Category Archives: Dept. of Justice (DOJ)

Opinion: Oregon court ignores climate danger in youth case

One simple truth emerges from mounting climate disasters: Our economy and personal security hinge on a stable climate system. The inferno that reduced Paradise, Calif., to ashes should leave no doubt as to the consequences of government’s failure to control carbon pollution. Source: Opinion: Oregon court ignores climate danger in youth case | oregonlive.com

Bill would allow Oregon to shut down unlicensed food operations

More than 600 food-related establishments in Oregon are operating without permits, and there’s nothing the state can do about it. On Tuesday, a legislative committee will consider a bill that would allow the state to shut down the unlicensed operations. Source: Bill would allow Oregon to shut down unlicensed food operations

Sex trafficking taskforces on alert in 12 Oregon counties

The state Department of Justice, led by Ellen Rosenblum, works with local officials to stop crimes. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Sex trafficking taskforces on alert in 12 Oregon counties

Oregon objects to Lost Valley Farm megadairy sale over manure cleanup

Oregon officials object to a bankruptcy sale of the troubled Lost Valley Farm megadairy because it doesn’t include adequate environmental cleanup. Source: Oregon objects to Lost Valley Farm megadairy sale over manure cleanup

Eugene residents experiencing hate tell Oregon AG of threats, intimidation, vandalism

Hate and bias is very much alive in Eugene.That’s according to more than a dozen people who offered raw and, sometimes, emotional testimony Tuesday evening during a community listening session at Harris Hall in downtown Eugene organized by Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and the Oregon Department of Justice Task Force on Hate Crimes. Source: […]
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Effort underway to strengthen Oregon hate-crime laws

Immigrants, Muslims, people of color, top law enforcement officers and state officials packed into a room to discuss the sharp rise of hate crime in Oregon, with the goal of strengthening the state’s lax laws against it. For all its imagery as a bastion of liberalism, Oregon has a dark history of racism and xenophobia, […]
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For-profit college accused of deceiving students agrees to forgive $556 million in student debt

A for-profit college that operated a cooking school and several other operations in Oregon has agreed to walk away from more than a half-billion dollars’ worth of student debt. Career Education Corp. made the concession to settle accusations that it misled students about their job prospects if they attended their schools. Source: For-profit college accused […]
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Oregon DOJ Leads $493M Settlement Against For-Profit College Chain

  Oregon was a lead state in the legal fight against Career Education Corporation, a for-profit college chain, which has agreed to forgive $493.7 million in student debt. The huge settlement comes amid a national debate over for-profit colleges, that’s heightened in the last year and a half under U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Source: […]
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Settlement reached for Le Cordon Bleu student loan relief

Former Le Cordon Bleu student loan debt owed to Le Cordon Bleu’s for-profit company will be forgiven as part of a settlement agreement that was reached between Oregon, Washington and 47 other states. In Oregon, 2,185 students will receive loan forgiveness for money owed to Career Education Corporation (CEC), which operates Le Cordon Bleu, totaling […]
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Oregon collecting more state cash from delinquent accounts, report shows

Oregon state agencies stepped up their collections activities on delinquent accounts, increasing their collections-driven haul by 7.2 percent. Source: Oregon collecting more state cash from delinquent accounts, report shows