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IRS identity theft hits Oregon Catholic community

IRS identity theft hits Oregon Catholic community

By Yuxing Zheng
oregonlive
April 11, 2014

At least 100 current and former employees and volunteers of the Archdiocese of Portland and affiliated churches and schools have been victims of tax identity fraud, according to archdiocese officials.

Victims

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Ethics group to investigate Morrow

Ethics group to investigate Morrow

By Hannah Hoffman
Statesman Journal
April 8, 2014

DOC nepotism allegations at issue

The longtime deputy director of Oregon’s prison system will be the subject of a full investigation into nepotism charges by the Oregon Government Ethics Commission.

The commission …

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Short session: Political games, legislation behind closed doors

Short session: Political games, legislation behind closed doors

By Senator Doug Whitsett
Oregon Catalyst
March 15, 2014

Your Oregon Legislature adjourned last Friday, March 7th. It completed a disorderly and disappointing 35 day legislative session that is not working out as voters were promised.

Voters were asked by …

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Senate passes bill in hopes of keeping sage grouse off endangered list

Senate passes bill in hopes of keeping sage grouse off endangered list

Opponents worry about lack of transparency

By Lauren Dake
The Bend Bulletin
February 27, 2014

SALEM — The state must avoid strict regulations that would come with designating the sage grouse an endangered species, an Oregon lawmaker told his colleagues …

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National Spotlight

Bundy Ranch, the Federal Government, and the Nevada Water Tipping Point

Bundy Ranch, the Federal Government, and the Nevada Water Tipping Point

By Monica Morrill
The American Thinker
April 12, 2014

Many Americans have been watching with great consternation the ongoing struggle between the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Marshals against Cliven Bundy and his family.  There are …

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Why Tax Day Is a Somber Reminder that Our Economic Freedom Is Slipping Away

Why Tax Day Is a Somber Reminder that Our Economic Freedom Is Slipping Away

By Katie Neilsen
Heritage Foundation
April 10, 2014


Tax day is less than a week away. To many Americans, this means surrendering a portion of their paycheck to a government that does not spend it wisely.

But that’s not the …

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Religious Liberty After Arizona

Religious Liberty After Arizona

By Ben Domenech
The Federalist
February 27, 2014

 

Government, properly understood, is an agent of force. It can cause people to not do things they would otherwise do, and can compel them to do things they otherwise would not

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Federal lawmakers seek Cover Oregon investigation

Federal lawmakers seek Cover Oregon investigation

By Saerom Yoo and Anna Staver
Statesman Journal
February 13, 2014

Four federal lawmakers — including Oregon Rep. Greg Walden — are asking for a federal investigation into how Cover Oregon spent $304 million building the state’s health care exchange.…

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