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Warm Springs Tribes Work Out Pot Regulations, Taxes

Dec. 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.


Lawmakers Approve More Initiative Regulations

June 16, 2009 9:44 a.m.

Oregon’s initiative system faces a new round of restrictions under a bill given final approval by the Oregon Senate Monday.

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Interior Department Will Consult Tribes On Business Regulations In Indian Country

Dec. 8, 2016 11:48 p.m.

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.

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Oregon Eases Marijuana Testing Regulations

Dec. 3, 2016 7:25 p.m.

The state of Oregon on Friday temporarily eased up on testing requirements for marijuana, two days after business insiders warned about potential impact of new rules.

What Trump Administration Will Mean For Regulations, Consumer Protection

Jan. 30, 2017 6:45 p.m.

President Trump on Monday signed an executive action to "knock out two regulations for every new regulation" adopted by federal agencies.

Nation | Business | Election

President Trump To Cut Regulations By '75 Percent' - How Real Is That?

Jan. 24, 2017 10:12 a.m.

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.

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Bend Council Supports Vacation Rental Regulations

April 2, 2015 4:50 p.m.

The Bend City Council approved new regulations on short-term rentals.


Sec. Of State Pushes Tighter Signature Gathering Regulations

March 24, 2009 9:55 a.m.

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. 


States File Suit Over EPA's CO2 Regulations

April 3, 2008 9:21 a.m.

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.

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New Fed Mortgage Regulations Include Test For Lenders

March 18, 2010 11:24 a.m.

In an effort to clean-up the troubled mortgage industry, the federal government has imposed several new regulations.

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Medical And Recreational Marijuana Regulations

May 20, 2015 8:08 p.m.

Oregon lawmakers are considering changes to the state's medical marijuana system while also working out new regulations for legal, recreational pot.

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Portland Airbnb Hosts Are Slow To Comply With Regulations

Nov. 12, 2014 8:15 p.m.

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.

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What Are The Legal Hurdles For The EPA's New Carbon Regulations?

June 2, 2014 7:15 p.m.

The Obama administration announced plans to cut coal power plant emissions by 30 percent by 2030. What legal challenges will the rules face?

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Multnomah County Considering E-Cigarette Regulations

Jan. 27, 2015 8:06 p.m.

E-cigarettes are gaining popularity, and in Oregon, they're completely unregulated.

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FDA Regulations Worry Onion Farmers

Aug. 12, 2013 7:40 p.m.

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.

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Portland Considering New Regulations For Uber, Taxis

April 20, 2015 4 p.m.

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.

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Oregon Building Leads Nation With Crowdfunded Construction And Psychedelic Design

Dec. 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.

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Raw Milk

May 7, 2012 4:25 p.m.

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. 

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Environmental Update

Feb. 21, 2012 5:45 p.m.

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.


Aug. 5, 2015 7:53 a.m.

Voting regulations in North Carolina, where a law instituting voter ID was passed, is examined.

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