Mateusz Perkowski


I've been working at Capital Press since 2006 and I primarily cover legislative, regulatory and legal issues.


The infestation marks the second discovery of sudden oak death outside Oregon’s 515-square-mile quarantine area this year, after an outbreak was confirmed in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest earlier this spring.

The complaint’s allegation that FDA’s rule is scientifically arbitrary “completely misses the mark” while its legal arguments against the regulation are “baseless,” according to U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras in Washington, D.C.


The Oregon Forest Resources Institute provides education to landowners and the public about forest management but has come under fire from critics for alleged bias and lobbying on behalf of timber interests.

Though the hemp was produced under valid registrations from the Oregon Department of Agriculture, law enforcement officials claimed in a warrant that the material was marijuana, a related cannabis plant with more than 0.3% of the psychoactive compound THC.

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