Lawmaker Responds to Dispensary Backlash

MEDFORD, Ore. — An Oregon lawmaker says he’s surprised by the resistance to medical marijuana dispensaries in several southern Oregon cities. He now hopes legislators can use those experiences to make the law more clear. State Senator Alan Bates said he understands the frustration by local city leaders over medical marijuana dispensary laws. One by … Continue reading »

Senator Alan Bates Faces Recall

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Southern Oregon man is launching a recall effort against State Senator Alan Bates, because of the lawmaker’s proposals about dredge mining. The petitioners say they are unhappy that Senator Bates proposed legislation that would restrict suction dredge mining on Oregon creeks and rivers, and designate some rivers as “scenic waterways.” The … Continue reading »