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Laugh and cheer in this excellent article about the Oregon women who took over, and cleaned up, the city of Umatilla, Oregon, in 1916:

“The Petticoat Rebellion of 1916,” by Jennifer Colton-Jones.

Excerpts: “…. By the time the polls closed that evening, the women of Umatilla had pulled off a strange sort of conspiracy unlike anything the country had ever seen….

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Hat tip to Gallagher blogs, the ever vigilant and ever playful, law librarians at the University of Washington.

“National County Government Month

April is the cruellest month,” wrote T. S. Eliot. If you’re a fan of Eliot, you might be celebrating April as National Poetry Month.

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On Thursday, May 1, 2014, The League of Oregon Cities is presenting a marijuana workshop for local governments:

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. • DoubleTree by Hilton Portland (Lloyd Center)

• Learn what’s happening in Oregon related to medical marijuana

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This Oregonian article was an interesting lesson in neighbor and government law. It also teaches one not to jump to conclusions, on international affairs, government budgets, or that pothole you have to climb in and out of on your way to and from home every day.

Rock Creek Road may be the pits, but Washington County says it has no legal duty to fill the potholes,” by Dana Tims, Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Excerpt: “… “I was angry,” said Matos. “A lot of people up here have had blown tires. Emergency vehicles can hardly get through. It’s a joke.”

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IS there Law of the Lemonade Stand? You bet. Read this story from ABC News, Mayor Shutters Children’s Produce Stand For Lack of Permits: Eleven-Year-Old Says Melons, Zucchini Were Her Biggest Sellers, by Sarah Netter, Aug. 21, 2008.

And see this story too: If someone hands you a lemon, get a permit.

The season for lemonade might be winding down, but fall produce is not far behind.