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Month: April 2021

House passes bill to give marijuana dispensaries access to banking services

Click here for updates on this story     PORTLAND, Oregon (KPTV) — Marijuana businesses around Oregon are hoping a bill working its way through Congress could change the industry’s monetary operations. The Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act which was re-introduced by Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Congressman Ed Perlmutter of Colorado, would give marijuana dispensaries

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Department of Homeland Security was ‘unprepared’ for Portland response during summer unrest, watchdog finds

The Trump administration’s Department of Homeland Security surged hundreds of federal agents to Portland, Oregon, last summer with incomplete training and missing equipment, a new watchdog report says. The department’s inspector general flagged several major concerns with the deployment of more than 700 officers, including failure to properly train them to police riots and to

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