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2 drug measures on Oregon ballot

2 drug measures on Oregon ballot

Technology
SALEM, Ore. -- War veterans with PTSD, terminally ill patients and others suffering from anxiety are backing a ballot measure that would legalize controlled, therapeutic use in Oregon of psilocybin mushrooms, which they say has helped them immeasurably.“After chemo failed, I went to a pretty dark place,” said Mara McGraw, a Portland woman who has terminal cancer. “I was feeling hopeless about treatment and about the future.”Then she tried the psychedelic mushroom, more commonly known as “magic mushrooms," with a trained facilitator standing by.“It was a very safe and nurturing experience for me. I immediately felt a release from the fear,” McGraw told a video news conference.On the national level, a clinical trial of psilocybin is underway to test its potential antidepressant properties, t
Violent clashes erupt between left and right-wing protesters in Oregon

Violent clashes erupt between left and right-wing protesters in Oregon

World
Violent clashes have erupted between left-wing and right-wing protesters in Portland, Oregon - prompting authorities to force them away from a plaza near a federal building.The area, which has been the site of numerous recent protests, houses both county and federal buildings. Protests against police brutality and racism began several months ago, in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Image: Some protesters were seen flushing their eyes clean of pepper spray on the street Demonstrations kicked off around midday near the Multnomah County Justice Center in Oregon's biggest city, according to local media.Fights quickly broke out with demonstrators hurling rocks and other missiles at one another. ...
The Latest: Oregon, Kansas set to require face coverings

The Latest: Oregon, Kansas set to require face coverings

Health
SALEM, Ore. — Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday that people throughout Oregon will be required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces starting Wednesday to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The guidance applies to businesses and members of the public visiting indoor public spaces, she said in a news release. Face covering requirements were mandated in eight counties last week. Over the past month, Brown said the disease has spread at an alarming rate in both urban and rural counties. Face coverings that cover the nose and mouth play a critical role in reducing the spread of the disease because droplets from people’s breath can carry the virus to others without people realizing it, she said. She said she did not want to close businesses again as has happened in other states th
Oregon star guard Sabrina Ionescu wins John R. Wooden Award

Oregon star guard Sabrina Ionescu wins John R. Wooden Award

Sports
April 6 (UPI) -- Oregon women's basketball star Sabrina Ionescu won the John R. Wooden Award on Monday for the second consecutive season. Ionescu becomes the sixth woman to win more than one Wooden Award, which is given annually to the nation's most outstanding player. She joins Candace Parker, Breanna Stewart, Maya Moore, Brittney Griner and Seimone Augustus as the only players in women's history to receive the honor multiple times. Ionescu, who recently won the Naismith Trophy and Wade Trophy, is the fifth player to win the Wooden Award in back-to-back seasons. "I mean, it's just crazy to come from my freshman year when there was about 1,000 to 2,000 people in the stands to now having 12,000 people and people fighting over tickets," Ionescu said Monday about impacting the culture at Or...
Facebook riles tiny Oregon town with plan for undersea cable

Facebook riles tiny Oregon town with plan for undersea cable

Technology
TIERRA DEL MAR, Ore. -- A battle playing out in a tiny Oregon town with no stoplights or cellphone service is pitting residents against one of the world's biggest tech companies. Locals in coastal Tierra del Mar are trying to stop Facebook from using property in their quiet community to build a landing spot for an ultra high-speed, undersea cable connecting America with Asia. Representatives of the social media giant say Tierra del Mar is one of the few places on the U.S. West Coast suitable for the cable, which will feature the latest fiber optic technologies. It will link multiple U.S. locations, including Facebook's huge data center in the central Oregon town of Prineville, with Japan and the Philippines, and will help meet an increasing demand for internet services worldwide, the comp...