New Marijuana Poster Boy
Legal Marijuana hits a landmark case in Seattle.
US Attorney General
Given the current differences between the Trump administration and Attorney
General Jeff Sessions, regarding the business of legal Marijuana, there is an interesting landmark case developing in Seattle.
In recent court proceedings it was discovered that Green Fire Marijuana located at 1956 1st Ave., rented space in a building that was funded through a federally backed Small Business Adm. loan (SBA).
Clearly in violation of federal laws banning any illegal business including distribution of Marijuana (SOP50 10 5 J.).
The Seattle case is the first high profile case of this nature and now a battleground for federal intervention and enforcement.
42 year old Rodney Lee Krafka, operator of Green Fire has faced other marijuana violations in the past including sale or service to a minor case #2H7021A, code 314.55.079 and allowing a minor to frequent a restricted area. Case #2H7021A, code (69.50.357 on 1-21-2018. On 1-19 2017 Krafka was charged with Failure to submit monthly tax reports and payments. Code 69.50. 357, case# 69.50.535. by Washington State's LCB.
Even more damaging were the statements made under oath by Krafka, which outline facts relating to the sale and distribution of Marijuana out of the building's back door to Teenage night club promoters.
Federal Bankruptcy court pleadings show that Krafka was running an illegal Class 1 drug dealing operation.
There is a possibility that under federal law, Green Fire owner Rodney Krafka may soon be indicted in Federal Court.
This case seems to be headed towards RICO territory... The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, referred to as RICO, a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization.
Under the racketeering act, Krafka's statements appear to be covered by the Statutes of Limitations (10 years).
The next hearing is scheduled in King County Superior Court, June 15th at 1pm before Judge Halpert.
Federal officials are claiming that Krafka's lease is in violation of federal law, pursuant to the Controlled Substances Act and therefore his lease at 1956 1stAv. So. Seattle, is against public policy.
Federal charges outlining Krafka's violations are pending.
An Evening with Jackie Evancho
June 3, 2018 The Elsinore Theatre
June 3 An Evening with Jackie Evancho
Since she first dazzled American television
audiences at the age of 10 - gaining
global recognition with her stunning
debut on NBC's America's Got
Talent - Jackie Evancho has released
a string of platinum and gold albums,
with sales of over 2.5 million in the
US. Along the way, she has also made
history - the youngest solo platinum
artist... the youngest Top 5 debut artist
ever in the U.K. ... the youngest person
to give solo concert at Lincoln Center... the highest-ranking debut artist of
2010. All six of Jackie's albums have hit
No. 1 on the Billboard Classical chart.
When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3
Cost: $35 to $75
Marion County Fair
Full STEAM Ahead - July 12 to 15, 2018
The Marion County Fair is full STEAM
ahead July 12 to 15, 2018, at the Oregon
Marion County Fair is a celebration of all
things Marion County, including the 175 th
birthday of Marion County! We're giving a
nod to the milestone of 175 years of service -
a pretty incredible fact considering the state
was just a territory back then.
The number one attraction at the fair is
still the animals. The barns will be bursting
with youth animal projects from rabbits and
chickens to swine, goats, sheep, beef, and
dairy - and everything in between.
In addition to the 700 youth that enter
their creations, livestock projects, and more,
the public competitions continue to grow.
You don't have to be in 4-H or FFA to show
your stuff at the fair. The coloring contest is
still a popular way to put your artwork on
display and earn a free entry to the fair. It's
not the same old jar of jam that wins the blue
ribbon! Marionberry Cheesecake? What recipe
are you famous for? Earn bragging rights
and show your ribbon - enter it in the fair!
The full list of classes and departments is
available on the fair website at www.marioncountyfair.
Heidi DeCoster, Fair Board member and
superintendent of the hobbies department,
is bringing back the Lego LIVE tournament
on Sunday this year. The tournament features
different age groups in a live timed
contest with judges and great prizes. Lego
builds can also be entered and displayed at
the fair, which is a great way for kids to show
off creations made at home.
The Marion County Fair Board is always
seeking new attractions and fun things
for fairgoers to do at the fair. One goal is
to make the fair not only fun, but also the
county's biggest classroom. Attendees can
learn all about animals and agriculture with
displays and presentations by members of
Marion County 4- H and FFA. All the traditional
farm critters will be there with miniature
cattle, llamas, and pygmy goats with
their own competitions. The petting zoo is
popular for kids of all ages to get their hands
on adorable critters. Barnyard Adventures
provides hands on exploration into digging
potatoes, milking cows, and more.
STEAM returns to the fair thanks to sponsors
like the Marion County Farm Bureau
and Country Financial. The STEAM Lab is a
live build where kids and adults can get their
hands on and experiment. Five amazing labs
are offered on Friday and Saturday of the
fair including: dirt babies, DIY 3D glasses
with Google Cardboard, ferris wheel challenge,
fireworks salt painting, and back by
popular request the water balloon launch!
In addition to the STEAM labs and hands
on activities, you can join in the learning fun
and win prizes too! The STEAM Game is
treasure hunt, trivia, and drawings for prizes
all wrapped into one. Grab a game card and
find six answers to questions located all over
the fair. Completed game cards can be entered
for a chance at dozens of great prizes.
Art Jam returns with booths full of amazing
creations and activities such as Raku
ware. You'll find STEAM answers there too.
Racing fans will love the All Alaskan Racing
Pigs that are returning for another lap
around the track! Fly ball dogs' competition
features hundreds of amped up super racers
in action packed fun. Plus, you can see race
cars and more at the car show on Sunday.
The fair offers something for everyone!
Thursday is Honor Day, starting the day
with great deals for veterans, active duty service
personnel, and seniors. A tribute to veterans
takes main stage and makes for a great
first day at the fair. Stop by the Real Heroes
area to learn about fire, police, and military
services. We're also hosting a Pioneer Party
to celebrate Marion County's founding 175
Friday is an AWESOME day. Any kiddos
wearing Awesome 3000 shirts from the
Salem-Keizer Education Foundation Awesome
3000 race get in free! Carnival rides,
inflatables, and more will keep you busy all
day and ready to hear Steve Augeri former
lead singer from Journey LIVE on stage.
Agriculture Day is every
day at the fair
but especially Saturday! Rodeo fans - Wild
West Events is back - with their action
packed rough stock challenge on Saturday
night, followed by Easton Corbin live on the
Family Fun Day is Sunday - Star Wars,
superheroes and Disney princesses. Free
books and the Home Depot kids build are
all FREE Sunday activities. Marion County
Teen Idol and Talent Show takes center
stage with specials and discounts to make it
a great day for the family.
Funtastic Shows carnival offers presale
discount wristbands online now and Madjek
Inflatables Kid Zone is always popular, as
are the amazing food booths and great shopping
throughout the commercial exhibit areas.
The Marion County Fair is July 12 -15 in
Salem at the Oregon State Fairgrounds.
Check out the website for details at www.
marioncountyfair.net and follow us on
Facebook (@MarionCountyFair) for updates
and fun contests.
Hoss Soss Spices Up Salem's Culinary Scene
New Local Hot Sauce
(SALEM, Ore.) - A new hot sauce is popping
up on grocery store shelves and tacos
all over Salem, Ore., and it aims to please
those who like it spicy -- and those who like
it not quite as spicy! With the tagline "heat
you can handle," Hoss Soss LLC has created
a new line of hot sauces that give addictive
global flavors top priority. "We're excited
to bring truly flavorful, unique hot sauces
to the table in Salem and Portland," said
co-founder and chef Matt Kuerbis, former
Executive Chef of Le Cordon Bleu College of
Culinary Arts in Portland, Ore. Kuerbis and
his partner, Catharine Sutherland, began
making Hoss Soss in their ODA-certified
home kitchen in NE Salem in August 2016.
"We like to add some heat to our meals, but
we kept buying hot sauces that were way too
hot for our tastes. We decided to make our
own sauces that pack a lot of flavor and a
bit of heat, so you can really pour them on
without burning your face off!" Hoss Soss
launched its brand with two flagship flavors:
Bi-bim ("bee-bim") and Guajillo ("gwaheeyo").
Inspired by the traditional Korean
dish bibimbap, Bi-bim features the rich flavors
of toasted sesame oil, tamari soy sauce,
lime juice and a blend of red chili peppers.
Guajillo takes its sweet and smoky essence
from a host of tomatoes and roasted onions
paired with guajillo, jalapeno and cayenne
peppers. Both sauces are gluten-free,
preservative-free and come in a 6-oz. glass
bottle. The team is now putting the final
touches on a tropical flavor for summer:
New Mexico Mango. "The name says it all,"
said Sutherland. "If you like the deep, earthy
heat of New Mexico chiles and the sweetness
of a juicy ripe mango, you'll love this sauce
as much as we do!" Salem foodies can find
Hoss Soss at Roth's Fresh Markets, E.Z. Orchards
Farm Market, Fitts Seafoods, and the
Salem Saturday Market. Hoss Soss is also
available at all Market of Choice locations
a r o u n d Oregon and in
Portland at World Foods,
Sheridan Fruit Co., Savory Spice Shop, and
the Beaverton Farmers Market. For a complete
list of retailers, visit www.hosssoss.
About Hoss Soss LLC: Our mantra at Hoss
Soss is "heat you can handle." We create sauces
that are focused on flavor first and heat second,
keeping heat levels low so more people
can enjoy the delicious taste of hot sauce (and
the meals they pour it on) without too much
burn. We love traveling the world and bringing
our favorite food memories to life at home
in Oregon. Hoss Soss donates 1% of profits to
the Willamette Human Society to help animals
in our community find their way to a