Oregon Governor Calls For May 21 Special Session On Business Tax

Oregonians won't have to wait long after the May 15 primary to see what could be the first legislative showdown of general election season. Gov. Kate BrownTuesday announced she intends to call a special session of theLegislature on May 21 for an attempt topass a roughly $15 million annual tax break to a sliver of Oregon businesses. "Im calling for a special session on May 21 to make this change to keep our small businesses growing," Brown said in a statement. It's the first special session...

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Oregonians won't have to wait long after the May 15 primary to see what could be the first legislative showdown of general election season.

Gov. Kate Brown Tuesday announced she intends to call a special session of the Legislature on May 21 for an attempt to pass a roughly $15 million annual tax break to a sliver of Oregon businesses.

"I’m calling for a special session on May 21 to make this change to keep our small businesses growing," Brown said in a statement.

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A federal watchdog agency said Wednesday that it's hard to prove that Hanford’s Waste Treatment Plant is safe. 

You could almost start a zoo with all of the exotic creatures seized by animal control officers in Olympia about three weeks ago. Now the owners of an Oregon-based private wildlife center are petitioning to get their animals back. 

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Two police officers were shot and critically wounded Tuesday in Dallas, along with a civilian whose condition has not been given. The incident sparked a manhunt, police said.

The three injured were being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, police chief Reneé Hall told reporters. She declined to give their names or more details about their condition.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office arrested a student this week for writing threats on a bathroom wall at South Umpqua High School. As KLCC’s Deonna Anderson reports, the student was charged with a Class A misdemeanor.

The first degree disorderly conduct charge is punishable by up to one year in jail. The Sheriff’s Office is encouraging parents to talk with their children about the consequences of these types of crimes.

Here’s Sergeant Brad O’Dell.

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Prosecutors told the jury in Bill Cosby's criminal retrial that the legendary funnyman on The Cosby Show stands in glaring contrast to the sexual predator who victimized Andrea Constand.

And Cosby's chief accuser was not his sole target, prosecutor Kristen Feden said in her closing argument, describing how scores of other women have accused Cosby of trading on his celebrity status over decades to sexually prey on them.

Allan Monga, a junior at Deering High School in Portland, Maine, traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete in the Poetry Out Loud contest on Monday. It's a national competition in which students recite great works of poetry, and it's run by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.

But Monga, who says he fled violence in his home country of Zambia, was initially barred from the national final because of his immigration status: He's an asylum seeker and does not yet have U.S. citizenship.

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Meek made his first public appearance after being released on bail as the special guest of Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin at Game 5 of the NBA Playoffs. Meek rang the 76ers customary bell to start the game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Miami Heat.

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