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NORTHWEST NEWS

WA High Court to Hear Case About Transit Fare Enforcement

The Washington state Supreme Court will consider whether fare enforcement on public transit represents an unconstitutional incursion into passengers’ right to privacy.

Lewis & Clark College Announces First Woman, First African American President

Robin Holmes-Sullivan, Ph.D. will be the first woman, first woman of color, and the first LGBTQ+ person to be President of LC. She is also a clinical psychologist by trade, currently Dean of Students.

Report: Oregon Has Too Few Public Defenders

Oregon has only roughly one-third of the public defense attorneys it needs to provide reasonably effective assistance to low-income defendants

Blumenauer Boosts Efforts to Put Three Black History Landmarks on National List

Congressman makes case for Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Dean’s Beauty Salon and Barber Shop, and the Golden West Hotel’s importance to city history and heritage.

NEWS BRIEFS

Ranked Choice Voting Supporters Seek Oregon Initiative

Supporters of a voting method that allows people to rank candidates in order of preference want to give people in Oregon the chance to...

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at PSU to Present 'To Survive on This Shore

Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults' ...

Final Week for 'Mending The Social Fabric' Interactive Exhibit

A parachute with rips and tears encourages community over the course of the exhibition as visitors sit and mend. The piece will be...

Nearly 35,000 Oregon Households Have Received More Than $243 Million in Rental Assistance Relief During Pandemic

OHCS will again begin accepting new applications for OERAP starting on Wed., Jan. 26, 2022. ...

Washington's paid family leave program running short on cash

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state’s paid family leave program could hit a deficit as early as March and there are concerns about long-term solvency following a significant increase in demand for the benefit that launched in 2020. Under the law, eligible workers receive 12...

Man who raped child in Oregon and Washington gets 27 years

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who repeatedly raped and abused a child in Oregon and Washington state and placed a hidden camera to capture video of another child using a bathroom has been sentenced to 27 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Karin J. Immergut sentenced Anthony...

UNLV promotes interim AD Harper to full-time job

LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV has promoted interim athletic director Erick Harper to serve in the job full time. Harper's hiring, announced on Monday, was effective Jan. 1. He had served as interim athletic director since Desiree Reed-Francois left UNLV for Missouri in August. ...

Army stuns Missouri in Armed Forces Bowl on last-second FG

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Cole Talley kicked a 41-yard field goal as time expired and Army rallied to beat Missouri 24-22 in the Armed Forces Bowl on Wednesday night. After the Tigers took a 22-21 lead on a touchdown with 1:11 to play, third-string quarterback Jabari Laws led Army...

OPINION

OP-ED: A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

January 6th, Voting Rights and the Tyranny Threatening America ...

Support Nikole Hannah-Jones and The 1619 Project

This important and ambitious project pulled back the curtain of euphemistic rhetoric composing American historiography that points only to the good in our history and sweeps under the rug the evil deeds perpetrated against people of color ...

In 2021, Organized Labor is Again Flexing its Muscles

We have seen dramatic change in the makeup of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) under President Biden. ...

Study Reveals Racial Pay Gap for Social Media Influencers

The racial pay gap has long presented issues for African Americans in Corporate America and other industries. It’s now filtered to social media. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

At least 3 judges being eyed as Biden mulls high court pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is eyeing at least three judges for an expected vacancy on the Supreme Court, each of whom would fulfill his campaign pledge to nominate the first Black woman to the nation’s highest court, according to aides and allies. With Justice Stephen...

Race, age, weight: Valentino backs diversity in Paris show

PARIS (AP) — It was a breath of fresh air in Paris, as Valentino's designer Pierpaolo Piccioli liberated himself of constraints on race, age and weight Wednesday to produce a joyful, inclusive and long-awaited moment of couture. Fashion prides itself on being able to predict trends...

Lawyers: LSU fired athletics official who sued department

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawyers for an associate athletic director who filed a million federal racketeering lawsuit against Louisiana State University say she has been fired in retaliation and asked the court Wednesday to add that claim to her suit. “On January 5, 2022, LSU...

ENTERTAINMENT

Elton John postpones Texas concerts after getting COVID-19

DALLAS (AP) — Despite being vaccinated and boosted, Elton John has contracted COVID-19 and is postponing two farewell concert dates in Dallas. John “is experiencing only mild symptoms,” according to a statement. “Elton and the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour look forward to...

Q&A: Dakota Johnson makes her producing debut at Sundance

Dakota Johnson is having a big year. Not only is she part of one of the season’s big awards contenders in “The Lost Daughter,” but she’s also just debuted her company's first two films at the Sundance Film Festival, “AM I OK?” and “Cha Cha Real Smooth,” which she produced and stars...

So long, Saturdays: More couples embrace weekday weddings

NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic forced 30-year-old Stephanie Harnen to twice postpone her wedding. When she finally did get married, in June last year, she settled for a Thursday because her venue was fully booked on weekends. That turned out to be just fine with Harnen and her...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

No instant testing for toxic ski waxes at the Olympics

The on-again, off-again ban on high-end but toxic waxes that help cross country skis glide smoothly over the snow...

EPA acts on environmental justice in 3 Gulf Coast states

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency announced a series of enforcement actions Wednesday to...

Ukraine's front line: Where lives turn on distant decisions

In trenches dusted with snow and tinged with soot, men search for enough cellphone signal to hear the latest from...

China blasts US over reports of withdrawing diplomatic staff

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday expressed “serious concerns and dissatisfaction” with the United States...

EXPLAINER: Who are the kids trapped in Syria prison attack?

BEIRUT (AP) — A distressing series of voice notes sent by an injured Australian teenager from a prison in...

Mozambique, Malawi, Madagascar count deaths, damage by storm

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique, Madagascar and Malawi are counting the deaths and damage by tropical storm...

The Skanner Foundation's Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

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