Government and law

Government and law
Hemp measure makes the farm bill
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A provision that could make industrial hemp farming legal made it into the U.S. House-passed farm bill. Rep. Earl Blumenauer is happy that colleges and universities would be able to grow hemp for research purposes.

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Oregon needs to better track unemployment benefits
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Oregon must get better at tracking the unemployment benefits it pays out, the U.S. Department of Labor says. Last year, Oregon managed to get back only $20 million of the $44 million it overpaid in unemployment benefits.

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Oregon OKs 'last resort' wolf killing
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Monday, July 15, 2013

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules to amend the state's Wolf Management Plan. It will make Oregon the only state in the West where killing wolves can be a last resort after they attack livestock.

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Oregon helps pot dispensaries go legit
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Monday, July 15, 2013

The Oregon Legislature approved new regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries, part of a larger effort to legitimize hundreds of dispensaries that are currently operating in a legal gray area.

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2013 legislative updates
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
BY EMMA HALL | OB WEB EDITOR

Thumbnail UpdateIn the aftermath of the anticlimactic 2013 legislative session, we update a few stories Oregon Business covered this past year.

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