The Portland Police Bureau is pictured on April 26, 2018.
- The Senate will vote on the confirmation of Oregon Assistant United States Attorney Ryan Bounds to the 9th Circuit Court. He would be the first judicial nominee to sit on the court in a long time who doesn’t have the backing of his home state senators.
- In a scathing press release, Portland Police Association president Daryl Turner reacted to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s comments about the disproportionate number of homeless people arrested last year. Turner said,“I am incensed that once again the mayor has thrown Portland Police Officers under the bus instead of saying what we all know to be true: that his proposed solutions to our homelessness crisis have failed.” An analysis by The Oregonian/Oregonlive showed that homeless people accounted for half the arrests Portland Police made last year. We’ll hear from Turner.
- Grant High School senior Oliver Kline isn’t conservative, but he worries that his school’s environment is stifling the voices of conservative students. In a recent column for The Oregonian/Oregonlive, he wrote that students and staff should be able to express their opinions even if they are unpopular.
- Between 2014 and 2017, the state of Washington sent 16 patients who had both brain injuries and extreme behavior issues to a treatment facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma. But instead of getting treatment and returning home, most of them stayed for years — at a cost to taxpayers of millions of dollars. Olympia reporter Austin Jenkins tells us about it.
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