07-25-2021  2:20 pm   •   PDX and SEA Weather
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

NORTHWEST NEWS

Delta variant has become dominant in Oregon

As daily COVID-19 cases doubled in the past week, Oregon health officials reported Thursday that the highly transmissible delta variant has now become the dominant coronavirus variant in the state.

Portland Approves $600k to Settle Cop's Fatal Shooting

Terrell Johnson was shot at SE Flavel MAX station on May 10, 2017, while experiencing a mental health crisis

New Portland School Board Chair and Vice Chair Discuss Problems, Opportunities of Coming Year

In-classroom instruction, district redrawing, and bond money for Black students suggest busy academic year.

Extreme Weather Fuels Oregon Wildfires; Outside Help Sought

The 569-square-mile Bootleg Fire is burning 300 miles southeast of Portland and keeps growing by miles each day

NEWS BRIEFS

Contractor Selected for Two-Year Morrison Bridge Painting Project

This will be the first time the Morrison Bridge river spans have been painted since the bridge opened 63 years ago in 1958. ...

Carless Zone: Hawthorne Between SE 30th and Cesar Chavez

Celebrate 38 years with neighbors and friends! ...

Multi-cultural Readers Series & Film Festival Coming to the Pacific Northwest

PassinArt: A Theatre Company is hosting the inaugural Pacific Northwest Multi-Cultural (PNMC) Readers Series & Film Festival from...

Welcome Back to the Heart of Portland Event to be Held July 23-25

Free event features Pink Martini, Rose City Rollers, pop-up market, and other entertainment at various locations downtown. ...

Union Workers at Fred Meyer Vote to Authorize Strike

Union officials say Fred Meyer rejected a proposal to allow workers to refuse a task that would put themselves or the public in...

California's largest fire burns homes as blazes scorch West

INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — California's largest wildfire merged with a smaller blaze and destroyed homes in remote areas with limited access for firefighters, as numerous other fires gained strength and threatened property across the U.S. West. The massive Dixie Fire, which...

California's largest fire torches homes as blazes lash West

INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — Flames racing through rugged terrain in Northern California destroyed multiple homes Saturday as the state's largest wildfire intensified and numerous other blazes battered the U.S. West. The Dixie fire, which started July 14, had already leveled...

Drinkwitz, Pittman back for Southeastern Conference encores

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Missouri and Arkansas both had some encouraging signs, if not great records, in their first seasons under new coaches. Now, the Tigers’ Eliah Drinkwitz and Razorbacks’ Sam Pittman are among four second-year Southeastern Conference coaches trying to...

OPINION

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

The rippling effects of a massive economic downturn has caused the nation to lose 9.5 million jobs - more losses than even those of the Great Recession ...

The President Needs to Pull Out All Stops

Majority Whip Clyburn, Democratic leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, made the observation that the filibuster currently being used in the U.S. Senate to block the Voting Rights Bill as well as the George Floyd Bill, is a matter of tradition and not...

NAACP Vancouver Letter to the Community: Police Accountability

NAACP Vancouver reacts to the descision in the case of Jonah Donald, a Black man shot and killed by a Clark County deputy ...

The Qualified Immunity of Whiteness

The systemic racism in the American criminal justice system is obvious to all who care to see it. And one of its worst abuses is the policy of qualified immunity. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Official: 1960s civil rights activist Robert Moses has died

Robert Parris Moses, a civil rights activist who endured beatings and jail while leading black voter registration drives in the American South during the 1960s and later helped improve minority education in math, has died. He was 86. Moses worked to dismantle segregation as the...

Gloria Ratti, a champion for women's running, dies at 90

BOSTON (AP) — Gloria Ratti, a champion of women's running who rose from a finish line volunteer at the Boston Marathon to vice president of the race's organizing body, has died at 90. A fixture at the historic marathon for decades, Ratti died Saturday after “a courageous...

Sparked by pandemic fallout, homeschooling surges across US

Although the pandemic disrupted family life across the U.S. since taking hold in spring 2020, some parents are grateful for one consequence: They're now opting to homeschool their children, even as schools plan to resume in-person classes. The specific reasons vary widely. Some...

ENTERTAINMENT

Home Fires: Volcanic lava sparks decorative design

Mother Earth has been blowing off lots of steam lately – as well as ash and a mess of lava. The volcanic eruptions, and the pumice and other rock they leave in their wake, have inspired some remarkable decorative design. Scores of volcanoes are spewing now, from Indonesia to...

NYFF to open with Joel Coen’s ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’

Joel Coen’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth” starring Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington will have its world premiere on opening night of the New York Film Festival, organizers said Thursday. The 59th edition of the festival kicks off Sept. 24. Washington plays the Scottish...

Eilish concert film coming; Rockettes return for holiday

A look at what's happening the world of music as artists announce their touring plans and concert venues plan their reopenings after being shuttered by the pandemic. BILLIE'S POST-ALBUM CONCERT The Billie Eilish concert film “Happier than Ever: A Love...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

AP Interview: Premier: Iraq doesn't need US combat troops

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister says his country no longer requires American combat troops to fight the...

AP PHOTOS: No cheers amid virus fears at fanless Tokyo Games

Gymnasts raised their arms and struck familiar poses — without the familiar explosion of cheers. Nothing to hear...

Europe's summer tourism outlook dimmed by variants, rules

LONDON (AP) — Chaos and confusion over travel rules and measures to contain new virus outbreaks are contributing...

Man, woman, 9-year-old die at Scotland's Loch Lomond

LONDON (AP) — Two adults and a 9-year-old boy have died and a 7-year-old boy is in intensive care after getting...

Madrid's Retiro park, Prado avenue join World Heritage list

MADRID (AP) — Madrid’s tree-lined Paseo del Prado boulevard and the adjoining Retiro park have been added to...

Wildfire burns in northeast Spain; summer camp evacuated

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Firefighters in northeast Spain were battling a wildfire Sunday that has consumed over...

Photo Gallery

Photos and slide shows of local events