06-24-2021  2:05 pm   •   PDX and SEA Weather
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NORTHWEST NEWS

Push to Condemn Seattle Park With Large Homeless Population

A local lawmaker wants to condemn a city-owned park in Seattle with a large homeless encampment next to a courthouse and declare the area a public safety hazard or nuisance property.

Oregon House Passes Expungement Reform, Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

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

Portland Police Halt Minor Traffic Stops, Citing Disparity

Police in Oregon's largest city are being advised to no longer pursue low-level traffic infractions

Loretta Smith Announces Run for Oregon’s New Congressional Seat

EXCLUSIVE with former county commissioner and two-time Portland City Council candidate who wants to keep focus on education, police reform.

NEWS BRIEFS

County Expands Cooling Centers, Hours Ahead of Dangerous Weekend Heat

Multnomah County officials especially concerned for people living in high-rise apartments without AC ...

Oregon Lawmakers Pass Amendment to 'Pause' Evictions

With the federal eviction moratorium set to expire at the end of July, Oregon lawmakers passed an added safety net for struggling...

Burn Ban in Effect in Multnomah County

Due to forecasted high temperatures, limited rainfall, and ongoing dry conditions, the outdoor burn ban is for all areas of Multnomah...

PCC Won't Require Students, Staff to Be Vaccinated This Fall

Behind this decision are several factors: ...

Vancouver Housing Authority Seeks Hotels and Motels to Turn Into Affordable Housing

Vancouver Housing Authority is on the hunt for hotels and motels to purchase for conversion to affordable housing. ...

Pacific Northwest braces for record-breaking heat wave

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Record-high heat is forecast in the normally mild-weathered Pacific Northwest this weekend, raising concerns about wildfires and the health of people in a region where many people don't have air conditioning. City officials in Seattle were opening...

Gov. commutes sentences for 41 people who worked wildfires

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown is commuting the sentences of 41 people in custody who helped battle last year's wildfires in Oregon. The governor requested that the Oregon Department of Corrections conduct a case-by-case analysis of the people in custody who fought the...

OPINION

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

In Black America especially, the ‘old normal’ never delivered equitable access to wealth-building opportunities as those that well-served served much of White America. ...

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! ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Iowa county shifts eponym from slave-owning VP to Black dean

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s most liberal county is no longer named for a slave-owning U.S. vice president and instead will honor a trailblazing local Black academic. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors voted Thursday to cut ties with its two-century namesake, former...

Tennessee activist charged in traffic cone toss into truck

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee prosecutor has filed charges of reckless endangerment against a Black protester accused of throwing a traffic cone into the driver’s side window of a pickup truck in downtown Nashville last summer during a protest against racial injustice. ...

Man who gave tortillas thrown at game denies racist intent

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — A California man who claims he provided the tortillas that San Diego-area high school students threw at the basketball team of a mostly Latino high school last weekend has said that his intentions were not racist. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported ...

ENTERTAINMENT

Elton John adds dates to final tour, including stadium shows

NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John has announced the final dates for his farewell tour, which includes stops at big stadiums in the U.S. “Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour" will visit Frankfurt, Germany, on May 27, 2022 and will make several stops throughout...

Review: Love and loss in ‘I Carry You with Me’

Director Heidi Ewing makes a powerful narrative debut with “ I Carry You with Me,” a dreamy and tender, decades-spanning story about love, sacrifice, memory and immigration. The central character is Iván (Armando Espitia), an aspiring chef who we meet in Mexico as he’s...

Harrison Ford injures shoulder on ‘Indiana Jones 5’ set

Harrison Ford is taking a hiatus from filming “Indiana Jones 5” after sustaining a shoulder injury on set. The 78-year-old was hurt rehearsing a fight scene, a spokesperson for the Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday. Production is expected to continue and the filming schedule...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

EXPLAINER: What to know as Chauvin sentenced in Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin faces sentencing Friday in the death of...

Palace: Japan emperor 'worried' about Olympics amid pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Emperor Naruhito is “extremely worried” that the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics could...

US economy grows 6.4% in Q1, and it's likely just the start

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 6.4% rate in the first three months of the year, setting the...

US, Germany confront rising antisemitism, Holocaust denial

BERLIN (AP) — The United States and Germany launched a new initiative Thursday to stem an alarming rise in...

Closed trial begins for Belarus opposition leader's husband

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A closed trial for the husband of Belarus’ opposition leader began Thursday at a jail in...

UN: 275 million people used drugs worldwide in 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Around 275 million people used drugs worldwide last year, while over 36 million people suffered...

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