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The Issue: Should marijuana be regulated like alcohol?

The Issue: Should marijuana be regulated like alcohol?

A domino effect driven by more available information is expanding acceptance of and support for reform the U.S. marijuana policy, whether for medical or adult recreational use.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
The Issue: Discord between state, federal marijuana laws just crazy

The Issue: Discord between state, federal marijuana laws just crazy

Is the grass turning greener for marijuana laws in the United States?
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

House gets medical pot legalization bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A bill introduced in the U.S. House would allow states to legalize medical marijuana to resolve federal policy confusion on the drug, the bill's sponsor said.
Republicans projected to retain control of U.S. House

Republicans projected to retain control of U.S. House

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives will remain dominated by Republicans, results of Tuesday's congressional elections showed.

Obama wins Oregon; GOP takes one of five House seats

SALEM, Ore., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Barack Obama won the presidential vote in Oregon Tuesday and the Democrats captured four of the five seats in the House of Representatives up for grabs.
Gun control in the post-Aurora world

Gun control in the post-Aurora world

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- In the wake of the horrific tragedy in Aurora, Colo., a crescendo of voices is calling for some new kind of gun control to put a stop to such attacks. But even though the U.S. Supreme Court has left some wiggle room for regulation in its most recent gun control cases, there remains the question of political will.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, Senior UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent
Two U.S. senators rethink their SOPA support

Two U.S. senators rethink their SOPA support

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Two Republican senators dropped their support Wednesday for bills aimed at curbing piracy on the Internet, saying the bills are badly designed.

Democrats seek investigation of Thomas

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Some House Democrats want an investigation of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for not reporting $1.6 million his wife earned from a conservative group.

House wilderness bill backers optimistic

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Oregon lawmakers say they expect the progress of a major wilderness protection bill in the Senate to create momentum for the legislation's passage in the House.

Rep. DeLauro chairs DNC platform committee

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- The Democratic National Committee Friday named Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., chair of the party's 16-member platform committee.

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Earl Blumenauer, (D-3rd, OR) at a House International Relations Committee hearing on the current situation in Afghanistan Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., June 2, 2004. (UPI Photo/Greg Whitesell)
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Earl Blumenauer (born August 16, 1948) is an American politician and lawyer from the state of Oregon. A native of Portland, he spent over 20 years as a public official representing the city before winning election to the United States House of Representatives in 1996. A Democrat, he represents Oregon's 3rd congressional district which includes most of Portland east of the Willamette River.

Earl Blumenauer was born in Portland, Oregon, on August 16, 1948. In 1966, he graduated from Centennial High School on the eastside of Portland and then enrolled at Lewis & Clark College in the southwest part of the city. He majored in political science and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lewis & Clark in 1970. Blumenauer completed his education in 1976 when he earned a Juris Doctor degree from the school's Northwestern School of Law (now Lewis & Clark Law School). Starting before law school in 1970 and continuing until 1977, he worked as an assistant to the president of Portland State University.

In 1972, Blumenauer was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives as a Democrat representing District 11 in Multnomah County. He won re-election in 1974 and 1976, and continued representing Portland and Multnomah County until the 1979 legislative session. From 1975 to 1981 he served on the board of Portland Community College. Following his time in the Oregon Legislature, Blumenauer was elected as a Commissioner of Multnomah County and was a member of the county's governing board from 1979 to 1987.

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