The Portland Pickles mascot

The Portland Pickles mascot

Photo courtesy of the Portland Pickles

  • Lewis & Clark law professor Jim Oleske analyzes today’s 7-2 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. Business owners and same sex couples have had similar legal battles in Oregon and Washington.
  • Some people may be talking about bringing a Major League Baseball team to Portland. But not Alan Miller. He’s one of the co-owners of the baseball team Portland already has: the Pickles. The wooden bat team joined the West Coast League for their third season, which starts this week.
  • Oregon lawmakers passed public records reform which included the creation of a Public Records Advisory Council and a Public Records Advocate who began her job in late April. We sit down with Ginger McCall to ask how her job is going so far, and what her priorities are when it comes to increasing access to public records throughout Oregon.
  • Deputy Chief Bob Day joins us to talk about the implicit bias training that’s just started at the Portland Police Bureau. Day has led trainings and says that one of the biggest hurdles is admitting that we all have implicit biases.

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