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(Salem, OR)  --  Oregon voters will decide this fall whether to legalize the use of recreational marijuana among adults age 21 and older.  The "Portland Tribune" reports the state Elections Division has confirmed the initiative has gathered enough signatures to be placed on the November 4th ballot.  Under the measure, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission would be in charge of regulating and setting tax rules for the marijuana industry.  Governor John Kitzhaber says he won't vote for the measure but believes "legalization of marijuana is inevitable in this state."

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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