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THE DAILY ASTORIAN • FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015
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Bill would allow dispensaries to sell recreational pot
By HILLARY BORRUD
Capital Bureau
SALEM — All adults in Oregon
could purchase limited amounts of
pot from medical marijuana dispen-
saries starting Oct. 1, under a bill on
its way to the state Senate.
The marijuana industry pushed
for lawmakers to allow earlier dis-
pensary sales, since Oregonians age
21 and older can legally possess
recreational marijuana starting on
Wednesday. The state’s new recre-
ational marijuana system will not
launch until sometime in 2016, so
lawmakers have been searching for
an interim solution to encourage
people to stop buying pot on the
black market.
But lawmakers on a House-Sen-
ate committee said they could not
guarantee that the full House and
Senate would pass the bill, if the
start date for the temporary recre-
ational sales from dispensaries were
earlier than Oct. 1.
Senate Bill 460, which passed
out of the committee Thursday,
would allow recreational custom-
ers to purchase cannabis seeds,
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to one-quarter ounce of marijuana
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Also on Thursday, the Oregon
House passed a bill to replace the
harvest tax on pot in Measure 91
— the initiative voters passed in
November to legalize marijuana —
with a 17 percent sales tax intended
to generate roughly the same amount
of revenue. A state economist said
last week the change could result in
cheaper marijuana, because the tax
would not factor into markups, and
might ultimately raise more tax rev-
enue than the harvest tax.
The bill dealing with recreation-
Mather
shines
at Miss
Oregon
patients and designated caregiv-
ers, more than 100,000 Orego-
nians can already purchase prod-
ucts — including the full array
of marijuana laced sodas, baked
goods and candies — from med-
ical marijuana dispensaries and
Chapman said they will face in-
creased pressure from their friends
to illegally share these products
starting July 1.
“It’s a dangerous situation for
patients,” Chapman said.
The Capital Bureau is a collab-
oration between EO Media Group
and Pamplin Media Group.
Road work on tap next week
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SEASIDE — Miss Clatsop
County Alexis Mather won
two scholarships during the
Miss Oregon preliminaries.
On Wednesday, Mather
won $250 in the lifestyle and
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day, she was one of two con-
testants to win $500 in the pre-
liminary talent competition.
Miss Oregon will be
crowned on Saturday night at
the Seaside Civic and Conven-
tion Center.
JEFF TAR HAR — For The Daily Astorian
Alexis Mather, left, Miss Clatsop County, is off to a strong
Miss Oregon pageant.
Groups clash in court over salmon plan
cially bred in hatcheries.
Thirteen species of salmon
and steelhead are listed as en-
PORTLAND — Federal au- dangered or threatened under
thorities have defended their lat- the Endangered Species Act in
est plan for mitigating damage the Columbia River Basin.
to salmon and steelhead imper-
The plan’s various iterations
iled by hydroelectric dams in the have been litigated in court for
Columbia River Basin.
more than two decades. The
In oral arguments in U.S. most recent plan — known as
District Court this week, the the biological opinion — was
government argued its approach issued in 2008 to cover a 10-
is resulting in more salmon sur- year period through 2018, and
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grating faster to the ocean and in 2010. It was struck down in
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to restored habitat.
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ing groups, Oregon and the Nez The plan’s latest version was is-
Perce tribe, which challenged sued in January 2014.
the plan in court, said it’s deeply
The groups in court clashed
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ulations, because many have not cess. The federal government
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By GOSIA WOZNIACKA
Associated Press
The plan, said federal attor-
ney Michael Eitel, isn’t a plan
for recovery. Rather, it asks
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toward recovery.” This means
one year’s returns must outnum-
ber the previous year’s, regard-
less of whether that eventually
leads to recovery or when.
But the plaintiffs argued the
government has set the bar too
low. They said because ener-
gy-producing dams are the main
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must do more to protect and re-
cover them.
“A growing species is not the
same as a recovered species,”
said Todd True, an attorney with
Earthjustice who represents en-
vironmental groups in the court
case.
Associated Press
PORTLAND — An in-
dustry study shows that
movie and television pro-
duction in Oregon accounts
for than 18,750 jobs and
$256.3 million in wages.
The Oregonian reports
that the Motion Picture As-
sociation of America, Inc.’s
report says that TV series
such as “Grimm,” “Portland-
ia” and “The Librarians”
helped keep more than 1,450
businesses going in the state.
3 year old male
Blue Point Siamese
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better with a
great big blue eyed
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house.
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downtown Manzanita are being enhanced.
Work includes installation of tempo-
rary shoring.
Minor delays can be expected when
flaggers need to occasionally control
single-lane traffic.
No lane closures will occur from
noon Thursday through midnight
July 6.
Bridge rehabilitation work is being
performed at both the Old Youngs Bay
and Lewis & Clark River bridges along
U.S. Highway 101 Business (mileposts
4.78 and 6.89).
Work includes reconstruction of the
Lewis & Clark River Bridge, which is
now closed until Sept. 4 to facilitate
construction activities. A detour route is
currently designated with signing.
The scheduled work at the Old Youngs
Bay Bridge includes rehabilitation of the
electrical and mechanical systems.
Minor delays can be expected when
flaggers need to occasionally control
single-lane traffic.
The Oregon State Police enforces the
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The Oregon Department of Trans-
portation continues work next week on
three projects. Because of the Fourth of
July holiday, there are no lane closures
from noon Thursday through midnight
July 6.
The Astoria Bridge project continues,
and involves recoating the steel above
the bridge deck on the southern side of
the Columbia River bridge along U.S.
101 north of Astoria.
The scheduled work includes prep-
ping and painting the steel above the
bridge deck along with miscellaneous
touch-up painting throughout the bridge
structure.
Flaggers control single-lane traffic.
Lane delays of up to 20 minutes are al-
lowed at any time.
At Manzanita Avenue on U.S. High-
way 101 (milepost 43.00 to 43.34),
ODOT is replacing an existing culvert at
Neahkahnie Creek with a tunnel struc-
ture, enhancing of the stream bed, and
relocating and improving the highway
alignment along U.S. Highway 101 near
Manzanita.
Also, turning lane movements into
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al pot sales at dispensaries calls
for the Oregon Health Authority to
adopt rules to implement the tempo-
rary sales.
Cities and counties could opt out
of the early sales, even if local of-
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nesses in the long run.
Sam Chapman, a marijuana
lobbyist and business consultant,
pleaded with lawmakers on Thurs-
day morning to allow medical pot
dispensaries to sell to recreational
customers as soon as a bill would
pass the Legislature.
Between medical marijuana
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MPAA released the data
in support of trade promo-
tion authority legislation,
which Congress is still
considering, along with the
Trans-Pacific Partnership,
a trade pact involving Pa-
cific Rim nations. MPAA
says that trade agree-
ments will create even
more jobs in Oregon and
elsewhere.
The MPAA is the orga-
nization that advocates for
the U.S. movie, TV, and
video industries, with of-
fices in Los Angeles and
Washington, D.C.
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Auto Zone – Warrenton
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Hess & Giddings Trucking – Astoria
Golden Corral Buffet & Grill – Marysville
Granny Patti’s Trading Post – Knappa
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Jackson & Son’s Oil – Seaside
Jim Varner’s Automotive – Astoria
K Manufacturing – Astoria
L & D Race Tec – Warrenton
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Mini Mart – Warrenton
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