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(Salem, OR)  --  Governor John Kitzhaber says legalizing marijuana in Oregon may be an idea whose time has come.  The governor told newspaper editors at the state capitol yesterday that he "hears the drumbeats from Washington and Colorado" and that if Oregon voters follow suit, lawmakers should be prepared to institute a sound regulatory system.  Kitzhaber says a proposal to allow liquor to be sold in large grocery stores in Oregon may not be such a good idea.  He says he doesn't know of anyone having problems with finding where to buy liquor in the state.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

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:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

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

 
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