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Night 57: Federal Troops, Tear Gas, and the Clash for Power

Scenes from the front lines of the 57th night of the Portland protests
When walking even a half mile from the protests your eyes begin to water, the smell of RoundUp creeps up your nose, your throat inches, then burns. Chants billow towards you: "Whose streets.... our streets."

A Night in Portland, as Federal Troops Remained ▶ [with video]

A Bend journalist spends a night in Portland during Black Lives Matter demonstrations, and tear gassings
You can smell what's ahead before anything else. A slight whiff of pepper—or perhaps more like the scent of RoundUp, left in an enclosed shed over the summer.

Coastal States Create Path Forward Together

Governors of OR, WA, CA announce plan to reopen their economies together. When that is? Still up in the air.
When the states of Oregon, Washington and California finally re-open businesses and other facilities currently shut due to COVID-19, they'll do it together. Or, at least, they'll be taking a "shared approach" to the issue. 

National Coronavirus Confusion

Trump declares a national emergency: Is the U.S. learning from the success and failure of other countries?
Is the U.S. government doing enough to slow the spread of this potentially lethal pandemic? President Donald Trump and national agencies ranging from the Center for Disease Control to the Federal Drug Administration have been the target of a never-ending stream of criticism: They've had disorganized response a highly contagious virus that poses a new threat to the human immune system.

Pet-Saving License Plate Introduced in Oregon

“Oregon Loves Pets” license plate created to fund “Spay it Forward” program
Newly developed, pet-saving license plate needs to sell 3,000 vouchers before going live.

Bobcat Bludgeoning Raises Concerns

Local vets call for guideline reform after bobcat kitten “euthanized” after wandering into school
A bobcat kitten was recently bludgeoned to death after wandering into a Eugene school, leading to statewide backlash and a widespread concern for Oregon wildlife.

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