The ACLU of Oregon is calling on other state governors to follow suit.
Local governments are considering rules that could force "psilocybin service centers" to locate near highways and go through expensive, discretionary permitting processes.
Apocalyptic attack ads about crime failed to drive a red wave, and criminal justice reform candidates were still successful in several local races around the country.
Many politicians who want to ban gas-powered vehicles appear to misunderstand the science.
The ballot initiative also would authorize state-licensed "healing centers" where adults could obtain psychedelics for supervised use.
This month, the city passed a number of liberalizing reforms that legalize more types of housing and make already-legal homes more practical to build.
Research on the effects of Oregon's loosening of its self-service gas ban finds that allowing adults to pump their own gas increases supply and lowers prices.
The state's regulators plan to start accepting applications from manufacturers and "service centers" on January 2.
Legislators in New Jersey and Oregon keep failing to repeal their states' bans on self-service gas stations. Is Massachusetts' small town direct democracy the solution?
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church says that a Brookings, Oregon, law limiting its "benevolent meal service" to two days a week unconstitutionally restricts its religious mission to feed the hungry.
Inflation isn't the only reason some folks may be paying more for dining and groceries.
Rev. Bernie Lindley of Brookings' St. Timothy's Episcopal Church says that the new rules violate his First Amendment rights, and that he won't comply with them.
An Anonymous Jokester Installed a 'Merge Simpson' Sign Near a Portland Interstate. City Killjoys Took It Down.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation said that the sign was a safety hazard and therefore had to go.
Oregon will license and regulate psilocybin-assisted therapy by 2023. Some health care professionals aren't willing to wait.
The government "strongly recommends" masking at private outdoor gatherings as well.
The evolution of Pollan's thinking reflects the confusion caused by arbitrary pharmacological distinctions.
Banning the American sprinter from the Olympics for using marijuana is completely ridiculous.
In an Unprecedented Heat Wave, Portland's Lingering COVID Restrictions Hurt Bars and Restaurants Again
The state, one of the last to fully reopen, lifted some capacity limits early. But the service sector was hamstrung during a heat crisis in which it could have helped.
Officials publicly congratulate themselves for protecting teens, but they know that they’re prodding young people to switch to cigarettes.
Doing the wrong thing at an off-campus party could lead to on-campus consequences.
Bad news for hundreds of imprisoned defendants in Louisiana and Oregon
Connecticut, California, Oregon, and Colorado have all signaled that their mask mandates will outlast their pandemic restrictions on businesses.
"During difficult times we must remain the most vigilant to protect the constitutional rights of the powerless," the judge writes.
If the aim is to reduce COVID-19 deaths, Oregon's plan is a failure.
Plus: Oregon rolls back parking minimums, regulators approve a new type of pig, Shrek finally gets the recognition it deserves, and more...
Voters came out for legalizing marijuana, removing criminal penalties for psychedelic use, and treating drug addiction as a public health concern.
The initiative makes noncommercial possession of controlled substances a citable offense punishable by a $100 fine.
The ballot initiative allows adults to use the promising psychedelic at state-licensed "psilocybin service centers."
The Portland Protest Shooter's Death Looks More and More Like Excessive Force—but Trump Keeps Bragging About It
Plus: A tale of two townhalls, Matt Welch interviews Jo Jorgensen, Bill Gates talks antitrust, Ajit Pai moves on Section 230 study, and more...
Both sides are getting their information through purposely bottlenecked media reports, and the results are predictably distorted and dangerous.
"When terror is seen as justified, I think it's inevitable that something terrible is going to happen," journalist Nancy Rommelmann told Nick Gillespie last week.
Neither does Portland. But the fact that the violence is continuous and seems to be escalating is cause for concern.
Measure 110 would reduce felony convictions for drug possession by an estimated 95 percent.
Plus: Portland eases restrictions on density, chain stores are fleeing Manhattan, and a QAnon believer is likely headed to Congress.
He Wanted To Make Some Money for School Clothes by Selling Mexican Street Corn. The Government Says He Owes $1,415 in Permit Fees.
"I just wanted to help out my community and family," said Miguel Lozano.
Judge Orders Federal Officers in Portland To Stop Harassing and Assaulting Journalists and Legal Observers
U.S. District Judge Michael Simon reminds the feds that they are bound by the First Amendment.
A president from a party supposedly committed to restraining the federal government is now sending enforcers to cities over local objections.