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|Ron Wyden says TPP deal is almost done. Call him. Now!
In a long article, Village internet outlet Politico sets the context: Senior lawmakers appeared to be close to ...
|OR-Sen: CREDO Action Now Going After Ron Wyden (D) On The TPP
Received this e-mail today from CREDO Action: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive trade deal being ...
|OR-Sen: Labor Putting The Pressure On Ron Wyden (D) Over TPP
Good: http://nwlaborpress.org/2015/03/labor-ramps-fight-free-trade-deal/ Union leaders and rank-and-file ...
|OR-Sen: Working Families Party Threatens Contest Against Ron Wyden (D) Over TPP
Shit just got real: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/04/working-families-party-oregon_n_6795632.html?utm_hp_ref=...
|OR-Sen: DFA Wants You To Call Wyden's (D) Office & Tell Him Not To Sell Us Out On The TPP
Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America: Earlier this week, we learned that ...
|Oregon voter turnout was 69.5 percent, and Democrats won BIG
Oregon has mail-in voting, no serious efforts at voter disenfranchisement, and an engaged populace. Here's the big one : Out of the 2.2 million registered voters in Oregon, 69.5 ...
|1/30/15 Koscadia Meet Up Photos
Clockwise from front, War4Sale (back ...
Hi folks, I am writing this at Dulles Airport, and I've just come from Cedwyn's parents house, which is where she's staying. Her parents are wonderful and they are giving her the best possible care ...
|Koscadia 1/31 meet up
WHEN: Saturday, 1/31, 1pm WHERE: Siri Thai , 5234 SE Powell Blvd., Portland, OR 97206 WHO: We hope you! Please let me know in the comments if you can come -- or send me a Kos Mail. Attending 1.
|She gives off light, joy, and makes magic happen. But Cedwyn is hurting. She needs you
On the first day of this new year, Sara R posted a diary informing us of some rotten, horrible, news. Our Cedwyn was very ill and the outlook was not looking promising. It still isn't. And I just ...
|Community Quilt for Cedwyn
PerfectStormer's quilt I have some very sad news. Our friend, Cedwyn, has an illness with a poor prognosis. She's been through a couple rounds of treatment and is now resting with family. ...
|Koscadia Meet Up, Dec. 28, with special guests navajo and Ojibwa
Potluck! We are meeting betwixt holidays at my ...
|OR, IA & CO-Sen: Still Time To Make Calls To Help GOTV For Merkley (D), Braley (D) & Udall (D)||poopdogcomedy||11/04/2014||5||10||-||-|
|OR-Sen: Jeff Merkley (D) Becomes The First U.S. Senator To Back Full Marijuana Legalization
Not surprised it's him but kudos: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/jeff-merkley-legalize-pot-...
|Open Carry Advocate Gets Robbed at Gunpoint - Robber Takes Gun
The only thing keeping this story from being a total gun-fail situation is the fact that man who was robbed is still alive. But the irony still makes it a failure nevertheless. A Gresham, Oregon ...
|Things still looking good for Marijuana legalization in Oregon. Latest endorser: The New York Times
The endorsements just keep coming for Measure 91. When I last wrote a diary about our campaign in early September, I was able to report that we had won the support of the state's largest newspaper, ...
|Wehby (R-Rove) AGAIN Plagiarizes Health Care Plan
Monica Wehby is the fast-sinking Republican Senate candidate from Oregon whom BuzzFeed caught last month plagiarizing her Health Plan from a Karl Rove mailer. Well, she scrubbed that plan from her ...
|Chick-fil-A makes another attempt to launch its first Oregon franchise
Chick-fil-A President and CEO Dan ...
|Koscadia Meet Ups, October 8 and 12
Vice President Biden and Senator Merkley are going to be in Portland, OR for a free event, Wednesday, October 8 at 1pm, details and sign up here . Shall we make it a meet up? Also! On Sunday, ...
|Koscadia Meetup, 9/28/14, pictures and recap
From left to right: J Orygun, also ...
|Koscadia Meet Up, Sunday, Sept. 28
We will be meeting ...
|Oregon's Republican physician Senate candidate plagiarized Rove's healthcare plan
She might be a doctor, but that doesn't mean she has any ideas about health care. You would think a high-profile physician—a brain surgeon, no less—and high-profile Senate candidate would have ...
|Monica Wehby thinks she can win in Oregon, if you ignore the polls and the plagiarism
Republican Monica Wehby Republicans initially held out some hope that physician Monica Wehby could give Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley a real race. There were just two problems: Oregon is a blue ...
|After family of four drowns in Oregon lake, man gets $5,000 fine for posting warning signs
Henry Hagg Lake in Oregon is a beautiful recreational area just 25 miles southwest of Portland. It also has a tragic history of drownings. Just last month, a family of four, spanning three ...
|Oregon Political Geography: Putting some things together
Since my hard drive crashed and I'm still in the early stages of rebuilding my data, I decided it was time to take a look at some demographics and other data and to see if we can understand the ...
|Does Monica Wehby really support abortion rights and marriage equality? Judge for yourself||Jon Perr||09/09/2014||6||11||1||-|
|Fight to Legalize Marijuana in OR Heats Up as Opposition Faces Criticism for Misusing Public Funds
Both ABC News and The Oregonian are reporting that Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR-D wing of D) is calling for a federal investigation into whether taxpayer dollars are being improperly spent on marijuana ...
|OR Democratic Party Endorses Ballot Measure to Legalize Marijuana
This will be a short diary, but it is some really good news, which I'm sure people on this site are in need of. It's great when you can actually point to something specific and say "that's why I'm a ...
|Community Quilt for my sister, Ann
newpioneer's quilt, with lots of fireflies This is an unusual quilt diary because it is for one of us, the community quilters. We won't be making this quilt -- instead, Pam from Calif has kindly ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing, Aug. 15, 2014: Stamp Stampede!
The Citizens United decision allowed a flood of corporate ...
|Oregon Voter Registration Trends
I wrote a post a while back covering this and thought I would write a new one about how voter registration has changed among Oregon's counties in recent history. Below I cover the changes since 2001 ...
|WV & OR-Sen: Meet The Two Female GOP Candidates Who Really Don't Support Equal Pay
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R. WV) This is a ...
|OR-Sen: George Will & The Koch Brothers Just Can't Get Enough Of Monica Wehby (R)
So for whatever reason, the Koch Brothers are spending money in an effort to unseat Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR): http://www.oregonlive.com/mapes/index.ssf/2014/08/koch_brothers_begin_oregon_ad....
|Koscadia Meet Up, Sunday, August 24 - Stamp Stampede!
A Koscadia meet up at a food truck pod You are cordially invited to come to a meet up on Sunday, August 24, at 12:30pm. The venue is à la carts Food Pavilion on SE 50th, just below Division, in ...
A time lapse of the three year construction This is the first major bridge built in the United Stated that has no capacity for private vehicular traffic. Transit, bikes, and walking only. So of ...
|Horace Boothroyd III||07/29/2014||23||29||-||-|
|OR Right to Know Petition
The Oregon Right to Know campaign is preparing for the huge onslaught of out-of-state money from giant Biotech corporations in opposition to GMO labeling Ballot Measure 92. As a grassroots ...
|My Niece is Missing in the Pacific Northwest||Arthur Ruger||07/28/2014||86||595||4||-|
|OR-Gov: John Kitzhaber (D), "Recreational Marijuana Legalization Is Inevitable In Oregon"
If you live in Oregon, you certainly have some very good reasons to go vote this year. Like this one: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/22/oregon-marijuana-legalization_n_5610770....
|Michigan Science Center after party
I was on the first bus because I didn't expect to be out late. I think I got in at one a.m. though despite my efforts. The Michigan Science Center is yours to discover…from our five theaters – ...
|Horace Boothroyd III||07/22/2014||7||21||-||-|
|OR-Sen: Jeff Merkley (D) Fights Back To Stop The Hobby Lobby Filibuster
Received this e-mail today from Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR): ...
|June 29 Portland, OR Meet Up - Change of Venue
Creston Park We're getting a few more people for Sunday's meet up than our little house can handle -- so I've reserved a picnic area in Creston Park , instead. The park is just south of ...
|OHSU Arming it's Police..WTF
Greg Moawad, the Director of the Oregon Health & Science University Police, and former Prosecutor has led the drive to arm his Police Officers. Far not, they will get an additional 130-hour ...
|OR & CO-Sen: Sen. Patty Murray (D. WA) Helps Merkley (D) & Udall (D) Get Ready To Defeat The Kochs
Received this e-mail today from Senator Patty Murray (D. WA) in support of her colleague, Senators Mark Udall (D. CO) and Jeff Merkley's (D. OR) re-election campaigns:
|Jeff Merkley gets free shot at Independent nomination after Monica Wehby fails to qualify
Just passing on the good news. by Jeff Mapes / oregonian.com June 23, 2014 Sen. Jeff Merkley got a free path Monday to the cross-nomination of the Independent Party of Oregon after Republican ...
|Please Help Us Win $25,000 from Wells Fargo
The Portland City Council has been under fire of late for some of the actions that it has taken or proposed to take. The last big mistake the Council made was proposing a “street fee” to fix ...
|OR-Sen: Jeff Merkley (D) Praises Obama's Executive Order On ENDA
Some very joyous news for a Monday: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/16/obama-enda_n_5499377....
|Oregon Republican Wehby's week gets weirder and weirder
Maybe she should keep her day job. The Monica Wehby campaign is having a weird week. The Oregon Republican candidate for Senate first had her own belated and ...
|Oregon school shooter was carrying AR-15. School is in county where GOP routinely raffles AR-15s.
Connect these dots. TPM: Oregon police identified the shooter in a shooting incident at Reynolds High School in Portland, Oregon. Troutdale, Oregon Police Chief Scott Anderson identified him as ...
|GOP Senate candidate cites harassment allegations as key qualification
Oregon GOP Senate nominee Monica Wehby Talk about trying to make lemonade out of ... well, something : The Republican nominee ...
|ME, OR & IA-Sen: Michael Douglas Fundraises For Bellows (D), Merkley (D) & Braley (D)
Received this e-mail today from actor Michael Douglas: This November’s elections are just a few months away, and there is a very real chance that Republicans may ...
|OR-Sen: Watch Elizabeth Warren (D. MA) Rock The House For Jeff Merkley (D)
Received this e-mail today from Senator Jeff Merkley's (D. OR) re-election campaign: Wow. I'm still beaming about the huge crowd of grassroots supporters that ...
|You Can Help 50yr old Blind Guy Get A Job and Help My Community
There was a time earlier this year when I was writing fairly frequently. I have not been absent because I was tired of the pie fights or not interested. No I have been busy with a lot of volunteer ...
|Koscadia Meet Up, Sunday, June 29
Bleeding hearts, native to Portland, OR Ojibwa is coming to Portland and we are having a meet up with him at Catnip Manor (home of the Reed sisters) on Sunday, June 29 at 1pm. As per usual, this ...
|OR-Sen: Jeff Merkley (D) Calls On Congress To Pass The Emergency Loan Refinancing Act
Received this e-mail today from Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR): I was the first person in my family to ...
|OR-Sen: Jeff Merkley's (D) First Ad Highlights How Much Of A Fighter He Is For The Middle Class
Received this e-mail today from Senator Jeff Merkley's (D. OR) campaign: You already know a lot about Jeff Merkley. You know he’s the Senator ...
|Monica Wehby, Oregon Republican Perfect Example of White Privilege
As an Oregonian I occasionally view the campaign ads from Republican Senate candidate Monica Wehby. She's challenging Senator Jeff Merkley, Democrat yet I cannot understand who Monica Wehby actually ...
|OR-Gov & Sen: PPP Gives Kitzhaber (D) & Merkley (D) Double Digit Leads
Gov. John Kitzhaber (D. OR) Some very good news today out of Oregon. First the U.S. Senate race: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2014/05/merkley-kitzhaber-lead-by-double-digits....
|Oregon GOP Senate candidate Wehby faking it as pro-choice friendly
Aside from reports of her stalking her ex-husband ...
|Oregon On Fire for March Against Monsanto!
This is the headline on our local paper after the wheat contamination was disclosed. It was the same day we had a Monsanto Global Plant Breeder come speak at OSU. This is the sign I carried to greet ...
|Immediate boil water notice for Portland, Oregon
Boil your water before consuming. Water samples taken at three locations test positive over three-day period for bacteria. The State of Oregon Health Authority’s Drinking Water Program has ...
|Horace Boothroyd III||05/23/2014||14||24||-||-|
|OR-Sen: 2013 Police Report, Ex-Boyfriend Of Monica Wehby (R) Accused Her Of Stalking
This race is now starting to get nuts: http://www.oregonlive.com/mapes/index.ssf/2014/05/monica_wehby_accused_of_stalki....
|Oregon GOP Senate frontrunner accused of stalking her ex-boyfriend
With less than week to go before the Oregon Republican Senate primary, pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby has a healthy 14 point lead over her GOP opponent, Jason Conger. For Republicans hoping ...
|Portland OR still resists police accountability
PORTLAND OR continues to resist bringing its rogue police force under open accountability. At the end of March a Federal judge told the City and legal representatives of the police union he ...
|Wyden, Udall question if Justice misled Supreme Court on surveillance
Sen. Mark ...
|OR-Sen: Monica Wehby (R) Performed Surgeries Now Scrutinized In Portland Criminal Case
Figured I'd publish something for the late night crowd. So I like writing about Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR) but I didn't think I would actually write about his re-election race. Leave it to the ...
|Koscadia Meet Up, May 4, Photos
Ten of us met at Good Food Here! , a food truck pod in the SE of Portland Koscadia had a meet up this past Sunday, in spite of gray skies. We met, ate, conversed, ...
|Gov. Kitzhaber to the rescue again.
How many states have governors who literally save lives? "Gov. John Kitzhaber performs CPR on woman lying unconscious on Portland street"
|More please: OR Willamette Week challenges the GOP Candidate on Climate Change
And the GOP Candidate, calling it a Myth , challenges Willamette Week's authority to ask him such "childish questions" -- before leaving/being kicked out of this interview, with one of Oregon's ...
|Portland Meet-up this PM is on
Our weather today is like the Congress - stalled, making things less than perfect. Our afternoon high will be as warm as 62, as cold as 57, with gusts of wind mixed with a soupçon of rain. I plan ...
|OR-Sen: Merkley (D) Reignites The Call For More Filibuster Reform After GOP Blocks Minimum Wage Hike
Received this e-mail today from Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR): You know the saying: “When the ...
|OR-Sen: Elizabeth Warren (D. MA) Coming To Oregon To Campaign For Jeff Merkley (D)
If you live in Oregon, clear your calendar, because Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR) is getting a big visit from one of his closest allies in the U.S. Senate: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/29/...
|State's Rights in another context- Blumenauer's advocacy for cannabis sanity
“Our marijuana laws don’t work and cost the government billions,” he said. “Federal drug law says that marijuana is more dangerous than meth or cocaine, and that is false. Blumenauer said it�
|Horace Boothroyd III||04/26/2014||63||32||-||-|
|OR-Sen: Jeff Merkley (D) To Push Bill To Increase Social Security COLAs
Something to look forward to: http://www.oregonlive.com/mapes/index.ssf/2014/04/social_security_benefit_increa....
|Spring haz sprung & so haz I - can u Koscadia?
Spring haz sprung and so haz I Time to reconnect with Koscadian Kossacks Before I forget why.
|Portland right to marry vigil liveblog
The efforts of Basic Rights Oregon and their sister group Oregon United for Marriage are facing a new dawn tomorrow. The court case regarding the legal validity of the ban on LGB marriage in Oregon ...
|Horace Boothroyd III||04/22/2014||5||10||-||-|
|Vigils the night before Oregon marriage equality case Tuesday night
Tuesday night the eve of what we hope to be a court decision to allow LGB families the right to access the civil privileges of marriage will be held in cities throughout the state. Please note ...
|Horace Boothroyd III||04/21/2014||8||14||-||-|
|Please help save Dorothy, the transgendered chicken
Dorothy Lamour, a White Faced Black Spanish hen of 3yrs. who is becoming a rooster My sister and I live in SE Portland where backyard flocks are popular. We love our hens and the eggs they lay -- ...
|Can Portland Get Any Weirder?
I certainly hope so. Oregon enjoys an international reputation for progressive values which it no longer deserves. Yet that could be radically changing with ...
|A Call for a Moratorium on Common Core
Portland Public School board member Steve Buel presented a resolution citing concerns with the implementation of Common Core $tate $tandards at Wednesday night's meeting. He called for a three-year ...
|Vigils scheduled for 4-22 to support Oregons right to marry legal case
The rightwingers were able to convince voters in Oregon to prevent LGBT families from having any of the advantages marraige provides. This writing of discrimination rightfully has had a legal ...
|Horace Boothroyd III||03/29/2014||7||7||-||-|
|The Oregonian adopts a familiar format for their reporters
"The Oregonian" is a newspaper here in Portland, Oregon. They are changing the job description of the reporters. They are introducing online requirements for their reporters. Not really news, I'm ...
|Horace Boothroyd III||03/25/2014||25||13||-||-|
|OR-Sen: Jeff Merkley (D) Calls On The SEC To Issue New Campaign Finance Rules
Received this e-mail from Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR) today:
|OR-Sen: Jeff Merkley (D) Calls on Supreme Court to Protect Women’s Health Care
Damn straight: http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/health-and-fitness/51185-senator-merkley-calls-on-supreme-court-to-protect-women-s-health-care....
|ACA Signups: Updates from OR, MA, MD, VT, PA, NM...and my first real interview!
Cross-posted at ACA Signups Hell of a day so far: More evidence that I won't get any sleep in April either... Short version: Oregon, Massachusetts and now Maryland all *may* extend their QHP ...
|OR-Sen: Jeff Merkley (D) & CREDO Action Call On Obama To Sign Executive Order On ENDA
Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR) and CREDO Action are teaming up put the pressure on President Obama to sign an executive order passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA):
|OR-Sen: Jeff Merkley (D), "It’s time to give seniors a modest raise"
In case you didn't hear the good news: http://www.oregonlive.com/mapes/index.ssf/2014/03/sen_jeff_merkley_endorses_incr....
|Oregon senator joins the call for increasing Social Security benefits
Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) is on board with the idea of increasing Social Security benefits. In an era when the political conversation has been dominated by destructive ideas such as a Grand ...
|Help Oregon Win GMO Labeling!
The State of Oregon is currently in an excellent position to become the first state in the country to pass a GMO Right-to-Know Labeling initiative by popular referendum WITHOUT a trigger clause. We ...
|I hear a LOT of people want Sara R and winglion to attend NN14
This is good. So do I. However, I ran into winglion where she works today (I buy my cat food and other pet supplies there more often than not), and she says it is up in the air whether they go or ...
|Oregon Government Read My Kos Diary and Entered it into Evidence Against My Buddy
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a diary about how the Oregon Engineering Board had proposed a $1000 fine against a fellow who helped me analyze the potential noise impacts from a power plant near a ...
|Wheeler: Senate Testimony Confirms Illegal Domestic Wiretap Program Authorization Never Cancelled
Marcy Wheeler, over at Emptywheel.net (and soon to be appearing over at [https://firstlook.org/theintercept/news/ The / / Intercept] ), has published one hell of a "small" post on her blog over the ...
|Will faculty at Oregon's largest university go on strike?
2014 is apparently the Year of the Strike in the Oregon public education system. In early February, the teachers in the Medford Public School District began a two week strike that just ended on ...
|I contacted Ron Wyden on TPP
I called my senator, Ron Wyden, who also happens to be head of the Senate Finance Committee to express my concerns on TPP, which are the same as the concerns of many on this site. The following is ...
|Angry Protestors Denounce Portland's War on Homeless; Mayor Cuts and Runs
A mob of angry protestors demanded yesterday that Portland stop criminalizing the homeless. The mayor, instead of addressing their concerns, cut and run and fled to South Africa. Though Mayor ...
|OR-Sen: Jeff Merkley (D) & MoveOn.org Team Up To End The War In Afghanistan||poopdogcomedy||02/11/2014||7||18||-||-|
|Sen. Ron Wyden's (OR) DC office in lockdown for suspicious package
A package was recieved at Senator Ron Wyden's DC office today, and was opened by staffers to reveal a suspicious substance. The DC police are on the scene investigating, and Capitol police are ...
|Senate reformers press intelligence chiefs on surveillance||Joan McCarter||01/30/2014||26||34||1||-|
|Mozart: How MCAS groomed his death A case study of a corrupt government animal control agency
From the moment MCAS picked up Mozart for quarantine on November 29, 2013, the MCAS senior staff had no intention of releasing him back to his owner of 6 years or to any rescue that applied. MCAS ...
|Costumes of Comic Con Portland 2014||Horace Boothroyd III||01/26/2014||29||44||-||-|
|Comic Con 2014 Portland costumes||Horace Boothroyd III||01/25/2014||23||26||-||-|
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