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News | Agriculture | LandDec. 30, 2015 10:30 p.m.
The plan for marijuana cultivation on the reservation is underway. The tribes aim to have the first marijuana for sale January 2017.
The U.S. Department of the Interior will consult with tribes this winter on how best to modernize laws that regulate business in Indian Country.
President Trump on Monday signed an executive action to "knock out two regulations for every new regulation" adopted by federal agencies.
The president greeted business leaders on his first full weekday in office by promising to eliminate three-fourths of federal regulations. Easier said than done. Much easier.
Oregon’s new Secretary of State says she wants to close loopholes in the state’s signature gathering process. Democrat Kate Brown will testify this week Wednesday to a Legislative committee about a bill that puts new restrictions on getting an initiative on the ballot.
In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled that greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, were pollutants and subject to regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency. But a year later a group of state attorneys general, environmental groups and others say the EPA is ignoring that ruling.
In an effort to clean-up the troubled mortgage industry, the federal government has imposed several new regulations.
The city of Portland passed new rules regulating short-term rentals in August, but few people have applied for the necessary permits to make their rentals legal.
The Obama administration announced plans to cut coal power plant emissions by 30 percent by 2030. What legal challenges will the rules face?
E-cigarettes are gaining popularity, and in Oregon, they're completely unregulated.
Eastern Oregon's onion industry has rallied together to let the Food and Drug Administration know that they believe the agency's proposed rules for irrigation water would cripple their production, the largest in the nation. It's close to a $100 million dollar industry for Malheur County, an area with a population of around 32,000 people. The FDA's proposed regulations would require growers to use treated water for crop irrigation. Currently, onion growers in Malheur County follow a self-imposed verification system that guarantees their onions are free of pesticide residues and microbial contamination before they reach market.
Portland city commissioners will vote Tuesday on a pilot program that could lead to permanent change to the rules for cabs and other for-hire vehicles.
NW Life | Business | Arts | News | State of WonderDec. 2, 2016 8:56 p.m.
The Fair-Haired Dumbbell is the first Oregon building to solicit investments from the crowd under new regulations laid out by the JOBS Act, and perhaps the first in the U.S.
Update 8:50am: This show will include an exclusive interview with the mother of one of the children sickened by raw milk in the recent outbreak. The United States Department of Agriculture and many doctors consider milk a part of a healthy diet. But some people are not picking up a gallon from the grocery store. They are headed straight to the cow for raw milk. Raw milk is milk in its purist form, without pasteurization or fortification. The milk is loaded with fats and enzymes that some people think have health benefits like helping alleviate asthma and allergies. But raw milk does not come without risk. Without pasteurization, milk may contain harmful pathogens and bacteria like Salmonella. Recently, Oregon health officials have confirmed 21 people sickened by drinking a botched batch of raw milk from a Wilsonville farm. Raw milk is illegal in 21 states, and only a few allow it to be sold in grocery stores. But people continue to drink it.
Two new plans were introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives which could increase the revenue some counties receive from federal forestland. Rural counties that used to rely on heavy on logging revenue have depended on federal money since environmental regulations limited the amount of timber that could be harvested on public lands. But those federal payments expired last year, and though President Barack Obama included more money for rural communities in his recent budget, there's no guarantee those provisions will make it into the budget that Congress passes. One new bill, introduced by Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA), would set minimums for how much timber and money that federal forests would have to generate. A separate draft proposal, co-written by Oregon representatives Peter Defazio (D), Kurt Schrader (D), and Greg Walden (R), would transfer the management of some of Oregon's federal forests to a public trust controlled by stakeholders.
Voting regulations in North Carolina, where a law instituting voter ID was passed, is examined.