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NORTHWEST NEWS

Portland Leaders To Re-Establish Anti-Gun Violence Unit

Mayor Ted Wheeler and city commissioners have reached a deal on proposals intended to stem a spike in gun violence over the past year.

Three Black Candidates File to Run for Board Positions in Portland Schools and PCC

May 18 election presents handful of openings for four-year terms.

Clues From Unexploded Firebomb Lead To Charges in Portland

A beer growler produced key evidence that helped lead to charges against an Indiana man who authorities said had come to Portland for protests.

Black Educators, Advocates Amplify Parents’ Anxieties About Sending Kids Back into Classrooms During Pandemic

Gov. Brown says all public schools must offer some in-person teaching next month.

NEWS BRIEFS

Tishaura Jones Makes History As First Black Woman To Become Mayor of St. Louis

Jones has just been elected as the first Black woman to hold the title in the city’s 257-year-history ...

COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Cases in Oregon

168 vaccinated individuals have tested positive for the virus through April 2, including three deaths ...

VIDEO: Short Film Released on Portland Metro’s COVID-19 Response

Six-minute documentary shares the voices of people on the front lines of the pandemic and pays tribute to the local community health...

Hawthorne Bridge Closed for Weekend Inspection

The Hawthorne Bridge will be closed to all users this weekend from 7 am on Saturday, April 10 until as late as 7 pm on Sunday, April...

Announcements Coming In for 2021 Rose Festival Court

The Rose Festival Court is comprised of 15 outstanding young women chosen from Portland Metro-area high schools ...

Fires burn at Portland protest at immigration building

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — At least two fires broke out at Portland's Immigration and Customs Enforcement building during a demonstration Saturday night but the building itself was not set on fire, officials said. Portland police responded to the building to help after the Federal...

Ex-Coquille city employee files intent to sue after firing

COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) — A former Coquille city employee has informed the city she plans to sue for whistleblower retaliation and a failure to provide due process during the course of her firing. Former city recorder Jennifer Rose filed a notice with the city March 25 after her...

Ex-Cardinals coach Wilks new defensive coordinator at Mizzou

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Steve Wilks is returning to coaching as the defensive coordinator at Missouri. Wilks, who was hired by Tigers coach Eli Drinkwitz on Thursday, took last year off after spending the previous 14 seasons in the NFL. The stint was highlighted by a year as the...

OPINION

An Open Letter To the Community From Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese

Sheriff Reese outlines Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office's strategic plan and goals to reinforce equity now and in the future. ...

Candace Avalos On The Right Track With Public Housing

Our unhoused neighbors deserve a safe and clean place to sleep ...

Providence’s Equity Pledge Should Start With Paying Workers a Living Wage

Rep. Mark Meek says Providence’s public commitment to racial equity does not match up with what’s happening inside their hospitals ...

Eugene Senator Welcomes Passage of "Critical" Covid Rescue Plan

State Sen. James I. Manning Jr. (D- North Eugene, West Eugene, Santa Clara, and Junction City) sends us a letter welcoming the passage of President Biden's "critical" jumi.9T Covid stimulus plan and praising the efforts of Democrats in Oregon's delegation to...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Prosecutors seek 5-year term for ex-leader of neo-Nazi group

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Virginia are seeking a five-year prison sentence for a former neo-Nazi group leader who pleaded guilty to conspiring with other far-right extremists to threaten dozens of targets, including a predominantly African American church, a sitting U.S....

Son racially abused online after Tottenham loses to Man U

LONDON (AP) — Tottenham forward Son Heung-min on Sunday became the latest Premier League player to be targeted with racist abuse on social media following a match. The South Korea international was involved in an incident which saw a goal from Edinson Cavani ruled out in the...

'Nomadland' wins 4 BAFTAs including best picture, director

LONDON (AP) — Gig-economy Western “Nomadland” won four prizes including best picture on Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards, which were handed out during a pandemic-curbed ceremony that recognized a diverse array of screen talent. “Nomadland” filmmaker Chloe Zhao...

ENTERTAINMENT

Review: 'Thunder Force' is forced and lacking any thunder

Melissa McCarthy and her husband, filmmaker Ben Falcone, have managed to put out not one but two movies during this global pandemic. It prompts two questions: What did we do to deserve them? And how do we stop it? McCarthy enlists — and immediately wastes — the services of...

Chauvin trial puts Court TV's revival in the public eye

NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Tufts believes the media world is not complete without Court TV. If he's ever going to prove his point, now is the time. The television executive is behind the network's 2019 revival and, since he began working last fall to convince Minnesota authorities...

Pearl Jam guitarist McCready proud of 30 years of 'Ten'

The Pearl Jam songs that would end up as tracks on the “Ten” album were played live at clubs along the West Coast for months leading into the band’s first recording session. The potential was there for Pearl Jam to serve as more than an opening act for bigger bands at the time — like Alice...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Unusual treatment shows promise for kids with brain tumors

For decades, a deadly type of childhood cancer has eluded science’s best tools. Now doctors have made progress...

White House issuing reports on states' infrastructure needs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden White House is amplifying the push for its [scripts/homepage/home.php].3 trillion infrastructure package with...

AP PHOTOS: From Moscow to Pacific, Russia glorifies Gagarin

MOSCOW (AP) — From a giant statue towering over Moscow to a more modest monument on the Sakhalin Island in the...

Prince Philip vs Philip of 'The Crown': Fact and fiction

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In “The Crown,” a dishy naval officer captures the heart of a future queen. But he chafes...

Libyan officials say UN-sanctioned human trafficker freed

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan authorities released one of the country’s most wanted human traffickers less than four...

Russia: Feminist activist on trial on pornography charges

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Monday opened the trial of a feminist activist and artist charged with...

Trial: George Floyd's Death

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