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Monday, September 26, 2022

Portland Power Brokers Plan To Unseat Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty

Hardesty has made it her mission to listen to the people. Portland power brokers however are planning to spend close to one million dollars to defeat her.

Pandemic Pushes Oregon’s Public Defender System To The Brink

A post-pandemic glut of delayed cases has exposed shocking constitutional landmines impacting defendants and crime victims alike in Oregon, a state with a national reputation for progressive social justice.

Oregon-grown Marijuana Smugglers Sentenced

Marijuana is legal in Oregon but still has not been made legal for recreational use by the federal government. Crossing state lines, even if both states are legal pot states, is still a federal crime.

Safe Rest Village Near Schools Support Revoked

Leaders are looking to pull the plug on a Safe Rest Village. Association leaders affiliated with this project are concerned that the City of Portland and Multnomah County are not meeting safety requirements.

For-profit Displays of Human Remains Banned

Shock followed as the body of a WWII soldier was dissected at a Portland hotel. It is reported that seventy people gathered inside the hotel meeting room to watch the autopsy.

Oregon, Washington Protests Support Abortion Rights

Hundreds gathered in Oregon and Southwest Washington last Tuesday to raise their voices about the potential killing of Roe v Wade.

Mosque, Synagogue Experience Hate Crimes Days Apart

The Oregon chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has sent out information about an attempted arson at a mosque in Portland. The incident happened on Tuesday night.

Officer-involved Shooting in NE Portland

Portland started off the weekend with a police investigation of an officer-involved shooting. The incident took place in northeast Portland on Friday night after 9.

Wheeler To Propose Funding For Unarmed Officers, Park Rangers

Last week, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced that his proposed budget will include a $3.9M investment to expand Public Safety Support Specialists (PS3) staffing and operations. 

City Of Portland Approves Three Initiatives To Improve Contracting Opportunities For Companies Owned By...

The Portland City Council recently affirmed their commitment to creating equitable contracting and career opportunities for people of color and women, unanimously approving a trio of ordinances developed in partnership with community stakeholders. 

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Tiffany Haddish Says She Lost All Her Gigs After Abuse Claim

Following a notice of dismissal filed by the plaintiffs for a lawsuit involving allegations of molestation against comedians Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears, Haddish says the suit has cost her work.