05-10-2021  2:00 pm   •   PDX and SEA Weather
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

NORTHWEST NEWS

Drug Overdoses Skyrocket in Washington State Amid COVID

The Seattle Times reported that fatal drug overdoses increased more than 30% last year compared to 2019, according to the data, an increase more than twice as large as any other year in the past decade.

Oregon Extends COVID Workplace Mask Rule Indefinitely

State officials say the rule, which garnered thousands of public comments, will be in place until it is “no longer necessary to address the effects of the pandemic in the workplace.”

As Reparations Hit Roadblock, Oregon Lawmakers Look to U.S. Congress and Cities

Sen. Frederick pushed for eligible Black Oregonians to receive a lifetime annuity as remedy for slavery, systemic racism.

Landmark Gun Safety Bill Clears Final Vote

The Oregon Senate repassed Senate Bill 554 – approving modifications made in the House to add storage and safety requirements among the bill’s components.

NEWS BRIEFS

Oregon Convention Center Vaccination Site Wraps-up First Doses

First doses will be offered until May 27, and in June, only second doses will be offered. ...

Street Gallery: Crossing the Redline

Street Gallery, invites the public to an intergenerational art exhibit: “Crossing the Redline” ...

Unemployment Fix Passes Oregon Senate, Helps Get More Oregonians Back to Work

Many Oregon employers believe this policy will help support their rapidly changing workforce needs, COVID-19 regulations, and worker...

Concrete Wall Around Seattle Police Precinct Comes Down

The city decided to take the wall down after hearing from the community ...

Peloton Recalls Treadmills, Halts Sales, After a Child Dies

Peloton is recalling about 125,000 of its treadmills less than a month after denying they were dangerous and saying it would not pull...

Drug overdoses skyrocket in Washington state amid COVID

SEATTLE (AP) — More people in Washington state died of drug overdoses in 2020 than any year in at least the past decade, with the surge likely driven by the effects of the pandemic, state health officials said. The spike mirrors national trends. In December the Centers for...

Missing Columbia River Gorge hiker found alive

Search and rescue crews have found a 71-year-old hiker reported missing in the Columbia River Gorge alive, officials said Monday morning. The hiker, identified as Joseph Dean, had been expected to return on Saturday. KGW reports that Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office deputies...

OPINION

OP-ED: The Supreme Court Can Protect Black Lives by Ending Qualified Immunity

The three officers responsible for the murder of Breonna Taylor are not the first to walk free after killing an unarmed Black person, and unfortunately, especially if things continue as they are, they will not be the last. ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trade Arron Rodgers

Give Aaron Rodgers a break, Green Bay. Just like Bart Starr & Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers has been a Hall of Fame quarterback for the Packers for 16 years. ...

Editorial From the Publisher - Council: Police Reform Needed Now

Through years of ceaseless protest, activists have tried to hold Portland Police to account. ...

After the Verdicts

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum shares her thoughts after the verdicts ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Georgia Gov. Kemp signs repeal of 1863 citizen's arrest law

ATLANTA (AP) — The mother of a Black man pursued and killed by white men who said they suspected him of a crime says she is “thankful, very thankful” that Georgia has repealed its Civil War-era citizen's arrest law. Wanda Cooper-Jones, the mother of Ahmaud Arbery, spoke...

Man charged with stabbing 2 Asian women pleads not guilty

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man charged with stabbing two women of Asian descent at a San Francisco bus stop last week pleaded not guilty Monday. A handcuffed Patrick Thompson, 54, was silent during the short court hearing. Public defender Eric Fleischaker entered the not-guilty...

Paris court tries anti-racism activist for statue attack

PARIS (AP) — A French activist for Black rights went on trial in Paris on Monday for defacing a statue of a historical figure from France’s colonial, slave-trading past, calling the protest a political act to denounce deep-seated racism. Franco Lollia said that rather than...

ENTERTAINMENT

Review: CNN anchor Jake Tapper fails in covering a thriller

Devil May Dance,” by Jake Tapper (Little, Brown) As Jake Tapper’s new thriller, “The Devil May Dance,” opens in the year 1960, New York Republican Congressman Charlie Marder is being extorted by none other than the U.S. attorney general. Robert...

Oprah, Prince Harry reunite for Apple TV+ mental health show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry are teaming up for a series that will delve into mental health issues and feature segments from athletes and stars like Lady Gaga and Glenn Close. “The Me You Can’t See” will be a multi-part documentary series that will...

NowThis editor Versha Sharma to take over at Teen Vogue

NEW YORK (AP) — Teen Vogue has chosen Versha Sharma, a top editor at NowThis, to replace Alexi McCammond as editor in chief after a swirl of controversy over McCammond's past anti-Asian and homophobic tweets. Sharma takes over May 24 at the digital-only publication after...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

New White House panel aims to separate science, politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to the turn the page on the Trump years, the Biden White House is launching an effort to...

Dracula's castle proves an ideal setting for COVID-19 jabs

BUCHAREST (AP) — At Dracula’s castle in picturesque Transylvania, Romanian doctors are offering a jab in the...

Amid outcry, NBC says it will not air Golden Globes in 2022

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid growing pressure on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association from studios, stars and large...

Hopes fade for minke whale stuck in River Thames near London

LONDON (AP) — Hopes faded Monday for a young minke whale who became trapped in the River Thames near London,...

France honors Paris teacher who saved jogger's life

PARIS (AP) — The French government gave a medal Monday to a math teacher-volunteer firefighter who used CPR to...

French court dismisses case over Agent Orange use in Vietnam

PARIS (AP) — A French court on Monday dismissed the case of a French-Vietnamese woman who sued 14 companies that...

Multnomah County Elections May 2021
Oregon Grants for Business
Calendar

Photo Gallery

Photos and slide shows of local events

Kevin Saddler