Feds Announce 'Collaborative' Investigation Of Portland Police Bureau

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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

One More Candidate Surfaces in Senate District 22


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One more ex-pol has surfaced as a candidate to replace state Sen. Margaret Carter (D-Portland) in Senate District 22. The newest contender is former state Rep. Gary Hansen, whose political history includes stints on the Metro Council and the Multnomah County Board of Commisssioners. "If appointed, I could step in without a learning curve," said Hansen, a 65-year-old Democrat who ran unsuccessfully ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 HANK STERN

And Then Were Three: The Finalists To Replace Margaret Carter


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Multnomah County Democrats have chosen three candidates as contenders to replace former state Sen. Margaret Carter, who left office last month to take a state job. The three people forwarded last night by a meeting of county Democrats for the county Board of Commissioners to consider next week as the new senator in Senate District 22 are state Rep. Chip Shields; former state Rep. Jo Ann Bowman; ...   More
 
Friday, September 18, 2009 JONATHAN CROWL

Big-Name Black Leaders Endorse Roberta Phillip for Senate District 22


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A small group of prominent African-American leaders has endorsed a relative political unknown as their choice among the Democrats seeking to replace state Sen. Margaret Carter (D-North/Northeast Portland). The endorsement from this group is especially intriguing since a large part of the conversation about Carter's replacement has turned on the question of race. Carter was the only African-American ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

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