Mar 26, 2024 - News

Rose City Rundown

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⚖️ Oregon needs about 500 more attorneys to curb its public defender crisis, according to a new Office of Public Defense Services report.

  • Over 2,500 people with pending cases are currently without legal representation, including over 100 in custody. (OPB)

👩🏻‍💼 Gov. Tina Kotek's office confirmed that first lady Aimee Kotek Wilson attends regular meetings about behavioral health and will have her own office and staff starting this week.

  • The first lady's involvement reportedly led to the recent departure of three of the governor's top aides. (Willamette Week)

🏀 Oregon State will face off against Notre Dame in Friday's NCAA "Sweet 16" regional semifinal game. (The Oregonian)

🏫 Markham Elementary School will not be able to reopen in time for the start of the 2024-25 school year, district officials told parents this week. The school is undergoing extensive repairs after January's ice storm. (KOIN)

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