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Portland mayor declares victory over ‘I am Antifa’ challenger…

PORTLAND, Ore. — 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 frequent lightning rod for President Donald Trump. Mayor Ted…

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Portland march evolves into riot after protesters smash windows downtown

Gov. Kate Brown activated the Oregon National Guard to help police protests in Portland early Wednesday evening after some demonstrators smashed windows of downtown businesses, officials said.The damage by a small group of protesters also spurred the joint law enforcement command authorized by Brown to declare that gathering a riot. Dozens of state troopers responded…

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NYC, Seattle and Portland to Sue Trump on Funding Threat

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Fixer-Upper Portland

What the Flip? How a Fixer-Upper in Portland Brought in Big Profits

Flipping a house is a lot of work that can yield a big profit. But not every project is guaranteed to be lucrative. So what’s the key to successfully making over a fixer-upper and selling it for a gain? Our new series “What the Flip?” presents before and after photos to identify the smart construction…

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The Battle Over Portland

Illustration by Golden CosmosDr. Anthony Fauci, who has been the public face of establishment science during the AIDS crisis and the coronavirus pandemic, discusses his career as a lightning rod for criticism. Plus, we explore how white nationalists have made liberal Portland a battleground as they clash with anti-racism protesters. And Radha Blank, the writer…

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Protesters in Portland topple statues of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt

Protesters in Portland, Oregon, pulled down statues of former Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt and broke windows late Sunday amid a demonstration on what organizers called an “Indigenous Day of Rage,” NBC local affiliate KGW reported.Monday is the federal holiday Columbus Day, which some cities and states have renamed Indigenous Peoples’ Day.Earlier in the…

police Portland

Portland police union boss backing plan to limit assembly rights: report

Freedom of assembly is a right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. But after more than four months of nightly rioting in Portland, Ore., some leaders – including the head of the city’s police union — are proposing modifications for the First Amendment right.Earlier this week, a proposal called “Protect Free Speech and Safe Streets,” was…

Far-Right Portland

Far-right Portland afternoon rally spurs anxiety, but fewer than expected show up

Several hundred far-right activists, many of them in militarized helmets and body armor — and some openly carrying guns — turned out Saturday afternoon for what they termed a “free speech” event to support President Trump’s reelection, ratcheting up fears of an explosive clash with left-wing protesters who have taken to the city’s streets most…

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Portland braces for potential violent clashes between right-wing rally and protesters

NBC News’ Steve Patterson reports on the right-wing rally in Portland, Ore., that has local officials preparing for potential clashes with a protest across town.Sept. 26, 2020

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Portland police deputized as U.S. Marshals ahead of clashing demonstrations

Portland police were deputized as U.S. Marshals Saturday morning, meaning federal prosecutors can now bring charges against anyone who assaults them as they respond to what’s expected to be clashing demonstrations later in the day. That could up the consequences for rioters on a day when both far-right and left-wing activists have planned gatherings in…