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The American Debt Crisis - Growing Debt a Concern Amidst Pandemic

As of March 2020, the average American household was drowning in over $138,000 in debt.

(SALEM, Ore.) - money problems The American economy set records in the second quarter, and not in a good way.

The economy plummeted 32.9 percent between April and June, making this the worst plunge ever. This is due to the novel virus rampaging throughout the United States, causing businesses to shut down and millions of citizens losing their jobs.

Read Full Article (Aug-06-2020 12:33)

Puget Sound Peace Activists on 75th Remembrance of Hiroshima/Nagasaki Bombings

Activists appeal to personnel at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor: Refuse illegal orders; Refuse to launch nuclear missiles

(PUGET SOUND, Wash.) - USS Henry M. Jackson Our proximity to the largest number of deployed strategic nuclear weapons puts us near a dangerous local and international threat. When citizens become aware of their role in the prospect of nuclear war, or the risk of a nuclear accident, the issue is no longer an abstraction.

Our proximity to Bangor demands a deeper response.

Read Full Article (Aug-04-2020 13:50)

Federal Agents Expelling Asylum Seekers as Young as 8 Months from the Border

“The government is playing cowboy with regards to children’s safety”

(BEAUMONT, Tex.) - father and son There are specific rules on how the government is allowed to hold migrant children. The 1997 Flores Settlement requires migrant children in detention have certain rights, including that they be released quickly and held in licensed child care facilities.

Instead, the U.S. has moved hundreds of minors to a clandestine network of hotels — under the custody of a contractor not licensed to care for children. Advocates say many are now “virtually impossible” to find.

Read Full Article (Aug-04-2020 12:51)

China and the United States Could Avoid an Unnecessary War

Both the Chinese and U.S. governments are engaging in reckless behavior that could lead to disaster.

(LONDON) - ocean Although few Americans seem to have noticed, China and the United States are currently on a collision course—one that could easily lead to war. Their dispute, which has reached the level of military confrontation, concerns control of the South China Sea.

The U.S. government insisted on the treaty’s guarantee of free navigation and proceeded to challenge China by sailing its warships through waters claimed by the Chinese government.

Read Full Article (Aug-03-2020 00:49)

Major League Baseball Opened Too Soon

It is clear that the MLB cannot keep its players safe.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Yoenis Céspedes It is time to pull the plug on Major League Baseball. From the beginning, I suspected from the beginning that the reopening of the pandemic-shortened Major League Baseball season would be short-lived.

Given the raging pandemic, MLB was unwise to reopen in the first place.

Read Full Article (Jul-29-2020 19:03)

July 29 National Day of Action to Save Hotel Jobs

Only 37% of hotels have brought back at least half of their employees

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Hotels COVID The pandemic continues to have a devastating effect on the hotel industry and its employees.

AHLA declared Wednesday, July 29 “Save Hotel Jobs,” a National Day of Action for hoteliers across the country to urge lawmakers to swiftly pass additional stimulus relief.

Read Full Article (Jul-28-2020 15:20)

14 COVID Deaths in Oregon Bring Total to 303

Oregon reports 342 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 14 new deaths

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - COVID-19 A message of condolence:
“As we surpass 300 deaths related to COVID-19, including the 14 deaths reported today, I wish to extend sincere condolences on behalf of everyone at OHA to the families who have lost a loved one to this disease.

"It is a stark reminder of the work all Oregonians need to do to bring this pandemic under control. Together we can slow this disease and prevent this terrible loss of life.” – OHA Director Patrick Allen

Read Full Article (Jul-26-2020 12:50)

US Judge Robert Drain: Recuse Yourself!

US Judge Robert Drain should not be presiding over the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy case.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Robert Drain The disgraced Sackler family, owner of Purdue Pharma maker of the criminally marketed opioid OxyContin, has been in the news over a bankruptcy case in NY.

This case is being presided over by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain of White Plains, New York.

Read Full Article (Jul-17-2020 13:06)

Unidentified Federal Officers Detain Peaceful Anti-Racist Protesters

"The outside agitators from Donald Trump’s paramilitary force must be withdrawn from Portland immediately."

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Portland protests The Trump Administration sent federal law enforcement into Portland in order to suppress Oregonians advocating for justice at Black Lives Matter protests.

Federal law enforcement is utilizing unmarked vehicles to detain peaceful protesters.

Read Full Article (Jul-16-2020 13:17)

What Oregon Sportsbooks Can Learn from Their UK Counterparts

Oregon is one of four US states that allows sports betting.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon sports betting In the UK, it’s safe to say that the betting industry is currently thriving.

Because of the fact that the gambling industry is proving to be so lucrative and popular in the UK and indeed, in many other parts of the world as well, more and more countries are looking to get their own slice of the pie and take a page out of the UK’s book.

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