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Midterm voters narrowly passed one of the toughest gun control laws in the nation, but the new permit-to-purchase mandate and ban on high-capacity magazines faces a lawsuit that could put it on ice just days before it's set to take effect.

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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler holds a news conference Aug. 30, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP, File) 

Public opposition to the measure and the money that will fund it has been heated, with critics saying it will criminalize homelessness and fail to address its root causes.

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Portland police chase demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest on July 26, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File ) 

The lawsuit was originally filed by Don't Shoot Portland in June 2020. “Our freedom of expression is the foundation of how we make social change possible,” Teressa Raiford said in a news release. “Black Lives Still Matter.”

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Oregon State Capitol 

Since July 2019, Sen. Brian Boquist had been required to give 12 hours notice before coming to the Oregon State Capitol, to give the state police time to bolster their security and to ensure the safety of people in the Capitol.

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James Posey 

Co-founder of the National Association of Minority Contractors of Oregon will take office at the beginning of next year. 

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Author and music educator Licia Claire Seaman. 

Licia Claire Seaman’s new book shares stories, neurobiology and music. 

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Former Portland Tribune reporter and editor Steve Law (Courtesy Photo: Steve Law) 

Oregon and the Klan: Guest Column: The tactics and rhetoric deployed by today’s Trump-centric conservative movement read like the playbook of the Ku Klux Klan a century ago.

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An Oregon gun rights group and a county sheriff have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a voter-approved ballot measure, saying it violates the Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms.”

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The U.S. government has taken a step toward approving the expansion of a natural gas pipeline in the Pacific Northwest, but environmentalists and the attorneys general of Oregon, California and Washington states warn that allowing fracking will increases emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas implicated in climate change

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(AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File) 

The vote on the lower Klamath River dams is the last major regulatory hurdle and the biggest milestone for a $500 million demolition proposal championed by Native American tribes and environmentalists for years

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