Oregon Discusses Future of Pot Violation

OREGON — Recreational marijuana isn’t officially legal until next summer, but some counties in Oregon are already changing how they prosecute marijuana violations. Prosecutors in Multnomah County announced they will dismiss 50 pending cases involving marijuana, and future marijuana crimes will not be pursued. Southern Oregon authorities and the Jackson County District Attorney say enforcement … Continue reading »

Law Enforcement Discuss Marijuana Future

MEDFORD, Ore. — Measure 91 passed, but marijuana will not become legal until next July. Prosecutors are now trying to decide whether it is worth moving forward on current and future marijuana violations. The Multnomah County District Attorney recently announced, prosecutors will dismiss about 50 pending cases involving marijuana violations. In the same statement, the … Continue reading »

Oregon Int. Air Show Names New President

HILLSBORO, Ore. — The Oregon International Air Show named Bill Braack as President and will take over after Judy Willey’s nearly twenty year tenure with the Air Show. Braack previously served as the Director of Operations for the last three Air Shows, and officially began as President on November 8. Braack began as an air … Continue reading »

Same-Sex Marriage to Help Oregon Economy

SALEM, Ore. — A new study shows same-sex marriage is expected to bring millions of dollars to Oregon’s economy every year. The finance website “Nerd Wallet” looked at consumer spending on weddings, the self-identified gay and lesbian population, and overall marriage rates. They say same-sex marriage is expected to add 42 million dollars to Oregon’s … Continue reading »

“Healthiest State” Challenge for Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon is in a challenge with Iowa to become the healthiest state. Business, education and political speakers from across the state, including Southern Oregon, are meeting in Portland today to launch the promotion. The governors of each state released a video challenging each other to push for healthy states. The project aims … Continue reading »

Number of Homeless Students Increasing

SALEM, Ore. — According to education experts, the number of homeless students in Oregon is increasing. The Oregon Department of Education says nearly 19,000 students were homeless sometime during the 2013-2014 school year. That’s up more than 730 students from the year before. That number includes students who may live in motels, or bounce between homes … Continue reading »

Winds Fuel Wildfire Near Cannon Beach

CANNON BEACH, Ore. — Even with the colder weather, wildfires are still starting in Oregon. 70 mile per hour winds fueled the flames of a wildfire burning near Cannon Beach. Investigators say it is unclear what caused the fire, but hope to have it mopped up soon. Portland resources reported crews from Tillamook and forest … Continue reading »

Boy Rescued After 238 Feet Fall

BODEGA BAY, California – A four-year-old boy is recovering after he fell 238 feet down a cliff in Sonoma County. The child was walking on a trail with his mother on Monday when it happened. He suffered serious injuries from the fall, including broken bones. According to reports he is now in stable condition. The … Continue reading »

Vigil Held for Newport Boy

NEWPORT, Ore. — On a dock facing the Yaquina Bay Bridge, hundreds of community members lined up with candles Saturday night to honor 6-year-old London McCabe. Police say the boy died on Monday, after his mother threw him over the bridge. On Saturday, the Newport community showed an outpouring of support to remember McCabe. “I … Continue reading »

Kenneth Bae Returns Home

SEATTLE, Was. — Kenneth Bae, one of two American detainees released from a North Korean prison and brought home Saturday, was a former University of Oregon student. Bae was taken almost exactly two years ago and friends say bringing Bae back wasn’t easy. It’s been a long road and fight for the Korean-American missionary, who … Continue reading »

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