Tag Archives: State of California

Housing regulations are getting in the way of fighting homelessness

State Library Ed. Note: Op/Ed mentions Oregon’s land use restrictions. If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800 To help end homelessness, governments should make housing markets […]
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The curious case of the OLCC’s labeling battle with California’s Copper Cane Wines

In Nov. 2018, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) moved to revoke the license of a California winery accused of breaking Oregon’s wine labeling laws. Fourteen months later, Rutherford-based Copper Cane Wines & Provisions is still selling their wines in Oregon. The question is: why? Source: The curious case of the OLCC’s labeling battle with […]
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Oregon gray wolf OR-54 dies in California after 8,000-mile trek

The young wolf stepped into the spotlight in 2017, after wildlife officials in southern Oregon trapped her and fitted her with a GPS radio collar. The young wolf stepped into the spotlight in 2017, after wildlife officials in southern Oregon trapped her and fitted her with a GPS radio collar. Source: Oregon gray wolf OR-54 […]
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Opinion | Let’s Quit Fetishizing the Single-Family Home

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story directly from the source, state employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.

CA black market marijuana vape pens cut with additives

California black market marijuana retailers have sold vape cartridges that were cut with undisclosed additives — including one chemical linked to a deadly outbreak —according to a state law enforcement department. The Bureau of Cannabis Control in December seized more than 10,000 vape cartridges during a series of raids on illicit marijuana retailers in the […]
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California’s monarch butterflies critically low for 2nd year

The western monarch butterfly population wintering along California’s coast remains critically low for the second year in a row, a count by an environmental group released Thursday showed. The count of the orange-and-black insects by the Xerces Society, a nonprofit environmental organization that focuses on the conservation of invertebrates, recorded about 29,000 butterflies in its […]
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California’s Vaccine Exemption Ban Shows Results

Oregon’s legislature spent part of last year working on a bill that would end non-medical exemptions from vaccines for children. In the end, the House passed the bill, but it was withdrawn in the Senate, part of the deal to bring the Republicans back from a walkout. Source: California’s Vaccine Exemption Ban Shows Results | […]
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Is a supermarket discount coupon worth giving away your privacy?

Most large companies doing business in California are required by the state’s new privacy law to disclose what they know about customers and how that information is used. This resulted in fairly straightforward announcements by many businesses. Source: Is a supermarket discount coupon worth giving away your privacy? | Business | bendbulletin.com

Young offenders don’t belong in adult prisons

Adulthood doesn’t magically happen on the day someone turns 18. Any parent knows this, and numerous laws and social practices also recognize the fact. The recently enacted federal budget, for example, bars youth under 21 from purchasing tobacco, something prohibited in California since 2016. California’s abused and neglected youth receive government help until age 21, […]
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California may require beverage makers to handle recycling

California lawmakers are considering upending the state’s struggling bottle and can recycling program by requiring beverage distributors to create a new system to take back their own containers, similar to one that has been successful in neighboring Oregon. Source: California may require beverage makers to handle recycling