Les Zaitz is a veteran editor and investigative reporter, serving Oregon for more than 45 years. He reported for The Oregonian for 25 years and owns community newspapers and a digital news service. He is a national SPJ fellow, two-time Pulitzer finalist, including for a lengthy investigation of Mexican drug cartels in Oregon and five-time winner of Oregon’s top investigative reporting award. He has investigated corrupt state legislators, phony charities, and an international cult that moved to Oregon, and the biggest bank failure in Oregon history. He also has been active in reforming the state’s public records law and was appointed by the governor to the Oregon Public Records Advisory Council. In his spare time, he operates a ranch nestled in a national forest, feeding horses and assorted animals.
Reaction was swift across the U.S. Friday as the U.S. Supreme Court erased nearly 50 years of abortion law. Here is look at reports from states as reported by independent newsrooms affiliated with Louisiana Illuminator through the States Newsroom network: Arizona Republicans cheer Supreme Court ruling on abortion, Democrats express outrage Reaction in Arizona to the U.S. […]