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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Hash brownies, space cakes and other pot-laced munchies won’t be among the items allowed at Oregon medical marijuana dispensaries, state officials say, and that’s drawn criticism from pot shop advocates. The Oregon Health Authority released draft rules late Wednesday for medical pot dispensaries to follow when they open as early as next week under a new law. Although medical marijuana will be available at the dispensaries, the agency wants to ban sweets containing the drug because they could be attractive to young people.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in Oregon is denying defense lawyers’ efforts to reveal all surveillance information about their client obtained under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. U.S. District Judge Garr King said late Wednesday that he doesn’t believe he can or should force the government to provide that surveillance in the case of Mohamed Mohamud. The Somali-American was accused in an FBI sting of plotting to detonate a bomb at Portland’s downtown Christmas tree lighting in 2010. Undercover agents supplied a fake bomb.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An Alaska Airlines spokeswoman says a smoking galley oven prompted the crew of a Boeing 737 bound from Orange County, Calif., to Seattle to make an unscheduled landing yesterday afternoon in Eugene, Ore. The Register-Guard reports that airline spokeswoman Bobbie Egan says no fire was involved. She says crew members turned off the oven’s power source and used an extinguisher as a precaution after the oven overheated.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Bernie Madoff says there are only a few politicians he’s fond of, and at the top of the list is U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden. In an interview from federal prison, the disgraced financier told Politico that the senator from Oregon is extremely intelligent, has a tremendous amount of integrity and is the most impressive politician he’s ever met. Madoff told Politico he first met Wyden more than a decade ago while in Washington to testify on an issue.


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