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  1. Are Democrats dangerously delusional about background checks?Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    Gun owners at the Washington Arms Collectors show are watching a federal lawsuit against I-594, and the progress of a similar gun control measure in neighboring Oregon. A comment the other day by Oregon Rep. Dan Rayfield reported by the Albany Democrat Herald Thursday seems to sum up what many in the Second Amendment community have decided is a dangerously delusional attitude about a proposed "universal background check" bill now headed to the full House in Salem.


  2. Oregon needs toxic-free lawRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    With all due respect to guest columnist Eric Fruits and his concern for Oregon businesses, I beg to differ. As an Oregon business owner, manufacturer and mother, I can say with conviction that Senate Bill 478, the Toxic Free Kids Act, is a bill I support.


  3. Elizabeth Hovde: Parties should open primaries or pay the billRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    On Oregon Public Broadcasting Monday, Bill Currier, chair of the Oregon Republican Party, was absolutely right in saying, "The concept of a primary is to have a party, a group of like-minded folks, select their nominee for the general." Indeed.


  4. Judge Recommends $135,000 Fine for Oregon Bakers Who Discriminated Against Gay CoupleRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Towleroad

    Gresham, Oregon bakery owners Aaron and Melissa Klein may be facing a fine of $135,000 for turning downa lesbian couple's wedding cake request back in January 2013, The Oregonian reports : Rachel Bowman-Cryer should collect $75,000 and her wife, Laurel Bowman-Cryer, $60,000 from the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, an administrative law judge for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries said in a proposed order released Friday, April 24. [...] Anna Harmon, one of three attorneys representing the Kleins, said, "It's a shocking result and it shows the state's relentless campaign to punish Oregonians who live and work according to their faith."


  5. Pay for soldiers: this week in new Oregon lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    Welcome to our rundown -- updated weekly -- of the bills Gov. Kate Brown signed into law or let become law. We'll also keep tabs on which notable bills if any are sitting on or headed to the governor's desk.


  6. GoFundMe Page for Christian 'Sweet Cakes' Bakery Goes DarkRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Gateway Pundit

    The trials and tribulations for Sweet Cakes By Melissa continue. You may recall that this is the Oregon bakery that refused to bake a cake for a lesbian couple's wedding.


  7. Christian Bakery Ordered To Pay $135,000 To Lesbian CoupleRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Gateway Pundit

    The trials and tribulations for Sweet Cakes By Melissa continue. You may recall that this is the Oregon bakery that refused to bake a cake for a lesbian couple's wedding.


  8. Oregon U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall resigns amid internal review, cites health issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Oregonian

    Amanda Marshall, the U.S. Attorney for Oregon, gave notice Friday that she was resigning from office May 15 and acknowledged to her staff that health issues had affected her work. Marshall spent 3 A1 2 years at the top of the 115-employee office during a tenure highlighted by the return of Portland police to the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, the conviction of terrorist wannabomber Mohamed Mohamud , and a major increase in prosecutions of child sexual exploitation cases.


  9. Publisher's Notebook: Oregonians aren't all from CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The News-Review

    Headed north on I-5 almost three years ago - past the Welcome To Weed sign and the last remnants of my native state - I contemplated my chances of survival as a newcomer to Oregon. Besides, I'd already overstayed my welcome in the Sierra Foothills community where I ran a newspaper that was founded in 1864 to help Lincoln get re-elected.


  10. Help us get big money out of politicsRead the original story

    Yesterday | Bus Project

    The Bus Project has been circulating this letter in support of Senate Joint Resolution 5, which will help get big money out of politics by authorizing the citizens of the state of Oregon to vote on whether or not the state should be one of only six in the country without campaign finance reforms. The fine folks at Common Cause have been working hard to get this bill to a vote, and they could *totally* use your signature to help ensure legislators know that Oregonians want to limit the ability of big, out-of-state money to impact the politics of our plucky little state.


  11. Judge proposes Oregon bakery pay $135,000 to lesbian coupleRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KBCI CBS 2

    An administrative law judge proposed Friday that the owners of a suburban Portland bakery pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple who were refused service more than two years ago. The judge, Alan McCullough, ruled in January that Sweet Cakes by Melissa discriminated against Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer by refusing to bake them a wedding cake. 50 comments

  12. Oregon panel proposes $135K fine for bakers in gay-wedding cake disputeRead the original story

    Friday | Washington Times

    An Oregon commission proposed Friday levying a $135,000 fine against Aaron and Melissa Klein for refusing to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage ceremony based on their Christian beliefs. Aaron and Melissa Klein , who are struggling to make ends meet after closing Sweet Cakes by Melissa in September 2013, received the 110-page proposed order Friday from the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, which ruled against the couple in February.


  13. Eastern's Fuller named new Western Oregon presidentRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 23 | Cheney Free Press

    Dr. Rex Fuller, who was a finalist to become Eastern Washington University's new president a little less than a year ago, was named the 23rd president of Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Ore., April 16. Fuller, an economist and professor of public administration, has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at EWU since 2011.


  14. Judge sets $135,000 fine for Christian bakers in discrimination caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | World Magazine

    An Oregon judge today ordered former bakery owners Aaron and Melissa Klein to pay $135,000 in fines for declining to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian will decide whether to approve the order as-is or alter the penalty amount before making it final.


  15. Commenters strongly support high school-to-career programsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Oregonian

    Commenters who read Laura Frazier's report on high school career education strongly support Oregon's efforts to restore those programs after years of decline. Timbersallthetime: It's important for Oregonians to understand how these programs are directly related to the success of our local and regional economies and to issues like higher education reform.


  16. OR Sen. Ron Wyden Speaks Out on Failed Comcast MergerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | KBND-AM Bend

    Cable powerhouse Comcast withdrew its offer to merge with Time Warner Cable today, after the companies failed to receive federal regulatory approval. Senator Ron Wyden had actively opposed the deal.


  17. A Mother's Love in Action at 'Ground Zero': National...Read the original story

    Friday | Freshnews

    Frankie Milley founded Meningitis Angels when her teenage son Ryan died. Portland, Ore.


  18. Oregon's 2016 gubernatorial special election starts to take shapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Daily Kos

    John Kitzhaber's resignation only weeks after starting his fourth term set off a variety of cascading effects in Oregon's political scene, putting then-Secretary of State and fellow Democrat Kate Brown into the governor's chair but also setting in motion an unusual 2016 special election. Republicans have had miserable luck trying to win back the governor's mansion even in midterm years, and they've been locked out since Vic Atiyeh left office in 1987.


  19. ASHG announces 2015 winners of National DNA Day Essay ContestRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | EurekAlert!

    In commemoration of National DNA Day, the American Society of Human Genetics hosted its 10th Annual DNA Day Essay Contest to encourage high school students and teachers to learn about human genetics concepts beyond the standard curriculum. This year, ASHG awarded first place to David Yang, a junior at Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, N.J. Sagan Ghim, a sophomore at the Oregon Health and Sciences University high school program in Portland, Ore., won second place in the contest.


  20. FRC's Perkins: $ 135,000 in Fines Ordered Against Oregon Bakers Are a Threat to Everyone's FreedomRead the original story

    Thursday | Family Research Council

    Family Research Council President Tony Perkins made the following statement after an Oregon administrative judge today issued an order demanding that Aaron and Melissa Klein, former owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, pay fines to the State of Oregon totaling $ 135,000 because they declined baking a cake for a same-sex wedding in January 2013 based upon their religious beliefs: "What happened today is an egregious assault on the freedom Americans have to peaceably live their lives according to their beliefs.