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NORTHWEST NEWS

Timeline of Oregon County's Ballot Tally Remains Uncertain

Three weeks after Oregon’s third-largest county learned that a majority of their ballots were unreadable by vote-counting machines, state officials have yet to receive a plan detailing how they will meet their deadline

Salinas, Erickson, Win Primaries in New Oregon 6th District

Salinas, who has maintained her lead as more ballots have been counted from Tuesday's primary, would be Oregon’s first Hispanic congresswoman

As Registration Opens Portland Parks Needs Staff for Summer Programs

Indoor and outdoor pools will open with jobs and free training available for swimmers

State Representative Janelle Bynum Calls for Legislative Inquiry into Clackamas County Election Debacle

Bynum says Elections Clerk Sherry Hall must answer questions and deliver a clear plan along with assurances the count will be fair

NEWS BRIEFS

Black Domain Exhibit Opens June 2

Through portraits of Black Portlanders in their homes, at work, in creativity, and at worship, the exhibit captures places of...

Oregon Warns Recipients of Food Boxes About Recall of Jif Peanut Butter

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is warning the people of Oregon to be on the lookout for Jif brand peanut butter that may be...

Donor Giving Group at Oregon Community Foundation Surpasses $500K in Investment in Climate Action Work

'Climate Change & Healthy Habitats’ will support 16 Climate Action/Environmental Justice Groups with 6,500 in new...

Building Cultural Bridges

PassinArt: A Theatre Company, celebrated its 40th anniversary with a gala Saturday night, May 14, at Colwood Golf Center. ...

Utility gets nod to build 416-mile power line across US West

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. land managers Thursday said they've given final permission for a 416-mile transmission line that would connect wind farms in eastern Wyoming with customers in Utah and elsewhere across the West. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said it has notified...

Housekeepers struggle as US hotels ditch daily room cleaning

HONOLULU (AP) — After guests checked out of a corner room at the Hilton Hawaiian Village resort on Waikiki beach, housekeeper Luz Espejo collected enough trash, some strewn under beds, to stuff seven large garbage bags. She stripped the linens from the beds, wiped built-up dust off...

OPINION

Racist ‘Replacement’ Rhetoric is Deadly and Republicans Must Stop Using It

This is playing with fire. And if it continues, we will all get burned, again and again. ...

Costly Auto Repairs Driving Consumers Into a Financial Ditch

Research documents new, growing form of predatory lending ...

Can Federal Lynching Law Help Heal America?

Despite decades of senseless delays, this new law pushes America to finally acknowledge that racism often correlates to a level of violence and terror woven into the very fabric of this country. ...

The Skanner News Endorsements: May Primary 2022

Primary election day is May 17, 2022. Read The Skanner's endorsements for this important election. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Senate GOP blocks domestic terrorism bill, gun policy debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats’ first attempt at responding to the back-to-back mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas, failed in the Senate Thursday as Republicans blocked a domestic terrorism bill that would have opened debate on difficult questions surrounding hate crimes and gun safety. ...

How Abramovich was forced to sell Chelsea in fall from grace

Standing by the bar in a small Stamford Bridge hospitality suite was a figure who had had not been spotted at the stadium in three years: Roman Abramovich. Last November, the Chelsea owner was back in London at his English Premier League club to host the president of Israel. There was...

Trump loses appeal, must testify in New York civil probe

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump must answer questions under oath in New York state’s civil investigation into his business practices, a state appeals court ruled Thursday. A four-judge panel in the appellate division of the state’s trial court upheld Manhattan...

ENTERTAINMENT

Golden State-Dallas playoff games score in weekly TV ratings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the NBA playoffs take the TV court even the most popular shows find the competition daunting. Last week's No. 1 program was the Golden State-Dallas conference finals matchup in which the Warriors extended their winning streak to three out of three. The first...

Literary 'superagent' Mort Janklow dies at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — Mort Janklow, a colorful former corporate attorney who raised high the power of the literary agent as he brokered big advances for publishing, political and entertainment leaders, from Ronald Reagan and Al Gore to David McCullough and Barbara Walters, has died. ...

Q&A: Kristen Stewart on body horror, Cronenberg and Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — In David Cronenberg’s “Crimes of the Future,” in which an artist played by Viggo Mortensen has organs and tumors plucked from his body in performance art excavations, Kristen Stewart plays a timid bureaucrat swiftly turned passionate devotee. In...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Housekeepers struggle as US hotels ditch daily room cleaning

HONOLULU (AP) — After guests checked out of a corner room at the Hilton Hawaiian Village resort on Waikiki...

Dispute over mosque becomes religious flashpoint in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — For nearly three centuries, Muslims and Hindus in India’s northern Varanasi city have prayed...

Dominant coronavirus mutant contains ghost of pandemic past

The coronavirus mutant that is now dominant in the United States is a member of the omicron family but scientists...

Davos Voices: What leaders say about climate change, war

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Corporate buzzwords. Technical jargon. Bold but vague pronouncements about climate...

Congo's M23 rebels attack military base in country's east

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s M23 rebels closed in on a major military camp in the country’s east on...

Moldova's ex-president placed under 30-day house arrest

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A court in Moldova placed former President Igor Dodon under 30-day house arrest on...

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