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April 10, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Ore. judge: Flashing your headlights is free speech

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A local judge in Southern Oregon has ruled that flashing your headlights to warn other drivers that a sheriff’s deputy is approaching is protected as free speech under the Oregon Constitution. In a ruling filed Wednesday in Jackson County Justice Court in Medford, Judge Joseph Charter ruled that truck driver Christopher Hill…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: deputies, flashiing, free speech

November 7, 2011 at 3:14 PM

Seattle Public Schools withdraws controversial student newspaper oversight proposal

Seattle Public Schools officials have withdrawn a controversial proposal giving principals broad oversight of high school newspapers, the district announced Monday afternoon. District administrators and school board members jointly agreed to withdraw the proposed policy and give it more thought to ensure that it “better reflects the community’s values,” according to a district news release. “As a…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: censorship, First Amendment, free speech