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Portland, Oregon Commissioner’s Home Vandalized After Vote

PORTLAND, Ore. — People in Portland threw flares and paint-filled balloons at the house of a city commissioner for Oregon’s largest city after he cast the deciding vote against cutting $18 million from city’s police budget, authorities said. The vandalism …

Portland Chief: Violent Protests Come ‘at Increased Cost’

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland’s police chief has denounced protesters who broke windows and set a fire to a business in the upscale apartment building where Mayor Ted Wheeler lives, labeling the events an escalation in the street violence that Oregon’s …

Riot Declared Outside Portland Public Safety Building

PORTLAND, Ore. — Police forced protesters away from a law enforcement building in Oregon’s biggest city early Sunday, as efforts to stop the demonstrators from gathering at the building seemingly fell apart. The protesters apparently had plans Saturday night to …

Portland Protesters Set Fires, Use Mortar; 2 Officers Hurt

PORTLAND, Ore. — Protesters outside a Portland police union building set fires and used a mortar to launch commercial grade fireworks at police and officials said Monday that two officers were injured and 16 demonstrators were arrested. A day after …

Riot Declared as Fire Burns in Portland Police Union Offices

PORTLAND, Ore. — A fire inside a police union building led authorities in Portland, Oregon, to declare a riot and force protesters away from the offices as violent demonstrations continue in the city that had hoped for calm after federal …

Portland Protesters Gassed After Setting Fire at Courthouse

PORTLAND, Ore. — Protesters outside Portland’s U.S. courthouse set a fire in the building’s entryway early Monday in yet another night of conflict with federal agents who repeatedly tear gassed the demonstrators to drive them away, officials said. Authorities over …

Portland Neighborhood Told to Fix Own Potholes

The city of Portland is telling a neighborhood with poor streets to fix its own potholes. The Oregon city says street repairs are not its responsibility in the southwest Portland neighborhood because the roads were not up to code when …

Portland Tire-Slashing Toll: 500 Vehicles, $250K

For about six months, somebody armed with what resembles a small ice pick has been puncturing tires in Portland, Ore., neighborhoods and otherwise vandalizing vehicles at a rate of 30 to 40 a week. Police say the number of vehicles …

Oregon Police Don’t Plan to Review NFL Player’s Crash

Portland, Ore., police have no plans to further investigate a car accident involving Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh after two women claimed they suffered injuries in the wreck. The two women, who were not identified in a police report, …