The Northwest Connection

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Janice Dysinger

The Oregon Legislature has adjourned. What is left in its wake is a sludge of bills that go against most Oregonians. Here is an example. DACA and TPS enrollees get Oregon ID, permits and driver cards now sanctioned by Oregon Revised Statutes. Thats even after Measure 88 failed. (Measure 88 also tried to give ID and licenses to illegal aliens in 2014) Measure 88 was defeated by 66% of the vote.

DMV Administration used their rule-making process in 2014 to give driver cards to DACA and TPS registrants. Although the Oregon Department of Transportation says that only citizens and those with legal presence are allowed to get Oregon ID, permit, or license, it is a fact that whether DACA enrollees have a legal presence is in debate. It is before the courts awaiting rulings. So, claiming that DACA enrollees have legal status is jumping the gun in their favor and short-changing citizens expressly voted wishes. Continue reading

Ontario’s plans to reduce plant food would kill jobs and do nothing to control Earth’s climate

In its March 19 Speech from the Throne, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government asserted, “you cannot be serious about lowering emissions and fighting climate change without a price on carbon pollution.”

Nowhere did the speech specify what this supposed pollution actually is. That’s probably because, if it did, millions of Canadians would realize that the Wynne government is wasting billions of dollars trying to control a non-pollutant in the forlorn hope that reducing the province’s minimal contribution to worldwide emissions of this non-pollutant will have a beneficial effect on Earth’s complex and ever-changing climate. Continue reading

Lori Porter

Lori Porter, Parent Rights In Education

Who knew? The American College of Pediatricians calls it “a major assault on the health and innocence of children.”

 A United Nations conference happening right NOW! Nations from all over the world will be fighting over  “comprehensive sexuality education” (CSE), the primary tool used to advance the global sexual rights agenda.

This toxic curriculum is aggressively promoted by UNICEF, the very same UN agency claiming to protect children.

CSE is designed to change all of the traditional sexual and gender norms of society by changing the worldview of children. Latest radical CSE publication.

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Mike Morgan of Morgan Heating doing an installation in a home under construction. Photo credit: Jim Kight

Leaky windows with broken seals? A furnace that provides heat and high utility bills at the same time? Little or no insulation in the walls, ceilings and floors? Hot water heater that needs replacing? Check out the benefits that Energy Trust of Oregon provides to folks in your situation.

Established by the State of Oregon Legislature, Senate bill 1149 helped create Energy Trust of Oregon. It is an independent coalition of electric and gas providers throughout Oregon. All utility users support the trust by paying 3% of their bill into the trust. The revenue for last year was $148.9 million for the state-wide program. Their stated goal is to provide low rates through energy efficiencies such as replacing outdated windows and in particular single glaze, insulation upgrades, and 90-95% efficient gas furnaces.

For this story I interviewed two employees, Becky Engel and Tom Beverly. Continue reading

Victoria Larson, N.D.

The onslaught of toxins is phenomenal in our chemically oriented world. Many people think a “detox” means extra fiber and a colon cleanse. But we each have a whole body, not just body parts. And toxic substances are all around us not just in the air, the water, or our earth. There are toxic grocery receipts, cosmetics, cleaning products. Also, jet fuel chemtrails that fall all over our planet daily. Positive ions are given off by clothes dryers, dishwashers, and HDTVs, to say nothing of the toxic dishwasher soap and popular brands of laundry detergents capable of killing children and puppies who ingest them. Continue reading

Satan has conned many people into a twisted view of the Christian life. We imagine that God calls us to do things that won’t be good for us, while the unbelievers are out there having all the fun. In fact, anything done for God’s glory also works for our good.

Choosing what is good and right will always be to our advantage. Wrongdoing sometimes appears to offer benefits, and doing right may seem to bring serious disadvantages. But in the long run, in this life and in the afterlife, God rewards His children’s right choices and confers consequences (not eternal punishment) for wrong ones. “A man reaps what he sows” (Galatians 6:7, NIV). Continue reading

Lori Porter

Lori Porter, Parent Rights In Education

The law: troubling inconsistencies

The Age of Consent Law states at what age a person is considered old enough to have sex or marry. The law was deemed necessary to protect minors from being sexually exploited by adults.

In the United States the age of consent varies from state to state but is generally between the ages of 16 and 18. In 1880 the age of consent in Oregon was 10, it was bumped up to 16 in 1920 and has since been raised to 18.

But what does the age of consent really mean? It Is clearly the state stepping in to protect minors from sexual exploitation by adults. Why did the state of Oregon deem it necessary to increase the age from 16 to 18? We laud the increase and might assume, given the over-sexualization of children, that the increase in age was to add further protection for minors. However, if one were to take a closer look you might find the opposite to be true. Continue reading

Gordon J. Fulks, PhD (Physics)

Of all the creatures on this planet, only one is capable of significant abstract reasoning. Yet, all too frequently, he surrenders his intellectual capabilities to his animal instincts. Our ability to reason gives us capabilities to understand and adapt to the world around us. We live better and happier lives as a consequence. But in a generation, we have turned the clock back toward a time when politics and religion ruled the day over reason and science, and most people were poor. We called it the “Dark Ages.”

This rejection of reason is so pervasive today that we need not look far for examples. Here are two relevant to our region.

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Art Crino

Still in? Good luck with that, we’re out!

At the United Nations (UN) climate conference in Bonn, Germany, the chant was “We Are Still In!” This refers to the nations that are still in the UN Paris Climate Accord. Perhaps some of them still believe in the threat of excessive global warming. However, there is reason to believe most of them want the redistribution of wealth the program calls for.

Have you wondered about the status of the multitude of UN impending disasters? Such as: the threat of increased tornadoes; more forest fires; devastating droughts and food shortages; increasing frequency and severity of hurricanes; fewer polar bears; acidification of oceans causing fewer shell fish; and dramatic rising sea levels. For the reality, read on. Continue reading

Governor Kate Brown opened this month’s legislative session with her State of the State speech February 5. She focused on the need for better education and workforce training for young Oregonians, so they can achieve the American Dream and raise families. To close the “skills gap” between workers and employment opportunities she proposed a new job-training initiative called “Future Ready Oregon.”

The governor’s vision is laudable, but what young Oregonians need most isn’t another state program. What often stands between young workers and moderate-income jobs is government red tape in the form of burdensome occupational licensing requirements and fees that can be significant barriers to entry. Continue reading

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