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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As part of his pledge, Hales said he wouldn't accept any donation over $600, would only accept money from Oregon donors and wouldn't self-fund.
Hales loaned himself $100,000 in the primary.
He faces state Rep. Jefferson Smith in the general election.
Smith, who raised less money than Hales in the primary, earlier called on his competitor to limit contributions.
"Let's do this the Portland way," Hales said.
This makes little, to no sense in my book. Why would a candidate want to limit the amount of money that his campaign can raise? Perhaps it's because he's not receiving that many contributions in the first place.
Hales's competitor, Jefferson Smith, joined me today on the Northwest show, and I asked him if he would limit his contributions.
President Obama on Wednesday asserted executive privilege over documents sought by a House panel ahead of its vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.
It's the first time Obama has used executive privilege since taking office. A White House aide said the president had gone longer without asserting the privilege in a congressional dispute than any other president in the last three decades.
Are you kidding me? The same President who bashed George W. Bush for using executive privilege during his term, is now pulling out all the stops in an attempt to protect his friend Holder.
The reality is that President Obama blocking these documents is illegal. He is using executive privilege without approval from congress. This has Watergate written all over it.
I spoke with Jim Huffman, Dean Emeritus at Lewis and Clark Law School about what the President is doing, and the possible fallout.
For four weeks now, the thugs have been jamming up a major transportation hub with illegal activities designed to extort more work from their brothers in the electricians union.
The result has been cargo that misses its shipping date on cargo vessels, truckers caught in a mile long line at T-6, at least a couple of auto accidents and real chaos.
Companies in Oregon and Washington that depend on deliveries to keep their workers on the job have been hurt. Some shippers have been forced to spend hundreds of extra dollars to truck cargo to the Port of Tacoma. And now, a major shipping line has diverted a ship from its planned stop in Portland, and is simply skipping that stop. Here's an excerpt from Oregon Live on the vessel that is skipping the rose city:
Managers at Hapag-Lloyd, one of the world's largest steamship lines, told freight forwarders Monday not to expect the 38,000-ton Cape Mayor in port this week. Instead the ship is expected to unload its Portland-bound containers in Oakland, Calif., where they'll be sent on by truck or rail.
Another Hapag-Lloyd ship departed Portland late after calling on the Port of Portland last week -- as did a vessel owned by the Hanjin shipping line, which left about 100 empty containers at the terminal Monday to avoid further delays, port managers said.
We know how far these long shore jerks will go, after their hostage taking and dumping of cargo in Longview. And the only reason Kitzhaber tolerates this nonsense, is that the unions own through their political contributions.
But what if there was someone among the Oregon State chemistry staff that went against the grain? Someone who didn't buy in to the talk of global warming. Someone who was preaching that global warming was, in fact, not real. Well, it was happening at Oregon State, and it appears the powers at OSU didn't like it.
Dr. Nicolas Drapela is an award-winning chemistry professor at OSU. He routinely has full classes, and those students routinely rate him a tough, but fair professor. But, unlike the bulk of the faculty at OSU, Drapela doesn't buy in to the global warming talk. In fact, he talks frequently about how global warming, in fact, does not exist.
Recently, Dr. Drapela was informed that his contract at OSU, which runs out in September, would not be renewed. After meeting with his supervisor, as well as their supervisor, Drapela has yet to receive a reason for why the university has chosen not to renew his contract.
He wasn't fired for budget reasons, scandal, or for any transgressions worthy of dismissal. Drapela believes that it is his views on global warming that may be behind this firing. Dr. Drapela joined me today on the show to talk about his situation.
He’s ordered that young illegal aliens not be deported and that they be granted work permits.
How many ways is this wrong? America is a nation of laws where all are treated equally, unless Obama needs the Latino vote and chooses to throw out the law.
Second, this country has millions of unemployed, and teenage unemployment is stratospheric.
Hey democrats, tell your kids that an illegal alien deserves that summer job more than your law abiding kids do.
If immigration laws don’t apply, then which laws should Americans have respect for? Some of them, or none of them?
And I know some Hispanic Americans who are outraged that they have to compete with, and share the reputation of illegal aliens.
This disgusting political move by this disgusting Chicago politician will surely please some in the minority community. But it will cost him among Americans; black, white or brown, who respect the rule of law, and won’t vote for a President who thinks he’s above the law.
NO MAS MR PRESIDENT!
Well in the city of Ashland, they've had a strangle hold on the amount of drive-thrus in their town for years. Recently there has been debate as to whether or not to loosen the restrictions. Here's an excerpt from the Mail Tribune:
The Ashland Planning Commission recommends loosening restrictions on downtown drive-thru windows — despite testimony from former city officials that drive-thrus promote an auto-centric culture and should fade away.
The commission voted Tuesday to recommend allowing the four downtown banks with grandfathered drive-thru windows to relocate or remodel without losing their ability to operate the drive-thrus. The commission's recommendation is scheduled to go before the City Council on July 17.
The legal change is being championed by the Ashland Food Co-op, which hopes to persuade Umpqua Bank next door to move so that the popular, crowded grocery store can expand its parking lot.
As the law stands now, Umpqua would find it almost impossible to get approval to bring along its drive-thru if it moved to another location.
"It's just a convenience of our auto-centric culture that we promote things like this," said Commissioner Michael Dawkins, who was the only one to vote against the change. "We should try to eliminate all drive-thrus and have people get out of their cars."
I had Michael Dawkins on the northwest show today to talk about his views. He claims to be a libertarian in favor of freedom of choice. It would appear that he is in favor of that freedom, as long as people are choosing his choice.
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