Still no timeline to reopen Oregon Capitol to the public

May 18, 2021 By Chris Lehman, The Oregonian

Despite eased mask recommendations from the federal government and increasing vaccination rates, don’t expect the Oregon Capitol to reopen to the public anytime.

The building was closed last spring amid rising cases of COVID-19 and has remained closed through multiple special sessions as well as the entire 2021 legislative session to date. The public can still observe the legislative process, as all legislative meetings are live-streamed, and lawmakers take testimony using virtual platforms. More…

Coronavirus in Oregon — SALEM

‘This Is Not A Drill’: Activists Freak as SCOTUS Takes Case That Could Overturn Roe v. Wade

May 18, 2021 By Gabriel Hays, Newsbusters

The United States Supreme Court just announced that it will take up a Mississippi abortion case that could potentially affect the so-called right to abortion in the entire country and blue checks on Twitter are giving their doom and gloom responses. SCOTUS announced on May 17 that it would provide a ruling on a controversial abortion ban from the state of Mississippi and hear the case next fall. The Mississippi law – passed in 2018 but blocked by lower courts – banned all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. LifeSiteNews summed up the threat to Roe, writing that SCOTUS is now set to hear the case “which challenges the ‘viability’. More…


Another Fauci Lie About Masks and the COVID Vaccine Comes Back to Bite Him

May 18, 2021 By Matt Vespa, Townhall

Another Fauci Lie About Masks and the COVID Vaccine Comes Back to Bite Him

So, it was all theater. It was all for show. And yet we have another reason for why Dr. Anthony Fauci has to go. How long will we be subjected to the schizophrenic regime of this dude? We have talk from Democrats about Trump and the ‘big lie’ concerning the 2020 election. On COVID, it’s all about the ‘noble lie.’ It’s a mixture of fear and a ‘you can’t handle the truth’ mindset that has taken hold with these folks, possibly to hide the fact that they know nothing. Or worse, they know how to control the public. It’s probably a combination of both. More…

Group of Republicans Refuse to Wear Masks on House Floor

May 18, 2021 By Reagan McCarthy, TownhallGroup of Republicans Refuse to Wear Masks on House Floor

A group of House Republicans protested the chamber’s mask mandate on the floor on Tuesday afternoon. Speaker Pelosi has not yet updated guidance on mask-wearing on the House floor, despite the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that says that fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks. Not all House members have been vaccinated.

The lawmakers likened mask mandates to “oppression” and a “political tool” and refused to comply with the mandate, even in light of the $500 fine for violating the policy. More…

Veteran who was harassed by Antifa over flag says riots have become part of Portland’s landscape

May 16, 2021 By Talia Kaplan | Fox News

Gabriel Johnson, a retired Marine and the co-founder of the Coalition to Save Portland, explains the current ‘atmosphere’ in the city, stressing the importance of investing in public safety.

Gabriel Johnson, a retired Marine and the co-founder of the Coalition to Save Portland, explains the current “atmosphere” in the city on “Fox & Friends Weekend” and stressed the importance of investing in public safety.

The retired Marine Corps officer made the comments following a report that the police and the FBI are on the streets of Portland due to “imminent” efforts from outside groups to “engage and advance gun violence” this weekend, the Portland City Council reportedly announced, citing intelligence.  More…

Inflation fears grow for White House

May 16, 2021 By Sylvan Lane, The Hill

Rising prices are putting increasing pressure on President Biden and the Federal Reserve to prevent inflation from derailing the recovery from the coronavirus recession.

A surge of consumer demand unleashed by government stimulus, improving vaccinations and fewer pandemic restrictions is putting a strain on global supply chains. Manufacturers and other hard-hit industries are struggling to get back up and running after a year of lockdown measures, causing supply shortages and raising costs. More…

And over in Central Oregon, a couple commissioners get it right! Deschutes commissioners sign letter asking for fewer restrictions on restaurants

Letter asserts restaurant industry is being singled out unfairly…..
well they are!!
April 28, 2021 By Brenna Visser, The Bulletin
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Two out of three Deschutes County commissioners signed a letter asking Gov. Kate Brown to reconsider the restrictions that will again be placed on restaurants as more counties move into the extreme risk category.

The letter, which was written by the Association of Oregon Counties and the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association, was signed by about 80 county commissioners across the state, including Commission Chair Tony DeBone and Commissioner Patti Adair. More…