Oregon's seasonally adjusted monthly job gain of 7,500 in March was the largest since November 2005 when 9,300 jobs were added.
The Seaside City Council unanimously approved emergency passage of a new ordinance placing a one year moratorium on medical marijuana outlets in the city and set aside two requests for business licenses to open marijuana dispensaries.
The Oregon State Marine Board will be holding an open house on Monday, April 21 from 3 pm to 5 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm and invites recreational boaters to come to the agency's office at 435 Commercial Street NE, in Salem. The agency Director, Scott Brewen will give an overview of the agency's budget and business model as well as the documented trends in boating uses in Oregon.
State shellfish managers today approved a series of morning razor-clam digs starting Monday, April 14, at Twin Harbors and expanding to include three other ocean beaches over the next week. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the digs after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat. No digging will be allowed at any beach after noon.
The Astoria City Council decided not to decide about enacting a moratorium on medical marijuana stores doing business in town. This means two of the so called "dispensaries" will continue business as usual and a third is going through the steps to open soon in the downtown area. Monday the council discussion, including some impassioned public testimony went over an hour as the city leaders heard from those who own the businesses, those that depend on the weed as a medicine, and their own legal and law enforcement people.