Gordon Sondland, the “Oregon” millionaire, advisor to Oregon governor Ted Kulongoski in the early 2000s and center-stage in current impeachment proceedings … is registered to vote in no-income-tax Washington state.

In 1988, Sondland bought the Benson Hotel in Portland. He owns a home in Oregon (which is where he raised his two kids with Katy Durant) and registers his cars in Oregon. He’s an active member of the Jewish community in Portland. He was chairman of the Oregon Governor’s Office of Film and Television, serving on the board for 13 years.

So the first time that I saw the claim that Sondland is registered to vote in Seattle, I thought it must be wrong. …

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We’re inundated with headlines trumpeting the latest abortion ban. Opening paragraphs describe bans that kick in after detecting a fetal “heartbeat” about four weeks after conception.*

That’s ‘pregnant enough to stay pregnant’ according to male-dominated legislatures in Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio. Doctors, however, advise women to wait twice that long to tell others they are pregnant due to miscarriage risk.

In news reports, journalists have been parroting one of the more emotional triggers used by vocal opponents of abortion: heartbeat.

What is the image in your mind when you when you read or hear “heart” or “heartbeat”?

I bet it’s something joyful like…

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The version of Eric Garner’s death that New York City Police Officer Justin D’Amico told publicly for the first time this week fell apart under cross-examination.

D’Amico was the senior officer that fateful day in July 2014 when Daniel Pantaleo placed Eric Garner in the chokehold that ended his life. The medical examiner ruled that Garner’s death was a “homicide caused by the officer’s use of force.”

The independent Civilian Complaint Review Board has charged Pantaleo with reckless use of a chokehold and intentional restriction of breathing in the 2014 death of Eric Garner. …


Kathy E Gill

Digital media educator, writer, speaker; sometimes public policy journalist; transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles. #rabblerouser #pushy

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