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NORTHWEST NEWS

Portland, Oregon, Remains Largely Peaceful, Curfew Lifted

Portland will not impose a curfew on Tuesday night for the first time in four days

Inslee Orders Statewide Guard Activation Following Unrest

Inslee had previously authorized 400 troops for Seattle and 200 troops for Bellevue.

Mayor Ted Wheeler Asks Governor to Call Up National Guard

Portland police chief said, “It has been a long, difficult and emotional several days in Portland and across the country and we understand why.”

Governor Brown Announces $30 Million Investment to Protect Agricultural Workers

The funds are intended to secure Oregon's food supply chain and support agricultural workers during the COVID-19 health crisis

NEWS BRIEFS

Oregon Health Authority Investigating COVID-19 Increase at Unnamed Business

Oregon reports 71 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases today, no new deaths ...

Some Columbia River Gorge Trails, Parks Reopen Today

Crowded sites including most waterfall viewing areas, campgrounds, and visitor’s centers will stay closed because of the coronavirus...

Over 60 Percent of U.S. Households Have Responded to 2020 Census

Washington is one of the 6 states with the highest self-response rates and both Seattle and Portland are one of the top 8 cities with...

Federal Court Rules Florida Law That Undermined Voting Rights Restoration Is Unconstitutional

The law required people with past convictions to pay all outstanding legal fees, costs, fines, and restitution before regaining their...

Portland, Oregon, remains largely peaceful, curfew lifted

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protests in Portland, Oregon, were largely peaceful on Tuesday night as thousands of people held a massive rally downtown, but several hundred people broke away at the end of the event, prompting police to use flash-bang grenades and tear gas to break up the...

Seattle mayor, police chief vow to review protest tactics

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's mayor and police chief promised a large crowd of protesters Tuesday to review the department's use of pepper spray and flash-bang grenades to break up a crowd of peaceful protesters the night before, encouraging them to keep marching as long as they do not do...

Kansas, Missouri renew Border War with 4-game football set

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas and Missouri are resuming their bitter Border War in football after the former Big 12 rivals agreed to a four-game series in which each school will play two home games beginning in September 2025.The fourth-longest rivalry in college football dates to 1891, but...

OPINION

Mayor Ted Wheeler: Portland and the Path Forward

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler invites Portlanders, as public servants, to join him "in insisting that we never return to business as usual." ...

Local Business Leaders Share Messages of Hope

President, CEO of SAIF says each of us must move forward in "our understanding of the problem, in holding ourselves accountable for our own attitudes and biases, and in coming together, not apart." ...

Time to Stop Messing Around and Strike at the Root of Police Violence

Thomas Knapp says the root of police violence is the creation of "police forces" as state institutions separate from the populace and dedicated to suppressing that populace on command ...

A Letter to George Floyd: (Posthumous)

As Black mothers, so often we say, our Black boys across this nation belong to all of us. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Ferguson elects first black mayor as new protests roil US

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson voters have elected Ella Jones as the city's first black mayor as protests over the death of George Floyd and police treatment of black communities roil the nation.Jones, a city council member who also will be first woman to lead the St. Louis suburb, beat...

Nation's streets calmest in days, protests largely peaceful

WASHINGTON (AP) — Protests were largely peaceful and the nation's streets were calmer than they have been in days since the killing of George Floyd set off demonstrations that at times brought violence and destruction along with pleas to stop police brutality and injustice against African...

Democratic Baltimore mayoral race too close to call

BALTIMORE (AP) — The race for the Democratic nomination for Baltimore mayor was too close to call Tuesday.After polls closed, the city’s Board of Elections released mail-in votes received through late last week. But the slim margin of votes between the leading candidates made the race...

ENTERTAINMENT

Trump as thug or hero? Depends on what network you watch

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a split screen for the ages on MSNBC Monday: on the left side, President Donald Trump talking about restoring law and order. On the right, a tear-gassed young woman vomiting in a Washington street.For a nation rubbed raw following a traumatic weekend, cable television...

Books on race and criminal justice top bestseller lists

NEW YORK (AP) — As nationwide protests against racism and police violence continue, readers are seeking out books old and new on race and criminal justice. Robin Diangelo's “White Fragility," Michelle Alexander's "The New Jim Crow" and Bryan Stevenson's “Just Mercy” were...

'Just Mercy,' drama of racial injustice, to be free in June

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2019 film “Just Mercy,” which chronicles courtroom struggles against racial injustice and mass incarceration, will be made free on digital platforms throughout June in the wake of George Floyd's death, Warner Bros. said Tuesday. In the film, Michael B....

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

AP PHOTOS: Croissants and hand gel as Paris cafes reawaken

PARIS (AP) — There are bottles of sanitizer gel in place of the salt and pepper pots, and glaring 1-meter...

Cyclone lashes India's business capital, 100,000 evacuated

MUMBAI, India (AP) — A cyclone made landfall Wednesday south of India's financial capital of Mumbai, with...

A year later, Sudanese raped in crackdown wait for justice

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Two or three times a week, Mayada goes to visit her baby daughter at the foster...

Burkina Faso's food woes deepen as extremists expand reach

TOUGAN, Burkina Faso (AP) — Islamic extremists chased Adama Drabo and his family from their land in western...

Virus has been 'very devastating' for many African airlines

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A “new baby” was born with the revival of Uganda Airlines, the...

The Latest: UK set to impose quarantine for people arriving

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some,...

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By The Skanner News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration is for the second year seeking nominations of federal rules in need of review and reform.  The 2009 "Top 10" rules nominated by small business owners, trade associations, and others will be transmitted to appropriate federal agencies for their action.
"Changing markets, technology, and competition make it imperative that federal agencies periodically review how their current regulations affect small business," said Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy.  "Only with regular evaluation can agencies sift through the enormous number of current regulations to find those that are outdated and ineffective due to rapidly changing conditions.  We are calling for nominations of rules needing reform, and we are asking for constructive suggestions about how to improve them."
Nominate regulations needing review and reform by visiting the Office of Advocacy Regulatory Review and Reform (r3) initiative website at www.sba.gov/advo/r3 and sending an email to [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>, or by calling Keith Holman at (202) 205-6533.
In February, Advocacy announced the 2008 Top 10 Rules for Review and Reform.  The Top 10 were drawn from over 80 rules nominated by small business owners and their representatives.  In order to track agencies' action on these rules, Advocacy will post their status on its website every six months.
The Office of Advocacy is committed to helping reduce the $1.1 trillion yearly cost to Americans of complying with all with federal regulations.  The long-term r3 initiative does this by working with federal agencies and small business owners to review and reform existing rules that are outdated and ineffective. 
The Office of Advocacy, the "small business watchdog" of the federal government, examines the role and status of small business in the economy and independently represents the views of small business to federal agencies, Congress, and the President.  It is the source for small business statistics presented in user-friendly formats, and it funds research into small business issues.
For more information on the r3 initiative, visit www.sba.gov/advo/r3.

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