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NORTHWEST NEWS

Delta variant has become dominant in Oregon

As daily COVID-19 cases doubled in the past week, Oregon health officials reported Thursday that the highly transmissible delta variant has now become the dominant coronavirus variant in the state.

Portland Approves $600k to Settle Cop's Fatal Shooting

Terrell Johnson was shot at SE Flavel MAX station on May 10, 2017, while experiencing a mental health crisis

New Portland School Board Chair and Vice Chair Discuss Problems, Opportunities of Coming Year

In-classroom instruction, district redrawing, and bond money for Black students suggest busy academic year.

Extreme Weather Fuels Oregon Wildfires; Outside Help Sought

The 569-square-mile Bootleg Fire is burning 300 miles southeast of Portland and keeps growing by miles each day

NEWS BRIEFS

Contractor Selected for Two-Year Morrison Bridge Painting Project

This will be the first time the Morrison Bridge river spans have been painted since the bridge opened 63 years ago in 1958. ...

Carless Zone: Hawthorne Between SE 30th and Cesar Chavez

Celebrate 38 years with neighbors and friends! ...

Multi-cultural Readers Series & Film Festival Coming to the Pacific Northwest

PassinArt: A Theatre Company is hosting the inaugural Pacific Northwest Multi-Cultural (PNMC) Readers Series & Film Festival from...

Welcome Back to the Heart of Portland Event to be Held July 23-25

Free event features Pink Martini, Rose City Rollers, pop-up market, and other entertainment at various locations downtown. ...

Union Workers at Fred Meyer Vote to Authorize Strike

Union officials say Fred Meyer rejected a proposal to allow workers to refuse a task that would put themselves or the public in...

States share resources as wildfires rage across US West

BLY, Ore. (AP) — Crews from multiple states are battling wildfires in Montana, where five firefighters were injured combatting one of numerous blazes that have ravaged rural lands and threatened or destroyed homes across the U.S. West. The nation's largest wildfire, southern...

Wildfires blasting through West draw states to lend support

BLY, Ore. (AP) — Out-of-state crews headed to Montana Saturday to battle a blaze that injured five firefighters as the U.S. West struggled with a series of fires that have ravaged rural lands and destroyed homes. Progress was being made on the nation's largest blaze, the...

Drinkwitz, Pittman back for Southeastern Conference encores

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Missouri and Arkansas both had some encouraging signs, if not great records, in their first seasons under new coaches. Now, the Tigers’ Eliah Drinkwitz and Razorbacks’ Sam Pittman are among four second-year Southeastern Conference coaches trying to...

OPINION

Black America Needs a ‘New Normal’: Equitable Credit Access to Build Wealth

The rippling effects of a massive economic downturn has caused the nation to lose 9.5 million jobs - more losses than even those of the Great Recession ...

The President Needs to Pull Out All Stops

Majority Whip Clyburn, Democratic leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, made the observation that the filibuster currently being used in the U.S. Senate to block the Voting Rights Bill as well as the George Floyd Bill, is a matter of tradition and not...

NAACP Vancouver Letter to the Community: Police Accountability

NAACP Vancouver reacts to the descision in the case of Jonah Donald, a Black man shot and killed by a Clark County deputy ...

The Qualified Immunity of Whiteness

The systemic racism in the American criminal justice system is obvious to all who care to see it. And one of its worst abuses is the policy of qualified immunity. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Michigan resident says noose in window meant for politicians

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A white man in western Michigan said a noose he hung in a window was a statement against corrupt politicians and had nothing to do with race. Someone took a photo of the noose in a second-floor window at Greg Kazemier’s Grand Rapids home and posted...

After vandalism, NYC George Floyd statue cleaned, will move

NEW YORK (AP) — A statue of George Floyd that was defaced in Brooklyn has been cleaned and is headed for Manhattan's Union Square. The artwork was unveiled on the Juneteenth holiday in a spot on Flatbush Avenue. Five days later on June 24, it was vandalized with black paint...

'This can be me': Black participation rising in gymnastics

TOKYO (AP) — There's a phenomenon that happens every time Simone Biles appears on a screen inside Power Moves Gymnastics & Fitness. As if flipping a switch, the young women of color on the gym's competitive team spring to life, fueled by the jolt of adrenaline that comes...

ENTERTAINMENT

Home Fires: Volcanic lava sparks decorative design

Mother Earth has been blowing off lots of steam lately – as well as ash and a mess of lava. The volcanic eruptions, and the pumice and other rock they leave in their wake, have inspired some remarkable decorative design. Scores of volcanoes are spewing now, from Indonesia to...

NYFF to open with Joel Coen’s ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’

Joel Coen’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth” starring Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington will have its world premiere on opening night of the New York Film Festival, organizers said Thursday. The 59th edition of the festival kicks off Sept. 24. Washington plays the Scottish...

Eilish concert film coming; Rockettes return for holiday

A look at what's happening the world of music as artists announce their touring plans and concert venues plan their reopenings after being shuttered by the pandemic. BILLIE'S POST-ALBUM CONCERT The Billie Eilish concert film “Happier than Ever: A Love...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

EXPLAINER: The Olympic soccer team that doesn't quite exist

TOKYO (AP) — It was Caroline Weir’s hesitancy about a seemingly innocuous question that piqued curiosity about...

China's Yang takes first gold at uneasy Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Hardly half a day passed before politics, the pandemic and blistering heat impacted events across...

Mind the gap: The basketball world is catching up to the US

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — When the Dream Team era started in 1992, most of the NBA players in the Olympics...

From solo jogging to solidarity: Park runs resume in England

LONDON (AP) — After 16 months of solo jogging, Saturday's return of the weekly 5-kilometer mass runs in...

Tens of thousands march for LGBTQ rights at Berlin parade

BERLIN (AP) — Around 65,000 revelers marched for LGBTQ rights at Berlin’s annual Christopher Street Day...

UN experts: Africa became hardest hit by terrorism this year

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Africa became the region hardest hit by terrorism in the first half of 2021 as the Islamic...

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