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Oregon to join most states in compensating the wrongfully convicted

Wrongfully convicted Oregonians will now be eligible for financial compensation for time of false imprisonment. On March 24, Gov. Kate Brown signed the Oregon Justice for Exonerees Act, which allows compensation for wrongful convictions. Victims will be able to receive money, housing assistance, counseling, a sealing of their records and[Read More…]

Merkley to hold digital, phone town hall Wednesday for Washington Co. residents

Washington County residents will have the opportunity to hear from and provide input to Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley at a Washington County-specific digital town hall scheduled for Wednesday, April 6 starting at 4:30 p.m.  “Hearing from Oregonians across the state is critical to doing my job. In these uncertain times,[Read More…]

Council ends development moratorium, requires developers find own water for new subdivisions

The Banks City Council unanimously passed a resolution ending the city’s moratorium on new development and instituted a new policy requiring developers of subdivisions to provide 100 percent of their own water for each new house built. The city currently is undergoing its largest-ever public works project, replacing water lines that[Read More…]

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