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William Davis successfully had a marijuana-related conviction expunged from his record 

Two new laws will streamline record-clearing efforts and waive filing fees

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Eric Eugene Scardino Jr. (courtesy Multnomah County Sheriff's Office) 

When officers arrived they witnessed Eric Scardino chasing a man, who is Black, with a shovel and a knife while yelling racial slurs

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(photo courtesy of PBOT Twitter page) 

Red transit lanes are part of PBOT's effort to make bus, streetcar, and train service more efficient

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In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 photo, a campaign poster for Seattle City Council incumbent candidate Kshama Sawant is posted outside her campaign headquarters in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) 

Residents from other cities across the US are watching Amazon's political spending and influence in Seattle, saying it can happen in any city

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House Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce ranking member Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., speaks during a legislative hearing on "making prescription drugs more affordable" on Capitol Hill in Washington(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) 

Rep. Greg Walden said he could have won re-election, but former Democrat opponent Jamie McLeod-Skinner said this "demonstrates the power of our efforts last year to flip the House and establish accountability"

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Oregon's affordable housing group says proposed changes will allow landlords to discriminate and make it impossible for victims to hold them accountable

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USDA Forest Service Planning Engineer Yiqiang (Kevin) Gu 

Planning Engineer Yiqiang (Kevin) Gu says “Having a career that can contribute to improving other people’s lives and that can help to shape our future can be very fulfilling”

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Nate McCoy, chair of the Portland Housing Bureau Advisory Committee (Photo by Saundra Sorenson)  

Nate McCoy wants city to be more inclusive of minority-owned firms.

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The decision comes just two days after state police officials released body cam video showing an OSP campus officer's arrest of a Black female student

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Maia Bellon, has led the Washington Department of Ecology since February 2013 

Ecology Director Maia Bellon submitted formal objections in which she calls the proposal ill-advised and illegal

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