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Portland’s grim reality: 100 days of protests, many violent

Once hailed as one of the most livable U.S. cities, Portland, Oregon, is grappling with an uncertain future as it reaches a stunning benchmark: 100 consecutive nights of racial injustice protests marred by vandalism, chaos — and the killing of a supporter of President Donald Trump.

Portland prepares for U.S. agents to step back from protests

The Trump administration and Oregon leaders declared victory after it was announced that U.S. agents guarding a federal courthouse during violent demonstrations in Portland will pull back, but it wasn't clear the agreement will reduce tensions that have led to more than two months of protests.

‘Possible militia threat’ shuts down Oregon statehouse amid walkout

Republican state senators in Oregon continued to engage in a high-stakes game of brinksmanship Friday with Democratic lawmakers, saying they are prepared to sue if the Senate president goes through with a threat to impose a $500 fine for each day they delay a vote on a landmark climate plan.

Sen. Murray asks Gov. Brown for toll voting privileges

Another voice has joined the conversation about tolls on Portland-area freeways. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., sent a letter to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Friday asking for Washington to have additional input in the state’s studies and implements tolling on Interstate 5 and 205.

Candidates in Oregon’s top election race building war chests

An election to choose Oregon’s next governor is more than a year away and the primary is eight months down the road, but the main Democratic and Republican candidates’ fundraising is already going full steam, with a total of almost $2.4 million raised so far.

Public records suit shows value of media

If media institutions didn’t exist, government agencies, businesses and wealthy individuals could easily shoo away citizens seeking public records.