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NORTHWEST NEWS

Timeline of Oregon County's Ballot Tally Remains Uncertain

Three weeks after Oregon’s third-largest county learned that a majority of their ballots were unreadable by vote-counting machines, state officials have yet to receive a plan detailing how they will meet their deadline

Salinas, Erickson, Win Primaries in New Oregon 6th District

Salinas, who has maintained her lead as more ballots have been counted from Tuesday's primary, would be Oregon’s first Hispanic congresswoman

As Registration Opens Portland Parks Needs Staff for Summer Programs

Indoor and outdoor pools will open with jobs and free training available for swimmers

State Representative Janelle Bynum Calls for Legislative Inquiry into Clackamas County Election Debacle

Bynum says Elections Clerk Sherry Hall must answer questions and deliver a clear plan along with assurances the count will be fair

NEWS BRIEFS

Oregon Warns Recipients of Food Boxes About Recall of Jif Peanut Butter

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is warning the people of Oregon to be on the lookout for Jif brand peanut butter that may be...

Donor Giving Group at Oregon Community Foundation Surpasses $500K in Investment in Climate Action Work

'Climate Change & Healthy Habitats’ will support 16 Climate Action/Environmental Justice Groups with 6,500 in new...

Building Cultural Bridges

PassinArt: A Theatre Company, celebrated its 40th anniversary with a gala Saturday night, May 14, at Colwood Golf Center. ...

'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...

Housekeepers struggle as US hotels ditch daily room cleaning

HONOLULU (AP) — After guests checked out of a corner room at the Hilton Hawaiian Village resort on Waikiki beach, housekeeper Luz Espejo collected enough trash, some strewn under beds, to stuff seven large garbage bags. She stripped the linens from the beds, wiped built-up dust off...

States divided on gun controls, even as mass shootings rise

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was quick to react to this week’s carnage at a Texas elementary school, sending a tweet listing the gun control measures the Democratic-controlled state has taken. He finished with: “Your turn Congress.” But gun control...

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

How Abramovich was forced to sell Chelsea in fall from grace

Standing by the bar in a small Stamford Bridge hospitality suite was a figure who had had not been spotted at the stadium in three years: Roman Abramovich. Last November, the Chelsea owner was back in London at his English Premier League club to host the president of Israel. There was...

Female CEO’s pay rose 26% in 2021, but ranks remain small

NEW YORK (AP) — Pay packages for the women who run S&P 500 companies jumped in 2021 as the economy recovered and stock prices and profits soared. Median pay for the women occupying the corner office rose to nearly million, according to the annual survey done by Equilar for...

Biden signs policing order on anniversary of Floyd's death

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday to improve accountability in policing —a meaningful but limited action on the second anniversary of George Floyd's death that reflected the challenges in addressing racism, excessive use of force and public safety when...

ENTERTAINMENT

Ex-White House press secretary Jen Psaki hired by MSNBC

NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki has officially landed at MSNBC, where she is expected to make appearances on the network's cable and streaming programs as well as host a new original show. The program, set to debut in the first quarter of 2023, will...

Cannes Film Festival, born out of war, grapples with Ukraine

CANNES, France (AP) — The war in Ukraine took a starring role on the opening night of the 75th Cannes Film Festival and it has rarely been far out of frame since. The parties have continued nonstop, as has the red-carpet frenzy. But throughout the French Riviera spectacular has run...

Ricky Gervais' Netflix special blasted as 'anti-trans rants'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Following in Dave Chappelle's footsteps, Ricky Gervais ridicules transgender women in his new Netflix comedy special. As with Chappelle, the British stand-up quickly drew backlash for what a LGBTQ advocacy group called “anti-trans rants.” In “SuperNature,”...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

China's foreign minister starts Pacific tour in the Solomons

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and a 20-strong delegation arrived in the...

Abrams-Kemp slugfest promises to be pricey, long and ugly

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters didn't get much of a break from election talk on the day after the Tuesday primary...

In Lebanon, a nascent reform movement faces tough road

BEIRUT (AP) — Ramy Finge spent two years braving tear gas and rubber bullets, sometimes trying to scale the...

Rights group: Bulgaria uses police dogs in migrant pushbacks

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — An international rights group said Thursday that Bulgarian authorities are attacking...

Albania offers ex-Soviet built naval base to NATO

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania has offered NATO a naval base in an effort to highlight the small country's value...

Live updates | Putin says West will fail in isolating Russia

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin says the West will fail in its attempts to isolate Russia and face...

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