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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. ...

Oregon legislator is 1st-ever ousted after Statehouse breach

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican lawmakers voted with majority Democrats in the Oregon House of Representatives to take the historic step of expelling a Republican member who let violent, far-right protesters into the state Capitol on Dec. 21. Legislators said on the House floor...

Chicago police officer charged in Capitol insurrection

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer charged with breaching the U.S. Capitol and entering a senator's office during the Jan. 6 insurrection texted photos of himself inside the building while wearing a police department sweatshirt after telling someone he was going to Washington “to save the...

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

Torah ark desecrated inside Frankfurt Airport prayer room

BERLIN (AP) — A leading Jewish group in Germany on Saturday condemned the antisemitic desecration of a Torah ark inside the Jewish prayer room at Frankfurt's international airport. Frankfurt police said a swastika was painted on the cabinet inside the prayer room, which is...

Teachers wary of new laws limiting instruction on race

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As middle school teacher Brittany Paschall assembled a lesson plan on the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues, she wondered how she might have to go about it differently next year under a new Tennessee state law that prohibits teaching certain concepts of race and...

Afghan official: bombs hit 2 minivans in Kabul, 7 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Separate bombs hit two minivans in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in the Afghan capital Saturday, killing at least seven people and wounding six others, the Interior Ministry said. The attacks targeted minivans on the same road about 2 kilometers (1.25...

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

AP Interview: Iraq oil minister says gas sector a priority

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s oil sector is rebounding after a catastrophic year triggered by the coronavirus...

Suns spoil Nikola Jokic's MVP party, beat Nuggets 116-102

DENVER (AP) — Deandre Ayton scrutinized the box score and couldn't believe his eyes as he read Nikola Jokic's...

AP Week in Pictures: Global

JUNE 5 - 11, 2021 From the first day of China’s national college entrance exams, to a...

The Latest: Queen Elizabeth II hosts G-7 leaders, spouses

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: FALMOUTH, England —...

At El Salvador's Bitcoin Beach, a glimpse of crypto economy

EL ZONTE, El Salvador (AP) — After El Salvador’s congress made the bitcoin legal tender this week, eyes turned...

China's children may be next in line for COVID-19 vaccines

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — If China is to meet its tentative goal of vaccinating 80% of its population against the...

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