Tsunami stashes — The city of Cannon Beach is pursuing a zoning amendment that would allow it to expand its emergency storage program. The program lets people store food, clothing and other basic supplies in shipping containers that are far enough inland to be safe if a tsunami strikes. The Daily Astorian reports that the city’s goal is to place 20-foot-long metal shipping containers at three sites outside the tsunami inundation zone. The first is already on the eastern side of Cannon Beach within city limits. Two others are planned for the city’s north and south ends, but are outside city limits in areas zoned for forestry.
26 pounds of pot — Oregon State Police say two Minnesota men were arrested after a trooper found 26 pounds of marijuana in their car during a traffic stop on Interstate 5 near Cottage Grove. The Oregonian reports that Gregory Swenson and William Shepherd, both from St. Paul, Minn. were stopped earlier this week. They were booked into the Lane County Jail for investigation of unlawful delivery and possession of marijuana.
Medford beehives — The Medford City Council has been asked to lift its ban on beehives. The Mail Tribune reports that city resident Clint Oborn told the council this week that people should be allowed to keep bees to make their own honey. Right now, Medford only allows beehives on land zoned for agricultural purposes. Oborn noted that Portland and several other Oregon cities allow small-scale beehives to produce honey within city limits, but only for personal consumption. The council seemed receptive to the idea. Councilman Dick Gordon said he finds it interesting that people can grow medical-marijuana plants outside an agricultural zone, but can’t have a beehive.
— From wire reports