law and justice

New Police Strategy
5:15 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Police Say New Strategy Works With Mass Shootings

Law enforcement officers are using Tuesday's response to the shooting at Clackamas Town Center in Portland as an example of a successful change in police strategy.

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Shooting Suspect Identified
4:33 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Victims, Suspect Identified In Oregon Mall Shooting

The Clackamas County Sheriff's department has identified the suspect of yesterday's shooting as 22-year-old Jacob Taylor Roberts.
Credit The Clackamas County Sherriff's Office

The Clackamas County Sheriff's department has identified victims of Tuesday's shooting at Clackamas Town Center mall.

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Portland Mall Shooting
5:42 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

People Run For Their Lives At Portland Mall Shooting

Three people are dead after a shooting at Clackamas Town Center in suburban Portland.
Credit Steve Morgan / Wikimedia Commons

Police say three people are dead, including the gunman, after a shooting at a shopping mall in suburban Portland.

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Portland Mall Shooting
5:40 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Shooting At Portland Shopping Center

The shooting occurred at the Clackamas Town Center in Oregon.
Credit Steve Morgan / Wikimedia Commons

Police say the threat has been neutralized at Clackamas Town Center, but at least one person is dead. People are now being escorted out of the mall.

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American Indian Lawsuit
4:53 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

American Indians To Receive First Round Of Payouts In $3.4 Billion Settlement

The first payouts from a historic class action suit against the federal government will be sent to American Indians within the week. The settlement will be split by 500,000 American Indians, including many here in the Northwest.

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Marijuana In Washington
6:34 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Marijuana Becomes Legal This Week, As Long As It ‘Falls From The Sky’

Credit Photo Credit: Amy Radil

This Thursday it becomes legal under Washington state law to possess marijuana. But there’s no way to legally buy it, except for medical use. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law. A federal challenge could stall attempts to sell marijuana in state-licensed stores.

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Logging Road Laws
6:40 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Supreme Court: EPA Rule Could Make Logging Road Case Moot 


The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in a case from Oregon over water pollution from logging roads. Amelia Templeton of EarthFix reports a last minute rule change may have made the case moot.

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Marijuana Legalization
6:13 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Seattle City Attorney Recommends Celebrating New Marijuana Law 'At Home'

On Thursday, Dec. 6, it becomes legal in Washington state to possess small amounts of marijuana for recreational use. But until the state sets up a licensing system, there’s no place to legally buy or sell marijuana, except for medical use. Marijuana is still illegal under federal law.

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Liquor Theft
4:42 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Wash. State Wants Liquor Retailers To Track, Report

There are now five times as many liquor outlets in Washington state than before privatization
Credit Tom Banse / Northwest News Network

The privatization of liquor sales in Washington this year is having an unintended side effect: increasing theft of booze. In Olympia Friday, lawmakers quizzed top managers of the state Liquor Control Board.

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Inmates Released
4:29 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Lane County Releases More Jail Inmates Early

More inmates were let go early from the Lane County Jail Thursday.
Credit Rachael McDonald / KLCC

Thirty-two inmates walked out of the Lane County Jail Thursday morning without serving their full sentence. The Sheriff has closed more jail beds because of a lack of funding.

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