Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a Republican bill designed to give added protection from lawsuits to people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays. The proposed legislation subjected Arizona to blistering criticism from major corporations and political leaders from both parties and set off a national debate over gay rights and religious freedom.
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Posted by Steve Leader on February 26, 2014
An organization representing 57 Northwest Indian tribes has gone on record against legal pot in Oregon.
The executive director of Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, Terri Parr, says members had questions about the anti-marijuana resolution, but that support for it was overwhelming.
Parr says tribes want to live in safe and healthy environments. And that the legalization of pot would go against …
Posted by Steve Leader on February 24, 2014
A popular energy drink is under investigation by the Oregon Department of Justice. It is accusing the owners and marketers of “5 Hour Energy” of violating the state’s Unlawful Trade Practices Act.
The D.O.J says the health effects of the product, which combines caffeine with tyrosine and phenylalanine, are not known. The state’s complaint refers to “92 adverse incident reports” involving …
Canby Police Chief Bret J. Smith announced Tuesday that two additional suspects have been named in the murder of 43-year-old Edward Kelly Spangler. One of them is Francis Paul Weaver – the son of Ward Weaver who raped and killed 2 girls in Oregon City 12 years ago. Francis becomes the third member of his family charged with murder. His …
A recall of meat products harvested from diseased animals has been expanded to include locations in Oregon and Washington. Rancho Feeding Corps. of Petaluma, California recalled nine million pounds of meat products just over a week ago after it was disclosed they had harvested meat from sick animals between January, 2013 and the 7th of last month.
The USDA now says …