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NEWS BRIEFS

Washington State Supreme Court Rules Life Without Parole for Children Unconstitutional

Landmark decision makes Washington the 21st state to ban the sentence ...

Barley, Barrels, Bottles & Brews

200 years of beer explored in Oregon Historical Society's latest exhibit ...

USPS Delivering Multnomah County Ballots

Multnomah County voters who do not receive a ballot by Thursday, Oct. 25 should call the county elections office ...

Día de Muertos Ritual Inspires New Open Signal Mural

Local artists channel Día de Muertos in next installment of Fresh Paint, a temporary murals program ...

Mt. Hood fault lines could trigger quake, researchers say

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Researchers say active fault lines on Mount Hood could potentially trigger a 7.2 magnitude quake that could reach Portland.KGW-TV reports the recently discovered fault lines to the north, south and southwest of Mount Hood extend to the Columbia River.Ian Madin of the...

Attorneys seek limit on evidence in train stabbing case

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Attorneys for the man accused of fatally stabbing two men on a Portland light-rail train last year are seeking to limit evidence and language presented to jurors.Oregon Public Broadcasting reports prosecutors and defense lawyers are working through more than 50 motions...

Missouri bounces back to throttle Memphis 65-33

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Defense came at a premium in Missouri's homecoming game against Memphis. The teams combined for 68 points in the first half, and continued to keep the scoreboard operator busy in the second.When it was all said and done, Missouri rolled over Memphis. Drew Lock threw for...

Missouri bounces back to throttle Memphis 65-33

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Drew Lock threw for 350 yards and four touchdowns on 23-for-29 passing, and Missouri defeated Memphis 65-33 in its homecoming game on Saturday.After losing three straight Southeastern Conference contests, Missouri (4-3) responded with a much-needed victory. It jumped out...

OPINION

The Skanner News Endorsements for Vancouver, Washington State Elections

Read The Skanner News' midterm election endorsements for state offices and measures ...

Letter to the Editor: Endorsement of Measure 103 Is Ill-Advised

"Measure 103 would enshrine in our state constitution a tax loophole for any business or corporation involved in providing food" ...

An Open Letter to County Commissioner Loretta Smith

Baruti L. Artharee pens a letter to Commissioner Smith addressing her recent comments about his behavior at an arts forum ...

Tell the Trump Administration Don't Crush Our Free Speech

Speak up if you don't want to lose your free speech rights ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Police search for man they say killed U of Utah student

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police are searching for a man they say shot and killed a University of Utah student outside of a dormitory on campus Monday, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.The female student's body was found about 9 p.m. in a car near the medical towers, University of Utah Police Lt....

Cameroon's Biya easily wins 7th term; low Anglophone turnout

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Africa's oldest president, Cameroon's Paul Biya, easily won a seventh term on Monday after a Constitutional Council that he appointed rejected all legal challenges to the election. The United States noted irregularities that "may not have affected the outcome but...

1st US public Holocaust memorial merges past with new tech

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In 1964, the first public memorial to the Holocaust in the United States was unveiled in a solemn ceremony in Philadelphia. The bronze-on-black granite sculpture called "Six Million Jewish Martyrs" was the work of artist Nathan Rapoport, who fled his native Poland when...

ENTERTAINMENT

Rowling, Tolkien, Austen novels vie for bragging rights

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The results are in for an impassioned national election that put the popularity of candidates Jane Austen, J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling on the line.The effort to discover America's best-loved novel — and promote reading — ends with the winner announced on...

Billionaire Boys Club's Joe Hunt seeks cut in life sentence

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The young Joe Hunt once used his intelligence, a high-energy salesman's patter and powers of persuasion to get wealthy friends to invest in his Billionaire Boys Club to fuel an opulent lifestyle that abruptly ended with a first-degree murder conviction and a prison...

'Wonder Woman' sequel pushed back to summer 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The world will have to wait a little longer for the "Wonder Woman" sequel, which will now arrive in theaters in summer 2020.Warner Bros. announced Monday that "Wonder Woman 1984" will now open on June 5, 2020. The film starring Gal Gadot as the Amazonian superhero had been...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

China opens mega-bridge linking Hong Kong to mainland

ZHUHAI, China (AP) — China on Tuesday opened the world's longest sea-crossing bridge linking Hong Kong to...

Dangerous Cat 4 Hurricane Willa closes in on Mexico coast

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities rushed to evacuate low-lying areas and set up shelters as an "extremely...

iPhone XR makes the right trade-offs for a cheaper price

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple offers you a simple trade-off with its new iPhone XR, the middlebrow cousin to the...

The Latest: Kremlin: No new nuclear arms deal in sight

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on John Bolton's meetings in Moscow (all times local):1:05 p.m.The Kremlin has...

China-US ties sinking amid acrimony over trade, politics

BEIJING (AP) — "Both ignorant and malicious" was how the official China Daily newspaper recently described...

Human Rights Watch: Palestinians crush dissent with torture

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Security forces of the rival Palestinian governments routinely use torture and...

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