Listen at Marketplace: Police use of force has come under scrutiny in recent years – especially in communities of color. It’s raised concerns around aggression – and how officers can control it. One police department in Oregon is turning to mindfulness as a possible solution.
Read at The Guardian: The new law makes it harder for convicted domestic abusers to buy guns, but gun advocates say it will only breed confusion.
Read at The Guardian: The first of its kind in the US, a Portland housing-assistance policy is an effort to atone for the sins of gentrification.
Read at The Skanner: If passed, the measure would require all Oregon police officers to meet with a mental health professional at least once every two years.
Read at The Skanner: PPS rethinks middle school model for equity, but cuts Black charter school from the equation.
Read at The Skanner: The secret history of the Triple Nickles is commemorated at the Siskiyou Smokejumper Museum.
Read at The Skanner: The only known edition of Portland’s ‘The People’s Bulletin’ is dated exactly 100 years ago.