California's School Success and Opportunity Act, which puts into law the right of transgender students to use school restrooms and join sports teams according to their gender identity, will go into effect on January 1. However, a conservative coalition called Privacy for All Students has submitted signatures to put a repeal on next year's ballot, in which case the law would be suspended. KBOO spoke with Masen Davis, the executive director of the Transgender Law Center, for more. 4:53 minutes (4.48 MB)
Last week, the Portland City Council passed a collective bargaining agreement between the city and the Portland Police Association, as well as an agreement between the city, the police bureau and the union on reforms called for by the U-S Department of Justice. A fairness hearing before a federal judge will be held on February eighteenth at which members of the community can make their voices heard.
KBOO spoke with Dan Handelman of Portland Copwatch for more on problems with the agreement and how people can get involved.