Portland police announced Thursday they have made an arrest in the 2019 high-profile murder of a local anti-fascist. The case has drawn national attention in the years since, largely due to local activists’ insistence that police were not actively trying to find those involved in the murder of Sean Kealiher because of his political views.
The two officers who killed a man in southwest Portland in February were not indicted by the grand jury that was assigned to hear the evidence, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office announced
The occupants of Portland’s Charles Jordan Community Center on a blistering hot Tuesday afternoon offered a reminder of who will be hardest hit by the climate disasters that have become almost routine in the Pacific Northwest: the poorest residents.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler recently declared a gun violence emergency in the city. He has also issued three different emergency declarations around homelessness this year. Portland’s new Community Safety Division is leading the efforts to address both homelessness and gun violence. We hear from Mike Myers, the leader of that division.
Portland forestry officials are bracing for a major die-off of ash trees as an invasive beetle spreads through the region. The emerald ash borer has killed more than 100 million trees in the U.S. since its discovery in Michigan in 2002, and Oregon officials have long-feared its arrival.