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Three UO Basketball Players Suspended After Being Investigated for Rape; DA Won't Prosecute


The University of Oregon has suspended three basketball players who have been under investigation for forcibly raping a woman in a bathroom, according to a story reported Monday by the UO student newspaper, the Emerald a...   More
Monday, May 5, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

Transgender Inmate in Ohio Seeks Treatment In Case Parallel to Oregon Inmate's Fight


An inmate is Ohio is fighting the state's prison system to continue providing hormone treatment for her diagnosis of gender dysphoria—the clinical term for someone who is transgender. Whitney Lee, who was born a male, began taking estrogen in 1999. But when she landed in a male prison in 2012, the state psychiatrist took away her drugs, the Associated Press    More
Friday, May 2, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

Central City Concern Warns At-Risk Clients a Former Employee Might Have Stolen Their Tax Returns


One of the city’s largest nonprofits serving homeless Portlanders sent warning letters this week to clients who might have had their tax refunds stolen by a former employee. Central City Concern provides Portland’s homeless with healthcare, recover resources, and transitional housing, and helps them find permanent housing and jobs. The letters warned that the former employee may...   More
Thursday, May 1, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

Attorney General Email Scam Demands Payments on Fake Loans


The Oregon attorney general is often the state official whose supposed to be hunting down consumer scams. But AG Ellen Rosenblum said today her name and official seal have been hijacked in an email scam seeking to bilk people who might have outstanding debt.
The scam email comes from "Mrs. Ellen F. Rosenblum" using an address that takes a stab at legitimacy: lawoffice_gov@mail.com.
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

New Voters Have Until 5 pm Today to Register for May 20 Primary


The May 20 primary will determine who will vie for the U.S. Senate, governor of Oregon, and whether Portland's water remains in the hands of City Hall. The election could also determine who will take over as chair of Multnomah County, Jim Francesconi and Deborah Kafoury.
If you want a voice in those decisions, and you're not registered to vote, you have until 5 p.m. today to regis...   More
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

Wave Energy Company Quietly Takes Its Technology to Australia


A New Jersey-based company that received $8.7 million in federal grants to develop a buoy to capture wave energy off the Oregon coast has quietly abandoned the project, the New York Times reported t...   More
Monday, April 28, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

National Free Speech Group Reproaches Lewis & Clark for Punishing Athletes For Tasteless Inside Joke


The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education fired off a letter of reprimand last week to Lewis & Clark College President Barry Glassner, accusing the school of failing to abide by its "institutional promises that bind it morally and legally to protect free expression," according to a story by the student newspaper, t...   More
Thursday, April 24, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

Justice Derailed

A 2008 sex-abuse case lingers in federal court as a “manipulative” defendant works the system.

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When someone is charged with a crime, he has a constitutional right to a lawyer. He also has the right to a speedy trial. Once in a while, a defendant comes along who tries to stretch the limits o   More
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Oregon Sheriffs Oppose Drivers Cards for Illegal Immigrants


Oregon’s sheriffs have voted overwhelmingly to oppose a ballot measure that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain drivers cards – and by extension car insurance. The law, passed last year by the Legislature and origin...   More
Thursday, April 17, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

UO Law School Dustup Settles With Pay Raise


University of Oregon Law School professors will get their merit raises after the university struck down a proposal by some faculty members to divert the money to a post-graduate scholarship fund. The decision to forgo raises, made during a faculty meeting last week, surprised and angered one law profes...   More
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by KATE WILLSON
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