Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Oregon Counties Vote to Ban GMOs

Two counties in southern Oregon voted yesterday to ban genetically modified crops.

 Jackson County's vote was 66-34; Josephine County's was 58-42.

I wonder what will happen when we get genetically modified people.

Meanwhile, Josephine County once again voted against funding their county jail, 52-48. As the Oregonian notes, it was "a bigger margin than the vote on a more costly measure a year ago." Some 911 calls have gone unanswered in the County
A woman was assaulted by her ex-boyfriend after she called 911 and tried to get an officer at her home.

Her call was transferred to the state police because the sheriff's department isn't staffed 24 hours a day or seven days a week, the station said. A dispatcher for the state police said, "Uh, I don't have anybody to send out there. You know, obviously, if he comes inside the residence and assaults you, can you ask him to go away?"
and the state may impose a special income tax on the county, since its residents don't much seem to care about anything, as long as their taxes are low.

1 comment:

EliRabett said...

Alaska bans fish farming.