It's a simple question, one that many of us ask ourselves at some point. While scrolling through #tbt photos on Instagram, Danielle Delph, a Portland-based artist, had an epiphany: she wanted to explore the idea concretely.
Thanks to a recent Open Records Request, we find emails to Jefferson County DA Steven LeRiche that prove that tour organizers hold these summits to attack legalization on the ballot.
I've concluded my last of seven stops following Kevin Sabet around Oregon as he performed a so-called "educational" tour two weeks prior to the mailing of ballots in Oregon that include marijuana legalization. Here's what I've found.
From the intial @co.clatsop.or.us emails, as well as emails that DA Marquis has sent directly to me, I've discovered numerous instances where DA Marquis is using the @gmail.com address for public business.
"Things are hard here for families," she says. She explained how most jobs are service job and are part-time and minimum wage. Fishing and timber jobs are very scarce, which is part of what makes this program so critical here.
Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis of Astoria, Oregon, is none too happy about citizens like me poking around in his public records.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills to promote more CA electric cars, while New York Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled plans for $1 billion in energy retrofits for municipal buildings and pressuring landlords into reducing energy use.
Congress followed up their recent five-week vacation with almost two whole weeks of actually doing their jobs, so to reward themselves they're now going to take off on another vacation. Until mid-November.
The air is cooling (finally!), the kids are back in school, our favorite sweaters are coming out of storage, and all the trees are starting to change color. We love it -- with one, crucial caveat. We're city dwellers, and access to the vividly color-changing outdoors can sometimes be... well... limited.
Blumenauer is well-known in Washington DC for his bow ties and dedication to bicycling. Yet this quintessentially liberal environmentalist from Portland teamed up last year with the conservative head of Americans for Tax Reform, Grover Norquist, to call for sweeping changes to US tax laws.
As the leading law enforcement voice for the anti-Measure 91 campaign to legalize marijuana in Oregon, Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis is tasked with delivering half-truths, distortions, and manufactured scares to convince Oregonians to maintain the status quo of imprisoning pot growers.
Josh Marquis wants you to believe that legalizing marijuana will create stoned mayhem on the freeways, yet roads in Washington and Colorado are safer than ever.
US Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) has called on the directors of the federal Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Substance Abuse Mental Health Administration to investigate allegations of illegal use of public taxpayer funds to influence Oregon's upcoming vote on marijuana legalization, known as Measure 91.
In continuing my dissection of the obfuscations and half-truths of Clatsop County DA Josh Marquis, I happened upon a statement of his on his personal Facebook page that claims Measure 91's legalization of marijuana won't provide any tax revenues to local law enforcement.
By all accounts, he's a decent man and a good district attorney for Clatsop County. But, unfortunately for him, he's emerged as the leading voice for law enforcement's opposition to Measure 91, Oregon's initiative to legalize marijuana.
Even though we try to fill up every moment, modern life is punctuated by lulls. Take advantage of opportunities to turn your brain off, whether it's during your commute, at the gym, or while waiting for a tardy lunch date.