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NORTHWEST NEWS

Portland Mayor: Police Should Prepare for Body Cameras

Portland, Oregon, Mayor Ted Wheeler is directing the police bureau to prepare for a body worn camera program in anticipation of the U.S. Department of Justice forcing the issue.

Community Honors Slain Washington Detective

Hundreds of law enforcement and first responder vehicles lined up at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington to honor Clark County Sheriff’s Detective Jeremy Brown

Seattle Mayoral Primary Will Be a Test of Progressive Movement

A year after racial justice and anti-police demonstrators took over part of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, there are lines outside the restaurants in and around the former protest zone.

Unemployed Oregonians to Lose Pandemic Benefits in September

The state will stop paying the 0 weekly unemployment bonus after Labor Day

NEWS BRIEFS

Statement: Oregon Legislative BIPOC Caucus Condemns Actions by Newberg School Board to Revoke Anti-Racist Policy

The intent of the Every Student Belongs legislation was to protect children in the classroom and create a competitive workforce ...

Free Parking Option Available for Portlanders on the Go

5-minute Fast Stops will be installed initially along five commercial corridors across the city ...

Mayor Declares State of Emergency Due to Extreme Heat

The City of Portland opens additional cooling centers and three outdoor misting centers ...

Obituary: Joan Brown-Kline, June 13, 1948 - July 17, 2021

A service for Joan Brown-Kline, held in Georgia, will be livestreamed starting at 11:50 a.m. PT (2:50 p.m. EDT) on Saturday, July 31 ...

Portland Bars Camping in Forested Areas During Fire Season

The move aims to protect protect individuals experiencing homelessness and people in nearby homes from potentially deadly wildfires ...

Huge California fire grows as heat spikes again across state

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California's largest wildfire exploded again after burning for nearly three weeks in remote mountains and officials warned Tuesday that hot, dry weather would increase the risk of new fires across much of the state. Firefighters saved homes Monday in...

Hot, gusty weather could mean explosive fire growth in West

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California's largest wildfire continued to grow Wednesday as thousands of firefighters prepared for a tougher fight as dangerous weather returns. A red flag warning was issued through Thursday because of hot, bone-dry conditions with winds up to 40...

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

Services Available for Victims and Survivors of Community Violence in Multnomah County

The number of incidents of community violence — domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, person-to-person violence and gun violence — is devastating ...

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 ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Black women, across generations, heed Biles’ Olympic example

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka. Simone Biles. Both are prominent young Black women under the pressure of a global Olympic spotlight that few human beings ever know. Both have faced major career crossroads at the Tokyo Games. Both cited pressure and mental health. The glare is...

MacArthur aims to help people with disabilities find work

As a temporary program associate at Borealis Philanthropy, Adam Fishbein helps track payments the organization makes through its pooled funds. He uses transcription software to identify keywords and themes that are repeated in Zoom calls and other communications with grantees so Borealis can try to...

Germany giving over million to fight antisemitism

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Wednesday it will strengthen its battle against the quickly growing antisemitism in the country by investing 35 million euros (.5 million) into research and educational projects focused on understanding its causes and effectively fighting hatred of...

ENTERTAINMENT

'Flower Drum Song' and screen star Alvin Ing dies at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor and singer Alvin Ing, known for roles on Broadway and on tour in “Pacific Overtures” and “Flower Drum Song” as well as in films such as "The Gambler," has died. He was 89. Ing died Saturday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, in Burbank,...

The searing, timely play 'Pass Over' leads Broadway's return

NEW YORK (AP) — Danya Taymor was jazzed. It was late July and the theater director had just cracked open the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway after months of stillness and silence. She soaked it all in, checking out the stage and tweaking her plans. Taymor is tasked with...

Grammys commit to more hiring diversity for 2022 show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammy Awards will adopt an inclusion rider that will require producers to recruit and hire more diverse candidates backstage and in front of the camera for next year's ceremony. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that the rider will be added to...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

'Uuuh-aaah!' Sport climbing's Ondra screams his way to top

TOKYO (AP) — Weightlifters are among the most vocal athletes at the Olympics, letting out screams as they lock...

Greek fires force beach rescue, approach Olympics birthplace

VARIBOBI, Greece (AP) — Greece evacuated people in boats from an island beach Wednesday amid heavy smoke from a...

Real-life Bennifers find happy endings after years apart

NEW YORK (AP) — They're smooching on a yacht off Saint-Tropez. They're cuddling on a walk in the Hamptons....

EXPLAINER: What is behind Belarus athlete's Olympics crisis?

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A feud between Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya and team officials that...

ASEAN ministers pick Brunei diplomat as envoy to Myanmar

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asian foreign ministers on Wednesday picked Brunei Second Foreign...

Sleuths in Spain sniff out illegal COVID-19 parties in Ibiza

MADRID (AP) — Some of the summer hires on the Mediterranean party island of Ibiza are different this year: they...

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