News Stories Jun. 6, 2018

Civil rights groups in Oregon are calling for an investigation after a video showed police punching a prone man in the head at least 16 times. The video shows four officers converging on a man standing on a street, then pulling him to the ground, with three officers holding his limbs and one straddling his back. As one officer appears to struggle to force one of the man’s arms behind his back, another begins punching him in the head.  Through the punches, the man, identified as 28-year-old Kevin Straw, repeatedly shouts “I am not resisting.” The video was shot by KGW. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said the arrest happened Monday after Straw repeatedly shouted at officers involved in the search for two missing fishermen in the Detroit area. The sheriff’s office said it’s reviewing the officers’ use of force, and that an outside agency would perform an additional review.

Deb Haaland has won the primary for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District, CNN projects, putting her on track to become the first Native American woman in Congress. The former Democratic state party leader, an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna, is seeking to replace Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who is leaving her post representing the solidly Democratic district to run for governor. Haaland outlasted a strong field that included former US Attorney Damon Martinez and Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, an activist and former law professor. There are 23 tribes in New Mexico, where Native Americans make up a little more than 10% of the total population.

The Four Columbia River Tribes made a change to the Zone 6 Fishery yesterday because the updated total treaty mainstem spring chinook catches are now expected to be within allowed limits based on the current Columbia River mouth run size. The Zone 6 platform and hook and line fishery was re-opened at Noon for subsistence purposes only. The summer management period begins on Saturday June 16. And, summer season commercial fisheries will be announced at a later time.

The 78th Sisters Rodeo gets underway today with Xtreme Bulls at 6:30. Gates will open at 4:30. There is free admission for slack tomorrow morning at 8. Friday performances start at 7pm, Saturday at 1 and 7 and Sunday at 1:00. Tickets range in price from $12 to $20.