The Brown shooting has turned the City of Ferguson into an unfolding crisis and a national debate over how the City & local law enforcement handle a volatile situation. Commentators point to three controversial decisions that may have added to the turmoil (1) Police withheld name of officer (2) City curfew & ban on night protests and (3) Police too militarized (as in wielding machine guns, law enforcement in military attire) for the situation.
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Alliance for Northwest Jobs & Exports
Portland, OR – Today, the Oregon Department of State Lands announced the denial of a removal-fill permit, required to build a dock facility serving the Morrow Pacific Terminal. The permit decision follows a lengthy comment period, in which many area businesses expressed concern over the state’s extraordinary scrutiny of a widely used, administrative permit important to many waterway businesses. Continue reading
A public opinion poll released this week reveals that 84% of Oregonians agree that employees should have the right to decide, without force or penalty, whether to join or leave a labor union.
The poll of 500 Oregon adults was conducted for National Employee Freedom Week, a grassroots campaign of 77 organizations in 44 states dedicated to helping union employees learn about their right to leave their unions. Continue reading
Oregon House Republicans
Jodi Bailey Chosen As One Of 14 “Right Women, Right Now” Candidates To Watch In 2014
House District 51 Candidate And Happy Valley Resident Highlighted By Republican State Leadership Committee
SALEM, OR – In an election year with 558 new female candidates running as Republicans for state-level races across the nation, the Republican State Leadership Committee’s “Right Women, Right Now” initiative announced House District 51 Candidate Jodi Bailey as one of the “14 in ’14″ races to watch this election cycle. Continue reading
by Sen. Doug Whitsett
It is becoming more abundantly clear, with each passing year, that state and federal governments are attempting to establish control of all of the land by controlling the use of the water.
The Oregon Water Resources Department is proposing new administrative rules for the use of water during Governor declared droughts in Klamath County. The rules propose to create a preference for the use of surface and ground water for stock and human consumption, regardless of the date of priority of the water right.
Human consumption purposes include drinking, cooking, and sanitation, which are essential to maintaining basic human health. Stock watering includes the use of water for consumption by animals held in captivity, a necessity for animal welfare. Continue reading
by Dave Berg
Management Policies Explain Cover Oregon’s Problem
“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. –Will Rogers”
There is a story about Cover Oregon that just isn’t making the news. It provides insight into the core problems and business practices of the exchange we call Cover Oregon. In April I testified before their board of directors to notify them of the frustration in getting paid. It was an enlightening experience and the board took action which lead to key executives leaving the organization. Continue reading