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Would-be pot retailers queue in rural Oregon before election

Nov. 1, 2018 2:01 PM EDT

ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) — Would-be recreational marijuana retailers are lining up outside Ontario's planning offices so they can nab retail licenses should voters repeal a ban on pot sales within city limits. The City Council recently voted to impose a 1,000-foot buffer on adult use marijuana stores, which...

Petitioner for marijuana ballot measure in Ontario forms PAC

Oct. 29, 2018 1:08 AM EDT

ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) — A chief petitioner of the effort to get a measure on the ballot seeking to lift the ban on recreational sales of marijuana in Ontario, Oregon, has formed a political action committee. The Argus Observer reports Jahmel Cooke filed for the PAC under MalheurCAN!, the same name used by the...

Snake River prison on lockdown after assault on staff

Oct. 14, 2018 1:34 PM EDT

ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) — An Ontario, Oregon prison was placed on lockdown hours after an inmate allegedly assaulted a staff member. KTVB-TV reports that officials with the Snake River Correctional Institution say the assault happened around 10:30 Saturday morning. The staff member was taken to the hospital...

Oregon judge finds Idaho man unfit to stand trial in murders

Sep. 19, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

VALE, Ore. (AP) — A judge in Oregon has halted a double murder trial for a man charged with kidnapping and killing his ex-wife after ruling that the defendant is mentally unfit to stand trial. Malheur County Circuit Judge Tom Ryan made the determination Tuesday and ordered Anthony Montwheeler, of Nampa,...