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Gov. Kate Brown warned violence would not be tolerated as right wing extremists converge on Portland "looking for a fight"



As extreme right-wing, white supremacist groups prepare to converge on Portland tomorrow, here is a reminder of the historical significance of the place they plan to overrun and the stories of the people that lived there.


Christine Clair, winery director of Willamette Valley Vineyards, examines a cluster of pinot noir grapes at the winery's estate vineyard on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Turner, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky) 

No one knows the extent of the smoke damage to the crop, and growers are trying to assess the severity.


Activist Cameron Whitten says he has positioned his nonprofit, Brown Hope, to be a continuation of Black Lives Matter protests.  

Hazardous air quality stopped protests for a week, interrupted the more-than-100 nights of demonstrations.


In this Wednesday, July 15, 2020, file photo, Seattle Police officers walk past people holding signs and flags during a rally in support of police and other law enforcement officers, in front of City Hall in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) 

Seattle will reduce the police department’s budget and reallocate some money to community programs


In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, a person drops applications for mail-in-ballots into a mail box in Omaha, Neb. AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File) 

The Yakima, Washington judge called the changes “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election.


Portland poet Emmett Wheatfall has been involved with the Black and Jewish alliance United in Spirit Oregon since it began in 2018.  

United in Spirit Oregon brings together members of the NAACP, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, others to serve as peacemakers 



Federal officials were told that Portland police officers were explicitly told not to respond to the federal courthouse


Land and property at an intersection is scorched, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Blue River, Ore., eight days after the Holiday Farm Fire swept through the area's business district. More than 300 structures have been destroyed in the fire. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP, Pool) 

As wildfires continue to burn in Oregon and the west, here are today's updates.


Washington Governor Jay Inslee speaks during a press conference on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Malden, Wash., while linemen repair a damaged power pole behind him. Inslee was visiting Malden to meet with first responders and community members after the town was damaged by a wildfire on Monday. (Geoff Crimmins/The Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP) 

The Democratic governors say the fires are a consequence of climate change, while the Trump administration has blamed poor forest management


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