Dorchester makes big move to the Capital

By NW Spotlight, Oregon’s longest standing independent political conference called Dorchester, an amazing 53 year tradition, is moving from Seaside Oregon to the town at the heart of Oregon politics — Salem.   The Conference is happening at the Salem Convention … Continue reading

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Doug Whitsett: Public Employee Compensation — The Problem that Will Not Go Away

By Doug Whitsett  Note from the author: Oregon’s state government budgets have been in disarray for nearly two decades. Many of the causes seemed evident to me following my first legislative session. The following opinion was part of my 2005 … Continue reading

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Today is a Day to Dwell on First Principles

By Eric Shierman  The inauguration of Donald Trump should spur contemplation not celebration among Conservatives. What are the first principles upon which your worldview is built? Do you have a coherent vision of the state’s legitimate role in society? What … Continue reading

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‘You be the Trump’ Challenge

By NW Spotlight, Take the “You Be the Trump” challenge by telling us what YOU would do in the first week of the Presidential inauguration.

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Fortress Oregon’s Resistance To Trump

By Jacob Vandever  With the Democratic Party being at a low point in their influence on the national stage, Oregon is in a unique position as one of the few states where Democrats still have a firm grip on the … Continue reading

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Huckabee, All-Stars to join Oregon Freedom Rally!

By Oregon Liberty Allaince, 4th Annual Oregon Freedom Rally sponsored by the Oregon Liberty Alliance. Rally to support fiscal responsibility, life, family values, public safety and religious liberty. Join us and support Freedom at the 2017 Freedom Rally on February … Continue reading

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Remarks on Signing the Bill Making the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., a National Holiday

By Reagan Knopp Note from the Editor: On November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed legislation creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This is the text of the speech President Reagan gave at that bill signing. Mrs. King, members of the … Continue reading

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Why Couldn’t Metro Answer John Ludlow’s Question?

By Eric Shierman  Just over two years ago Jason Tell, then a regional manager for the Oregon Department of Transportation, warned the SW Corridor Light Rail Project Steering Committee that their work could turn out to be as costly as the … Continue reading

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Gov. Kate Brown Scandal Bingo Game!

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon – Please email, Facebook, Tweet & share this post. – Below is a list of the many resignations over a short period of time due to either scandals or questionable timings.

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A Tale of Two Kates

By Jacob Vandever  This past week Kate Brown was inaugurated as Governor of the State of Oregon. The Governor’s speech which followed her swearing in, if acted upon, could signal some moves in the right direction. By focusing a major … Continue reading

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Clatsop County: Flushing away $12 million tax dollars?

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon It has recently come to our attention that Clatsop County commissioners are preparing to flush $12 million taxpayer dollars down the toilet. In 2016, Linn County initiated a class-action lawsuit against the State of Oregon … Continue reading

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NW News Network: Washington State Senate Chambers Get Braille Upgrade For Lt. Governor-Elect

By Reagan Knopp Jeanie Lindsay for NW News Network: Lt. Gov.-elect Cyrus Habib is among five statewide elected officials set to take office in Washington next week. He also happens to be blind. On Thursday, Habib tested out a newly-installed … Continue reading

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Secretary Richardson to Welcome Immigrants into Citizenship at Naturalization Ceremony in Portland

By NW Spotlight  PORTLAND, OR. — At his first public appearance since his Oath of Office, Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson will officially welcome newly naturalized citizens and congratulate them on becoming Americans. The ceremony takes place on Friday, … Continue reading

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