Category Archives: The World

CBD enforcement largely left to the states

The Boston Globe on CBD, the nonintoxicating, natural molecule extracted from the cannabis plant: If you believe the hype, one little bottle of CBD contains miracles. It treats diabetes; reduces stress; alleviates chronic pain and anxiety; even cures acne. Trouble sleeping? Panicky pet? CBD to the rescue. Source: CBD enforcement largely left to the states […]
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Emergency communication tower destroyed

Coos County Sheriff’s Office offering reward in identification and conviction of whoever cut the tower down. The emergency communication tower necessary for loggers, fire personnel and ham radio operators was cut down over the weekend, causing more than $60,000 in damage. Source: Emergency communication tower destroyed; Sheriff’s Office seeks information

Razor clam harvesting closed in Reedsport area

The harvest of razor clams on much of the South Coast, including in the Reedsport area, is currently closed because of high levels of domoic acid in recent shellfish samples taken from the region. The closure, announced by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, stretches from the South […]
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ODOT reminds drivers of Highway 42 detour

Oregon Department of Transportation is reminding drivers that Highway 42 will be closed near Douglas High School, at the west end of Winston, for three weeks. The closure will allow workers to repair the Lower Lookingglass Creek Bridge at milepost 72.4. Source: ODOT reminds drivers of Highway 42 detour | Local News |

Oregon’s glut of pot

While Illinois legislators wrestled with the issue of legalizing marijuana, their counterparts in Oregon were addressing an unanticipated problem from their decision to legalize it. Oregon is suffering from a glut of the stuff, to the point that elected officials there are trying to rescue legal sellers from the falling prices caused by the sellers’ […]
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FERC announces public comment hearings for Jordan Cove Project

In the midst of the comment period for Draft Environmental Impact statement on the Jordan Cove Energy Project, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has scheduled public hearings to hear from citizens about the statement. The FERC EIS is arguably the most important permit that the Jordan Cove LNG project is seeking as it gives the […]
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ODOT considers several changes after Memorial Day congestion in Reedsport

On Memorial Day, U.S. Highway 101 traffic through Reedsport sustained long delays, with northbound vehicles backed up 3-4 miles to Winchester Bay. We would like to explain our understanding of the problem and how we plan to avoid similar traffic delays in the future. Source: ODOT considers several changes after Memorial Day congestion in Reedsport […]
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Keep SAIF safe for workers | Editorial |

Like thousands of small business owners around the state I was shocked to learn recently that the State Accident Insurance Fund (SAIF) may not be SAFE. Our workers’ compensation system’s reserve funds are being targeted in Governor Kate Brown’s attempt to address the huge $26 billion deficit in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) by […]
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State youth justice system undergoes changes

Coos County District Attorney expresses concerns. The state youth justice system has been reformed in what has been described as “historic legislation,” but alarms are being sounded by some in the court system. Source: State youth justice system undergoes changes | Government and Politics |

Two quakes hit off the Bandon coast

SWOCC Geology Professor Ron Metzger said this is a reminder to prepare for Cascadia. Two earthquakes trembled off the coast of Bandon earlier this month, roughly one week apart. According to the United States Geological Survey, the first was a magnitude 4.2 quake on Saturday, May 18 just 124 miles from Bandon at 12:43 p.m. […]
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