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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

SALEM, Ore.  | Oregon water scare: Algae blooms happening more often

SALEM, Ore.  — The words blasted to cellphones around Salem, Oregon were ominous: “Civil emergency. prepare for action.” Within half an hour, a second official alert clarified the subject wasn’t impending violence, but toxins from an algae bloom, detected in the city’s water supply. In both reservoirs and lakes used for recreation in communities around … Continue reading SALEM, Ore.  | Oregon water scare: Algae blooms happening more often

SALEM, Ore | Water advisory lifted in Oregon area following tests

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Officials in Salem, Oregon, have lifted a drinking water advisory after tests determined the water is safe. City officials lifted the advisory on Saturday after tests on samples collected on Wednesday and Thursday found toxin levels below advisory levels. Officials announced the advisory on Tuesday due to an algae bloom in … Continue reading SALEM, Ore | Water advisory lifted in Oregon area following tests

SALEM, Ore. | Investigation targets Oregon ‘sanctuary state’ repeal effort

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A conservative group is taking aim at the oldest statewide sanctuary law in the nation, with a drive to repeal a 31-year-old Oregon law limiting police coordination on immigration arrests. But critics say paid signature gatherers deceived voters during a canvassing push for the measure earlier this year, and that the … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | Investigation targets Oregon ‘sanctuary state’ repeal effort