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Oregon Says Yes to Marijuana

Voters approve making recreational marijuana legal


Oregon has burned down its last prohibition on marijuana.

Voters tonight approved Measure 91, which legalizes the use of recreational weed. The measure leads 54 percent to 46 percent.

The vote means that the Oregon Liquor Control Commission will tomorrow begin a year of setting rules for dispensaries, many of which are still hazy in Measure 91. Weed can be legal...   More
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by AARON MESH

VIDEO: Watch the Supercut of Election Candidates' Guilty Pleasures


Still haven't filled out your ballot? Don't feel bad. The people asking for your vote are good at wasting their time, too.

Maybe you need a little motivation—like learning which Game of Thrones book U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) is currently reading, or how many hours your legislators have spent watching Hoarders.

Each year, WW invites...   More
Thursday, October 30, 2014 by AARON MESH

Portland's Water Bureau Foes Revive Demand for Criminal Investigation of Sewer Building


The political activists who tried and failed this spring to wrest control of Portland utilities from City Hall are reviving their call for a criminal investigation into the construction of an expensive Bureau of Environmental Services office building.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by AARON MESH

Alta Bike Share is Moving to New York City


Portland company Alta Bike Share went to New York City last summer. It isn't coming back.

New York-based investment firm REQX Ventures confirmed today what's been widely expected for months: It's buying Alta Bike Sha...   More
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by AARON MESH

Mayor Charlie Hales Proposes Color-Coded Chart to Track Cost Increases on City Projects

Hales responds to damning city audit of sewer building.


Responding to a damning city audit of a sewer office building that tripled in cost, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is proposing a public report to track cost increases on any contract or construction project that goes before City Counc...   More
Monday, October 27, 2014 by AARON MESH

Neighborhood Coalition Says Airbnb Hosts Are Failing to Get New City Permits


Nearly three months after Portland City Hall legalized short-term rentals like Airbnb, a coalition of neighborhood associations is complaining that the newly-legit room renters are ignoring the requirement that they obtain city permits.

Southeast Uplift...   More
Friday, October 24, 2014 by AARON MESH

VIDEO: Watch the Full Weed Debate, Complete with Catcalls and Lies


Tuesday night's debate on legalizing recreational marijuana had a harsh buzz.

The audience at Portland State University's Lincoln Theater knew where they stood on Measure 91 (they,    More
Thursday, October 23, 2014 by AARON MESH

Four New Complaints Allege Racial Harassment at Daimler Trucks North America


The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries has received four more civil-rights complaints from workers at Daimler Trucks North America, bringing the total allegations of racial harassment at the Portland manufacturer to nine.

The new complaints, released today by state workplace regulators, add to    More
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 by AARON MESH

Legal Weed Debate is Live Tonight on KATU


The state's only televised debate on legalizing recreational marijuana will air tonight on KATU-TV, with WW joining other Oregon media to ask questions to both sides of Measure 91.

"Oregon's Great Pot Debate" will air tonight at 6:30 pm. The event is being hosted at Portland State University's Lincoln Theater.

Measure 91's backers will be represent...   More
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by AARON MESH

Watch the GMO Ads Bought with Record-Breaking Spending on Measure 92

Donations top $17 million with three weeks to go.


It's official: The struggle over labeling genetically modified food is now the most expensive ballot-measure fight in Oregon history.

Two campaigns for and against Measure 92 have now reported raising a combined $17.2 million. The "yes" campaign has collected $6.1 million, while the opposition has hauled in $11.1 million.

That shatters the previous record...   More
Monday, October 20, 2014 by AARON MESH

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