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NORTHWEST NEWS

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

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.

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 ...

Burglary attempt ends with 1 dead of gunshot wound

SKYWAY, Wash. (AP) — Deputies have launched an investigation after a burglary attempt ended with a fatal shooting in south King County on Monday morning. Police received a call shortly after 3 a.m. from a homeowner saying an intruder broke into their house in Skyway, KOMO-TV...

US women's soccer equal pay victory decades in the making

The U.S. women's national team has not only been wildly successful on the field, the players have also been unabashedly outspoken, using their platform to advocate for equal rights for themselves and others. The team's efforts to secure equitable pay finally came to fruition this...

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

Buffalo supermarket victim Kat Massey to be laid to rest

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Katherine “Kat” Massey is scheduled to be laid to rest Monday as funerals continue for the victims of the racist attack on a Buffalo supermarket. Massey, 72, has been described by her friends as a civil rights and education advocate. Last year she wrote a...

Stacey Abrams aims to recapture energy of first campaign

ATLANTA (AP) — For Stacey Abrams, everything is different this time. Unlike her first campaign for Georgia governor in 2018, she enters Tuesday's primary election as the presumptive Democratic nominee, facing no competition. She's not the relatively unknown former state...

Are police consent decrees an asset? Depends on who you ask

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Minneapolis Police Department will face the intense scrutiny of a federal program after a state investigation spurred by the killing of George Floyd concluded that the city's officers stop and arrest Black people more than white people, use force more often on people of color...

ENTERTAINMENT

Review: 'Swing and a Hit’ for diehard Yankees fans only

“Swing and a Hit” by Paul O’Neill with Jack Curry (Grand Central Publishing) By now, nearly ever starter on the New York Yankees dynasty that won four World Series titles in six years (1996, 1998-2000) has written a memoir. Paul O’Neill, the sweet-single leftie who over the...

Review: 'My Moment' is best consumed in bite-sized bits

“My Moment: 106 Women on Fighting for Themselves,” edited by Lauren Blitzer, Kristin Chenoweth, Kathy Najimy, Chely Wright and Linda Perry (Gallery Books) Havana Chapman-Edwards was the only kid at her school to participate in the 2018 walk out. Celia Bell chose life after her...

Actor Angela Lansbury to receive a special Tony Award

NEW YORK (AP) — The folks who hand out Tony Awards believe five is not enough for Angela Lansbury. The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced Monday that the legendary actor will receive a 2022 special Tony for lifetime achievement in the theater, making it her sixth. ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Egypt promises to allow protest, push pledges as COP27 host

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Egypt, host of the next United Nations summit on climate change, will push countries...

Zelenskyy urges 'maximum' sanctions on Russia in Davos talk

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for “maximum” sanctions against...

South Asia's intense heat wave a 'sign of things to come'

NEW DELHI (AP) — The devastating heat wave which has baked India and Pakistan in recent months was made more...

Yellen's global tax plan meets resistance abroad and at home

KOENIGSWINTER, Germany (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen celebrated a “historic day” last summer when...

UK's Boris Johnson awaits judgment of 'partygate' report

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been shadowed by career-threatening scandal for months...

Turkey's Erdogan says he will no longer talk to Greek PM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday he would cease talking to Greek Prime...

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