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Multnomah County Courthouse in downtown Portland, Oregon.

Multnomah County Courthouse in downtown Portland, Oregon.

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  • We talk with Ian Campbell, managing editor of the Roseburg News-Review newspaper about how that community is dealing with the second anniversary of the Umpqua Community College shooting and the news of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Phil Lemman, spokesperson for the Oregon Judicial Department, also joins us to discuss implementation of the Oregon law passed earlier this year that would allow guns to be taken from people who are found by a judge to be a risk to themselves or others.

 

 

  • Courtney Sherwood, the executive editor of The Lund Report, joins us to explain the nature of  ZoomCare’s current financial problems. The company has been growing, and now an estimated 250 thousand people get health care from ZoomCare clinics.

 

 

  • Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler wants to extend the city’s housing state of emergency for a year and a half. It was put in place by former Mayor Charlie Hales and has already been extended once. We talk with Marc Jolin, director of the Multnomah County and City of Portland Joint Office of Homeless Services, about how the state of emergency fits in with other initiatives addressing housing and homelessness.

 

 

  • Partly in response to a new Oregon law requiring recordings and transcripts for grand jury testimony, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill is phasing out the use of grand juries in many cases. He’s moving to preliminary hearings. We talk with Underhill and Lane Borg, executive director of Metropolitan Public Defender Services, about how the proceedings differ, and what this change will mean for defendants, prosecutors, and victims.

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