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Oregon

  1. wildfires
    West Coast Wildfires: 4.6 Million Acres Burned and CountingAn unprecedented number of large wildfires in Washington, Oregon, and California continue to burn, while smoke literally chokes the region.
  2. protests
    Portland’s Bigger Policing Problem Was Always LocalTrump’s agents may leave Portland. Police brutality won’t.
  3. trump administration
    DHS Agents Seen in Portland Are Deploying to Chicago — and Perhaps FurtherTrump will reportedly send 150 Homeland Security officers to Chicago this week. He also threatened to send federal agents to Detroit and Baltimore.
  4. portland
    Unidentified Federal Agents Are Detaining Protesters in Portland“It’s like stop and frisk meets Guantanamo Bay,” one Oregon attorney said.
  5. gubernatorial recall
    Oregon Republicans Aim to Recall Democratic Governor Over Climate Change PlansAfter their legislators left the state to thwart a cap-and-trade bill, Republicans want to depose Brown for threatening executive action on emissions.
  6. climate change
    Oregon Republicans Flee State to Block Action on Climate ChangeState police are on the hunt for missing GOP senators who fled Oregon Thursday to prevent Democrats from passing a cap-and-trade bill.
  7. vision 2020
    The States Trump Might Plausibly Aim to Flip in 2020There are no states that look like ripe fruit for Trump, though Minnesota, New Hampshire, Maine, Nevada, and maybe Virginia are possibilities.
  8. state legislatures
    West Virginia Leads States With Boys’ Club LegislaturesSome states, like Massachusetts (bad) and Georgia (relatively good), defy partisan stereotypes on legislative gender balance.
  9. Cops Called on Black Lawmaker Campaigning in Her Own DistrictJanelle Bynum was going door-to-door outside of Portland when one of her own constituents called the police on her.
  10. The Joy of Voting by MailThe growing number of voters who don’t cast ballots on Election Day should grow to nearly everybody.
  11. Primary Roundup: Victories for Women and ProgressivesPennsylvania’s all-male congressional delegation will be a thing of the past. And Nebraskans made a surprise choice.
  12. Today’s Primary Preview: 3 Quiet States and Some Pennsylvania NoiseThe aftermath of re-redistricting in Pennsylvania’s House delegation is the highlight of four states’ primaries.
  13. California Now Preregisters 16-Year Olds to Vote When They Get Their LicensesIt’s the latest step in Motor Voter reform. Conservatives aren’t happy.
  14. In Illinois, Another Boost for Automatic Voter RegistrationIn a bipartisan step, Illinois is set to join a growing number of states that sign up eligible voters when they do business with state agencies.
  15. terrorism
    Portland Mourns Two Heroes Killed While Defending Teen Girls From Racist TiradeThe two men were stabbed to death after trying to stop a white supremacist from confronting two teens, one of whom was a Muslim wearing a hijab.
  16. crimes and misdemeanors
    Jury Acquits All 7 Leaders of Armed Occupation of Oregon Federal BuildingWhile the defendants said it was a triumph over government tyranny, others saw it as a shocking example of white privilege.
  17. only in america
    Bike Thief Lassoed by Bystander on Horseback in Oregon Walmart Parking Lot“I mean, who gets on their horse at Walmart and chases after somebody and lassoes him other than the Lone Ranger?” a witness remarked.
  18. Look for Two More Sanders Upsets in KY and ORWhat does it mean if he keeps his winning streak alive?
  19. Everything Is Coming Up TrumpThe Donald outperformed expectations on Tuesday, and now a new batch of state polls suggests he could clinch the nod before Cleveland without breaking a sweat.
  20. oregon
    Police Say Shooting of Oregon Militiaman LaVoy Finicum Was JustifiedFBI officers involved in Finicum’s death are still under investigation.
  21. Judge Gives Cliven Bundy One More Reason to Hate the Federal GovernmentGet comfortable, Cliven.
  22. the oregon wail
    Surrounded Oregon Refuge Occupiers SurrenderAfter the FBI closed in, one militant said, “The only way we’re leaving here is dead or without charges.”
  23. Cliven Bundy Tells Oregon Holdouts to StayDirectly contradicting his son’s message.
  24. the oregon fail
    Oregon Standoff Leader Ammon Bundy Calls for Refuge Holdouts to LeaveMeanwhile, nearby residents are fed up with the ordeal and just want their lives to return to normal.
  25. standoffs
    Four Holdouts Remain in Oregon StandoffMeanwhile, the FBI has released video of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum’s shooting death.
  26. standoffs
    Sheriff in Burns, Oregon: ‘This Can’t Happen Anymore’One militia member was killed during a traffic stop on Tuesday night.
  27. Oregon Wants Obama to Just Send in the Jackbooted Thugs AlreadyOregon governor Kate Brown calls on the Feds to liberate the state’s bird sanctuary from the Bundy boys.
  28. Oregon Militants Literally Toot Their Own Horns, Er, ShofarsBattle cry or cry for help?
  29. the oregon wail
    Oregon Militiamen Continue to Dig InMigratory birds are no longer the only visitors nesting in this protected habitat.
  30. Oregon Militiaman Arrested for Stealing CarsAnd, yes, they’re still there.
  31. Oregon Militia Promises to Leave at Some PointBye-bye, Bundy?
  32. Much Like Rosa Parks, Ammon Bundy Doesn’t Use TwitterFalling hard for an unverified account. 
  33. standoffs
    4 Days Later, Those Armed Militiamen Are Still Occupying a Federal Building The local sheriff told them to go away. 
  34. What We Know About the Oregon Community-College ShootingUpdated details about the victims, the police response, and how the shooter died.
  35. Anti-Drilling Protesters to Dangle From Oregon Bridge Indefinitely To the tune of $2,500 per hour.
  36. Travelers Mourn Beloved Airport Carpet With Selfies“I can’t imagine another city getting this worked up over carpet.”
  37. Kate Brown Just Became the Nation’s First Bisexual GovernorThe country has yet to elect an openly LGBT governor, however.
  38. very sad things
    Oregon Marks 74th School Shooting Since NewtownA school shooting every eight days.
  39. equal rites
    Judge Strikes Down Oregon’s Same-Sex Marriage BanCouples began marrying immediately.
  40. early and awkward
    Senate Candidates Go Through Ugly Breakups, TooOregon Republican Monica Wehby accused of “stalking” her ex last year.
  41. sad things
    Man Killed Dribbling Soccer Ball From Seattle to BrazilJust two weeks into his trip.
  42. politics
    Congressional Democrats on N.Y.-9 Loss: ‘Only in New York!’“Bizarre.”
  43. early and awful
    David Wu Is Taking His Tiger Suit and Going HomeThe scandal-plagued Democratic congressman from Oregon is resigning.
  44. rick rolls
    Oregon’s House of Representatives Rick Rolls ItselfAwesome show, great job, nice filibuster!
  45. talking heads
    John Kinnucan Wouldn’t Sing for Feds, But Now He Won’t Shut Up“If I don’t raise my voice, nobody will, because everyone has gone underground.”
  46. the great holiday hedge fund bust
    Wall Street ‘Hero’ John Kinnucan Explains HimselfHe might have worn a wire if the Feds had been nicer.
  47. islamophobia
    Someone Set Fire to the Mosque Where Portland Bomb Suspect Occasionally WorshippedSome Oregonians “fear it could be the first volley of misplaced retribution.”
  48. sting operations
    Teen Arrested After Plotting to Bomb Portland Christmas-Tree-Lighting CeremonyFBI agents nabbed him as part of a sting operation.
  49. the great holiday hedge fund bust
    Man Blows Off Feds, Law & Order Style“We … declined the young gentleman’s gracious offer to wear a wire and therefore ensnare you in their devious web.”
  50. early and often
    Democrats Win in Swing StatesMichael Bennet keeps his Senate seat in Colorado. The glass is now 10 percent full.
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