Testing Flower Power

New state rules haven’t settled the debate over the testing of legal pot for safety and how fast it will get you high.

News Stories
Jesse Peters understands why the state of Oregon wants testing of the shiskaberry buds he grows on his Wilsonville marijuana ranch. Peters, president of Eco Firma Farms, knows that sending s   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 AARON MESH

Prison Blues—And Grays

An aging population of inmates is costing Oregon a bundle.

News Stories
Oregon prisons are looking more and more like assisted living centers. That’s because Oregon houses the highest percentage of elderly inmates in the nation, according to a 2014 report by the   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 GABRIELLA DUNN

Dr. Know: Is the Oregon poultry flu epidemic the same as the deadly "bird flu"?

Dr. Know
Like a lot of folks, I have the flu. The news says Oregon poultry is also having a flu epidemic. I recall a fuss about deadly “bird flu” a few years ago, so I assumed that’s what I have. M   More
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 MARTY SMITH

Opening the Tax Floodgates

Hold your wallets. Oregon Democrats ruling Salem want to raise your taxes.

Lawmakers convened in Salem on Jan. 12 to attend Gov. John Kitzhaber’s inaugural address and start the business of making new laws. Many states saw Democrats wiped out in the 2014 election   More
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Into the Weeds

Oregon can avoid the bad trips other states took on legal pot.

News Stories
Ann Lininger has a lot of reading to inhale. After only a year in the Oregon House, Lininger, a Lake Oswego Democrat, heads into a new legislative session Jan. 12 with a doozy of an assignment:    More
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 AARON MESH

UPDATE: City of Oregon, Ohio, Will Not Ruin Own Good Name Because #Sprots (POLL)

With Oregon Ducks playing the Ohio State Buckeyes for the college football title, this suburb of Toledo picks a side


UPDATED: Per Toledo's ABC affiliate (with a tip of the hat to Deadspin), the mayor of Oregon, Ohio, has decided that the town will NOT change its name for the upcoming national championship matchup. Oregon, Ohio, has had the name since before its namesake attained statehood. The mayor of Oregon, Ohio, also announced plans to "declare the January 5th-12th Ohio State Buckeye Week" ...   More
Sunday, January 4, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

The Animal Lawyer

In Oregon, animals are people, too. Meet the prosecutor who protects them.

Cover Story
For decades, William Holdner raised cattle west of Portland in Columbia County—as many as 2,000 at a time. But in 2012, he let his cows starve. In a four-month period, records show, Holdne   More
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Five Oregon-Distilled Whiskeys to Try

Distillery Guide
The Emerald 1865 (pictured above) Ransom Spirits The Emerald is made from an 1865 Irish whiskey recipe, made in an alembic still from grain grown on Ransom’s farm, then aged three years in oak   More
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 WW Staff

Homemade Hooch

The hills of Portland are crawling with moonshiners.

If there’s any such thing as a commercial version of pawpaw brandy, neither I nor my buddies in Mountain View have ever heard of it. You can’t buy commercial pawpaw wine, let alone pawpaw    More
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 BRIAN YAEGER

Dr. Know: Why is there an optional ballot-secrecy envelope in Oregon?

Dr. Know
Why is there an optional ballot-secrecy envelope in Oregon? Was there some nefarious tampering or spying in the past that warranted its development? —Enveloped in Curiosity I don’t mean to   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 MARTY SMITH


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