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On Wednesday, March 3, Portland City Councilor Jo Ann Hardesty was reportedly involved in a hit-and-run accident. According to Incident Report #2021-57962, police responded to a complaint in which a teacher reported Hardesty rear-ended her vehicle earlier in the evening before driving away. The news was broken first by the Coalition to Save Portland. According
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We can look to Operation Warp Speed for some good news mixed in amongst all of the disheartening news that we are being blasted with daily. I am a news junkie but even for me, the pace of the news in 2021 is frenetic and most of it is alarming. It really makes you question
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(spukkato/Getty Images) Greg Ip recently wrote in the Wall Street Journal that “anxiety about inflation is at a fever pitch, among economists and in markets.” (Some of that anxiety has been voiced around here.) Ip includes a graph that seems to back up the worriers. It uses the difference in yields between Treasury bonds that
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ABC spent a lot of time and effort during Wednesday’s World News Tonight desperately peddling New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo’s so-called “apology,” after he was accused by three young women of sexual harassment including unwanted touching. In contrast, the CBS Evening News gave more time to sharing the reaction of his accusers, even speaking with
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The story of the college admissions scandal that produced more than fifty indictments against some very wealthy parents, and some famous parents, too, has been turned into a documentary by Netflix. Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal premieres on the streaming service on March 17 – green beer in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day
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President Joe Biden speaks during a briefing in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C., January 29, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) At the beginning of February, ten Republicans offered a bipartisan COVID-relief bill that was significantly smaller than what Joe Biden wanted. Biden met with the Republicans, said he had a good meeting,
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A private prison is struggling to find facilities to take in nearly 800 inmates before its contract with the federal government expires in three months, Cleveland.com reported. CoreCivic operates the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center in Youngstown, Ohio, through a contract with the U.S. Marshals Service that expired Sunday, Cleveland.com reported. The company received a three-month
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How can it be considered a smart policy to protect the citizens of our country from the spread of COVID by restricting legal travel via Air from another country while simultaneously allowing an unfettered flow of undocumented and untested number of illegals crossing by foot across our Southern Border? According to the CBP (Customs and
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The Biden administration is now supporting H.R. 1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which among other things contains the “End Racial and Religious Profiling Act of 2021.” That part of the proposed law declares, “No law enforcement agent or law enforcement agency shall engage in racial profiling.” Who could be against that? Well,
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A group of Orange County, California high school athletes sued Governor Gavin Newsom this week to reopen indoor high school sports programs. This lawsuit is the first lawsuit of many planned in Santa Clara, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Riverside, San Bernardino, and other counties that will be rolled out over the next few weeks in
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President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the White House in Washington, D.C., February 10, 2021. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) Jonathan Last has a piece out at The Bulwark arguing that the Biden administration’s schedule could be a little different than its predecessors’. While most presidents use their first 100 days in office to push through their major
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When we allow the other side to the set the terms of discussion, and police ourselves to conform to them, the battle is already lost. WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 25: Rachel Levine, nominee for Assistant Secretary in the Department of Health and Human Services, testifies at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor,
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Tuesday’s White House press briefing was more of the same with Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s continued refusal to offer substance on the cancelling of Dr. Seuss, immigration, and scandal-ridden Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY). Fox News’s Kristin Fisher played a leading role, battling Psaki on Cuomo on the astute observation that, in addition to the fact
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