Police violence has grown in Southwest Washington in recent years, and civil rights groups continue to find denial and inaction from the region's mostly white leadership.
An inmate at the federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Bureau of Prisons website. It's the first known case of the disease at the facility.
Lincoln City police arrested seven men on the Oregon Coast Saturday night after the men allegedly made racist threats toward a Black family during Fourth of July celebrations at the beach.
For the first time since Herbert Hoover won the presidency nearly a century ago, Washington won't have a statewide initiative before voters on the November ballot in a presidential election year.
More than 3,100 inmates at the Snake River Correctional Institution outside Ontario are under quarantine because of an outbreak of COVID-19 at the facility.
As of Thursday afternoon, just four measures appeared likely to qualify for the general election, the fewest in more than 50 years.
Advocates of police reform say they plan to keep the pressure on for more in the wake of a special session of the Oregon Legislature.
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