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Rioters Assault Police Officers in Portland, 24 Arrested

Rioters in Portland on Monday assaulted police officers, including rocks and other hard objects. Portland Police Bureau officers observed around 8:45 p.m. people gathering with shields, body armor, and helmets at Kenton Park, near the building of the Portland Police Association, a police union. Because…

Oregon Governor Declares Emergency Ahead of Proud Boys Demonstration

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declared an emergency on Friday as state and local law enforcement prepare to try to prevent a planned demonstration and counter-demonstration in Portland from turning violent. The Proud Boys, an all-male fraternity, is set to hold a rally in the state’s…

Oregon Deputies Make 21 Arrests in Areas Under Evacuation From Wildfires

Deputies in a single county in Oregon have made 21 arrests this month alone in zones under evacuation due to wildfires. Suspects face charges including criminal trespass, burglary, possession of stolen property, felon in possession of a restricted weapon, and drug possession, the Clackamas County…

Trump Is a Feudal Lord

The Trump administration named New York City, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon, “anarchist jurisdictions” on Sunday, threatening to slash federal funding due to protests against police brutality and property damage. The announcement built on an earlier order that accused several cities of “permitting anarchy, violence, and…

6 Accused of Committing Arson in Oregon Amid Rash of Wildfires

At least six men have been arrested on arson charges for allegedly starting fires in Oregon since July. Wildfires are burning millions of acres on the West Coast, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of families, decimating a number of small towns, and leading…

Three Men Cited for Manning Illegal Roadblock Amid Wildfires

Three men were cited on Thursday for manning an illegal roadblock in Oregon. Multnomah County sheriff’s deputies responded after a report of a roadblock and civilian traffic stop on Tuesday around 8:30 p.m., the county sheriff’s office said. Deputies interviewed a driver who reported being…

Photos of the Week: Tinside Lido, Log Climber, Dragon Temple

The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, a hammock on Australian ski slopes, wildfire damage in Oregon, scorched wetlands in Brazil, flooding in Florida from Hurricane Sally, continued protests in Belarus, smoky skies over Seattle, scenes from the Crimean Fashion Week, and much more. 0…

24 Huskies Rescued From Level 3 Evacuation Zone Amid Oregon Wildfire

A team effort rescued 24 huskies stranded in a Level 3 evacuation zone near Mulino, Oregon, when wildfire warnings swept the county. Two groups of animal welfare advocates banded together to save the dogs from a potentially brutal demise after realizing the animals had been…

Judge Allows Oregon GOP Statement in Voter Guide

An Oregon judge ruled on Monday that a statement from the state’s Republican party should be allowed to appear in the voter guide. Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno previously blocked the statement from appearing in the guide, claiming that the Republicans submitted it 29…

There Won’t Be a Clear End to the Pandemic

(Gueorgui Pinkhassov / Magnum) The pandemic has rendered many activities unsafe, but thankfully it can’t stop us from fantasizing about them. A common balm that people reach for is the sentence construction “When this is over, I’m going to ____.” It seems to help, if…

Even the Coronavirus Can’t Kill the SAT and ACT

Over the summer, more than 400 colleges decided to stop requiring the SAT or the ACT for admissions, because the pandemic had made taking the tests (or even finding a location to take them) so difficult. Some institutions, such as Harvard, Princeton, and Yale, said…

The Most Important Number for the West’s Hideous Fire Season

To understand the ravenous wildfire season in the American West this year, boil some ravioli. Put the heat on high. After about 10 minutes, the pasta will go limp and start to break apart. Keep boiling. When the pot holds a shallow puddle of water…

Photos: Oregon Communities Devastated by Wildfires

More than 30 wildfires are currently burning in the state of Oregon, mostly along its Cascade Mountain range in the west. Over the past week, dry weather and strong winds drove the flames into several towns and neighborhoods, leaving some communities utterly destroyed. Thick smoke…

West Coast Wildfire Smoke Makes It to Michigan: NOAA

Wildfires in California, Oregon, and Washington state have created hazardous air conditions across the West Coast of the United States as smoke travels thousands of miles. A satellite image that was published over the weekend shows smoke from the West Coast stretching as far as…

The Democrats May Not Be Able to Concede

This is the era of expecting the worst while hoping for the merely tolerable. Some might say that the worst is already happening—economic disaster and 190,000 dead from a pandemic—while the president and his surrogates insist, in a feat of self-delusion, that the “best is…

Oregon’s Top Fire Official Resigns, Deputy Takes Over as Wildfires Rage

Oregon’s top fire marshal resigned on Saturday as wildfires keep raging across the state, and he was replaced by Chief Deputy Mariana Ruiz-Temple, according to the governor’s office and state police. Fire Marshal Jim Walker submitted his resignation to the Oregon State Police superintendent’s office…

Dozens Still Missing in Oregon as Weather Helps Fire Fight

SALEM, Ore.—A change in the weather—with winds easing and humidity rising—have helped firefighters battling massive blazes in Oregon that have taken a deadly toll from one end of the state to the other. Gov. Kate Brown said Friday that dozens of people were still missing…

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