A student loan servicer will provide about $45 million in debt relief and restitution to settle a Washington lawsuit that alleged it deceived loan seekers and engaged in unfair practices, according to state Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
The state had argued with cities and counties over disbursement of Oregon’s expected $329 million share and how much should go to attorneys fees. But agreement is now “imminent,” said Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon announced Friday that it has filed a lawsuit against Washington County, the United States government, and the state prison in The Dalles for allegedly wrongfully arresting and detaining a man, then turning him over to immigration officials.
As Donald Trump’s lawyers try to block the White House from releasing records to the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, the former president faces a flurry of other investigations that could come to a head in the coming weeks and the new year.
A handful of Republican state lawmakers and others are suing Democratic leaders and a House official over a plan that allows a limited number of lawmakers vaccinated for COVID-19 on the chamber floor during the upcoming legislative session