Breeze Botanicals Opens New Location

ASHLAND, Ore. — The second location for the medical marijuana dispensary, Breeze Botanicals, was welcomed by the Ashland Chamber of Commerce on Friday morning. As reported earlier this week, the dispensary is branching out to Ashland after operating in Gold Hill for about eight months. On Friday, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon … Continue reading »

Officials, Groups React to Resignation

SALEM, Ore. — Several state officials and groups are reacting to Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber’s decision to resign. Statement from Secretary of State Kate Brown: “This is a sad day for Oregon. But I am confident that legislators are ready to come together to move Oregon forward. I know you all have a lot of … Continue reading »

Oregon Governor Kitzhaber Resigns

SALEM, Ore. — Embattled Oregon Governor Kitzhaber resigned from office in Salem Friday, following months of controversy and questions surrounding he and his fiancée Cylvia Hayes. This comes after key Democratic allies urged him to step down Thursday. Senate President Peter Courtney told reporters he and House Speaker Tina Kotek asked Kitzhaber to resign. Also, Oregon … Continue reading »

Oregon Man Connected to Pakistan Bombing

PORTLAND, Ore. – A man who is residing in Portland has pleaded guilty to the crime of accessory for the assistance he provided to individuals connected to the May 27, 2009, suicide bomb attack at the headquarters of Pakistan’s intelligence service in Lahore, Pakistan. Reaz Qadir Khan, 51, entered his plea before U. S. District … Continue reading »

Trial Discussion in McCabe Murder Case

NEWPORT, Ore. — Could the mother accused of throwing her son off of the Yaquina Bay Bridge have been deemed mentally fit for trial? On Thursday, Jillian McCabe appeared in court in Lincoln County. In December, the judge ordered a mental evaluation for the woman at the state hospital. McCabe is facing an aggravated murder … Continue reading »

Treasurer Calls for Governor to Resign

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler is weighing in on Governor John Kitzhaber’s plan to not resign. He released the following statement Thursday on the governor: “It is with deep sadness that I ask Governor John Kitzhaber to resign his position as Governor of Oregon. He has accomplished many great things during his long … Continue reading »

New Little League Champions Named

LAS VEGAS (CNN) — The Mountain Ridge All-Stars from Las Vegas have been named the Little League World Series U.S. Champions by default. This, after the Chicago team they lost to in September was stripped of their title. Little League International announced Wednesday that the Jackie Robinson West Team was found guilty of cheating. It … Continue reading »

Brown Releases Statement About Return

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown released a statement Thursday regarding her early return from a conference in Washington, D.C. Here is the full statement: “Late Tuesday afternoon, I received a call from the Governor while I was in Washington, DC at a Secretaries of State conference. He asked me to come … Continue reading »

Kitzhaber to Stay in Office

Portland, Ore — Governor John Kitzhaber is speaking for the first time after a day of speculation that he would resign. It caps what was a wild day in Oregon politics where the governor held private meetings with high ranking state leaders and some say he almost stepped down. As news came down of Oregon … Continue reading »

Secretary of State Returning to Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown is abruptly returning to Oregon from a conference in Washington, D.C., KGW-TV reports. Brown would be the person to replace Governor John Kitzhaber if he were to resign in the midst of the controversy surrounding his fiancee Cylvia Hayes, the station reports. Interim Communications Director Amy … Continue reading »

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