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Oregon

Judge finds Oregon violates mentally ill defendants’ rights

(Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A judge is holding Oregon’s public psychiatric hospital in contempt of court, ruling that hospital leaders “willfully violated” court orders to swiftly admit defendants in need of […]

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Washington

Spokane County sheriff won’t follow new immigration law

(Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com) SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says he won’t follow a new state law that forbids local officials from helping federal agents enforce some immigration laws. Knezovich, a […]

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Washington

Koch tackles poverty by coaching nonprofits on business

SEATTLE (AP) — Charles Koch’s latest initiative tackling poverty embodies both the wealthy industrialist’s business acumen and his distaste for big government. The 3-year-old Stand Together Foundation has taken center stage in Koch’s empire as […]