Sheriff’s Association Supports Hanlin, Brady Group Calls For Resignation

Posted by Jeremy Scott on October 8, 2015

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence on Monday called for the immediate resignation of Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin and his replacement as lead investigator of the Umpqua Community College shooting, calling him “unfit” to complete the investigation.

The Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association responded on Thursday, saying they fully support him.

Related: Gunman Kills Nine, Wounds Nine at Umpqua Community College

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Umpqua C.C. Gunman Was Army Dropout Who Studied Mass Shooters

Posted by Associated Press on October 2, 2015

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The 26-year-old gunman who opened fire in an English class at Umpqua Community College, killing nine, was an Army boot camp dropout who studied mass shooters before becoming one himself.

Related: Gunman Kills Nine, Wounds As Many at Umpqua Community College

A day after the rampage in an Oregon timber town, authorities said Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer wore a flak jacket and brought …

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Speaker Boehner Stuns Congress, Announces Resignation

Posted by Associated Press on September 25, 2015

WASHINGTON — With Congress in turmoil, House Speaker John Boehner suddenly informed fellow Republicans on Friday that he would resign at the end of October, stepping aside in the face of hardline conservative opposition that threatens an institutional crisis.

The 13-term Ohio Republican shocked his GOP caucus Friday morning when he announced his decision in a closed-door session. It came one …

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Catholics Gather In NE Portland To Watch Pope’s Address To Congress

Posted by Pat Boyle on September 24, 2015
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Portland, Ore. — Dozens of people gathered at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in NE Portland to eat breakfast and watch Pope Francis’ televised address to Congress.

They clapped and stood when the Pope said we need to protect and defend human life at every stage.  They also responded when the Pope talked about using technology and wealth being  for the common …

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Candidates Spar in 2nd GOP Debate

Posted by Associated Press on September 17, 2015

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Amid the back-and-forth bickering over Donald Trump, the Republican presidential contest took a substantive and serious turn in Wednesday’s prime-time debate, with candidates wrangling over immigration, gay marriage and foreign affairs.

The policy shift quieted Trump, the brash billionaire who has roiled the GOP field, for long stretches during the debate that stretched past three hours and …

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