Lessons for America From a Weird Portland

Soaring rhetoric about justice is fine. But what matters more is keeping people safe and picking up the garbage.

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Imagining the Timeless Childhood of Beverly Cleary’s Portland

In the winter of 2019, a family traveled on a literary pilgrimage to the Oregon city that left its mark on the celebrated author’s imagination.

#books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #cleary-beverly, #content-type-personal-profile, #portland-ore, #travel-and-vacations

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Oregon Man Is Charged With Two Murders Committed Two Decades Apart

Genetic genealogy connected Christopher Lovrien to a 1999 homicide victim, according to the authorities, who said they found the remains of a 2020 homicide victim when they searched his property.

#dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #dribin-mark, #forensic-science, #genealogy, #genetics-and-heredity, #griffin-kenneth, #lovrien-christopher, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #oregon, #police-department-portland-ore, #portland-ore, #search-and-seizure, #serial-murders

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In Oregon, Scientists Find a Virus Variant With a Worrying Mutation

In a single sample, geneticists discovered a version of the coronavirus first identified in Britain with a mutation originally reported in South Africa.

#brazil, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #great-britain, #moderna-inc, #nature-journal, #new-york-city, #oregon, #pfizer-inc, #portland-ore, #research, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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The City Where Cars Are Not Welcome

As automakers promise to get rid of internal combustion engines, Heidelberg is trying to get rid of autos.

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Gregory Gourdet Works to Build a Better Restaurant in Portland

Gregory Gourdet has revamped his plans for a Haitian kitchen, after being caught up in a citywide furor over the treatment of restaurant workers.

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Portland Welcomes Monument (Origin Unknown) to Black Man Who Reached Pacific in 1805

City officials say they have no idea who raised a monument to York, the enslaved Black man who traveled with Lewis and Clark, in the park where a statue of a conservative Oregonian had stood.

#black-people, #clark-william-1770-1838, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #exploration-and-explorers, #lewis-meriwether, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #mount-tabor-portland-ore, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #portland-ore, #slavery-historical, #york-1770-1832

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Storm Victims Didn’t Bring It on Themselves

Disasters call for compassion and action, not sniping on social media.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #portland-ore, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #southern-states-us, #texas, #weather

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On the West Coast, Avalanche Warnings and an ‘Atmospheric River’

The danger of avalanche is high in parts of the Cascade Mountains and areas farther south, the Northwest Avalanche Center said.

#avalanches, #cascade-mountains, #idaho, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #national-weather-service, #oregon, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #portland-ore, #rain, #washington-state, #western-states-us

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Store in Oregon That Threw Out Food Is Confronted by Angry Activists

The police responded to a Fred Meyer grocery store in Portland that had tossed its refrigerated food after a winter storm knocked out power throughout the city, infuriating residents.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #food, #kroger-company, #portland-ore, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #winter-season

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Portland Mayor Pepper-Sprays Man After Argument Over Masks

Mayor Ted Wheeler used pepper spray on a man who confronted him outside a restaurant on Sunday, according to a police report.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #masks, #police-department-portland-ore, #portland-ore, #wheeler-edward-tevis-ted

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Hours After Biden Inauguration, Federal Agents Use Tear Gas in Portland

Protesters who spent months in the streets over racial injustice and inequality said they don’t expect immediate change from President Biden, who they declared “will not save us.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #police, #portland-ore, #seattle-wash

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Suspect in Attempted Murder of Police Officer Escapes From Holding Cell

David Dahlen escaped from the Portland Police Bureau’s Central Precinct on Saturday after a cleaning crew left the door to his holding cell unlocked, officials said.

#attacks-on-police, #dahlen-david, #fugitives, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-portland-ore, #portland-ore

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How Police Gained the Upper Hand Over Cities

In the chaos of 1960s Detroit, a fledgling police union laid the groundwork for a system that, to this day, constrains discipline for officers accused of misconduct.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #detroit-mich, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #organized-labor, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #portland-ore

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Five Kwanzaa Celebrations Around the Country

For many Black Americans, the holiday is a time for bonding, joy and repose. The Times visited five households to see how people cook and gather, engage and reflect.

#atlanta-ga, #black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #kwanzaa-celebration, #portland-ore, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #richmond-va

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Protesters Erect Barricades in Portland to Save a Black Family’s House

The family lost its home of 60 years to foreclosure after taking out mortgages to pay legal fees. Some advocates say gentrification and skyrocketing prices are driving Black families out of the city.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #evictions, #foreclosures, #gentrification, #portland-ore, #wheeler-edward-tevis-ted

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$1.7 Million Homes in Illinois, Massachusetts and Oregon

A Frank Lloyd Wright house outside Chicago, a rowhouse on Beacon Hill in Boston and a Queen Anne Victorian in Portland.

#boston-mass, #chicago-ill, #glenview-ill, #portland-ore, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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How an Oregon Measure for Universal Preschool Could Be a National Model

Creators of the Portland-area approach tried to avoid the pitfalls of similar policies elsewhere, and are giving teachers large raises.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #portland-ore, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Protests Over Vote Count Sweep Through Minneapolis, Portland and Other Cities

Protesters marched in Minneapolis, New York and elsewhere against President Trump, while some of his supporters gathered near a Phoenix building where crucial votes were being counted.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #minneapolis-minn, #new-york-city, #phoenix-ariz, #portland-ore, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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This Is an Election Story That Mentions Neither Biden Nor Trump

Here are the (other) races and issues our national correspondents are watching.

#brunswick-ga, #california, #constitutional-amendments, #democratic-party, #elections, #elections-district-attorneys, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-mayors, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #henderson-county-nc, #houston-tex, #los-angeles-county-calif, #miami-dade-county-fla, #michigan, #mississippi, #oklahoma, #politics-and-government, #portland-ore, #prisons-and-prisoners, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #vermont, #wisconsin

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Police Reform Is on the Ballot

When it comes to curbing violence by law enforcement, local elections matter most.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #portland-ore

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New York Sues Trump Over ‘Anarchist’ Label

New York City, Seattle and Portland, Ore., all so-called “anarchist jurisdictions,” are trying to stop the Trump administration from withholding federal funds.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #federal-state-relations-us, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-york-city, #portland-ore, #presidential-election-of-2020, #seattle-wash, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j

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Activists Turn Facial Recognition Tools Against the Police

“We’re now approaching the technological threshold where the little guys can do it to the big guys,” one researcher said.

#belarus, #cirio-paolo, #crowdsourcing-internet, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #facial-recognition-software, #france, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #howell-christopher-1978, #innovation, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #portland-ore

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‘Straight to Gunshots’: How a U.S. Task Force Killed an Antifa Activist

New accounts from the scene raise questions about whether Michael Reinoehl, suspected of killing a far-right Trump supporter, pulled out a gun before officers fatally shot him.

#danielson-aaron-j-d-2020, #fugitives, #patriot-prayer, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #portland-ore, #reinoehl-michael-1972-2020, #united-states-marshals-service, #washington-state

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How a U.S. Task Force Killed an Antifa Activist in Portland

New accounts from the scene raise questions about whether Michael Reinoehl, suspected of killing a far-right Trump supporter, pulled out a gun before officers fatally shot him.

#danielson-aaron-j-d-2020, #fugitives, #patriot-prayer, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #portland-ore, #reinoehl-michael-1972-2020, #united-states-marshals-service, #washington-state

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Delayed Homeland Security Report Warns of ‘Lethal’ White Supremacy

An annual assessment that a whistle-blower said was withheld for months did not hold back on the threat from violent extremists and tagged Russia as the primary source of disinformation.

#antifa-movement-us, #china, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #federal-state-relations-us, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #portland-ore, #presidential-election-of-2020, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #russia, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites, #wolf-chad-f

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Portland Protests Get Underway as Proud Boys Gather for Rally

The Oregon governor declared an emergency in advance of the event hosted by a right-wing group with a history of violence at protests. Local Black activists planned an event nearby.

#antifa-movement-us, #brown-kate-1960, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #oregon, #portland-ore, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #tarrio-enrique

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Portland Prepares for Violent Showdowns, Proud Boys and Tear Gas

The nation’s divisive political scene has increasingly spilled from social media into public rallies. Portland is bracing for possible violent clashes between far-right and left-wing activists.

#antifa-movement-us, #black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #louisville-ky, #portland-ore, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020

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We’ll Have to Learn to Live With Smoke. Here’s Why.

There’s a huge fire debt in the West that must be paid off, experts say, either through controlled burns or out-of-control blazes. Either way, that means smoke.

#air-pollution, #environment, #global-warming, #portland-ore, #respiratory-diseases, #wildfires

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Some Protests Against Police Brutality Take a More Confrontational Approach

The protests are moving into white residential neighborhoods, where activists demand that people choose a side.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #portland-ore

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Barr Told Prosecutors to Consider Sedition Charges for Protest Violence

The extraordinary suggestion came as Attorney General William P. Barr has emerged as a messenger for President Trump’s re-election campaign.

#barr-william-p, #crime-and-criminals, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #federal-state-relations-us, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #justice-department, #portland-ore, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #treason-and-sedition, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-attorneys, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump’s Perverse Campaign Strategy

If the president’s allies are talking about the moment “shooting will begin” and “martial law,” it’s not by accident.

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Trump’s Shredding of Civil Liberties Won’t Stop With Antifa

An American was killed by federal agents and the president called it “retribution.” We are so far gone.

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As Antifa Rumors Spread in Oregon, Residents Defied Evacuation Orders

A tumultuous summer of protests has become a complication in the wildfires raging around Portland.

#antifa-movement-us, #clackamas-county-ore, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #oregon, #portland-ore

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Wildfires Live Updates: 500,000 Under Evacuation Orders in Oregon

The mayor of Portland declared a state of emergency as fires burned toward the city. California and Washington State are battling growing fires, too.

#california, #disasters-and-emergencies, #fires-and-firefighters, #oregon, #portland-ore, #washington-state, #wildfires

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In His Last Hours, Portland Murder Suspect Said He Feared Arrest

Law enforcement agents killed Michael Forest Reinoehl while trying to arrest him for the shooting death of a supporter of a far-right group.

#antifa-movement-us, #danielson-aaron-j-d-2020, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #patriot-prayer, #portland-ore, #reinoehl-michael-1972-2020, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

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What We Know About the Death of Michael Forest Reinoehl, the Portland Shooting Suspect

The suspect, Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, was killed by law enforcement agents just five days after the deadly shooting of a right-wing protester.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #blake-jacob-august-23-2020-shooting, #danielson-aaron-j-d-2020, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #portland-ore, #reinoehl-michael-forest-d-2020, #rittenhouse-kyle, #seattle-wash, #washington-state

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Michael Forest Reinoehl, Suspect in Portland Shooting, Is Killed by Officers

Law enforcement agents killed Michael Forest Reinoehl while trying to arrest him, four officials said. He was being investigated in the fatal shooting of a supporter of a far-right group.

#antifa-movement-us, #black-lives-matter-movement, #danielson-aaron-j-d-2020, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #patriot-prayer, #portland-ore, #reinoehl-michael

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What a 16-Year-Old Learned in Three Months of Portland Protests

Last summer was all about dance team and teen parties. But after she watched George Floyd’s death in a video on her phone, Daria Allen’s world drastically changed.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #oregon, #portland-ore

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Is ‘American Carnage’ Campaign Gold?

What is the political fallout of urban violence? And is the media just buying into it?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #democratic-party, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hempel-amy, #kenosha-wis, #king-martin-luther-jr, #politics-and-government, #portland-ore, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rittenhouse-kyle, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Moves to Cut Federal Funding From Democratic Cities

The president directed officials to identify “anarchist jurisdictions” and move to withhold funds as he tries to build his campaign around the unrest that has accompanied racial justice protests.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #federal-aid-us, #federal-budget-us, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #portland-ore, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #seattle-wash, #trump-donald-j, #urban-areas, #washington-dc

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Joe Biden’s Rebuttal

President Trump has been wielding law-and-order arguments against the former vice president. In a speech in Pittsburgh, Mr. Biden tried to turn the story around.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kenosha-wis, #portland-ore, #presidential-election-of-2020

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Trump Needs His Own Sister Souljah Moment

The president must condemn those responsible for violence and disavow those who act in his name. Easy, right?

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kenosha-wis, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #polls-and-public-opinion, #portland-ore, #presidential-election-of-1992, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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As Guns Get Drawn at Protest Sites, Demonstrators Fear a Volatile New Phase

As right-wing groups increasingly move to confront unrest in cities, demonstrators are taking drastic steps in assessing how to keep themselves safe.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #blake-jacob-august-23-2020-shooting, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kenosha-wis, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #patriot-prayer, #portland-ore

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Video: How the Fatal Shooting at A Portland Protest Unfolded

We followed the final moments of a man shot and killed in Portland, Ore., as supporters of President Trump clashed with those protesting police violence.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #danielson-aaron-j, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #patriot-prayer, #portland-ore, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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A Long History of Language That Incites and Demonizes

President Trump has employed provocative and sometimes incendiary words and images to focus attention on demonstrations and away from the human and economic costs of the pandemic.

#antifa-movement-us, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #charlottesville-va, #charlottesville-va-violence-august-2017, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #portland-ore, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-national-convention, #rittenhouse-kyle, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wisconsin

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The Turmoil in Portland and Kenosha

Readers write that President Trump is stoking fear for his political advantage.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kenosha-wis, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #portland-ore, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Portland Shooting Amplifies Tensions in Presidential Race

A fatal shooting after clashes in Portland came on the heels of the shooting deaths of two people during confrontations in Kenosha, Wis., earlier in the week.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blake-jacob-august-23-2020-shooting, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #federal-state-relations-us, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kenosha-wis, #portland-ore, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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Trump Embraces Fringe Theories on Protests and the Coronavirus

In a Twitter barrage, the president advanced conspiracy theories claiming that protests are an organized coup and that the virus death toll is inflated. He also reposted a call to imprison New York’s governor.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #portland-ore, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What Happened in the Portland Shooting

A man was shot and killed after supporters of President Trump clashed with counterprotesters.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #patriot-prayer, #portland-ore, #presidential-election-of-2020

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