Oregon Sheriffs Fight for Gun Owners' Rights—Unless They Use Medical Marijuana

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The Associated Press has an interesting Oregon story out today about the sheriffs of Washington and Jackson counties fighting in court to deny a concealed-handgun license to a medical-marijuana patient named Cynthia Willis in Medford.Check out the whole story over at NPR. Here's the beef:The sheriffs argue that the 1968 U.S. Gun Control Act prohibits selling firearms to drug addicts, and they say ...   More
Monday, April 4, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Washington County Sheriff Wants Portland in JTTF


Portland City Council will hold a lengthy work session on Tues. Feb. 15 beginning at 9:30 am on the question of whether to rejoin the Joint Terrorism Task Force. Presenting their case at that meeting, will be interim U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton (above), who wants the city in the JTTF; and ACLU director Dave Dave Fidanque along with his allies opposed to the city rejoining the JTTF. The council will ...   More
Friday, February 11, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

David Wu’s Election Day and Night

As Democrats nationwide nervously await election returns to see how many of their congressional incumbents get unseated, let’s turn our attention to Oregon’s First Congressional District. U.S. Rep. David Wu is trying for a seventh term representing a northwest Oregon district that includes the west side of Portland and Washington County. He had a 13-point lead ...   More
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Jason Slotkin

Deputies Find Stolen Robot

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Monday, January 12, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

No More Free Buses in Fareless Square

TriMet's board voted this morning to eliminate free buses rides within Fareless Square beginning Jan. 3. The 5-1 6-1 vote followed months of public commentary and was contingent on the expansion of two additional MAX lines being routed through Fareless Square. MAX and Streetcar travel in the square will remain free. Board members Rick Van Beveren and Robert Williams supported the ordinance, ...   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 Allison Ferre

Sam Adams vs. Tom Brian: Two Visions of the Future Face Off in Hillsboro

In one-party Multnomah County, much of what passes for political debate is really just parsing different shades of blue. But Monday night, political junkies will get a chance to see some real contrast, as OPB and Community Newspapers bring together Portland Mayor Sam Adams and Washington County Chairman Tom Brian for a discussion of how the region should grow in the future. In many ways, the ...   More
Friday, December 11, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Homeless Portland Beavers May Get in Line for Stimulus Dollars

Glum Portland Beavers fans today saw Portland City Council vote to turn PGE Park into a soccer (and football) only stadium, which means the century-plus old baseball team will join the ranks of the city's homeless after it plays the 2010 season. But out in Washington County, Beaverton city officials —who made an unsuccessful run at landing the Beavers last year— are exploring the ...   More
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

State Fines Notorious Landfill

A quickie update today to a Washington County landfill that was the subject of a WW cover story three years ago. Oregon environmental regulators have issued a $22,071 fine against Grabhorn Inc. for what the state Department of Enviromental Quality calls "the company's continuing failure to provide adequate financial assurance for post-closure environmental monitoring and maintenance of its Lakeside ...   More
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 HANK STERN


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