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How Marijuana Legalization will affect Oregon

By Nick Schwarz Springfield, Ore. – The changing landscape of marijuana in our country was a hot topic last election. Two states legalized marijuana, Washington and Colorado, for distribution and are in the process of setting up the infrastructure to … Continue reading

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Glen Myers: Wheeling and Dealing in Downtown Springfield

By Nick Schwarz Springfield, Ore.- The store feels dry and dusty, the menagerie of objects decorating the shelves lie waiting for the day they are chosen, bartered over and then sent to a new home, a new shelf. ¬†Glenn Myers, … Continue reading

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Marijuana Coverage: A Q&A with Domonic Holden of Seattle’s The Stranger

Dominic Holden is a writer for The Stranger, a Seattle based weekly publication. He has been writing articles there since 2003. One of his first articles was about the subject of Marijuana and it has continued from there. Marijuana news … Continue reading

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Springfield Opinions: Immigration Reform

By Nick Schwarz Springfield, Ore.- Immigration reform is the hot topic in the senate right now and so far no bill has been proposed. With a growing population of illegal immigrants comes the need to reexamine laws regarding their status … Continue reading

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Observation: Downtown Springfield

Nick Schwarz Springfield, Ore.- It is 1:00 pm on a Sunday and the sidewalks are devoid of people. Meandering down the road, closed signs can be seen in most windows as the sleepy city takes a rest from the usual … Continue reading

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What they are Saying: Downtown Springfield

By Nick Schwarz Springfield, Ore.- Lighting in the city comes up as one of the chief complaints for residents of the downtown area. Competing against Eugene, right across the highway, is tough for small time business owners. Marian Austin, a … Continue reading

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Why’s this so good?

By Nick Schwarz Writing about marijuana is not the easiest of subjects. If you have a reader base that opposes legalization you are going to want to take as much of an unbiased approach as you can. Facts facts and … Continue reading

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Who is Covering Marijuana Legalization?

Nick Schwarz Marijuana legalization is a hot topic. Many different sources are active covering weed related issues on twitter. These updates range from the progress of Marijuana laws in Washington and Colorado to general news about the drug around the … Continue reading

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Public Services in Downtown Springfield, Oregon

Downtown Springfield is full of unique businesses. From performing arts halls to antique shops there is always something new to explore. Behind the scenes the public services provided by the city keep everything running smoothly. The Chamber of Commerce is … Continue reading

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Downtown Springfield

Located only 10 minutes away from the University, downtown Springfield offers entertainment, shopping and food to the public. While it was not bustling with activity at 3:00 in the evening I Imagine the variety of store fronts bring people from … Continue reading

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