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NORTHWEST NEWS

Here's How Abortion Clinics Are Preparing for Roe to Fall

In March, Oregon lawmakers approved million to pay for abortions and support services such as travel and lodging for in-state or out-of-state patients who travel long distances, and to expand abortion availability.

'Twitter Philanthropy' Reveals Chasms in Social Safety Net

Online direct giving is nothing new – for years, people have used sites like GoFundMe to get money for medical expenses, funeral costs and other unforeseen bills. But Pulte’s approach is nearly instantaneous

Blurry Ballot Barcodes Delay Oregon House Primary Results

Election officials in Oregon's third-largest county scrambled to tally tens of thousands of ballots with blurry barcodes that were being rejected by vote-counting machines.

Oregon Primaries Set Up Competitive Governor's Race

Former Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek won the Democratic nomination for Oregon governor Tuesday.

NEWS BRIEFS

'Twitter Philanthropy' Reveals Chasms in Social Safety Net

The California-based chip maker said Thursday the new “mega lab” will investigate ways to make data centers operate more...

Local Podcast Wins Awards at Home and Abroad

Let’s Talk About Race is a production of Grassroot News NW and KBOO Community Radio. ...

Multnomah County Planning Commission Seeks New Member

Multnomah County’s Land Use Planning Division is looking for a Multnomah County resident to serve as a volunteer member on the...

2 Pleasure Boats Catch Fire on Columbia River

Two pleasure boats caught fire on the Columbia River between Vancouver and Caterpillar Island Sunday afternoon. One boat sank,...

WA Childhood Immunization Rates Decline During Pandemic

Immunization rates have decreased by 13% in 2021 when compared to pre-pandemic level ...

9 juveniles escape SUV that rolled down embankment, 6 hurt

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Nine kids escaped from a smashed SUV that sped over a curb, rolled down a 50-foot (15-meter) embankment and stopped at the edge of a creek under Interstate 5 Thursday afternoon near Vancouver, Washington, the Clark County Sheriff's Office said. Clark County...

Here's how abortion clinics are preparing for Roe to fall

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Leaders of a Tennessee abortion clinic calculated driving distances and studied passenger rail routes as they scanned the map for another place to offer services if the U.S. Supreme Court lets states restrict or eliminate abortion rights. They chose Carbondale...

OPINION

Costly Auto Repairs Driving Consumers Into a Financial Ditch

Research documents new, growing form of predatory lending ...

Can Federal Lynching Law Help Heal America?

Despite decades of senseless delays, this new law pushes America to finally acknowledge that racism often correlates to a level of violence and terror woven into the very fabric of this country. ...

The Skanner News Endorsements: May Primary 2022

Primary election day is May 17, 2022. Read The Skanner's endorsements for this important election. ...

Men’s Voices Urgently Needed to Defend Reproductive Rights

For decades, men in increasing numbers have followed women’s lead in challenging gender-based violence and promoting gender equality, so why are we stuck when it comes to abortion? ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

In 2 states, 1 in 20 residents missed during US head count

Around 1 in 20 residents in Arkansas and Tennessee were missed during the 2020 census, and four other U.S. states had significant undercounts of their populations which could shortchange them of federal funding in the current decade, according to figures from a survey the U.S. Census Bureau...

'How dare you!': Grief, anger from Buffalo victims' kin

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Relatives of the 10 Black people massacred in a Buffalo supermarket pleaded with the nation Thursday to confront and stop racist violence, their agony pouring out in the tears of a 12-year-old child, hours after the white man accused in the killings silently faced a murder...

After Buffalo, civil rights leaders pitch anti-hate plans

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s oldest civil rights organization said it will propose a sweeping plan meant to protect Black Americans from white supremacist violence in response to a hate-fueled massacre that killed 10 Black people in Buffalo, New York, last weekend. In a plan first...

ENTERTAINMENT

Taylor Swift gets honorary degree from New York University

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift has Grammys galore and now she has a new title — “doctor.” The superstar received an honorary doctorate of fine arts from New York University on Wednesday, blowing kisses as the crowd roared when she walked toward the stage at a packed Yankee...

Review: A joyous encounter between musical legends lives on

Mavis Staples & Levon Helm, “Carry Me Home” (ANTI-Records) Some efforts to bring musical legends together feel contrived, like they were cooked up for a between-albums payoff. Occasionally, though, when the convergence isn't calculated, the moment just needs to be preserved. ...

When Mavis Staples and Levon Helm met for some final music

NEW YORK (AP) — In the summer of 2011, two American iconic musicians met and jammed up a storm. Very few people heard what they created — until now. The 12-track live album “Carry Me Home” is the long-awaited record of what happened when Grammy-winning soul and gospel star...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

How gas interests slowed Chile's clean energy transition

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Chile holds itself out as a global leader on climate change. Nearly 22% of Chile’s...

GOP directs culture war fury toward green investing trend

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republicans are coming out swinging against Wall Street's growing efforts to consider...

Vangelis, the Greek 'Chariots of Fire' composer, dies at 79

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Vangelis, the Greek electronic composer who wrote the unforgettable Academy Award-winning...

Relics and militants: Vatican fraud trial sprawls the globe

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican’s financial trial took a series of surreal turns Thursday when a former...

Conference of U.S. conservatives opens in Orban's Hungary

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Dozens of prominent conservatives from Europe, the United States and elsewhere gathered...

Mercedes claims record price for rare winged car at auction

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Mercedes-Benz said Thursday that it has auctioned an extremely rare car from its...

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