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Local State House passes recreational marijuana reform bill State House passes recreational marijuana reform bill
The House on Friday passed a measure that makes several changes to the state's new recreational marijuana market, including eliminating the three-tier tax structure and replacing it with a single excise tax of 37 percent at the point of sale.
Local Consumer Reports: Stopping antibiotic overuse Consumer Reports: Stopping antibiotic overuse (Video)
Though antibiotics have saved millions of lives over the years, their overuse and misuse are contributing to the growth of drug-resistant bacteria. Consumer Reports says patients and doctors both have a role to play in stopping superbugs.
Local Beaver attacks 2 Oregon men who climbed on top of dam Beaver attacks 2 Oregon men who climbed on top of dam
Sgt. William Bailey of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office says the men were exploring Thursday night when they climbed onto a beaver dam and got attacked by the animal protecting its turf.
Local Third special session likely as budget negotiations continue Third special session likely as budget negotiations continue
Budget negotiators say that they are making progress on reaching agreement on a state operating budget, but at least one key lawmaker on Friday acknowledged that they may need to extend beyond the end of the current special session in order to get any final deal passed out of both chambers ahead of a potential government shutdown next week.