Amy Fabbrini and Eric Ziegler have had two children together, but both their sons were taken from them by the state of Oregon before they had a chance to act as parents. The reason: each of the parents’ IQ tests have shown “mild intellectual disability.”
In what was surely the most thrilling day in the history of the Oregon Department of Transportation, a flatbed truck spilled 7500 pounds of slime eels onto US 101, the Oregonian reports.
In a season three episode of Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Selina Meyer comments on the over-politicizing of reproductive rights, remarking aptly that “if men got pregnant, you could get an abortion at an ATM.” But men CANNOT get pregnant, so instead women’s health advocates must spend their time fighting for affordable…
Oregon is adding “X” to the “M” and “F” gender boxes on its driver’s licenses, becoming the first state to recognize intersex, genderfluid, and agender people on IDs, NBC reports. The option will be added as of July 3rd. California is considering a similar bill.
Oregon’s revenge porn law went into effect in June of 2015. Perhaps surprisingly, it’s taken over a year for someone to actually get sent to jail via the new law.
Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and five of their friends were acquitted Thursday of federal conspiracy and weapons charges, despite the fact that they very clearly plunked their butts in Oregon’s Malheur Wildlife Refuge in January, armed with guns, and refused to leave. Are you surprised?
Ammon Bundy, the alleged ringleader of an armed occupation at a wildlife refuge in Oregon earlier this year, took the stand in federal court on Tuesday, offering testimony about his childhood, his family, and his political philosophy, Oregon Public Broadcasting reports.
The Oregon woman who was jailed as a material witness after accusing a prison guard of sexual abuse says that law enforcement and the court system “have victimized me as much as he has.” Brandy Buckmaster, 41, is being held until Brian Balzer goes to trial, an experience she told the Guardian has been deeply…
A man associated with a white supremacist prison gang is being charged with a hate crime after prosecutors say he deliberately ran over a black teenager. Russell Courtier and his girlfriend Colleen Hunt were both charged with the murder of Larnell Bruce, 19, in August; they face new hate crime enhancements, with…
Katherine Dunn, the author of the darkly beautiful, disturbing, surreal carnival novel Geek Love, died on May 11 at age 70. Her son told Willamette Week the cause was complications from lung cancer.
Update: This post is based on a law that, while awesome, has been in place for one year. However we can report, via the Associated Press, that 4,300 new voters have joined Oregon’s registration rolls thanks to the new motor law.
In one of the absolute worst takes I’ve ever seen in my life, Alyssa Rosenberg at the Washington Post wrote a piece titled “Stop sexually harassing Ammon Bundy and his fellow Oregon occupiers.” In it, she takes a hard look at the extremely good wave of bathos foisted upon the Oregon militia in the form of bulk-mailed…
Ohio Governor John Kasich probably isn’t going to be president, unless you’re part of the roughly two percent of the Republican voting public who want him to be president and you’re very persuasive. But that doesn’t make it any less hilarious that a man running for that office would hear the words “Oregon militia”…
Dwight Hammond and his son Steven Hammond, the cattle ranchers who inspired the takeover of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, have turned themselves into the police.
On Saturday, a group of armed militia members broke into Oregon’s Malheur Wildlife Refuge, ostensibly to protest the upcoming prison sentences of two ranchers. They plan to stay there for “years,” according to spokesperson Ammon Bundy, and they’re willing to fight to the death. And, oh yes: The wife of one of the…
With the new year came new laws, and now two states will allow women access to hormonal birth control without needing a doctor’s prescription. As of January 1, Oregon women who are at least 18 are allowed to purchase birth control from a pharmacy. California is scheduled to follow suit in a couple of months.
Two new laws in California and Oregon will allow women to forgo with a visit to the gynecologist in order to obtain a prescription for birth control. The New York Times reports that in the next few months, women will be able to get a prescription for contraception directly from a pharmacist.
Wow, excellent: according to reports, a teenage girl in Bend, Oregon, contracted a case of bubonic plague from a flea during a hunting trip.