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Legal marijuana is inevitable in Oregon, so do it right, two retired Multnomah prosecutors say

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Oregon Political News

Oregon health exchange may soon go live, but expect bugs

Legal marijuana is inevitable in Oregon, so do it right, two retired Multnomah prosecutors say

Oregon lawmakers lukewarm on bill to require minimum wage for disabled workers

Problem gambling bills pass Oregon House, could reshape state lottery's mission

Blind hunter bill falls flat at Oregon Legislature hearing

DEA needs warrant to access Oregon prescription database, judge says

Sen. Jackie Winters transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital

Compromise bill to protect renewable energy mandates passes Oregon House

LNG proposals in Oregon are next in line for federal export approval

Oregon House passes bill tweaking annexation election rules

Bill restricting pesticides for bee protection gutted

Lawmakers consider tax relief for student loans; passage appears slim

Prison system's budget is short $90 million

Oregon K-12 enrollment hits record high

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News From the Regions

Portland/Metro Area

Cully Park will get $1.25 million boost from Portland Parks & Recreation, City Commissioner Amanda Fritz says

Portland Public Schools strike preparation: District asks teachers whether they plan to work as union urges them to remove personal belongings from classrooms

Washington County to add 7 new staff positions to the Land Use and Transportation Department for handling building permits

The Big Shrink at Big Pink: U.S. Bank gives up 200K square feet

Barbs fly ahead of ratepayer court hearing

TriMet supports privacy restrictions at Legislature

Riverfront Park project in danger?

Salem Area

Former legislator hopes to unseat Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney

EPA sharing cancer study results with parents

School board approves changes to West Salem school boundaries

Marion County Commissioner Patti Milne announces bid for state Senate seat

Salem City Council hears about medical marijuana dispensary plan

Sen. Jackie Winters taken to hospital for observation

Lawmakers drop local improvement district changes, target Keizer Station deal

Second Republican enters primary race for House District 25

Central/Eastern Oregon

Ambre Energy's Columbia River coal export terminal gets key state permits, but a new hurdle is added

Oregon's DEQ issues three Morrow permits but adds another coal hurdle

Albany/Corvallis Area

Panel: Keep, expand current fire station location

New $40 million veterans home is on time and budget

Neighbors hear about plans for permanent homeless shelter on S.W. 4th

Eugene Area

Two area manufacturers closing, laying off workers

Lane County poised to end large events at Buford Park in 2015

Medford Area

Medford school board recall effort led by former Central Point teacher

Medford district attendance 68 percent; walkout reported at North

Medford schools attendance exceeded expectations, Long says

Recall effort targets four on Medford School Board

Mt. Ashland faces bleak forecast for weather, revenue

Regence leader sees more health care changes

Klamath Falls Area

Barry Point timber going begging

Water diversion on hold

Southern Oregon Coast

School enrollment inching higher

National News

House approves clean debt hike

Yellen stays the course on stimulus exit

Obama downplays mandate delay

Conservative groups blast clean debt bill

Panel votes to block IRS regulations

Battle over CBO ObamaCare report rages

Group wants to get rid of Speaker Boehner

Business News

What happened to workers laid off from the state's RV factories?

Oregon economy will inch forward in 2014, expert panel forecasts


Portland Area

Oregon's graduation rates and the race from the bottom: Editorial Agenda 2014

Cover Oregon in your gas tank: Editorial

Tim Nesbitt: Oregon's part-time work habits generate over-worked concerns

David Sarasohn: Waiting for the income tax kicker to kick

Legislature must ask voters to legalize marijuana: Guest opinion

CRC deserves a vote of no-confidence: Guest opinion

Salem Area

Kitzhaber says this isn't New Jersey

Bay Bridge: Too big to fail

Central/Eastern Oregon

Two truths and a lie: Sochi Winter Olympics

Albany/Corvallis Area

Editorial: We’re slowly gaining on homelessness

As I See It: Is it time to dismantle public sector collective bargaining?

Eugene Area

Report not kind to county

Kitzhaber’s next four years

Moral judgments block aid to the unemployed

Three-lane street design is most family-friendly

Roseburg Area

Editorial: Rude behavior is improper delivery system for resistance to natural gas pipeline

Medford Area

A reasonable precaution

The union's position without the district's spin

All would benefit from real immigration reform

Southern Oregon Coast

The class war on drug users

The good news you likely don’t know

Can’t blame Obamacare this time


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