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.
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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
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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.
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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.
The federal police presence in Portland has enraged demonstrators. It's also taken pressure off the local justice center.
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Up close with the #WallofMoms on night 53 of the protests
Department of Homeland Security Reportedly Sending 150 Agents to Chicago in Expansion of Federal Crackdown
Trump and other White House officials say the feds may soon be coming to other major cities as well.
Homeland Security Acting Like 'An Occupying Army' Says Sen. Wyden, After Federal Agents Shoot Peaceful Portland Protester
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The Portland City Council has approved an emergency ordinance capping the fees delivery apps like DoorDash and Uber Eats can charge restaurants.
Making businesses close early will not stop the spread of COVID-19.
A 50-year-old precedent was tossed, which caused three justices to dissent.
But Oregon grudgingly relents. For now.
Oregon Tried To Silence This Engineer's Red Light Camera Research. Now Experts Say He Was Right All Along.
Mats Järlström's research never would have seen the light of day if the Oregon Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying had its way.
The Oregon Supreme Court says police may not grill drivers or ask to search their cars without reasonable suspicion of criminal activity.
The Oregon AFL-CIO argues that self-checkout machines are costing jobs and increasing social isolation.
It would allow adults, age 21 and older, to visit official service centers on the recommendation of a medical professional
State lawmakers end the legislative sessions by passing a bill that will allow for denser housing construction across the state.
SCOTUS wants to see anti-discrimination laws applied without religious bias.