Category Archives: Willamette Week

Oregon Court of Appeals Blocks Flavored Vaping Ban for Nicotine-Containing Vapes

Vaping Ban for Nicotine-Containing VapesThis comes in response to two lawsuits filed on behalf of vaping companies. The Oregon Court of Appeals has placed a temporary hold on Gov. Kate Brown’s flavored vaping ban for nicotine products. The stay appears to affect only non-marijuana flavored vape products, like Juul e-cigarettes, and not the ban on flavored […]
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Oregon Court of Appeals Blocks Flavored Vaping Ban for Nicotine-Containing Vapes

The Oregon Court of Appeals has placed a temporary hold on Gov. Kate Brown’s flavored vaping ban for nicotine products. Source: Oregon Court of Appeals Blocks Flavored Vaping Ban for Nicotine-Containing Vapes

More Oregon Millennials Identify as Socialist Than Capitalist, New Survey Says

The survey also found that more Oregon men than women identified as capitalist. Source: More Oregon Millennials Identify as Socialist Than Capitalist, New Survey Says – Willamette Week

Portland Police Officers Work Overtime for Private Employers—Sometimes Over the Objections of Bureau Brass

    One commander objected to officers working as security at the Apple Store. But the police union calls the shots. Source: Portland Police Officers Work Overtime for Private Employers—Sometimes Over the Objections of Bureau Brass – Willamette Week

Washington Tribes Call For Removal of Columbia River Dams and Urge Feds to “Reject the Offensive Doctrine of Christian Discovery” 

“The Columbia River dams were built on this false legal foundation,” Yakama Nation tribal chairman JoDe Goudy said, “and decimated the Yakama Nation’s fisheries, traditional foods, and cultural sites.” Two Washington state tribes, the Yakama Nation and the Lummi Nation, today called for the federal government to remove three dams on the Columbia River. The […]
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Portland Professor Files Lawsuit Over AT&T’s Improper Billing of Customers for the Clean Energy Surcharge

AT&T is exempt from the new Clean Energy tax, but was charging customers for it. AT&T now faces a lawsuit over improperly billing customers for a tax that it does not have to pay. The company has been collecting a small amount per month from Portland customers to cover the Clean Energy Fund surcharge, but […]
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The Disciples of Density Say Portland’s Carbon Emissions Are Decreasing, But I’m Skeptical. Are They Cooking the Data?

Q: The Disciples of Density say Portland’s carbon emissions are decreasing, but I’m skeptical. Buildings are the biggest source of carbon emissions, yet our city just keeps approving more of these high-rise carbon bombs! Are they cooking the data? A: You mock the Disciples of Density at your rhetorical peril, Nellie—by almost every measure, they […]
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Portland’s Housing Crisis Would Be a Lot Worse If So Many 20- and 30- Somethings Weren’t Living With Their Parents

New census data show that failure to launch is significantly reducing demand for housing. Oregon is fortunate that people from other states continue to move here. It helps expand our intellectual capital, our workforce and out tax base, among other benefits. Source: Portland’s Housing Crisis Would Be a Lot Worse If So Many 20- and […]
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Emerging Cannabis Packaging Companies Are Trying to Address Legal Weed’s Plastics Problem

“I love cannabis,” says the co-founder of Denver’s Sana Packaging, “and I hate what packaging waste is doing to the environment.” Source: Emerging Cannabis Packaging Companies Are Trying to Address Legal Weed’s Plastics Problem

Oregon’s Cannabis Industry Scrambles to Respond to the Vaping Crisis

It is not hyperbole to suggest the vaping crisis is the greatest challenge the nascent cannabis industry has yet had to face. Source: Oregon’s Cannabis Industry Scrambles to Respond to the Vaping Crisis