Category Archives: Dept. of Justice (DOJ)

State agencies, financial institutions prepare to roll out $500 checks for unemployed

Lawmakers set aside $35 million for people still awaiting benefits, who were denied or who did not apply. Thousands of Oregonians who await unemployment benefits, whose claims were denied or who never filed in the first place will soon have a chance to obtain one-time $500 checks from a state fund. Source: Pamplin Media Group […]
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Portland Parent Files Complaint Over Comcast Service for Low-Income Families

DOJ complaint alleges that Comcast Internet Essentials doesn’t bridge the digital divide. Source: Portland Parent Files Complaint Over Comcast Service for Low-Income Families

Oregon’s only woman on death row resentenced to life in prison for killing daughter

Angela McAnulty was sentenced to death in 2011 after pleading guilty to the 2009 aggravated murder of her 15-year-old daughter Jeanette Maples. Source: Oregon’s only woman on death row resentenced to life in prison for killing daughter

How a public institute in Oregon became a de facto lobbying arm of the timber industry

Internal emails show a tax-funded agency created to educate people about forestry has acted as a public-relations agency and lobbying arm for Oregon’s timber industry, in some cases skirting legal constraints that forbid it from doing so. Source: How a public institute in Oregon became a de facto lobbying arm of the timber industry

Did you get a check in the mail for $94.42? Yes, it’s real

If you get a check in the mail for $94.42, it’s real – and you aren’t alone. Over 1 million Oregonians who used a debit card to buy gas at Oregon ARCO and am/pm gas stations between January 1, 2011, and August 30, 2013, will receive the checks. Source: Did you get a check in […]
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Federal appeals court sets hearing for Oregon, Idaho initiative cases

At issue on Aug. 13 are lower signature thresholds set by judges in the coronavirus pandemic. A federal appeals court is set to hear Oregon’s argument against a reduced threshold of signatures that a judge has allowed for advocates of a Nov. 3 ballot measure to set up an independent redistricting commission. Source: Pamplin Media […]
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Oregon residents, don’t throw that check away

If you received a check for $94. 32 in the mail, it’s not a scam, so cash it as soon as possible. Last year, a similar check went out, but 27% of those who received it didn’t cash it before the expiration date because many thought it was a scam. The new check is going […]
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State employees lawsuits target the Oregon Health Authority and the Department of Justice

A pair of lawsuits filed in Marion County Circuit Court by state workers allege mistreatment by two different government agencies. Source: State employees lawsuits target the Oregon Health Authority and the Department of Justice | Salem Reporter | News about Salem – In-depth, Accurate, Trusted

Legislative panel will hear from public about police practices

Six bills under consideration for 2021 would go much further than special session laws. Source: Legislative panel will hear from public about police practices

Judge denies Oregon attorney general’s motion to restrict federal police actions

A federal judge on Friday denied a request by Oregon’s attorney general to restrict tactics used by federal officers in Portland, finding the state lacked legal standing and presented scant evidence to support allegations that the officers were illegally snatching people off city streets. Source: Judge denies Oregon attorney general’s motion to restrict federal police […]
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