Oregon judge’s connection to illegal immigrant’s murder of Kate Steinle

by NW Spotlight Tragedy on San Francisco’s Pier 14 On Wednesday, July 1st, 32-year-old Kate Steinle was shot and killed on San Francisco’s Pier 14, “one of the city’s most scenic tourist spots.” The ABC affiliate in San Francisco reported … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Illegal Immigration | 42 Comments

Republicans fight for victims of rape and sexual abuse

Sen. Tim Knopp Salem, OR – A bill that would refer the issue of eliminating the statute of limitations for rape to the 2016 general election ballot was introduced in the Oregon Senate Thursday by Senator Tim Knopp (R-Bend) and … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:00 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, OR 78th Legislative Session | 2 Comments

Marijuana in Oregon is only MOSTLY legal

by Dan Lucas In the brilliant 1987 movie The Princess Bride, Billy Crystal’s character Miracle Max tells some people asking for his help “your friend here is only MOSTLY dead.” The Oregon Liquor Control Commission was in the news recently … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:30 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Marijuana | 16 Comments

Sen. Knopp calls on Legislature to do more for rape victims

Sen. Tim Knopp Salem, OR – Thursday, the Oregon Senate passed a bill raising the Statute of Limitations on rape from 6 years to 12, falling short of the twenty year-limit supported by Senator Tim Knopp (R-Bend), victim advocates, the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, OR 78th Legislative Session | 2 Comments

Buehler applauds decision to suspend whistleblower investigations

Rep. Knute Buehler Buehler says Oregon needs stronger whistleblower protections and calls on leadership to join him Salem, OR – Marion County District Attorney Walt Beglau and Yamhill County District Attorney Brad Berry announced that they would not pursue charges … Continue reading

Posted by at 08:17 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, OR 78th Legislative Session | 3 Comments

Stop politically motivated retribution against whistleblower

by Dan Lucas Not much has changed in Oregon in the last several decades when it comes to abuses of power. Decades ago Gov. Neil Goldschmidt got away with alleged serial sexual abuse with at least one young girl. He … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Crime & Sentencing, Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government corruption, Oregon Attorney General | 2 Comments

Kitzhaber legacy: Chicago on the Willamette

by W. Scott Jorgensen The aftermath of former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber’s resignation in February was surprisingly quiet, and it has been business as usual at the state capitol in Salem ever since. It was almost as if that whole … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government corruption | 8 Comments

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