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Today in History: The Associated Press

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2023. There are 32 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Nov. 29, 1981, film star Natalie Wood drowned at age 43 while boating off California’s Santa Catalina Island with her her actor husband Robert Wagner and actor Christopher Walken.On[Read More…]

First-in-the-nation drug decriminalization law faces growing pushback

Claire RushAssociated Press/Report for America PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s first-in-the-nation law that decriminalized the possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine and other illicit drugs in favor of an emphasis on addiction treatment is facing strong headwinds in the progressive state after an explosion of public drug use fueled[Read More…]

Today in history

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2023. There are 46 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Nov. 15, 1864, late in the U.S. Civil War, Union forces led by Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh (teh-KUM’-seh) Sherman began their “March to the Sea” from Atlanta; the campaign[Read More…]

Oregon GOP senators who boycotted Legislature file federal lawsuit in new effort to seek reelection

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican state senators in Oregon who boycotted the Legislature for a record six weeks earlier this year have filed a federal lawsuit as part of their efforts to seek reelection despite a recent voter-approved measure aimed at preventing walkouts.The senators are challenging an amendment to the[Read More…]