law and justice http://nwpr.org en Attorneys Cast Doubt On Effectiveness Of New Oregon Mugshot Law http://nwpr.org/post/attorneys-cast-doubt-effectiveness-new-oregon-mugshot-law <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A formerly lucrative trade that posted </span>mugshots<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on commercial websites was undercut last year. That’s because the Oregon legislature passed a law that allows people to have their </span>mugshots<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> removed from these sites for free if they can demonstrate they were never convicted. Before the legislation, they could end up paying hundreds of dollars. But as Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports, it's not clear whether the law is having any impact.</span></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:44:30 +0000 Chris Lehman 43156 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Lawmakers Gavel 2014 Legislative Session To A Close http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-lawmakers-gavel-2014-legislative-session-close <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/030714CL_sinedie_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Oregon legislature has wrapped up its 2014 legislative session. The final gavel fell Friday afternoon as lawmakers wrapped up the loose ends on a handful of bills.<p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 01:29:56 +0000 Chris Lehman 42463 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Lawmakers Gavel 2014 Legislative Session To A Close New Oregon Laws: Taxes, Texting, Tethering And Tanning http://nwpr.org/post/new-oregon-laws-taxes-texting-tethering-and-tanning <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/12/122713CL_newlaws_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Call it the year of the "T." Some of the new laws set to take effect in Oregon when the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve involve taxes, texting, tethering and teen tanning.<p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:25:25 +0000 Chris Lehman 39422 at http://nwpr.org New Oregon Laws: Taxes, Texting, Tethering And Tanning New Laws In Washington: Rioting Gets Name Change, Seahawks Fandom Licensed http://nwpr.org/post/new-laws-washington-rioting-gets-name-change-seahawks-fandom-licensed <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/12/122413AJ_NewWALaws_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>After January 1, rioting will still be a crime in Washington. But it will get a new name. And Seahawks fans will have a new way to show their loyalty to the team.<p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:11:44 +0000 Austin Jenkins 39421 at http://nwpr.org New Laws In Washington: Rioting Gets Name Change, Seahawks Fandom Licensed Washington Lawmakers To Get Clearer Guidance On Lobbyist-Paid Meals http://nwpr.org/post/washington-lawmakers-get-clearer-guidance-lobbyist-paid-meals <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/01/121013AJ_LobbyistMeals_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington lawmakers will soon get clearer guidance on when it’s okay to accept free meals from lobbyists.<p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:30:16 +0000 Austin Jenkins 38519 at http://nwpr.org Washington Lawmakers To Get Clearer Guidance On Lobbyist-Paid Meals Oregon Court Rules Inmate Who Walked Away From Work Detail Did Not 'Escape' http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-court-rules-inmate-who-walked-away-work-detail-did-not-escape <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/10/101713CL_escape_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>An Oregon appeals court has overturned the escape conviction of an inmate who walked away from a work detail at a county fairground.<p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 00:33:45 +0000 Chris Lehman 35886 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Court Rules Inmate Who Walked Away From Work Detail Did Not 'Escape' Washington Ethics Board Tackles Lobbyist-Paid Meals http://nwpr.org/post/washington-ethics-board-tackles-lobbyist-paid-meals <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/01/090513AJ_LobbyistMeals_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington’s Legislative Ethics Board is tackling the issue of how often lawmakers can accept meals from lobbyists. The Board spent nearly two hours behind closed doors Thursday discussing a complaint against several lawmakers who dined out regularly with lobbyists last session.<p>The complaint was triggered by our investigation with the Associated Press into lawmakers who accept free meals from lobbyists. Fri, 06 Sep 2013 00:16:16 +0000 Austin Jenkins 33728 at http://nwpr.org Washington Ethics Board Tackles Lobbyist-Paid Meals Football Season Revives Question About Free Tickets For Lawmakers http://nwpr.org/post/football-season-revives-question-about-free-tickets-lawmakers <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/09/090513AJ_Pedersen_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>College football season is here. That means some Washington lawmakers are receiving invitations to attend Husky and Cougar games.<p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 23:39:22 +0000 Austin Jenkins 33727 at http://nwpr.org Football Season Revives Question About Free Tickets For Lawmakers Concerns Raised About Lack Of Police Resources, Commitment To Combat Illegal Pot http://nwpr.org/post/wash-pot-consultant-without-resources-police-cant-fight-black-market <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/07/070513AJ_PotEnforcement_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The stated goal of Washington’s new marijuana law is to stop treating adult pot use as a crime. But Washington’s pot consultant says this experiment in legalization will only work if the police aggressively target the black market. And he’s concerned that won’t happen.<p>The sponsors of Initiative 502 were clear. They said it was time for a “new approach” to marijuana in Washington. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 23:05:36 +0000 Austin Jenkins 30478 at http://nwpr.org Concerns Raised About Lack Of Police Resources, Commitment To Combat Illegal Pot Oregon House Passes Reduced Sentencing On Non-violent Crimes http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-house-passes-reduced-sentencing-non-violent-crimes <p></p><p>Oregon lawmakers have given the initial approval to a sweeping measure aimed at checking the growth of the state's prison population. The House Thursday passed a bill that reduces some sentences for non-violent crimes. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports.</p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:07:48 +0000 Chris Lehman 30102 at http://nwpr.org