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Oregon Will Vote to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Oregon Will Vote to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

In two months’ time the Oregon State Legislature is going to take a vote to legalize and regulating recreational marijuana. While possession and use of pot is illegal under federal law in the United States, 20 states in the country already permit its use by patients who have a doctor’s prescription. Dubbed as Measure 91, […]

Oregon Manhunt for Mother Jessica Smith, Now Suspected in Toddler’s Death

Oregon Manhunt for Mother Jessica Smith, Now Suspected in Toddler’s Death

After a teen-aged girl was discovered with serious injuries in the same room in which her  2-year-old sister was found dead, authorities are searching for the mother of both girls,who is now a suspect in the toddler’s murder. The 13-year-old girl, Alana, and her younger sister, Isabella, were found at approximately 9:40 a.m. Friday in their […]

In Oregon, Hunt for Missing Female Jennifer Huston Continues

In Oregon, Hunt for Missing Female Jennifer Huston Continues

In Oregon, the hunt for missing female Jennifer Huston was given a boost by receiving help from a private helicopter and plane on Wednesday. That evening Oregon State Police said they would continue above ground searches in the look-out for the mom who has disappeared. Huston, age 38, vanished after leaving her house about 5:45 […]

Portland Protesting Evangelical Group

Portland Protesting Evangelical Group

Oregon is becoming a battleground of opposition as Christian evangelical group Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) and citizen group Protect Portland Children collide over a children’s bible study program. The Portland group is protesting what it says is a harmful, evangelical fundamentalist indoctrination attempt aimed at impressionable children in public schools. The CEF is accused of […]

Elephant Exhibit at Oregon Zoo to Set New Standards for Pachyderm Care

Elephant Exhibit at Oregon Zoo to Set New Standards for Pachyderm Care

While a number of zoos across the country are closing their elephant exhibits by 2016, according to a Wall Street Journal report, Portland’s Oregon Zoo is building a replacement four times larger than the existing 1959 pachyderm barn. This ambitious project sets new standards in elephant care and is designed to be one of the most natural, moving and […]

Nanny Left Newborn and Toddler in Sweltering Car to Go Tanning [Video]

Nanny Left Newborn and Toddler in Sweltering Car to Go Tanning [Video]

A nanny in Oregon has been arrested after she left a three-year-old boy and two-month-old girl in a hot car to visit a tanning salon. Temperatures exceeded 90 degrees when Kristen Marie Jones abandoned the children who were left in her care. A concerned citizen called the police after she passed the car and saw […]

Google Fiber: Portland Vision May Bring Gigabit Broadband to City [Video]

Google Fiber: Portland Vision May Bring Gigabit Broadband to City [Video]

When Google Fiber announced which 34 U. S. cities were potential markets for the tech company’s gigabit broadband service, Portland, Oregon was on the list. Google’s vision is to add more cities to its network. On June 11, the Portland City Council voted to enter into a franchise agreement with Google Fiber Oregon, LLC to bring […]

Oregon Shooting Part of Upswing in School Violence

Oregon Shooting Part of Upswing in School Violence

Two teenagers are dead, and the country mourns again. Parents, faculty and police are still working their way through the aftermath of this week’s school shooting in Oregon’s Reynolds High School. The shooting left one 14-year-old victim and the 15-year-old gunman dead and one faculty member injured. It rocked Oregon and it rocked the country, […]

Oregon on Schedule to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Oregon on Schedule to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

It has been an uphill battle for the supporters of the Oregon Marijuana Initiative, but petitioners say they are now on schedule for the legalization of recreational pot. New Approach Oregon, the group behind the initiative, has supported petitioners in gathering over 83,500 signatures, which were submitted to the Secretary of State’s office on Thursday. […]

Portland Shooting Challenges Reputation as Liberal Utopia

Portland Shooting Challenges Reputation as Liberal Utopia

A shooting near Portland OR, with one student death and injuries suffered by both students and teachers, challenges the stereotype incurred by TV shows such as Portlandia, which depicts Portland as a liberal utopia. Portlandia‘s version of Portland is light and witty, featuring people who travel all the way to a farm to check the […]

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