Cannabis Culture: The Legalization of Marijuana

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on July 1, 2015

KXL is profiling several aspects of the legalization of recreational marijuana this week with our series “Cannabis Culture” on Portland’s Morning and Afternoon News.

The law was passed by voters last November and took effect at midnight.

Related Story: Recreational Marijuana Now Legal In Oregon

In part one, Steve Leader tackles some of the lingering questions and how the Oregon law compares with Washington and Colorado’s.

Joe …

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Firework Starts Fire In Vancouver

Posted by Jeremy Scott on June 30, 2015

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Days before fireworks are allowed to be set off in the city limits, a firework was thrown into the yard of a home early Tuesday morning destroying a classic car.

A 1972 Chevrolet Camaro worth about $15,000 in the backyard on Northeast 129th Avenue and 31st Street went up in flames around 3:30.

Crews contained the flames and kept the …

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Father Arrested For Stabbing Son to Death

Posted by Jeremy Scott on June 30, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — Police say a father stabbed his son to death at the apartment building where they lived in Southeast Portland on Monday afternoon.

A witness and one of the first officers on scene at the Seven Gables Apartments on 122nd Avenue near Morrison began CPR on 22-year-old Nicholas Lawson, but he didn’t make it.

58-year-old Michael Lawson is charged with …

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Washington Legislature Approves $38 Billion Budget

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on June 30, 2015
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OLYMPIA, Wash. — In an eleventh hour move, the Washington Legislature has approved a $38 billion budget for the next two years.  Just last week, 26,000 state employees received temporary layoff notices.  The House passed the plan by a margin of 90-8 Monday evening just hours after the Senate passed it on a 38-10 vote.  The bill now goes to …

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Journey Drummer Arrested on Abuse Charges

Posted by mworkhoven on June 30, 2015

SALEM, Ore. — The drummer for the rock band Journey is facing charges in Marion County for domestic assault and menacing.

Police were called to Deen Castronovo’s home in Salem on a report  of a disturbance and he ended up being arrested on the assault charges. He is scheduled to enter a plea today. He’s currently out on bail.

Castronovo was recently …

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