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Editorial: Judge, jails right on immigration

statesmanjournal.com — Cities, counties and states do not belong in the immigration-enforcement business. Instead, they must follow the Constitution. The latest evidence came last week. Marion, Polk and several other Oregon counties stopped jailing foreign-born individuals who were being held for up to 48 hours simply at the request of federal immigration officials.

Treating beloved pup's maladies at all costs

statesmanjournal.com — My wife and I spent Tuesday taking the dog to the dentist. You read that correctly. Dog. Dentist. Until a few weeks ago, I hadn't known that dental veterinarians existed. Or board-certified anesthesiologist veterinarians, either. Now I know their going rate in Portland is $400 an hour.