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Portland mayor calls for faster roll-out of policing alternative

In a memo distributed this week, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler urged Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty to speed up the Portland Street Response, a highly-anticipated program that will dispatch a non-police response to certain 911 calls. The fire bureau began training staff for a pilot program on Monday.

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Oregon was the only state in the U.S. that had racist ideologies written into its constitution at its founding. But now these racist foundations, which Oregon and the nation were built on, are beginning to crack.

States prepare for possible violence leading up to Biden inauguration

State capitals have been warned of potential armed protests and violence in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. We hear from reporters in Virginia, Michigan and Oregon about threats and preparations in each of those states.