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‘Youth were abused here': Investigating Sequel’s patterns of abuse of foster children

A yearlong investigation led by APM Reports finds the company took in some of the most difficult-to-treat children while keeping costs low in pursuit of profit and expansion. The result was dozens of cases of physical violence, sexual assault and improper restraints. Despite repeated scandals, many states and counties continue to send kids to Sequel for one central reason: They have little choice.

A person rides the MAX light rail Red Line train through downtown Portland, Ore., Thursday, April 29, 2020. Mass transit ridership has decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, but many still depend on it to get around town.

Oregon businesses give big against Portland-area transportation tax

The campaign against a November ballot measure to improve transportation in the Portland metro area by taxing large business payrolls has received nearly $840,000 in cash contributions — much of that from some of Oregon’s largest and more politically influential corporations.

GOP expecting Trump to tap Barrett for Supreme Court

Republicans are expecting President Donald Trump to announce Saturday that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, as he aims to put a historic stamp on the high court just weeks before the election.