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Friday
Jul132012

Open Letter to Oregon Republican National Committeeman Solomon Yue

Mr. Yue,

My name is Nadine Hanhan and I am writing to express my severe disappointment with the Oregon Republican Party.

On June 23, I attended the District 4 Convention in Roseburg with fellow Republicans as a precinct committeewoman to vote for delegates, alternates and other elected positions. I was excited to participate, to run as an alternate delegate, to record my video, and to see how our Republic works first hand. I was proud to see that others had cheered for me upon watching me give my speech on the screen—most people did not get cheers. I have never been so passionate about politics until this election, and I was very excited to participate for the first time in my life.

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Wednesday
Jun272012

Oregon Republicans choose delegates to Tampa Convention

Controversy surrounds sudden convention adjournment

Roseburg, OR-More than two hundred republican activists and elected precinct committee persons gathered early Saturday morning, June 23, at Umpqua Community College, to participate in the Fourth Congressional District Convention, their purpose, to elect national delegates to attend the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) nominating convention scheduled for August 27-30 in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Republican PCPs gather at UCC to elect delegates to the Republican National Convention in TampaSimultaneous, four other Oregon congressional districts from across the state held similar meetings. At stake was the selection of 28 delegates who will attend the national convention. The number of delegates was apportioned in Oregon based upon the percentage of votes each candidate garnered in the republican primary election.

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Monday
Feb062012

Deputies sue mother for custody

By David Jaques

Roseburg, OR- It hasn’t even been a full month since Ajay Pichette got her daughter Nakota (Kota) back home, following a four year battle with Oregon’s Department of Human Services (DHS).

Kota is settling in nicely to her new routine, according to her Mother, after begin taken from her at only seven weeks old.

Kimberly Root, Photo: FacebooThe case has been to the Oregon Court of appeals twice, and in October of 2011 the court terminated all jurisdiction of the state. This would normally been followed by an immediate return to mother, but the state, this time joined by foster parents Mike and Kim Root, both Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies, filed yet another petition to keep Nakota from her family.

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Wednesday
Jan182012

A Mother and Child Reunion

The Nightmare may finally be over

By David Jaques

AJ Pichette with daughter Nakota, and son Liam - Beacon Staff PhotoRoseburg, OR-The new year promises to be the best ever for Roseburg mother, AJ Pichette, who for over four years has been battling with the state of Oregon and Douglas County to get her daughter back.

Sunday afternoon, January 15, at about 2:00 p.m., four year old Nakota, was finally returned to her mother after four years of court battles and hearings that would ultimately determine her fate. Bright eyed, precocious, “Kota”, as her mother calls her, couldn’t possibly know how fierce the battle was, nor how many state agency case workers and lawyers were involved, nor could she possibly grasp the amount spent on legal costs, estimated to be in excess of $100,000, in an effort to keep the child from her from

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Thursday
Dec292011

Commissioner Cop

Roseburg, OR-After being motioned to pull over by the driver of an unmarked police car, Eugene Hall of Roseburg was surprised to see a Douglas County Commissioner step out from behind the wheel of that car.  Commissioner Laurance - Photo STAFF/Beacon

On Monday, December 19, Hall, who had been travelling on Harvard Avenue, noticed a dark blue sedan drifting into his lane. The driver, he said, was “apparently preoccupied with something on the passenger seat”. Hall said he tapped his horn to alert the driver but the car kept heading towards him, at which point, he said, “I hit the horn again”, convinced that if he hadn’t the sedan would have struck the passenger side of his pickup.

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