Category Archives: Oregon

Oregon Legislature Expands Use of Red Light Cameras for Prosecutions

A bill that has passed the Oregon legislature and sits upon the governor’s desk would allow the police to significantly expand their use of red light cameras. Oregon police are currently restricted to using the cameras for traffic offenses. That … Continue reading

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Oregon Bill to Make Cigarettes a Controlled Substance

An Oregon legislator has proposed a bill to make cigarettes a schedule III controlled substance. That means someone who lights up without a doctor’s prescription could get a year in jail, $6,250 fine or both. That smoking rates have gone … Continue reading

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“Nudity is Protected Speech in Oregon”

Back in April, John Brennan stripped in front of TSA officials at the Portland airport. Brennan claimed that his act was a form of protest against the TSA that is backed by the First Amendment and Oregon law. Guess what? … Continue reading

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Oregon May Put Marijuana Legalization on November Ballot

Oregon may follow Colorado in putting the legalization of marijuana on the November ballot. Several other states are also considering medical marijuana initiatives. Proponents of the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act have collected over 165,000 signatures. It takes 87,000 to put … Continue reading

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Oregon Lawmaker Boasts of Killing Federally Protected Sea Lions

Some are calling for an investigation into Oregon state Rep. Wayne Krieger’s remarks that he killed hundreds of federally protected sea lions. Krieger’s comments came during the debate on House Joint Memorial 17 which called for “the immediate removal by … Continue reading

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Oregon Congressman Seeks Medical Care for Erratic Behavior

What happens when a Congressman loses it? Apparently, the only thing the staffers can do is quit. According to reports from KATU, an Oregon, television station, Congressman David Wu has turned to professional help for repeated instances of bizarre behavior. … Continue reading

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Portland Police Pass Out Booklet About Sodomy To Schoolchildren

It’s great to teach kids about the law. However, Portland’s Police Bureau went a bit overboard when it included a section in a 24-page comic book on Measure 11. Measure 11 means that certain serious crimes committed by 15-year-olds and … Continue reading

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Oregon County Sets Wrong Election Date For Commissioner’s Race; Candidates Must Campaign Another 6 Months

How would you like to campaign for an election on May 18, and then find it has been moved to November? Two candidates in Clackamas County, Oregon, are facing that dilemma. County Commissioner Ann Lininger was appointed to a vacancy … Continue reading

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Oregon Teachers Fight For Their Junk Food

Oregon teachers are a step closer to getting their junk food back. The Oregon House passed a bill exempting teachers from the requirement that only healthy food be served in schools. Many teachers felt that while the law is good for … Continue reading

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Oregon Town Elects First Transgendered Mayor

Here is a first. I guess I thought it might have happened already, but an Oregon town has elected the country’s first transgender mayor. Stu Rasmussen was elected Silverton, Oregon’s mayor. Wait, Stu was the mayor in the early 1990′s. … Continue reading

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