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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Widmer Brothers Employee Hit By Car and Critically Injured

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 27, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — A man is in bad shape after he was hit by a car at Russell Street and Mississippi Avenue in North Portland just before noon on Monday near where he works.

44-year-old Angel Marquez of Sandy is an employee at Widmer Brothers Brewing.  He was taken to the hospital in serious condition with traumatic injuries.

Investigators say Marquez was in a …

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Boy Scouts of America Ends Blanket Ban on Gay Adult Leaders

Posted by Brett Reckamp on July 27, 2015
Fort A.P. Hill, Va. (April 31, 2005) - The spirit of brotherhood through scouting closely resembles that found in the Navy, which add to the spirit of adventure during the National Boy Scouts Jamboree. More than 40,000 Boy Scouts from every state in America and dozens of other countries attended the Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill. U.S. Navy photo by All Hands Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Todd Frontom (RELEASED)

NEW YORK — The Boy Scouts of America have ended a blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion because of their faith.

The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that embroiled the Boy Scouts for years and threatened the organization with lawsuits, takes effect immediately. It was approved Monday by the BSA’s …

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500,000 Dodge Ram Trucks Recalled For Defective Steering

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 27, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — More than a half-million Dodge Ram pick-up trucks and other vehicles have been recalled by Fiat Chrysler because of a defect with the steering.  It’s the top-selling pick-up truck in Oregon.

The model years in question include trucks made between 2008 and 2012.

The Italian-American automaker must offer to buy back the vehicles from customers.  It’s the biggest such …

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