HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Alcohol stings: Stop state-assisted crime

Written February 12th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

It is the custom of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to test checkout clerks at supermarkets and convenience stores by sending minors to buy beer, and then to nail the hapless employees if they fail to prevent the sale. This underhanded practice is wrong, and it should be stopped.


Update: Action due on pot bills

Written February 11th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Considering the possible action at the legislature, Albany’s city council was wise this week in stepping back from its attempt to outlaw all marijuana, medical and otherwise, from within the city limits. Things may be happening in Salem, and it makes a lot of sense for any city to await the outcome before jumping into the […]


CHL bills softened, but still …

Written April 17th, 2013 by

Keeping an eye on — or over — the Capitol. The Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee appears to be taking seriously the arguments against two of the gun-related bills it has been considering. The committee was scheduled to act on the bills Wednesday but instead held them over for another day. The reason appears to be […]


 
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