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Portland Mayor Blames Violence on Small Group, Says City Isn’t a ‘Dark Dystopia’

Portland Mayor Blames Violence on Small Group, Says City Isn’t a ‘Dark Dystopia’

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Portland Mayor and Police Commissioner Ted Wheeler on Wednesday blamed continuing violence on a “a few dozen individuals” who he said are hijacking the city’s proud tradition of protesting. “They’re intent on creating mayhem and attacking and harming people, not just property. That’s a line that we can’t allow our community to cross. Not […]

Oregon Governor Says No National Guard Help for Portland Before Another Riot

Oregon Governor Says No National Guard Help for Portland Before Another Riot

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Tuesday she would not send the National Guard to help deal with continued unrest in Portland. Hours later, another riot took place. A group of about 150, many wearing helmets, gas masks, and body armor and carrying shields, descended on City Hall after 9:30 p.m. Some smashed windows and entered the building, including people […]

California Man Charged With Voter Fraud After Allegedly Voting for Dead Mother

California Man Charged With Voter Fraud After Allegedly Voting for Dead Mother

BY ZACHARY STIEBER A California man was charged with voter fraud after authorities said he voted for his dead mother in three elections. Ceasar Abutin, 55, of Norwalk, “has been charged with allegedly casting votes in three elections on behalf of his mother who had passed away,” the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Between October 2012 […]

Black Lives Matter Activists Behind Assaults in Downtown Portland, Witnesses Say

Black Lives Matter Activists Behind Assaults in Downtown Portland, Witnesses Say

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon, were involved in assaults on multiple people late on Aug. 16, including a man who was knocked unconscious and rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, according to witnesses. “They were marching around saying it. They said it repeatedly. They were doing this because this is BLM, this is Black […]

18 Arrested After Rioting in Seattle, Several Officers Injured

18 Arrested After Rioting in Seattle, Several Officers Injured

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Rioters in Seattle late Sunday launched explosives and other projectiles at police officers, leaving several injured. Eighteen people were arrested, the Seattle Police Department said. The crowd was taking part in an anti-police union march that started around 7 p.m. The group marched to the Seattle Police Officer Guild (SPOG) building on 4th Avenue South. After […]

Oregon State Police Pulling Out of Portland as Rioting Continues

Oregon State Police Pulling Out of Portland as Rioting Continues

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Oregon State Police troopers are leaving Portland despite continued violence in the state’s largest city. Troopers were helping quell the unrest that has consumed portions of the city since May 28. Capt. Timothy Fox, a state police spokesman, told The Epoch Times that the decision stemmed from the district attorney overseeing Portland deciding not to pursue some […]

California Faces ‘Massive’ Budget Cuts if Trump Unemployment Plan Implemented: Newsom

California Faces ‘Massive’ Budget Cuts if Trump Unemployment Plan Implemented: Newsom

BY ZACHARY STIEBER   Major cuts to California’s budget would be required if the state puts President Donald Trump’s new unemployment plan into place, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom. It “would create a burden the likes which even a state as large as California could never absorb without, again, massive cuts to important services, or further burdening … […]

Hundreds Turn Out for ‘Back the Blue’ Rally in Seattle Ahead of Defunding Vote

Hundreds Turn Out for ‘Back the Blue’ Rally in Seattle Ahead of Defunding Vote

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Hundreds of people attended a “back the blue” rally in Seattle on Aug. 9, voicing their opposition to efforts to defund the city’s police department. The City Council is scheduled to vote on approving cuts to the police on Aug. 10. The crowd, many of whom wore blue, chanted “SPD” and “Back the blue.” The rally was […]

New York Governor: Schools Can Reopen This Fall

New York Governor: Schools Can Reopen This Fall

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Schools in New York state can reopen this fall, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday. Cuomo, a Democrat who had held off on deciding for weeks, said the low COVID-19 infection rate in the state, along with a small number of new CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus cases and deaths, led to his choice. The statewide infection rate was 1 percent […]

Portland Rioters, Including ‘Press,’ Assault Police Officers

Portland Rioters, Including ‘Press,’ Assault Police Officers

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Demonstrators in Portland, Oregon, hurled glass bottles and pointed lasers at police officers late on Aug. 1, prompting the declaration of an unlawful assembly and two arrests. The city has been the scene of nightly unrest since May. A group of about 200 people gathered on Aug. 1 in Laurelhurst Park, several miles east […]