Executive Club speaker: Dennis Richardson

dennis chamber Executive Club speaker: Dennis RichardsonKeynote : State Representative Dennis Richardson
Oregon Executive Club
Wed. July 2nd, 7:00pm

Portland Airport Shilo Inn – 11707 Northeast Airport Way
Bring a friend! ~~ $20 buffet option ~~ no host bar

Republican Governor candidate Rep. Dennis Richardson is trending strong since the latest poll shows he is within 4% of defeating Kitzhaber.

Next meeting after this: August 6th, 2014

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Monica Wehby to host veterans roundtable

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Dr. Monica Wehby for U.S. Senate

Will discuss solutions for the problems facing the VA

Portland - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Monica Wehby will appear in Oregon City on Wednesday to share ideas for how the VA can better take care of our country’s veterans.

Wehby has firsthand experience as an intern, junior resident and chief resident at the VA during her residency and training to become a neurosurgeon. During this time she developed an intricate knowledge of the operations of the VA, which inform her proposed solutions on how to get better care for our country’s veterans. Continue reading

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Gov. Kitzhaber is responsible for Cover Oregon failure

Dan Lucas July 2012 BW Gov. Kitzhaber is responsible for Cover Oregon failure

by Dan Lucas

Cover Oregon, Oregon’s attempt at a health insurance exchange, has been a disaster. It didn’t start out that way — it started full of promise and high expectations. Back in 2011 Gov. Kitzhaber spoke of the support from the Obama administration for Oregon to become a pioneer in healthcare reform, “We have great support with this administration, and deep support within [the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services]. Their inclination right now would be to give us whatever flexibility we need.”

Gov. Kitzhaber also spoke in 2011 on the importance of Oregon developing its own health insurance exchange rather than using the federal exchange, “A local Exchange accountable to Oregonians — not the federal government – offers choice competition, value, and transparency,” and “A local Exchange established by and accountable to Oregonians and not the federal government is vital to bringing quality, affordable health care to more than 350,000 Oregonians.” Continue reading

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Portland Should Be Fair to Taxis by Setting Them Free

CascadeNewLogo e1342826659899 Portland Should Be Fair to Taxis by Setting Them FreeBy Everet Rummel

This issue affects almost all city-dwellers, and cities around the world are taking action. Some view it as their own livelihoods being at stake. It has even sparkedmass protests in Europe. The issue? Whether or not cities should allow Uber, and other GPS-based ridesharing services, to operate within their jurisdictions.

Ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft connect commuters with certified drivers willing to offer rides for a fare. The idea sounds innocent enough, but Portland and other cities strictly limit the number of taxis and for-profit drivers who are allowed to operate, how small each cab company can be, and how much or little they can charge. Continue reading

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Vote on your favorite Supreme Court decision!

vote.serendipityThumb Vote on your favorite Supreme Court decision!The United States Supreme Court made giant far-reaching decisions this month.  Please vote on the decision that you feel was the most important.

PLEASE VOTE on RIGHT HAND MARGIN of this website then comment below in this article.

Here are the 7 most talked about cases… Continue reading

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Oregon Dept of Forestry: Huge improvements protecting private forest lands

Sen Doug Whitsett Oregon Dept of Forestry: Huge improvements protecting private forest lands

by Sen. Doug Whitsett

The Oregon Department of Forestry did an exceptional job of stopping the Bryant Fire in West Langell Valley last week. The wildfire consumed about 1,350 acres of privately owned timber and brush-covered land. The fire is now contained, completely lined, and is well on its way to being fully controlled.

The wildfire had the potential to be much worse than it was because it burned on very steep terrain, under extremely dry and windy conditions. In fact, there are virtually no natural barriers that would have impeded the spread of the fire for nearly forty miles, between its locations southeast of Bonanza and the west end of Stukel Mountain. Continue reading

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Oregon Sec of State confirms House GOP write-in nominations

 Oregon Sec of State confirms House GOP write in nominations

Oregon House Republicans

SALEM, OR – The Oregon Secretary of State’s Office confirmed Thursday that six House Republican candidates have qualified for their party’s nomination for the November general election by winning write-in campaigns in their districts.  

The six candidates, who represent various regions from across the state, rallied grassroots support during the spring to successfully earn enough write-in votes to qualify for the general election. Their names will appear on the November ballot as the Republican nominees.

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