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SALEM, Oregon | 2 ranchers pardoned by Trump arrive home in Oregon

SALEM, Ore.  — Father and son ranchers who were pardoned by President Trump after becoming the focus of a battle about public lands flew home Wednesday to Oregon and were greeted by family members and riders on horseback carrying American flags. “We’re going to do a lot of decompressing and get back to our families,” … Continue reading SALEM, Oregon | 2 ranchers pardoned by Trump arrive home in Oregon

PORTLAND, Oregon | Groups mobilize against threat to Oregon’s ‘sanctuary’ law

PORTLAND, Ore. — Opponents of an Oregon ballot measure that would repeal the nation’s oldest statewide sanctuary law on Monday launched a counter-campaign as elections officials scrambled to certify the tens of thousands of voter signatures required to place the issue on a November ballot. Oregon’s sanctuary law is the oldest in the nation and … Continue reading PORTLAND, Oregon | Groups mobilize against threat to Oregon’s ‘sanctuary’ law

CLACKAMAS, Oregon | Black Oregon lawmaker: Police called as she knocked on doors

CLACKAMAS, Ore. — A black Oregon lawmaker says one of her constituents called police as she canvassed a Portland-area neighborhood that she represents. State Rep. Janelle Bynum, who is running for re-election this fall, said she was knocking on doors, talking to residents and taking notes on her cellphone in Clackamas on Tuesday when a … Continue reading CLACKAMAS, Oregon | Black Oregon lawmaker: Police called as she knocked on doors

Oregon News: PORTLAND, Notice to Vacate Federal Property Issued to “Occupy ICE PDX” Demonstrators in SW Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. – At approximately 10:30am today, law enforcement officers from the Federal Protective Service (FPS) began distributing notices to vacate federal property to individuals participating in the “Occupy ICE PDX” demonstration at 4310 SW Macadam Avenue, in Southwest Portland. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office is working with FPS and ICE to reopen the federal building … Continue reading Oregon News: PORTLAND, Notice to Vacate Federal Property Issued to “Occupy ICE PDX” Demonstrators in SW Portland

Oregon News: Nigerian Leader, Emmanuel Oluwatosin Kazeem Nationwide Identity Theft and IRS Tax Fraud Scheme Sentenced to Federal Prison

EUGENE, Ore. – On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Emmanuel Oluwatosin Kazeem, 35, of Bowie, Maryland and Nigeria, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for leading a vast conspiracy to steal identities and file fraudulent tax returns.  He was ordered to pay more than $12 million in restitution and will be subject to deportation when … Continue reading Oregon News: Nigerian Leader, Emmanuel Oluwatosin Kazeem Nationwide Identity Theft and IRS Tax Fraud Scheme Sentenced to Federal Prison

Oregon News: Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum Looking for Information from Oregonians on Children Separated from Families at the Border

SALEM, OR – Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today encouraged Oregonians who believe they may have family impacted by the Trump administration’s decision to separate families at the border, or know of children who have been separated and may have been placed in Oregon, to contact the Oregon Attorney General’s office. “Right now, we have … Continue reading Oregon News: Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum Looking for Information from Oregonians on Children Separated from Families at the Border

Oregon News: PORTLAND, U.S. Attorney Statement on Joint Dismissal of Springfield Veterans Affairs Case

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that a joint stipulation of dismissal has been reached with Springfield, Oregon veteran Michael Williamson. Mr. Williamson is a U.S. Air Force Veteran with a 100% disability rating due to his diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (“ALS”). The … Continue reading Oregon News: PORTLAND, U.S. Attorney Statement on Joint Dismissal of Springfield Veterans Affairs Case

Oregon News: EUGENE, Anthony Ballard Jones, Man Sentenced to 78 Months in Federal Prison for Sex Trafficking and Illegal Firearm Possession

EUGENE, Ore – Anthony Ballard Jones, 36, was sentenced today to 78 months in federal prison for the interstate transport of individuals for prostitution and being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Jones will serve a five year term of supervised release upon the conclusion of his prison sentence. According to court documents, Jones … Continue reading Oregon News: EUGENE, Anthony Ballard Jones, Man Sentenced to 78 Months in Federal Prison for Sex Trafficking and Illegal Firearm Possession