Ferguson March
6:02 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Ferguson Protesters March In Olympia, Block Rush Hour Traffic

Protesters marching in "solidarity" with Ferguson, Missouri block traffic near an I-5 on ramp in Olympia Friday evening.
Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

Protesters chanted the name of the Missouri teenager who was shot by police. They marched on the State Capitol in Olympia Friday afternoon. 

The group of about 50 protestors blocked a traffic circle leading from the Washington Capitol Campus out to Interstate 5.  They brought state employees leaving work to a complete halt.

Protestors surrounded a pick-up truck. They held a sign that said "Black Lives Matter".

There were drivers who were clearly frustrated, trying to do u-turns, and were honking.  It was absolute gridlock at the state capitol.

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Crime, Law And Justice
5:02 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Northwesterners Protest Ferguson Decision

A rally was held in Salem to protest the grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown case.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 3:41 pm

People in several Northwest cities raised their voices in protest Tuesday over a grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson, Missouri, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown an unarmed black 18-year-old.

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Oregon Protest Restrictions
5:00 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Oregon Court Allows Rule Banning Overnight Protests At Capitol

Michele Darr was among the protesters arrested for trespassing during a 2009 anti-war demonstration at the Oregon capitol.
Credit Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

The Oregon Legislature has the right to ban protestors from using the capitol steps overnight. That's the upshot of a ruling Thursday by the Oregon Supreme Court. The case involved anti-war protesters speaking out against the deployment of Oregon National Guard troops to Iraq and Afghanistan back in 2009.

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Human Rights Protest
7:26 am
Fri February 14, 2014

More Than 60 People Protest Silently For Gay Rights At Idaho Capitol

More than 60 people protested inside Idaho’s capitol Thursday. They want lawmakers to add the words “sexual orientation and gender identity” to Idaho’s Human Rights Act. 

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Immigration Reform Rally
6:22 am
Thu November 14, 2013

12 Immigrant Rights Advocates Arrested In Spokane

The statewide One America organized about 100 people to attend the rally. They want Speaker Boehner to bring up a vote in Congress this year on giving immigrants a path to citizenship.
Credit Justin Valas/Flickr

Spokane police arrested twelve immigrant’s rights advocates Wednesday outside of Representative Cathy McMorris Rodger’s office. Their acts of civil disobedience were aimed at third ranking GOP member McMorris Rodgers and House Speaker John Boehner.

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Native American Protests
6:17 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Totem To Protest Coal Facilities Visits Spokane

An example of these totem poles created by the Lummi Nation’s House of Tears Carvers was erected in the Congressional Cemetery of Washington D.C.
Credit Elvert Barnes

A Native American ceremony was held in Riverfront Park in Spokane Friday to protest plans for coal shipping terminals on the west coast.

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Free Speech Plaza
4:47 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Eugene Judge Rules In Favor Of Protesters

A Eugene municipal judge has ruled that Lane County officials were wrong to close the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza to protesters last December.

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Oil Megaloads
6:24 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Nez Perce Attempt To Halt Oil Sands Shipment Through Reservation

The national debate over oil development took an unusual turn on an Idaho highway early Tuesday morning. For nearly two hours, members of the Nez Perce Tribe blocked the passage of a giant water evaporator headed for the oil sands of Alberta, Canada.

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Oil Terminal
7:01 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Hundreds Protest Vancouver Oil Terminal

The rally and march, organized by Portland Rising Tide, drew marchers from as far away as Benton County, Oregon and Olympia, Washington, with concerns about a range of processing and transportation projects.
Credit April Baer

Hundreds of people came to Vancouver's waterfront Saturday for a sun-baked demonstration against the fossil fuel industry, and its projects in the Northwest. April Baer reports.

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Coal Plan Hearings
5:48 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Hundreds Turn Out For Hearing On Columbia River Coal Plan

Protest organizers held what they dubbed a "people's hearing" outside the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality meetings in Portland. Resident Mark Hill said the department is not looking at the bigger picture.
Credit Cassandra Profita

Coal opponents danced, waved banners and cheered Tuesday outside a Portland hearing about a proposed export terminal. It was a quieter scene inside the meetings in Eastern and Western Oregon, where officials heard hundreds of public comments.

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