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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Here's an excerpt from the Register Guard about the vote:
The Port of Coos Bay is one of a half dozen ports in Oregon and Washington that are interested in loading coal from Wyoming and Montana for shipment to Asia, where it would be used to produce electricity.
The proposed resolution says coal dust contains toxic mercury, arsenic and lead that would blow from train cars and harm local farms and the health of residents. The export of coal to Asia also would increase greenhouse gases and hasten the adverse effects of global warming, the resolution says.
Piercy said she was contacted last week by officials from the Port of Coos Bay, including Chief Executive Officer David Koch, Chief Commercial Officer Martin Callery, and Reedsport Mayor Keith Tymchuk, who is the chairman of the South Coast Regional Solutions Committee, a job creation advisory group to Gov. John Kitzhaber.
In a Friday e-mail to councilors, Piercy wrote that the officials support the idea of trains transporting coal to Coos Bay and that they asked Eugene officials “provide them with the opportunity to make their best case to us before we make a decision.”
“That seems fair and respectful of intergovermental relations,” she wrote.
After discussing the request with Zelenka, who agreed with the delay, and City Manager Jon Ruiz, Piercy said coastal officials and coal train opponents will speak to councilors on Sept. 10 before they vote on the resolution.
The truth is that the libs in charge in cities like Eugene and Portland want to push their own clean energy agenda. We've known for quite some time that there is a clean way to burn coal, and there is about 250 years worth of coal that we can use for energy.
We also know from talking with people who live in the towns that coal trains run through, that the "dust" issue is non existent.
I had Bill Wilson, President of Americans for Less Government, on the show today to talk about the farce that these people are spinning.
I found it strangely familiar, because in recent decades we’ve seen the same things happen in Oregon.
- A former mayor of Portland identified the man who raped a child for years yet many kept Neil Goldschmidt’s secret and too many still associate with him today.
- Congressman David Wu had unresolved allegations of a sexual crime against him and yet he was re elected year after year till his behavior became too public.
- Mayor Sam Adams, identified as a pursuer of teenage boys by his political opponent Bob Ball. The Portland community chose to villifile ball, elect Adams, and even after a less than the full story mea culpa from Adams, refused twice to recall him from office.
Nike founder Phil Knight, who eulogized Paterno as having done no wrong, will surely amend his comments today, but the silence and coverup at Penn State should look very familiar to Oregonians
Of course, the libs, and left-leaning fish wrappers try to paint Zimmerman as a killer.
I got a call today from a listener named Doug. He tried to tell me that I was wrong when I said that George Zimmerman was right to shoot Trayvon. He also said that I was wrong to say that George Zimmerman, who was part of his neighborhood's community watch program, was right to question the reason behind Trayvon's presence in his neighborhood.
Does he make any good points?
New information released in court documents say that a flat tire started it all. Here's an excerpt from OregonLive with some new details:
The family of the 10-year-old boy who was assaulted in a Northeast Portland Wendy's on July 1 had not stopped at the fast-food restaurant to eat. They were returning from a weekend camping trip when a tire on their car went flat. They rolled to a Les Schwab Tire Center in the 2900 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard, but it was closed. While the family was trying to figure out what to do next, the 10-year-old said he needed to use the bathroom. His father asked his 17-year-old nephew to accompany his son to the Wendy's next door.
As the 10-year-old boy walked into a single-stall restroom, predatory sex offender Adam Lee Brown is accused of following him in, locking the door, pulling out a knife and ordering him to take off his clothes, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court.
Brown, who had a warrant out for his arrest since he took off from the Henry building in downtown Portland and failed to report to his parole officer June 6, told pre-trial service officers after his arrest that he was homeless, had not taken his medication for a month and was using methamphetamine and marijuana. He told them his diagnosis had been bipolar disorder and he was prescribed Lithium and Seroquel.
Part of my previous story talked about the fact that Brown was released five years prior to the end of his sentence, and that lawmakers are considering reducing sentences for prisoners. Adam Brown is a poster child for what is wrong with this idea. You let a sex offender out of his cage FIVE YEARS early, and goes out and attacks another child.
This leads me to ask...is this what you call justice? I think the families of the children that Adam Brown attacked would say no, and I have to say that I agree.
Here is an excerpt from OregonLive:
You don’t need to be a citizen to have a voice in the government, says Cornelius Police Chief Paul Rubenstein. Rubenstein addressed a group of about 30 people Saturday morning at the first Spanish town hall meeting led by the Community Oriented Policing Citizen Advisory Board, a volunteer group in Cornelius that serves as a bridge between city residents and the police. Cornelius Mayor Jef Dalin, City Manager Rob Drake and some City Council members were also present. It is important for Latinos to have a voice in their community, Rubenstein said, because when residents participate, it forms a government that is representative of all groups in the community. The meeting took place at Centro Cultural, a cultural center in Cornelius that serves Latinos. The room was divided between Spanish speakers and English speakers. Rubenstein addressed the group in Spanish, while an interpreter translated for the English speakers. No law enforcement agency of the State of Oregon or of any political subdivision of the state shall use agency moneys, equipment or personnel for the purpose of detecting or apprehending persons whose only violation of law is that they are persons of foreign citizenship present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws.
I had Chief Rubenstein on the Northwest Show to defend his comments. Let's just say that he didn't do a great job of convincing on conservative talk show host...
Businesses that allow consumers to use machines to roll their own cigarettes are now being hit with new regulation costs that have been built in to the new Federal Transportation Bill, and it's forcing a good portion of these businesses to close their doors.
Here's an excerpt from the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
A tiny amendment buried in the federal transportation bill to be signed today by President Barack Obama will put operators of roll-your-own cigarette operations in Las Vegas and nationwide out of business at midnight.
Robert Weissen, with his brothers and other partners, own nine Sin City Cigarette Factory locations in Southern Nevada, including six in Las Vegas, and one in Hawaii. He said when the bill is signed their only choice is to turn off their 20 RYO Filling Station machines and lay off more than 40 employees.
"We'll stay open for about another week to sell tubes and tobacco just to get through our inventory, but without the use of the RYO machines, we won't be staying open," he said.
The machines are used by customers who buy loose tobacco and paper tubes from the shop and then turn out a carton of finished cigarettes in as little as 10 minutes, often varying the blend to suit their taste. Savings are substantial - at $23 per carton, half the cost of a name-brand smoke - in part because loose tobacco is taxed at a lower rate.
Faced with regulation costs that could run to hundreds of thousands of dollars, RYO machine owners nationwide are shutting down more than 1,000 of the $36,000 machines.
"I feel it's kind of shaky,'' Wiessen said. "The man who pushed for this bill is Sen. (Max) Baucus from Montana, and he received donations from Altria, a parent company of Philip Morris. Interestingly enough, there are also no RYO machines in the state of Montana. It really makes me question the morals and values of our elected speakers."
This appears to be a big dog seeing little bits of profit slipping away from them, and the big dog decided to put it's money behind a bill to stop it.
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