The Biden administration plans to freeze federal student loan payments through Aug. 31, extending a moratorium that has allowed millions of Americans to postpone payments during the coronavirus pandemic.
A group considering sweeping changes to Portland’s unusual form of government took its most significant step yet on Thursday night. It could result in a much larger City Council, district representation and ranked-choice voting, among other changes.
In 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Oregon's nonunanimous jury system was unconstitutional as well as rooted in racism and discrimination. Senate Bill 1511, now dead, would have extended the court's ruling retroactively to some such convictions.