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ICE Deportation Officer Arrested
on Sodomy, Incest Charges ICE Deportation Officer Arrested on Sodomy, Incest Charges

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation officer was arrested this week on 10 felony charges of sodomy and one charge of incest, Oregon State Police officials said on Saturday.

Someone Called the Cops on a Black State Representative for the Crime of Campaigning Someone Called the Cops on a Black State Representative for the Crime of Campaigning

In another installment of Black People Getting Snitched On For Doing Normal Things, a woman called the cops on a state representative in Oregon while she was campaigning.

Protesters Force ICE to Shut Down Portland Facility Protesters Force ICE to Shut Down Portland Facility

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency announced on Wednesday that it had temporarily shut down one of its facilities in Portland, OR. The move was a victory for protesters who had spent three days rallying outside the building.

Three Oregon Republicans Tried to Blow Up Medicaid. It Didn't Work. Three Oregon Republicans Tried to Blow Up Medicaid. It Didn't Work.

On Tuesday, Oregon residents voted to fund the state Medicaid program by levying fees, known as assessments, on hospitals and insurance providers in the state. The ballot referendum, named Measure 101, had the support of virtually every healthcare advocacy organization in the state, including the organizations that…

Oregon Jail Official Literally Laughs Off a Hunger Strike by ICE Detainees Oregon Jail Official Literally Laughs Off a Hunger Strike by ICE Detainees

A group of at least 20 undocumented immigrants being held by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency in Oregon have gone on a hunger strike to protest the conditions at their detention facility—but the man overseeing the facility is literally laughing off their protest.

California Becomes the First State to Recognize Nonbinary People as a Third Gender California Becomes the First State to Recognize Nonbinary People as a Third Gender

California has become the first state in the country to allow a third gender option on official state documents to recognize people who don’t identify as male or female.

Inside the Deadly, Racist History of Portland's 'White Liberal Bastion' Inside the Deadly, Racist History of Portland's 'White Liberal Bastion'

A month before Jeremy Christian stabbed two Portland men to death after harassing two women of color on a train, he had draped himself in an American flag at a “free speech” rally. Christian, who had brought a baseball bat to smash left-wing protesters, shouted racial slurs and gave the Nazi salute throughout the day.

Man Accused of Tormenting Muslim Couple For 20 Blocks Cries After Being Charged With a Hate Crime Man Accused of Tormenting Muslim Couple For 20 Blocks Cries After Being Charged With a Hate Crime

People who attack other people for their race, gender, or religion know what they’re doing the majority of the time (children, perhaps, might not fully grasp the gravity of their words). So, adults who are arrested for such vicious assaults oughtn’t be surprised when they are charged with hate crimes—nor should they…

Oregon Moves to Decriminalize Drug Possession Oregon Moves to Decriminalize Drug Possession

As Attorney General Jeff Sessions ramps up the War on Drugs, Oregon will join approximately 16 states in decriminalizing possession of illicit drugs (besides cannabis, which is already legal).

Oregon Becomes First State to
Issue Gender–Neutral IDs  Oregon Becomes First State to Issue Gender–Neutral IDs 

Oregon residents seeking a driver’s license or state ID card can now choose among three gender options when applying: male, female, and X. On Monday, Oregon became the first U.S. state to offer the program, which legally recognizes non–binary gender options on state IDs.

Detained DACA Recipient Claims ICE Won't Let Him Bring in Wheelchair and Medicine Detained DACA Recipient Claims ICE Won't Let Him Bring in Wheelchair and Medicine

A group of immigration attorneys in Oregon say their 21-year-old client was picked up by immigration officials on Sunday and is now locked up without his wheelchair and medication to control his bipolar disorder.

Another DACA recipient was arrested by ICE in Portland Another DACA recipient was arrested by ICE in Portland

U.S. immigration officials in Oregon have arrested a 25-year-old man who in 2013 was granted DACA, the the federal program that provides some young immigrants a temporary work permit and protections from deportation.

An Oregon resident just made gender identity history An Oregon resident just made gender identity history

A Portland resident was granted "agender" status by an Oregon judge earlier this month, in what is likely the first-such decision of its kind.

Watch these beautiful videos of crowds greeting immigrants finally getting past Trump's Muslim ban Watch these beautiful videos of crowds greeting immigrants finally getting past Trump's Muslim ban

President Donald Trump's Muslim ban was issued a harsh setback this weekend, after an appeals court refused to reinstate key portions of the travel restrictions that had been suspended by a federal judge on Friday.

This guy thinks revenge porn laws are unconstitutional and is suing Oregon for violating his 'free speech' This guy thinks revenge porn laws are unconstitutional and is suing Oregon for violating his 'free speech'

Oregon's revenge porn laws have been on the books for about a year. So far only one person has been convicted: 31-year-old Benjamin J. Barber. He made the odd move of putting himself in front of a camera and poorly defending himself to local TV station KOIN6 earlier this week.

Instead of criticizing protesters for not voting, we should be outraged it's not easier to vote Instead of criticizing protesters for not voting, we should be outraged it's not easier to vote

Earlier this week, a local TV station in Portland, Oregon found several of the anti-Trimp protesters arrested in the city didn't vote. Inspired by the story in Portland, a local paper in Richmond, Virginia thought it'd be clever to do it's own little investigation into whether protesters arrest there cared enough to…

This ex-Occupy activist is trying to bring the revolution to small-town Oregon This ex-Occupy activist is trying to bring the revolution to small-town Oregon

The lights in the rec center community room burn through mid-afternoon. Fifteen people sit in a broad circle, hunched forward atop mismatched furniture on this October Sunday. Some at this town hall, put on by the new Nehalem People’s Association, take notes. Others speak with passion. Only occasionally do overlapping…

A string of racist incidents has rocked this Oregon high school A string of racist incidents has rocked this Oregon high school

Students at Oregon City High School are rallying for equality after a barrage of racist incidents rocked the campus community in recent days.

Prostitute given tip of a primate, maybe linked to Girls Scout cookie money theft at pet store Prostitute given tip of a primate, maybe linked to Girls Scout cookie money theft at pet store

What do a Galago primate named Gooey, a prostitute, a stolen laptop and missing Girl Scout cookie jar money have in common?

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