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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – As public disciplinary hearings for an Oregon judge who refused to perform same-sex marriages begin, the public is able to get a rare glimpse of the state’s judicial disciplinary system. The Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability heard evidence Friday in the case of Oregon Judge Vance Day, who is accused of committing several ethics violation. The Oregonian reports that the commission receives more than 100 complaints each year, but most do not make it to a wider audience because they are not selected for prosecution. Even fewer reach a public hearing.

LA PINE, Ore. (AP) – The city of La Pine’s tax on medical marijuana might be illegal. Attorneys representing the Oregon Legislature said in a Nov. 13 letter that a law adopted by the Legislature earlier this year prohibits local government from taxing medical pot. La Pine City Manager Rick Allen says the council plans to review the opinion at its meeting next month.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – A Medford man who beat his girlfriend because she didn’t bring In-N-Out burgers home for dinner pleaded guilty to assault and was sentenced to 60 days in jail. The Mail Tribune reports 21-year-old Christian Berry was also put on probation for five years. In-N-Out opened its first Oregon location on Sept. 9 in Medford.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say a bicyclist who died in a collision with a Lane County deputy in Eugene Thursday night has been identified. The Register-Guard reports 54-year-old Kimberly Wyatt of Eugene was riding north on State Highway 99 when she was struck. Police say she was wearing dark clothing and had no rear light on the bicycle.


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