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Portland in contempt of order limiting impact munitions

Dec. 1, 2020 4:41 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has found the city of Portland in contempt of his order that limited the use of less-lethal impact munitions during protests. U.S. District Judge Marco A. Hernandez ruled Monday that police violated his order three times on June 30 as officers declared an unlawful...

FILE - In this March 15, 2020, file photo, a Red Robin restaurant in Tigard, Ore., has closed some tables in order to maintain social distancing between diners per CDC guidelines. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, announced a statewide two-week

Oregon businesses worry about lack of economic backstop

Nov. 16, 2020 5:43 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In March life in Oregon, and across the country, came to a screeching halt. Restaurants only served meals in to-go bags. Long-term care facilities locked their doors in an effort to save their tenants. Playgrounds were childless and classrooms were operated through computer screens....

Police arrest a protester as clashes during a march following the presidential election Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Portland, Ore.  (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)

Portland, Oregon commissioner's home vandalized after vote

Nov. 6, 2020 6:47 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People in Portland threw flares and paint-filled balloons at the house of a city commissioner for Oregon's largest city after he cast the deciding vote against cutting $18 million from city's police budget, authorities said. The vandalism happened late Thursday night after 60 people...

Oregon officials announce new COVID-19 restrictions

Nov. 6, 2020 6:39 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Following a record-breaking day of COVID-19 cases in Oregon, officials on Friday announced new restrictions that will be implemented in at least five of the state's counties as part of a two-week pause on social activities. The updated safety measures, which begin Nov. 11, include...

Back the Blue police supporters, left, stand next to Black Lives Matter protesters calling for defunding the police, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)

Portland, Oregon rejects bid to cut $18M more from police

Nov. 5, 2020 7:30 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City commissioners in Portland, Oregon on Thursday rejected a budget amendment that would have slashed another $18 million from the Portland Police Bureau amid months of racial justice protests and shifted the money to the city’s pandemic response. The commission voted 3-2...

People wanting to be election challengers yell as they look through the windows of the central counting board as police were helping to keep additional challengers from entering due to overcrowding, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

More than a dozen arrested as protesters demand vote count

Nov. 5, 2020 1:28 PM EST

Police arrested dozens of people in Seattle, Minneapolis and Portland, Oregon overnight during protests demanding a tally of all votes in the US election, and smaller groups backing President Donald Trump returned to tabulation sites in closely contested states to insist counting be halted. In Seattle, seven...

Oregon State Police arrest a protester in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, following Tuesday's election. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Election demonstrators arrested in Seattle and Portland

Nov. 5, 2020 10:25 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Seattle and Portland, Oregon arrested more than a dozen people as hundreds took to the streets to demand a full count of all presidential election votes and a halt to President Donald Trump's court challenges to stop counts in some key battleground states, officials said....

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2020, file photo, Mayor Ted Wheeler poses in a City Hall office in Portland, Ore. Mayor Wheeler is facing Sarah Iannarone in the election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein, File)

Portland, Oregon, mayor declares win after tight contest

Nov. 4, 2020 5:15 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland, Oregon, declared victory Wednesday after a bruising campaign that sandwiched him between a tough challenger to his political left and anger from moderate voters and business owners frustrated with five months of near-nightly protests that made the city a...

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2020, file photo, Mayor Ted Wheeler poses in a City Hall office in Portland, Ore. Mayor Wheeler is facing Sarah Iannarone in the election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein, File)

Portland mayor challenged from left amid Oregon protests

Nov. 4, 2020 12:51 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's Portland mayor fought for a second term in an election upended by the city’s sustained protests against racial injustice and police brutality and by the national attention from President Donald Trump and right-wing groups that support him. Mayor Ted Wheeler, a career...

An election worker sorts mail-in ballots at the Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Oregon voters approve ‘magic’ mushrooms for therapeutic use

Nov. 4, 2020 12:40 AM EST

Voters in Oregon have passed a measure legalizing controlled, therapeutic use of psilocybin mushrooms, as well as a measure decriminalizing possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine, LSD, oxycodone and some other drugs. They’ve also approved measures on cigarette taxes and political contributions....