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College tuition, seismic schools and racial profiling: This week in new Oregon laws

SALEM -- Welcome to our rundown of the bills Gov. Kate Brown signed into law. Under the Oregon Constitution, bills delivered to the governor during a legislative session must be vetoed within five business days or they become law automatically. After a ... read more

Minneapolis cops halt low-level marijuana stings after racial disparity revealed

The extraordinary turnaround came after Hennepin County’s chief public defender contacted Mayor Jacob Frey to complain about what looked like blatant racial profiling ... in the enforcement of marijuana laws is one of the reasons I support full ... read more

Oregon Legislature adjourns contentious 2017 session

“Despite an uncertain budget environment, the Oregon Legislature passed a series of new laws that ... standards for colleges and universities. And we passed criminal justice reform and a comprehensive approach to ending racial profiling by police. read more

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Career-technical education America has over-emphasized the importance of four-year college degrees ... such as tracking racial profiling by police. The combination addresses both the social and financial struggles of people in Oregon and elsewhere ... read more

N.Y.'s de Blasio should lead on weed

One troubling aspect of de Blasio's new policy is that it does not address the issue of who will be stopped for minor marijuana possession. According to the Drug Policy Alliance, an advocacy group aimed at easing drug laws, in the first eight months of ... read more

Trail Blazers, pot and tuition equity: This week in new Oregon laws

SB 218 Authorizes Higher Education Coordinating Commission to charge schools based outside of Oregon fee of $7,000 for degree authorization and fee of $1,000 for new program application ... downtown courthouse. Racial profiling: House Bill 2002, signed ... read more

The Nanny-State Chronicles: Gas Pains in Oregon

The latest thing out of Oregon is that as of January 1, it is now legal to offer self-service gasoline, leaving New Jersey as the last state that prohibits self-service gas. I went to college in Oregon ... of higher minimum wage laws by shrinking staff ... read more

Will the 2012 election make America's racial divide even worse?

Last week several political ... to give young people in school or the military a way to become citizens. Charles Blow, the New York Times columnist, sees a racial clash already emerging in the fight over voter identification laws being pushed by Republicans. read more

In Bensalem, a potential police alliance with ICE brings a warning

“The only thing that 287g adds is the ability to do racial profiling,” said Adanjesus ... settle a lawsuit brought by a college student who was kept in jail by an ICE detainer for 46 days after he posted bail. An Oregon woman won $30,100 in a similar ... read more

Deep secrets of racial profiling (9)

He has forwarded a copy of the letter he has submitted to Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and Chief of Police Janeé Harteau regarding the recent American Civil Liberties Union Minnesota study of the racial ... Portland, Oregon Board of Education (Feb ... read more

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