Environmentalists Block Departure of Shell Oil Ship

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 29, 2015

Photo Courtesy: Greenpeace

PORTLAND, Ore. — Environmentalists were up bright and early Wednesday to protest the scheduled departure of a Shell Oil ship to drill in the Arctic Ocean.

More than a dozen protesters with Greenpeace rappelled from the St. Johns Bridge around 3:00 in the morning.  They have enough food and supplies to last a week

Others in kayaks formed a flotilla in the Willamette River, …

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Head Shops and Legalization

Posted by Mike Turner on July 28, 2015

Patty Collins owns Portland’s oldest head shop. Pype’s Palace has been open since 1976 and business is picking up since legalization in Washington and now Oregon.

She says it can only help her store when legal sales begin in October. The Governor signed the bill Tuesday allowing that to happen.

Recreational Marijuana Available At Dispensaries In October

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 28, 2015

SALEM, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown signed a bill on Tuesday that will allow adults 21 and over to temporarily buy recreational marijuana at established medical pot dispensaries starting on October 1st, nearly a full year sooner than expected.

The Oregon Senate and House approved an amendment in June that allows the purchase of a quarter ounce of dried weed, seeds and plant starts, …

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Protesters Stage Outside Planned Parenthood

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 28, 2015

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Several hundred anti-abortion activists lined the street corners near a Planned Parenthood clinic on Tuesday morning after undercover video was leaked of the organization selling parts of tiny unborn babies.

“The newest video released today showed them actually picking through a tiny arm and leg and negotiating prices,” said college student Melodie Durett.  She’s calling for an official investigation.

The …

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FBI Investigating Suspicious Letters Sent to Oregon Government Agencies

Posted by Associated Press on July 28, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — Authorities in Oregon are investigating suspicious packages sent to government buildings around the state.

Oregon State Police said Monday that some of the packages contained an unknown substance.

Police did not say how many packages were received or which government buildings received them. Hazardous materials teams and investigators have responded to the scenes.

Handle with care: …

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