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21 Arrested In Vancouver Oil Train Protest

Jun 20, 2016
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Police arrested 19 people who refused to leave the BNSF railroad tracks in Vancouver on Saturday. They were protesting oil train service in the Northwest after a train carrying Bakken crude oil derailed in the Columbia River Gorge derailed two weeks ago.

University of Oregon students rallied Wednesday in protest of proposed tuition hikes. The rally was followed by a meeting with administration.

In east Oregon, Harney County has seen more tourists -- a lot of them Baby-Boomer birders. Now bird-watchers and business leaders alike are fretting over the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by an armed group.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown said she wants a "swift resolution" to the situation in Harney County. That's where an armed group has taken over the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Ammon Bundy emerged from a small brick building at the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday.

He wouldn’t say how many protesters were present at the site of the occupied federal complex, but fewer than 20 people were visible Sunday afternoon.

The leader of the occupation spoke in cool, calm tones as he explained why he and other self-described militiamen broke into and took over the complex Saturday.

A self-styled militia in eastern Oregon grabbed national headlines Saturday when members broke into the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. There the armed group remains Sunday, occupying the federal building in protest of what it sees as government overreach on rangelands throughout the western United States.

Teachers in Vancouver Protest State School Funding

May 13, 2015
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Many teachers in Southwest Washington took the day off Wednesday to protest state lawmakers' funding of K-12 education.

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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.

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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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.

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. 

12 Immigrant Rights Advocates Arrested In Spokane

Nov 14, 2013
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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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A Native American ceremony was held in Riverfront Park in Spokane Friday to protest plans for coal shipping terminals on the west coast.

Eugene Judge Rules In Favor Of Protesters

Aug 8, 2013

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

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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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.

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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Advocates For Klamath Dams' Removal Rally In Portland

May 31, 2013

Groups from Southern Oregon and Northern California rallied outside Senator Ron Wyden’s office in Portland Thursday.

In Olympia, May Day protesters faced-off with police in riot gear Wednesday night. But the two sides did not clash. A group of about 50 mostly young people – some of them wearing face masks - marched for more than an hour through the streets of downtown Olympia, disrupting traffic.

May Day Protests In Seattle Turn Ugly Again

May 2, 2013
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May Day began peacefully in Seattle with a march for immigration reform. But in the evening, hundreds of protesters clashed with police.

Armed Gun Rights Advocates Rally At Washington Capitol

Jan 21, 2013
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Several hundred gun rights advocates – many of them armed – rallied at the Washington state Capitol Saturday. Their purpose was to protest any new gun control measures. Similar rallies were organized in Salem, Boise and Coeur d'Alene. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports.

Obama's Portland Visit Met By Protestors

Jul 24, 2012
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President Barack Obama is in Portland this afternoon. He arrived late this morning and met with members of the Oregon National Guard.

The president also made a stop at The Gateway Breakfast House in Northeast Portland, where he greeted diners and sat at a table with three Oregon veterans.

Hundreds Rally Against Coal Exports In Portland

May 8, 2012

Hundreds of people gathered at Portland's Pioneer Square today to protest coal export projects in the Northwest. Cassandra Profita reports.

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Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber says he'll convene a workgroup to study possible changes to the state's driver's license laws for undocumented immigrants. That news prompted cheers at a May Day rally in front of the state capitol Tuesday evening. Thousands of people marked the day with demonstrations in Salem, along with other cities across the Northwest. Correspondent Chris Lehman has this report from the march in Salem.

RICHLAND, Wash. – Occupy Portland activists took to the road this weekend. About 100 protesters showed up in sunny downtown Richland Sunday afternoon. They were there to rally against nuclear power and in favor of cleaning up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Correspondent Anna King was there.

On a large stage Native Americans and Occupy coordinators like Mirium German voiced their concerns.

“Hanford is an environmental tragedy waiting to happen,” German said.