SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) -- It has been a working weekend for Oregon lawmakers in Salem.
Legislators in the Oregon House and Senate have pushed a number of projects to the Oregon governor's desk in the hopes of adjourning by early next week.
One example: They gave their OK to a bill that requires direct-entry midwives to be licensed in order to practice.
The state's seven public universities also could see a change. A bill that would allow public universities to set up their own independent governing boards is now awaiting Gov. John Kitzhaber's signature.
Lawmakers also approved budgets for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and the Department of Human Services. That means all agencies now have spending plans for the next two years, according to the Associated Press.
But one of the biggest bills to make its way to the governor's desk concerns medical marijuana. If signed into law, cardholders would be able to buy the drug from state-licensed medicinal pot shops. Currently, people with medical marijuana cards technically have to grow the weed themselves or find someone to grow it for them.
-- The Associated Press contributed information used in this KOIN.com report.
All over Salem and parts of Marion County, road conditions were still hazardous Friday night with even the main roads coated with a layer of ice and snow.
A Marion County deputy and the man he was chasing were both wounded by gunfire in a Christmas tree field in Silverton Friday afternoon.
An arrest warrant was issued for a 40-year-old man with a glass eye for allegedly kidnapping a 13-year-old girl from Oregon City.
The season's first big snow storm hit the region Friday, closing schools and shutting down roads.