Citations Dismissed on The Greenery

PHOENIX, Ore. — Local governments are now allowed to temporarily ban medical marijuana dispensaries. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber signed it into law, giving cities and counties until may first to enact moratoriums that could last until May 2015. Even if cities choose not to ban them, they could still set policies and regulations for those … Continue reading »

New Dredging Battle in Oregon

NEAR TOLO, Ore. — A controversial legislative bill signed by Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber on Thursday limits who can operate a gold dredge on Oregon streams. It’s bringing praise from environmentalists and condemnation from the mining community. Alan Mash was pumping up his Tahiti prior to paddling out to a small dredge he has anchored … Continue reading »

Oregon Governor Signs in New Laws

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s governor has signed off on 66 pieces of legislation. This brings the total number of bills signed by the governor in the 2013 session to 787. One of the most-watched is House Bill 3460, which basically creates medical marijuana dispensaries. Effective immediately, the law tasks the Oregon Health Authority with establishing … Continue reading »

Ethics Committee Explores Governor Issue

SALEM, Ore. — A government ethics committee is looking into whether Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, can accept money for delivering speeches on health policy. Governor Kitzhaber is a former emergency room physician, and state legislator. He regularly gets paid speaking offers, but so far has not accept any during his time in office. A lawyer … Continue reading »

Fight For Wind Energy Tax Credit

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is asking Congress to save tens of thousands of jobs that are now at stake. Kitzhaber joins the Governor of Iowa in leading the “Governor’s Wind Energy Coalition”, which represents 28 states that would be affected by the loss of a wind energy production tax credit. The wind … Continue reading »

Governor Against The Grange Casino

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon voters will soon weigh in on a proposed casino near wood village and now Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is getting in on the debate. The Governor says he is firmly against the Grange Casino and today he filmed a campaign ad against Measure 82 and 83, which would authorize that casino. … Continue reading »