Lines for Life Hires Dwight Holton as Executive Director


Lines for Life, a Portland non-profit that works on suicide and substance abuse prevention, has hired Dwight Holton to be its new executive director.Formerly known as the Oregon Partnership, Lines for Life operates crisis telephone lines that served 35,000 people last year. Holton, 48, was a federal prosecutor for 14 years, serving as the acting U.S. Attorney for Oregon in 2011-12. He ran unsuccessfully ...   More
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Full Senate Confirms Amanda Marshall as U.S. Attorney


The U.S. Senate last night voted to confirm Amanda Marshall as the U.S. Attorney for Oregon. Marshall, currently in charge of the child advocacy section of the Oregon Department of Justice, replaces interim U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton as the state's top federal prosecutor. Holton—and before him Kent Robinson—served in interim roles after former U.S. Attorney Karin Immergut resigned in July 2009. ...   More
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Murmurs: Maybe Mayors, Man Booker and the City Dole

No anniversaries here.

Two prominent lawmakers are close to major career moves: Two-term state Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) spent the weekend at the coast with his wife to arrive at a decision whether to enter t   More
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

The Federal Crackdown on Oregon Dispensaries Claims a Victim

Foster Healing Center marijuana dispensary

This past spring, U.S. Attorney for Oregon Dwight Holton followed the lead of several U.S. attorneys in other states and issued a strongly worded letter warning medical-marijuana dispensaries—and their landlords—that they were violating federal drug-trafficking laws.Now, Holton's campaign—which he said led to a death threat against his staff—has claimed a victim in Portland.The Foster Healing ...   More
Thursday, July 21, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

US Attorney Dwight Holton Cites Death Threat Over Medical Marijuana Letter


U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton tells WW his office received a string of critical calls and one death threat last week after he put out a strongly worded warning to Oregon medical-marijuana dispensaries.Immediately following Holton's June 3 warning that businesses selling marijuana "will not be tolerated," he says his office in Portland received calls in support of his stand. The letters sent out to dozens ...   More
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Feds Announce 'Collaborative' Investigation Of Portland Police Bureau

thomas e perez doj civil rights

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sent one of his top deputies to Portland on Wednesday to announce a review of the Portland Police Bureau, aimed at determining whether police officers have exhibited a pattern of civil rights abuses. The review is a part of the Obama Justice Department's renewed pursuit of civil rights cases following years of neglect during the George W. Bush years—and ...   More
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 COREY PEIN

US Attorney: Oregon Marijuana Dispensaries "Will Not Be Tolerated"


Two days after WW published a story exposing rifts between law enforcement and some medical-marijuana operations, U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton and many Oregon district attorneys have issued a stern warning to this booming local industry."The sale of marijuana for any purpose—including as medicine—violates both federal and Oregon law and will not be tolerated," says the warning from the U.S. Attorney's ...   More
Friday, June 3, 2011 by

By The Numbers: The Prescription Drug Problem

WW wrote a couple weeks back about state and federal officials calling a summit in response to what they called a nationwide prescription drug problem. We went to the summit today and learned the following three things from the gathering called by Attorney General John Kroger, Gov. Ted Kulongoski and Acting U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton: 1) Drug-induced deaths are on the rise, especially among ...   More
Monday, November 22, 2010 STACY BROWNHILL

Partial List of U.S. Attorney Candidates For Oregon: Updated

The applicants to be the next U.S. Attorney for Oregon include a slew of white men, at least one African-American man, and a woman who has set up a Facebook page to solicit support. Like the two federal judgeships currently in play, the U.S. Attorney's job requires presidential appointment and is highly coveted in legal circles. The U.S. Attorney for Oregon is the state's top federal prosecutor ...   More
Friday, August 28, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Some Surprises in Oregon's U.S. Attorney Sweepstakes

Over the weekend, a 13-person selection committee interviewed candidates for two plum federal law enforcement posts in Oregon: U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshal. The U.S. Attorney's spot in particular is a high-profile position and highly desirable. Going into the weekend, many insiders speculated that Dwight Holton, an assistant U.S. Attorney was likely to be one of three finalists. The son of ...   More
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS


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