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Mark & Dave: Maybe Amazon's drones could deliver pot

The mayor’s office enlisted the aid of a task force whose mission it will be to develop a plan for tiny houses on city-owned land for the homeless (or their preferred term, houseless) to call home. We see two problems. Empty lots filled with microhouses that look like food cart villages. And since the houses are smaller, how much will their street fee be?

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This could be the year Amazon tests drone delivery ... not in the United States, but India. Portland would have been a better choice. If the drones can deliver to tiny houses for homeless they can deliver anywhere.

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Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis is leading the charge against legalized marijuana (Measure 91) in Oregon. He told Mark & Dave there already is enough medical pot and doesn’t like the idea of weed-infused food that could be marketed to kids. He’s right, medical marijuana is a joke in this state. You get a pimple and a doctor will write a marijuana prescription for you. We just wonder if Measure 91 passes, will the weed be subject to GMO labeling?

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A new report shows about one in every four Portland homebuyers pays cash for a new house. The other 75 percent are still on hold with the bank mortgage department.

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Oregon is suing Oracle over the failed Cover Oregon website. Oracle is suing Oregon for the same thing. Wish the taxpayers could sue them both. A website for a health care exchange is complicated. Gov. John Kitzhaber should have left it to the pros and hired a bunch of fifth-graders.

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Bigger is better. A new study shows bigger weddings lead to happier marriages. Participants in formal weddings with larger guest lists tend to live up to their promises. Let’s be honest, the real truth is the more people you invite, the more gifts you get. It’s about the bottom line. You give them a slice of roast beef and some pasta salad, they give you a china place setting.

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A sign of the times: Maybe you’ve already seen the same-sex wedding cards made by Hallmark? The greeting card company sees millions in same-sex wedding potential, and when business starts to profit there’s no turning back. However, Brigham Young University isn’t ready to cash in. Somehow a handful of gay marriage cards made their way to a BYU store and had to be returned. So in Utah you’ll still have to draw your own same-sex

marriage card.

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An 86-year-old penned a romance novel. It’s the sordid story of a woman infatuated by a talk-show host’s voice she hears on the radio. “Sometimes, the sound of a voice is all it takes to dial up a fine romance,” Amazon boasts. Great, “Play Misty for Me” with old people.

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Finally an app we could all use. Ignore No More is the hot phone app that keeps kids from ignoring your calls. It locks the phone until they call home for the “code” to unlock it. Wish we could have the same for customer service at the cable company.

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A huge asteroid that could end human life may arrive in March ... of 2880. Not to worry, experts say Cover Oregon should be working by then.

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Shrewd move. Tom Maletis, head of the Tournament Golf Foundation, is injecting a little “Portlandia” into this week’s 2014 LPGA Portland Classic at Columbia Edgewater. He’s brought in our world-famous food carts, internationally coveted Voodoo Doughnuts, and the envy of every brewer around the globe: Portland

micro brews. And, oh yeah, there’s a great golf tournament going on, too!

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Dating websites are adding a new twist and are now connecting dog owners for a match made in heaven. In fact, love seekers are encouraged to take their dogs on their first dates. What a great idea, until you hear that her pit bull ate your Yorkie.

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The average cost of raising a kid climbed to $245,000 this year — not including college. The way our teenagers talk back to us these days, we want refunds.

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Thirty-six percent of us haven’t saved anything for retirement. That’s because we’re too busy raising kids and paying arts taxes, school levies and leaf pick-up fees, with barely enough left for the street tax.

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