Tribes Oppose Legal Marijuana In Oregon

Posted by Steve Leader on February 26, 2014
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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 …

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5 Hour Energy Targeted By State Of Oregon

Posted by Steve Leader on February 24, 2014
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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 …

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California Meat Recall extended to Oregon, Washington

Posted by Chris Brown on February 17, 2014

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 …

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Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick Apologizes for $300,000,000 Snow Plow Estimate

Posted by Brett Reckamp on February 11, 2014
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Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick is apologizing after firing off a misquote about how much it would cost the city to plow every street in the city.  He told reporters Monday it would cost the city an additional $300 million dollars.  On Tuesday he issued an apology saying it would actually cost $70 million dollars.  His entire written explanation is …

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