Bittersweet Cake

A Gresham bakery refused to sell this lesbian couple a wedding cake. Now, Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer break their silence.

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Rachel Cryer loved Sweet Cakes by Melissa. She had discovered the Gresham bakery online in 2011 when she went looking for a wedding cake to celebrate her mother’s remarriage. The $250 raspberry fa   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Daimler Trucks North America Settles Civil-Rights Complaints Over Racial Harassment for Record $2.4 Million


Daimler Trucks North America has signed a $2.4 million settlement to resolve allegations that minorities working at the company’s Swan Island plant and corporate offices put up with years of racial intimidation and abuse. The settlement ends an investigation by Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, and closes six of the 11 civil-rights complaints filed by workers at Daimler.“Today’s settlement ...   More
Thursday, January 29, 2015 AARON MESH

Feds Seek Citizen Input for Civil Rights Investigation of the Portland Police

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The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking input from citizens in its investigation of possible civil-rights abuses by the Portland Police Bureau.A news release today from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Portland asks citizens to call 471-5577 or email and schedule a meeting with the feds. The meetings will be held the first week in August at three unspecified locations throughout ...   More
Friday, July 22, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Federal Investigators Mum On Thursday's Portland Police Shooting (Updated)

Bob Day Police Shotgun Less Lethal

The U.S. Department of Justice has declined to comment to WW whether and how the shooting of an apparently mentally ill person by a central precinct police officer last week will affect a recently launched DOJ investigation of the Portland Police Bureau. Nevertheless, it's clear DOJ officials will be looking over the bureau's shoulder as it investigates the incident internally. On Thursday, Officer ...   More
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 COREY PAUL

Cops vs. Your Cell Phone: An Oregon Case Featured in The Atlantic


The Atlantic has an interesting story online today about what latitude cops should have to search your cell phone if you're arrested.The story centers on a case currently being considered by the Oregon Supreme Court. In State vs. Nix, Albany cops in 2007 mined James Nix's cell phone for data without a warrant after arresting him on suspicion of dealing meth.Public defender Bronson James is arguing ...   More
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Lost In Transition

Why an Oregon transgender woman says she got fired.

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When Tea Gillis started work last August as a senior designer at Northwest Natural Products in Vancouver, Gillis went by Todd Gillis and wore slacks and men’s shirts. But Gillis, who has two chi   More
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 AILIN DARLING


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