Fairness should be guide to energy tax reform

by NW Spotlight As the United States came out of its recent recession, 40 percent of the new jobs created between 2007 and 2012 were energy jobs. This one industry sustains our economy more than any other. This makes Wednesday’s … Continue reading

Posted by at 12:52 | Posted in Energy, Taxes, U.S. Senate | 14 Comments

The very real danger of political correctness

by Dan Lucas England has recently been rocked by a child sexual exploitation scandal. A report released late last month revealed the horrific sexual exploitation of 1,400 children, some as young as 11, over a 16-year period. The report was … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing | 3 Comments

Seismic retrofit priority: Capitol or at-risk schools?

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Legislators are charged with making decisions on behalf of the public. This often involves setting priorities in terms of what best serves the needs of Oregon taxpayers. Many of the decisions we have to make on … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:28 | Posted in Oregon Government, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 5 Comments

Completing the metropolitan ring road is a priority

by Ron Swaren Please note I am not referring to a copy of I-205 placed on Portland’s west side or any Westside Bypass Freeway.  However, when the Columbia River Crossing task force eliminated competitive proposals the central reasoning seemed to … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Portland, Transportation | 15 Comments

So-called conservation groups hurting Oregon forests and jobs

by Bill J. Kluting, concerned Oregonian So-called conservation groups like Oregon Wild, Cascadia Wildlands, Center for Biological Diversity and other groups are following an agenda. You have to give them “credit” for what they have accomplished in the past and … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Employment, Jobs, Timber | Leave a comment

Time is now to stop bleeding at Cover Oregon

Oregon Senate Republicans Cover Oregon has become a poster child for the failed leadership of the current Democrat regime in Oregon Salem, OR – Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) called this past weekend for Democrats to join with … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:40 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Oregon Senate | 3 Comments

Sports, violence, racism and double standards

by Joshua O’Shaughnessy Yesterday, when I opened my Facebook feed it seemed to be inundated with posts regarding the Ray Rice situation. As I re-watched the video I started to ask several questions. After much deliberation, I decided to share them, publicly, on … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Uncategorized | 23 Comments

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