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High Times Gives Up on Holding Oregon Cannabis Cup in Milwaukie


High Times magazine has given up trying to convince the city of Milwaukie to approve permits for the nation’s largest legal-weed party, the Cannabis Cup.
Cannabis Cup organizers told The Oregonian today that they’ve w...   More
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by AARON MESH

St. Mary’s Academy Officials Launch "Continuing Conversation" With Portland Archdiocese Over LGBT Hiring


Aftershocks continue to ripple through St. Mary’s Academy and the Catholic Church following historic policy changes at the school in the wake of firing a...   More
Friday, August 28, 2015 by AARON MESH

Lauren Brown on St. Mary's Academy Policy Change: "Together We Really Can Move Mountains."


Lauren Brown, the woman fired by St. Mary's Academy after officials learned she's gay, says the school's decision to hire openly LGBT employees has left her "overjoyed."
"The students, parents, and alumni of St. Mary’s Academy should be so...   More
Thursday, August 27, 2015 by AARON MESH

Archdiocese Spokesman: Archbishop Alexander K. Sample Played No Role in St. Mary's Firing


Controversy continues to swirl around St. Mary’s Academy after a WW story revealing the all-girls’ Catholic prep school fired staffer Lauren Brown after she told them she’s gay.

Many parents and alumni, while    More
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by AARON MESH

St. Mary's Academy Backs Down, Changes Policy on Hiring LGBT People

Lauren Brown still hasn't gotten her job back.


Bowing to public outcry, St. Mary’s Academy has agreed to broaden its hiring policy, with the board announcing it “has added sexual orientation to its equal employment opportunity policy.”
It’s still unclear what that policy change means—both for the school’s faculty or for Lauren Brown,   More
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by AARON MESH

Vow of Silence

St. Mary’s Academy hired a rising star. She says they fired her for being gay.

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Lauren Brown seemed a perfect match for St. Mary’s Academy.  The 27-year-old from Bloomington, Ind., graduated in 2010 with a math degree from Lewis & Clark College.   She made suc   More
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 AARON MESH

High Times Aiming to Hold the Cannabis Cup in Milwaukie


The nation’s biggest legal-weed party is looking to land in Clackamas County.
For months, High Times magazine has struggled to find a site in Portland where it could host the Cannabis Cup, a marijuana trade show and festival. That hunt was stymied by the   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 by AARON MESH

Hotseat: Dave Dahl

The co-founder of Dave’s Killer Bread talks about bottoming out and cashing in.

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The face of Dave’s Killer Bread has many masks.  For the past five months, Dave Dahl has been buying African tribal masks on eBay. He’s hung more than 200 of them on the red walls of his Mi   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 AARON MESH

Mayor of Oregon Coast Town Quits Over Backlash to Pot Ban

UPDATE: City drops plans for weed ban, but mayor not coming back.


The Oregon Coast town of Rockaway Beach tried to ban recreational weed shops.

It now has some very angry pot smokers. And it no longer has a mayor.

Mayor Joanne Aagaard resigned this morning from her job atop the beach town of 1,312 people,    More
Friday, August 14, 2015 by AARON MESH

Oregonian Seeks Weed Reviewer For Drug-Free Newsroom


The Oregonian wants a pot critic.
Editors at the state’s largest newspaper have started placing ads, shared on Facebook in July, seeking a freelancer to write two to four reviews a month of marijuana strains and edibles.
“The candidate should be an experienced cannabis consumer,” the notice says, “with deep knowledge about the variety of strains and products avail...   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 by AARON MESH

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