Where do Americans get their news?

by Dan Lucas I recently wrote an opinion piece for the Salem Statesman Journal and Oregon Catalyst on why people don’t trust the media. Over the weekend, a Statesman Journal reader wrote a letter in response to my opinion piece. … Continue reading

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No wonder people don’t trust the media

by Dan Lucas A Gallup poll from September revealed that public trust in the media is at an all-time low. Some recent national developments shed some light on why that might be. The first of those developments is a new … Continue reading

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Innocent until proven guilty, unless you’re a police officer

by Dan Lucas It’s been a very difficult month for the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri. There have been riots, looting, protests and heightened racial tensions in the wake of a police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. One thing … Continue reading

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Decrypting PERS employer contribution rates

by Dan Lucas There has been some good news from Oregon PERS recently. A week ago actuaries let the PERS board know that the PERS unfunded liability had dropped from $16.3 billion in 2011 to $8.5 billion in 2013.  The … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:21 | Posted in Media, PERS, Public Employees Retirement System | 19 Comments

The Oregonian newspaper moves on Monday

by NW Spotlight The Oregonian newspaper reported this week that it will be moving on Monday into its new office space in the Crown Plaza building at 1500 S.W. First Ave in Portland – two floors of office space “designed … Continue reading

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Even PolitiFact acknowledges Nancy Pelosi is a liar

by NW Spotlight House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) spoke at her weekly press conference about the recent Supreme Court decision on Hobby Lobby. In her press conference, Pelosi lied about the Supreme Court decision and made sexist comments about … Continue reading

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PBS challenge for conservatives: submit content

by Chris Brass Public Broadcasting has a reputation of being a liberal station, but the truth is that I don’t see it completely that way. I would admit that it leans in that direction, even in the case of the … Continue reading

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