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SALEM, Ore. | Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

SALEM, Ore. — In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon officials moved Tuesday to use Facebook to bolster participation by reminding as many as hundreds of thousands of inactive voters to update their registration. “Utilizing cutting-edge technologies to empower eligible voters isn’t just something we can do — it’s … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

SALEM, Ore. | Evangelist seeks prayer for yoga-practicing Oregon governor

SALEM, Ore. — The evangelist Franklin Graham recently asked thousands of people at an Oregon rally to pray for the state’s Democratic governor, saying she should be a Christian. Yoga and meditation suit Gov. Kate Brown just fine, she told reporters Thursday when asked if she follows a certain faith. “I believe very much that … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | Evangelist seeks prayer for yoga-practicing Oregon governor

SALEM, Ore | Oregon police chief orders review of use of force at protest

SALEM, Ore — Portland police are accused of being heavy-handed and reportedly causing some injuries against people protesting a rally by extreme-right demonstrators. The city’s new police chief on Sunday called for a review of officers’ use of force, which included stun grenades. The Oregon chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Portland … Continue reading SALEM, Ore | Oregon police chief orders review of use of force at protest

SALEM, Ore.  | Oregon’s medical marijuana program admits to problems

SALEM, Ore.  — The agency overseeing Oregon’s legal medical marijuana industry conceded in a report Thursday it has not provided effective oversight of growers and others in the industry, creating opportunities for weed to be diverted to the black market. The blunt internal review echoes complaints from federal authorities that Oregon hasn’t adequately controlled its … Continue reading SALEM, Ore.  | Oregon’s medical marijuana program admits to problems

SALEM, Ore. | Oregon’s medical marijuana program admits to problems

SALEM, Ore. — The agency overseeing Oregon’s legal medical marijuana industry conceded in a report Thursday it has not provided effective oversight of growers and others in the industry, creating opportunities for weed to be diverted to the black market. The blunt internal review echoes complaints from federal authorities that Oregon hasn’t adequately controlled its … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | Oregon’s medical marijuana program admits to problems

SALEM, Ore. | Pardoned ranchers arrive home, plan lots of ‘decompressing’

SALEM, Ore. — Father and son ranchers, who were the focus of a battle about public lands and were freed from prison after receiving a presidential pardon, were welcomed home Wednesday in Oregon by relatives and horseback riders carrying American flags. A lawyer for the family of Steven and Dwight Hammond said they remain focused … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | Pardoned ranchers arrive home, plan lots of ‘decompressing’

SALEM, Oregon | 2 ranchers pardoned by Trump arrive home in Oregon

SALEM, Ore.  — Father and son ranchers who were pardoned by President Trump after becoming the focus of a battle about public lands flew home Wednesday to Oregon and were greeted by family members and riders on horseback carrying American flags. “We’re going to do a lot of decompressing and get back to our families,” … Continue reading SALEM, Oregon | 2 ranchers pardoned by Trump arrive home in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. | Heroes or criminals? Trump pardons 2 Oregon ranchers

SALEM, Ore. — Rugged individualists to some, dangerous arsonists to others, a father and son who were convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon were pardoned Tuesday by President Donald Trump. The move came years after the convictions of Dwight and Steven Hammond, part of a family in the high desert of … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | Heroes or criminals? Trump pardons 2 Oregon ranchers