September 22, 2020
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July 17, 2020, 1:06 pm 5 comments in the last 180 days.
The Trump Administration sent federal law enforcement into Portland in order to suppress Oregonians advocating for justice at Black Lives Matter protests. Federal law enforcement is utilizing unmarked vehicles to detain peaceful protesters.
Keizer Police responded to a disturbance call last night and ended up making arrests in a case involving alleged death threats against a victim's family members in Mexico. Salvador Gutierrez of Los Angeles, California, and Aquileo Tinoco-Bedolla of Salem were both arrested.
February 20, 2010, 11:11 am 3 comments in the last 180 days.
The VA this week outlined which ships are now considered to have been exposed to Agent Orange during Viet Nam. A number of offshore “blue water” naval vessels conducted operations on the inland “brown water” rivers and delta areas of Vietnam.
There was a time, a long time in fact, when the best possible stateside duty a Marine could hope for was Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in Orange County.
DOD is the biggest owner of EPA Superfund sites. The contaminants and health effects of exposure are published on the EPA Superfund website. A simple website hyperlink to military installations on the National Priority List (EPA Superfund), identifying the contaminants and health effects can save lives, but no one seems interested in setting up this hyperlink.
COVID-19 has claimed four more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 224. The Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today that there are 217 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 10,817.
November 2, 2009, 5:00 pm 2 comments in the last 180 days.
I get really fired up when I consider the Marines that I served with on the flightline at El Toro, dying and suffering from cancer. The idea of their kids and even grandkids suffering diseases borne from the toxic chemicals dumped for half a century on the Marine base and then absorbed by our bodies and passed down to theirs, is even more sinister. Knowing that I lived and breathed this toxic contamination for over two years makes me feel dirty in a way that I never knew before, it is an inherited liability that we didn't ask for but still possess.
A 28-year old Dearborn, Michigan police officer named Edward Sanchez, called 911 and said he and his wife were "dying from a marijuana brownie overdose." It turns out the weed was confiscated from criminal suspects, then stolen from his police vehicle, and that is when this sadly comical story just starts to get traction.
July 2, 2020, 2:47 pm 2 comments in the last 180 days.
COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 209, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today. Oregon Health Authority reported 375 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 9,294.
July 6, 2020, 1:55 am 1 comments in the last 180 days.
The initial officers arriving on scene in one of the Lincoln City Police Department’s beach ATV’s were immediately surrounded by this group of about 10 people who began taunting and challenging the officers for seizing illegal fireworks. Several other officers arrived on scene and learned that this same group of white people had been taunting and challenging a family of black persons by yelling racial slurs at them, insulting them and using Nazi salutes towards them.