UO Law School Dustup Settles With Pay Raise


University of Oregon Law School professors will get their merit raises after the university struck down a proposal by some faculty members to divert the money to a post-graduate scholarship fund. The decision to forgo raises, made during a faculty meeting last week, surprised and angered one law professor who wrote Law School Dean Michael Moffitt on Monday. “I just learned – ...   More
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 KATE WILLSON

The Campaign Whisperers

Hints of Oregon’s political future in 2014 can be seen in the contributions of 2013.

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It’s 2014, an election year that will bring before voters an astonishingly broad list of ballot measures, a race for the U.S. Senate and an Oregon governor seeking an unprecedented fourth term. But clues to the key turning points in    More
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Paul Stanford Files Pot Initiative For 2014: Updated


The politics of marijuana are going to get a lot more complicated. Paul Stanford, a longtime marijuana activist whose legalization effort, Measure 80, failed in 2012, yesterday filed an initiative petition for 2014, seeking to change the constitution to legalize pot.During the current legislative session, powerful interests from around the country came to Oregon to move towards the kind of legalization ...   More
Friday, June 7, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Puff, Puff

What will it take for Oregon to finally pass legal marijuana?

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“One reason Measure 80 didn’t pass in Oregon is that the big boys back East who put money into campaigns—Peter Lewis and George Soros—the organizations they help fund aren’t particularly   More
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 WW Staff

The Seattle Police's Guide to Getting High


Now that recreational pot is legal in the state of Washington, the Seattle Police Department has put out an FAQ on smoking and possessing dope in the Emerald City, and it's full of, ahem, high humor.Titled "Marijwhatnow?" the frequently asked questions answers questions such as "Can I smoke pot outside my home? Like at a park, magic show, or the Bite of Seattle?" and "What happens if I get pulled over ...   More
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Billboard Spotter: "Faces of Marijuana" Signs Pulled Down

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In the coming weeks, your morning commute will take you through a landscape of lies, damned lies and campaign slogans. These signs are, as The Five Man Electrical Band once put it, blocking out the scenery and breaking your mind.  Billboard Spotter will do its best to interpret where the road markers point.Sign: Faces of Marijuana.Location: Several, but most iconically at Northeast 7th Avenue ...   More
Friday, October 12, 2012 Matthew Korfhage and Aaron Mesh

Driving After the Influence

If Washington legalizes dope, driving there could become risky for tokers.

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Oregon medical marijuana patients might have reason to worry if the state of Washington’s dope legalization initiative passes in November—that is, if they ever plan on driving in Washington.    More
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE


Oregon and two other states are huffing and puffing toward legalizing weed. But don’t buy that bong just yet.

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Harking back to the days when everything that mattered in politics was decided in smoke-filled rooms, the Western states...   More
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE


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