Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Guantánamo Trials Grapple With How Much Evidence to Allow About Torture Advertisement Supported by ByCarol Rosenberg April 5, 2019 This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. WASHINGTON — Seven years ago, when a former C.I.A. prisoner, Majid Khan, pleaded guilty at Guantánamo to being a courier for Al Qaeda, his lawyers were warned that any mention of the word “torture” would lead a court security officer to trigger a mute button so the public, listening on a 40-second delay, would not hear it. This week the question of his treatment was front and center, this time in a pre-sentencing hearing. Mr. Khan’s lawyers asked a military judge on Monday to order prosecutors to produce evidence and witnesses about the secret … [Read more...] about Guantánamo Trials Grapple With How Much Evidence to Allow About Torture
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View Comments Backers, foes trade jabs on Metro's proposed tax hike before the Portland Tribune editorial board. Leading the charge in support was Portland Commissioner Nick Fish, who characterized the need to provide more affordable housing as a moral issue. "A human calamity is unfolding on our streets," said Fish. The most prominent opponent was Washington County Chair Andy Duyck, who said the property tax increase to pay the general obligation bonds could force some low-income renters and property owners out of their homes. "The first goal should be, do no harm," Duyck said. If approved by Metro voters, the bond would increase property tax bills by 24 cents per $1,000 of assessed value, or $60 a year for the average home with an assessed value of $250,000. It would fund 2,400 new units affordable to households earning less than the area's median family income. The number would increase to 3,900 units if Measure 102 also passes in November. It is a proposed amendment to the Oregon … [Read more...] about Affordable housing bond discussion gets testy
opinion Amanda Mckenzie Opinion contributor Published 1:24 p.m. UTC Aug 30, 2018 I am a resident at Hosea’s House, a nonprofit that offers residential housing for women and children in crisis. I am a single mother to a sweet little boy named Jaxon, who just turned 2. I came to Hosea’s House last June, six months pregnant and severely broken emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Since then, I’ve been given the opportunity to really sit still and focus on dealing with the hurt in my life, like the death of my 5-month-old son, Liam. I have been able to address things that I had let go for many years and numbed with drugs and alcohol. When I met with the director, Teresa Oeschli, she informed me that the house is donor-supported, and I would not be required to work for the first 60 days. At first, I thought this was too good to be true. I immediately started attending “Beside you 4 Life,” formally known as “Necole’s Place,” taking … [Read more...] about How a single mother found help and hope through Hosea’s House
REVERE — In her three-bedroom duplex with a sloping backyard overlooking the rolling hills of the neighborhood, Patricia Carbajal thought about the life she’d worked so hard to build and everything that was now at risk. Curled up in her bed was her 4-year-old daughter, Camila, who wanted to snuggle. Downstairs was the television that Patricia wanted to be near. She was anxiously awaiting word on whether the Trump administration would cancel the program that has allowed her to live and work in the United States — a status given to her and tens of thousands of other Honduran immigrants nearly two decades ago, regardless of whether they had come to the United States legally.“You want to go downstairs and watch the news with mommy?” Patricia asked. “Vamos a cocinar. I have to cook.”What she really had to do was listen to the news. And so, curled up for a few minutes more with Camila, she strained to hear the Univision report on the TV downstairs.So … [Read more...] about After 19 years, the US has become home. But for how much longer?
New state Sen. Vanessa Delgado discusses ‘whirlwind’ day Vanessa Delgado, D-Montabello will be the shortest-serving state senator in more than a century, serving just 112 days. Delgado discusses what her first day at the Capitol was like and explains why she decided to resign as Montabello's mayor. By Up Next × SHARE Vanessa Delgado, D-Montabello will be the shortest-serving state senator in more than a century, serving just 112 days. Delgado discusses what her first day at the Capitol was like and explains why she decided to resign as Montabello's mayor. By Capitol Alert The go-to source for news on California policy and politics Capitol Alert #MeToo bills down to the wire + Delgado picks the Senate + Schools chief debate recap By Bryan Anderson [email protected] LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story August 14, 2018 05:45 AM #METOO BILLS Four bills related … [Read more...] about #MeToo bills down to the wire + Delgado picks the Senate + Schools chief debate recap