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Voters in Oregon narrowly passed a ballot measure aimed at curbing gun violence this past election. Enforcement complications and questions loom ahead of a Dec. 8 rollout.
Far right groups, including the Proud Boys, gathered in Portland, Ore., Sunday for what they called the "Summer of Love" rally. Anti-fascist groups also showed up. And violent altercations ensued.
Racial justice protests in Portland, Ore., have quieted down since last year. The city is now grappling with whether promises for police accountability will actually take shape in the coming months.
Portland and Seattle were the epicenter of summer protests over police misconduct, which included frequent vandalism and clashes with law enforcement. Things are quieter and we explore what's changed.
Fires have forced residents from their homes across the state. Photographers Bradley W. Parks and Jonathan Levinson have been covering the wildfires for NPR member station Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Portland is about to see a 100th consecutive night of protests. This week brought a considerable escalation in violence, with two people being killed — one on the far right and one on the far left.
The city has seen nightly protests for about three months. And police have declared riots or unlawful assemblies about half the time. But some argue the meaning of riot is too vague to be useful.
Law enforcement has responded differently to protests continuing across the U.S. NPR reporters in Portland, Ore., Beacon, N.Y., and Chicago discuss ways these cities have dealt with civil unrest.
A large gathering of protesters turned out once again on Saturday as federal officers — and the tactics they've used in attempts to quell protests — drew an increased focus.
Agents are deployed in the Oregon city amid anti-police protests. Homeland Security official Ken Cuccinelli tells NPR the tactic is being used to move detainees to a "safe location for questioning."