Since Steven T. Wax arrived in Oregon 28 years ago as federal public defender, he has battled the government that pays his salary to ensure that people accused of federal crimes, but who cannot afford an attorney, receive a fair trial. His position -- that no person and no place, not even Guantanamo, is outside the law -- has vaulted his team from quiet, homogenous Portland onto the world stage on terror issues.

Since Steven T. Wax arrived in Oregon 28 years ago as federal public defender, he has battled the government that pays his salary to ensure that people accused of federal crimes, but who cannot afford an attorney, receive a fair trial. His position -- that no person and no place, not even Guantanamo, is outside the law -- has vaulted his team from quiet, homogenous Portland onto the world stage on terror issues.

PORTLAND — The Cully neighborhood isn’t one of Portland’s celebrated areas, yet. Crime, poverty and neglected properties leave it a bit rough around the edges. But an influx of self-described “homesteaders,” not hipsters, is transforming the northeast Portland neighborhood into a hotbed of urban farming.

PORTLAND — The Cully neighborhood isn’t one of Portland’s celebrated areas, yet. Crime, poverty and neglected properties leave it a bit rough around the edges. But an influx of self-described “homesteaders,” not hipsters, is transforming the northeast Portland neighborhood into a hotbed of urban farming.

Former UO archivist James Fox tells his side of his dismissal | Local | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon

Former UO archivist James Fox tells his side of his dismissal | Local | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon

More than a dozen Arizona Republicans have written to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, asking her to further investigate the death of Malheur refuge occupier LaVoy Finicum.

More than a dozen Arizona Republicans have written to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, asking her to further investigate the death of Malheur refuge occupier LaVoy Finicum.

Faye Stewart, the East Lane County commissioner who is running for the U.S. Senate, has apologized for remarks condemned by some Vietnamese-­Americans as insensitive and dehumanizing. Stewart made the remarks at a March 10 forum at George Fox University in Newberg for the candidates seeking to unseat incumbent U.S.

Faye Stewart, the East Lane County commissioner who is running for the U.S. Senate, has apologized for remarks condemned by some Vietnamese-­Americans as insensitive and dehumanizing. Stewart made the remarks at a March 10 forum at George Fox University in Newberg for the candidates seeking to unseat incumbent U.S.

Seventy nine University of Oregon faculty who are not protected by tenure lost their jobs for the coming school year. The “contract nonrenewals” issued Monday are part of Pres. Michael Schill’s plan to redeploy cash to the university’s newly sharpened priorities — such as hiring 100 tenure track faculty over the next five years and making it easier for students to graduate on time.

Seventy nine University of Oregon faculty who are not protected by tenure lost their jobs for the coming school year. The “contract nonrenewals” issued Monday are part of Pres. Michael Schill’s plan to redeploy cash to the university’s newly sharpened priorities — such as hiring 100 tenure track faculty over the next five years and making it easier for students to graduate on time.

Systematic statewide abuse of Oregon public records laws thwarts the people’s right to know – UO Matters

Systematic statewide abuse of Oregon public records laws thwarts the people’s right to know – UO Matters

The Oregon Supreme Court ruled that a Klamath Falls boy who was awarded more than $12 million after surgeons at Oregon Health & Science University botched his liver operation can't receive more than $3 million because of state tort claim limits law.

The Oregon Supreme Court ruled that a Klamath Falls boy who was awarded more than $12 million after surgeons at Oregon Health & Science University botched his liver operation can't receive more than $3 million because of state tort claim limits law.

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Bjorn Eriksson calls awarding of World Champs to Oregon 'unethical'

Bjorn Eriksson calls awarding of World Champs to Oregon 'unethical'

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