Government and law
Oregon lawmakers moonlight as amateur scientists
Opinion
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
BY SEN. ALAN OLSEN | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

04.24.13 Thumbnail DredgeMining2 Last week the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources voted on two bills to ban legally permitted small-scale mining operations on Oregon's waterways. I voted against both bills for one simple reason: not once was the committee presented with scientific evidence that the practice of small-scale suction dredge mining is damaging to the environment.

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Portland considers fines for irresponsible dog owners
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Monday, April 22, 2013

The Portland City Council will consider fining dog owners who don't clean up after their dogs or keep them off leash in undesignated areas.

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Oregon House supports casting electoral votes for popular vote
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Friday, April 19, 2013

The Oregon House approved House Bill 3077 that would cast the states's electoral votes for the winner of the national popular vote for president, regardless of state results.

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Oregon gun control bills head to Senate floor
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Friday, April 19, 2013

Four gun control bills were voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee after many negotiations and amendments.

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Washington County considers building changes
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Washington County is considering relaxing building height restrictions to help Nike expand.

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