•   
  •   
  •   

US Secession in the Pacific Northwest? Some Oregon residents petition to join Idaho

05:10  18 february  2020
05:10  18 february  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

One person dead after crash in northwest Charlotte

  One person dead after crash in northwest Charlotte One person dead after crash in northwest CharlotteThe incident happened on Old Plank Road around 11 a.m.

Some Oregon residents petition to join Idaho . The proposal to join Idaho isn't the first effort Oregonians have made to leave the state. In 1941, residents of residents of southwestern Oregon tried to secede by creating a state of Jefferson with northern Californians.

Talk of secession is in the air -- always. The Cascadia movement has been around for years in the Pacific Northwest , inspired in part And, while success remains extremely unlikely, Move Oregon ’s Border is gaining a little traction. In the past month, proposals to let voters weigh in on the issue have

Frustrated by liberal policies, some Oregon residents are petitioning to leave the state –by moving the border with Idaho westward.

The movement has secured initial approval from two counties and aims to get enough signatures to put the proposal on local ballots in November, said the group Move Oregon's Border for a Greater Idaho.

Cancer: States with the highest risk for melanoma linked to UV rays

  Cancer: States with the highest risk for melanoma linked to UV rays States with the highest rates of melanoma cases linked to ultraviolet radiation are spread across the United States on the East and West coasts, in Hawaii and in landlocked states, according to a study published Monday in the International Journal of Cancer. Melanoma is one of the most rapidly increasing cancers in the United States, jumping 2% per year between 2005 and 2015 in both men and women, the study found, with an estimated 151,000 cases a year by 2030 up from just over 96,000 in 2019, if current trends continue.

Some students using the lessons will also be reading Carlos Arnaldo Schwantes, The Pacific The course begins by introducing students to today’s Pacific Northwest and placing current issues In sum, there were many in the Northwest —including many Portland residents —who felt that Seattle

Many people in Idaho , Oregon , and Washington have developed strong opinions about California It is important to realize that newcomers in the Northwest from California have clearly gotten the Put in different terms, there have been constant attempts to say that some people "belong" in the Pacific

If the group succeeds, voters in southeast Oregon may see a question on whether their county should become part of Idaho by redrawing the border.

Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning.

“Rural counties have become increasingly outraged by laws coming out of the Oregon Legislature that threaten our livelihoods, our industries, our wallet, our gun rights, and our values,” Mike McCarter, one of the chief petitioners, said in a press release. “We tried voting those legislators out but rural Oregon is outnumbered and our voices are now ignored. This is our last resort.”

Oregon Republican walkout: Bill to cap greenhouse gas emissions dead in Senate; Republican senators still absent

The proposal comes after Oregon Senate Republicans fled the capital to protest a bill on greenhouse gas emissions last year, and while Democrats control the governor's office and state legislature. Another chief petitioner, Valerie Gottschalk, said she hopes the proposal will gain traction similar to how the petition to recall Gov. Kate Brown did last summer.

Oregon wrestles with building facilities in tsunami zones

  Oregon wrestles with building facilities in tsunami zones Experts say the big one is coming to the Pacific Northwest: a massive earthquake that will cause buildings and bridges to collapse and unleash a tsunami that will devastate the coast. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this July 22, 2019, file photo, Oregon State University's Marine Studies Building, which is under construction in a tsunami inundation zone, is viewed from the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Ore. The building, center right, is surrounded by Yaquina Bay. The Oregon Legislature appears poised to continue to allow construction of critical facilities in tsunami inundation zones, a move slammed by critics.

Some rural Oregon and Washington residents , unhappy with liberal policies passed by urban voters, want to secede to conservative Idaho . Parsons said rural residents of Oregon and Washington have long wanted to break away from their more liberal neighbors, like Seattle and Portland.

Although the definition of Pacific Northwest varies and even the residents of this region have not agreed on the exact boundary, the common Idaho is the US 14th largest state and the second largest in the Pacific Northwest after Oregon with an area of approximately 83,569 square miles.

Proponents did not collect the 280,000 signatures for a recall election, but Greater Idaho said it only needs to collect about 2,400 signatures from Josephine County and about 3,000 from Douglas County to appear on the ballot.

"People here would prefer Idaho's conservative governance to the progressive/liberal current Oregon governance," Gottschalk said in a press release. "Every time I look at the Facebook group Greater Idaho, the group has gotten bigger."

Of Oregon's 36 counties, only 14 in the Willamette Valley area would remain if the group had its way. Moving the border would require approval from the U.S. Congress as well as the Idaho and Oregon state legislatures, however.

Secession in Virginia?: W.Va. governor Justice says he'd welcome Va. counties wanting to secede 'with open arms'

The proposal to join Idaho isn't the first effort Oregonians have made to leave the state. In 1941, residents of residents of southwestern Oregon tried to secede by creating a state of Jefferson with northern Californians.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Secession in the Pacific Northwest? Some Oregon residents petition to join Idaho

Lori Vallow, mother of missing children, will be returned to Idaho .
The mother of two children who have been missing for months has decided not to fight extradition from Hawaii to Idaho. © Provided by CNN Lori Vallow, 46, was arrested last week and faces multiple charges, including two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of children, according to a criminal complaint filed in an Idaho court. require(["c.deferred"], function () { if (typeof scriptHandled == "undefined") { var scriptHandled = {}; (function () { var speakableScript = document.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 8
This is interesting!