Lars got his start in radio at age 16 spinning records (remember 45s?) and reading news, sports and weather (twice an hour) on KTIL (The Mighty 1590) from a little cinderblock building on the edge of a cow pasture in Tillamook, Oregon (75 miles West of Portland, Oregon).
36 years later, he’s only moved 75 miles east to Portland and light years to “the Right”. Emmy and Peabody award winner Lars Larson brings nearly four decades of experience as a radio and television journalist to the microphone for six hours of the best talk radio in America. Six hours of daily prep keep The Lars Larson Show on top of the news and top-of-mind for listeners across the country.
Along the way, Lars has worked for more than a dozen radio stations and five television stations. Today, Lars holds down the fort from 12pm – 4pm on Radio Northwest flagship FM NEWS 101 KXL. His local talk show airs on seventeen stations in the Pacific Northwest (and earns him the biggest local talk radio audience in the region).
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This country began researching solar back in the fifties to provide power for satellites. Perfect use. Less than perfect is the crazy project Oregon calls the Solar Highway near Wilsonville.
Now the mainstream fishwrappers have dutifully done stories that include all the numbers you need. The project cost 10 million bucks and it generates 1.97 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year. But they never mention what that’s worth.
The retail cost of electricity is less than ten cents a kilowatt hour…so that project makes juice worth about 200-thosuand dollars. If you figure all that money in the project is worth about 5 percent a year, then you just made a machine to generate 200-thousand dollars worth of electricity a year for a cost of 500-thousand a year. Anyone see a problem with that? And of course, that little calculation leaves out depreciation, maintenance, an all the other costs.
Any wonder that Solar World, which Oregonians have subsidized to the tune of tens of millions of dollars, and that now enjoys a crazy 31 percent tariff designed to protect it from foreign competition, appears to be failing and on its last legs..?
Here's an excerpt from Oregon Live:
The renegotiated deal with TriMet is less than the $25 million commissioners agreed in February 2010 to contribute to the $1.5 billion project. TriMet offered to slash $2.4 million from the county's bill, but the county also offered several concessions, including property and the waiver of various fees TriMet owes the county.
The new agreement and financing plan passed 3-1, with Commissioner Paul Savas, a longtime critic of the project, the lone opponent. Commissioner Jim Bernard abstained, citing business property he owns in downtown Milwaukie that is expected to be affected by the project.
Chairwoman Charlotte Lehan and commissioners Jamie Damon and Ann Lininger hailed the new agreement as a financially wise deal that will save taxpayer money.
"The choices we have are to pay less now for a better project with more features and needs expressed by community members, or paying more later without those project features," Lininger said in explaining her support. "There is not to my understanding the option of not paying."
The reduced contribution would free up approximately $330,000 annually in the general budget over the next 20 years and save $1.6 million in interest over that time period, county officials said.
Approving the agreement sends the message to other regional partners that Clackamas County follows through with its commitments, the commissioners said.
"We can't expect our partners to be willing to partner with us to support our projects in the region when we're not able to do even 1.5 percent, the very small amount for this project," Lehan said. "This project, I truly believe, can be a renaissance for Oak Grove and Milwaukie."
The vote came against the backdrop of the Sept. 18 special election, when voters will decide on the anti-light rail initiative Measure 3-401.
"Doing this in advance of the vote is poor public policy," Savas said. "This does not gain or garner trust from the public."
This deal shows a complete disregard for what the public wants.
Thankfully, the public has the opportunity in October and November to remedy this issue.
Here is an excerpt from Oregon Live about the possible ban:
Oregon's dairy industry is revving up for a new fight over raw milk following the E. coli outbreak last month.
The Oregon Dairy Farmers Association will gather legislators, producers and perhaps state agriculture officials this summer to discuss a possible crackdown on sales of unpasteurized milk in Oregon. Raw milk producers and consumers won't be invited.
"We feel that something needs to be done," said Executive Director Jim Krahn. "We've been saying this for a long time."
This is a prime example of the buyer being responsible for their actions. It's no different than someone buying chicken or beef at the store, going home, under cooking it, and ending up with food borne illness.
It appears that the only people that are really in favor of stopping the sales of raw milk, are the people who produce pasteurized milk.
In the beginning Govt created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the economy was formless and void, darkness was over the surface of the ATMs, and the Spirit of Govt was hovering over the land.
3 And Govt said, “Let there be spending,” and there was spending. 4 Govt saw that the spending was good, and that it separated the light from the darkness. 5 Govt called the spending Investments, and this he did in the first day.
6 Then Govt said, “Let there be roads and bridges across the waters, and let dams divide the waters from the waters.” 7 Thus Govt made the infrastructure and the patronage jobs for eternity under the firmament from the Potomac which was above the firmament; and it was so. 8 And Govt called the firmament Washington. This Govt did on the second day.
9 Then Govt said, “Let the regulations and the guidlines under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the Bureaus appear”; and it was so. 10 And Govt called the Bureaus demigovts, and the gathering together of them He called AFSCME. And Govt saw that it was good.
First of all, there are none within a hundred miles and I’d like to get one of their delicious chicken sandwiches.
Meantime, Portland, keeping it weird, has Homosexual Hamburger Mary’s getting into the fight with a hate free chicken sandwich. Where’s the hate boys? Dan Cathy of Chick Fil A, for the record, didn't say he opposed Gay Marriage. He said he supported the biblical version of marriage. That’s a good and positive statement.
But while some gays are taking this in stride as the personal statement of a man’s personal beliefs, the victimhood seeking part of the gay community sees it as an insult. And they’re determined to punish this man and his company for voicing his opinion and believing in the bible. That’s un-American and those homosexuals who take this position should be ashamed of themselves.
President Obama meantime, lauded as the first gay president, is actually the coward the gays should be bashing. He’s a switch hitter. First he’s opposed to gay marriage cause that makes black voters happy. Then he decides he needs his gay friends so he says he’s personally in favor of same sex marriage, which is a contradiction in terms to begin with.
But he also says he’s not going to do a damn thing about homosexual marriage AS PRESIDENT. Hey Barry, if you straddle the fence any more, you’re going to end up with a fence post where it don’t belong.
Well a southern Oregon man was told that if he put out a fire burning near his property, that he would be arrested for doing so.
This small fire was part of what became the Frenchglen fire that is burning in southern Oregon. Governor Kitzhaber has now declared a state of emergency in southern Oregon due to fires like this.
The real travesty here, is that this fire was preventable. I was joined by John Witzel, the man who was told not to put out the fire, today on the show.
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