Protestors block Fourth Avenue outside Seattle City Hall during Monday's Seattle City Council budget committee voting, which included potential Seattle Police Department cuts, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times via AP)
Carmen Best, the city’s first Black police chief, said in a letter to the department that her retirement will be effective Sept. 2.READ MORE
The Portland Committee on Community-Engaged Policing Steering Committee will meet Tuesday, August 11, 2020 from 5:30 –7pmREAD MORE
Tear gas was used by police on protesters Wednesday for the first time since the U.S. agents pulled back their presenceREAD MORE
Katrina Holland, executive director of homeless services nonprofit JOIN, spearheaded the Reimagine Oregon effort.
Coalition of Black-led and Black-focused organizations takes new approach to concrete changeREAD MORE
The initiative would expand access to drug addiction treatment and recovery services, and decriminalize low-level drug possession.READ MORE
A person drops off a ballot for Washington state's primary election Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at a collection box at the King County Administration Building in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
In early returns, with nearly 17% of the vote, Loren Culp, the police chief of Republic, had the largest share among 35 other candidates.READ MORE
Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley and Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty addressed event organised by NAACP focused on Black Lives MatterREAD MORE
A speaker addresses the crowd during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Under the deal announced by Governor Kate Brown, the federal agents will withdraw in phases.READ MORE
Mayor Ted Wheeler speaks before voting to approve the PDX-Cares budget during a virtual City Council session July 22.
Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty voted no, arguing for better houseless resources.READ MORE