Governor seeks review of police protest response in Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says she has asked law enforcement leaders to review “any alleged incidents” involving their officers during a protest in Portland late Saturday into early Sunday By The Associated Press September 28, 2020, 7:00 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PORTLAND, Ore. — Criticism of the […]

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Late night protest in Portland, Oregon, declared unlawful

Several people in Portland, Oregon were arrested in anti-police brutality protests that continued into early Sunday, hours after demonstrations ended with few reports of violence By GILLIAN FLACCUS and SALLY HO Associated Press September 27, 2020, 6:55 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PORTLAND — Several people in Portland, […]

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Portland protest declared unlawful assembly after fire set

Police in Portland, Oregon, have declared an unlawful assembly at a demonstration where a fire was set outside a police union building late Thursday By The Associated Press September 25, 2020, 6:53 AM • 2 min read PORTLAND, Ore. — A fire was set to the outside of a police union building late Thursday, leading […]

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Portland denies permit for right-wing rally, cites COVID-19

Portland, Oregon, has denied a permit for a Saturday rally planned by the right-wing group Proud Boys. The city found the group’s estimated crowd size of 10,000 people was too big under coronavirus safety measures, according to a statement released Wednesday by the Portland Parks & Recreation Bureau. The bureau said it had consulted with […]

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How an Oregon Wildfire Became One of the Most Destructive

new video loaded: How an Oregon Wildfire Became One of the Most Destructive Recent episodes in Visual Investigations Using evidence that’s hidden in plain sight, our investigative journalists present a definitive account of the news — from the Las Vegas massacre to a chemical attack in Syria. Using evidence that’s hidden in plain sight, our […]

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After wildfire smoke clears, protests resume in Portland

Protesters returned to the streets of Portland, Oregon, following a dayslong pause largely due to poor air quality from wildfires on the West Coast. Police declared an unlawful assembly Friday night in a neighborhood near a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building where protesters had marched, according to a police statement. Demonstrators participated in criminal […]

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5-year-old gifts Baby Yoda doll to ‘lonely’ firefighters on wildfire front lines

An inspiration, Baby Yoda is. A thoughtful 5-year-old boy in northwestern Oregon gifted a foot-tall Baby Yoda doll to front-line firefighters there as an inspirational thank you for their hard work battling blazes on the West Coast. Carver, who lives in Scappoose, Oregon, was shopping with his grandmother, Sasha Tinning, last weekend when they came […]

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Police: Portland killing suspect pointed gun at officers

Authorities say a man suspected of killing a right-wing protester in Portland, Oregon, pointed a handgun at officers before he was shot to death by members of a federal task force By The Associated Press September 18, 2020, 2:08 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article OLYMPIA, Wash. — A […]

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Disasters on Two Coasts: How to Help

As wildfires continue to blaze through Oregon, California and Washington State, thousands of people have been displaced, millions of acres have been burned and state leaders are struggling to help survivors who have lost their homes and loved ones. At the same time, Hurricane Sally, which made landfall in Alabama on Wednesday morning, brought torrential […]

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Pac-12 football plans remain in holding pattern

The Pac-12 does not have approval from officials in California and Oregon to play football this fall. | Ralph Freso/AP The Pac-12 reconsidered starting its football season this fall, but does not have approval from state and local health officials in California and Oregon to conduct contact practices. Any plans for the Pac-12 to join […]

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Wildfires during pandemic intensify economic pain in West

The fires consuming the forests of California and Oregon and darkening the skies over San Francisco and Portland are also damaging a regional economy already singed by the coronavirus outbreak. Wildfires are destroying property, running up huge losses for property insurers and putting a strain on economic activity along the West Coast that could linger […]

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As Wildfires Burn Out of Control, the West Coast Faces the Unimaginable

SAN FRANCISCO — Across a hellish landscape of smoke and ash, authorities in Oregon, California and Washington State battled to contain mega-wildfires on Sunday as shifting winds threatened to accelerate blazes that have burned an unimaginable swath of land across the West. The arrival of the stronger winds on Sunday tested the resolve of fire […]

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Latest: Sheriff stops armed people from setting roadblocks

The Latest on wildfires in the U.S. West (all times local): 6 pm. PORTLAND, Ore. — A sheriff in Oregon says authorities responded to reports that armed people in rural areas were setting up roadblocks and demanding identification amid heightened tensions caused by wildfires. Mike Reese, sheriff of Multnomah County, Oregon’s most populous county, said […]

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Smoke Cloaks Oregon as Wildfires Continue to Spread

new video loaded: Smoke Cloaks Oregon as Wildfires Continue to Spread transcript Back bars 0:00/1:15 –1:15 transcript Smoke Cloaks Oregon as Wildfires Continue to Spread More than a million acres have burned in the state, destroying entire towns and filling the air with dangerous smoke. “You’re not leaving?” “No.” “Well, I’m having to leave out […]

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Latest: Fire crews report progress on 2 blazes in Oregon

Fire crews in Oregon have made progress on two blazes burning on opposite sides of the state as high temperatures and windy conditions that vexed firefighters earlier in the week eased By The Associated Press September 12, 2020, 5:45 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article The Latest on wildfires […]

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17 Dead and Dozens Missing in Vast Western Wildfires

Here’s what you need to know: , our daily newsletter from the Golden State.] California, Oregon and Washington Fire Tracking Maps Maps showing the major fires that are burning in the Western states. A man is charged with arson in a southern Oregon blaze. Image A man was charged with arson on Friday after residents […]

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Family believes boy died in fire trying to save grandmother

The surviving members of a grief-stricken Oregon family who believe a 13-year-old boy died while trying to save his grandmother in a wildfire detailed their harrowing attempts to escape the fire By The Associated Press September 12, 2020, 2:11 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LYONS, Ore. — The […]

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‘Everybody out!’: Half million Oregonians told to flee as Western wildfires kill 24

2/2 © Reuters. The gutted Medford Estates neighborhood in the aftermath of the Almeda fire in Medford, Oregon 2/2 By Adrees Latif and Carlos Barria SALEM, Ore./MOLALLA, Ore. (Reuters) – Around half a million people in Oregon were ordered to evacuate as dozens of extreme, wind-driven wildfires scorched U.S. West Coast states on Friday, destroying […]

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‘Evacuate now:’ Wildfires grow in Oregon as 500K flee

Deadly wildfires in heavily populated northwest Oregon were growing, with hundreds of thousands of people told to flee encroaching flames while residents to the south tearfully assessed their losses. People evacuated statewide because of fires had climbed to an estimated 500,000 — more than 10 percent of the 4.2 million people in the state, the […]

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States Are in Desperate Search for Help Battling Record Wildfires

MOLALLA, Ore. — As wildfires began consuming communities across Oregon this week, leaders at the state emergency management office fired off an email to counterparts around the country, pleading for 10 firefighting strike teams that could bring 50 extra engines to the region. The state got one commitment: Utah would send a team with five […]

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Latest: Oregon prison evacuated due to fire threat

The Latest on wildfires in the U.S. West (all times local): 5 p.m. WILSONVILLE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Corrections says it is evacuating a prison out of an abundance of caution as two large wildfires in the area appear to be merging. Authorities said Thursday afternoon they evacuated more than 1,300 adults in […]

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