Law & Justice


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Advocates Sue to Protect Inmates from COVID-19

Lawsuit alleges Oregon Department of Corrections has not taken the necessary steps to slow the spread of the coronavirus inside ...

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Oregon to Vote as Scheduled

Thanks to Oregon’s well-established vote-by-mail system, the upcoming May 19 primary won’t be moved because of the coronavirus pandemic, Tim ...

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Corrections Fees Suspended because of Pandemic

In the face of the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, Multnomah County’s Department of Community Justice has temporarily suspended monthly supervision fees ...

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Don’t Weaponize Virus Name

The rhetoric which labels the COVID-19 pandemic as a “Chinese virus” echoes those historical lessons of the past which place ...

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Remembering Civil Rights Icon Joseph Lowery

Dr. Lowery had assumed and executed a broad and diverse series of roles over the span of his nine decades: ...

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Scammers May Target COVID-19 Relief Checks

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum Thursday issued a warning about scammers who might target COVID-19 relief checks.

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Take Transit Only If Necessary, TriMet says

As residents are ordered to stay home and minimize travel in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) ...

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Cases of Stolen Respirator Masks Recovered

Thousands of respirator masks that were stolen from the nonprofit Rebuilding Center in north Portland are now on their way ...

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Equity Impacts on Tolling Considered

A new advisory committee will look at equity and mobility issues for the proposed tolling of the I-5 and I-205 ...

Neighbor Apologizes for Hate Crime

A white Gresham man was sentenced to three years probation last week after a judge found him guilty of intentionally ...

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New Case Against ‘TriMet’ Abuser

Banned from TriMet after dozens of sex crimes, man now faces four new charges stemming from attack at Emanuel Hospital.

Guilty on All Counts

The fatal stabbings’ racial undertones shook Portland, which prides itself on its liberal and progressive reputation but also grapples with ...

Wrongful Arrest

Fesser this month won $600,000 in a civil suit against West Linn police, claiming he was targeted for arrest as ...

Esteemed Author Speaks Out on Inmate Justice

Imarisha blames the “war on drugs,” profitable prison building booms of the 1980s and 90s, and mandatory sentencing laws for ...

New Chief Fronts Hiring Video

Resch: If you or someone you know cares about the community and wants a job that makes a difference, now ...