The Multnomah County Republican Party appreciates the sacrifice everyone in Oregon is making during this quarantine to reduce the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there is growing concern that the quarantine is harming our economy. We urge the State of Oregon to prioritize taking advantage of the new test for antibodies to the COVID-19, which is already coming into use in other parts of the country.
Oregon’s governor should use the first available test kits to perform a random sample test of Oregon’s population. Random sampling can provide a statistically-meaningful estimate of Oregon’s population that has already acquired immunity to the virus.
We need to know if it is safe to lift the quarantine. While scientists can advise us whether they believe enough of the population is immune so that it is safe to do so, Oregon also needs to make the results of the test available to the public so that Oregonians can participate in that decision.
Moving forward, Oregon should also prioritize making the antibody test available generally, allowing Oregonians who have acquired immunity to resume their normal lives as soon as possible.
The Vietnam Veterans of America bestowed their highest honor to Boring resident Steve Bates for his commitment to America’s veterans. On March 17, 2020, Steve Bates was presented a certificate and letter from Jaycee Newman, the Secretary of the Oregon State Council of the Vietnam Veterans of America.
In the letter, Vietnam Veterans of America national president, John P. Rowan wrote: “It is my privilege to award you an Honorary Life Membership in Vietnam Veterans of America. Your commitment to veterans and keeping the core principal of VVA that ‘never again shall one generation of veterans abandon another’ first and foremost, your dedication is appreciated.”
Although he never served in the military, over the past five years, he has been actively involved with several veteran’s projects that have impacted veterans, veterans’ families and communities around the state of Oregon. Continue reading
SILVER ALERT — The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in the search for 78-year-old WAYNE R. THOMPSON, missing from the Welches, Oregon area.
He left his residence on Tuesday, March 31 in a silver 2013 Honda Civic with Oregon license plate 763GLQ. He may be heading to Illinois to visit a family member. He may also need medical attention and evaluation.
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Wayne Thompson is 78 years old. He is a white male standing 5’6″ and weighing 200 lbs. He has grey hair and blue eyes.
Call 911 if seen.
Junk science and scare stories stampede countries into taking drastic, unnecessary action
Some 40,000 children slave away in Chinese-operated Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) mines, digging out cobalt for cell phones, laptops, Teslas and Green New Deal technologies, the London-based Guardian has reported. They’re exposed constantly to toxic and radioactive mud, dust, water and air. Blood and respiratory diseases, birth defects, cancer, paralysis and death by suffocation are common. Other investigators have confirmed the horrors. But the human rights violations continue.
Unfortunately, other Guardian stories are a bizarre mix of fact, fake news, junk science, conjecture and nonsense. “Is our destruction of nature responsible for Covid-19?” a recent headline blared, adding “As habitat and biodiversity loss increase globally, the coronavirus outbreak may be just the beginning of mass pandemics.” The story blamed the destruction and virus on road building, mining and logging.
The article opens with the tragic story of an Ebola-traumatized village in Gabon, just west of the DRC, on Africa’s west coast. Villagers had gotten the disease from eating a wild chimpanzee. Many had died. Continue reading
One of King David’s songs to God that has been handed down to us in our Bibles is Psalm 139. Eugene Peterson has paraphrased some of it this way, “God, I’m an open book to You; even from a distance, You know what I’m thinking. You know when I leave and when I get back; I’m never out of Your sight. You know everything I’m going to say before I start the first sentence. I look behind me and You’re there, then up ahead and You’re there, too— Your reassuring presence, coming and going. This is too much, too wonderful— I can’t take it all in!”
David had difficulty finding words that were sufficient to express his amazement that God cared so much about him. Later, in the same song, David wrote about God forming him in his mother’s womb. Not only did God know him intimately, but God supervised all aspects of his development before birth. Continue reading
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If Oregon charter school students can stay at home and stay in school at the same time, shouldn’t they be able to?
Governor Kate Brown’s Executive Order 20-08, which closed all Oregon public schools due to COVID-19, has been interpreted to also close Oregon’s online charter schools. This means students who were enrolled as online charter students before COVID-19 have had their online schools closed, even though these students already learn at home and can safely comply with Oregon’s social distancing and stay-at-home norms. Like other public schools, online charter schools are permitted to offer “supplemental” educational materials, but not their full curriculum, according to Willamette Week.
Apparently, this decision isn’t about students; it’s about school funding. A memo from the Oregon Department of Education suggests that because online charter schools already have a curriculum for students to learn Continue reading
With coronavirus shutting government schools, millions of parents have a historic opportunity to try homeschooling and non-government alternatives, declared leaders with the new movement “Public School Exit.”
According to the non-profit, founded in 2019 by Christian leaders passionate about K-12 education, government schools are seriously harming children through sexualization, indoctrination, and dumbing down.
But with schools closed across America due to COVID19, interest in home education and online options are surging.
PSE co-founder Dran Reese, president of The Salt & Light Council, called on ministry leaders to be involved. “Pastors and church leaders have a huge role to play in equipping congregations with a biblical understanding of citizenship, and that includes education of children,” she said. “This pandemic is a perfect time for pastors on the sidelines to get involved.” Continue reading
My brother who lives in Baltimore is a fellow black Christian conservative Republican. He phoned to warn me not to mention Trump to a senior relative. Fake news media’s corona-madness has driven her hatred to the extreme. Now, she wants him dead!
Our relative’s irrational hatred for Trump is exactly what Democrats/fake news media still strive to create since the day he was elected.
However, whenever Trump speaks directly to the American people, they believe him, gravitate to him, and love his America-first agenda.
This is why Democrats/fake news media continuously seek to block Trump from communicating directly to We the People. Absurdly, they claim his tweeting is an impeachable crime. The Democrats/fake news media were thrilled when coronavirus hit our shores, giving them an opportunity to demand that Trump stop holding rallies. The mega thousands who attend Trump rallies include a growing large number of Democrats eager to jump aboard the Trump Train. Continue reading
As part of National Social Work Month in March, the Oregon Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Program named Dave Owens of Eugene, the 2019 Tom Moan Memorial Award. The annual award recognizes and promotes leadership and outstanding achievement by caseworkers in the field of child welfare.
“National Social Work month is a time to recognize that social work is more than social workers. Those who work to positively impact communities, families, youth, and children should be celebrated for their contributions to social change and development,” said Child Welfare Director Rebecca Jones Gaston.
The awardee is chosen through nominations from community organizations, Child Welfare employees, and organizational partners and will attend the National Association of Social Work Conference in Washington DC. All expenses for the travel are raised by DHS staff and the Tom Moan award committee. Moan was a career child welfare caseworker and administrator in Oregon.
This year’s winner, Owens, is a caseworker with 20 years of experience in Lane County. Owens was awarded to recognize his exceptional skill at family engagement, connections to community partners and the high level of respect he has from youth and families.
“We are exceptionally proud of Dave’s work serving strengthening Lane County’s children and families,” said Jones Gaston. “He honors the abilities and strengths of families as he works alongside them to address challenges. He is thoughtful and humble, and those he works with know he is not there to judge but to help.”
The National Association of Social Workers organizes Social Work Month to educate the public about the invaluable contributions of the profession. More information is available at www.socialworkmonth.org.