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Marijuana dispensery opens in Ashland

Members of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program now have a new resource in Ashland for medical marijuana. The Greenery, which opened April 20, is located at 1746 Ashland St. The non-profit business offers free membership, free classes, discounted therapeutic services and on-site medicine. The Greenery does not have doctors that can issue OMMP cards, but […]

Tuition equity bill gains momentum

On March 29, the Oregon Senate passed Senate Bill 742 by a vote of 18-11, a crucial step in an attempt to allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates if they met certain selection criteria. The Oregon House of Representatives still must pass the bill, but the Senate’s approval has already angered many of […]

State unemployment rate going down

State unemployment rate going down

Roughly 6,300 news jobs were gained in Oregon during January, reducing the state’s unemployment rate from 10.6 percent to 10.4 percent. This is the lowest unemployment rate the state has seen in 24 months, according to the Oregon Employment Department’s monthly report, released last week. The 6,300 jobs are a seasonally adjusted rate, meaning that […]

OUS restructuring plan gaining attention

OUS restructuring plan gaining attention

Public universities facing a potential $100 million dollar cut from next year’s budget are scrambling to restructure the way they financially operate. Several potential plans for restructure have been proposed by the Oregon University System and individual universities, and one plan in particular is gaining support from the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University. “We […]

Controversial ban targets children

Controversial ban targets children

Portland congressman Mitch Greenlick’s proposal of a controversial bill that would penalize bicycle passengers under 6 made headlines this week. The bill would make it illegal to carry a child under the age of 6 either a bike or a bike trailer. Greenlick was inspired to draft the bill after reading an Oregon Health & […]

Stricter child pornography law in the works

Stricter child pornography law in the works

Oregon Attorney General John Kroger plans to make a push for a state law that would make the viewing of child pornography illegal. The Oregon Supreme Court recently ruled that looking at child pornography, as long as it wasn’t purposefully downloaded, printed, or paid for was legal under Oregon statutes. Kroger plans to propose a […]

Marijuana Measures Fail

Marijuana Measures Fail

California’s Proposition 19 and Oregon’s Measure 74 were roasted in the polls early last week, but supporters of marijuana reform laws are confident that the 2012 elections will deliver better results. A Gallup national survey released a week prior to Nov. 2 showed that American’s support for legalizing marijuana reached an all-time high at 46 […]

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