Date: 08/15/2014 03:59 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The state of Oregon shut down two medical marijuana dispensaries for violations of state regulations. Kush MMD of Eugene was later allowed to reopen after correcting problems, but Portland Compassionate Caregivers remains closed. Inspectors found that both dispensaries had problems with labeling, record keeping, signage and security. Inspectors have visited about a third of the state’s 158 licensed dispensaries.
BEND, Ore. (AP) – To ease a rental shortage, the city of Bend is considering whether to make it easier for property owners to build accessory dwellings commonly known as mother-in-law apartments. The Bulletin newspaper reports such homes are already allowed under city code, but the approval process required in older areas of the city makes it easy for a neighbor to halt a project.
BEND, Ore. (AP) – Gov. John Kitzhaber announced that Randy Miller won’t have to wait until next year to take his seat as the newest judge on the Deschutes County Circuit Court. Miller won the May election to succeed Judge Barbara Haslinger, who retired on June 30. Haslinger left her four-year term early. Without action by the governor, Miller would not have been seated until Jan. 1.
TUMALO, Ore. (AP) – Two chimpanzees from a Central Oregon sanctuary underwent electrocardiograms. They were prompted by the Great Ape Heart Project, a nationwide effort to monitor and combat heart disease in captive apes. The Bulletin newspaper of Bend reports the 28-year-old chimps had the work done at the Chimps Inc. sanctuary in Tumalo.
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