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AP Explains: A look at rallies, recent tension in Portland

Aug. 17, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The liberal city of Portland, Oregon, is again expected to be a flashpoint because of a right-wing rally planned Saturday. The out-of-town groups will likely be met by anti-fascist protesters, and the police will be out in force. The city has seen violent protests before. Here is a...

Portland, Oregon, awaits right-wing rally, counter protests

Aug. 17, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than two dozen local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and the Federal Protective Service, were in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday to help police there monitor a right-wing rally that's expected to draw demonstrators from around the U.S. Self-described...

Arrests precede major demonstrations in Portland, Oregon

Aug. 16, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities arrested the leader of a right-wing group on the eve of a rally that's expected to draw people from around the U.S. to Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, prompting Patriot Prayer's Joey Gibson to urge his followers to "show up one hundred-fold" in response. Self-described...

Portland mayor decries violence, hatred ahead of rally

Aug. 15, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland, Oregon, said Wednesday that people planning violence or espousing hatred at a weekend protest by right-wing groups in the liberal city "are not welcome here." Mayor Ted Wheeler spoke at a rally with other leaders ahead of the event Saturday, which is also...

Fernandez scores twice in Timbers' 3-2 win over Fire

Aug. 15, 2019 2:11 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brian Fernandez scored twice and the Portland Timbers held off Chicago 3-2 on Wednesday night with the Fire playing a man down for 60 minutes of the match. It was Portland's second straight win at home to start a 10-game homestand. The Timbers (11-9-4) had a challenging 12-game road...

Wyoming wind farm making same power with 80% fewer turbines

Aug. 14, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Bigger, more efficient equipment will allow an electric utility to redevelop Wyoming's first commercial wind farm so it produces the same amount of power with far fewer turbines, an example of the growing feasibility of renewable energy in the top U.S. coal-mining state. Portland,...

Risk of clashes at rally mobilizes Portland, Oregon, police

Aug. 13, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police are mobilizing to prevent clashes between out-of-state far-right groups planning a rally here and the homegrown anti-fascists who oppose them as America's culture wars seep into this progressive haven. Saturday's rally — and the violence it may bring —...

Timbers down Whitecaps 3-1 in Cascadia Cup match

Aug. 11, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Marvin Loria and Jeremy Ebobisse each scored second-half goals to give the Portland Timbers a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps in a rainy Cascadia Cup rivalry match on Saturday night. Sebastian Blanco also scored for the Timbers, who were playing the first of a 10-match...

MLS teams navigate new 'no political display' policy

Aug. 10, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Major League Soccer's new policy that bans political displays at matches is stirring controversy in the Pacific Northwest, where supporters' culture is often intertwined with politics and social issues. The Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers have banned signs and flags with the...

Judge rules for Oregon in sanctuary state case with Trump

Aug. 9, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A U.S. judge ruled that the Trump administration cannot withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants from Oregon to force the nation's first sanctuary state to cooperate with U.S. immigration enforcement. U.S. District Judge Michael J. McShane, in Eugene said in his ruling late...