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NORTHWEST NEWS

Oregon GOP Legislator Ousted Over State Capitol Breach

Republican lawmakers voted with majority Democrats in the Oregon House of Representatives to expel an unapologetic Rep. Mike Nearman with a 59-1 vote.

Senator Lew Frederick: Juneteenth Senate Floor Speech

Sen. Frederick carried HB 2168 in the Oregon Senate, and gave a moving floor speech, illustrated with treasured family photos, prior to the Senate vote on June 1.

'People Are Scared' as Gang Activity Fuels Portland Violence

With more bullets comes more bloodshed. There have been 37 homicides in Oregon’s largest city so far this year, more than six times the number recorded in the same period last year.

Portland Reaches $600K Settlement in Police Killing of Man

Lawyers for the family of a 24-year-old man announced this week that they’ve reached a settlement with the city of Portland for a police shooting in 2017 that left Terrell Johnson dead.

NEWS BRIEFS

Judge Pauses Loan Forgiveness Program for Farmers of Color

A federal judge has halted a loan forgiveness program for farmers of color in response to a lawsuit alleging the program discriminates...

State Scrambles as Disabilities Company Plans Oregon Exit

An Oregon company is closing its group homes and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities ...

Publisher Accepts Award at DJC’s Virtual Event

On May 26, The Skanner was honored for playing "a pivotal role in many projects and initiatives, and has been a resource for...

Washington County Releases List of Service Providers Eligible for Regional Supportive Housing Services Funding

The County has approved 38 organizations as eligible to partner with the County as providers of Supportive Housing Services. ...

De La Salle North Catholic High School Appoints New Principal

De La Salle North Catholic High School (DLSNC) has announced the appointment of Ms. Erin Reid as its next principal. ...

1998 Oregon school shooter: 'tremendous shame and guilt'

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Kip Kinkel, who killed his parents before going on a shooting rampage at his Oregon high school in 1998, killing two classmates and injuring 25 more, has given his first news interview, telling HuffPost he feels “tremendous, tremendous shame and guilt.” ...

Man guilty of manslaughter for crash that killed 2 teens

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A Woodland, Washington man has been found guilty of manslaughter and other crimes for killing two Sweet Home, Oregon teens in a head-on drunk driving crash. A 12-member jury found 22-year-old Austyn Hillsman guilty of two counts of second-degree...

OPINION

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. ...

Teacher Disciplined for BLM Flag Sues Duval County Public Schools for Retaliation

According to a new lawsuit, the Duval County Public Schools in Florida stripped Amy Donofrio of her teaching role in retaliation for displaying a Black Lives Matter flag over the objections of administrators. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

The Latest: Portugal defender Cancelo out with virus

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Defender Joao Cancelo has been removed from the Portugal squad after testing positive for the coronavirus ahead of the team’s European Championship opener against Hungary. The team says...

Southern Baptists meet amid controversy over leaked letters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As Southern Baptists prepare for their biggest annual meeting in more than a quarter-century, accusations that leaders have shielded churches from claims of sexual abuse and simmering tensions around race threaten to once again mire the nation’s largest Protestant...

Justices consider Harvard case on race in college admissions

WASHINGTON (AP) — With abortion and guns already on the agenda, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court is considering adding a third blockbuster issue — whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions. The justices could say as soon as Monday whether they will...

ENTERTAINMENT

Original stars joining Broadway's 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of the Broadway adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird” will get a treat when the show restarts on this fall — Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan-Bolger, two of the play's original stars, are returning. Producers said Thursday that Daniels and Keenan-Bolger...

Christie's sale highlights L'Wren Scott creations for Jagger

Designing concert clothes for a rock star is not a simple task, especially if that rock star is as specific as Mick Jagger about the message he wants to send. So back in 2013 when designer L’Wren Scott, Jagger’s then-partner, was creating designs for the Rolling Stones...

Danny Elfman writes a solo album with 'venom' pouring out

NEW YORK (AP) — When Danny Elfman started creating music during quarantine, what came out was a surprise even to him. “When I opened my mouth to sing more venom than I ever knew that I had in me came pouring out,” he said recently. “I didn’t really know what I had to...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Gas explosion in central China kills at least 12

BEIJING (AP) — At least 12 people were killed and 39 seriously injured Sunday after a gas line explosion tore...

EXPLAINER: Who are Americans on trial in Ghosn's escape

TOKYO (AP) — Americans Michael Taylor and his son Peter Taylor go on trial in Tokyo on Monday on charges they...

Britain calls EU view of N Ireland offensive in Brexit spat

FALMOUTH, England (AP) — Britain accused European Union leaders on Sunday of holding the “offensive” view...

Gorilla tactics: Berlin delivery riders take on jumiB startup

BERLIN (AP) — Dozens of workers gathered outside of one of Berlin's most-celebrated startups, the grocery...

EXPLAINER: Who are Americans on trial in Ghosn's escape

TOKYO (AP) — Americans Michael Taylor and his son Peter Taylor go on trial in Tokyo on Monday on charges they...

In scary scene at Euro 2020, Eriksen collapses on the field

COPENHAGEN (AP) — As Christian Eriksen lay unconscious on the field, his pulse slipping away, Denmark team...

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