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Marijuana-sniffing dogs on way out for some Oregon police agencies as pot legalization kicks in

oregonlive.com — It took Springfield police decades to get their own drug detection dog. And when Danner finally arrived last September, she could sniff out heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine, but not marijuana. The 2-year-old black Labrador is exactly what they wanted. "I think we saw the writing on the wall after marijuana became legal in Washington and Colorado," said Springfield Sgt.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @DeLeon_Times: As pot legalization kicks in, some Oregon cities are phasing out marijuana-sniffing dogs: bit.ly/1DhweZo

Jan 31, 2015

As pot legalization kicks in, some Oregon cities are phasing out marijuana-sniffing dogs: bit.ly/1DhweZo

Jan 31, 2015

Marijuana-sniffing dogs on way out for some Oregon police agencies as pot legalization kicks in | @Oregonian: bit.ly/1JWSxaT

Jamie Weisner's evolution key for Oregon State Beavers

oregonlive.com — For much of her first two seasons, Weisner was primarily a catch-and-shoot player who operated at a way-too-frenzied pace and simply "survived" on the defensive end of the floor. Now, she's combined that lethal outside shooting with an ability to create off the dribble, while also adding savvy rebounding and reliable perimeter defense.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @ginamizell: How Jamie Weisner's journey -- from taking a chance on Oregon State to that infamous broken hand -- led her here orne.ws/1BIDygY

Jan 31, 2015

How Jamie Weisner's journey -- from taking a chance on Oregon State to that infamous broken hand -- led her here orne.ws/1BIDygY

What is affordable housing in the Portland area?

oregonlive.com — Statistically speaking, the Portland area is at an interesting junction of household income and housing inventory. On paper, they are roughly in balance, although that is changing as prices rise. The median price for a single-family house in Portland is $310,000, according to Trulia, the real estate platform.
Jan 31, 2015

Elysian responds to fans concerned about the Anheuser-Busch buyout s.oregonlive.com/WLanVEJ via @oregonian

Jan 31, 2015

#AmericanIdol: Daniel Seavey, 15-year-old from Vancouver, talks about making it to Hollywood Week s.oregonlive.com/QavYjhe via @oregonian

I-84 crash: Kaleb Whitby, crushed between 2 semi-trucks, tells the story of his miraculous survival

oregonlive.com — Kaleb Whitby drove into the dense fog on the familiar and unremarkable stretch of Interstate 84 just east of Baker City about an hour before sunrise. He'd only been on the road for a matter of minutes on Jan. 17 after driving from rural Washington the night before.
Jan 30, 2015

Not to be missed: The incredible tale of Kaleb Whitby and the I-84 metal sandwich by @andrewtheen @Oregonian oregonlive.com/pacific-northw…

Jan 30, 2015

RT @Oregonian: I-84 crash: Kaleb Whitby, crushed between 2 semis, tells the story of his miraculous survival ORne.ws/1CJRFUG pic.twitter.com/kaO78lcfmp

2014 taxes: How to deal with the health insurance mandate

oregonlive.com — All taxpayers will be asked if they and their dependents had health insurance all year. If they did, they can check a box on their return (Line 61 on Form 1040; Line 38 on Form 1040a and Line 11 on Form 1040EZ) and be done with it.

Oregon's Greg Skipper breaks his school record in the indoor weight throw

By Ken Goe
oregonlive.com — Oregon junior Greg Skipper shattered the UO school record in the weight throw by more than two and a half feet Friday at the UW Invitational in the Dempsey Indoor. Skipper won the event with a throw of 70 feet, 10 1/2 inches to break the school record he set last year of 68-3.
Jan 31, 2015

Oregon's Greg Skipper breaks his school record in the weight throw at the UW Invitational: oregonlive.com/trackandfield/…

2014 taxes: The penalty for not getting health insurance

oregonlive.com — If taxpayers didn't get insurance and don't qualify for an exemption from coverage, they're supposed to pay a penalty. For 2014, this "shared responsibility payment" is $95 per adult and $47.50 per child, up to a family maximum of $285. Except when it isn't.

Elysian responds to fans concerned about the Anheuser-Busch buyout

oregonlive.com — This is a good piece from the Elysian Brewing website that says what needs to be said: Being purchased by Anheuser-Busch is not the end of their world.
Jan 31, 2015

Via The Beer Here: Elysian responds to fans concerned about the Anheuser-Busch buyout: This is a g... bit.ly/1yStRrQ #oregonbeer

Scott Kveton, Portland tech entrepreneur, says he's going into the pot business

oregonlive.com — Scott Kveton, co-founder and former chief executive of Portland mobile software company Urban Airship, says in a post online that he's shifting away from tech and pursuing business opportunities created by marijuana legalization. Marijuana is growing rapidly in social acceptance, writes Kveton, who was an early leader in Portland's tech renaissance.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @siliconforest: Scott Kveton, Portland tech entrepreneur, says he's going into the pot business dlvr.it/8Kj6Cn

2014 taxes: How to claim a health insurance exemption

oregonlive.com — All taxpayers and dependents are supposed to have health insurance coverage. If you didn't get what's referred to as "minimum essential coverage," you must determine if you qualify for a "health coverage exemption" or make a "shared responsibility payment." Taxpayers who think they meet one of 19 exemptions from coverage must complete IRS Form 8965 and include it with their return.

2014 taxes: Got health insurance tax credits? Time to reconcile them

oregonlive.com — If you received tax credits for health insurance, you need to show Uncle Sam you got the correct amount. Otherwise, you could owe more in federal taxes than you think. Individuals who bought insurance through Cover Oregon or other state and federal marketplaces should receive a Form 1095-A from their respective insurance marketplace.
Jan 31, 2015

2014 taxes: Got health insurance tax credits? Time to reconcile them bit.ly/1zrvxMP

Jan 31, 2015

RT @annargriff: Great read by @andrewtheen: I-84 crash: Life & luck, as seen by 'the guy in the truck' s.oregonlive.com/25TCLGM http://t.co/s…

Jan 30, 2015

.@oregonian's @JeffmanningOre says what you're thinking: Kitz bid to quell scandal may have instead fanned flames s.oregonlive.com/i1o1uLO

Jan 30, 2015

John Kitzhaber's bid to quell Cylvia Hayes scandal may have instead fanned the flames s.oregonlive.com/i1o1uLO via @oregonian

John Kitzhaber news conference Friday: Follow live coverage

oregonlive.com — Gov. John Kitzhaber has called a news conference in Portland for Friday morning at 10 to answer questions about his fiancee, first lady Cylvia Hayes. Reporters Laura Gunderson and Ian K. Kullgren will be among those covering the event for The Oregonian/ OregonLive, along with photographers.
Jan 30, 2015

Governor Kitzhaber says he won't consider resigning. "I was elected by the people of Oregon." Watch live: ORne.ws/1zGCtc1

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Hanjin cargo ship turns away from Portland as port labor issues near crisis

oregonlive.com — Chronic labor issues at the Port of Portland's marine terminals appear to be reaching a crisis. Dockworkers walked off the job twice this week at Terminal 6, according to the terminal operator, another flash point in months of labor strife at Oregon's only international container shipping terminal.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @PeterTirschwell: Hanjin ship turns away from Portland as showdown with the local ILWU nears crisis stage @Oregonian reports bit.ly/1Ckqwt2

Jan 30, 2015

Hanjin cargo ship turns away from Portland as port labor issues near crisis. @rogoway reports: bit.ly/1zGUmHE pic.twitter.com/ZcAxCoM90I

Jan 30, 2015

RT @OregonianBiz: Hanjin cargo ship turns away from Portland as port labor issues near crisis orne.ws/1Htilxz

Jan 30, 2015

RT @NickBudnick: Cylvia Hayes: latest records released by Kitzhaber show gaps, discrepancies s.oregonlive.com/IIIfU4T via @oregonian

Jan 30, 2015

Cylvia Hayes: latest records released by Kitzhaber show gaps, discrepancies s.oregonlive.com/IIIfU4T via @oregonian

Jan 30, 2015

#CylviaHayes: latest records released by Kitzhaber show gaps, discrepancies s.oregonlive.com/IIIfU4T via @oregonian @oregonianpol

Jan 30, 2015

Cylvia Hayes: latest records released by Kitzhaber show gaps, discrepancies s.oregonlive.com/IIIfU4T via @oregonian

Damian Lillard, in face of All-Star exclusion, continues to show he's about the right things

oregonlive.com — These are never easy or popular decisions, coaches choosing All-Star teams, and the league deciding who gets to replace injured players. But boy, have the coaches and the NBA ever sent a worse message to their fan base than when they excluded Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard from this year's All-Star Game?
Jan 30, 2015

In face of All-Star exclusion, @Dame_Lillard continues to show he is about the right things oregonlive.com/blazers/index.…