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Tacoma Detention Center | Election Reform | Transit Security

OPB | July 26, 2017 noon | Portland

We hear about conditions for women in a Tacoma immigration detention facility, a conference on election reform, and why bus riders want fewer armed transit police officers.

Nation | Politics | local | News

ICE Temporarily Stops Publishing Report Naming Uncooperative Sheriffs

OPB | April 11, 2017 12:17 p.m. | Portland

Immigration and Customs Enforcement will temporarily stop publishing a weekly list of sheriffs who don’t cooperate with the agency.

Nation | Politics | local | News

Northwest Sheriffs Say ICE Report Is An Invitation To Violate The Law

OPB | March 24, 2017 5:55 p.m. | Portland

Local sheriffs say they are being shamed by the Trump administration for abiding by the U.S. Constitution.

Nation | local | News

Fingerprinting's Flaws In Spotlight As Checks Become More Common

AP | July 11, 2016 7:21 a.m. | Newark, New Jersey

According to studies by the federal Government Accountability Office and the Department of Justice, depending on which state you live in, as many as one-half of the criminal records in the FBI's fingerprint system could have missing or inaccurate information on how criminal cases were resolved.

Nation | News | Entertainment

Erik Estrada Is Now An Idaho Police Officer

AP | July 6, 2016 6:53 p.m. | St. Anthony, Idaho

Actor Erik Estrada, who played a motorcycle police officer on the TV series "CHiPs," has been sworn in as a reserve officer in a small town in southeastern Idaho.

local | News

Multnomah County Chair Opens Investigation Into Sheriff

OPB | May 10, 2016 4:34 p.m.

Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury has opened an administrative investigation into possible workplace violations by Sheriff Dan Staton.

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

From Jail, Ammon Bundy Defends Grant County Sheriff

AP | March 14, 2016 10:25 a.m. | Portland

The state agency that licenses police officers has asked the state Justice Department to look into complaints that Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer met with some of the occupiers during the 41-day standoff.

local | News

Q&A: Oregon DOJ Investigates Accusations Against Multnomah Sheriff

OPB | Feb. 26, 2016 1:23 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Department of Justice is investigating Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton to examine multiple allegations of wrongdoing.

Politics | Nation | local | Land use | Land | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Officials Say Grant County Sheriff's Support Of Militants Endangered Public

Blue Mountain Eagle | Feb. 20, 2016 12:08 p.m.

Law enforcement officials in John Day say Sheriff Glenn Palmer's support of the militants occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge threatened public safety.

Politics | Nation | local | Land use | Land | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Addressing Questions And Rumors As Occupation Continues

OPB | Jan. 23, 2016 11:41 a.m. | Portland

OPB reporters Amanda Peacher and John Sepulvado answered questions on Twitter about the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

local | News

No Criminal Charges For Newberg City Manager

OPB | July 31, 2015 9:38 a.m. | Portland

The Marion County District Attorney's Office has declined to file criminal charges against Newberg City Manager Jacque Betz.

local | News | Think Out Loud

Grants Pass To Open Sobering Center

OPB | July 14, 2015 noon | Portland

The city of Grants Pass was awarded a grant by the Legislature to set up a sobering center.

local | News

Wounded Beaverton Police Officer Released From Hospital

AP | July 8, 2015 11:07 a.m. | Portland

Beaverton police say the officer shot Wednesday while responding to a domestic disturbance call at a trailer park has been released from the hospital.

local | News

Deschutes County Gets New Sheriff

AP | July 6, 2015 4:30 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Deschutes County's newest sheriff is taking over amid an almost 7.5 percent budget increase, jail expansion and a lawsuit.

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Legal Marijuana In Oregon

OPB | July 1, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Recreational marijuana is officially legal in Oregon as of July 1. We talk to people around the state about how things will change.

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Portland Police Responding To Gun Violence

OPB | June 5, 2015 12:30 p.m.

Portland police say they're putting more resources toward responding to the recent increase in gun violence and gang-related activity.

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Klamath County Funds Sheriff After Levy Fails

OPB | June 4, 2015 12:35 p.m.

Commissioner Kelley Minty Morris says the county will need to take out a loan to fund the sheriff's office.

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Oregon's Most Distinctive Cause Of Death

OPB | June 3, 2015 12:45 p.m.

A new study published by the CDC finds the most statistically distinctive cause of death in each state.

Business | Economy | News

Portland Police Hires First Somali-American Officer

OPB | May 28, 2015 1:53 p.m. | Portland

Portland police swore in its first Somali-American officer Thursday. It’s something the Somali community has been working toward for a while.

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Should All Grand Jury Proceedings Be Recorded?

OPB | May 26, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Rep. Jennifer Williamson (D-Portland) is sponsoring a bill to require recordings, but prosecutors are opposed.