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Marijuana Halts in California While Oregon Moves Forward

Marijuana Halts in California While Oregon Moves Forward

While marijuana activists in California have decided to halt their cannabis initiative for the 2014 election cycle, Oregon is moving forward. On April 17, 2014, New Approach Oregon began collecting signatures to support a ballot initiative which would legalize marijuana in the state. Marijuana remains illegal at the federal level, but Colorado and Washington have […]

Portland Reservoir to Be Drained After Teen Urinates in Drinking Supply

Portland Reservoir to Be Drained After Teen Urinates in Drinking Supply

Portland, Oregon officials were forced to drain one of their water reservoirs after a teenager was caught on camera urinating into it.  Although the water was tested and declared safe, the city will dump the water, which would fill approximately 57 Olympic-sized swimming pools.  The Portland Water Bureau reports that at 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday, […]

Oregon Showing Shocking Side of Gay Rights Issue

Oregon Showing Shocking Side of Gay Rights Issue

There are at least three LGBT related stories coming out of Oregon right now, ranging from good to downright horrifying. This great northwestern state is not only generating headlines for American news sources, as they cover the terrible case of the murder of a four-year-old by his mother for seeming gay, but international headlines as […]

Jimmy Carter Signs 1,600 Copies of ‘A Call to Action’ at Powell’s Books

Jimmy Carter Signs 1,600 Copies of ‘A Call to Action’ at Powell’s Books

Sunday turned out to be quite the eventful day for former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Hundreds of fans of the 39th U.S. President of the United States came out to Powell’s books, an independent bookstore in Portland, Ore., to get their copies signed of his latest new book, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, […]

Mother Beat 4-Year-Old Son to Death Fearing He Was Gay?

Mother Beat 4-Year-Old Son to Death Fearing He Was Gay?

An Oregon mother who beat her all of her children on a regular basis was especially hard on her three-year-old son. Allegedly, on the day before Zachary’s fourth birthday his mother, Jessica Dutro, beat him to death because she presumed he was gay. Earlier this month Brian Canady, Jessica’s live-in boyfriend, pleaded guilty to manslaughter […]

Trader Joe’s Northeast Portland Gentrification Issues Re-addressed or Not?

Trader Joe’s Northeast Portland Gentrification Issues Re-addressed or Not?

The empty lot on the corner of Martin Luther King Blvd. and Alberta St. in Northeast Portland may soon be home to a new development, again, or not. Early in February, Trader Joe’s decided to dismiss the project to build on the vacant lot when construction plans were met with negative reactions and community concern […]

California Condor Hatch Help at Oregon Zoo

California Condor Hatch Help at Oregon Zoo

  A pair of endangered Californian condor eggs hatched this week at the Oregon Zoo Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation. The first of the duo cracked out its shell Tuesday without any difficulty, but by Thursday the sibling condor needed a helping hand from the zookeepers at the Oregon recovery center in order to hatch successfully. Veterinarians […]

Oregon Family Trapped by Pet Cat

Oregon Family Trapped by Pet Cat

The Oregon family who have a pet cat that is 22 pounds and trapped them inside their bedroom after the animal attacked the family’s baby have stated that they refuse to give up on their beloved pet and are going to get it both therapy and medical attention. 48 hours after Oregon police got to […]

Radiation Heading for U.S.

Radiation Heading for U.S.

Earthquakes and droughts are bad enough. Now add radiation to the list of West Coast troubles. Radiation is heading for the West Coast of the United States as a result of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster occurred as a result of an earthquake, which triggered devastating tsunamis off the […]

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    Alexandria Ingham

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