Good morning, it’s Thursday, May 1. Here are this morning’s headlines:
- Cave Junction is suing the state over the legality of medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon. The city is asking a judge to examine whether the new law complies with the Oregon and the U.S. constitutions.
- Josephine County is voting again to raise property taxes in order to cover costs for public safety. This is the third vote in two years.
- “Equality rallies” are set for Thursday all over the country. Dozens of groups are showing up in Salem to march on the Capitol including labor organizations and immigration rights groups.
- The Cover Oregon board might not actually have the authority to abandon its troubled website, according to a legal opinion from the state’s legislative counsel.
- Portland officials have decided not to flush the water from a Mount Tabor reservoir after in was urinated in last month. The water has been moved to another reservoir in the park as part of an experiment to see if city reservoirs can be used as water features.
- Magma is rising and re-pressurizing beneath Mount St. Helens, but scientists say there’s no sign of an imminent eruption.