State Rep Mike Nearman, the Polk County Republican who allowed far-right demonstrators to breach the state Capitol in December has been charged with first-degree official misconduct, a class A misdemeanor, and second degree criminal trespass, a class C misdemeanor.
Portland is on pace to shatter previous gun violence records. As of April 6, there have been 284 shootings, which have left 91 people injured and 25 dead. At the current rate, the city will easily surpass the previous record of 70 homicides in a year, set in 1987.
The Oregon Supreme Court is hearing a series of cases Tuesday that deal with nonunanimous juries. The state is trying to determine the scope of the cases affected following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that declared nonunanimous juries unconstitutional.