Overnight Curfew Extended City Wide As Groups Gather, Arrests Made Saturday Night

Several people were arrested Saturday night after an initial 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew for the downtown Eugene area was extended city wide and a local emergency declaration was invoked.

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Demonstrators Gather In Portland For 2nd Consecutive Night, Despite Curfew

UPDATE (11:22 p.m. PT) Scores of people assembled in downtown Portland for the second consecutive night Saturday, despite an 8 p.m. curfew imposed by the mayor, as nationwide protests in the name of George Floyd continued. On Monday, Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is white, planted a kneein Floyd's neck while arresting him, pinning Floyd to the ground for nearly nine minutes and suffocating him. Floyd, who is Black, died in police custody. Portland implemented an 8 p.m. curfew...

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Robin Rokobauer doesn't like to chance it. When there's a hurricane, she almost always evacuates.

Rokobauer lives in Cocoa Beach, Fla., on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and 153-mile-long Indian River Lagoon. Her mother is 93.

"She's got to have flushing toilets," Rokobauer says of her mother. "She's got to have fresh water. She's just got some physical needs that require that."

Twice now, on March 13 and again on April 27, President Trump gathered some of the country's top corporate executives — from test producers to lab processors to major retailers — to tout his plan to make COVID-19 testing widely available. His vision: Blanket the country in drive-through testing sites.

During lockdown, Kiesha Preston has heard from many people facing physical, psychological and/or sexual abuse that the violence against them is escalating without reprieve.

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Hadestown: Tiny Desk Concert

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You can probably guess that we recorded the original Broadway cast of Hadestown before the coronavirus pandemic made live theater (live anything) an untenable risk. The reminders are everywhere — in the way 16 performers bunch up behind the desk, singing formidably in close proximity as a large crowd gathers just off camera — that this took place in the Before-Times. To be specific, on March 2.

On the south side of Minneapolis over the weekend, Safia Munye and her family walk up to the door of what was Mama Safia's Kitchen.

A volunteer from the neighborhood walks out onto Lake Street.

"Is this your business?" she asks.

Safia and her daughter Saida Hassan nod silently.

"I'm sorry," the woman says.

It's the first time they've seen it since fiery protests erupted in cries for racial justice and state troopers in riot gear blocked the road to this street.

Through days of unrest, dozens of American cities — from Minneapolis to Atlanta, from New York to Grand Rapids, Mich. — have been wracked by violent protests.

2 Tribal Casinos In Connecticut Roll The Dice And Reopen

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Tribal casinos in Connecticut reopening on Monday in defiance of state leadership. They are the latest to make that decision.


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