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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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Biden Administration’s Student Debt Relief Order Is Illegal: Lawsuits

By Zachary Stieber President Joe Biden’s administration has been hit with the first lawsuits against a recently unveiled order that would—unless blocked—cancel thousands of dollars in debt for millions of Americans. Biden, a Democrat, and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, a Biden appointee, announced the order in August, revealing that people with student debt could receive up to $20,000 in […]

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Biden’s Student Loan Relief Will Lead to Severe Tax Hikes, More Inflation, Economists Say

By Michael Washburn News Analysis President Joe Biden’s ambitious plan to eliminate $10,000 of federal student debt, and $20,000 for those borrowers who received federal Pell Grants, will worsen the government’s roughly $30 trillion deficit while giving the incumbent party a justification to raise taxes steeply in the near future, economists who study the issue […]

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The Power of the Trump Endorsement: Myth or Magic?

By Patricia Tolson News Analysis Several polling outlets are predicting that Republicans will take control of both the House and possibly the Senate in the 2022 primaries. While some individuals are attributing the GOPs pending 2022 primary success to the power gained by candidates backed by Donald Trump, others say the former president’s endorsements will have little effect. As noted by FiveThirtyEight, “One […]

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Former Federal ‘Informant’ Warned of Antifa, BLM Infiltrators at Capitol on Jan. 6

By Joseph M. Hanneman The man whose posting on social media warned authorities that agent provocateurs from Antifa and Black Lives Matter would be at the U.S. Capitol dressed as Trump supporters on Jan. 6, 2021, is a self-described government informant tied to former deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein. Rosenstein warned about a “soft coup” against […]