My favorite thing about this ice storm is that they canceled the polar plunge.
Oregon was the number one destination among people who moved from one state to another last year, according to an annual migration study from United Van Lines.
This past week, the Oregon state legislature unanimously passed a bill that, if signed into law, will provide for development of a pilot program for the newly-designed Pay It Forward, Pay It Back plan. Essentially, students would be able to attend public universities tuition and loan free in exchange for a 3% deduction from their paychecks for the 24 years immediately following graduation.
Based in part on an Australian model, Oregon’s plan is the first stateside foray into a pay-it-forward framework. The state legislature will vote on implementation of the pilot in 2015.
How refreshing it is to see an American legislature doing something novel, creative, and worthwhile to address a serious national problem. Kudos, Oregon! Proud to be inside you.
I wish Australians would make US maps all the time. Suddenly Oregon has become the sight of not just GTA-style criminal exploits, but also the nation’s capital! This is the most relevant we will ever appear to be.
One of the most intriguing cases in Oregon right now.
Guy on death row waives legal appeals that could’ve delayed his execution as a “protest against a criminal justice system he views as broken and inequitable.” Anti-death penalty governor delays his execution indefinitely, citing an absolute gubernatorial power of clemency. State constitution says the death penalty is legal.
The fuck is this blue sky shit?!
Did you know that Oregon became the first state to decriminalize marijuana in 1972 and yet we STILL haven’t legalized it and even just this evening soundly defeated a measure to do so?
Is the problem that we have so many drug dealers here voting against it that we can never win?