2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/23/2015 09:22 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – After riding from Washington, D.C., to Portland on her trusty bicycle, a woman was sorely disappointed when thieves snatched her ride. KGW-TV reports that Megan Holcomb rode from May to July to raise awareness about water pollution. The Portland native left her bike locked to a fence outside a friend’s apartment Tuesday only to find it missing the next morning.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Medford’s ban on pot sales is facing a lawsuit from a medical marijuana dispensary. The Medford Mail Tribune reports a judge shut down MaryJane’s Basement and Attic a year ago, saying state laws did not trump the federal Controlled Substances Act. A Grants Pass attorney representing the business owners says upholding the judge’s order effectively nullifies Oregon’s medical and recreational marijuana laws.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Environmentally conscious taxi riders in Portland have a new option now that an all-electric taxi fleet has launched. KATU-TV reports that Eco Cab consists of Teslas, Nissan Leafs and high-capacity vans. The fleet took its first fare from City Commissioner Steve Novick, who rode to work in a Tesla. The cabs will recharge at a facility in the Industrial District.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – While Montana, Oregon and Washington have all enacted emergency fishing rules to handle low flows and warm water conditions, the Idaho Fish and Game Department Panhandle Region says it has no plans to follow suit. The Spokesman-Review reports that Idaho officials say that despite the heat wave in late June, fish populations are unlikely to be affected by current conditions.


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