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Plenary organizer and Don’t Shoot Portland founder Teressa Raiford 

The yearly Memory Work for Black Lives Plenary shows the power of preservation.

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Grants Pass in southern Oregon has become the unlikely face of the nation’s homelessness crisis as its case over anti-camping laws goes to the U.S. Supreme Court scheduled for April 22. The case has broad implications for cities, including whether they can fine or jail people for camping in public. Since 2020, court orders have barred Grants Pass from enforcing its anti-camping laws. Now, the city is asking the justices to review lower court rulings it says has prevented it from addressing the city's homelessness crisis. Rights groups say people shouldn’t be punished for lacking housing.

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Proposals from the city, PPS, Metro and Urban Flood Safety & Water Quality District.

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KGW-TV reports Wally Wentz, owner of Gator’s Custom Guns in Kelso, described Monday as “magazine day” at his store. Wentz is behind the court challenge to Washington’s high-capacity magazine ban, with the help of the Silent Majority Foundation in eastern Washington.

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Five candidates are vying for the spot previously held by Susheela Jayapal, who resigned from office in November to focus on running for Oregon's 3rd Congressional District. Jesse Beason is currently serving as interim commissioner in Jayapal’s place. (Part 2)

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A Powerball player in Portland has won a jackpot worth more than $1.3 billion. The prize is the eighth largest in U.S. lottery history. The Oregon Lottery says the winning ticket was sold in Portland, Oregon. The winning numbers were: 22, 27, 44, 52, 69 and the red Powerball 9

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The voter-approved change to city charter includes ranked-choice voting, which means mayoral or city council candidates will only appear on the November general election ballot. (Part 1 of 2)

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Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File) 

The new law rolls back the state's previous decriminalization efforts by making so-called personal use possession a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail. It also establishes ways for treatment to be offered as an alternative to criminal penalties.

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(State of Washington Department of Ecology) 

The statewide campaign supports Washington’s goal to cut food waste in half by 2030

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(Photo courtesy of Paul Knauls) 

The Paul & Geneva Knauls Building will provide wraparound services for military veterans.

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