According to the Oregon State Police and multiple media reports, a group of armed protesters broke windows and stormed the capitol while the state legislature was in session on Monday. Those assembled also attacked a photographer for the Salem Statesman General. One is heard on video telling the photographer, “I’m gonna f*ck you up,” as the journalist leaves.
Gov. Kate Brown issued an executive order establishing the Oregon Broadband Office within the Oregon Business Development Department. The governor’s recommended budget includes funding to fully staff the new broadband office. “This is an economic and equity issue, ” said Brown. “Broadband is essential for businesses to grow, and for schools, health care providers and first responders to deliver the highest quality of service.”
In Portland, Ore., a healthy media economy has led to TV spending increases of 3% to 5% over a year ago, with unit pricing up as much as 10% in high-demand dayparts. Demand is coming from a variety of categories, including automotive, telecom and financial, while the retail and fast food categories have decreased spending versus a year ago.