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Oregon Beer News, 01/19/2018

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:22:38 GMT

TGIF! I am looking forward to that beer at the end of a busy week and I hop you are too. Here's the Oregon beer news for this weekend of January 19. As usual, I'll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news, so check back often.




Ann Curry on her new PBS show, Oregon roots and sexual harassment: 'women have suffered'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:46:53 GMT

Longtime Portlanders may remember Ann Curry back when she was a reporter for KGW-TV, in the early 1980s. But for most everyone else, Curry is known both as an award-winning TV journalist drawn to stories of human struggle and for her brief tenure as cohost of the "Today" show, which ended with Curry's tearful on-air farewell in 2012.




Looking back at reports of bias incidents in Oregon and southwest Washington since Trump's election

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:27:15 GMT

The Oregonian/OregonLive began cataloguing reports of these incidents in Oregon and southwest Washington, in an effort to understand the scope of the issue and create a repository for incidents in our region. On the first anniversary of Trump's inauguration, our list contains 47 incidents , and is by no means comprehensive.




Court smacks down Oregon man's argument that he was convicted...

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:08:03 GMT

An Oregon court of appeals dismissed a 37-year-old Portland man's argument that he was convicted of resisting arrest because he hurled the "N-word" at the black police officer who took him into custody. OregonLive.com said Friday that Joshua Scott Lipka was arrested in 2014 and convicted of resisting arrest, but appealed the conviction on grounds that the jury was prejudiced against Lipka because he used the offensive racial epithet while being driven to jail.




Avoid a boondoggle, get experts

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:46:32 GMT

Boondoggle? That's the question this writer asked himself at learning about a soon-to-be-launched 13-member, special Oregon legislative committee to tour the state after the 2018 legislative session. Around Oregon they plan to hear from multiple groups of parents, students, teachers, administrators school board members and business leaders, exploring best practices used in Oregon's "most successful schools" and thereby address gaps that limit student success at other schools.




The end of the dream: "Portlandia" kicks off its final season

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:53:33 GMT

During the final media day for IFC's " Portlandia ," Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen ruminated on the end of the world. Some of their musings were inspired by an eight season sketch featuring Kumail Nanjiani, a favorite guest star of the show and returning to play the proprietor of a prepper boutique known as Disaster Hut.




AG Rosenblum Blesses Her Former Civil Rights Chief's New Job: No Conflict With Separation Agreement

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:21:22 GMT

Erious Johnson agreed to quit his job at Oregon DOJ and not to seek employment with a state agency for five years. In October, Erious Johnson, Jr., then the Oregon Department of Justice's head civil rights attorney, agreed to accept a $205,000 settlement in exchange for leaving his position.




Watch these fishermen narrowly escape death before a boat speeds into their vessel

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:55:03 GMT

Neither Christopher McMahon's neon green hat nor waving hand seemed to catch the attention of the approaching 31-foot Bayliner Trophy motorboat. It roared toward him and his two friends, who were fishing for salmon on Oregon's Columbia River.




Fisherman Captures Destruction Of His Boat By Distracted Boater

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:09:40 GMT

CBS Local - An Oregon fisherman whose dramatic escape from an oncoming motorboat was caught on video is now suing the boater for $372,500 after allegations claim the driver was talking on a cell phone during the accident. Bryan Maess filed the lawsuit this month after the Hermiston police officer and two friends were forced to jump into the Columbia River to avoid being crushed by the speeding boat in August 2017.




Coast Guard Helo Crew Hoists Men Stranded in Oregon

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:52:49 GMT

A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew rescued three men after they became stranded by the rising tide at Indian Beach, Wednesday. The helicopter crew from Sector Columbia River safely hoisted the men and transported them to Canon Beach Fire Department personnel waiting on shore.




Oregon's Special Election Tuesday Starts The 2018 Progressive Wave

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:52:48 GMT

This Tuesday, Oregonians are joining millions of progressives who have turned out in record numbers to vote in Special Elections across the country since Trump took office. In Georgia's 2017 Special Election, progressive turnout "blew past typical off-year levels."




Preparing for changes on tax returns

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:28:55 GMT

With the recent tax overhaul signed into law, tax professionals in Douglas County recommend consulting with experts about how to be best prepared for changes that take effect in 2018.. Susan Bladorn, owner of Oregon Tax Specialists Inc in Roseburg said Douglas County is home to high and low income taxpayers, so the recently passed tax overhaul will affect people differently.




Imitation of Life

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:36:27 GMT

A nnie Baker landed the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for The Flick , an odd and affecting play - part slacker melodrama, part dark comedy, part existential no-exit - that burrows into the hidden hopes and silent desperations of three lost souls biding their time as ushers at a failing movie theater in Worcester, Massachusetts.




Crash near Cottage Grove blocks I-5

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:00:35 GMT

A multi-vehicle crash has blocked all lanes of I-5 at milepost 168, about 6 miles south of Cottage Grove. The Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon State Police have responded to the scene.




Special effort to test old sex assault kits expanding to other counties

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:34:04 GMT

Money left over from a grant that allowed Multnomah, Marion and Lane counties to hire a private lab to test their old sexual assault kits will be used to ship hundreds of other untested kits from around Oregon to the same lab. The three counties submitted 2,610 kits to Sorenson Forensics LLC in Salt Lake City for testing.




Laugh if you want, George Will. Oregon will laugh last: Letter to the editor

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:24:07 GMT

With regard to our gas pumping law, George F. Will just doesn't get it . He's so pumped up, calling us out on our ignorance, inability to learn a fairly simple operation, so proud of his superiority -- you name it.




Oregon Beer News, 01/17/2018

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:43:48 GMT

Here is the news in Oregon beer for this Wednesday, January 17. As usual, I'll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news, so check back often for updates. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated as well.