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NORTHWEST NEWS

11 U.S. Mayors Commit to Develop Reparations Pilot Projects

Eleven U.S. mayors — from Los Angeles to tiny Tullahassee, Oklahoma — have pledged to pay reparations for slavery to a small group of Black residents in their cities, saying their aim is to set an example for the federal government on how a nationwide program could work

Judge Dismisses Governor Inslee Recall Petition

The governor's office said Wednesday that a judge ruled to dismiss the petition filed in May by five residents in a citizen group known as Washingtonians to Recall Inslee

Lawmakers Mark Juneteenth With Talk of ‘Abolition Amendment’

Lawmakers are reviving calls to end a loophole in the Constitution that allowed another form of slavery — forced labor for convicted felons — to thrive.

Banned Runner Allowed to Race at US Trials Pending Appeals

Banned runner Shelby Houlihan is in the lineup and will be allowed to run at U.S. Olympic track and field trials while any appeals she files are pending.

NEWS BRIEFS

Oregon Senate Passes Expungement Reform, Bill Heads to House Floor

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

Local Family Medicine Student Takes Top Award

Portland University of Oregon student Shane Hervey was chosen based on his leadership and service to the community ...

Fresh Paint Opportunity Re-Opens to First Time Muralists

Fresh Paint is a professional development initiative providing emerging artists of color with a paid opportunity to paint a public...

Severe Blood Shortage: Donors Needed Now to Address Delays in Patient Care

New effects of pandemic leading to significant drop in nation’s blood supply ...

Employment Department’s Domain Registration Expires

The Oregon Employment Department’s website for posting economic data went away over the weekend, apparently because the state...

Police: Oregon suspect forced woman to drive him 2K miles

NORTH BEND, Oregon (AP) — A man sought in the killings of his father and two other people in a small Oregon city forced a woman to drive him more than 2,000 miles (3,219 kilometers) to Wisconsin, where he surrendered to police, authorities said Sunday. Oen Evan Nicholson...

Man suspected of 3 killings in Oregon town is still at large

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — A man sought in the killings of three people after a hit-and-run crash near a casino and a shooting at a marijuana dispensary in a small Oregon city was still at large Saturday. The suspect, who was considered armed and dangerous, was not found after a...

OPINION

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! ...

You Are Not an Imposter

felt I didn’t belong and secretly, I was waiting for the program to tell me that they made a mistake in my admission. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Noah Lyles sends message by raising gloved fist at trials

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Before the 100-meter final at the Olympic track trials, Noah Lyles raised a gloved fist. He would not make it to the medals stand, the way Tommie Smith and John Carlos did in 1968. But the starting line Sunday might have been the first of several...

Israel arrests Arab suspects in mob killing of Jewish man

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said Sunday they have arrested eight Arab suspects in the killing of an Israeli Jewish man during a wave of ethnic violence last month. Yigal Yehoshua, 56, died after being pelted with rocks during clashes between Arabs and Jews in the mixed...

Juneteenth, recalling end of slavery, is marked across US

Parades, picnics and lessons in history were offered Saturday to commemorate Juneteenth in the U.S., a day that carried even more significance after Congress and President Joe Biden created a federal holiday to observe the end of slavery. A new holiday was “really awesome....

ENTERTAINMENT

Review: In Pixar's 'Luca,' young life as a stolen adventure

A brisk and bright sun-dappled fable of above-ground adventure and below-the-surface identity, Enrico Casarosa's “Luca” — a summery, shimmering fish-out-of-water fairy tale — is one of Pixar's most pure and condensed enchantments. Pixar has plunged into the sea before,...

No apology: Tavis Smiley makes comeback bid after PBS firing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three years after workplace misconduct allegations cost veteran TV and radio talk-show host Tavis Smiley his job and a national forum, he’s ending his silence. Smiley, who continues to deny the claims of unwanted sexual behavior that led PBS to drop his...

Janet Malcolm, provocative author-journalist, dies at 86

NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Malcolm, the inquisitive and boldly subjective author and reporter known for her challenging critiques of everything from murder cases and art to journalism itself, has died. She was 86. Malcolm died Wednesday at New York Presbyterian Hospital, according...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

New leaders, new era: US-Israel relations reach crossroads

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their countries at crossroads, the new leaders of the United States and Israel have inherited...

AP Interview: Former president says US failed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s former president said Sunday the United States came to his country to...

Police: Oregon suspect forced woman to drive him 2K miles

NORTH BEND, Oregon (AP) — A man sought in the killings of his father and two other people in a small Oregon city...

Australia accused of 'excessive and unnecessary' secrecy

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s suppression of information seen as pivotal to a free and open media is...

AP PHOTOS: Tourism boom pressures Tibet's historic sites

LHASA, China (AP) — Tourism is booming in Tibet as more Chinese travel in-country because of the coronavirus...

Far right falters as conservatives lead French regional vote

PARIS (AP) — Marine Le Pen’s far-right party stumbled, French President Emmanuel Macron's centrists crashed...

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