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NORTHWEST NEWS

Report Faults WA Sheriff Over Confrontation With Black Man

An investigation has found a sheriff in Washington state violated policies against bias-free policing and other standards during a controversial encounter with a Black newspaper carrier.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Gets COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot and encouraged other eligible Oregonians to discuss booster shots with doctors.

King County's Proof of COVID Vaccine Policy Starts Monday

Beginning Monday proof of vaccination or a negative test for COVID-19 will be required to enter restaurants, bars, gyms, theaters or entertainment venues in Washington state's most populous county.

N.E. Portland Glass Recycler Reaches Deal with DEQ to Curb Pollution

A glass recycling plant in northeast Portland has consented to either shut down or install pollution control technology, according to an agreement announced between the plant’s operators and the state of Oregon

NEWS BRIEFS

Ex-NYT Columnist Kristof Announces Run for Oregon Governor

Former New York Times reporter and columnist Nicholas Kristof announced Wednesday he is running for governor of Oregon ...

Strickland Amendment to Strengthen Workplace Equity for Women & Mothers Passes House

Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland, a member of the Black Maternal Health Caucus and a Leader in the Pro-Choice Caucus, released the...

Join Portland Parks & Recreation at a Family-Friendly Tree Planting Kickoff Event and Arbor Day Celebration

Arts and crafts, hundreds of tree plantings in SE Portland’s Lents Park and neighborhood ...

Retired Marine Corps Lieutenant General to Speak About Cyber Trends and National Security

Retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Lori Reynolds will deliver a virtual presentation sponsored by Oregon State University at 4 p.m. Oct....

Power Outages Continue in Northwest Following Wind Storm

Utilities in the Portland area listed about 3,000 customers without power. ...

US park service, tourism group partner to highlight tribes

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The National Park Service has partnered with a tourism association to ensure the contributions, cultures and traditions of Native Americans are incorporated into exhibits and programming at sites across the country. The park service says it highlights...

Ex-NYT columnist Kristof announces run for Oregon governor

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Former New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof announced his candidacy Wednesday for Oregon governor, saying the state needs a political newbie to solve problems like homelessness and rural despair. “I've never run for political office in my life,”...

No. 21 Texas A&M runs over Missouri, 35-14

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher warned his team all week that it couldn’t afford a letdown after its upset of top-ranked Alabama. His message got through, as the 21st-ranked Aggies buried Missouri early in a 35-14 victory Saturday. “We preached it,...

No. 21 Texas A&M heads to Mizzou after 'Bama upset win

No. 21 Texas A&M (4-2, 1-2 SEC) at Missouri (3-3, 0-2), Saturday at noon EDT (SEC Network). Line: Texas A&M by 9 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Texas A&M leads 8-7. WHAT’S AT STAKE? ...

OPINION

Letter to the Editor: About the UN Climate Change Conference

Global leaders have failed to take the action necessary to avert climate disaster and Oregon leadership is scant better. ...

How Food Became the Perfect Beachhead for Gentrification

What could be the downside of fresh veggies, homemade empanadas and a pop-up restaurant specializing in banh mis? ...

Homelessness, Houselessness in the Richest Country in the World: An Uncommon Logic

When and why did the United States of America chose the wealth of a few over the health, wealth, and well-being of so many ...

American Business Leaders Step Up to Fight Inequities in the South

With COVID-19 still an omnipresent concern and the country’s recovery still very much in jeopardy, individuals, families, and communities are struggling to deal with issues that have only been exacerbated by the pandemic. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Families of 9 killed in SC church settle with feds over gun

WASHINGTON (AP) — Families of nine victims killed in a racist attack at a Black South Carolina church have reached a settlement with the Justice Department over a faulty background check that allowed Dylann Roof to purchase the gun he used in the 2015 massacre. The million...

Schools debate: Gifted and talented, or racist and elitist?

NEW YORK (AP) — Communities across the United States are reconsidering their approach to gifted and talented programs in schools as vocal parents blame such elite programs for worsening racial segregation and inequities in the country’s education system. A plan announced by...

Larson out front as face of Hendrick charitable initiatives

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson stepped out of the spotlight during last year's NASCAR suspension and quietly turned his attention to charitable efforts for communities in need. Each initiative was an eye-opener for Larson, who wanted to educate himself on social issues...

ENTERTAINMENT

Hard Rock considering two NYC-area casinos 8 miles apart

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hard Rock wants to build a casino in or near New York City, even as it moves forward with a plan to build another one in northern New Jersey, about 8 miles away. Jim Allen, chairperson of the global gambling, entertainment and hospitality company...

Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Luke Combs to play CMA stage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The CMA Awards will be a night of all-star collaborations between Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean, Kane Brown and Chris Young, and Mickey Guyton with Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards. The Country Music Association announced additional performers...

Caissie Levy gets uncomfortable in 'Caroline, Or Change'

NEW YORK (AP) — Caissie Levy has vacated her palace on Broadway for a modest Louisiana home. She has traded in being a queen for a stepmother. And she couldn’t be happier. The singer and actor who led the “Frozen” cast as Elsa before the pandemic now stars in a revival...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Is it OK to go trick-or-treating during the pandemic?

NEW YORK (AP) — Is it OK to go trick-or-treating during the pandemic? It depends on the...

New airstrike in Ethiopia's Tigray capital; kids among dead

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A new airstrike hit the capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region on Thursday following several...

UN, US officials urge action to avert climate disaster

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official and U.S. President Joe Biden's climate envoy called Thursday...

Turkey's Lake Tuz dries up due to climate change, farming

KONYA, Turkey (AP) — For centuries, Lake Tuz in central Turkey has hosted huge colonies of flamingos that...

Report: Dutch govt missing climate targets, must act faster

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government must urgently take more action to rein in emissions of...

Moscow shuts most workplaces as infections, deaths soar

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian capital on Thursday started a nonworking period intended to stem coronavirus...

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