As more people in Oregon die from gunfire, other forms of violence, car wrecks and drug overdoses, the medical examiner has struggled to keep up.
Author: Noelle Crombie
Deputy who killed man during 2021 stop had previously fired gun to stop man from fleeing arrest
The 2018 encounter had some similarities to Deputy Sean Boyle’s confrontation with Jenoah Donald, a 30-year-old Clark County man who died after being shot in the head by Boyle in February 2021.
State fires 3 officials embroiled in OLCC bourbon scandal
The terminations of three top executives are part of the latest fallout from the scandal.
Portland police fail to investigate ‘alarming’ number of impaired driving cases, DA says
In a memo obtained by The Oregonian/OregonLive, a prosecutor says Portland police are failing to investigate “alarming number” of impaired driving cases.
Longtime Multnomah County prosecutor considering challenging Mike Schmidt for DA
Nathan Vasquez, 46, said in an email to The Oregonian/OregonLive that he has been encouraged by many people, from crime victims to judges and his colleagues, to challenge his boss, Mike Schmidt.
Oregon’s Pappy Van Winkle scandal follows scarce bourbon, low prices
“Monopolies breed corruption,” said one longtime whiskey writer. “It’s going to happen because there is no one there to call you on it. You get this feeling of entitlement — ‘I can do that.’”
Gov. Tina Kotek taps longtime OLCC commissioner to serve as chair of embattled agency
Marvin Révoal has served on the panel, which sets policy and hires the executive director, since 2013.
OLCC employee reprimanded in bourbon diversion plans to sue state for retaliation
“Mr. Subasic has unfortunately been dragged into a political storm between the governor and the former executive director which has nothing to do with his position at the agency,” Boba Subasic’s lawyer, Shawn O’Neil, wrote in a letter to the state.
OLCC liquor scandal: We asked lawmakers if they ever got a bottle. Here are their answers
“I didn’t even know this was going on,” wrote Sen. Kim Thatcher, R-Springfield, adding: “I don’t consume alcoholic beverages….ever!”
OLCC bourbon scandal: Longtime commission chair Paul Rosenbaum resigns
Rosenbaum announced his resignation late Thursday, saying he was asked to leave by Gov. Tina Kotek.