Rose Wakefield was ignored by an attendant at a gas station in Beaverton, Ore., near Portland, as white customers who pulled in after her were served first, according to the lawsuit.
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How Cities Around the US and Abroad Approach Homelessness
New York City officials plan to remove mentally ill people from streets and subways. Here’s a quick look at how other cities and countries approach the issue of support for homeless people.
If Oregon Turns Red, Whose Fault Will That Be?
Disorder in Portland has created unexpected peril for Democrats.
How a Republican Could Win the Oregon Governor’s Race
In a wild governor’s race, an independent candidate is siphoning Democratic votes and a billionaire Nike co-founder is pouring in money — giving an anti-abortion Republican a path to victory.
New York City’s First Cannabis Boss Wants to Combat ‘Cannaphobia’
Dasheeda Dawson, a native New Yorker, returns home to direct the effort to build cannabis businesses and to absorb the illegal market into the new legitimate one.
Economic Aid, Once Plentiful, Falls Off at a Painful Moment
Food insecurity is rising again as relief provided by President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package wanes.
Pacific Northwest Restaurants Struggle as Temperatures Spike
Punishing heat has owners closing early, canceling outdoor dining and wondering about their future in a region where air-conditioning is not the norm.
Mickelson and LIV Golf Attract Fans and Anger to Oregon
Participants in the Saudi-backed event “have turned their backs on the crime of murder,” one critic said. But spectators just wanted to see their favorite players.
‘How to Murder Your Husband’ Writer Convicted of Murdering Husband
Nancy Brophy, a 71-year-old romance novelist, was accused in the shooting death of her husband. She said prosecutors had sketched a flawed plotline.
She Wrote ‘How to Murder Your Husband.’ Did She Do It?
Prosecutors are building a follow-the-string murder case against a romance novelist. She says their real story is one about love.
Celtics Coach Ime Udoka’s Journey from FedEx to the Top Job
Boston Celtics Coach Ime Udoka struggled to catch on in the N.B.A. as a player. But once he did, he leveraged his experience to become a leader on the sideline.
Biden Tries to Sell Domestic Agenda During a West Coast Trip
President Biden acknowledged that the immediate demands of the presidency, including the pandemic and war in Ukraine, have taken him away from his domestic agenda.
Man Charged With Murder in Shooting at Protest in Portland
A 60-year-old woman was killed and five others, including the suspect, were shot during a confrontation near the man’s house, the authorities said.
Portland Shooting: 1 Dead, 5 Wounded at Protest Against Police Killings
Five other people were wounded, the police said. Few details about the shooting were immediately released.
Celebrating Black History Month? These 5 Cities Are Going All Out
Honoring all things African-American, with performances, river cruises, exhibitions and more, in Richmond, Va., Portland, Ore., Philadelphia, Cleveland and San Antonio.
Woman ‘Tricked’ to Believe She Was a D.E.A. Agent Trainee, Official Says
A man in Oregon duped the woman for about a year, taking her on ride-alongs and giving her a fake Drug Enforcement Administration badge, according to court records.
Climate Change Enters the Therapy Room
Ten years ago, psychologists proposed that a wide range of people would suffer anxiety and grief over climate. Skepticism about that idea is gone.
Police Presentation in Portland Celebrated Violence Against Protesters
Training materials released by the Oregon city included a meme that mocked protesters as dirty hippies and suggested they would be left “stitched and bandaged.”
Winter Storms Threaten to Disrupt Travel in the Northwest
Parts of Oregon and Washington were also bracing for single-digit temperatures as the Southern United States recorded temperatures more than 25 degrees above normal.
The F.B.I. Deployed Surveillance Teams Inside Portland Protests
Federal agents infiltrated Portland’s unruly racial justice protests, dressing to blend in and capturing clandestine video. The tactics raised internal concern.
Ex-Proud Boys Member Gets 10 Years in Prison for Violence at Portland Protests
Prosecutors called Alan Swinney, 51, a “white nationalist vigilante cowboy” who shot a man in the eye with a paintball gun.
Schools Are Closing Classrooms on Fridays. Parents Are Furious.
Desperate to keep teachers, some districts have turned to remote teaching for one day a week — and sometimes more. Families have been left scrambling to find child care.
Kenosha, the Rittenhouse Verdict, and the Riots of 2020
What I saw in Portland and Kenosha has convinced me: We must stop tearing ourselves apart so that we can build.
Powell’s Books Survived Amazon. Can It Reinvent Itself After the Pandemic?
As much as any city, Portland, Ore., has been through hell. Its landmark store, Powell’s Books, must finally build a viable online business while recapturing its downtown success.
Does Adding Police Officers Reduce Crime? The Results Are Mixed
Other anti-crime measures might more effective, experts say, and avoid the downsides of policing.
A Body Donated to Science Was Dissected for a Paying Audience
The widow of David Saunders, 98, said she did not know the body of her husband, who died of Covid-19, would be taken apart at an Oregon hotel where audience members paid up to $500 to attend.
We Went to Vegas to Wring Joy From Heartbreak
Mitchell S. Jackson and his oldest friends reunited to mourn the ones they lost — and honor the time they have left.
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.
The Hunt Is on to Fix the Power Grid
Empowering consumers to control their electric consumption would free up power to meet demand elsewhere.
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.
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.
Climate Change Is Behind Heat Dome
And there are fewer and fewer places to escape from the hot weather.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
$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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Storm Victims Didn’t Bring It on Themselves
Disasters call for compassion and action, not sniping on social media.
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.
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.
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.