Judge Blasts Feds Over Long-Delayed Salmon Protections at Oregon Dams

Dams in the Willamette Valley are killing the majority of the young salmon and steelhead that try to pass on their way out to sea, and the Army Corps of Engineers violated the Endangered Species Act by refusing to take steps to reduce those deaths, a federal judge ruled Monday.

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Judge Proposes ACLU Define Who Is a Journalist at Portland Protests

The American Civil Liberties Union may soon be the arbiter of who is and isn’t a journalist at Portland protests, with a federal judge floating the idea of requiring journalists to be identified by the organization’s blue vests in order to avoid assault or arrest by federal agents under the court’s temporary restraining order.

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Tyler Technologies Sues Oregon’s Biggest County Over Bill for Case-Management Software

After the entire court system of Oregon moved its public records online with software from a private vendor, the county government in Portland hired the same company, Tyler Technologies, to upgrade its criminal docket system. But that initiative hit a $1 million snag that stalled the project and has now sparked a federal lawsuit.

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