"If we don't take this proactive step now, I fear the consequences could be devastating," Portland Fire & Rescue Chief Sara Boone said.
Temperatures in Oregon are expected to reach 114 degrees on Monday and cool down a bit during the week, according to the National Weather Service.
The Pacific Northwest region is experiencing temperatures between 25 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the typical average.
States across the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, Canada, are experiencing a rare and intense heat wave.
"We're going to have to get used to this going forward," Kristie Ebi, a professor at the University of Washington, said as temperatures in the Pacific Northwest reached record highs.
"Thank you for flying the BLM flag. It will make it easier to identify who is a socialist, racist, woke and un-American when the fighting breaks out," an anonymous letter said.
Record-breaking, triple-digit temperatures have been forecast, with a heat wave set to start this weekend in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada and California.
Portland has seen a decrease in foot traffic after protests, riots and COVID-19 restrictions, but maintains hope the tourism industry will bounce back.
The woman caught vandalizing the monument swore at observers and expressed anger that it had replaced a statue honoring a white man.
"There's got to be more out there — more just like her," Cathy Boone's father said.
"There's a huge group I think we haven't tapped that want to get vaccinated and just haven't made the time, so yes, I think this is the place to do that," Dr. Mays said Wednesday.
"So as we fire the teachers who sexually abuse our children, we will be firing the teachers who do racist things to our children and traumatize them," eighth grade teacher Katherine Watkins said.
Erin Wenzel said she was acting as a medical assistant during a protest on August 14, when she was struck several times by police.
The killing of Alexandra Arb-Bloodgood is the 23rd homicide involving gunfire in Portland, Oregon this year.
Politics, vaccine hesitancy and COVID fatigue have become significant factors in the Pacific Northwest—and may hold lessons for the rest of the U.S.
Justice Department statistics show that 80% of police departments with more than 500 officers have adopted body cameras.
Swastikas among other graffiti desecrated the Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Washington Park in Portland, Oregon.
Weeks into increasingly violent riots and demonstrations, activists in Seattle and Portland are spreading out their "direct actions" as a way to stretch police resources.
The open letter was published in We Out Here Magazine (WOHM), a Northwest hip-hop lifestyle magazine, in response to "ongoing behavior seen as detrimental to Black Liberation."
At around 9:50 p.m. local time, one person was seen breaking and spray painting the windows of a local Starbucks "near the area of Southwest 4th Avenue/Southwest Morrison Street."
The altercation happened after Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler declared a state of emergency yesterday ahead of the Derek Chauvin verdict.
Security footage captured a suspect starting the fire at a nearby dumpster on Monday. The flames then went up an exterior wall of the Portland Garment Factory, causing significant damage and a partial roof collapse
The protesters screamed phrases like "Quit your jobs!", "Shame on you!", "You guys are murderers!", "We're sick and tired of you murdering people!" and other insults.
The violence comes after a Daunte Wright, 20-year-old black man, was killed in Minnesota, after being shot by a police officer on Sunday afternoon.
"The community is sick and tired of people engaging in criminal destruction and violence and doing it under the guise of some noble cause," Wheeler said during a Monday news conference with other local leaders.
Police used the tactic to control dozens of protesters as unrest returned to the Oregon city.
Police said an officer was punched in the face and later tear gas was used to disperse the crowds after they marched through the city in protest against an oil pipeline.
"The destruction and damage to kind of every aspect of our system was significant. The storm was unprecedented and came in three waves which created its own set of challenges," Elizabeth Lattanner, a spokesperson for Portland General Electric told Newsweek.
Authorities said the vehicle was heading south on the span of Interstate 205 that connects Oregon and Washington before it careened into the river around 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Officers were found to have used force more than 6,000 times last year between late May and mid-November.