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Rep. Blumenauer Joined by Sens. Markey, Sanders, and Warren to Introduce Bill to Hold Big Oil Companies Accountable

"Amidst the growing climate emergency, closing this loophole is a small step we must take to hold Big Oil accountable and to protect our communities," said Blumenauer. 

Trump Appointees Weigh Plan to Build Pipeline in Oregon

If the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approves the project, which lacks state permits, it would likely set up a court battle over state's rights

Oregon Lawmakers Ask U.S. Attorney to Investigate Whether Local Police Violated Black Man’s Civil Rights

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer said this racial targeting of Michael Fesser "reflects the worst abuses of African-Americans in our nation’s modern history"

DA to Investigate West Linn Cops Handling of Wrongful Arrest

Former West Linn Police Chief Terry Timeus had his officers initiate an unwarranted, racially motivated surveillance and arrest of a Black Portland man as a favor to the chief’s fishing buddy

NEWS BRIEFS

Wednesday, February 19 Will Be Declared 'Rip City Day'

Ceremony at City Hall will honor the rich history of the organization ...

Seattle Pacific University Hosts Music Events

Seattle Pacific University invites the public to a series of free music events during the months of February and March ...

A Celebration of Portland’s Role in the Negro Leagues to be Held Thursday, Feb. 20

The community is invited for a celebration of Black History Month and the 100th anniversary of Negro League Baseball in America ...

Kresge Foundation Selects PCC To Participate in Its National Boost Initiative

The $495,000 grant awarded to PCC and Albina Head Start will help connect low-income residents and students to services and...

Attorney Jamila Taylor Announces Run for State House of Representatives in Washington

Taylor pledges to continue outgoing Rep. Pellicciotti’s commitment to open, accountable government in a statement released today ...

Immigration agency subpoenas Oregon county over 2 inmates

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement subpoenaed a sheriff's office in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday for information about two Mexican citizens wanted for deportation, a move that is part of a broader escalation of the conflict between federal officials...

16-year-old Oregon student dies from flu complications

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — A 16-year-old student at a Coos Bay high school has died due to complications of Influenza B, officials said.Coos Bay Public Schools Superintendent Bryan Trendell said in a statement that the student at Marshfield High School had died early Monday morning, The World...

OPINION

Black America is Facing a Housing Crisis

As the cost of housing soars the homeless population jumps 12 percent, the number of people renting grows and homeownership falls ...

Trump Expands Muslim Ban to Target Africans

Under the new ban on countries, four out of five people who will be excluded are Africans ...

Martin Luther King Day is an Opportunity for Service

Find out where you can volunteer and make a difference to the community ...

Looking to 2020 — Put Your Vote to WORK!

Ronald Reagan, who turned his back on organized labor and started America’s middle-class into a tailspin, has recently been voted by this administration’s NLRB into the Labor Hall of Fame ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

The Latest: Klobuchar revisits flub about Mexico's leader

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):7:35 p.m.Amy Klobuchar is trying to make amends for not being able to name Mexico’s president recently -- but she's still making a small mistake.The Minnesota senator was unable to name Mexican President...

Cincinnati coach Ron Jan forced out after racist comments

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati head coach Ron Jans was forced out after an investigation by Major League Soccer found he'd used a racial slur in the locker room and made other troubling comments.Jans resigned under late Monday after the team notified him he couldn't continue as coach. Jans had...

Group urges court to overturn Harvard admissions case ruling

BOSTON (AP) — A group that opposes affirmative action urged a federal appeals court Tuesday to overturn a ruling that cleared Harvard University of discriminating against Asian American applicants. Students for Fair Admissions has accused the Ivy League college of deliberating holding down...

ENTERTAINMENT

'Sonic' speeds to M debut; 'Parasite' sees big Oscar bump

NEW YORK (AP) — The redesigned “Sonic the Hedgehog” showed plenty of teeth at the box office, speeding to a million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, while “Parasite” saw one of the largest post-Oscars bumps in years following its best picture win....

'Fresh Off the Boat' leaving indelible mark on TV landscape

Even before “Fresh Off the Boat” hit the airwaves on ABC in February 2015, the show was facing pressure that other new shows weren't. It was set to be the first network TV comedy with an all-Asian cast since Margaret Cho's “All-American Girl” premiered 20 years earlier....

Jury ends 1st day of deliberations in Weinstein's rape trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial ended their first day of deliberations Tuesday with lots of questions and no verdict in the landmark #MeToo case that could put the once-powerful Hollywood producer behind bars for the rest of his life.The panel of seven men and...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

'Good Times' Ja'Net DuBois dies; co-wrote 'Jeffersons' theme

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ja’Net DuBois, who played the vivacious neighbor Willona Woods on “Good...

Bong happy 'Parasite' succeeded despite disparity it showed

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Oscar-winning “Parasite” director Bong Joon-ho said Wednesday the...

Soggy neighborhoods under flash-flood warning in Mississippi

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — Forecasters expected more heavy rains in parts of the flood-ravaged South on...

UK unveils immigration overhaul for 2021 focused on skills

LONDON (AP) — Britain announced new post-Brexit immigration rules Tuesday that will make it tougher for...

Aging Shiite cleric a powerhouse in Iraq. What comes after?

NAJAF, Iraq (AP) — When Iraq’s top Shiite cleric underwent surgery for a fractured bone last month,...

Netanyahu trial clouds last days of Israel election campaign

JERUSALEM (AP) — The criminal trial for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will begin March 17, court...

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By The Skanner News

The prison population, which is now about 14,000, will exceed 14,700 by late 2011, decline somewhat through mid-2012, then increase through 2019, according to the semi-annual Oregon Corrections Population Forecast, which the state Office of Economic Analysis released Thursday.
State forecasters expect the prison population to reach 16,000 in 2015. The community corrections populations are currently about 33,000, according to the report, and they will increase gradually over the next 10 years to 37,000.
Compared to the April 2009 forecast, this prison forecast was significantly lower due to the expected effects of HB 3508 (2009). That bill implemented several changes to reduce the prison population, including a temporary suspension of laws that set sentences for repeat property crime laws under Measure 57 (2008). Also, more inmates will receive reductions in their sentences for good behavior.
Other factors that affected the forecast include a recent increase in prison admissions for offenders who committed person-to-person crimes and slightly more prison releases than previously expected. The local control population forecast also declined significantly due to recent efforts by counties to reduce jail.
The forecast projects the populations of offenders supervised by the Oregon Department of Corrections, and estimates the number of inmates in the state prison system, as well as the number offenders on probation, parole, and post-prison supervision. It also estimates the number felony offenders serving sentences of 12 or fewer months in county jails.
The forecast is available at:
http://www.oregon.gov/DAS/OEA/corrections.shtml

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