Daily Clips

April 23, 2018 Daily Clips

 

Multiple People Are Hit by Van at Two Locations in Toronto, Police Say
The New York Times

TOP STORIES

 

Clinton: Free press is under ‘open assault’ in Trump era

The Associated Press

“We are living through an all-out war on truth, facts and reason,” Clinton said at the PEN America World Voices Festival, in Manhattan. “When leaders deny things we can see with our own eyes, like the size of a crowd at the inauguration, when they refuse to accept settled science when it comes to urgent challenges like climate change … it is the beginning of the end of freedom, and that is not hyperbole. It’s what authoritarian regimes through history have done.”

 

Supreme Court wrestles with administrative law judge case

The Associated Press

The question the justices are being asked to decide is whether the SEC’s administrative law judges are employees or instead “inferior officers” of the United States. The answer is important in determining who can appoint them.

 

ELECTIONS

 

Three candidates in the running for state labor commissioner

The Register-Guard

The state labor commissioner race is “the most important race that nobody has ever heard of,” in the opinion of candidate Val Hoyle of Eugene. Whether or not that’s true, a spirited campaign is unfolding between Hoyle, a former state legislator, and Lou Ogden, who has served as mayor of Tualatin for more than 20 years.

 

‘OPB Politics Now’: Oregon’s Republican Primary Election And The November Matchup

Oregon Public Broadcasting

On the latest episode of “OPB Politics Now,” OPB political reporters Lauren Dake, Jeff Mapes and Dirk VanderHart take a look at the Republican primary and what a November matchup between Buehler and Governor Kate Brown could look like.

 

Buehler: diverse experience, leadership key to campaign

Albany Democrat-Herald

Republican Knute Buehler believes he can unseat Democratic Gov. Kate Brown in November because “There’s no one else like me. I have a great diversity of experiences.”

 

GOP hopefuls running for chance at Gov. Brown

The Bend Bulletin

Ten Republicans are running to try and break the streak. Six qualified to be included in the voters’ pamphlet. The Bulletin asked that group to answer three questions to give voters a sample of their views.

 

Crowded Republican primary for Oregon governor tighter than expected

Statesman Journal

With ballots going out to voters within the week, long-presumed gubernatorial front-runner Rep. Knute Buehler has, at best, yet to create any meaningful distance between himself and other top candidates in the Republican gubernatorial primary.

 

Gov. Kate Brown maintains huge advantages over primary opponents

Statesman Journal

Jim Moore, director of the Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation at Pacific University in Forest Grove, said he gives Neville and Jones a “zero percent chance” of winning because of Brown’s experience and incumbent and financial advantages.

 

GOP forum: Governor candidates cordial, but pointed

Herald and News

About 90 people turned out to hear the candidates for the two-hour forum at the Shilo Inn grand ballroom. Topics ranged from 2nd Amendment protections to illegal aliens and sanctuary states, to Public Employee Retirement System PERS funding solutions to reducing Salem’s influence on rural Oregon and ousting incumbent Democrat Kate Brown.

 

Independent Party’s internal conflict highlighted in Oregon governor race

Statesman Journal

There is a central conflict within Oregon’s third major political party that the gubernatorial primary readily illustrates: How can Independents simultaneously work to build a distinct platform while remaining open as an option for individuals to more easily run for elected office in a landscape dominated by Republicans and Democrats.

 

Long-Term Care Group Endorses Candidates in Contested Primaries

The Lund Report

The Oregon Health Care Association has waded into the 2018 primary season, supporting Marty Wilde, one of two Democrats battling to replace outgoing Rep. Phil Barnhart of Eugene, the longest-serving Democrat in the Oregon House, according to a Lund Report review of the latest healthcare sector campaign contributions.

 

Ron Wyden to host Washington County town hall April 28

The Portland Tribune

“Open-to-all town halls play a big part in what I call the ‘Oregon Way,’ where any person can ask any question in a public meeting,” Wyden said in a news release. “Throwing open the doors of government for town halls to have these conversations is a must in our democracy, and I very much look forward to hearing from Oregonians.”

 

LOCAL

 

Libel suit filed against Curry County

The Curry Coastal Pilot

The Civil Liberties Defense Center has sent a notice to Curry County commissioners announcing their intent to sue for $100,000 on behalf of resident Catherine Wiley, who claims a former county employee libeled her.

 

ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT

 

Pyrosome population growing again off of Oregon coast

Corvallis Gazette-Times

Whatever caused these “pyrosome blooms” has so far stumped researchers, but “something happened,” said Weitkamp. “We’re all kind of scratching our heads trying to figure out what it was that happened.”

 

Oregon Fish and Wildlife commissioners back gillnetters

The Daily Astorian

Oregon and Washington state adopted a policy nearly six years ago to slowly phase gillnetters off the river’s main stem, but Oregon has second-guessed the wisdom of the decision.

 

Walden gains Energy Secretary commitment on BPA privatization

Hood River News

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River), chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, last week secured a commitment from Energy Secretary Rick Perry to not sell off assets of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) without Congressional authorization, Walden’s office said in a press statement. During a hearing at the Energy and Commerce Committee, Walden said the administration’s proposal would have a negative impact on Oregonians and consumers throughout the Pacific Northwest.

 

PUBLIC HEALTH

 

There’s A Cure For Hepatitis C, But Oregon Limits Access

Oregon Public Broadcasting

The new drugs cure more than 90 percent of hepatitis C infections, and they can stop the progression of liver disease. David said patients, particularly those with a history of drug use, have to jump through too many hoops to qualify for treatment.

 

Health Officials Want You To Prepare For Wildfire Smoke Now

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Wildfire smoke is made up of what’s called fine particulate matter. Those particles are much smaller than the diameter of a human hair, and when you breathe them in, the particles can affect your heart and lungs. HEPA air filtration systems can remove those particles from the air.

 

GUNS

 

Portland mayor says he’ll work on city ban of assault-style weapons

KATU

“I support a ban on assault-style weapons,” Wheeler said to the teens. “The majority of Americans support common sense gun legislation, but Congress has failed. You have lit a fire under the politics of this nation… you have made a difference.”

 

Group protests infringement of Second Amendment at Pendleton rally

East Oregonian

Seventy-five people turned out for a rally in Pendleton on Saturday morning to support their right to own and carry firearms. The group gathered at Til Taylor Park in a coordinated effort with other gun-rights rallies throughout Oregon.

 

Medford gun supporters prepare for ballot showdown

Mail Tribune

Speakers at a pro-gun rally Saturday outside Medford City Hall urged “respectful” opposition to a pair of statewide firearms initiatives and touted a possible Jackson County ballot measure to protect gun rights locally.

 

OPINION

 

Starting the serious work to turn Oregon around: Guest opinion

The Oregonian/OregonLive

In other words, the financial challenges are not primarily the result of a shortfall in funds, but rather they are driven by costs that are growing faster than tax receipts can keep up — even when the economy is at its healthiest.

 

Guest column: Vote Sam Carpenter to make Oregon great again

The Bend Bulletin

Carpenter has the makings of a superb relationship with the president, and he is the only one who has a specific plan to turn our state around. Elect Sam Carpenter and he will “Make Oregon Great Again.”

 

Editorial: Republicans should pick Walden

The Bend Bulletin Editorial Board

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, is clearly the best choice among Republicans running in the primary race for Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District. Vote for Walden in the Republican primary for Congress.

 

Editorial: Face climate change risks

The Register-Guard

State Treasurer Tobias Read announced on Friday that, as a major institutional investor, Oregon is going to be ramping up pressure at shareholder meetings when it comes to how companies are preparing for, or dealing with, climate change.

 

Editorial: Governor’s tax break is small potatoes

Corvallis Gazette-Times

Brown’s proposal won’t be enough to shield her from Republican attacks that she should have vetoed Senate Bill 1528; had she done so (and, to be fair, she did appear to be undecided on this for weeks), many more businesses would have received a tax break.

 

Op-ed: Voters need to send legislature another message against illegal immigration

East Oregonian

Ours is a government of, by and for the people. So send your elected representatives the message they need to hear. This spring, sign the IP 22 petition. And in November, vote to repeal the sanctuary law. By doing so, you’ll take another step to force our lawmakers to listen to us — and to stop enacting policies that encourage illegal immigration to our state.

 

George Will: Gorsuch strikes blow against administrative state

Mail Tribune

If he can persuade his fellow court conservatives to see why they were mistaken in disagreeing with him, and if he can persuade his liberal colleagues to follow the logic of their decision with which he concurred, the judiciary will begin restoring constitutional equilibrium.

 

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