Organized Opposition Mounts Against Recreational Weed Campaign

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So far there's been no organized opposition to Measure 91, the marijuana legalization measure on the November ballot. That's about to change. Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis says the Oregon District Attorneys Association will decide this week how much money to invest in a campaign to fight recreational marijuana legalization in Oregon. Marquis expects some business and medical interests ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Nigel Jaquiss and Kate Willson

DA Josh Marquis' Local Paper Criticizes Death Penalty


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When WW was putting together a cover story last year questioning whether Oregon can afford to pursue the death penalty, one of the first calls we made was to Clatsop County District Josh Marquis, a nationally known advocate for capital punishment. But Marquis' local newspaper, The Daily Astorian, takes a different view. The paper's editorial board has come out against the death penalty in the ...   More
 
Monday, April 27, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Partial List of U.S. Attorney Candidates For Oregon: Updated


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The applicants to be the next U.S. Attorney for Oregon include a slew of white men, at least one African-American man, and a woman who has set up a Facebook page to solicit support. Like the two federal judgeships currently in play, the U.S. Attorney's job requires presidential appointment and is highly coveted in legal circles. The U.S. Attorney for Oregon is the state's top federal prosecutor ...   More
 
Friday, August 28, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Some Surprises in Oregon's U.S. Attorney Sweepstakes


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Over the weekend, a 13-person selection committee interviewed candidates for two plum federal law enforcement posts in Oregon: U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshal. The U.S. Attorney's spot in particular is a high-profile position and highly desirable. Going into the weekend, many insiders speculated that Dwight Holton, an assistant U.S. Attorney was likely to be one of three finalists. The son of ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

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