Gun Owners In This State Are Taking A Big Stand Against Harsh New Bill

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This is from Western Journalism.

It makes my heart glad to see gun owners in Oregon saying we will not comply with a tryannical and unconstitutional law.



Image credit: Facebook/SB 941 I Will Not Comply Demonstration

They plan to converge on the state capitol later this month.


Despite the fact that gun owners in Oregon are now facing new legislative Second Amendment roadblocks, a coalition of activists are determined to stand up for their constitutional rights. As the Gateway Punditexplains, state Senate Bill 941 – which mandates background checks for all private firearms sales – was recently signed into law, provoking the ire of gun owners who already feel their liberties are under attack.

One way these pro-gun advocates plan to make their displeasure known is through a demonstration set for May 30 at the capitol building in Salem.

The ‘I Will Not Comply Demonstration’ is being promoted on Facebook; and, as of this writing, nearly 1,000 individuals have expressed interest in attending.

“We will form up on the capitol steps in Salem to make sure she [an apparent reference to Gov. Kate Brown] knows just how many people she made into criminals in one stroke of a pen,” an event description states.

The social media posting has already attracted dozens of supportive comments.

Everyone that likes their freedom should go to this,” one Facebook user wrote. “I don’t prefer to be a disarmed sheep. And that is what they want!!!”

Despite the event’s name, there is no overt push to get attendees to disobey the new law. Instead, the rally’s organizer left any such decisions to the individuals who participate.

The description encourages attendees to “do what you think befits an i [sic] won’t comply rally” while practicing “proper weapons safety” at the location.



Citizens Form Armed Response Group After Local Sheriff’s Office Cut to 8 Hours/Day Due to Budget Cuts


This is from Guns Saves Lives.

 I am glad to see people stepping up to protect each other.

How long before the liberals in Portland try to stop these people?

What would you do if your local law enforcement only worked 8 hours per day 5 days per week and only responded to life threatening calls?

Well, one rural Oregon community has an answer – they formed an armed response group made up exclusively of private citizens working on a volunteer basis.

Josephine County, Oregon – 70% of the land here is owned by the US government. Previously, the county was able to keep its government and law enforcement services running due to federal subsidies paid by the federal government.

When the feds cut that funding, the county had to make severe budget cuts according to Fox News. One of the main things that was cut, the local sheriff’s office. We aren’t talking about reducing the number of deputies or using patrol cars for a little longer then usual. We are talking GUTTED.

The office announced they would only respond to life threatening calls from now on. On top of that, the office would only operate 8 hours a day during week days. The government even went as far as to advise citizens to move to another county if they didn’t feel safe.

Well, a group of 100 citizens decided they could feel safe without agreeing to the massive tax raise proposed by the county government. So, they formed the North Valley Community Watch.

The group responds to calls that the sheriff’s office is unable to. Many members of the group carry legal firearms, although none have ever had to use them.

The group uses technology to keep the local residents informed about its operations and maintains a website and a Facebook page where they post local crime news, recent arrests, and other news.

According to Fox News,

Ken Selig — who was the longest-serving law enforcement officer in all three local agencies when he was forced to retire from the department due to cuts — told he found the sheriff’s declaration unacceptable. And he felt compelled to guard his community’s vulnerable members.

“Who else is going to protect you when your government can’t?” Selig said.

Selig and his friend Pete Scaglione formed the North Valley Community Watch, a county-wide organization dedicated to helping citizens in non-life-threatening situations, primarily property crimes. It is one of a handful of community groups that have formed since the cuts. Without a robust Sheriff’s Office, their mission is broader than the typical neighborhood watch group.

Cowboy Rules for the Western States

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This is from The Black Sphere.

Here is a little humor hopefully it will make you smile.


Thousands of emails swamp our email boxes daily, but every once in a blue moon one lands which must be shared: this Cowboy Solution is just one such missive.

Since I grew up in Central Oregon (cowboy country) and spent many summers combining on the family grass seed farm in the mid-Willamette Valley in Oregon, these guidelines made me smile from start to finish!

The author is unknown, but whomever he or she is, God bless you for saying what should be said! For the last 5 years “Flyover Folks” and “Bitter Clingers” have been ridiculed and condescended to incessantly by the Lefties in DC.

Well guess what you Elitist snobs? Those “Flyover Folks” are the salt of the earth patriots, the rugged individualists that built this nation, fought for this nation, and keep us strong today in the face of your Progressive (Marxist) attacks.

Enjoy the read!


Cowboy rules for Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming,Montana, Utah, Nebraska, Oregon,Idaho, Nevada, and the rest of the Wild West are as follows:

1. Pull your pants up. You look like an idiot.

2. Turn your cap right, your head ain’t crooked.

3. Let’s get this straight: it’s called a ‘gravel road.’ I drive a pickup truck because I want to. No matter how slow you drive, you’re gonna get dust on your Lexus. Drive it or get out of the way. 

4. They are cattle. That’s why they smell like cattle. They smell like money to us. Get over it. Don’t like it? I-10 & I-40 go east and west, I-17 & I-15 goes north and south. Pick one and go.

5. So you have a $60,000 car. We’re impressed. We have $250,000 Combines that are driven only 3 weeks a year. 

6. Every person in the Wild West waves. It’s called being friendly. Try to understand the concept.

7. If that cell phone rings while a bunch of geese/pheasants/ducks/doves are comin’ in during a hunt, we WILL shoot it outta your hand. You better hope you don’t have it up to your ear at the time.

8. Yeah. We eat trout, salmon, deer and elk. You really want sushi and caviar? It’s available at the corner bait shop.

9. The ‘Opener’ refers to the first day of deer season. It’s a religious holiday held the closest Saturday to the first of November.

10. We open doors for women. That’s applied to all women, regardless of age.

11. No, there’s no ‘vegetarian special’ on the menu. Order steak, or you can order the Chef’s Salad and pick off the 2 pounds of ham and turkey.

12. When we fill out a table, there are three main dishes: meats, vegetables, and breads. We use three spices: salt, pepper, and ketchup! Oh, yeah … We don’t care what you folks in Cincinnati call that stuff you eat… IT AIN’T REAL CHILI!! 

13. You bring ‘Coke’ into my house, it better be brown, wet and served over ice. You bring ‘Mary Jane’ into my house, she better be cute, know how to shoot, drive a truck, and have long hair.

14. College and High School Football is as important here as the Giants, the Yankees, the Mets, the Lakers and the Knicks, and a dang site more fun to watch. 

15. Yeah, we have golf courses. But don’t hit the water hazards – it spooks the fish.

16. Turn down that blasted car stereo! That thumpity-thump ain’t music, anyway. We don’t want to hear it anymore than we want to see your boxers! Refer back to #1!

And there is more!

The COWBOY Solution to save Gasoline.

OBAMA wants us to cut the amount of gasoline we use…

The best way to stop using so much gasoline is to deport 15 million illegal immigrants!

That would be 15 million less people using our gas.

The price of gas would come down.

Bring our troops home from Afghanistan to guard the borders.

When they catch an illegal immigrant crossing the Border, hand him a canteen, rifle and some ammo and ship him to Afghanistan.

Tell him if he wants to come to AMERICA then he must serve a tour in OUR military.

Give him a soldier’s pay while he’s there and tax him on it.

After his tour, he will be allowed to become a citizen since he defended this country.

He will also be registered to be taxed and be a legal resident.

This option will probably deter illegal immigration and provide a solution for the troops in Afghanistan and the aliens trying to make a better life for themselves.

If they refuse to serve, ship them to Afghanistan anyway,without the canteen, rifle or ammo.

Problem solved.



Obamacare Premiums Higher than the Mortgage

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This is from The Black Sphere.

There are horror stories like this one needing told.

But  the Obama Media will try to suppress them.



By now every American is familiar with the ongoing unnatural disaster that is Obamacare, and most are familiar with the sky-high premiums of ACA-compliant plans.

Economists and health care providers alike warned of the impending, back-breaking expense entailed with insuring everyone in America, even those here illegally. But no one could have foreseen the degree of economic and personal destruction this egregious bill would cause.

Heritage Action contributor, Katherine Rosario, writes of a real-life couple she calls “Jen and husband” and their real-life experience with the ruinous bill.

Jen and her husband, North Carolina residents, selected a health insurance plan that had a low monthly premium.  The Blue Advantage Saver offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of North Carolina worked for them and fit their needs.

They received a letter dated September 24, 2013 that said, “We value your continued membership and want to let you know about some changes.”

But Jen found that the letter was about more than “some changes” as she read through the infuriating letter.  The letter outlined the three key ways her health care plan would be affected “due to the ACA regulations.”  Her BCBS plan would no longer be offered in 2014 because it did not match up to Obamacare requirements; it its stead, they offered her a “new plan that both meets the guidelines of the ACA and offers all the features you’re used to from BCBS.”

The letter added, “to make it easy for you, we have transitioned you to a plan that most closely matches the benefits of your 2013 plan.”

There was just one problem with the suggested plan, the Blue Advantage Bronze.  It was way more expensive.  In fact, Jen told said that the new premium was more than her monthly mortgage payment for her home.

I’m well aware of the verbiage. I, too, received one such letter, although my letter dated September 2013 was not mailed until mid-November 2013. I, too, was told my current Regence Blue Cross Plan was not ACA-compliant. Translation: your modest plan is deemed a “junk plan” by all of us enlightened elitists who know better than you.

And like Jen and hubby, I discovered that the wonderful plan Regence would transfer me to if I did nothing, the “Bronze” plan, was a mere 250% more per month than my current premium. That might be fine if money were no object. But, as an independent contractor who writes and edits to support myself, money is a huge constraint. Or should I say LACK of money is a huge constraint.

On Friday I received a follow-up letter from Regence instructing me that, since HRH Obama spoke “never mind, I shall allow you to keep your policies for one more year,” the Oregon Insurance division has generously agreed to comply with the Emperor’s wishes and I MAY keep my policy until December 2014. Except, pages 2 and 3 state I will need to re-apply and choose a new plan or choose a plan through Cover Oregon.

In case you’ve not heard, as of mid-November, Cover Oregon was non-functional and had yet to enroll 1 single Oregonian. In fact, all Cover Oregon can boast about is an insipid, hippy-influenced song.

And I did personally tell the CSR at Regence that I would rather die than sign up for Obamacareaka the government dole.

You see, this is why socialism is a bad idea. Everyone becomes poorer so that everyone can be “taken care of.” Premiums higher than mortgage payments be darned.

Hegel would be proud; Obama is preening.

And Americans, true patriots across this great land, will not be quiet in the face of ravenous socialism devouring our nation. We will protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domesticeven those residing on Pennsylvania Avenue.



ACORN Tactics Used In NW Anti-Gun Petitions

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This is from The Black Sphere.

We have a coward in chief that is devotee of acorn.

So I am not surprised that Acorn tactics are being used against

Americans Second Amendment Rights.


Oh the never-ending legacy of ACORN tactics…tactics which, much like the Caddyshack gopher, just keep popping up! The membership roles of the win-at-any-cost, ends justifies the means club are flooded with extreme progressives who seem immune to ethics and conscience.

Watch as Laughing at Liberals chronicles Kelvin Moore’s petition drive in Washington state. The bill, I-594, sponsored by the Washington Alliance For Gun Responsibility, would require background checks for private firearms transfers.

What is it about the Left that divorces goal achievement from moral behavior? LAL writes: For the anti gun I 594 in Washington state, one signature gatherer tells a videographer from Oregon to “Just put Vancouver, I don’t care.

They don’t check all the signatures” in order to get his signature on the petition. This takes place about 200 feet away from another petitioner who was indicted on 2 felony charges relating to signature violations 3 years earlier.

Still another signature gatherer abandons her signed petitions out front of a grocery store. This signature gathering operation in Washington is based out of California, and using motel addresses for their business listings. In a nation of laws, a nation whose system of government is a republic, that Republic will only last as long as its citizenry are self-governing in their day-in and day-out lives.

Or as John Adams wisely opined: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” Kelvin Moore and his shady “National PetitionERS for Citizens” embody the ACORN Code and Mantra, “lie, cheat, or deceive — just accomplish the objective!” Moore like ACORN, is the pesky varmint that threatens to ruin America’s landscape. Thus, we return to the one stop-gap erected by the founders against such reckless tyrannies:



Oregon was not always a blue state, but has inched ever leftward as the tree hugging, PETA pushing, Mike Moore applauding, consciousness-raising 1-3%ers began immigrating from all points South.

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This is from Joe For America.

We need a fence to block off the whole left coast.

We need to put massive amounts of birth control pills in the

water supply for the Left Coast.


My good CONSERVATIVE friend, Dan Sandini, the citizen journalist who became well known for his involvement in Breitbart’s “Occupy Unmasked” film, caught this full-fledged, nut-burger, love-a-tree event on video yesterday.


Hoyt Arboretum was ground zero for this big tree love-fest. Note the lovely bride? Seems she opted to kiss her new hubby but hug a tree! Ever the thoughtful gentleman, Dan admonishes her:

“Don’t get sap on your dress!”

The MC warns the attendees, “Don’t let the ants crawl down your backs.”

How does Dan find these gatherings?

I wrote about the plight of Oregon’s economy, which is much like so many other states with Lefties at the helm, in my article “Let’s Re-Calibrate Their Priorities” last summer. Consider that the Feds own over 40% of Oregon lands. Between Federal ownership, touchy-feely DC concern for Spotted Owls and Pine Beetles, Oregon’s booming timber industry and multi-generational logging families are practically extinct.

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Anti-Trapping Bills Introduced Across Country

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This is from Sportsmen Daily.

The people of Connecticut,New Mexico and Oregon better wake up.

I can remember trapping as a kid to make some money.

We only trapped the animals that were valuable.

We took care placing our traps and checked our traps daily.

Anti-trapping bills have been introduced in Connecticut, New Mexico, and Oregon.  Sportsmen in these states need to contact their legislators and ask them to oppose the bills.

In ConnecticutHouse Bill 5566, sponsored by Representative Alfred Camillo (R-Old Greenwich), would ban all foothold traps within 100 feet of any school or day care property, state park, municipal park, municipal playground, public road or highway, public boat ramp, public campground, rest area, public picnic area, blazed trail, or state hiking ground.

The anti-trapping bill is being cloaked as a “child safety” bill.  Similar legislation was introduced in the state last year despite the fact that the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection stated that there have been no reports of children ever being caught in foothold traps.

Connecticut House Bill 5566 is currently pending in the Joint Committee on Children.

In New MexicoHouse Bill 579, sponsored by Representative Roberto Gonzales (D-Taos), would ban most forms of trapping in the state.  Not only would the bill make trapping a crime, it would also make it a crime for a landowner to allow trapping on their lands.  Additionally, the bill prohibits buying or selling the raw fur of any furbearer taken by trapping even if they were legally trapped out of state.

If passed, trapping would only be allowed in New Mexico by government officials under very limited exceptions where trapping is the “only feasible method” to protect human health and safety.

New Mexico House Bill 579 is currently pending in the House Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

In OregonSenate Bill 494, sponsored by the Senate Judiciary Committee, would ban all body-gripping traps in the state, including foothold traps, conibear traps, snares, and any other trap that grips an animal.

Additionally, the bill would:

  • Require trappers to post a sign warning the public of the location of and “the danger posed by the trap to animals and humans” within 5 feet of each trap;
  • Ban trapping within 100 feet of any trail, campground, picnic area, or any other area frequented by the public;
  • Decrease the required trap check time from 48 hours to 24 hours; and
  • Require all traps be tagged with a metal identification tag that includes the name and telephone number of the trapper.

Oregon Senate Bill 494 is currently pending in the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Take Action!  Sportsmen in these states should contact their legislators and ask them to vote against these bills.  Tell them that trapping is a proven and effective means of managing wildlife populations that does not pose a risk to the public or other wildlife populations.  Visit USSA’s Legislative Action Center to find your state legislators’ contact information.

Virtually Unreported: CCW Holder Likely Prevented Larger Clackamas Mall Death Toll


This is from NewsBusters.

This concealed carrier most likely saved many lives.

The shooter most likely saw the other person with a gun.

The shooter knew he was most like to be shot so he killed himself.

Sadly this story does not fit the media template of guns are bad.

If guns kill people mine are defective as they have not killed anybody.

If certain aspects of stories relating to an incident of gun violence don’t fit the template, they usually doesn’t get reported at all. But if such things somehow get some local exposure, they rarely escape into the broader national news environment. What follows is an example of the latter.

On Saturday, Dan Zimmerman at the Truth About Guns blog (HT Instapundit) asked a quite logical question about the horrible murders at Oregon’s Clackamas Mall on December 11, and referred readers to a report from local Portland TV station KGW (video at link) which provides the probable answer:

 Have you wondered why, in such a target rich environment as a suburban shopping mall two weeks before Christmas, the shooter at the Clackamas Town Center only managed to kill two people before dousing his own lights? Part of the reason was a dodgy gun. But as is being reported by, part was also due to the fact that, gun-free zone or not, Jacob Roberts was confronted by Nick Meli who was armed and has a concealed carry permit.

KGW’s text report, which mostly tracks the on the scene reporter’s verbiage, follows. I’ll address the video’s studio introduction after that (bolds are mine throughout the rest of this post):

Nick Meli is emotionally drained. The 22-year-old was at Clackamas Town Center with a friend and her baby when a masked man opened fire.

“I heard three shots and turned and looked at Casey and said, ‘are you serious?,'” he said.

The friend and baby hit the floor. Meli, who has a concealed carry permit, positioned himself behind a pillar.

“He was working on his rifle,” said Meli. “He kept pulling the charging handle and hitting the side.”

The break in gunfire allowed Meli to pull out his own gun, but he never took his eyes off the shooter.

“As I was going down to pull, I saw someone in the back of the Charlotte move, and I knew if I fired and missed, I could hit them,” he said.

Meli took cover inside a nearby store. He never pulled the trigger. He stands by that decision.

“I’m not beating myself up cause I didn’t shoot him,” said Meli. “I know after he saw me, I think the last shot he fired was the one he used on himself.”

Note that apparently no other shots were fired after the shooter allegedly became aware of Meli. If that’s the case, Meli’s armed presence arguably saved an untold number of lives.

That makes the studio introduction of the segment extremely odd, or worse:

 Now to an untold story on the shooting at Clackamas Town Center. We now know there was another armed man in the mall that day: a shopper, who had the shooter in his gunsight but never pulled the trigger. The Night Team’s Mike Benner is live outside the mall, and Mike, the big question for many tonight would be “Why didn’t he shoot?”

That’s a strange introduction for a situation where you know that the answer is that Meli didn’t want to hurt an innocent person, and that no one else was killed or injured (except the shooter, who killed himself) as a result of Meli’s decision not to fire.

I would also not discount the notion that the shooter decided to end his life when he realized that the alternative might be getting shot himself and surviving to spend the rest of his life behind bars or mental institutions.

Saturday afternoon, Eugene Volokh cited four examples of “shootings in which a civilian armed with a gun intervened and brought down the shooter.” Those situations end up forcing the press to report the facts.

The story above clearly didn’t. A Google News search on Nick Meli’s full name in quotes at 11:00 a.m. ET returned no other story.

Earlier this week, a group of Democratic Party politicians in Oregon co-sponsored “a bill that would ban semi-automatic rifles classified as assault weapons.” It appears that the legislation would, if enacted, have banned Meli from carrying his Glock (disclosed in the video coverage, but not the text). Mall shoppers who survived that day, their families, and the public should be asking the dimwitted dozen how much worse the death toll might have been on December 11 if Meli had instead been unarmed — if they only knew the story the press won’t tell.

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Federal food law has some Oregon school cooks steaming

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This is from Fox News.


The new rules bu Queen Moochelle Antoinette are not popular.

Her majesty’s forced food rules are causing hunger and wasted food.

Even people on the left coast are getting mad.


BLUE RIVER, Ore. –  Some school lunchroom cooks in Oregon say a new federal law designed to get young people to eat better is having unintended consequences.

Cooks are spending more time on the paperwork that reports the nutritional content of their meals and less time at the stove.

The Eugene Register-Guard reports that at the McKenzie Elementary School in rural Lane County, the cook is offering fewer options in entrees and is probably going to use more heat-and-serve meals rather than those cooked from scratch.

A state Department of Education official says districts are also unhappy about the requirement that students get at least half a cup of fruits or vegetables, even if they don’t want them. That means paying for the food and for disposing of it.

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Oregon death row inmate fighting reprieve



This is from Yahoo News.

Oregon‘s bleeding heart DemocRat Governor knows what is best.

Let this murdering scumbag die he has already killed two people.

He murdered his girlfriend and a fellow inmate.

So it is possible if he continues to live you could kill again.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon death row inmate and the state’s governor are at the center of an unusual legal battle — the governor has granted the twice-convicted murderer a reprieve, even though the inmate did not ask for it and does not want it.

Gov. John Kitzhaber blocked Gary Haugen‘s scheduled execution last fall, saying no executions would be carried out on his watch.

Haugen has sought to reject the governor’s clemency. He’s voluntarily waived legal appeals that could delay his execution for years and has fought to speed his punishment in protest of a criminal justice system that he says is broken.

Their dispute was heard in court on Tuesday.

Oregon voters reinstated the death penalty in 1984, and the state has executed two people since then. Both occurred while Kitzhaber served as governor between 1995 and 2003. Both inmates had volunteered for execution, waiving their appeals.

After Kitzhaber was again elected in 2010, he announced he wouldn’t allow any more executions while he was in office, saying he was haunted by the previous two. The governor has said he has no sympathy for Haugen but opposes capital punishment and believes Oregon’s death penalty laws are “compromised and inequitable.”

Haugen’s attorney argued in court on Tuesday that Kitzhaber’s reprieve places an “onerous condition” on the death row inmate because it leaves Haugen in the dark about whether he will ever be granted his wish to be executed, since a different governor could take a different position.

“It could be a day, could be seven years,” Harrison Latto said of the reprieve. “During that indefinite period of time, they’re saying, ‘sit tight and we’ll tell you at the end of that period whether you’ll be executed or not.”

Latto argued Tuesday that three cases, from 1907, 1918 and 1926, require the subject of a reprieve to agree to it.

“A reprieve is not effective until accepted by the recipient,” Latto said in Marion County Circuit Court. “Mr. Haugen does not accept this reprieve.”

Latto also argued that the reprieve is illegal because it has no specific expiration date — it lasts until the governor leaves office.

Kitzhaber’s attorney, Tim Sylwester, said Haugen can only decline the reprieve if it comes with strings attached. He cited the case of a man who refused to admit guilt as a condition of a commuted sentence. In Haugen’s case, Sylwester said no such conditions apply.

“He has a death sentence he can’t challenge,” Sylwester said. “Right now (with the reprieve) you’re serving a life sentence, it’s unconditional . so you can’t refuse it.”

Nationwide, governors in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee have issued blanket commutations of death sentences, along with those in Illinois, twice, and New Jersey.

Kitzhaber’s action was different. Instead of granting clemency to all death row inmates, he forestalled their executions until he leaves office. The Democrat is eligible for re-election in 2014.

Two previous Oregon governors have issued blanket commutations of all death sentences. Gov. Robert Holmes commuted every death sentence during his 1957-1959 term, and Gov. Mark Hatfield commuted every death sentence after the state abolished them in 1964.

Haugen was sentenced to death five years ago for the killing of a fellow inmate. He was already serving a life sentence for fatally bludgeoning his former girlfriend’s mother, Mary Archer.

Judge Tim Alexander said he will make a ruling within two weeks. If Alexander rules for Haugen, the previous death warrant in the case will move forward unless Kitzhaber’s attorneys appealed.


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