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NORTHWEST NEWS

At 35, Felix Makes a Comeback and Lands Her 5th Olympics

The 35-year-old mom rallied from fifth at the start of the homestretch to the second-place finish at U.S. track trials.

11 U.S. Mayors Commit to Develop Reparations Pilot Projects

Eleven U.S. mayors — from Los Angeles to tiny Tullahassee, Oklahoma — have pledged to pay reparations for slavery to a small group of Black residents in their cities, saying their aim is to set an example for the federal government on how a nationwide program could work

Judge Dismisses Governor Inslee Recall Petition

The governor's office said Wednesday that a judge ruled to dismiss the petition filed in May by five residents in a citizen group known as Washingtonians to Recall Inslee

Lawmakers Mark Juneteenth With Talk of ‘Abolition Amendment’

Lawmakers are reviving calls to end a loophole in the Constitution that allowed another form of slavery — forced labor for convicted felons — to thrive.

NEWS BRIEFS

Seniors Need Fans to Keep Cool in Hot Weather

Meals on Wheels People is again asking for donations of new or gently-used fans to help keep homebound seniors cool and healthy ...

Letter to Gov. Kate Brown from Senators Wyden, Merkley and Representative Blumenaur Addresses Rose Quarter Improvement Project

Elected offiicials seek to collaborate with the governor to reconnect and revitalize historic Albina ...

Oregon Senate Passes Expungement Reform, Bill Heads to House Floor

Senate Bill 397 would provide a more efficient and equitable path to a better future for thousands of Oregonians with a criminal...

Local Family Medicine Student Takes Top Award

Portland University of Oregon student Shane Hervey was chosen based on his leadership and service to the community ...

Fresh Paint Opportunity Re-Opens to First Time Muralists

Fresh Paint is a professional development initiative providing emerging artists of color with a paid opportunity to paint a public...

Police: Oregon suspect forced woman to drive him 2K miles

NORTH BEND, Oregon (AP) — A man sought in the killings of his father and two other people in a small Oregon city forced a woman to drive him more than 2,000 miles (3,219 kilometers) to Wisconsin, where he surrendered to police, authorities said Sunday. Oen Evan Nicholson...

Man suspected of 3 killings in Oregon town is still at large

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — A man sought in the killings of three people after a hit-and-run crash near a casino and a shooting at a marijuana dispensary in a small Oregon city was still at large Saturday. The suspect, who was considered armed and dangerous, was not found after a...

OPINION

Rx Upper Payment Limit Bill Will Worsen Chronic Disease for Oregonians Most at Risk

A measure being considered by Oregon state legislature will perpetuate a harmful trend for Oregon’s communities of color. ...

COMMENTARY: 100 Days of Biden-Harris

I see the trillion price tag on the Biden legislation as more of an investment than simple spending. ...

Power and Pride to the People!

Happy Pride month to Black LGBTQ readers and to all of us who love LGBTQ people! ...

You Are Not an Imposter

felt I didn’t belong and secretly, I was waiting for the program to tell me that they made a mistake in my admission. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Tortillas thrown at team from Latino California school

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — A San Diego-area school district has apologized for an incident in which tortillas were hurled at a basketball team from a mostly Latino high school after a championship game. The tortillas were thrown at players from Orange Glen High after they lost a...

Noah Lyles sends message by raising gloved fist at trials

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Before the 100-meter final at the Olympic track trials, Noah Lyles raised a gloved fist. He would not make it to the medals stand, the way Tommie Smith and John Carlos did in 1968. But the starting line Sunday might have been the first of several...

Israel arrests Arab suspects in mob killing of Jewish man

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said Sunday they have arrested eight Arab suspects in the killing of an Israeli Jewish man during a wave of ethnic violence last month. Yigal Yehoshua, 56, died after being pelted with rocks during clashes between Arabs and Jews in the mixed...

ENTERTAINMENT

Will Smith opening up, releasing memoir 'Will' in November

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith is ready to open up about his life story. Penguin Press announced Sunday that Smith will release his memoir called “Will” on Nov. 9. The actor-rapper shared a photo of the book’s cover art to more than 54 million of his followers on...

When it comes to heated divorce, pets aren't people too

NEW YORK (AP) — In the eyes of the law, pets are property when it comes to divorce, but new ways of working out custody of the dog, cat or parrot have sprung up with special mediators and “petnups” to avoid courtroom disputes. Alaska, California and Illinois are among...

Review: Journalist brings rare nuance to take on Appalachia

“Twilight in Hazard: An Appalachian Reckoning” by Alan Maimon (Melville House) In the preface to his new book, Alan Maimon writes that he's “not here to take shots at J.D. Vance's ‘Hillbilly Elegy,'" but then he eviscerates Vance's bestseller with stiletto precision. ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Companies give vaccines to workers, boosting Japan's rollout

TOKYO (AP) — Thousands of Japanese companies began distributing COVID-19 vaccines to workers and their families...

Fear shakes Mexico border city after violence leaves 18 dead

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Fear has invaded the Mexican border city of Reynosa after gunmen in vehicles...

EXPLAINER: Calls to #FreeBritney and court conservatorships

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Britney Spears, who turns 40 this year, speaks to a Los Angeles judge at her own request...

2 plead not guilty in trial linked to Jordan's royal rift

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A former top adviser to King Abdullah II and a relative of the monarch pleaded not guilty...

Merkel's bloc pledges stability, renewal to German voters

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s center-right bloc is pledging to boost the economy without raising taxes and make the...

Scottish leader, Manchester mayor spar over virus travel ban

LONDON (AP) — Scotland's leader has defended a ban on nonessential travel between the country and the northwest...

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