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Oregon governor candidates weigh in on death penalty

In the race to be Oregon's next governor, the Democratic candidate says she’ll continue Oregon’s moratorium on capital punishment, while the Republican and unaffiliated candidates indicate they will revoke it, which could allow the state to resume executions.


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The many lives of Joseph Dibee

The plot to burn down a Redmond slaughterhouse in 1997 sheds a light on our evolving conceptions of terrorism, including political views of last summer's Portland protests.


The many lives of Joseph Dibee

The plort to burn down a Redmond slaughterhouse in 1997 sheds a light on our evolving conceptions of terrorism, including political views of last summer's Portland protests.


A close-up of a law-enforcement officer's chest equipment attached to the uniform, including a Taser, a body camera, and a portable radio.

As police departments eye body cameras, critics question their value

At a time when many larger police departments in Oregon — Hillsboro, Gresham, Beaverton, Washington County — have started using body cameras, recent killings of Black men and people in mental health crises in nearby Vancouver, Washington, have spurred calls for adoption there as well. But experts warn the effects of cameras on police behavior may not be significant. Some critics say body cameras are an expensive solution with unproven results.


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