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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 ...

Salinas, Erickson, win primaries in new Oregon 6th District

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State Rep. Andrea Salinas has won the Democratic primary in Oregon's new 6th U.S. House district. Salinas, who has maintained her lead as more ballots have been counted from Tuesday's primary, would be Oregon’s first Hispanic congresswoman if elected in...

First invasive European green crab found in Hood Canal

SEATTLE (AP) — An invasive European green crab was captured this week in Hood Canal, the farthest south the species has been found in the Salish Sea. Volunteers with Washington Sea Grant trapped the male European green crab in Nick’s Lagoon near Seabeck in Kitsap County, The...

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

Racist photo leads to punishment for Florida students

PALM CITY, Fla. (AP) — A half-dozen Florida students posed for a photo outside a middle school while holding large letters that spelled out a racial slur, school officials said. The school will follow its code of student conduct in responding to the pupils' action, Martin County...

Myanmar leader begins peace talks with ethnic militia groups

BANGKOK (AP) — The head of Myanmar’s military government on Friday held the first in a monthlong series of person-to-person peace talks he has initiated with the country’s historically restive ethnic minority groups, state media reported. Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing held...

Buffalo families begin to eulogize victims of racist attack

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The first of several funerals for 10 Black people massacred at a Buffalo supermarket was planned for Friday, one day after victims' families called on the nation to confront the threat of white supremacist violence. A private service was scheduled Friday morning...

ENTERTAINMENT

Reports: Rihanna and A$AP Rocky welcome baby boy in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have welcomed a baby boy, according to multiple reports. The couple, who first revealed her pregnancy with a belly-baring Harlem photo shoot in January, became parents May 13 in Los Angeles, said TMZ, the first to report the birth Thursday...

With sequel plans, Rob Reiner turns 'Spinal Tap' up to 11

CANNES, France (AP) — One of the most memorable lines — and Rob Reiner's personal favorite — of “This Is Spinal Tap” goes: “There’s a fine line between stupid and clever.” You could say the same thing about the classic 1984 mockumentary. It could have so easily not...

Ellen DeGeneres: proud of what she, daytime TV show achieved

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres relishes what her daytime show has given viewers in its nearly two-decade run, a blend of the silly, sometimes earnest and, particularly in the last few years, a respite from hard times. She's also acknowledges that who she is counts for a lot —...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

'I can’t see the light': War fuels surging prices in Europe

MILAN (AP) — Edoardo Ronzoni inspects a construction site near Milan that he shut down in March as costs for...

Veteran Miami DEA agents charged in bribery conspiracy

A current U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent and a former supervisor in the agency were charged Friday...

Elon Musk visits Brazil's Bolsonaro to discuss Amazon plans

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Tesla and SpaceX chief executive officer Elon Musk met with Brazil’s President Jair...

Dutch leader faces pressure over old-school text messages

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The long-serving Dutch prime minister is in hot water over his low-tech cell...

Veteran Miami DEA agents charged in bribery conspiracy

A current U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent and a former supervisor in the agency were charged Friday...

Bulgaria rejects EU pressure to allow N Macedonia to join

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria is sticking to its position blocking North Macedonia’s accession talks with...

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