UPDATE--Seaside Adolescent Sexuality Conference.
In the week since KOIN Local 6 reported on the annual Seaside, OR Adolescent Sexuality Conference, local leaders, law enforcement and policy makers have taken the reigns. Here is a list of those who plan to investigate the conference since the story ran: Clatsop County Sheriff, Tom Bergin Clatsop County District Attorney House Education Committee including members, Representative Sherrie Sprenger and Representative Julie Parrish City of Seaside Those who are not investigating
Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference--What Are Our Tax Dollars Paying For?
KOIN 6 stunning report shows that Oregonians are not only paying for a conference that includes interactive workshops, keynote speakers, demonstrations, and pornography that students under 18 are attending, but that school leaders and teachers were not made fully aware of the graphic nature of the conference. At the 2014 conference held in Seaside, students and attendees were given free attendee gifts that included lubricants, condoms and sexually suggestive buttons to wear.
Local Professor Resorts to Marginalizing Critics Over Costly Research
Pacific University Professor, David Scholnick, will be remembered as the marine biologist who fashioned a shrimp treadmill all in the name of science. While the treadmill was a very small part of his research, no one can claim the research he conducted cost a small amount. At one point in the timeline of the controversial story that began in 2009, Scholnick claimed his research cost up to $3 million dollars. In his recent sarcastic blasts against his naysayers, he calls his c
Subsidized Obama-Phone Program Fraught With Waste & Fraud
A recent report from a CBS affiliate in Denver demonstrated how the government program to give those in need a free cell phone accomplished just the opposite. Those who could afford phones, received them. Food stamp cards were used fraudulently to get those who don't qualify for the program a phone. Vendors for the program were subsidized and incentivized to sign up citizens. "The $2 billion a year Lifeline program has handed out more than 13 million free cellphone plans acro
$700,000 in Taxpayer Dollars to Pay for an Eyesore...er...Art
Along the MAX tracks in North East Portland, taxpayers get to view art that is being described as "rustic junk that is falling apart". Taxpayers are on the hook for $700,000 for the project. View the report and video here.