Oregon passes gun control bill aimed at domestic abusers

Gov. Kate Brown will sign a bill the Legislature sent her Thursday to ban convicted domestic abusers and stalkers from buying or owning guns.

Source: Oregon passes gun control bill aimed at domestic abusers | OregonLive.com

I Told My Trump-Supporting Mom I’m Having A Biracial Baby. Here’s What Happened.

When I asked her exactly what the issue was, she simply replied, “We just didn’t do that in my day.”

Source: I Told My Trump-Supporting Mom I’m Having A Biracial Baby. Here’s What Happened. | HuffPost

Newport Surfrider Film Series – “Women and the Sea”

Source: Newport Surfrider Film Series Starts March 6th, Newport – News Lincoln County

“The Newport Chapter of Surfrider Foundation’s Surf n’ Stewardship Film Series is back! This year’s series, themed “Women and the Sea”, features three films directed by women. These inspiring films highlight women taking on marine conservation issues, the strength of the Pacific Ocean, and sexism in the surf industry.

All films will be held at Rogue Brewers on the Bay (2320 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR) at 6:00 pm (doors at 5:30 pm). Don’t forget to wear a tiki shirt to the first two screenings for a great beer discount as part of Rogue’s Tiki Tuesday! Admission is free (donations accepted).

Tues., March 6 – Straws: An award winning documentary, directed by Linda Booker, that illuminates the problems related to straws and other single use plastic pollution that inundate our waterways and oceans. Following the screening, a panel discussion will be held about the impacts of single-use plastics on local waste management, recycling programs, and the environment, as well as locally-driven solutions to these problems. We will also host a free sustainability-themed raffle. http://www.strawsfilm.com

Tues., March 20 – Losing Sight of Shore: Emmy-winning director Sarah Moshman documents a group of female rowers in their trying and triumphant expedition rowing across the Pacific Ocean from the US to Australia, a trek never before completed by a team of four, nor a group of women. http://losingsightofshore.com

Fri., April 6 – It Ain’t Pretty: An award winning documentary about the challenges and triumphs of female big wave surfers fighting sexism in the water, in competition, in the media and in the surf industry with the support of a closely-knit community of like-minded women. The screening will be followed by a discussion. http://itaintprettyfilm.com

All screenings will begin with a brief presentation about the Newport Chapter of Surfrider Foundation, focusing on how you can get involved with our mission to protect and enjoy our oceans, waves, and beaches!

Thank you to Rogue Brewery for sponsoring the film series.”


The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves, and beaches. For more information on the Newport Oregon Chapter, visit https://newport.surfrider.org

 

Jewelry Donations Needed

This is a perfect time to spring clean your jewelry box, closet, and trinket bowls to consider donations to the annual BeJeweled event. There are many places to buy jewelry in Lincoln County, but there is nothing else like the dazzling BeJeweled sale. All jewelry sold is from donation and is accepted in any condition. All donations are tax deductible.

A team of volunteers sorts and evaluates the jewelry for estate quality, vintage, bling, costume, and everyday categories. Beads and beading accessories, craft supplies and books, watches, jewelry boxes, and displays are welcome. Grab bags are made from pieces needing repair, single earrings, and odds and ends. A once-loved treasure can become someone else’s find, and the donor can contribute to a good cause.

Money raised at BeJeweled purchases food for disadvantaged families, seniors, and individuals having a tough time. Food Share Lincoln County works with a network of partner agencies like pantries, meal sites, backpack programs, senior outreach, and youth programs. Now celebrating its 11th year, BeJeweled will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 9am to 3pm, at the Samaritan Center for Health Education, 740 SW 9th St., Newport.

Jewelry and other items for BeJeweled may be dropped off at these locations:

  • Food Share of Lincoln County
  • Nye Cottage Beads
  • Newport 60+ Center
  • Diamonds by the Sea, Newport
  • Newport Chamber of Commerce
  • Lincoln City Cultural Center Gift Shop
  • Samaritan N. Lincoln Hospital, Ann Shupe
  • Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, Newport, Melissa Coogan
  • Oregon Coast Bank – all branches
  • Columbia Bank – all branches
  • Allstate Insurance – Newport office

Federal Administration’s Personnel, Legal Issues

The last couple of weeks have seen the usual huge number of problems concerning officials and legal problems swirling around Dictator Donald Trump (DDT) not connected to his Russia connections. An …

Source: Federal Administration’s Personnel, Legal Issues | Nel’s New Day

Legislative Report, Volume 28, Number 3 – February 2018 – LWV of Oregon

In This Issue Revenue and Tax Reform Governance Natural Resources Social Policy Education Policy Revenue and Tax Reform By Chris Vogel, Revenue and Tax Reform If you plan to attend the LWVOR Day at the Legislature on Friday, and have time at 8:30 am, please step into Committee Hearing Room A.  Go to this link […]

Source: Legislative Report, Volume 28, Number 3 – February 2018 – The League of Women Voters of Oregon

SOCIAL POLICY
As most of you are aware, HJR 203 A, the proposal for a constitutional amendment that declares that access to Health Care is a Right, passed the House Health Care Committee and the House Chamber of Representatives on a party line vote.
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EDUCATION
If you plan to attend the LWVOR Day at the Legislature on Friday, please attend in Committee Hearing Room F. Go to this link and click the February 23 date on the right-hand side of the page to see the agenda for the Joint Committee On Student Success. It is scheduled to run until 3 pm, so a great session to visit after the Day at the Legislature.
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GOVERNANCE
We are looking at HB 4033 -2 for election rules effects on 2018 referrals, HJR 201 A, housing, and HJR 203 A, health care. This session’s rapid processing saw rules suspended to allow progress before Thursday’s deadline for bills lacking committee hearing assignments. Bills either proceeded forward apace, were pulled for Interim refinement, or stopped. 
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NATURAL RESOURCES
Your natural resources team has prioritized Clean Energy Jobs (SB 1507 or HB 4001) and fees for the Dept. of Environmental Quality to implement Cleaner Air Oregon.  Agencies have small budget “asks” that we will follow. Some land use bills are still alive.
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REVENUE AND TAX REFORM
If you plan to attend the LWVOR Day at the Legislature on Friday, and have time at 8:30 am, please step into Committee Hearing Room A.  Go to this link and click on the February 23date on the right-hand side of the page to see the agenda for the Senate Committee On Finance and Revenue.
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