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NEWS BRIEFS

USPS Delivering Multnomah County Ballots

Multnomah County voters who do not receive a ballot by Thursday, Oct. 25 should call the county elections office ...

Día de Muertos Ritual Inspires New Open Signal Mural

Local artists channel Día de Muertos in next installment of Fresh Paint, a temporary murals program ...

‘Know Your Girls’ Campaign Urges Black Women to Take Charge of Breast Health

National breast cancer awareness campaign aims to educate Black women about their “girls” ...

OCF Launches New Initiative for Black Student Success

Oregon nonprofit leader Marcy Bradley will design and implement new approach ...

Eugene School District seeking 9.3 million bond measure

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Eugene School District is asking voters to pass a 9.3 million general obligation bond measure to finance rebuilding three schools and for renovations and improvements at several others.The Register-Guard reports the bond measure is the largest in Lane County...

In Oregon, a community responds to imprisonment of migrants

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — With the sun bearing down, Norm and Kathy Daviess stood in the shade of a prison wall topped with coiled razor wire, waiting for three immigrants to come out.It's become an oddly familiar routine for the Air Force veteran and his wife, part of an ad hoc group of volunteers...

Missouri bounces back to throttle Memphis 65-33

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Defense came at a premium in Missouri's homecoming game against Memphis. The teams combined for 68 points in the first half, and continued to keep the scoreboard operator busy in the second.When it was all said and done, Missouri rolled over Memphis. Drew Lock threw for...

Missouri bounces back to throttle Memphis 65-33

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Drew Lock threw for 350 yards and four touchdowns on 23-for-29 passing, and Missouri defeated Memphis 65-33 in its homecoming game on Saturday.After losing three straight Southeastern Conference contests, Missouri (4-3) responded with a much-needed victory. It jumped out...

OPINION

The Skanner News Endorsements for Vancouver, Washington State Elections

Read The Skanner News' midterm election endorsements for state offices and measures ...

Letter to the Editor: Endorsement of Measure 103 Is Ill-Advised

"Measure 103 would enshrine in our state constitution a tax loophole for any business or corporation involved in providing food" ...

An Open Letter to County Commissioner Loretta Smith

Baruti L. Artharee pens a letter to Commissioner Smith addressing her recent comments about his behavior at an arts forum ...

Tell the Trump Administration Don't Crush Our Free Speech

Speak up if you don't want to lose your free speech rights ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Cameroon's Biya easily wins 7th term; low Anglophone turnout

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Africa's oldest president, Cameroon's Paul Biya, easily won a seventh term on Monday after a Constitutional Council that he appointed rejected all legal challenges to the election.Now analysts say the country faces further turmoil if Biya, who will be 92 when the new...

Peace Corps recruiter makes play for HBCUs, barbershops

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Peace Corps recruiter is making a play for a more diverse volunteer force by targeting historically black colleges and universities — and barbershops.The Daily Press reports that diversity recruiter Dwayne Matthews is traveling to 10 such higher-education...

ICYMI in NFL Week 7: Kaepernick, social issues back in news

Colin Kaepernick is no longer in the NFL — which, when one considers that Derek Anderson and Cody Kessler are getting snaps at quarterback, is fascinating — and the White House-driven conversation about pregame national anthems in the league largely has receded.Still, on this given...

ENTERTAINMENT

'Shark Tank' backs late 9/11 cleaner's idea, pitched by kids

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sharks on "Shark Tank" are supporting an invention created by a New York City firefighter who died of cancer after helping clean up the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.Kevin Young's children on Sunday pitched his Cup Board Pro, a chopping block that features a...

Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets a top award for comedy

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a 35-year acting career and with two iconic television characters to her name — Elaine Benes of "Seinfeld" and foul-mouthed Vice-President Selina Meyer — Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been honored with the Mark Twain Prize for lifetime achievement in comedy.On...

Lynn says she's better after illness sent her to hospital

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Loretta Lynn says she is doing better after a brief hospital visit to treat an illness that kept her from attending a CMT tribute to her and other female country artists.A message posted on Lynn's official Facebook page Saturday afternoon said she is feeling better...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Norwegian hero Roenneberg who blew up Nazi plant dies at 99

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway on Monday mourned World War II saboteur Joachim Roenneberg, who headed a...

In Oregon, a community responds to imprisonment of migrants

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — With the sun bearing down, Norm and Kathy Daviess stood in the shade of a prison wall...

Ex-NFL player out of prison after 18 years for murder plot

Rae Carruth is a free man.The former NFL wide receiver was released from prison Monday after serving more than 18...

Norwegian hero Roenneberg who blew up Nazi plant dies at 99

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway on Monday mourned World War II saboteur Joachim Roenneberg, who headed a...

The Latest: EU to US: Assess effect of treaty exit on allies

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. from an arms...

'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Willa aims for Mexico's west

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Willa has grown rapidly into an "extremely dangerous" near-Category 5 storm in...

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