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Oregon House Democrats plan all-day floor sessions as Republicans continue delays

Speaker of the House Tina Kotek, D-Portland, watches a vote from the dais in the House chamber at the Capitol in Salem, Oregon, April 11, 2019.

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Oregon House Democrats are preparing to ramp up the intensity of an already punishing schedule, pausing many legislative committee hearings in coming days in order to pass bills as Republican lawmakers use delay tactics.

“Starting Thursday we’re canceling committees,” House Majority Leader Barbara Smith Warner, D-Portland, said Tuesday. “We’ll just do 8 to 10 hours of floor a day and just keep doing it.”

According to the most recent

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The American Jobs Plan Is the Wrong Solution to the Digital Divide

Executive Summary

  • The Biden Administration’s American Jobs Plan (AJP) includes a proposed $100 billion investment to ensure every American has access to high-speed internet.
  • The AJP emphasizes municipal broadband, implies a movement toward price controls, and is marked by one-size-fits-all solutions, all of which could deter investment in infrastructure, drive out competition, and ultimately harm consumers.
  • To truly “future proof” our internet infrastructure and expand access to high-speed internet, policymakers should also continue the light-touch regulatory approach that embraces private-sector leadership and emerging technologies such as satellite internet and 5G in addition to traditional broadband.


The Biden Administration’s recently

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Major DC health plan hacked, affecting 200,000: 7 details

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Plan in Washington, D.C., was the victim of a data breach affecting 200,665 people and likely carried out by foreign cybercriminals.

The health plan, formerly Trusted Health Plan, said in a data notice that every current enrollee, current employee and former employee has been affected by the incident. 

Seven details to know about the data breach:

  1. On Jan. 28, the health plan learned someone attacked its computer system and stole personal information.
  2. CareFirst informed the FBI and started an investigation with the help of
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New Hanover County middle and high schoolers move to Plan A

NEW HANOVER COUNTY (WWAY) — Monday, thousands of students across the Cape Fear returned to class for full-time, in-person instruction.

And as New Hanover County middle and high school students embarked on their “third” first day of class, 6th grader Zay Ray looked forward to science.

“Yeah it’s a lot of fun,” said Ray, “because when we do experiments, we don’t get to actually be there and see it. So I like in class learning, because you can pay attention, but when you’re at home you can get distracted.”

Failure rates across the area rose during online learning, partially for

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Biden’s $180 Billion R&D Plan Prioritizes Key Areas Such As Chips, Quantum Computing

As part of his recently unveiled $2 trillion infrastructure investment plan, President Joe Biden said his administration would commit $180 billion to “R&D and industries of the future.” Among the sectors earmarked for the money are advanced computing, which includes quantum computers, as well as semiconductor design and manufacturing.

These have become central to the U.S.’s technological rivalry with China, which sees quantum computing and specialized chips powering artificial intelligence applications as once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to leapfrog America in high tech innovation. Former Google CEO and billionaire Eric

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FBI arrests man for plan to kill “70% of Internet” in AWS bomb attack

The FBI arrested a Texas man on Thursday for allegedly planning to “kill of about 70% of the internet” in a bomb attack targeting an Amazon Web Services (AWS) data center on Smith Switch Road in Ashburn, Virginia.

Seth Aaron Pendley, 28, was charged via criminal complaint on Friday morning for attempting to destroy a building using C-4 plastic explosives he tried to buy from an undercover FBI employee.

The FBI got wind of the suspect’s plans in January when he revealed his plot on the MyMilitia website using a ‘Dionysus’ handle, a forum used by militia members and supporters

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