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NORTHWEST NEWS

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

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

NEWS BRIEFS

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...

Donor Giving Group at Oregon Community Foundation Surpasses $500K in Investment in Climate Action Work

'Climate Change & Healthy Habitats’ will support 16 Climate Action/Environmental Justice Groups with 6,500 in new...

Building Cultural Bridges

PassinArt: A Theatre Company, celebrated its 40th anniversary with a gala Saturday night, May 14, at Colwood Golf Center. ...

WA investigating 4 dead wolves found in Stevens County

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A poaching investigation has been launched after two Stevens County deputies stumbled upon four dead wolves in northeast Washington while on snowmobile patrol near the Canadian border on Feb. 8, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said. Some...

Alan White, longtime drummer for prog rock's Yes, dead at 72

SEATTLE (AP) — Alan White, the longtime drummer for progressive rock pioneers Yes who also played on projects with John Lennon and George Harrison, has died. He was 72. White’s death was announced on his Facebook page by his family. The post said he died at his Seattle-area home...

OPINION

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. ...

Costly Auto Repairs Driving Consumers Into a Financial Ditch

Research documents new, growing form of predatory lending ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Senate GOP blocks domestic terrorism bill, gun policy debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats’ first attempt at responding to the back-to-back mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas, failed in the Senate Thursday as Republicans blocked a domestic terrorism bill that would have opened debate on difficult questions surrounding hate crimes and gun safety. ...

Pay for female CEOs rose 26% in 2021, but ranks remain small

NEW YORK (AP) — Pay packages for the women who run S&P 500 companies jumped in 2021 as the economy recovered and stock prices and profits soared. Median pay for the women occupying the corner office rose to nearly million, according to the annual survey done by Equilar for...

Reggie Warford, Kentucky's first Black 4-year player, dies

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Reggie Warford, who was Kentucky’s second Black men’s basketball player and first Black basketball player to graduate, has died. He was 67. Kentucky basketball spokeswoman Deb Moore said Warford’s wife, Marisa, notified coach John Calipari that Warford...

ENTERTAINMENT

Singing about suffrage, and thinking about current struggles

NEW YORK (AP) — Phillipa Soo says she noticed a change in the audience immediately. News had just dropped of the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, and there was a different vibe coming from the audience at “Suffs,” in which the former...

A look at Queen Elizabeth II's style through the decades

NEW YORK (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II just might have the hardest working wardrobe on the planet. “Every outfit worn in public is carefully calibrated to inspire or remind, to signal gratitude or respect, to convey a sense of power or familiarity,” wrote The Mail on Sunday in 2015....

Ellen DeGeneres ends daytime show with plea for compassion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres brought her nearly two-decade daytime talk show to an end Thursday with a celebrity lovefest and a forceful assertion of her achievement as a gay woman daring to be herself. DeGeneres and guests Jennifer Aniston, Billie Eilish and Pink shared...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Lawsuit: California transit agency failed to stop gunman

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One year after a problem employee shot and killed nine coworkers in a rampage at a light...

For 'lockdown generation' school shootings are their reality

A day after the school massacre in Texas, Ohio teacher Renee Coley thought her sixth grade students would need...

329 years later, last Salem 'witch' who wasn't is pardoned

BOSTON (AP) — It took more than three centuries, but the last Salem “witch” who wasn’t has been officially...

Spain: Parliament backs "Only yes means yes" consent bill

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s parliament voted Thursday to approve a bill that makes consent a key determinant in...

Polish lawmakers back removing judicial body EU criticized

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish lawmakers on Thursday approved removing a controversial disciplinary body within...

Sri Lanka PM stresses urgency for economic reform plan

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's prime minister said Thursday that he will quickly prepare an economic...

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