Wilsonville Extending Moratorium on Marijuana Business Licenses

Posted by Brett Reckamp on April 21, 2015
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WILSONVILLE, Ore – The Wilsonville City Council Tuesday voted to approve a resolution clarifying their stance on marijuana-related businesses.  The one-year moratorium was set to expire on May 1st, but will now be extended.

Wilsonville City Assistant Attorney Barbara Jacobson says they wanted to wait until the Oregon Legislative Assembly drafted rules before taking any action.  She says once they come …

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Activist Group Files Ballot Measure For $15 Minimum Wage

Posted by Associated Press on April 17, 2015
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SALEM, Ore. — A Portland-based activist group has filed paperwork for a ballot measure boosting the statewide minimum wage to $15.

The group, 15 Now Oregon, revealed plans Friday for a statewide campaign next year. It proposes gradually raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019.

Oregon currently has the nation’s second-highest wage floor at $9.25 an hour. That’s …

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Meadows: Good Is Good Enough

Posted by Steve Leader on April 17, 2015
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MOUNT HOOD, Ore. — Mount Hood Meadows will call it a season at the end of the day Sunday.  Spokesman Dave Tragethon says only twice before in the last 47 years have they closed earlier than that for lack of snow.

Tragethon says the number of skiers this season was down by about one-third.  Still, he says Meadows’ had a good season, …

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Med Mary To New Level

Posted by Steve Leader on April 15, 2015
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A California startup that teams up with marijuana dispensaries to deliver pot to patients’ homes and offices, using a web-based app, already has its eyes on expanding into Oregon and Washington.

The company, Eaze, is based in San Francisco.  Spokeswoman Caroline Vespi tells FM News 101 they’re currently limited to deliveries in the Golden State.

Vespi says if recreational marijuana becomes legal …

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Oregon Jobless Rate Lower Than National Average

Posted by Associated Press on April 14, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon’s jobless rate has fallen below the national rate for the first time since 1996.

The state Employment Department says Oregon’s unemployment rate fell to 5.4 percent in March. That’s slightly lower than the U.S. unemployment rate of 5.5 percent.

Thought the difference between the rates is statistically insignificant, Employment Department economist David Cooke says the numbers show how …

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