‘Report Card on American Education’ a mixed bag for Oregon

By   /  November 10, 2014  /  Federal Government, Oregon, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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ALEC’s annual Report Card on American Education shows both promising and concerning results for Oregon’s educational progress.

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Five ballot initiatives to watch Tuesday night

By   /  November 4, 2014  /  Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Campaign Finance, Elections, National, News, Oregon, Pensions, South Dakota, Washington  /  No Comments

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By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Sure, the U.S. Senate races and control of Congress will be in the spotlight on all the major cable news networks Tuesday night.
In some states — I’m looking at you Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan and Colorado, among others — there will be closely watched races to decide who the next governor will be. And […]

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Cylvia Hayes admits she once bought land to illegally grow marijuana

By   /  October 20, 2014  /  News, Oregon, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes was, in addition to her other scandals, involved in an illegal marijuana growing operation in 1997-1998.

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Oregon’s first lady admits to past ‘green-card marriage’ with 18-year-old

By   /  October 10, 2014  /  Elections, Ethics, Northwest, Oregon, Politics & Elections, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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By Josh Kaib | WatchdogWire.com
Talk about an October surprise!
The first lady of Oregon — though she’s technically not married to the governor yet —tearfully admitted Thursday that she once married an 18-year-old Ethiopian immigrant in exchange for around $5,000 so he could get a green-card.
Cylvia Hayes was forced to come clean after the the Willamette Week, an alternative newspaper, began […]

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Credence given to Oregon’s anti-rural jobs conspiracy theory

By   /  October 8, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Business, Economy, Energy and Environment, Oregon, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

Highway 207 barn in Wheeler County by Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives via Wikimedia Commons

Many in rural Oregon have long suspected—half in jest—that there is a conspiracy to stop job creation outside of Portlandia. The conspiracy is no joke.

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Unions take dues from more than 250,000 public workers

By   /  October 2, 2014  /  Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, National, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, News, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, unions, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Public-sector unions took forced dues from more than 250,000 public employees in 2013, siphoning away taxpayer money to support the unions’ shared goal of bigger government.

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