The air remains hazardous to the residents of Portland, Oregon due to the nearby wildfires. Accordingly, nightly protests have been halted for the last few days as the community focuses on mutual aid for those affected by the fires and everyone safeguards their homes from the smoke.
There are many resources online to track local air quality, this is one of them: AirNow.gov
Even as the hazardous air looks like it will persist at least until later this week, the protest community appears to be planning the location of the next demonstration.
As soon as it’s safe to breathe the air, we’re going back to ICE.— #??????? (@safePDXprotest) September 14, 2020
The idea of focusing on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility is likely due to the news that broke today, concerning the treatment of ICE detainees while in custody.
The New Yorker
- How to stay safe in a smoky pandemic: Your questions answered, and science explained
- ‘I don’t think science knows’: Visiting fires, Trump denies climate change
- Air quality alert for western Oregon and southwest Washington extended through ThursdayAlaska Air suspends all PDX flights, citing wildfire smoke
- Man arrested twice in 12-hour span for starting fires near I-205
- Mark yourself safe from Oregon wildfires on statewide registry; check for your loved ones
- Oregon wildfire closures for Tuesday: Some school districts cancel classes due to poor air quality (live updates)
- What are the long-term health problems caused by exposure to wildfire smoke? The data doesn’t exist yet
- Wyden: Smoke suffocating the West Coast is ‘debt coming due’ on ‘lousy’ forest management
- 5 things you can do right now to improve your indoor air quality
- Good Afternoon, News: Hazardous Smoke To Hang Around, Reporter Threatened by Vigilantes, and Trump Pooh-Poohs Climate Change
- How to Help Oregonians Affected by Wildfires
- Wildfire Update: Progress Made on Fires, But Smoke to Stay Through the Week
- Ice detainees faced medical neglect and hysterectomies, whistleblower alleges
- Oregon prisoners evacuated due to fires are being pepper sprayed by guards
The New York Times
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- Protests erupt in Lancaster, Pa., following shooting death by police officer
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- Before a Clackamas County sheriff’s deputy spread unfounded antifa wildfire rumors, a supervisor did
- Black Lives Matter protests undercut by ‘disinformation;’ violence risk is high in run-up to election: U.S. Crisis Monitor report
- Oregon’s inmate transfers due to wildfires ‘did not go as smoothly’ as intended, state concedes
- Don’t Miss “Eyes on the Ground: A Conversation With Portland’s Protest Journalists”
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