Mothers united by pain

Mothers united by pain

SANTA CRUZ — Laura Jordan recalls the scene vividly.

It was only hours after 15-year-old Adrian Jerry Gonzalez made his first court appearance in the slaying of 8-year-old Madyson “Maddy” Jordan Middleton, Jordan’s daughter.

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Partisanship rears head in legislature

Partisanship rears head in legislature

SALEM — As Oregon’s 35-day legislative session crossed its midpoint last week, the bipartisan atmosphere both chambers say they seek, and had so far mostly maintained, began showing signs of strain — with the potential to get worse.

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Tax bill facing lawsuit threat

Tax bill facing lawsuit threat

SALEM — A bill designed to separate Oregon’s tax code from a new federal tax provision has met opposition on all sides in the past week with a displeased Democratic governor and a Republican senator threatening a lawsuit.

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