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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

Paul Stanford Drops Pot Legalization Efforts

More restrictive petition still on track to gather signatures needed to make the ballot


Longtime pot legalization advocate Paul Stanford announced Friday night on his show Cannabis Common Sense that he is dropping his efforts to get two marijuana legalization measures on the November ballot. “We have decided, given that we were just at about 50,000 signatures, that we do not have the wherewithal to move forward...   More
Monday, June 23, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

Analyst Sues Multnomah County Sheriff, Claims Age Discrimination

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 A senior research analyst fired last year from his job at the Multnomah County Sheriff's office filed suit yesterday claiming he was terminated after he refused efforts to force him into early retirement.Markley Drake, 61, began working as an analyst for the office in 2005, according to a complaint filed Wednesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Then in 2011 the office hired...   More
Thursday, June 19, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

Hotseat: Portland Thorns Goalkeeper Nadine Angerer

The reigning Women’s World soccer player of the year talks about playing goalkeeper for the Thorns and life in Portland.

If you were to pass Nadine Angerer on Hawthorne Boulevard, you might assume she’s another laid-back Portlander, out for a stroll in pegged sweat pants and fedora. Unless you’re a fan of the    More
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Marijuana Legalization Campaigns in Final Push to Make November Ballot


With less than three weeks to go before the filing deadline, two competing pro-cannabis camps are ramping up efforts to gather signatures for three ballot initiatives that would legalize the use of recreational marijuana. Here’s a look at how they’re doing:Initiative Petition 53 is the most restrictive of the three initiatives and has garnered the most support from potential voters...   More
Monday, June 16, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

After Grindr, Jack'd and Adam4Adam, Women Finally Get a Lesbian Dating App


Men have long had access to cellphone applications tailored to find gay, bisexual and bi-curious partners, while women searching for women weeded out men from sites such as Tindr and OkCupid.Today the British app startup Dattch launched in Portland a dating application for women only just in time for Pride Northwest—try it out at the   More
Friday, June 13, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

Canvassers for Marijuana Legalization Measures Form Union, Demand Free Pot


Canvassers hired by the Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp to gather signatures on two marijuana legalization bills say it's not enough to be paid $15 an hour and earn daily and weekly bonuses.They also want to be paid on time and get free weed. (See a ful...   More
Friday, June 13, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

Oregon Voters Like Merkley, Marijuana and GMO Labeling

Six months from elections, KATU/SurveyUSA Poll asks voters to weigh in on how they plan to vote on key issues


Labeling for GMOs, Jeff Merkley and marijuana are all looking strong for the November ballot.A poll released today by KATU and SurveyUSA found a narrow majority of likely voters—51 percent— would back&nb...   More
Thursday, June 12, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

Magical Mystery Tower

Where’s the evidence Rod Underhill said he had that compelled Lisa Roberts to confess to strangling her girlfriend?

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Lisa Marie Roberts never wanted to admit killing Jerri Lee Williams. She was innocent, she always maintained, right up to the end when she pleaded guilty to strangling Williams, her girlfriend,    More
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 KATE WILLSON
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