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Oregon Legislature Passes ‘Safe Storage’ Bill; Gun Group Declares ‘Sell-Out’

Oregon Legislature Passes ‘Safe Storage’ Bill; Gun Group Declares ‘Sell-Out’ U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Lawmakers in Salem, Oregon have passed the first gun control bill in a long time, and the Oregon Firearms Federation is declaring in a message that six Republican state senators, led by Senate Minority Leader Fred Girod have engaged in a “sell out.” Yet all six voted “no” on the bill. They were joined by Democrat Sen. Betsy Johnson from Scappoose. A full voting history of the bill can be read...
Tags: Guns, Oregon, Senate, Gun Control, Republican, Nra, Capitol, Eugene, Legislature, Kate Brown, Oregon Legislature, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Salem Oregon, Athena, Beaver State, Knopp


Oregon: Recall Republican Sell-Out & Anti-Gun Sympathizer Fred Girod

Oregon: Recall Republican Sell-Out Fred Girod Oregon – -(AmmoLand.com)- After months of watching Republican “leadership” roll over for the Democrat supermajority in the Oregon Legislature, some folks had enough. As you may have heard, a recall campaign has begun against Senate Republican “leader” Fred Girod. Under Girod, the Senate Republican Caucus has been fractured and two Senators have officially left it in disgust. Dangerous anti-gun legislation has passed the Senate because Girod refus...
Tags: Guns, Oregon, Senate, Oregon Legislature, Gun Rights News, Oregon Firearms Federation, Girod, Senate Republican Caucus, Fred Girod, RINOs, Political Recalls


Oregon Democrats Take Radical Actions Against Gun Owners While Republicans Ca$h Out

Oregon Democrats Take Radical Actions Against Gun Owners While Republicans Ca$h Out Oregon – -(AmmoLand.com)- As Oregonians have watched their state descend into a hellhole of mindless lockdowns, business failures, skyrocketing suicide rates, and unchecked (and condoned) mob violence, many have wondered how this could happen. How could the “Republicans” who were elected to stand up to this madness roll over, again and again, and allow the left to ram through policies guaranteed to bankrupt sm...
Tags: Guns, Republicans, Washington, Oregon, House, Pluto, Peter, Courtney, Oregon Legislature, Capitol Building, Peter Courtney, House Rules Committee, Drazan, Gun Rights News, Democrats War on Guns, Democrat Senate


Oregon Lawmakers Face Threats and Backlash About Gun Bills

Ahead of the Oregon Legislature’s final vote on two controversial gun bills lawmakers from both parties are receiving threats, letters of intimidation and recall petitions.
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Deal Gives GOP More Redistricting Power to Speed up Bills

Democrats have agreed to give up an advantage in redrawing the state’s political districts for the next 10 years in exchange for a commitment from Republicans to stop blocking bills in the Oregon Legislature with delay tactics.
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Oregon Legislature Halts Sessions After Positive Virus Test

Floor sessions in the Oregon Capitol were cancelled for the rest of the day Monday and all day Tuesday after lawmakers learned that “someone who was interacting on the House floor last week” has tested positive for COVID-19.
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Disability rights activist pushes bill for more diversity on ODOT committees

People who ride these have a very different perspective. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) A bill working its way through the Oregon Legislature seeks to add new faces to state transportation advisory committees. The man behind the effort also happens to be the first Oregonian to get a disabled parking placard for his bicycle. Some of you might recall our 2018 story about Forest Grove resident Chris Billman. After being denied twice, Billman, who has scoliosis and other physical challenge...
Tags: Politics, Legislation, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Baker, Oregon House, Oregon Legislature, Disability Rights, ODOT, McLain, TriMet, Forest Grove, Susan McLain, Jeff Reardon, Jonathan Maus


Oregon Bills Would Increase Access to Menstrual Products

Several bills under consideration in the Oregon Legislature would help make menstrual products more readily available, including at schools and to some people who receive government assistance.
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Bill would remove photo radar hurdle by allowing non-police agent to review citations

Speed camera on NE Marine Drive.(Photo: PBOT) A new bill in the Oregon Legislature would remove a major barrier to the use of automated photo radar cameras. Current Oregon law requires that every citation issued by a fixed speed camera must be reviewed by a sworn police officer. While well-intentioned, this statute has led to delays in citation processing, higher personnel costs to do the work — and most unfortunately — a bureaucratic reluctance to install new cameras. In Portland for example,...
Tags: Oregon, Police, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Bill, Denver, Oregon Legislature, House Bill, Lourenco, Willamette Week, Jonathan Maus, Police Bureau, Enforcement, Photo Radar Cameras


Oregon Could Become 2nd State to Permit Human Composting

A bill before the Oregon Legislature would make it the second state to allow human composting as an alternative to traditional burial or cremation.
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Colorado Anti-Gunners Will Push Waiting Period, Safe Storage

Colorado and Oregon are considering “safe storage” legislation, along with other gun control measures., iStock-884190572 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- As freshman Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert uses the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol building to underscore her desire to carry a sidearm while serving in Congress, back home Centennial State lawmakers are reportedly preparing legislation to mandate a waiting period for the purchase of a firearm, and a safe storage requirement. The Colorado Sun rep...
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Oregon House bill would prohibit tolling on I-205

(Source: ODOT) A group of seven lawmakers want to rewrite existing law and prevent the Oregon Department of Transportation from establishing a tolling system on Interstate 205, unless all the funds to go widening the freeway. When the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 2017 (“Keep Oregon Moving”) in 2017 they directed the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC, the advisory body the oversees the Oregon Department of Transportation) to create a tolling program and implement it on I-5 and I-205....
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United States: Oregon Housing And Community Landlord Compensation Fund - Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

In an emergency session, the Oregon Legislature created a $150 million Landlord Compensation Fund (the "Fund") (House Bill 4401).
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Report: City’s new 20 mph signs have reduced top-end speeds

Did anyone even notice? (Photo: Scott Kocher) “These changes are more meaningful for the Vision Zero speed reduction efforts than the change in average speeding, given the link to crash severity for vulnerable road users.”— Portland State University research team The Portland Bureau of Transportation says they’ve moved the line in their war against speeding. The agency partnered with Portland State University to analyze 58 locations (below) before and after the posted speed limit was change...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Speeding, Portland Oregon, Portland State University, Ainsworth, Oregon Legislature, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland City Council, Vision Zero, Speed Limits, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Scott Kocher


2 Oregon Counties Adopt ‘2A Sanctuary’ Measures; Will They Stand?

The Oregon Firearms Federation published a statement supporting a measure in Columbia County establishing what is generically called a “Second Amendment Sanctuary.” The measure passed but will it stand? iStock-884203732 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- A new political gun battle is shaping up in two Oregon counties after they adopted ballot measures earlier this month that prohibit enforcement of gun laws, another signal that Second Amendment activism is alive in the Pacific Northwest. According to K...
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In case you forgot, ODOT plans to widen Highway 217 too

Not big enough. The Oregon Department of Transportation kicked of an online open house today for the OR 217 Auxiliary Lanes Project. With so much attention on their other urban freeway widening project in Portland, we haven’t paid as much attention to this one even though it’s happening just on the other side of the hill in Washington County. Similar to their rationale for the I-5 Rose Quarter project, ODOT says more lanes are needed because closely-spaced ramps are causing congestion and...
Tags: Washington, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Beaverton, Oregon Legislature, Washington Square Mall, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Tigard, Denney, Jonathan Maus, Fanno Creek Trail, Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, Allen Blvd


ODOT will award $28 million in safe routes to school grants statewide

Morning rush (remember that?) outside Harriet Tubman middle school in north Portland.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) All across Oregon, cities and counties (and one tribe) want more money to make it safer for people to walk and roll to school (remember going to school?). According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, 99 agencies from every region have applied for funding from the state’s Safe Routes to School program. 203 total projects have been submitted at a total cost of $73 mill...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Powell, Oregon Legislature, ODOT, Harriet Tubman, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Transportation Commission, Jonathan Maus, Safe Routes To School, Leeanne Fergason, Fergason


Q & A with east Portland transportation advocate and Oregon House candidate Ashton Simpson

With so much attention on the mayoral race and national politics, you might not have heard much about an interesting contest shaping up for a seat in the Oregon House that represents a key swath of east Portland. District 47 map. When I heard the name Ashton Simpson pop up as a third-party challenger to scandal-plagued incumbent Diego Hernandez, I knew you’d be interested to learn about him. Simpson, who’s running on the Working Families Party ticket, has deep ties to local transportatio...
Tags: Politics, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Black, City Hall, Metro, Election 2020, Brown, Russell, Simpson, Oregon House, East County, Oregon Legislature, Holgate


The Street Trust’s leader Jillian Detweiler will step down

Detweiler at the 2018 Alice Awards gala. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) After three years at the helm of The Street Trust, Executive Director Jillian Detweiler plans to leave the organization. “It is the right time for me to step down,” she said in a statement released Friday. The Street Trust, which was known as the Bicycle Transportation Alliance before a name and mission change in 2016, is a Portland-based nonprofit that aims to improve bicycling, walking, and transit. Instead of search...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Advocacy, Metro, Kemp, Oregon Legislature, TriMet, Charlie Hales, Jonathan Maus, Bicycle Transportation Alliance, Rob Sadowsky, Detweiler, Street Trust


State’s Rose Quarter freeway project will press on, without support from Portland leaders

The Oregon Department of Transportation lost a lot more than the support of a local nonprofit today when Albina Vision Trust pulled their support of the I-5 Rose Quarter project. That earthquake has already had major aftershocks. Portland Bureau of Transportation Commissioner Chloe Eudaly and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler have both pulled their support as well. This means ODOT is left trying to complete a controversial mega-project that doesn’t have support from the very city it would be built ...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Wheeler, Portland, Smith, Finn, Metro, Chris Smith, Oregon Legislature, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Portland Public Schools, Portland City Council


First look at raised bike lanes and sidewalks on outer SE Powell Blvd

You love to see it.(Photos: Jim Chasse) This story is from east Portland resident and longtime bike advocate Jim Chasse. One of Portland’s most dangerous roads is finally getting safety upgrades that include new sidewalks, better bike lanes and upgraded crossings from SE 122nd to 136th. Powell Blvd. improvements have been a high priority for residents since this section of southeast Portland was annexed into the city over 25 years ago… It’s great to see some new concrete on the ground! I’v...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, State, Powell, Gresham, Oregon Legislature, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Michael Andersen, Shemia Fagan, East Portland, Powell Blvd


After OTC vote, Metro candidate Chris Smith calls for new highway governance model

Chris Smith.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Chris Smith is outraged by what just happened. The Portland Planning & Sustainability Commissioner member, transportation activist, and Metro Council candidate watched this morning as the unelected, five-member Oregon Transportation Commission brushed aside considerable concerns about the I-5 Rose Quarter project and voted unanimously to let the Oregon Department of Transportation move forward without any further objective analysis. In response, Smith ...
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Transportation commission says I-5 Rose Quarter project can move ahead without environmental statement

The oversight body for the Oregon Department of Transportation has given the agency permission to move forward on their $715 million I-5 Rose Quarter project without doing more rigorous and independent analysis of its environmental and community impacts. In a 5-0 vote taken on a meeting held over the phone today, Oregon Transportation Commission Chair Robert Van Brocklin said he was satisfied with steps taken by ODOT thus far and that, “I just don’t find the basis in the record to change to a...
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Transportation commission votes unanimously to approve I-5 Rose Quarter project without an EIS

The oversight body for the Oregon Department of Transportation has given the agency permission to move forward on their $715 million I-5 Rose Quarter project without doing more rigorous and independent analysis of its environmental and community impacts. In a 5-0 vote taken on a meeting held over the phone today, Oregon Transportation Commission Chair Robert Van Brocklin said he was satisfied with steps taken by ODOT thus far and that, “I just don’t find the basis in the record to change to a...
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Oregon Legislature Closes. Ballot Measure Updates

Oregon Firearms Federation (OFF) challenged the ballot title for IP 40. This ballot measure (it is not a legislative bill) would require that you keep your self-defense firearms locked up and useless. Oregon –  -(AmmoLand.com)- It’s entirely possible that this message will be obsolete by the time you read it. Things are happening very quickly and everything is subject to change. We’ll start with the positive news and move on from there. As you know, Oregon Firearms Federation (OFF) challenged...
Tags: Guns, Oregon, Senate, US, Democrats, House, Oregon House, Oregon Legislature, House Rules Committee, Gun Rights News, Democrats War on Guns, Rules Committee, Oregon Firearms Federation, Cheri Helt, Oregon Democrats, About Oregon Firearms Federation


GOP Lawmakers Boycott Oregon Legislature After Climate Change Bill Advances

(SALEM, Ore.) — Republican lawmakers on Monday boycotted the Oregon Legislature, denying Democrats a quorum in an attempt to doom a contentious climate change bill. Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick, a Democrat from Portland, accused Republican senators of “a dereliction of duty.” “These Oregon Senate Republicans are denying their constituents the representation they deserve and shutting down our democratic institution,” Burdick said. A legislative panel approved the climate bill earlier...
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Portland City Council passes ‘Rose Lane’ transit priority plan

Coming very soon! With existing plans as a foundation, buoyed by success of three initial projects, and — most importantly — with the full support of City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly and her staff, Portland City Council voted unanimously on Thursday to endorse the Rose Lane Project. “We are now trying to correct that over-dedication of resources and space and priority to drivers. And I know it’s painful and unpopular with some people, but it has to happen.”— Chloe Eudaly, city commission...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Oregon Legislature, TriMet, Amanda Fritz, Portland City Council, Fritz, Central City, TERRY PARKER, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Alan Kessler, Rose Lane, Bottomly


Portland’s 10-cent gas tax up for re-election in May: Here are the projects it would fund

Detail of PBOT’s Fixing Our Streets 2020-2024 project map. (Full map below) Portland’s local gas tax will be up for re-election in May. New pavement and striping on SW Main was one of the program’s marquee projects. (Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) The City of Portland has finalized the list of projects they plan to fund if voters say yes to another four years of a 10-cent tax on fuel. Known as the Fixing Our Streets program, the Portland Bureau of Transportation says they estimate a $76 m...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Metro, Lear, Oregon Legislature, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland City Council, Bicycle Advisory Committee, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, East Portland, Neighborhood Greenways, Fixing Our Streets Program, Interstate 205


Beaver State Battle Lines Forming over Gun Control

Oregon anti-gunners are mounting a new effort to restrict so-called “semiautomatic assault weapons.” (Dave Workman photo) U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Oregon’s Legislature may not convene until early next month, but already battle lines are forming over a trio of measures a faith-based gun control lobbying group is proposing that includes raising the minimum age to purchase firearms to 21 years. A group calling itself Lift Every Voice Oregon (LEVO) consists of leaders from different faiths, accor...
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Guest Post: How Oregon got Idaho Stop

… Or just yield. Whatever is safest.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Ray Thomas is a partner at Thomas, Coon, Newton & Frost*. Bjorn Warloe was living in Corvallis in 2003 and remembers reading a story in the Oregon State University student newspaper that Oregon had passed an “Idaho Stop” law which allows a bicycle user to treat a stop sign as a yield sign. It turned out the article was wrong (it had passed the House but had failed to even get a hearing in the Senate) though it did accurately id...
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