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NORTHWEST NEWS

Permit-to-Purchase: Oregon's Tough New Gun Law Faces Federal Court Test

The trial, which will be held before a judge and not a jury, will determine whether the law violates the U.S. Constitution.

Local Hire: National Park Board Appoints First Native American Member

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission executive director and Yakama Nation member Aja DeCoteau joins team of 15 new appointees during revival of defunct group

Portland Mulls Ban on Daytime Camping Amid Sharp Rise in Homelessness

The measure before the Portland City Council on Wednesday would prohibit camping between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. in city parks and near schools and day cares.

Truck Driver Indicted on Manslaughter Charges After Deadly Oregon Crash That Killed 7 Farmworkers

A grand jury in Marion County Court on Tuesday indicted Lincoln Smith, a 52-year-old truck driver from California, on 12 counts, including seven charges of manslaughter, reckless driving and driving under the influence of intoxicants.

NEWS BRIEFS

Jazz Singers Shirley Nanette, Nancy King, Rebecca Kilgore Perform June 10

The show benefits the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival 2023 ...

Albina Music Trust Special Event Free to the Public

Albina Music Trust announces a special collaboration between experimental video artists Spoiler Room and the band Greaterkind ft. Lo...

Portland Parks & Recreation’s Summer Free For All Returns for 2023

Full slate of free movies, concerts, Free Lunch + Play, and more ...

Kiasia Baggenstos Awarded Avel Louise Gordly Scholarship

Parkrose grad, UO sophomore is inaugural winner. Award ceremony to be held at The Soul Restoration Center, Sunday, June 4. ...

Oregon and Washington Memorial Day Events

Check out a listing of ceremonies and other community Memorial Day events in Oregon and Washington. A full list of all US events,...

Oregon is invested in Fox Corp. and is investigating its board over bogus election fraud claims

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's attorney general announced Monday she has begun investigating the board of directors of Fox Corp. for breaching its fiduciary duties by allowing Fox News to broadcast false claims about the 2020 presidential election — claims that cost the broadcaster almost 0...

California insurance market rattled by withdrawal of major companies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two insurance industry giants have pulled back from California's home insurance marketplace, saying that increasing wildfire risk and soaring construction costs have prompted them to stop writing new policies in the nation's most populous state. State Farm...

Foster, Ware homer, Auburn eliminates Mizzou 10-4 in SEC

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Cole Foster hit a three-run homer, Bryson Ware added a two-run shot and fifth-seeded Auburn wrapped up the first day of the SEC Tournament with a 10-4 win over ninth-seeded Missouri on Tuesday night. Auburn (34-9), which has won nine-straight, moved into the...

Small Missouri college adds football programs to boost enrollment

FULTON, Mo. (AP) — A small college in central Missouri has announced it will add football and women's flag football programs as part of its plan to grow enrollment. William Woods University will add about 140 students between the two new sports, athletic director Steve Wilson said...

OPINION

Significant Workforce Investments Needed to Stem Public Defense Crisis

We have a responsibility to ensure our state government is protecting the constitutional rights of all Oregonians, including people accused of a crime ...

Over 80 Groups Tell Federal Regulators Key Bank Broke $16.5 Billion Promise

Cross-country redlining aided wealthy white communities while excluding Black areas ...

Public Health 101: Guns

America: where all attempts to curb access to guns are shot down. Should we raise a glass to that? ...

Op-Ed: Ballot Measure Creates New Barriers to Success for Black-owned Businesses

Measure 26-238, a proposed local capital gains tax, is unfair and a burden on Black business owners in an already-challenging economic environment. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Hong Kong government seeks court injunction to ban 'Glory to Hong Kong' protest song

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s government said Tuesday it is seeking a court order to prohibit people from broadcasting or distributing the protest song “Glory to Hong Kong” after it was mistakenly played as the city’s anthem at several international sporting events in the past year. ...

Too many people in NYC are stopped, searched and frisked illegally, federal monitor says

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's reliance on the tactic known as “stop and frisk" as part of a new initiative to combat gun violence is harming communities of color and running afoul of the law, a court-appointed federal monitor reported Monday. Monitor Mylan Denerstein said the...

Hoskin wins another 4-year term as chief of Cherokee Nation, country's most populous tribe

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Cherokee Nation’s Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. won reelection to another four-year term as leader of the nation’s most populous tribe, according to results certified Monday by the tribe's Election Commission. Hoskin, a 48-year-old attorney, won nearly...

ENTERTAINMENT

Chuck Todd leaving NBC political panel show 'Meet the Press' and being replaced by Kristen Welker

NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Todd said on Sunday that he'll be leaving “Meet the Press” after a tumultuous near-decade of moderating the NBC political panel show, to be replaced in the coming months by Kristen Welker. Todd, 51, told viewers that “I've watched too many friends and...

Book Review: 'George,' a memoir by Frieda Hughes, is about saving and being saved by a wild bird

“George: A Magpie Memoir,” by Frieda Hughes (Avid Reader Press) Frieda Hughes in an English poet and painter who has built a following on birding Instagram (@friedahughes) with her beguiling videos of owls. She has also written several children’s books and a weekly poetry column...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 11-17

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 11-17 June 11: Singer Joey Dee of Joey Dee and the Starliters is 83. Actor Roscoe Orman (“Sesame Street”) is 79. Actor Adrienne Barbeau (“Maude”) is 78. Drummer Frank Beard of ZZ Top is 74. Singer Graham Russell of Air Supply is 73....

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie set to launch 2024 presidential bid at New Hampshire town hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to launch his bid for the Republican nomination for...

Atlanta project decried as 'Cop City’ gets funding approval from City Council

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta City Council early Tuesday approved funding for the construction of a proposed police...

'Jerry Maguire' star Cuba Gooding Jr. faces start of civil trial in rape case

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. faces the start of a civil trial Tuesday on accusations that he raped a...

As India grieves train crash that killed 275, relatives try to identify bodies of loved ones

BHUBANESWAR, India (AP) — Families of the victims of India’s deadliest train crash in decades filled a...

Senegal violence threatens country's stability as experts call on government to instill calm

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal experts called on the government on Monday to instill calm after days of the...

Argentine judge dismisses long-running corruption case against vice president

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A judge in Argentina on Monday dismissed a long-running money laundering case...