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NORTHWEST NEWS

Portland Mayor: Police Should Prepare for Body Cameras

Portland, Oregon, Mayor Ted Wheeler is directing the police bureau to prepare for a body worn camera program in anticipation of the U.S. Department of Justice forcing the issue.

Community Honors Slain Washington Detective

Hundreds of law enforcement and first responder vehicles lined up at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington to honor Clark County Sheriff’s Detective Jeremy Brown

Seattle Mayoral Primary Will Be a Test of Progressive Movement

A year after racial justice and anti-police demonstrators took over part of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, there are lines outside the restaurants in and around the former protest zone.

Unemployed Oregonians to Lose Pandemic Benefits in September

The state will stop paying the 0 weekly unemployment bonus after Labor Day

NEWS BRIEFS

US Plans to Require COVID-19 Shots for Foreign Travelers

The Biden administration is taking the first steps toward requiring nearly all foreign visitors to the U.S. to be vaccinated for the...

Statement: Oregon Legislative BIPOC Caucus Condemns Actions by Newberg School Board to Revoke Anti-Racist Policy

The intent of the Every Student Belongs legislation was to protect children in the classroom and create a competitive workforce ...

Free Parking Option Available for Portlanders on the Go

5-minute Fast Stops will be installed initially along five commercial corridors across the city ...

Mayor Declares State of Emergency Due to Extreme Heat

The City of Portland opens additional cooling centers and three outdoor misting centers ...

Obituary: Joan Brown-Kline, June 13, 1948 - July 17, 2021

A service for Joan Brown-Kline, held in Georgia, will be livestreamed starting at 11:50 a.m. PT (2:50 p.m. EDT) on Saturday, July 31 ...

Raging wildfire destroys much of California Gold Rush town

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A wind-driven wildfire tore through a Northern California mountain town, leaving much of the downtown in ashes as crews braced for another explosive run of flames in the midst of dangerous weather. The Dixie Fire, swollen by bone-dry vegetation and...

'We did it': Crouser's gold a tribute to his fallen grandpa

TOKYO (AP) — Ryan Crouser wrote the note and brought it to the stadium just in case. “Grandpa. We did it. 2020 Olympic champion!” it said. The world's best shot putter had a feeling he'd win. After he did just that on Thursday, he pulled out that piece...

Drinkwitz, Pittman back for Southeastern Conference encores

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Missouri and Arkansas both had some encouraging signs, if not great records, in their first seasons under new coaches. Now, the Tigers’ Eliah Drinkwitz and Razorbacks’ Sam Pittman are among four second-year Southeastern Conference coaches trying to...

OPINION

To Protect Democracy, We Have to Fix the Supreme Court

It’s been six months since the Biden-Harris administration began, ushering in an era of hope after four bitter and disheartening years. ...

Services Available for Victims and Survivors of Community Violence in Multnomah County

The number of incidents of community violence — domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, person-to-person violence and gun violence — is devastating ...

Black America Needs a ‘New Normal’: Equitable Credit Access to Build Wealth

The rippling effects of a massive economic downturn has caused the nation to lose 9.5 million jobs - more losses than even those of the Great Recession ...

The President Needs to Pull Out All Stops

Majority Whip Clyburn, Democratic leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, made the observation that the filibuster currently being used in the U.S. Senate to block the Voting Rights Bill as well as the George Floyd Bill, is a matter of tradition and not...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

UK police arrest 11 over racist abuse after Euros final

LONDON (AP) — British police said Thursday they have made 11 arrests in connection with the online racial abuse of England soccer players following their team's loss to Italy in the final of the European Championship last month. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka...

Baltimore flutist fired months after social media rebuke

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has fired its principal flutist, months after distancing itself from her social media posts that questioned the safety of the coronavirus vaccines, the efficacy of face masks and the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. ...

Black women, across generations, heed Biles’ Olympic example

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka. Simone Biles. Both are prominent young Black women under the pressure of a global Olympic spotlight that few human beings ever know. Both have faced major career crossroads at the Tokyo Games. Both cited pressure and mental health. The glare is...

ENTERTAINMENT

Garth Brooks reassessing stadium tour because of COVID surge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Garth Brooks said he will be reassessing whether to continue his stadium tour because of the rising number of COVID-19 cases. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Brooks said he is still scheduled to play the next two shows scheduled in Kansas...

NY report details CNN's Chris Cuomo's role advising brother

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN anchor Chris Cuomo appeared to offer advice on a statement by his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, addressing allegations of sexual harassment, according to a report issued on Tuesday. The CNN prime-time personality testified to investigators looking...

Flaunt it, Mel! Brooks memoir 'All About Me' out this fall

NEW YORK (AP) — At 95, Mel Brooks is more than ready to flaunt his many achievements. Ballantine Books announced Wednesday that Brooks' memoir “All About Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business” will come out Nov. 30. Brooks is expected to share all the highlights — and...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Long dominated by Russia, rhythmic gymnastics rising in US

TOKYO (AP) — In the darkest days of the pandemic, Evita Griskenas was stuck practicing in her parents’...

Suspected rape and killing of Indian girl triggers protests

NEW DELHI (AP) — Angry villagers in the Indian capital held a protest Thursday outside a crematorium where they...

Belarus sprinter who feared reprisals at home reaches Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Belarusian Olympic sprinter who feared reprisals at home after criticizing her coaches...

Mexico sues US gun manufacturers over arms trafficking toll

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government sued United States gun manufacturers and distributors Wednesday in...

British navy group: Hijackers have left vessel off UAE coast

FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The hijackers who captured a vessel off the United Arab Emirates in the...

2 Russian news sites, legal aid group, close under pressure

MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian news outlets and a legal aid group backed by a leading Kremlin critic shut down...

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