Tag: Oregon

States Join Lawsuit to Block Muslim Ban

Several states have joined a Washington lawsuit to prevent President Donald Trump’s updated Muslim ban from going into effect, arguing that it is still as discriminatory as the original. California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Oregon have all signed on as plaintiffs in the newest filing. “Like the First Executive…

Double Standard: Treatment of Blacks vs. Whites by Police

Data released from The Guardian estimates that 1,136 people were killed by police in the U.S. in 2015. According to the statistics (which are difficult to collect because it is not currently required for police stations to report it), 50.9 percent of these people were white. The remaining fatalities were…

Oregon's Kate Brown to Become First Openly Bisexual Governor

By Julissa Catalan Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown is set to become the first openly bisexual governor in U.S. history, following Governor John Kitzhaber’s resignation amid allegations of ethics violations. Brown will be sworn in on Feb. 18. Brown, who has been married to husband Dan Little since 1997,…