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New Report Says Tesoro's Track Record Raises Safety, Pollution Concerns About Proposed Plant on Columbia

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A new report released today raises questions about a giant crude oil terminal that Tesoro Refining & Marketing LLC and the Savage Companies want to build at the Port of Vancouver, Wash.
The proposed Vancouver Energy Distribution Terminal would allow the transfer of 360,000 barrels of crude oil a day from trains to ships at a new facility on the Columbia River. T...   More
 
Thursday, July 10, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

All the News about Legal Pot That's Fit to Print

As Washington state pot shops open, here's what readers should know

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Recreational pot shops in Washington state can begin serving customers this week. That includes two shops across the river in Vancouver: Main Street Marijuana opens today and New Vansterdam is scheduled to  on Friday. Read WW's interview with New Vansterdam proprie...   More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

Hotseat: Brian Budz

Washington’s legal weed starts moving through stores this week. The owner of New Vansterdam talks price, supply and ambiance.


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Brian Budz got teased about his name as a kid. This week it finally pays off. On July 11, Budz, 40, and his business partners will open New Vansterdam, one of the first retail marijuana shops    More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 KATE WILLSON

MMA Fighter and Fraudster Chael Sonnen Fired from Fox for Failing Drug Test. Again.

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MMF Fighter Chael Sonnen, a one-time Republican House candidate with a criminal record who has been called out repeatedly for making racist remarks, lost his job as an analyst for Fox Sports for drug abuse, Fox Sports reports. Sonnen, of West Linn,    More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

“Not Born That Way”

The fight over “curing” homosexuality is the front lines of upcoming gay-rights battles.


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Dean Greer says he doesn’t have sex with men anymore. He is married, has a son and is devout in his faith in Jesus. But Greer says he is not cured from an affliction he calls “same-sex attra   More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Dick's Auto Settles False Advertising Complaint with AG

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Dick's Auto of Hillsboro agreed to settle with the Oregon Department of Justice over a complaint filed by Albany man for inflating the cost of his new Dodge Ram.Dealers can only advertise discounts based on the manufacturer's suggest retail price, also known as the MSRP, but Dick's Auto advertised discounts on the market value."Dick’s would inflate the MSRP and post it in a...   More
 
Monday, June 30, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

New Yorker and The Washington Post Look at Portland Woman's Case and the Problems of Questionable Cell Tower Evidence

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The Washington Post and The New Yorker published stories Friday that highlight the problems of using cellphone data against criminal suspects, and each highlighted the case of a Portland woman whose murder conviction was recently dismissed.WW on June 11    More
 
Saturday, June 28, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

Utah, Indiana Same-Sex Marriage Bans Ruled Unconsitutional

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A federal appeals court today ruled that Utah's ban on same-sex marriage violate couples' constitutional rights, the Los Angeles Times reports. It's the first time a U.S. Court of Appeals has weighed in on the issue.
Last month U.S. District ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

Joint Venture

The corporate face of legalizing pot has arrived in Oregon.


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Paul Stanford had to admit last week he was busted. For years, Stanford has been the face of the drive to legalize marijuana in Oregon, the man who may have done more to push for lawful pot than   More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Warrantless Wiretap In the Mohamed Mohamud Case Is Legal, a Federal Judge Says

Mohamud Must Now Face Sentencing In His Terrorism Case

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A federal judge today upheld the government's use of warrantless wiretapping against a Portland teen convicted of trying to set off a bomb at the Pioneer Courthouse Square Christmas Tree lighting in 2010, the Associated Press reported.Mohamed Mohamud's defense team filed a motion for a new tri...   More
 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 by KATE WILLSON
 

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