Cottage Grove Considers Marijuana Tax

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Another local municipality is considering a tax on marijuana. At Monday night’s Cottage Grove City Council meeting, leaders will discuss a 10-percent tax on recreational pot, should it be legalized in November. The proposed ordinance would not include a tax on medical marijuana. Though Measure 91 does not allow cities or … Continue reading »

Rick Steves Supports Measure 91

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Rick Steves, known for his famous travel shows, is making his way through Oregon to promote the legalization of recreational marijuana. On Thursday afternoon, he made a stop in Corvallis. He addressed at least 100 people, arguing the state pays too much money locking up marijuana smokers when law enforcement should focus … Continue reading »

Eugene Discusses Marijuana Tax

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council is the latest to talk about taxing the recreational use of marijuana, as voters across the state prepare to decide whether to approve it. Tuesday, the Lane County Board of Commissioners voted to have a public hearing on a county tax later this month. On Wednesday, with a … Continue reading »

Measure 88: Driver Cards

MEDFORD, Ore. — State Ballot Measure 88 was created in response to Senate Bill 833, passed and signed into law in 2013. The law allows the state to give out driver cards, not licenses, to people who meets all other identification and driving qualifications, but cannot prove they are legally in the country. Those opposed to … Continue reading »

Senator Merkley Visits UO

EUGENE, Ore. — A popular figure in the Democratic Party visited Eugene. Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, stopped by the University of Oregon campus Monday morning to give a boost to Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley’s re-election bid. Hundreds of people showed up. Warren calls Merkley an important partner in her fight for tougher financial … Continue reading »

Sen. Merkley to Host Rally at UO Campus

EUGENE, Ore. — Sen. Jeff Merkley is hosting a rally at University of Oregon Monday. Sen. Merkley is joined by fellow Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts. She is in Oregon to support his re-election. The two say they want to continue their push in the Senate to make banking safer and make college more … Continue reading »

Measure 17-63 Seeks to Ban Pesticides

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. –  Josephine County voters will decide whether or not to drastically change pesticide use in the county. The measure, initiated by the Freedom from Pesticides Alliance, will ban all pesticides used by government and corporate agencies. Measure 17-63 asks voters if widely used pesticides by large agencies should be outlawed in the county. … Continue reading »

Measure 88 Forum in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Anyone who is looking to find out more information about Measure 88 on the upcoming ballot can attend a forum Tuesday night. Measure 88 would allow the DMV to issue “driver cards,” an alternative driver license to Oregon residents without having to prove legal presence in the United States. Sen. Lee Beyer … Continue reading »

Oregon Governor Candidates Debate

SUNRIVER, Ore. — Oregon voters got the chance to hear what the candidates for governor have to say about the state’s many pressing issues. From the legalization of recreational marijuana to the Cover Oregon debacle, incumbent Governor John Kitzhaber and Republican challenger Dennis Richardson had their first televised debate in Sunriver Friday. Perhaps the most … Continue reading »

SPS Asks Voters to Pass Bond Measure

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield School District is asking voters once again to pass a bond measure for the second time in a year. The last measure failed by about 500 votes. The school board approved a measure in August to put a $71.5 million bond on the November ballot. That’s about $10 million more … Continue reading »

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