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Now that you can pump your own gas in Oregon, New Jersey remains the last holdout
Now that you can pump your own gas in Oregon, New Jersey remains the last holdout

Earlier this year, Oregon enacted legislation that allows most residents to pump their own gas. That only a few weeks ago Oregonians had to sit idle while someone else topped off their tanks may come as a shock to residents of all but one other state: New Jersey. The Garden State is the only state...Read More»

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Oregon cedes freedom of speech case against red light camera critic

It is, perhaps, human nature to harbor grandiose dreams of fighting a traffic ticket, even to the point of arguing before a local judge. For the past four years, however, an Oregon man has taken that fantasy to extreme levels, ultimately resulting in the state’s senior assistant attorney...Read More»

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Oregon is the first state to offer a gender-neutral driver's license option

LGBT Pride month may be coming to a close, but the state of Oregon is giving queer activists a reason to celebrate all year long: a new, gender-neutral option on their driver's licenses. Though several other countries have provided a "third gender" or gender-neutral category on official documents...Read More»

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Oregon's OReGO Program Gives Drivers An Option: Pay Gas Tax Or Pay By The Mile

Our roads are in terrible shape, and we are largely to blame. Things wouldn't be so bad if our elected officials had occasionally increased the federal gas tax, which funds road repair and construction at the national, state, and local levels. Unfortunately, that tax hasn't been raised in 22 years...Read More»

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No, You Don't Have To Take A DUI Test In Court

There's a lot of debate about sobriety tests for drunk drivers -- at least among those on the receiving end. For example, some lawyers will tell you to refuse a breathalyzer test if you're pulled over. Others will say that you're better to take it, because judges don't look too kindly at refusals...Read More»

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Eight States Join Forces To Put 3.3 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles In Service By 2025

Back in 2011, the federal government announced new fuel economy standards affecting U.S. fleets through the year 2025. But a handful of states aren't satisfied with combustion engines boasting 54.5 mpg: they want to put millions of battery electric and other zero-emission vehicles on American roads...Read More»

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The Robots Are Coming (To Pump Your Gas)

Much of Planet Earth is about to experience a major workforce shift. In the coming decades, entire categories of jobs will be eliminated thanks to automation. Coffee baristas, for example, are already being replaced by machines, and their close kin, waiters, aren't far behind. The same is likely...Read More»

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