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Attorney General Email Scam Demands Payments on Fake Loans

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Kristina Olvera Says She is a Woman. The Prison System Says He is a Man.

The fight for justice for Oregon’s transgender inmates.


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Kristina Olvera wants to enjoy the simple pleasures of crossing her legs when she sits, applying eyeliner and pouting her lips. Her landlord disapproves when she plays with her hair, grows out her n   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Shoni Schimmel, WNBA Draft Pick from Oregon, Credits Flair and Heritage for Her Fan Base

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Shoni Schimmel, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla and the highest-ever Native American draft pick by the W.N.B.A., has attracted a fan base through flashy play and by embracing her heritage that she calls “rez ball," The New York Times says    More
 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

Same-Sex Weddings Would Generate Nearly $50 Million for Economy, Study Finds

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Oregon's economy could gain nearly $50 million in spending over the next three years if a federal circuit court judge strikes down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, PQ Monthly reported today.Couples would spend nearly $40 million on their ceremonies—and tourism coul...   More
 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by KATE WILLSON
 

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