Many deaths feared after Oregon wildfires destroy five towns

World Sep 10, 2020

Many deaths feared after Oregon wildfires destroy five towns

An unprecedented spate of fierce, wind-driven wildfires in Oregon have all but destroyed five small towns, leaving a potentially high death toll in their wake, the governor said on Wednesday, as initial casualty reports began to surface. Hundreds of miles away in northern California, three ...

Portland clashes reflect a leftist history, but also a racist past

World | FOCUS Jul 26, 2020

Portland clashes reflect a leftist history, but also a racist past

For Portland, social conflict and street clashes are nothing new. The Oregon city has a long history of pro-labor militancy coupled with an anti-fascist culture and defiance of authorities — but also, further back, a dark segregationist history. So Portland, despite its small Black population, ...

Portland arrests and U.S. tactics spur lawsuits by Oregon and others

World Jul 19, 2020

Portland arrests and U.S. tactics spur lawsuits by Oregon and others

Oregon sued the U.S. over the detention of residents during anti-racism protests in Portland, shortly after a judge ruled that journalists alleging local police had assaulted them could add federal agents to their own lawsuit. In her suit against the Department of Homeland Security and ...