Nabisco Workers End Weekslong Strike After Reaching New Contract

The impasse began in August after members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union objected to changes in shift lengths and overtime rules.

#bakery-confectionery-tobacco-workers-and-grain-millers-international-union, #bonuses, #chicago-ill, #colorado, #georgia, #illinois, #labor-and-jobs, #mondelez-international-inc, #nabisco, #organized-labor, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #portland-ore, #strikes

The Hunt Is on to Fix the Power Grid

Empowering consumers to control their electric consumption would free up power to meet demand elsewhere.

#air-conditioning, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #california, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #home-appliances, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #new-orleans-la, #north-carolina, #oregon, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #portland-ore, #portland-general-electric-company, #power-failures-and-blackouts

Facing Its Worst Virus Surge, Oregon Adopts Some of Nation’s Toughest Restrictions

The National Guard has been deployed. Health care workers are pleading for help. Now the state is ordering masks for everyone who gathers closely in public, even outdoors.

#brown-kate-1960, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #disease-rates, #masks, #oregon, #portland-ore, #wheeler-edward-tevis-ted

Even Amid a Crackdown, the Proud Boys Are Still Agitating

At least two dozen members of the Proud Boys face federal charges in the U.S. Capitol siege. But on Sunday, members of the group were mobilizing once again in Oregon.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #nordean-ethan, #portland-ore, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #tarrio-enrique

Climate Change Is Behind Heat Dome

And there are fewer and fewer places to escape from the hot weather.

#british-columbia-canada, #carbon-dioxide, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #portland-ore, #temperature, #weather, #wildfires

Pacific Northwest Continues to Bake Beneath ‘Heat Dome’

A wave of ocean air provided some relief after Portland, Ore., reached 116 degrees on Monday. Temperatures will climb into the upper 90s there on Tuesday, forecasters said.

#global-warming, #national-weather-service, #oregon, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #portland-ore, #salem-ore, #seattle-wash, #temperature, #washington-state, #weather

Air-Conditioning Was Once Taboo in Seattle. Not Anymore.

An intense heat wave is set to torment the Pacific Northwest. Many who have always done without air-conditioners are scrambling to get them now.

#air-conditioning, #national-weather-service, #portland-ore, #seattle-wash, #summer-season, #temperature, #weather, #wildfires

50 Police Officers Step Down From a Crowd Control Unit in Portland

The officers voted to leave the unit, known as the Rapid Response Team, hours after one of its members was charged with assaulting a woman at an Oregon protest in August.

#corey-budworth, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gugino-martin-1944, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-portland-ore, #portland-ore, #schmidt-mike-district-attorney, #wheeler-edward-tevis-ted

After a Year of Protests, Portland Is Ready to Move On. But Where?

The demonstrations that swept the country after George Floyd’s death lived on for much of the year in Portland, a city now engaged in finger-pointing and a debate over what comes next.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #police-reform, #portland-ore

‘Deep Regret’ Inside Aid Organization Grappling With Sexual Abuse

Mercy Corps made public a report detailing sexual abuse allegations, including reports that the co-founder Ellsworth Culver arranged for the sexual abuse of his daughter and others.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #culver-humphrey-tania, #culver-ellsworth, #humanitarian-aid, #mercy-corps, #portland-ore, #sex-crimes

Hundreds Reported Abnormal Menstruation After Exposure to Tear Gas, Study Finds

A scientific paper expands on social media reports of sudden onset of periods, spotting and other menstrual peculiarities during last summer’s protests in Portland, Ore.

#britta-torgrimson-ojerio, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #menstruation, #portland-ore, #research, #tear-gas

$1.7 Million Homes in Maryland, Oregon and California

A contemporary-style glass house in Monkton, a 1914 Craftsman bungalow in Portland and a modernist home designed by Stan Allen in Glendale.

#baltimore-md, #glendale-calif, #portland-ore, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #homeless-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #portland-ore, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vandalism

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

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

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

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.

#austin-tex, #automobiles, #batteries, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #bloomberg-michael-r, #buses, #c40-cities-climate-leadership-group, #copenhagen-denmark, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #europe, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #germany, #heidelberg-germany, #hydrogen, #international-council-on-clean-transportation, #jaguar-land-rover, #mercedes-benz, #oslo-norway, #portland-ore, #real-estate-commercial, #reckitt-benckiser, #roads-and-traffic, #rotterdam-netherlands, #sap-ag, #stockholm-sweden, #transit-systems, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #university-of-heidelberg, #wurzner-eckart

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.

#chefs, #content-type-personal-profile, #departure-portland-ore-restaurant, #gourdet-gregory-1975, #haitian-americans, #kann-winter-village-portland-ore-restaurant, #portland-ore, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #health-and-human-services-department, #jones-alex-1974, #polls-and-public-opinion, #portland-ore, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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.

#antifa-movement-us, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #danielson-aaron-j-d-2020, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #murphy-brian-j, #portland-ore, #reinoehl-michael-1972-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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

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

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

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

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