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Oregon city stops jailing poor who can't pay court debts

Jun. 15, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The eastern Oregon city of Pendleton has stopped jailing people unable to pay fines, a city official said, following the settlement of a federal lawsuit contending city officials were running a debtors' prison. The East Oregonian reports in a story on Saturday that city attorney...

Oregon State's Adley Rutschman winner of Dick Howser Award

Jun. 15, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State catcher and top overall draft pick Adley Rutschman is winner of the Dick Howser Trophy as college baseball player of the year. The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced its major award winners Saturday. UCLA reliever Holden Powell was named Stopper of...

Growers hope standards bring order to hemp industry 'mess'

Jun. 14, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

AURORA, Ore. (AP) — A unit of wheat is called a bushel, and a standard weight of potatoes is called a century. But hemp as a fully legal U.S. agricultural commodity is so new that a unit of hemp seed doesn't yet have a universal name or an agreed-upon quantity. That's one example of the startling lack of...

Oregon State's Adley Rutschman wins Golden Spikes Award

Jun. 13, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman has won the Golden Spikes Award as the nation's outstanding college baseball player. The No. 1 overall draft pick by the Baltimore Orioles was the Pac-12 player of the year after batting .411 with 17 home runs and 58 RBIs and an NCAA-leading .575...

Oregon public defenders mobilize for pay, staffing overhaul

Jun. 13, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Facing an ever-mounting caseload, dozens of public defenders in Oregon walked out of courthouses and into the Statehouse this week to lobby for a bill that would fix a staffing shortage and an outdated contract payment system that has some attorneys representing more than 200 clients at...

Sewing for sport: Handmade workout clothes make strides

Jun. 12, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

If necessity is the mother of invention, then pending motherhood may have given Sarah Vander Neut a creative boost. The Aurora, Colorado, seamstress was pregnant with her first daughter eight years ago and running in her husband's heavy hoodie when she decided to sew a jacket to fit her growing form. "I was...

AP analysis: Legal pot for all takes a toll on medical users

Jun. 11, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When states legalize pot for all adults, long-standing medical marijuana programs take a big hit, in some cases losing more than half their registered patients in just a few years, according to a data analysis by The Associated Press. Much of the decline comes from consumers who, ill...

Oregon preparing for possible interstate pot commerce

Jun. 11, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — With an eye toward making Oregon as big in pot as it is in craft brews and pinot noir, the state House passed a bill Tuesday that would empower the governor to enter agreements with other states for the transfer of marijuana. The 43-16 vote came after the leader of minority Republicans...

Former Oregon guard Victor Bailey Jr. transfers to Tennessee

Jun. 11, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Oregon guard Victor Bailey Jr. has transferred to Tennessee and will play for the Volunteers in the 2020-21 season. Tennessee coach Rick Barnes announced Tuesday that Bailey will enroll in summer school. Bailey will sit out the 2019-20 season because of NCAA transfer rules....

AP analysis: Medical pot takes hit when weed legal for all

Jun. 11, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When states legalize pot for all adults, long-standing medical marijuana programs take a big hit, in some cases losing more than half their registered patients in just a few years, according to a data analysis by The Associated Press. Much of the decline comes from consumers who, ill...