Fatal Attraction Fallout

U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall’s flameout amid the Kitzhaber investigation could sully the image of her patron, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden.

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Amanda Marshall grabbed the attention of Oregonians last month when she publicly took command of the largest government corruption case this state has seen in decades. Marshall, the chief fe   More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Sitting On Defense

Federal budget cuts come down hard on court-appointed attorneys.

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Steven Wax has become famous for taking on some of the toughest court cases in the nation. As the state’s top federal public defender, Wax represented the so-called “Christmas Tree Bomber,��   More
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Operation Safe Summer Levels Out Gang Violence

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A summertime effort to curb Portland’s gang violence managed to level off shootings and increase prosecution of gang-related crimes, officials reported today.After a high violence spring that saw 57 shootings between January and early June (compared with 36 shootings for the same time last year), police, the U.S. attorney and nonprofits announced Operation Safe Summer.Pitched as a combination of ...   More
Friday, November 9, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD


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