FYI: The permanent rules will have different requirements than what is
currently adopted in temporary rules.
(SALEM, Ore.) - The temporary amendments are to extend the effective date of the labeling and product serving size and concentration limits requirements from April 1, 2016, to June 1, 2016, due to the time needed for dispensaries and producers to adhere to rule changes.
The Oregon Health Authority is currently working with a rules advisory committee on permanent rules related to marijuana labeling, serving size and concentration limits.
Authorities are asking for the Public's Assistance with a Poaching Case in Harney County on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
(BURNS, Ore.) - A large bodied mule deer buck was found deceased with the head removed near Frenchglen in Harney County on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The buck is believed to have been shot on or about November 20, 2015.
A reward is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association through the Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) program for any information leading to an arrest and conviction...
Those who cannot attend are encouraged to call or write their representative and stand your ground for OMMP!
(SALEM, Ore.) - Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH), along with several other cannabis organizations, will be participating in Cannabis Lobby Day at the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, February 8, 2016. A press conference is scheduled for 12 noon.
The free speech event will feature speakers, music and vendors until 5pm.
Ebrahim Maghsood, arrested in a terrorism investigation, is alleged to be an agent of Ashraf Rifi.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Lebanese military intelligence officials recently arrested a man over alleged involvement in terrorist attacks, and they say the man, Ebrahim Maghsood, is in contact with Ashraf Rifi, the general director of the Lebanese Internal Security Forces from 2005 to 2013.
The Panorama Asharq Al-Awsat (aawsat.com) news agency reported that Maghsood is from a village near Danina. Maghsood was arrested by military intelligence at his home where weapons and explosives were also reportedly seized.
According to reports, this group is responsible for transferring wounded ISIS forces to Turkey and also for collecting information.
(SALEM, Ore.) - The Syrian intelligence service recently released documents showing Turkish intelligence service MIT, hired people in Syria to gather information and provide intelligence and operational support to ISIS.
According the news agency Syria al-Hadath, newly discovered documents belonging to the Turkish intelligence service in Gaziantep province, show that a Syrian man named Abdullah Hassan al-Sayed, is the main Turkish interface in the Syrian province of Hasaka.
Wahhabi and Zionist governments undertake huge construction project.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Israel and Saudi Arabia have announced large-scale investment programs in dam construction and power generation to attract Sudan's attention and expand their influence in this country.
According to the news site Nile Net Online, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Malik Salman, the Saudi King, have decided to cooperate to invest 7.1 billion riyals of Saudi money in a joint dam construction project to produce electrical energy in Sudan.
Three fallen law enforcement officers will be honored on the Oregon House Floor on Tuesday, February 9 at 10:30am.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Prior to the reading of these HCRs, Washington County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard will post the colors. Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Chaplain Mike Vermace will offer the invocation.
HCR204 honors fallen Washington County Deputy Robert Talburt. Deputy Robert Talburt joined the Washington County Sheriff's Office in 1977. He was a member of the dive team and a mentor to young explorer scouts...
"Today the world's silence is very deadly and one day will inflict itself, just like this fire has engulfed Europe."- Israeli actress Orly Weinerman
(SALEM, Ore.) - Orly Weinerman, the Israeli actress, published an item on her Twitter page containing harsh criticism of the Israeli government and has declared the country's government as terrorist, she also used the word dictator to describe Israeli leadership, presumably Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
According to the Tel Aviv Times, the Maariv newspaper quoted Weinerman's Twitter page as saying that the Israeli government is the most #dictator and the most #racist state in #history.
One source who became disgruntled from ISIS began receiving US weapons, says Chechen fighters, have been targeted and killed for leaving the terrorist group.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Local news agency AWD NEWS reported a Chechen national settled in a Chechens camps in Istanbul as saying in an interview that in last October, one of the main cores of Caucasian fighters intellectually affiliated with "Dokka Umarov" decided to leave ISIS because of its affiliation with Qatar sheikhs and over obtaining American weapons from European intelligence services, but the Turkish intelligence service officers warned them upon the notification of this news that their fate will be painful if they leave the main ISIS network.
The Israeli government has years of expertise in erecting apartheid walls in the occupied Palestinian West Bank.
(SALEM, Ore.) - As the construction of a barrier wall along the Turkish-Syrian border continues, new details regarding the close co-operation between Israel and the Turkish administration of Ahmet Davutoğlu has been disclosed in Turkish media.
Earlier, Turkish activists shared myriad of pictures and video clips showing the construction of the barrier wall, raising eyebrows around the world.
"We have been duped, those who brought us here said we would be recruited in factories ... but once in Turkey, we were told we were sent for Jihad in Syria and in Iraq." - Tunisian nationals who recently returned from Syria.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Tunisia's interior minister said in a statement that many nationals of his country, involved in the Iraq and Syria conflicts, express regret and seek to return to Tunisia.
According to Nile Net Online news, eyewitness reports indicate that a group of Tunisian citizens gathered outside the Tunisian Embassy in Turkey chanted "repentance" - seeking to return to their country, naming Turkish merchants and Saudi missionaries as agents of ISIS.
The suspect reportedly was shot by a taser and responded by shooting the officer with a gun.
(SEASIDE, Ore.) - Authorities say Phillip Ferry was walking down Broadway and was known by the officers to have a warrant for his arrest. Sergeant Goodding and the other officer attempted to place Mr. Ferry under arrest for the felony assault warrant.
Mr. Ferry reportedly resisted arrest and the other officer deployed less lethal force (taser). Ferry then fired a shot and struck Sergeant Goodding. The other Seaside police officer returned fire and shot Ferry.
“The Oregon Health Authority is proposing to destroy the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program by over-regulation that will make criminals out of thousands of patients and the growers who provide for them." - John Sajo
(SALEM, Ore.) - Were Oregon voters boondoggled when they “legalized” marijuana? Some say "Yes". But not by those that brought it forward; no... it was a political move, well played. Three times within the text, it was said that Measure 91 would "retain current medical marijuana laws". Three times. It passed by a 12-point margin by Oregon voters.
Then, the Legislature apparently was overcome by the impression that the (adult and most likely literate) voters did not understand marijuana and they decided to implement changes, for the benefit of said naive adults.
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(WASHINGTON D.C.) - PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: For more than five years, a group of 12 countries have negotiated a forward-looking trade deal that sets new, high standards for trade and investment in one of the world’s fastest growing and most important regions.
Today, these countries signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership – a new type of trade deal that puts American workers first.
Oregon State Sheriffs' explain the methodology behind recent events.
(SALEM, Ore.) - There is a process for changing the laws of our great nation and for amending our Constitution, and that process does not involve the armed takeover of government facilities and disruption of an entire community.
We fully support the expression of political opinions, and advocating for change within the legal system -- that is what sets our country apart from developing countries where the government is changed by an armed takeover.
Eight patients were admitted into Denver Health, one died, three were in critical condition on Saturday afternoon after a verbal argument led to gunfire.
(DENVER, Colo.) - Council of Clubs attorney Wade Eldridge was present at the expo and in fact witnessed much of the confrontation. Mr. Eldridge says that he was present when he saw a crowd of Mongols and Iron Order, approximately a total of 20-30 individuals, gather inside the expo. According to Eldridge there was yelling and a verbal argument ensuing.
Mr. Eldridge then heard a gunshot. He saw an Iron Order member holding a handgun in his right hand with his right arm extended. According to Eldridge, he heard people shouting, “Put your gun away!”
The talk is not working. The workshops are not working. The government task forces are not working. Education is not working. If it were, the numbers would be declining not going through the roof. Our kids are dying!
(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - In the 14 years I have been writing about the prescription opioid crisis which has evolved into a heroin epidemic, my frustration level has elevated.
In July 2007, I testified in front of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee about OxyContin and the criminal conviction of Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin.
The Jordanian opposition consider Majdi Al-Yassin –Rania Al-Yassin the Queen of Jordan’s brother– one of the heads of corruption as wealth amounted to be more than three billion dollars apart from the acquisition of lands...
(SALEM, Ore.) - Dr. Mudar Zahran the secretary general of the Jordanian Opposition Coalition, said in a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations n reference to the corruption of the king of Jordan "that Jordanians suffer from Hashemite obnoxious occupation that not only imprisoned the liberals but defends the corrupt and looters of public money."
"The international aid paid by your country's taxpayers, go to The Queen Rania, her brother Majdi Al-Yassin and to her uncle Jamal al-Rasikh," Zahran warned.
A truck driver was hit by a sliding car while he was outside putting on chains.
(BAKER, Ore.) - On January 31, 2016 at 8:30 AM a fatal crash occurred on I-84 Westbound near milepost (MP) 281 near North Powder.
The preliminary investigation indicated 50-year old Igor S. Nikolaychuk, from Vancouver, Washington was outside his semi-tractor/trailer in the process of chaining up near the left rear axle of the trailer.
(MEDFORD, Ore.) - An Ashland man died while swimming in the Pacific Ocean at Whaleshead Beach State Park located on Oregon's south coast.
On Saturday, January 30, 2016 at approximately 2:00 p.m. 23-year old Alexander Howell, from Ashland, was swimming in the Pacific Ocean about 75 yards from shore with a friend, 22-year old Alex Smith from Medford.