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Labels, Labels and More Labels

Monday, October 27, 2014
Labels, Labels and More Labels
I don’t care for labels. They put me in a group I may not care to be in. It’s unfair, but generally unavoidable. From a sociological point of view, labeling is very complex to define. In order to compete in an election, generally the candidate is a member of a political party  [...]

Ballot Measure 92 - GMO Labeling Bill

Monday, October 20, 2014
Ballot Measure 92 - GMO Labeling Bill
Ballot measure 92 would require the labeling of foods containing GMOs. Dictionary.com defines it as “an organism whose genome has been altered by the techniques of genetic engineering so that its DNA contains one or more genes not normally found there.” SIDEBAR You know, I&rs [...]

Ballot Measure 91 - To Toke or not to Toke

Monday, October 13, 2014
Ballot Measure 91 - To Toke or not to Toke
It's time to legalize recreational marijuana: Editorial endorsement – The Oregonian The Oregon Legalized Marijuana Initiative, Measure 91 If approved by voters, would legalize recreational marijuana for people ages 21 and older, allowing adults over this age to possess up to eight ounc [...]

Ballot Measure 90 - Oregon Open Primary Initiative

Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Ballot Measure 90 - Oregon Open Primary Initiative
In Oregon, the Democrat and Republican parties decide whether or not to open primary elections. Right now, both parties choose not to open the May elections to all voters, although that hasn’t always been the case. Ballot measure 90 would open the May primary election to all voters. Cu [...]

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