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PORTLAND, Ore | FBI agent found not guilty of lying about gunshots

PORTLAND, Ore — An FBI agent has been found not guilty of lying about firing shots at a militia leader who participated in the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge. A jury on Friday returned the verdict on W. Joseph Astarita. Astarita was charged with making false statements and obstruction of justice after telling … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore | FBI agent found not guilty of lying about gunshots

PORTLAND, Ore | Ex-Nike employees sue company, alleging unequal compensation

PORTLAND, Ore — Four women who used to work for Nike filed a federal lawsuit alleging the company violated state and U.S. equal-pay laws and fostered a work environment that allowed sexual harassment. The suit filed Thursday in Portland, Oregon, is among the first to hit the company since complaints about pay and bad managers … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore | Ex-Nike employees sue company, alleging unequal compensation

SALEM, Ore | Oregon police chief orders review of use of force at protest

SALEM, Ore — Portland police are accused of being heavy-handed and reportedly causing some injuries against people protesting a rally by extreme-right demonstrators. The city’s new police chief on Sunday called for a review of officers’ use of force, which included stun grenades. The Oregon chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Portland … Continue reading SALEM, Ore | Oregon police chief orders review of use of force at protest

PORTLAND, Ore. | Police move to clear rowdy protests in Portland, Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore.— Small scuffles broke out Saturday as police in Portland, Oregon, deployed “flash bang” devices and other means to disperse hundreds of right-wing and self-described anti-fascist protesters. Just before 2 p.m., police in riot gear ordered people to leave an area downtown, saying demonstrators had thrown rocks and bottles at officers. “Get out of … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore. | Police move to clear rowdy protests in Portland, Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. | Heavy police presence as right-wing rally begins in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore.— A right-wing group and self-described anti-fascist counter-protesters rallied in Portland, Oregon, Saturday as police tried to prevent the gatherings from turning violent as they have before. Demonstrators aligned with Patriot Prayer and an affiliated group, the Proud Boys, gathered around mid-day in a riverfront park. The hundreds of opposing demonstrators faced them from … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore. | Heavy police presence as right-wing rally begins in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. | Reports: Oregon has pot oversupply, Colorado hits the mark

PORTLAND, Ore.— Two of the first states to broadly legalize marijuana took different approaches to regulation that left Oregon with a vast oversupply and Colorado with a well-balanced market. But in both states pot prices have plummeted. An Oregon report by law enforcement found nearly 70 percent of legal marijuana grown goes unsold, while a … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore. | Reports: Oregon has pot oversupply, Colorado hits the mark

PORTLAND, Ore | Violent protests again draw attention to Portland, Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Viral videos of bloody fistfights and skirmishes between right-wing activists and self-described anti-fascists have drawn national attention to Portland, Oregon. It’s a city of storied political activism that has struggled to keep the peace at dueling rallies representing a microcosm of the nation’s political division. Tensions erupted most recently when members … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore | Violent protests again draw attention to Portland, Oregon

SALEM, Ore | Water advisory lifted in Oregon area following tests

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Officials in Salem, Oregon, have lifted a drinking water advisory after tests determined the water is safe. City officials lifted the advisory on Saturday after tests on samples collected on Wednesday and Thursday found toxin levels below advisory levels. Officials announced the advisory on Tuesday due to an algae bloom in … Continue reading SALEM, Ore | Water advisory lifted in Oregon area following tests