HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Sobriety checkpoints? Better not

Written February 15th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

On Monday morning, the state Senate Business and Transportation Committee will consider a bill to allow roadblocks to check if drivers are impaired by alcohol or drugs. The legalization of recreational marijuana adds a new wrinkle to the old debate about sobriety checkpoints, but we still don’t need them.


Pending bills: End daylight time?

Written January 18th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Of all the bills introduced in the 2015 Oregon Legislature, my favorite so far is Senate Bill 99. It would take Oregon out of daylight saving time starting in 2021 if the voters approve in the 2016 general election.


Don’t backtrack on dispensary law

Written January 23rd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The illegal trade in marijuana flourishes in Oregon, as shown by the steady pace of arrests for selling, transporting or possessing quantities of weed. The legislature tried to cut into at least part of that business but is getting push-back from local governments unmoved — despite a half century of experience — by the failure […]


 
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