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Oregon Sheriff’s Officer Suspended for Spreading Rumors About Antifa Arsonists

A sheriff’s deputy in Clackamas County, Oregon was suspended Saturday after video showed him propagating baseless rumors that anti-fascist activists had started the wildfires now devastating the state. Video shows the deputy—an unidentified bald man calling himself Mark—saying, “Antifa motherf--kers are out causing hell, and there’s a lot of lives at stake and there’s a lot of people’s property at stake because these guys got some vendetta.” He also warns of “antifa or other crazy Left wing peop...
Tags: News, Oregon, Sheriff, West Coast, Mark, Kate Brown, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Clackamas County, Craig Roberts, Sheriff 's Office, Clackamas County Oregon, Multnomah County Sheriff 's Department

False Rumors About Antifa Starting West Coast Fires Follow Months-Long Conservative Hysteria

The deadly wildfires in California, Washington and Oregon have blanketed the West Coast in smoke and displaced hundreds of thousands of people. But on top of the chaos, locals — including first responders dealing with the crisis itself — are facing a wave of rumors about “antifa” purposefully starting fires. It’s not clear where exactly the rumors began. But for months, armed right-wing groups have responded en masse, sometimes violently, to false reports of planned criminal activity by “anti...
Tags: Facebook, News, California, Washington Post, Washington, Oregon, Senate, Ap, Wildfires, Portland, Associated Press, West Coast, Conspiracy Theories, Springfield Oregon, Romero, Spokesman Review

'I have never seen anything like this': Oregon towns emptied and confusion spreads amid fires

In Molalla and other western towns, fear, uncertainty and disinformation gripped residents as hundreds of thousands in the state evacuate * US wildfires in the west – follow live updatesHundreds of thousands of people in Oregon were ordered to leave their homes on Thursday as wildfires encroached on their properties. The evacuations clogged highways, emptied entire towns and sparked confusion in a state that has not grappled with wildfires of this size before.Large-scale evacuations in the stat...
Tags: Facebook, News, Oregon, US, Wheeler, Portland, Portland Oregon, Detroit, Kate Brown, Riverside, Marion County, Oregon City, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Mount Hood, Willamette River, Clackamas County

Utility company falls 16% after unconfirmed reports it sparked wildfires in Oregon

An orange smoke-filled sky is seen above Estacada, Oregon, on September 9, 2020, as fires burn nearby. - Hundreds of homes including entire communities were razed by wildfires in the western United States on September 9 as officials warned of potential mass deaths under apocalyptic orange skies. At least five towns were "substantially destroyed" in Oregon as widespread evacuations took place across the northwestern state, governor Kate Brown said. DEBORAH BLOOM/AFP via Getty Images Portland...
Tags: California, Oregon, San Francisco, Trends, United States, Portland, Kate Brown, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Pacific Gas and Electric, Matthew Fox, Estacada Oregon, Deborah Bloom, Getty Images Portland General Electric, Oregon Public Broadcasting The Santiam, Portland General Electric The electric, Portland Gas Electric

Oregon: wildfires turn daytime sky into a hellish shade of red

An outbreak of wildfires has spread across Oregon. As Oregon Public Broadcasting explains: Thousands of Oregonians were evacuated from their homes Tuesday, as conditions led to a spate of surging wildfires state officials said is unprecedented in modern memory.[…]The gusts that began Monday gave new life to fires that had burned in central and eastern Marion County for weeks, eventually creating what officials are calling the Santiam Fire. It swept quickly down the canyons west of the cascade...
Tags: Post, News, Climate Change, Washington, Oregon, Wildfires, Fires, Salem, Forest Fires, Eugene, Marion County, Ashland, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Mt Hood National Forest, Stayton, Oregon Wildfires

Trump Admin In Talks With Oregon Governor To Pull Federal Forces From Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trump administration has started talks with the Oregon governor’s office and indicated that it would begin to draw down the presence of federal agents sent to quell two months of chaotic protests in Portland if the state stepped up its own enforcement, a senior White House official said Tuesday. The official stressed to The Associated Press that the talks with the office of Democratic Gov. Kate Brown are in the early stages and there is no agreement. The official was...
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U.S., Oregon in talks about pulling federal agents from Portland

By GILLIAN FLACCUS and ANDREW SELSKY and JONATHAN LEMIRE PORTLAND, Ore.  — The Trump administration has started talks with the Oregon governor’s office and indicated that it would begin to draw down the presence of federal agents sent to quell two months of chaotic protests in Portland if the state stepped up its own enforcement, a senior White House official said Tuesday. The official stressed to The Associated Press that the talks with the office of Democratic Gov. Kate Brown are in the early ...
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The feds say they won't leave Portland until the violence stops. Privately, they concede they're fueling that violence.

The top federal prosector in Oregon, U.S. Attorney Billy Williams, said Monday that the federal agents aggressively policing protesters in Portland would remain in the city until the "attacks on federal property and personnel" cease. Oregon officials say the presence and shock-and-awe tactics of the federal agents are the main fuel for those attacks, and federal law enforcement officials privately concede they have a point, Oregon Public Broadcasting reports.The nightly protests against racism a...
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PBOT defends bike lane, says federal wall on SW Main is illegal and must be removed

(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) The Portland Bureau of Transportation says a metal fence and concrete barriers installed around the Federal Courthouse yesterday are illegal and they’ve sent a cease and desist letter to the United States General Services Administration demanding that it be removed. As we reported Wednesday, the unpermitted fence blocks an entire lane on Southwest Main Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue — a section PBOT said in a statement is, “One of the busiest bike routes in the ...
Tags: Office, Sport, Front Page, United States, Cycling, Portland, Robert Taylor, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Atwood, Federal Courthouse, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Chris Warner, Chloe Eudaly, United States General Services Administration

Five Points On The Federal Officers In Portland — And, Maybe Soon, A City Near You

Anonymous federal forces are occupying Oregon’s largest city against the wishes of local officials. They’ve snatched people off the street and shoved them into unmarked cars, beaten peaceful demonstrators and filled Portland with the haze of tear gas. And now, senior Trump administration figures are making noise about taking the Portland show on a national tour — a menacing and confusing display of federal force just months before Election Day. Here’s what we know about the federal presence i...
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Oregon governor denounces 'blatant abuse of power' by federal police sweeping protesters off Portland streets

Tension rose in Portland, Ore., this week as state and local officials called for an end to patrols by federal law enforcement agents who, according to a report by Oregon Public Broadcasting, have been driving through the city in unmarked vehicles and abducting protesters off the streets. The officers, typically dressed in quasi-military uniforms but without identification, are believed to be from branches of the Justice Department or Department of Homeland Security. “Federal law enforcement o...
Tags: News, Oregon, Portland, Department Of Homeland Security, Justice Department, Portland Ore, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Albina Vision pulls support for I-5 Rose Quarter project

No more lifeline for Mayor Wheeler and Metro President Lynn Peterson. (Illustration by Cloe Ashton, May 2019) Huge news from the Portland Mercury and Willamette Week: The nonprofit Albina Vision Trust has decided it will no longer support the Oregon Department of Transportation’s I-5 Rose Quarter project and they will no longer participate in an advisory role. In a tweet posted today, reporter Blair Stevnick wrote, “Albina Vision Trust is withdrawing from all planning on ODOT’s Rose Quarter 1-5...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Wheeler, Portland, Metro, Adams, Kate Brown, Peterson, Megan, Oregon Public Broadcasting, ODOT, KATU, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Transportation Commission, Willamette Week

2020 Cycle Oregon will ‘Ride the Painted Hills’ with easier route options, focus on community service

Close approximation of how you’ll feel when you ride along the John Day River on this year’s Classic.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) “We want to pivot and be relevant with today’s cycling community – and get back to some of our roots.”— Steve Schulz, Cycle Oregon Cycle Oregon’s mission of boosting rural communities and connecting spandex-clad urbanites to the people to live in them has never wavered in its over three decades of existence. But in reality, the event has lost some of its se...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Mitchell, Willamette Valley, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Schulz, Oregon Parks and Recreation, Wallowa County, Cycle Oregon, Wallowa, Painted Hills, Dayville

ODOT takes more heat for Rose Quarter missteps at commission meeting

Portland area electeds and community leaders showed a united front of concern. Left to right: Cupid Alexander, Mayor Ted Wheeler’s office; Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly; Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson; Metro Council President Lynn Peterson; Albina Vision Trust Board Member Michael Alexander. “We never envisioned ODOT taking shortcuts to a decision and a design. The risk that was taken by those shortcuts is now playing out.” — Lynn Peterson, Metro Council President ...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Commission, Wheeler, Portland, Metro, Trump, Chris Smith, Adams, Eis, Brown, Legislature, Kate Brown, Multnomah County

Citizens asked to document king tides for climate science

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregonians are being called to take pictures of the coast this week. For science. Coastwatch volunteer coordinator Jesse Jones says photos of extra high tides happening Nov. 24-28 and peaking Nov. 26, can help scientists learn how different communities will be impacted by climate change. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports photographs taken […]
Tags: News, Ap, Portland, Northwest, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Jesse Jones

Court bans random questions by officers during traffic stops

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court in a recent ruling has banned the police practice of officers using a broken taillight or a failure to signal as a justification for scouting a driver’s car for illegal guns or drugs. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the ruling instructs officers to stick to questions “reasonably related” […]
Tags: News, Portland, Northwest, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Ore AP, Oregon Supreme Court

Portland to host climate conference

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland will be hosting the return of a regional climate conference this week. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the 10th annual Northwest Climate Conference will be held at a downtown Portland hotel from Tuesday through Thursday. The event will start Tuesday evening with an open session that will talk […]
Tags: News, Ap, Portland, Northwest, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Northwest Climate Conference

US Supreme Court to hear case with Oregon implications

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court plans to hear a case with implications for Oregon’s non-unanimous jury system. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports Oregon is the only state where juries can render non-unanimous verdicts. Criminal defendants, not including those charged with murder, can be found guilty on votes of 10-2 or 11-1. The court […]
Tags: News, Oregon, Ap, Portland, Northwest, US supreme court, The U S Supreme Court, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Oregon population will grow through migration as births drop

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A new report from the state says that in future years, Oregon’s population will mostly grow through people moving into the state rather than from new births. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports Wednesday that the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis predicts the state will see deaths outnumber births sometime in the next […]
Tags: News, Oregon, Portland, Northwest, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Ore AP, Oregon Office of Economic Analysis

Oregon House speaker wants to cut tax rebate in half

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — House Speaker Tina Kotek is introducing a plan to halve cut the tax rebate Oregon residents receive. The Portland Democrat announced the idea Thursday, the day after state economists revealed that the “kicker” tax rebate could be the largest in state history. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that in a bill Kotek […]
Tags: News, Oregon, Ap, House, Portland, Northwest, Oregon House, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Tina Kotek, SALEM Ore, Kotek

Portland State picks acting president, raises tuition

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Board of Trustees at Portland State University have appointed an acting president to replace Rahmat Shoureshi, who resigned Friday after 21 months on the job. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the board gave the temporary assignment to Stephen Percy, dean of the College of Urban and Public Affairs. He’s been at […]
Tags: News, Ap, Portland, Northwest, Portland State University, Portland State, Oregon Public Broadcasting, The Board of Trustees, Rahmat Shoureshi, Stephen Percy, College of Urban

Oregon officials seek disaster declaration after flooding

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Officials in eastern Oregon are urging the governor to declare a state of emergency in response to recent flooding. Oregon Public Broadcasting reported Monday that Office of Emergency Management Director Andrew Phelps was scheduled to be in Umatilla County to assess damage Tuesday. Phelps last week declined to recommend an emergency […]
Tags: News, Oregon, Northwest, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Office of Emergency Management, Umatilla County, PENDLETON Ore AP, Andrew Phelps, Tuesday Phelps

Court finds part of juvenile sentencing law unconstitutional

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that the state is violating the U.S. Constitution when it sentences juvenile offenders to life in prison without considering their youth. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the court in its 2-1 ruling Wednesday found that the state is in conflict with the Eighth Amendment when […]
Tags: News, Portland, Northwest, Oregon Court of Appeals, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Ore AP

ODOT’s I-5 expansion would cast even larger shadow over Eastbank Esplanade

Graphics by Cupola Media via No More Freeways PDX. With so many inconvenient truths brought to light recently about the Oregon Department of Transportation’s plans to expand the I-5 freeway, one of the most disturbing is the fact that it would cast an even larger shadow over the Eastbank Esplanade. The Esplanade, opened in 2001 and named for former Mayor Vera Katz in 2004, is a beloved piece of carfree infrastructure that hugs the western edge of the freeway. It runs between the Steel Bridge...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, EA, Front Page, Cycling, Vancouver, CRC, Oregon Public Broadcasting, ODOT, MacKenzie, Oregon Department of Transportation, Willamette River, Iain Mackenzie, Aaron Brown, Columbia River Crossing, Eastbank Esplanade

Bend Bulletin owner eyes sale of some newspapers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An attorney for the long-time owner of seven newspapers in Oregon and California has said all but two are for sale. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that Western Communications filed for bankruptcy in January, triggering layoffs. A federal judge recently allowed the company to hire a firm that specializes in newspaper acquisitions […]
Tags: News, California, Oregon, Ap, Portland, Northwest, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Western Communications

Keith Rosson's Playlist for His Novel "Smoke City"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Keith Rosson's Smoke City is a surreal, genre-defying whirlwind of a road trip novel. Foreword Reviews wrote of the book: "A brilliantly haunting tale of forgiveness and redemptio...
Tags: Music, California, France, Sheriff, US, Los Angeles, David, Marvin, Portland, Joan, Discogs, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Mike, Lance, Rosemary Clooney

10 Millennial Women Talk About Where They Donate Money & Why

Millennials are more often associated with the penny-pinching $1 Venmo charge than with charitable giving. But in many of the Money Diaries we publish, right under Utilities and Spotify on the OP's list of monthly expenses is a line for donations. From Planned Parenthood to Patreon to ASPCA, millennial women are giving — regardless of how much money they make — to the causes and charities they care about.Philanthropy isn't a word reserved just for multimillionaires. Whether you factor in donati...
Tags: Spotify, Fashion, Music, Washington, Oregon, Earth, Chicago, Thailand, Aclu, Portland, Peru, Npr, Bronx, South, Venmo, Ottawa

Feds investigate Oregon company’s African wood products

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Roseburg Forest Products, one of the country’s leading manufacturers of particleboard and plywood, has ended production and sales of certain lumber products in the midst of a federal investigation into whether the wood came from the illegal logging of African rainforests. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed to Oregon Public Broadcasting […]
Tags: News, Oregon, Ap, Portland, Northwest, Customs Enforcement, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Roseburg

Eastern Oregon may be home to renewable energy project

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland General Electric is making plans to build the nation’s first large-scale renewable energy project that combines wind turbines, solar panels and battery storage. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that the Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility will be built just north of Lexington, in eastern Oregon. It would generate enough energy to power […]
Tags: News, Oregon, Environment, Portland, Northwest, Lexington, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Ore AP, Portland General Electric, Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility

Oregon art college to close after 112 years

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon College of Art and Craft will close its doors in May after a 112-year history after suffering from low enrollment and administrative turnover in recent years. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports Friday that talks with Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland State University and other entities over the past year […]
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