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City of Talent considering ban of single-use plastics

TALENT, Ore. — The city of Talent is considering a ban on single-use-plastics. City councilors met Wednesday night for a presentation on the “zero waste” initiative. The ordinance would prohibit restaurants and grocery stores from using single-use plastic food items, including straws, bottles, …

Campfire ban issued for Oregon state parks

Salem, Ore. — Campfires and open flames are now banned in Oregon state parks. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department made the announcement Thursday, July 19, 2018. The ban is in response to Governor Kate Brown’s declaration of a fire emergency. It includes …

Yreka considers ban on marijuana dispensaries

Yreka, Calif. — The City of Yreka is considering changes to their laws surrounding recreational marijuana. The proposal would ban dispensaries in city limits, along with any type of distribution or sales. “Apparently they’re trying to ban it,” Resident Todd Dickinson said. …

City of Ashland looking to expand smoking ban

Ashland, Ore., — Ashland City Council is looking to expand the smoking ban in its downtown area. The council banned sitting on curbs, smoking and panhandling last year. The new ordinance would expand those rules to Lithia Way and Pioneer Street. It’s …