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VIRUS OUTBREAK SHUTDOWN DEFIANCE
BORING, Ore. — A growing number of restaurants nationwide are opening for indoor dining in defiance of strict COVID-19 regulations in their states, saying they are targeted unfairly and are barely hanging on. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 1100 words. With AP photos.
CAPITOL PROTEST OREGON
SALEM, Ore. — Sixteen days before the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and nearly 2,900 miles away, an eerily similar incident occurred at the Oregon Capitol when 50 protesters breached the building — where lawmakers were working — and clashed with law enforcement. By Sara Cline. SENT: 900 words. With AP photos.
SPOKANE, Wash. — A powerful wind storm rolled through the Pacific Northwest, killing one person and leaving a trail of damage — including a highway shut down after a landslide and a tractor-trailer that was nearly blown off a bridge. More than 500,000 people lost power. SENT: 520 words. With AP photos, AP video.
CAPITOL BREACH EXTREMISTS
BOISE, Idaho — As rioters laid siege to the U.S. Capitol, the seat of American democracy became a melting pot of extremist groups: militia members, white supremacists, paramilitary organizations, anti-maskers and fanatical supporters of President Donald Trump, standing shoulder to shoulder in rage. SENT: 1270 words.
VIRUS OUTBREAK OREGON
PORTLAND, Ore. Oregon on Wednesday surpassed 1,700 coronavirus related deaths since the start of the pandemic. SENT: 250 words. With AP photos.
SPOTTED OWL PROTECTED HABITAT
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Trump administration said Wednesday that it would slash millions of acres of protected habitat designated for the imperiled northern spotted owl in Oregon, Washington state and Northern California, much of it in prime timber locations in Oregon’s coastal ranges. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 550 words. With AP photos.
WESTERN WILDFIRES FUELBREAK FIGHT
RENO, Nev. — Environmentalists have filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S government to block plans to build up to 11,000 miles (17,700 kilometers) of fuel breaks they claim would violate the Endangered Species Act in a misguided effort to slow the advance of wildfires in six Western states. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 620 words.
CAPITOL BREACH ANTI SEMITISM
WASHINGTON — As a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol last week clamoring to overturn the result of November’s presidential election, photographs captured a man in the crowd wearing a shirt emblazoned with “Camp Auschwitz,” a reference to the Nazi concentration camp. By Elana Schor. SENT: 920 words.
SOC MLS LABOR AGREEMENT
The Major League Soccer Players Association won’t be rushed into a decision on proposed changes to the collective bargaining agreement with the league amid uncertainties about the 2021 season, the union’s executive director said. By Tim Booth. SENT: 530 words.
POLICE PROTESTS BODY CAMERAS: Judge considers ordering some police to wear body cameras.
DRONE MAKER WHISTLEBLOWER SETTLEMENT: Drone maker to pay $25M over military gear parts.
VIRUS OUTBREAK GYM FINE: Gym fined $127K for violating state coronavirus restrictions.
The AP-Portland, Ore.