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Weed, the People: Opening the Market Creates a 'Major Marijuana Recession'


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This week's cover story about the business of marijuana included a source who has five years' experience growing weed for the black market.

The man we called Dan Beaumont recently stopped growing, harvesting his last crop out of his Northeast Portland home in October....   More
 
Thursday, January 13, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Weed, the People: How a Cannabis Patient Lost Her Foster Kids


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One passage from today's cover story about the business of marijuana in Oregon may have jumped out at you—Kat Cambron, co-owner of Wake n Bake Cannabis Lounge in Aloha, had three foster kids removed from her home last week.

Here's a fuller account ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Weed, The People

Meet the Oregonians driving the marijuana marketplace.


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Photographs by LeahNash.comAfter two years of being unemployed, Kat Cambron recently borrowed $15,000 from her family, friends and credit cards and invested in marijuana. An irrepressibly cheerful ex- ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Senate Reform: Wyden Takes up Merkley's Fight, Targets Secret Holds


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U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has put forth a resolution in the newly convened Congress seeking to help reform one of the most stagnant and counterproductive institutions in U.S. politics—Wyden's very own U.S. Senate.

Wyden is targeting secret holds—a rule whereby a single senator, acting in secret, can hold up virtually any bill, resolution or nomination....   More
 
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

This Week: Lecture and Rally Against Korea Free Trade Agreement


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A Korean trade unionist is giving a talk in Portland on Tuesday and activists are planning a rally at the office of U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) Wednesday to oppose a free-trade agreement with South Korea.

Kim Kyung-Ran of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions is set to speak against the agreement President Obama is expected to put before Congress soon. Her talk i...   More
 
Monday, January 10, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Local Blogger Posts Arizona Shooter Jared Loughner's MySpace Rants


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A Portland blogger has posted what appears to be a collection of deranged MySpace status updates in 2010 from Jared Loughner, the alleged gunman in an Arizona shooting spree Saturday that injured U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).

The ...   More
 
Monday, January 10, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Taser Watch

Watchdog requests for cop cameras came before a recent rash of police shootings.


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On Nov. 30, defense attorney Chris O’Connor met with members of the city’s police Citizen Review Committee to push for a simple step he says would increase cops’ accountability and h ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Corrections Grand Jury: Suicide is Main Concern for Jails


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A yearly report on jails and prisons in Multnomah County says suicide prevention is the main concern of the grand jurors tasked with studying the local corrections system.

The corrections grand jury report (PDF) rel...   More
 
Monday, January 3, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

JUICY SUITS: Allegations of Spoiled Dog Semen Win Lawsuit of the Year


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We’ve been holding on to this lawsuit since August, waiting to see if another suit would top it for sheer weirdness. That hasn’t happened.So this Dec. 30, we’re awarding a Washington woman’s tort claim against a Clackamas County doggie sperm bank the 2010 Lawsuit of the Year.According to the suit filed Aug. 5 in Clackamas County Circuit Court, Erika Butler of Battle Ground, ...   More
 
Thursday, December 30, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

JUICY SUITS: Allegations of Spoiled Dog Semen Win Lawsuit of the Year


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We've been holding on to this lawsuit since August, waiting to see if another suit would top it for sheer weirdness. That hasn't happened.

So this Dec. 30, we're awarding a Washington woman's tort claim against a Clackamas County doggie sperm bank the 2010 Lawsuit of the Year.

According to the suit filed Aug. 5 in Clackamas County Circuit Court, Erika ...   More
 
Thursday, December 30, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN
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