Terrence Hayes speaks about the Multnomah County district attorney’s new Justice Integrity Unit at the annual conference of the National Association of Sentencing Commissions on Aug. 8, 2022, in Portland, Ore.

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Multnomah County DA revisits past convictions under program to right previous wrongs

Revisiting claims of innocence and speeding up the expungement process was a cornerstone of Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt’s election platform in 2020. But after a first attempt in 2021 to get the program up and running sputtered, Schmidt’s vision might finally be coming into focus.



Cruiser flees Arrow's aggression by running right towards observers who witness a moment rarely seen by humans.

Views differ on how best to manage Oregon’s wild horses

As the Bureau of Land Management proposes new contraception methods to manage wild horse populations, some advocates say the agency has allowed livestock and fossil fuel extraction to take precedence over protecting these animals.