Demetria Hester, center, speaks to the media after being released from the Multnomah County Justice Center on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Hester became a leading activist in the racial justice movement after she was assaulted by a white supremacist three years ago. Authorities said Hester won't be charged following her arrest early Monday. Hester had been booked on suspicion of disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officer during the protest that began Sunday night. Hester’s arrest drew a sharp rebuke from national Black Lives Matter activists, who are increasingly focusing on demonstrations in Oregon’s largest city. (Brooke Herbert/The Oregonian via AP) less … [Read more...] about No charges for many arrested at ongoing Portland protests
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Jimenez, who’d worked at Bryco for more than a decade, offered $510,000 for the company, beating Maxfield’s bid of $505,000. Maxfield’s attorneys questioned how Jimenez had the financial resources for such a purchase, noting his salary at Bryco was only $30,000 a year. Jimenez claimed the money would come out of his life savings, but The New York Times later reported that on the same day he won the bidding, Shining Star Investments, LLC, a gun distributor owned by Jennings’s second ex-wife, wired Jimenez $430,000. Jennings’s lawyer at the time denied his client had funded the wire transfer and said it was an “arms-length transaction.” … [Read more...] about A Shady Gun Company Cheated Death and Cashed In
Many hotels are in similarly precarious positions. More than half of the 600-plus hotel owners in a recent survey said they're in danger of losing their properties to foreclosure due to the pandemic, according to a recent American Hotel & Lodging Association survey of more than 1,200 owners, operators, and employees. It was conducted July 23–27. … [Read more...] about As the Pandemic Empties Office Buildings, Can Those Spaces Help Solve the Housing Crisis?
Portland has been a site of ongoing demonstrations since Floyd's death in May in Minneapolis police custody, with large groups calling for an end to racial injustice and police brutality. Though the protests have been largely peaceful, protesters have clashed with police, and a demonstration over the weekend was declared a riot by Portland police. … [Read more...] about Peaceful Portland protesters will not be prosecuted to avoid ‘irreparable harm,’ DA announces