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Coos County has no progressive representation on the board

Coos County has no progressive representation on the board

Coos County’s progressive community has absolutely no representation on the county commission. Discussing the merits of participating in a class action lawsuit proposed by Linn County against the State of Oregon, the commissioners made it clear that nature only has value when it has been extracted and converted into a smartphone or a two-by-four.  After […]

‘Bringing People Together’ Big Time as Sanders Attracts Tens of Thousands

‘Bringing People Together’ Big Time as Sanders Attracts Tens of Thousands

Published on Monday, August 10, 2015 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer It was by far the largest turnout for any presidential candidate this year, as nearly 30,000 people rallied in Portland, Oregon on Sunday evening for Bernie Sanders, filling the city’s Moda Center to capacity with thousands more directed to overflow areas to watch the event […]

More 'Corporate Welfare': Obama Signs 'Monsanto Protection Act' Into Law

More 'Corporate Welfare': Obama Signs 'Monsanto Protection Act' Into Law

Since losing a court case in 2010 to Center for Food Safety for the unlawful planting of GMO sugar beets, Monsanto and other biotech companies have been desperate to find a way around court mandated environmental impact statements required as a result of a U.S. district court’s ruling,” the group writes.

State Rep Wayne Krieger now after restrictions on medical marijuana

State Rep Wayne Krieger now after restrictions on medical marijuana

Rep Wayne Krieger lost an attempt earlier this year to empower law enforcement to stop motorists individually or by road block without cause when public opposition kept the bill from even making it half way through the legislative process. Now, Krieger along with two other former Oregon state troopers turned lawmakers want to “cut the amount of medical marijuana patients and growers can have on hand, give police greater access to confidential lists of cardholders, and make it harder for minors to use the drug”.

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