Category Archives: Dept. of Justice

Oregon public safety money in Legislature’s end-of-session funding

Law and order agencies across the state were among dozens of organizations to receive a financial boost from the Oregon Legislature as the session came to a close March 3, receiving requested funds to support current staffing or to forestall declining services. The Judicial Department will be able to avoid staff furloughs and court closures, the Department of Public […]
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Oregon sues over Wynn sexual misconduct scandal

Pension system holds $1.3 million in resort company shares. Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts on Wednesday announced the departure of two members of its board of directors as lawsuits against its members and the company’s founder continued to pile up amid a sexual misconduct scandal. Source: Oregon sues over Wynn sexual misconduct scandal

Here are Oregon’s top 10 consumer complaint categories

-Slide Show- In collecting the state’s top 10 consumer complaints for 2017, the state’s Consumer Protection bureau uncovered a new category. The “travel accommodations” segment landed on the list, released Tuesday. The reason: The category includes issues related to the August 2017 solar eclipse. That includes gripes against hotels and car rental companies. Source: Here […]
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‘Sweet Cakes’ Bakers Ask Oregon Supreme Court To Overturn Ruling

The owners of a former Gresham bakery want the Oregon Supreme Court to overturn a lower court’s ruling. In a petition filed with the court Thursday, the owners of former bakery Sweet Cakes By Melissa asked the state’s highest court to hear their case. Source: ‘Sweet Cakes’ Bakers Ask Oregon Supreme Court To Overturn Ruling […]
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Dyno-Nobel to pay $250K in felony plea deal for ammonia discharges

St. Helens chemical manufacturer pleads guilty for failing to notify federal authorities about ammonia release in 2015. Updated: A urea-manufacturing plant in St. Helens pleaded guilty Friday, Feb. 23, to felony charges for releasing large-scale volumes of ammonia in 2015 and failing to properly report it. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Dyno-Nobel to pay $250K […]
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Driver who blew a .09 is not guilty of DUII, Oregon Court of Appeals rules

It might have seemed like an open-and-shut case when prosecutors charged a 62-year-old Coos County man with drunken driving. An Oregon State Police trooper detained John Charles Hedgpeth under suspicion of driving his motorcycle while under the influence of intoxicants. Source: Driver who blew a .09 is not guilty of DUII, Oregon Court of Appeals […]
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Tax credit bribery scheme detailed in new court filing

When an employee at the Oregon Department of Energy agreed to take bribes from a Seattle energy consultant in 2012, he needed a way to explain the payments and avoid paying taxes on them. So the two plotted to make the payments look like a loan, using the consultant’s elderly mother to hide their arrangement, […]
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Oregon joins coalition opposing application of school accrediting agency

Oregon has joined a coalition of states in opposing an application by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to regain its status as a nationally recognized accreditor after failing to fulfill its oversight responsibilities. Source: Oregon joins coalition opposing application of school accrediting agency

Gov. Brown appoints Crutchley as Deschutes County judge

Deputy DA to take retiring Judge Alta Brady’s seat. Gov. Kate Brown announced Friday that she has appointed Deschutes County Deputy District Attorney Raymond Crutchley to the county’s circuit court, filling the vacancy left by Judge Alta Brady’s recent retirement. Crutchley, 49, is the first African-American to serve as an Oregon judge east of the Cascades, the governor’s office noted […]
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Dramatic reversal could end career of convicted Oregon trooper

A former state trooper who slapped his 11-year-old son across the face should be banned from Oregon law enforcement for life, a state oversight committee recommended Thursday. “I think that his conduct has demonstrated him unfit,” said Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett, who is a member of the committee. Source: Dramatic reversal could end career […]
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