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Consumer Credit is Confusing, Data Finds College Students Confused

Financial literacy is "the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial well-being." (2008-The President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy)

(SALEM, Ore.) -credit counselingA new survey was administered to test the knowledge of students on consumer credit in March. The results were not promising.

The survey was sent out to Bay Area college campuses; the colleges were a mix of private and public schools that offered 2 year or 4 year degrees. About 668 participants answered questions about consumer credit, building credit, and credit scores.

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OMMP Launches Mandatory Inventory Reporting System at Public Meetings

Mandatory reports are DUE July 10, and there are harsh penalties for failure to do so.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) -ommpThe Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) at the Oregon Health Authority has scheduled a series of public meetings around the state to present its new online inventory reporting system for marijuana and marijuana products.

New reporting rules that took effect March 1 (OAR 333-008-0630, 333-008-1248 and 333-008-1830) require growers, dispensaries and processors to report to OMMP information about the production and transfer of medical marijuana.

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How to Make Good Decisions About Insurance

No matter what your age, it is best to be prepared for the unexpected.

(SALEM, Ore.) -insuranceInsurance. That’s for somebody else, right? Somebody older, wealthier, and with more dependents needs insurance, but not you. Or do you? Millennials are famously lax when it comes to insuring their health, homes, cars, and lives.

One theory goes along with the common “entitlement” prejudice and says that young adults count on boomeranging back home when assets are lost and times get tough.

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6 Business Lessons That Will Propel You to Success

Basic lessons for new entrepreneurs!

(SALEM, Ore.) -Steve WynnMany entrepreneurs strive to emulate successful moguls by blazing new paths. What they don’t realize is their predecessors didn’t reinvent the wheel.

They applied a basic set of principles that enabled them to realize their dreams. For instance, it is worthwhile to study the experiences of Steve Wynn, the wildly successful Las Vegas real estate tycoon.

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Smoke Plume was Prescribed Burn of 116-acres in Hwy 6 Corridor

This broadcast burn produced a very large column of smoke visible throughout Washington County and potentially neighboring counties.

(TILLAMOOK, Ore.) -broadcast burnThe Oregon Department of Forestry conducted a prescribed burn today on a 116-acre site on the Tillamook State Forest near Browns Camp in the Highway 6 corridor.

The burn aimed to remove woody debris that remained after the recent completion of the Fighting Phellini Timber Sale.

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17th Annual Portland Global Cannabis March & Rally this Saturday

Event begins at HIGH NOON at Pioneer Courthouse Square featuring Garcia Birthday Band, The Hill Dogs, Mack & Dub, Bad Habitat, Justin James Bridges and John Cornett & Friends; the March kicks off at 4 pm.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) -Justin BridgesOn Saturday, May 7, 2016, nearly 300 cities worldwide, including Portland, Oregon, will participate in the 17th Annual Global Cannabis March.

We march to stand in solidarity for cannabis consumer rights. While marijuana may be legal under state law, it is still illegal under federal law. We march to effect change on the federal level. We march for the right of employees to use marijuana in their off hours, just as employees can consume alcohol in their off hours. We march so renters can consume marijuana in their own homes without fear of eviction...

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Marijuana Extracts, Topicals and Edibles for Oregon Starts June 2

The 2016 Legislature expanded "early sales" of limited marijuana products from Oregon's medical marijuana dispensaries.

(SALEM, Ore.) -oregon cannabisOregon voters passed Measure 91 in 2014, allowing recreational use of marijuana by adults 21+. Nearly immediately, the more than 70,000 legal patients in the state felt the impact of the measure on the medical program.

Here is the latest update from the Oregon Health Authority, explaining what dispensaries can expect as they open up more “early sales” for recreational customers, allowing them to purchase additional products before recreational stores are open.

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WSU Program Ensures Bodies for Medical Study

Students learn about the effects of aging and disease.

(SPOKANE, Wash.) -WSU SpokaneThe new Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University is procuring the resources it will need once it receives permission to admit students.

More than 40 local physicians have been hired to create and teach the curriculum, along with administrators and support staff. Facilities provide sufficient classroom space and a state-of-the-art anatomy lab.

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BLM Sells Over 13 Million Board Feet of Timber in Linn County

The Bent Beekman and Roaring Toads timber sales totaled $3,238,399.

(SALEM, Ore.) -freres lumberApproximately 13.3 million board feet (MBF) of timber was offered for sale at oral auction by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Salem District, on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

The Bent Beekman Timber Sale (4,495 MBF), located 20 miles southeast of the town of Scio, in Linn County, was purchased by Freres Lumber Company Inc. for the bid price of $1,739,348...

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