INDEPENDENCE, Ore. (AP) — An incident of racial profiling led to Oregon becoming America’s first sanctuary state. But now, Oregonians are deciding in the Nov. 6 election whether to repeal the law. The vote comes as some other states, such as Vermont, have adopted sanctuary policies and others, like Texas, have banned towns from approving them. Oregon’s Measure 105 has become the most debated and contentious ballot measure facing voters in the mostly Democratic state. Remember to vote folks. Ballots are due not later than November 6 by 8 pm. Postmarks do not count.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has issued an executive order blocking offshore drilling. The Democrat’s order Thursday means Oregon joins several other states trying to shield themselves from the Trump administration’s plan to drill for oil and gas off the U.S. coast. The order directs state agencies to protect Oregon’s coastal economy by preventing activities associated with offshore oil and gas drilling.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government scientists have classified 18 U.S. volcanoes as “very high threat” because of what’s been happening inside them and how close they are to people. The U.S. Geological Survey has updated its volcano threat assessments for the first time since 2005. The danger list is topped by Hawaii’s Kilauea , which has been erupting this year. The others in the top five include Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier in Washington, and California’s Mount Shasta . The experts say the threat rankings aren’t about what will blow next, but “the potential severity” of the damage. In total, eleven of the 18 very high threat volcanoes are in Oregon, Washington and California.
Madras White Buffalo Football plays its final game of a great regular season. Coach Taylor talks about what’s in store for tonight’s matchup with Salem Academy:
Remember you can listen to the game live on KWSO at 91.9fm, online at KWSO.org and on the Tune In Radio App.
Madras Girls Soccer has a play in game this evening – it is a 6:30pm game at Henley High School.
At the Indian National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas this week, Randy Taylor gives us some results:
We have some locals doing well at the INFR. In the Junior/Senior Competition that got going yesterday, Brinley Holyan, a junior barrel racer, is 11th after a 16.01 finish. In the Senior Breakaway, Sammy Bruised Head sits in 7th after the first round with a 3.21. In the average after Round 2, Clint Bruised Head was 17th in the steer roping competition. Jenna Johnson was at 8th in Ladies Break Away. And, Mike Holyan 7th in the Tie Down Roping. Clint’s Round 3 go gave him a 5th with a time of 6.17. Round 3 of the INFR continues tonight.
Thursday was the first of the three day Treaty Conference at the Museum at Warm Springs. The speakers talked about not only the treaty of 1855 for the tribes of Middle Oregon, but also things like unwritten laws, termination and what’s happening today in regards to Indian treaties. Louie Pitt Jr. was the moderator for the day:
Folks must be registered to attend the treaty conference. After continental breakfast this morning, it will get going at 9:00. The treaty conference is part of the Museum at Warm Springs 25th Anniversary events. Six pages of the actual Middle Oregon Treaty of 1855, on loan from the National Archives, is currently on display in the Museum’s Changing Exhibit Gallery. That is open to the public and will be there until November 3rd.