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Reed College prof cites flaws in government expert's analysis of shot to roof of Finicum's truck
"These flaws are non-trivial,'' testified Reed Assistant Professor Andrew Bray, who teaches statistics. Bray found the expert's margin of error in determining the bullet's trajectory statistically invalid. Maxine Bernstein | The Oregonian/OregonLive http://connect.oregonlive.com/user/mabernst/index.html
Ousted Portland parks director struggled with race initiatives
Portland's ousted Parks & Recreation director, Mike Abbaté, struggled with racial equity initiatives and spent excessive time away from the office, his performance evaluations show. Gordon R. Friedman | The Oregonian/OregonLive http://connect.oregonlive.com/user/gordon-friedman/index.html
Son who stole valuable painting from mom's condo sentenced to federal prison
Ryan Gerard Griffin, 46, stole a Tom Wessellmann painting called, "Study for Monica with Tulips,'' from his mother's home last year and then devised a scheme to sell it, falsely claiming ownership, according to prosecutors and the FBI. Maxine Bernstein | The Oregonian/OregonLive http://connect.oregonlive.com/user/mabernst/index.html

NYT Politics

Stacey Abrams Wins Georgia Democratic Primary for Governor, Making History
Author: JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS
The politically liberal Ms. Abrams will test just how much Georgia’s traditionally conservative politics are shifting and whether a black woman can win the governor’s office in the Deep South.
Paul Ryan’s Hold on Speaker’s Job Is Tested by G.O.P. Infighting
Author: SHERYL GAY STOLBERG, THOMAS KAPLAN and NICHOLAS FANDOS
Mr. Ryan’s fractious conference is a management problem for him, but now he is caught between conservatives and moderates on immigration, the special counsel and more.
White House Sets Meeting for Republican Lawmakers Over Informant
Author: NICHOLAS FANDOS and KATIE BENNER
The White House said on Thursday that it had organized a meeting for top law enforcement officials and Republican lawmakers. But the details remained fuzzy.
Sinkhole Forms on White House Lawn. Blame the Swamp. Really.
Author: MAYA SALAM
“Drain the swamp” jabs were abundant on Twitter, but joking aside, the phrase has some geological merit. There is a “legitimate swamp” around the White House, an expert said.

Portland News

Ousted Portland parks director struggled with race initiatives
Portland's ousted Parks & Recreation director, Mike Abbaté, struggled with racial equity initiatives and spent excessive time away from the office, his performance evaluations show. Gordon R. Friedman | The Oregonian/OregonLive http://connect.oregonlive.com/user/gordon-friedman/index.html
Son who stole valuable painting from mom's condo sentenced to federal prison
Ryan Gerard Griffin, 46, stole a Tom Wessellmann painting called, "Study for Monica with Tulips,'' from his mother's home last year and then devised a scheme to sell it, falsely claiming ownership, according to prosecutors and the FBI. Maxine Bernstein | The Oregonian/OregonLive http://connect.oregonlive.com/user/mabernst/index.html

Portland City Hall Watch

Ousted Portland parks director struggled with race initiatives
Portland's ousted Parks & Recreation director, Mike Abbaté, struggled with racial equity initiatives and spent excessive time away from the office, his performance evaluations show. Gordon R. Friedman | The Oregonian/OregonLive http://connect.oregonlive.com/user/gordon-friedman/index.html

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