Portland Man arrested for stalking, harassing Oregon editor

February 5, 2019
Therese Bottomly, editor of The Oregonian/OregonLive, was stalked, harassed, and threatened by a Portland man that repeatedly stated Bottomly had published false information. Kevin Michael Purfield was arrested and indicted on charges that he stalked and harassed Bottomly on Jan. 29, according to OregonLive. Purfield reportedly sent numerous emails and phone calls to the newsroom alleging that Bottomly had published false information — including about the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting.Purfield, who repeatedly called the newsroom to say that …

Portland Mercury reporter Kelly Kenoyer shoved while filming Patriot Prayer rally

July 11, 2018
Portland Mercury reporter Kelly Kenoyer was shoved while covering a far right rally in Portland, Oregon, on June 3, 2018.“It was a scary experience—the first violent protest I’ve covered, and I had a bit of that violence directed at me,” she wrote in a piece for Portland Mercury. Kenoyer told Freedom of the Press Foundation that she began covering the Patriot Prayer rally around 4 p.m., at which point there were around 20 people aligned with the far-right Patriot Prayer …