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Proud Boys And Anti-Fascists Clashed At Portland Rally

Monday, August 23, 2021

Far right groups, including the Proud Boys, gathered in Portland, Ore., Sunday for what they called the "Summer of Love" rally. Anti-fascist groups also showed up. And violent altercations ensued.


Where Portland, Oregon, Stands A Year After Being A Protest Hotspot

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Racial justice protests in Portland, Ore., have quieted down since last year. The city is now grappling with whether promises for police accountability will actually take shape in the coming months.


Was Anything Accomplished By Racial Justice Protests In The Pacific-Northwest?

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Portland and Seattle were the epicenter of summer protests over police misconduct, which included frequent vandalism and clashes with law enforcement. Things are quieter and we explore what's changed.


PHOTOS: Oregon Grapples With Historic Fires

Friday, September 11, 2020

Fires have forced residents from their homes across the state. Photographers Bradley W. Parks and Jonathan Levinson have been covering the wildfires for NPR member station Oregon Public Broadcasting.


Violence Escalates As Portland Nears 100 Consecutive Nights Of Protests

Saturday, September 05, 2020

Portland is about to see a 100th consecutive night of protests. This week brought a considerable escalation in violence, with two people being killed — one on the far right and one on the far left.


Police Declare Portland Protests A Riot But This Definition Could Be Rooted In Racism

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The city has seen nightly protests for about three months. And police have declared riots or unlawful assemblies about half the time. But some argue the meaning of riot is too vague to be useful.


How Different Cities Respond To Ongoing Protests

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Law enforcement has responded differently to protests continuing across the U.S. NPR reporters in Portland, Ore., Beacon, N.Y., and Chicago discuss ways these cities have dealt with civil unrest.


Oregon Officials Blast Trump Response To Portland Protests

Monday, July 20, 2020

Officials in Oregon are lashing out at President Trump for sending federal officers into Portland amid the ongoing protests against police brutality and racism.


Protests Grow On 52nd Night As Portland Responds To Federal Officers

Sunday, July 19, 2020

A large gathering of protesters turned out once again on Saturday as federal officers — and the tactics they've used in attempts to quell protests — drew an increased focus.


Federal Officers Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab People In Portland, DHS Confirms

Friday, July 17, 2020

Agents are deployed in the Oregon city amid anti-police protests. Homeland Security official Ken Cuccinelli tells NPR the tactic is being used to move detainees to a "safe location for questioning."


What's Next For El Paso Walmart Where 22 People Were Killed In Shooting

Friday, August 23, 2019

The site of this month's mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas did more than just kill 22 people, it also hit a public gathering space that united cultures in the cross-border community.


'Ballistic Fingerprint' Database Expands Amid Questions About Its Precision

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

A federal database of shell casings was expanded to over 200 local law enforcement agencies this year to let police use it in investigations that match casings with guns.


Mexican Women Look For Alternatives To Cesarean Sections

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Mexico has one of the highest cesarean section rates in the world. But as well-trained midwives become more available, natural birth is coming into vogue.


For Some Students, Getting An Education Means Crossing The Border

Saturday, June 17, 2017

There are hundreds of kids who are U.S. citizens but live in Mexico. Every day they walk across the border to go to school in California.