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Signatures are collected at launch event for More Treament campaign. (Photo by Steve Dipaola) 

The initiative would expand access to drug addiction treatment and recovery services, and decriminalize low-level drug possession.

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A person drops off a ballot for Washington state's primary election Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at a collection box at the King County Administration Building in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) 

In early returns, with nearly 17% of the vote, Loren Culp, the police chief of Republic, had the largest share among 35 other candidates.

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Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley and Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty addressed event organised by NAACP focused on Black Lives Matter

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Between June 1 and end July 31, 2020 there were 125 reported shootings compared to a total of 59 shootings in 2019

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A speaker addresses the crowd during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) 

Under the deal announced by Governor Kate Brown, the federal agents will withdraw in phases.

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Mayor Ted Wheeler speaks before voting to approve the PDX-Cares budget during a virtual City Council session July 22. 

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty voted no, arguing for better houseless resources.

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Armed forces veterans participate in a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) 

The plan negotiated between Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and Gov. Brown over the last 24 hours includes a “robust presence” of Oregon State Police downtown.

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Sarah J. Adams-Schoen Assistant Professor of Law, University of Oregon  

Attorney General Rosenblum asks the question: If the state of Oregon does not have standing to prevent this unconstitutional conduct by unidentified federal agents running roughshod over her citizens, who does?

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Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum vows to "continue to seek ways to fight to ensure the rights of every Oregonian to peacefully protest are preserved"

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In this Monday, July 20, 2020, file photo, Romeo Ceasar holds a sign during a Black Lives Matter protest in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File) 

State Sen. Lew Frederick, who's dodged pepper balls fired by federal agents, said the Trump administration “miscalculated” if it thought it could end the demonstrations with a show of force.

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