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Politics Oregon drops proposed ban on pot-laced munchies Oregon drops proposed ban on pot-laced munchies
Oregon officials are backing off their proposal to prohibit sales of pot-infused treats at Oregon medical marijuana stores after receiving hundreds of emailed comments opposing the ban.
Politics Oregon congressional map pleases both parties Oregon congressional map pleases both parties
The 2010 election gave Oregon an evenly divided House of Representatives and a power-sharing agreement between Republicans and Democrats, and the result was a redistricting process that left both parties relatively happy.
Politics State, contractor blamed for Cover Oregon problems State, contractor blamed for Cover Oregon problems
An independent review of Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange has found poor management, an overly ambitious scope and shoddy work by technology contractor Oracle as some of the reasons for Cover Oregon's failed launch.
Politics Oregon AG to implement gay marriage if ban falls Oregon AG to implement gay marriage if ban falls
Oregon's attorney general told a federal court Tuesday why she believes the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages violates the federal constitutional rights of homosexual couples. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum added that Oregon is prepared to implement gay marriages if a federal judge strikes down the ban.
Politics States looking at $0 community college tuition States looking at $0 community college tuition
Nothing sparks consumer demand like the word "free," and politicians in some states have proposed the idea of providing that incentive to get young people to attend community college.
Politics Wyden, Merkley seek new way to pay to fight big wildfires Wyden, Merkley seek new way to pay to fight big wildfires
A bipartisan effort underway in Congress would change the way the country pays to fight catastrophic wildfires, tapping natural disaster funds instead of money intended for fire prevention, lawmakers from Oregon and Idaho said Monday.
Politics Oregon voters could face multiple choices on pot Oregon voters could face multiple choices on pot
Paul Stanford, one of the nation's leading marijuana legalization advocates, doesn't only want Oregonians to have the right to smoke pot. He wants it written into the state constitution.
Politics 2014 election takes shape after filing deadline 2014 election takes shape after filing deadline
Sixteen members of the Oregon Legislature aren't seeking re-election. Two will face primary challengers. And 24 won't have any opponent at all in the primary or general election.