Oregon races to finalize rules for marijuana, issue licenses

Via the Associated Press:  After months of public hearings with pot growers, lawmen, public health officials and others, an Oregon commission is racing to finalize recreational marijuana regulations and issue licenses to hundreds of businesses within a few months. But those who aim to produce souped-up coffee and other niche products might have to wait …

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Idaho May revenues slightly off

Via Betsy Russell’s blog An Eye on Boise at the Spokesman Review : Idaho state general fund revenues for May came in 3.1 percent below forecasts, but 0.2 percent above the previous May; for the fiscal year to date, that puts state tax revenues almost right on forecast, at 0.7 percent below, and 3.5 percent above the …

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Idaho’s growing Hispanic population a factor in education, economy

Details from Spokesman Review Betsy Russell’s blog An Eye on Boise. Hispanics accounted for 42 percent of the enrollment growth in Idaho’s public schools in the last five years, according to a new report from the University of Idaho’s McClure Center for Public Policy Research. In fact, 10 Idaho school districts – and eight Idaho counties, including …

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Orlando Nightclub Shooting: Mass Casualties After Gunman Opens Fire in Gay Club

From NBC News:  Approximately 20 people are dead and scores wounded after a gunman opened fire and took hostages at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, police said. Officials said a hostage situation developed after the gunman stormed the Pulse Nightclub about 2 a.m Sunday. The assailant was shot dead about three hours later when …

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High School Boy Wins All-State Honors In Girls Track And Field

Via The Daily Caller:  High school girls in Alaska are crying foul after a male sprinter took home all-state honors in girls’ track and field. According to local reports, it was the first time in Alaskan history that a male athlete competed in the girls’ state championships. Haines senior Nattaphon Wangyot–who self-identifies as a girl–advanced …

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Presenting One of the Most Humiliating Academic Mistakes Ever

From National Review:  A few readers may remember a study published in 2012 that proclaimed conservatives were more inclined towards “psychoticism,” including authoritarianism. Liberals, by contrast, were more inclined towards “neuroticism” and “social desirability.” To be clear, I think the vast majority of studies that purport to describe the competing psychological profiles of conservatives and …

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17-Year-Old Girl Fought Off a Rapist. Now She’s Being Charged With a Crime

From the Tribunist:  A 17-year-old girl managed to escape being raped by fighting off her attacker as he ripped off her clothing. Now police say she will be charged with a crime for defending herself. The teenager was attacked around 10p.m. by a man described as “dark-skinned” in central Sønderborg, Denmark. She told police her …

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Canadian, Chinese companies sign deal on proposed Idaho mine

From the Associated Press: A Canadian mining company has reached an agreement with a Chinese firm that will bring $700 million in financing for a possible open-pit molybdenum mine near Boise, Idaho. Vancouver, British Columbia-based American CuMo Mining Corp. said it reached the deal with Hong Kong-based MCC8 Group Co. Limited. American CuMo said it …

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Obama spokesman: Hillary’s “Criminal investigation”

Barack Obama’s spokesman described the FBI’s probe into Hillary Clinton’s classified email scandal as a ‘criminal investigation’ on Thursday, less than an hour after the president endorsed his embattled former secretary of state to succeed him. Josh Earnest told reporters during a White House press briefing that Obama was committed to keeping his hands off …

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Koch: Trump, Clinton ‘personality politics at worst’

From the Associated Press:  Billionaire Charles Koch, one of America’s most influential conservative donors, said he is fed up with the vitriol of the presidential race and will air national TV ads that call on citizens to work together to fix a “rigged” economy that leaves behind the poor. Koch, in a telephone interview with …

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Migrants max Mexico’s resources

You have to wonder why all these illegal aliens are showing up in time for the Fall 2016 US elections? From Reuters:  Mexico is struggling to stem the flow of Central American migrants traveling to the United States ahead of the U.S. presidential election, causing major concern in Washington, which is weighing sending more agents to help. …

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US House or Representatives: Keep using term “illegal alien”

The Washington Times reports that the US House voted Friday to order the Library of Congress to keep using the term “illegal alien” to describe those who come to the U.S. without authorization, saying that as long as federal laws written by Congress use those terms, so should their official records-keeper. The library earlier had proposed …

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