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Cartels Using Narco Slaves to Grow Illegal Marijuana on Industrial Scale in Oregon

By Scottie Barnes Seven years after Oregon legalized recreational marijuana, the market for cannabis is booming. But rather than propagate a legal agricultural sector that grows the state’s economy as intended, the industry has taken a dark turn in Southern Oregon. Today, it is cultivating an ecosystem of international organized crime, human trafficking, and environmental degradation. […]

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Oregon Senators Call for Investigation Into Alleged COVID-19 Statistical Manipulation

By Tammy Hung Oregon state Sens. Kim Thatcher and Dennis Linthicum, both Republicans, have petitioned Acting U.S. Attorney Scott E. Asphaug to launch a grand jury investigation into the measurement of COVID-19 statistics by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Thatcher and Linthicum submitted the petition in a letter (pdf) on Aug. 16 […]

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Oregon Police and Firefighters Sue Governor Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

By Tom Ozimek A coalition of Oregon police officers and firefighters have sued Gov. Kate Brown over a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for state employees. The plaintiffs—including the Oregon Fraternal Order of Police and the Kingsley Firefighters Association—argued in a lawsuit filed Friday in a Jefferson County court (pdf) that Brown’s executive order violates a number of laws and want it blocked. […]

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Oregon Governor Encourages People to Call Police on Neighbors Who Violate COVID-19 Restrictions

By GQ Pan Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said ahead of Thanksgiving that people in her state should call the police if they find out their neighbors are violating the latest public health restrictions, which includes lowering the number of people at private gatherings to six. “Look, this is no different than what happens if there’s a party down the street […]

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Oregon drivers stopped at gunpoint by groups protecting wildfire ravaged properties from looters: sheriff

By Danielle Wallace | Fox News The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office responded to more than 330 calls for service over the past week – a 400% increase from the previous week. Oregon drivers have been illegally stopped at gunpoint by armed groups patrolling evacuation zones over the past week as massive wildfires sweep through the West, destroying more than 1 million acres in […]

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Bend, Oregon activists block ICE bus, prompting federal agents’ response

By Brie Stimson | Fox News The protest spanned hours, as two unmarked ICE buses were blocked by protesters. Federal agents in Bend, Ore., clashed with hundreds of protesters late Wednesday night after an hours long standoff sparked by the arrest of two men by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, who said they were a “threat to the public.” Bend’s episode, which is […]

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GOP Expects Midterm Sweep as Gas Prices Spike

By Joseph Lord Democrats are blaming rising gasoline prices—which have reached unprecedented levels in various parts of the country—on monopolies and price gouging. Republicans have called this “political cover” for the midterms, which they are increasingly optimistic will see a GOP sweep. According to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, when President Donald Trump left office, […]