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4 clear plastic bags with suspected dried psilocybin mushrooms on a black metal shelf (Photo/PPB) 

Witnesses say customers lined up around the block after a national story broke on the local business


(Shaun Hall/Grants Pass Daily Courier via AP, File) 

So far this year, police have seized over 105 tons of illegally grown marijuana in Oregon. The grows use massive amounts of water in drought-stricken areas, contaminate the environment and employ migrant laborers who live in squalid conditions.


Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore) 

End Hedge Fund Control of American Homes Act seeks to return single-family housing stock to families.


(Photo/ Thomas Def)  

A federal judge delivered an initial victory to proponents of a sweeping gun-control measure to take effect this week while giving law enforcement more time to set up a system for permits


(AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File) 

Midterm voters narrowly passed one of the toughest gun control laws in the nation, but the new permit-to-purchase mandate and ban on high-capacity magazines faces a lawsuit that could put it on ice just days before it's set to take effect.


Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler holds a news conference Aug. 30, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP, File) 

Public opposition to the measure and the money that will fund it has been heated, with critics saying it will criminalize homelessness and fail to address its root causes.


Portland police chase demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest on July 26, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File ) 

The lawsuit was originally filed by Don't Shoot Portland in June 2020. “Our freedom of expression is the foundation of how we make social change possible,” Teressa Raiford said in a news release. “Black Lives Still Matter.”


Oregon State Capitol 

Since July 2019, Sen. Brian Boquist had been required to give 12 hours notice before coming to the Oregon State Capitol, to give the state police time to bolster their security and to ensure the safety of people in the Capitol.


James Posey 

Co-founder of the National Association of Minority Contractors of Oregon will take office at the beginning of next year. 


Author and music educator Licia Claire Seaman. 

Licia Claire Seaman’s new book shares stories, neurobiology and music. 


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