Blistering Heat Wave Threatens Seattle, Where Only a Third Have Air-Conditioning

By MAGGIE ASTOR August 1, 2017 Much of the country is used to occasional 100-degree days. Seattle, which has had just three in the past 123 years, is not. So unaccustomed is Seattle to scorching heat that, in 2015, only one-third of the housing units in its...

Portland Killings Dredge Up Legacy of Racist Laws in Oregon

By KIRK JOHNSON June 4, 2017 PORTLAND, Ore. — The fatal stabbing of two good Samaritans who intervened when a man on a commuter train shouted slurs at two women — both African-American, one in Muslim dress — has reawakened bitter memories...

Three Men Stood Up to Anti-Muslim Attack. Two Paid With Their Lives.

By DANIEL VICTOR May 28, 2017 An Army veteran, a recent college graduate and a student who once won a poetry contest by condemning prejudice stirred up by the Sept. 11 attacks intervened as a man screamed anti-Muslim insults at two women in Portland, Ore.,...