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Inslee: Open Carry of Weapons Now Prohibited at Rallies, Capitol

Last week the Oregon Legislature passed a measure that bans guns from the state Capitol.

Governor Kate Brown Sets Vaccination Targets for Oregon to Reopen

Most statewide coronavirus related restrictions will be lifted when 70% of Oregon's residents who are 16 years and older receive the first COVID-19 vaccine dose. In addition, counties will be eligible to move into the “lower risk” category when 65% of the area's eligible population is vaccinated.

Reductions at Center for Women’s Leadership Mean No Advisory Board

Citing budget cuts and fundraising shortfalls due to the pandemic, PSU and the center’s board chair announce the illustrious board will be dissolved this summer.

Inslee OKs Bill Curbing Debt-Based License Suspensions

An estimated 46,000 people have their licenses suspended annually because they fail to pay court-imposed fines for noncriminal moving violations as minor as neglecting to use a turn signal.

NEWS BRIEFS

Audit: Portland Skipped Safeguards to Get Virus Grants Out

The audit found that race was given priority, but women were not prioritized, and it was not documented how various factors weighed in...

Portland Audubon Hosts ‘Nature Night, Centering Justice and Identity’ Virtual Event

The discussion to be held on June 1, focuses on building inclusive scientific communities for our shared future ...

Gov. Inslee Signs Agriculture Worker Overtime Bill

Senate Bill 5172 creates a phased-in path toward full overtime pay for agricultural workers by 2024. For 2022, they ensure overtime...

PCC Art Student Exhibition Showcases Pandemic-Era Resilience

The exhibition opens on Monday, May 17 and runs through June 4 and includes a salon-style virtual showcase of two- and...

Oregon Lawmakers Extend Grace Period for Past-Due Rent

Currently, tenants have until July, but under Senate Bill 282 tenants will have until Feb. 28, 2022. ...

Vancouver principal resigns amid racist language accusations

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A high school principal in Vancouver accused of favoritism and allowing racist language has resigned but will become a principal on special assignment within the same district. Matt Johnson said this week in a statement that his resignation comes after...

Street racing surges across US amid coronavirus pandemic

Jaye Sanford, a 52-year-old mother of two, was driving home in suburban Atlanta on Nov. 21 when a man in a Dodge Challenger muscle car who was allegedly street racing crashed into her head-on, killing her. She is one of the many victims of a surge in street racing that has taken...

OPINION

OP-ED: The Supreme Court Can Protect Black Lives by Ending Qualified Immunity

The three officers responsible for the murder of Breonna Taylor are not the first to walk free after killing an unarmed Black person, and unfortunately, especially if things continue as they are, they will not be the last. ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trade Arron Rodgers

Give Aaron Rodgers a break, Green Bay. Just like Bart Starr & Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers has been a Hall of Fame quarterback for the Packers for 16 years. ...

Editorial From the Publisher - Council: Police Reform Needed Now

Through years of ceaseless protest, activists have tried to hold Portland Police to account. ...

After the Verdicts

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum shares her thoughts after the verdicts ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

'Foot soldiers' of Birmingham to BLM: 'Keep on keeping on'

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Charles Avery had barely started marching when police arrested him, forced him into a police vehicle and took him to jail for participating in landmark civil rights protests that helped change the nation in 1963. He spent days in custody and then lived decades haunted by a...

Pennsylvania voters to decide racial equity amendment

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Protests over George Floyd's killing at the hands of Minneapolis police were raging across the country last June when a Democratic lawmaker took to the floor of the Pennsylvania Senate to argue for greater protections against racial discrimination. Next...

The Latest: Czech president orders Israeli flag flown

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the stepped-up fighting between Israel and militant Hamas rulers (all times local): PRAGUE — The Israeli flag has been flying over the seat of the Czech presidency. A spokesman said on Friday that Czech President Milos...

ENTERTAINMENT

Harvey Mason jr. becomes official CEO of Recording Academy

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Mason jr., can drop the interim from his title: He's now the official president and CEO of The Recording Academy. The academy, which produces the Grammy Awards annually, made the announcement Thursday. Mason, a successful Grammy-nominated producer who...

Restored Richard Wright novel hits bestseller lists

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 60 years after his death, Richard Wright is again a bestselling author and very much in line with the present. “The Man Who Lived Underground,” a short novel written in the 1940s and never published in full until this spring, is the surreal but...

Chrissy Teigen apologizes to Courtney Stodden for harassment

NEW YORK (AP) — Chrissy Teigen has apologized for harassing a then-teenage Courtney Stodden online years ago. “Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all their past (expletive) in front of the entire world. I’m mortified and sad at who I used to...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Afghan police say Kabul mosque bombing kills 12 worshippers

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb ripped through a mosque in northern Kabul during Friday prayers, killing 12...

Diplomats, donors concerned about sex abuse reports at WHO

LONDON (AP) — British, European and American diplomats and donors have voiced serious concerns about how the...

Japan expands virus emergency ahead of Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Friday further expanded a coronavirus state of emergency from six areas, including Tokyo,...

Nepal's ousted prime minister to head minority government

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s ousted prime minister, who lost a vote of confidence in Parliament earlier...

Court declares missing German billionaire dead after 3 years

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Friday officially declared billionaire Karl-Erivan Haub dead, more than three...

Japan expands virus emergency ahead of Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Friday further expanded a coronavirus state of emergency from six areas, including Tokyo,...

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