Page 2 July 8, 2015 Session Ends with Progressive Victories Bills expand contraception; fight racial profiling On Monday the Oregon Legis- lature drew its current session to an end, a year highlighted by sev- eral progressive victories, includ- ing bills to make voting easier, im- proving access to birth control and fighting racial profiling by police. The law banning the practice of profiling as a law enforcement tactic is on its way to Gov. Kate Brown’s desk for her signature. The bill offers residents a formal complaint process and creates a new work group tasked with iden- Gov. Kate Brown signs a bill expanding access to contraception during a June 11 ceremony. The bill tifying patterns or practices of makes Oregon the first state to require insurers to pay for up to 12 months of birth control at a time. profiling, along with identifying (AP photo) Established 1970 USPS 959 680 4747 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97211 The Portland Observer welcomes freelance submissions. Manuscripts and photographs should be clearly labeled and will be returned if accompanied by a self addressed envelope. All created design display ads become the sole property of the newspaper and cannot be used in other publications or per- sonal usage without the written consent of the general manager, unless the client has purchased the composition of such ad. © 2008 THE PORTLAND OBSERVER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, REPRODUCTION IN WHOLE OR IN PART WITHOUT PERMISSION IS PROHIBITED. The Portland Observer--Oregon’s Oldest Multicultural Publication--is a member of the National Newspaper Association--Founded in 1885, and The National Ad- vertising Representative Amalgamated Publishers, Inc, New York, NY, and The West Coast Black Publishers Association P ublisher : E ditor : Mark Washington, Sr. Michael Leighton E xecutive D irector : Rakeem Washington A dvertising M anager : Leonard Latin Office Manager/Classifieds: Lucinda C reative D irector : Baldwin Paul Neufeldt R eporter /P hotographer : Olivia Olivia CALL 503-288-0033 FAX 503-288-0015 email@example.com • firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Postmaster: Send address changes to Portland Observer , PO Box 3137 , Portland, OR 97208 Confederate Flag Voted Down Week Review The in The South Carolina senate voted 36 to 3 to remove to the confederate flag from the state capitol grounds on Monday following protests of the symbol’s historic connection with slavery and in light of the recent white supremacist shoot- ing that took the lives of nine Af- rican-Americans attending bible study. A two-thirds majority vote is Women’s World Cup Victory also needed in the state House in or- The United States has won its third der for the bill to reach the governor. Women’s World Cup title and first since 1999 with a 5-2 victory over Officer Shoots Stabbing Suspect Japan on Sunday behind a first-half A 55-year old man was released hat trick by Carli Lloyd. The Amer- from the hospital Monday after icans became the first country with having been shot by a police of- three women’s titles and got a mea- ficer after allegedly stabbing the sure of revenge for their loss in the officer’s partner on Sunday morn- 2011 final against Japan. ing. The suspect, David James Ellis, was promptly transported to Fireworks Spread to Homes the Multnomah County Detention Authorities say illegal fireworks Center, where he faces numerous started a brush fire between two charges, including attempted ag- southeast Portland homes on gravated murder. Monday morning and then flames methods to correct it. The bill received bipartisan support in both chambers and had the backing of the Center for Inter- cultural Organizing, the NAACP, Basic Rights Oregon, the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police, and the Oregon Sheriff’s Association. “Profiling corrodes the rela- tionship between law enforcement and the community they serve,” said House Speaker Tina Kotek. “To eliminate profiling, we need to face it head on, recognize it and provide the means to report and address the problem when it occurs.” Brown signed the birth control law on Monday, giving Oregon women access to contraception without having to first schedule a doctor’s visit. Pharmacists can C ontinued on P age 4 spread to the exterior of both buildings. Portland firefighters were able to put the fire out. A damage estimate was not immedi- ately available. Cosby Admits to Drugging Actor and comedian Bill Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition that he obtained the sedative Quaa- ludes with the intent of giving them to a young women he want- ed to have sex with. The docu- ments were released Monday on a court order against the objections of Cosby’s attorneys. Woman Struck by Vehicle A 60-year-old woman who was struck by a vehicle in southeast Portland on Saturday is being treated for life-threatening inju- ries at a local hospital according to police. The woman was struck just before 10 p.m. near Southeast 60th Avenue and Holgate.