Don't label Measure 92 dead yet. The ballot fight over labeling genetically modified foods—the most expensive campaign in Oregon history—is officially headed to a recount.
The state elections division confirmed this afternoon that it had finished counting ballots on Measure 92, and it now trails by only 809 votes out of 1.5 million cast. That's well within the 3,00...More
What does $65,800 buy in the legal-weed market?
Right now, a little more than 7 pounds of pot in Washington state. Legal-marijuana prices haven’t yet been set in Oregon, but the same money will pay the annual salary of Portland’s first government weed regulator.
As first reported in Wednesday's More
We ask Oregon’s new pot overlords: What’s your experience with marijuana?
These are high times for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.
Voters have approved
Measure 91, legalizing recreational marijuana, and in doing so handed
the details of regulating weed to the
A new report blames national "Tea Party nativists."
This month's election results suggest Oregon remains a blue oasis in a red political tide. So how to explain voters overwhelmingly rejecting Measure 88, which would have given drivers cards to undocumented immigrants?Salem political insiders had warned for months the mea...
UPDATE: Advocates say business groups trying to "hold the process hostage."
Portland Business Alliance president Sandra McDonough tells WW that unless Portland City Hall removes a personal income tax from the street fee, the business lobby will probably help refer the $46 million proposal to voters.
"It's down to this one detail—and we don't understand why they won't move on that," says McDonough. "We are talking to the folks who are l...
The ride-sharing startup Uber keeps driving closer to Portland.
The San Francisco company, which enlists drivers to use their own cars as de facto taxis, says it’s launching its service this afternoon in Gresham, Hillsboro, Beaverton and Tigard. WW reported the launch in this morning's
U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is greeting legal recreational pot with a bold prediction.
“You are going to
change national policy,” Blumenauer declared Nov. 4, less than an hour