Category Archives: Willamette Week

You Can Camp With Goats While Watching The Eclipse And Fighting Corporate Expansion

-A McMinnville Farmer Is Raising Money With Farm Animals For A Legal Battle In November.- There are lots of different events around the state in preparation for Monday’s solar eclipse. Special deals on camping sites and entire music festivals are gonna roll into town just to watch the moon completely block the sun. Source: You Can […]
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Oregon Was Once Ku-Ku For The Klan

-The KKK Was Once 35,000 Strong And Picked Our Governor.- We call KKK many things. “Disgusting” comes to mind. Maybe “deplorable.” One adjective the woke city of Portland can’t use is “foreign.” The state of Oregon’s gotten a lot of flack for its racist history. And that is deserved. Source: Oregon Was Once Ku-Ku For […]
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Conservation Groups Ask Gov. Kate Brown to Stop State-Sanctioned Wolf Killing

A group of 18 conservation organizations, led by Oregon Wild, wrote to Gov. Kate Brown today, urging her to get involved in a dispute over the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s wolf policy. The conservation groups are unhappy about ODFW, which reports to Brown, having killed two wolves this month in what’s called the […]
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Gov. Kate Brown Rescinds Announced Veto of Capitol Highway Project

Lawmakers, Portland City Council and Congressman Earl Blumenauer pushed back hard in support of Portland street project. Gov. Kate Brown today abandoned two controversial vetoes she announced last week. The proposed veto that got the most attention was the governor’s line item rejection of a proposed $2.05 million expenditure on safety improvements on Capitol Highway in Southwest […]
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Oregon Supreme Court Finds Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Violated Veteran’s Rights

State’s top court upholds earlier Labor Commissioner’s ruling that MCSO violated veterans’ preference law. The Oregon Supreme Court today upheld earlier decisions by the Oregon Court of Appeals and the Bureau of Labor and Industries that the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office violated the state’s veterans’ preference law. Source: Oregon Supreme Court Finds Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Violated […]
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U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer Urges Gov. Kate Brown Not to Veto Capitol Highway Project

The $2 million fix has been on city drawing board since Blumenauer served on City Council in the 1990s. Gov. Kate Brown is getting some high-level pressure on her proposed line-item veto of a $2 million appropriation for a project on Capitol Highway in Southwest Portland. Source: U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer Urges Gov. Kate Brown […]
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Report: Oregon’s $5.3 Billion Transportation Package Ignores Safety

One of the biggest accomplishments of the recent legislative session was the passage of a $5.3 billion transportation funding package, which Gov. Kate Brown and other proponents say will address the state’s long-neglected roads and bridges and begin to address traffic congestion. Source: Report: Oregon’s $5.3 Billion Transportation Package Ignores Safety – Willamette Week

Oregon Supreme Court Finds Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Violated Veteran’s Rights

State’s top court upholds earlier Labor Commissioner’s ruling that MCSO violated veterans’ preference law. The Oregon Supreme Court today upheld earlier decisions by the Oregon Court of Appeals and the Bureau of Labor and Industries that the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office violated the state’s veterans’ preference law. Source: Oregon Supreme Court Finds Multnomah County Sheriff’s […]
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Marion County Judge Rules That Oregon Department of Energy Improperly Collected Tax

Ruling could return millions of dollars to nine public utilities. A Marion County Circuit Court judge on Wednesday potentially blew a hole in the budget of the embattled Oregon Department of Energy. Judge Tracy Prall ruled that the agency improperly collected millions of dollars from a group of nine public utilities and said ODOE must […]
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Marion County Judge Rules That Oregon Department of Energy Improperly Collected Tax

A Marion County Circuit Court judge on Wednesday potentially blew a hole in the budget of the embattled Oregon Department of Energy. Source: Marion County Judge Rules That Oregon Department of Energy Improperly Collected Tax – Willamette Week