Department of Corrections Officials Grant Reprieve to Successful Family Program

The Family Preservation Project at Coffee Creek Correction Facility had been on the chopping block

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Two week ago, WW wrote about a prison rehabilitation program that really works—just in time for the Oregon Department of Corrections to shut it down. The Family Preservation Project, a parenting program at Wilsonville’s Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, has proved successful in preparing female inmates to return to family life by helping them stay connected with their ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 BETH SLOVIC

Lawmakers Sponsoring Class Action Legislation Silenced

Tobias Read and Jennifer Williamson kicked off agenda of legal-aid lunch

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Two state lawmakers were kicked off the agenda of a legal-aid luncheon today, where they were scheduled to talk about a bill opposed by powerful interests.This morning, Rep. Tobias Read (D-Beaverton) and Jennifer Williamson (D-Portland) sought and received excused absences from their legislative committee work to travel to Portland to address the a lunch held by The Lawyers' Campaign for Equal Justice. ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Williamson, Pederson and Unger Leading in Oregon House Races

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HOUSE DISTRICT 29 Political consultant Ben Unger is leading Katie Riley in the Democratic scramble to face Rep. Katie Eyre (R-Hillsboro) in the general election. Unger is ahead of Riley, a retired Oregon Health & Sciences University administrator, 65 percent to 35 percent. House District 29 covers Cornelius, Hillsboro, Forest Grove and parts of Washington County. HOUSE DISTRICT 36 Jennifer ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

House Candidate Fears Being Labeled a “Lobbyist”—Even Though She Is One

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Jennifer Williamson, who is seeking the Democratic nomination in Oregon House District 36 (Southwest Portland), seems to be struggling with being called a “lobbyist.” She is a lobbyist—but her claim that her opponent might try to label her as one raises questions about the accuracy of one of Williamson’s own campaign mailers. In the mailer, which reached Democratic voters in late April, Williamson ...   More
 
Friday, May 4, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

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