The staff of Fenders Moto CafA© put tables together and arranged chairs, on the afternoon of January 22, as they awaited the arrival of Oregon U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer.
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Wed Mar 05, 2014
US lawmakers, drug enforcement clash on marijuana law
WASHINGTON: US lawmakers who support steady relaxation of state laws on marijuana sparred Tuesday with Obama administration officials who continue to label the drug in the same high-danger category as heroin.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Blumenauer uses Summit keynote to rally troops around gas tax increase
Amid the backdrop of renewed optimism that a new transportation bill is coming sooner than later, Congressman Earl Blumenauer headlined the opening plenary at the first full day of the National Bike Summit .
My View: We're addicted to the wrong drug laws
The apparent heroin overdose death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman early last month has become a hockey puck in the war over the war on drugs.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Oregon advocacy team sets strategy for Capitol Hill lobby day
Oregon residents at the National Bike Summit listen to state delegation leader Rob Sadowsky discuss the lobbying day strategy.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Don't Expect Congress to Move Quickly on Marijuana
However, Congressman Earl Blumenauer said that just changing the schedule isn't the answer for everyone.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
If marijuana legalization comes to Oregon, don't fear the kicker
U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, spoke at the Matt Dishman Community Center in January where a town hall meeting on legalizing marijuana was held.
Slaughter of downer calves; lawmakers, workers against USDA poultry...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has banned the slaughter of "downer" cows weighing 400 pounds or more but allows calves to be butchered.
South County Spotlight
Leaders will fine-tune storm, disaster response
Of course, Rice is 90 and remembers when the city only had three or four snow plows.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
This Capitol Hill Day, pubmedia "not in the crosshairs"
Pubcasters meeting with Capitol Hill lawmakers Tuesday could start those conversations this time around with a confidence they might have lacked in years prior.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
The Pordland Mercury
On Thursday, February 20, Novick and US Representative Earl Blumenauer stood outside a Southeast Portland woman's home and announced a $100,000 pilot project that lets homeowners tap federal money to help finance seismic retrofits of their homes.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Oregon Test-Drives a New Way to Pay for Roads
The first state to institute a gas tax is now working on what to do when that revenue dries up.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Members of Congress Urge for Strong Environmental Protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Representative Earl Blumenauer and Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Peter A. DeFazio , along with 120 other members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, urging him to continue to push for a robust, fully enforceable environment chapter in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Preparing houses for the Big One
Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick and Clean Energy Works CEO Derek Smith today announced a new pilot project that will give a group of Portland homeowners the opportunity to upgrade the seismic safety of their homes.
Fleet Owner Magazine
Highway funding: Federal fuel tax, state taxes in play
A Congressman who will play a major role in the passage of this year's highway appropriations bill grabbed a lot of headlines when he declared two weeks back that increasing the federal fuel tax should not even be on the table , this time around at least.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Ron Wyden, Beervana's new congressional champion, is a teetotaler
Beer taps on display at the Growlerie, a Beaverton business specializing in filling growlers with craft beer.
Earthquake upgrade pilot project to be announced
A pilot project to provide seismic and energy upgrades to around 30 homes in the Portland area will be announced Thursday by Oregon U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, City Commissioner Steve Novick, and Clean Energy Works CEO Derek Smith.
David Sarasohn: The federal government's muddled marijuana policies
Washington releases stories it doesn't want particularly noticed on a Friday, especially the Friday of a holiday weekend - the Justice Department and the Treasury announced guidelines for how banks could deal with state-legal marijuana businesses without getting prosecuted on federal charges.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Trade legislation may be headed to lame-duck session of Congress: Oregon politics today
Loading cranes at the Port of Portland docks along the Columbia River emphasize the importance of international trade to the region.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
Mark Kleiman Admits That Rescheduling Marijuana Would Have an Impact After All
Mark Kleiman continues to insist that I am "talking through [my] hat" on the subject of rescheduling marijuana, but the reason he gives for saying so has changed.