Memorial Day Flyovers, May 29
The Oregon National Guard plans to conduct military flyovers at several locations in Oregon as part of the 2023 Memorial Day Celebration. The 142nd Wing Unit out of Portland will fly F-12 Eagle fighter jets at 1,000 feet above ground level and at a speed of about 400 mph over Wasco,10 a.m.; Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, 10:10 a.m.; Salem, 10:17 a.m.; Reedsport, 10:30 a.m.; Astoria, 10:55 a.m.; and, Beaverton, 11:06, a.m. before returning to base at Portland International Airport.
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Greater Idaho vote sits at edge of Wallowa County recount ahead of ballot deadline
The vote on a Wallowa County Greater Idaho ballot measure remains close enough that it’s now flirting with a mandatory recount. Approval of the ballot measure has remained tight since Election Day, with the yes vote holding an eight-vote lead as of Monday. If passed, the measure would require county leaders to discuss the idea of transferring governance of some Oregon counties to Idaho.
Time to remember the sacrifices of our military service members
For a lot of Americans, Oregonians included, Memorial Day means time off from work and the effective start of summer season, featuring enjoyable activities in communities large and small from the Rose Festival City Fair to the Prineville Memorial Day Parade. Most of us in recent years have become separated from the reason for, and […] The post Time to remember the sacrifices of our military service members appeared first on Oregon Capital Chronicle.
Oregon “Old Farmer’s Almanac” Advice for May 29-June 4, 2023
This post includes some content written or assisted by AI tools. As we step into the last week of May and the first week of June, the Old Farmer's Almanac has some valuable advice for Oregonians. This time-honored guide offers a wealth of information on a variety of topics, including vegetable and flower gardening and astronomy.
WATCH LIVE: 142nd Wing launches Memorial Day flyover across Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore. — The 142nd Wing of the Oregon Air National Guard is conducting flyovers for Memorial Day, part of a time-honored tradition to pay tribute to fallen military members. The pilots are scheduled to fly over several cities across the region as part of a roughly 45-minute flight...
Regional branch of Planned Parenthood reports seeing women from all over U.S. after major SCOTUS ruling
It’s been almost a year since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The decision turned regulation of abortion over to the states. In Oregon – which codified abortion access in state law six years ago – a Planned Parenthood administrator says it’s been a disruptive time since.
Oregon voters could decide on ranked-choice voting soon
Oregon voters could decide next year whether to reshape the way elections for Congress, governor and other positions are decided, under legislation that passed the state House this week. House Bill 2004 would ask voters whether they want to adopt ranked-choice voting when electing federal officials and statewide officeholders. The...
Oregon Senate President Becomes Speechless On Corruption During Live TV
Oregon has a long history of corruption, so there’s no need to start from scratch. State residents have been steadily robbed over the course of several years by unidentified authorities who haven’t been captured. One of Oregon’s top Democrats, the Senate President, was caught off guard by a question concerning corruption in the state today. As a result, the President and virtually every other prominent Democrat in the Senate was rendered mute.
Congressman Blumenauer: Cannabus law reform
A Portland Democrat in Congress wants the federal government to reform laws so legal cannabis businesses such as those in Oregon can tap into tax deductions as well as banking and financial services offered to other businesses, according to the Portland Business Journal. To that end, Rep. Earl Blumenauer introduced...
On Memorial Day, remembering Oregonians who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom
On Memorial Day, we as a nation pause to honor and pay respects to those who gave their lives in service to this county, in service of freedom, in service of a more peaceful world. We remember their sacrifice, their valor and their grace. For while we may see their sacrifices immortalized on monuments of stone, we must never forget that each of the names forever etched in granite — those known and unknown — represent a precious, valiant life. They are our sons, daughters,...
Readers respond: Integrity demands showing up for work
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Hundreds of bills at risk as Oregon Senate Republican walkout stretches on
While Republicans have pledged to return on the final day of the session to vote on their preferred list of bills, many will inevitably end up dead at sine die. As a walkout led by Oregon Senate Republicans drags on, grinding legislative business in the chamber to a halt, there's an increasing risk that hundreds of bills — many of them broadly popular — will fall to the wayside as the clock ticks closer to sine die.
A wetter spring in Oregon has forecasters worried about an extended fire season
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Memorial Day F-15 flyover schedules for NW Oregon, SW Washington
The Oregon National Guard’s 142nd Wing will be conducting multiple F-15 Memorial Day flyovers across Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington Monday.
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