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NORTHWEST NEWS

Oregon Ballot Fiasco Spotlights Clerk's Troubled 20-Year Run

County clerk Sherrie Hall has been elected five times in the past 20 years, despite missteps that impacted two previous elections and cost taxpayers at least 0,000.

Biden-backed Schrader Ousted in Oregon Primary

Seven-term U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader has been ousted in a Democratic primary in Oregon by progressive challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner.

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

NEWS BRIEFS

Baton Rouge Area Foundation Opens Entries for 16th Annual Gaines Award

August 15 submissions deadline for ,000 prize ...

Rose Festival Returns With a Bang This Week

CityFair on the waterfront opens Friday, May 27 ...

Black Domain Exhibit Opens June 2

Through portraits of Black Portlanders in their homes, at work, in creativity, and at worship, the exhibit captures places of...

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...

Progressive ousts Biden-backed Schrader in Oregon primary

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Seven-term U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, a centrist who was endorsed by President Joe Biden, has been ousted in the Democratic primary in Oregon by progressive challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner after results were delayed more than a week by a ballot-printing issue. ...

22 mass shootings. 374 dead. Here's where the guns came from

The suspects in the shootings at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school and a Buffalo, New York, supermarket were both just 18, authorities say, when they bought the weapons used in the attacks — too young to legally purchase alcohol or cigarettes, but old enough to arm themselves with assault-style...

OPINION

Supreme Court’s Latest Decision Devastating for Death Row Inmates

The court ruled that state prisoners cannot submit claims of inadequate counsel to federal courts ...

OP-ED: America the Beautiful — Community Project Funding

Achieving the vision of “America the Beautiful” means ensuring that from “sea to shining sea,” we do the things that are necessary to make America’s greatness accessible and affordable to all our communities ...

The Rotting of America

America is a nation in decline that is drowning in violence, hate, poverty, selfishness, and indifference. ...

Racist ‘Replacement’ Rhetoric is Deadly and Republicans Must Stop Using It

This is playing with fire. And if it continues, we will all get burned, again and again. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

3 more funerals for Buffalo victims in week of goodbyes

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A mother and sister known for baking decadent pastries. A restaurant worker buying his 3-year-old's birthday cake. A father and die-hard Buffalo Bills fan who worked as a school bus aide. Those three victims of the racist attack on a Buffalo supermarket were...

Cops investigate swastika painted on Black Missouri church

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A black swastika was painted on the outside wall of an historically Black church in southwestern Missouri and police are investigating the vandalism as a hate crime. Pitts Chapel United Methodist Church in Springfield reported that the swastika was spray...

Judge dismisses Trump's lawsuit, allowing NY probe to go on

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Friday dismissed Donald Trump’s lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James, rejecting the former president’s claim that she targeted him out of political animus and allowing her civil investigation into his business practices to continue. ...

ENTERTAINMENT

K-pop sensation BTS to launch new show on Apple Music 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — BTS will reveal their gradual journey to becoming K-pop superstars through a new Apple Music weekly limited series. The streaming service announced Thursday that BTS will launch their new show “BTS Radio: Past & Present” on Apple Music 1. The three-episode...

At long last, Depp jurors hear closings, begin deliberations

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — After a six-week trial in which Johnny Depp and Amber Heard tore into each other over the nasty details of their short marriage, both sides told a jury the exact same thing Friday — they want their lives back. Heard “ruined his life by falsely telling...

Home that inspired 'The Conjuring' sells for more than jumi.5M

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island farmhouse that inspired the 2013 horror movie “The Conjuring” has been sold to a Boston developer who plans to keep it open to the public. The 18th century home in Burrillville sold for jumi.525 million on Thursday, far higher than the...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Guilty plea in plot to firebomb California Democratic HQ

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California man pleaded guilty Friday to plotting to blow up the state Democratic...

Energy secretary: US offshore wind jobs should be union jobs

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The growing offshore wind industry is often touted as a boon for job creation, but who...

US review traces massive New Mexico fire to planned burns

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two fires that merged to create the largest wildfire in New Mexico history have both been...

Hacked Brazil airport screens show porn to travelers

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s airport authority Infraero said Friday it has notified the Federal Police over an...

Widespread disbelief over N. Korea's tiny COVID death rate

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — According to North Korea, its fight against COVID-19 has been impressive: About 3.3...

Ex-rebel frontrunner in Colombian vote, could shake US ties

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Fabian Espinel last year helped organize roadblocks where young people protested against...

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