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Twin bombings in Afghanistan kill 25, including 9 reporters

The Associated Press

Two Islamic State suicide bombers struck in Afghanistan’s capital on Monday, killing 25 people, including nine journalists who had rushed to the scene of the first attack, in the deadliest assault on reporters since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

 

Missile strikes in Syria kill over a dozen, mostly Iranians

The Associated Press

There was no official confirmation of the death toll or what was the target. The Sunday night strikes sparked speculation on who carried it out, with most reports suspecting Israel was behind it.

 

South Korea president says Trump should get Nobel Peace Prize

The Oregonian/OregonLive

Moon told his aides about her note during a meeting Monday. Then he added: “President Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize. The only thing we need is peace.”

 

STATE GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

 

Oregon attorney general drafts ballot title for initiative to ban sales of assault weapons

The Oregonian/OregonLive

Initiative Petition 43 “criminalizes possession or transfer of ‘assault weapons’ (defined) or ‘large capacity magazines’ (defined), with exceptions,” according to the draft ballot title. The public now has until May 8 to comment on the draft.

 

Gov. Brown to sign immigrant tuition equity, driver’s license bills at May Day rally

Statesman Journal

May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day, has evolved from focusing on workers’ rights to include immigrant rights. Oregon’s rally, which joins hundreds of rallies throughout the country, drew roughly 1,500 supporters to the Oregon State Capitol last year.

 

Bar investigating lawyer who abandoned client in court

The Bend Bulletin

Upham served two decades as Washington County’s elected district attorney, retiring in 1999. Months later, he was arrested on suspicion of DUII and hit-and-run.

 

State starts listening process for Oregon Health Plan

The Bend Bulletin

“I think we’re in a good place for meeting what the state is wanting to do and I think we are a great model to be able to show how it can look,” Baney said.

Convention: Leif is Republicans’ top pick for House seat

The News Review

Leif’s name is already on the Republican May primary ballot, but Saturday’s vote was meant as a backup to ensure Republicans have a candidate in November.

 

Worker Seeks to Cut Ties with Union that Smeared Her Husband

The Washington Free Beacon

“It is wrong that Nearman has been forced by her state government to subsidize an organization that dragged her husband’s name through the mud,” Mix said in a statement. “Union bosses seize workers’ hard-earned money to support issues that violate the workers’ consciences, which is contrary to the heart of the First Amendment.”

 

ELECTIONS

 

Three lead pack to challenge Gov. Kate Brown

The Register-Guard

A few candidates have emerged as presumed front-runners in the race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. But the slate of hopefuls remains crowded. Republican voters participating in the May 15 primary election will have 10 names to choose from on the ballot.

 

Brown and Buehler on record fundraising path

The Bend Bulletin

With over six months remaining until the Nov. 6 general election, Brown and Buehler have altogether raised $8.6 million. The fundraising pace puts them on track to pass the record $17.7 million spent in the 2010 governor’s race.

 

Democrats strive to tighten their hold in several states

The Register-Guard

In Oregon, Democrats need just one more seat in the Senate and one in the House to reach a three-fifths supermajority in both chambers. That would give them a better shot at increasing corporate taxes in a state where corporations pay one of the lowest rates in the nation.

 

Diverse candidates dot the four contested House primaries in Salem area

Statesman Journal

Republican incumbents are facing challengers in two districts, while a pair of Democrats and a pair of Republicans compete for the opportunity to flip a seat in the November general election.

 

LOCAL NEWS

 

‘Major asset’ leaves HR School Board

Hood River News

Speaking as a parent, community member and board member, Vice Chair Chrissy Reitz thanked Johnson for his service, saying, “You had a hand in making our schools and our district better. “I’ve looked to you a lot for advice and I appreciate everything you’ve done for me over the years.”

 

NATIONAL NEWS

 

Wolf’s WHCA comedy skewered by journalists

Portland Business Journal

“Last night’s program was meant to offer a unifying message about our common commitment to a vigorous and free press while honoring civility, great reporting and scholarship winners, not to divide people. Wolf’s bit was “not in the spirit of the mission,” Talev added.

 

OPINION

 

Oregon needs experience, decisive leadership to improve: Editorial endorsements

Oregonian Editorial Board

Rep. Knute Buehler, an orthopedic surgeon, has twice convinced voters in Bend – where Democrats hold an 11 percentage-point edge — that he can represent their interests in Salem.

 

Hoyle for labor commissioner: Editorial endorsement

Oregonian Editorial Board

Hoyle’s silence on Sweet Cakes should cost her, except for the fact that Ogden doesn’t bring a compelling platform to endorse. Voters should go with Hoyle and press her to be the measured, nonpartisan leader that the bureau has lacked.

 

For governor: Brown, Buehler

The Register-Guard

None of these candidates has Buehler’s experience in elective office, record of achievement in public policy, statewide name familiarity, demonstrated fundraising ability or prospects of being able to attract voter support across party lines. If Republican voters want to end Democrats’ lock on the governor’s office before it hits the 40-year mark, Knute Buehler is their best hope.

 

Democrats’ landslide dream may be more than wishful thinking

Herald and News

I’ve been saying for a while that we are on track for a unified government after the 2020 election. Even if Democrats fall short in 2018 in Congress, a presidential win for the party in 2020 almost certainly would get them the rest of the way to majorities in both chambers.

 

Opinion: Business leaders need to address root causes of homelessness

Oregon Business

To make lasting progress and reduce the number of people pushed to the streets, we must commit—as business leaders and members of the larger community—to support upstream solutions that address the root causes of homelessness.

 

‘Single-price system’ could curb health costs

The Register-Guard

You can see where this is going. If higher American health spending reflects the growing market power of providers, then why not curb that power with some form of price controls? This is what most affluent societies do, notes Laugesen.

 

The new standard: Guilty until proven innocent?

Herald and News

Now, the question is: Can the accused prove the charges false? Increasingly, the president’s critics argue that the dossier is legitimate because it has not been proven untrue.

 

Letter: Vote out Democrats in Oregon

East Oregonian

Please, for the love of Oregon, share this with your neighbors, your friends and your family. Tell them you’re going to make a difference and you’re going to vote. We can save Oregon and we’re going to start by taking down Kate Brown.

 

Yanez: Don’t Move to Oregon for Politics

The Daily Emerald

Oregon has a lot of stubborn voters that won’t vote for anyone without a ‘D’ next to their name, so people believe that the state won’t be turning red anytime soon. Historically, Oregon has only been blue for between 40 and 50 years. It’s time to give someone else a chance.

 

Conservatism’s high calling is to humanize change

The Register-Guard

Finally, it is important for genuine conservatives to rise to this moment. The social contribution of conservatism is to accommodate inevitable change in a way that honors the best of the past. So diversity and inclusion — in the end, sources of strength — must be matched with individual responsibility, family commitment, patriotism and a concern for social order.

 

Editorial: What proponents of gun-sanctuary counties get right

The Bend Bulletin
Many gun owners are unfairly targeted by politically dominant urbanites, including Gov. Kate Brown.

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