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NORTHWEST NEWS

Four Candidates Run for Rare Open Bench on Multnomah County Circuit Court

Judge Gregory F. Silver will retire before the end of his term. 

Oregon Schools Closed Through Academic Year Due to Virus

Oregon has had more than 1,200 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 38 deaths, according to the Oregon Health Authority

Oregon Inmates Sue Over COVID-19 Response

The suit asks a judge to mandate a social distance of 6 feet or more between inmates

Oregon Health Officer: Spike in Virus Cases Can Be Averted

Modeling shows the state won't see a huge rise in cases as long as stay-at-home orders are heeded

NEWS BRIEFS

New Tool to “Check Your Risk for COVID-19’’ Live in Portland Region

The tool offers an online checklist to help people decide if their symptoms and health conditions are serious enough that they should...

CDC’s Recommends Face Covering — Even in Parks, Outdoors

World Health Organization has switched from “social distancing" to the more accurate “physical distancing” ...

Portland Parks & Recreation Urges Social Distancing, Other Health Directives to be Followed

Achieving 6 feet of social distancing is extremely challenging at playgrounds, skate parks, and sports courts and fields, and those...

Texas Governor Unlawfully Exceeded Authority With Executive Order Limiting Jail Releases, Argues New Lawsuit

Lawsuit says governor’s order restricting releases exceeds his constitutional authority; public health experts agree reducing...

ACLU Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging Georgia Poll Tax

Requiring voters to pay postage to mail ballot is an unconstitutional barrier to voting ...

Oregon rural hospitals losing revenue, laying off workers

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Rural community hospitals in Oregon are seeing revenue plunge and resorting to laying off and firing employees to cope with a ban on elective surgeries while health officials battle the coronavirus outbreak. Some hospitals have seen revenue decline as much as 60% in a...

West Linn police chief on leave pending investigation

WEST LINN, Ore. (AP) — The West Linn Police Chief was placed on administrative leave Wednesday after the City Council voted to hire an outside firm to investigate how the city handled a Portland resident's wrongful arrest and discrimination allegations against the police.Terry Kruger became...

The Latest: 2 Madison Square Garden boxing cards called off

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT):10 p.m.Two boxing cards at Madison Square Garden have been called off because of the coronavirus outbreak.A few hours after announcing the fights would proceed without crowds, promoter Bob Arum said Thursday...

Former AD, All-American center Dick Tamburo dies at 90

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Dick Tamburo, an athletic director at three major schools and an All-American center at Michigan State, has died. He was 90.Michigan State announced that Tamburo died Monday.A native of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, Tamburo served as the athletic director at Texas...

OPINION

You're Pretty... For a Dark-Skinned Girl

Cloé Luv, an "unapologetically" dark-skinned Black woman tells her story ...

The ACA Has Never Been More Critical

Today I'm honoring the 10th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act being signed into law. ...

NAACP/Black Community: A Model for Resiliency

As America enters perhaps the most uncertain period in modern history, we will all be tested in new and unpredictable ways. ...

What the Government Can Do Now to Lessen the Impact of COVID-19

Dr. Roger Stark says during this pandemic the administration must give states more flexibility ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

A staggering 16.8 million Americans have been thrown onto the unemployment rolls in just three weeks, underscoring the terrifying speed with which the coronavirus outbreak has brought world economies to a near standstill.Meanwhile, a spike in deaths in Britain and New York and surges of reported...

Biden joins growing call for release of racial data on virus

DETROIT (AP) — Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is joining a growing call for the release of comprehensive racial data on the coronavirus pandemic, which he says has put a spotlight on inequity and the impact of “structural racism," according to a not-yet-published Medium post...

Outcry over racial data grows as virus slams black Americans

As the coronavirus tightens its grip across the country, it is cutting a particularly devastating swath through an already vulnerable population — black Americans.Democratic lawmakers and community leaders in cities hard-hit by the pandemic have been sounding the alarm over what they see as...

ENTERTAINMENT

Mad magazine illustrator Mort Drucker dies at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — Mort Drucker, the Mad Magazine cartoonist who for decades lovingly spoofed politicians, celebrities and popular culture, died Thursday at 91. Drucker's daughter, Laurie Bachner, told The Associated Press that he fell ill last week, having difficulty walking and developing...

'Saturday Night Live' to air show, observe social distancing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” will be back on the air this weekend with a show that abides by social distancing rules.The comedy sketch show will include a “Weekend Update” news segment and original content from “SNL” cast members, NBC...

Toy manufacturers look to reduce carbon footprint

NEW YORK (AP) — Taking a toy out of the box can make a mess.Hardly eco-friendly, the process can yield more clutter from plastic and cardboard than the actual toy.But there are moves to change that as some toy manufacturers say they’re going green with a series of environmentally...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Mad magazine illustrator Mort Drucker dies at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — Mort Drucker, the Mad Magazine cartoonist who for decades lovingly spoofed politicians,...

5-year-old Alaska girl is serious about keeping people safe

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Nova Knight is 5, and very serious about keeping others safe during the...

Some churches confront virus restrictions on Easter services

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — At the holiest time of year for Christians, churches are wrestling with how to...

Germany flies in seasonal farm workers amid virus measures

BERLIN (AP) — Two planes carrying Eastern European farmhands arrived Thursday in Germany as an ambitious...

UK's Johnson out of intensive care as his condition improves

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved out of intensive care Thursday at the London...

Dubai allows alcohol home delivery as virus shuts down bars

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Champagne corks no longer pop at Dubai's infamous alcohol-soaked...

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By The Skanner News

MLK Business Association is holding their Second Annual Membership Dinner on Oct. 1, 6-8 pm, at the Great Gym, Asian Counseling & Referrals Services, 3639 MLK Way So., Seattle.
The MLKBA was formed in 2008 to organize and promote the businesses along MLK. Our vision is to foster a "strong, vibrant, and culturally diverse business community that is a destination, second to none, in the Pacific Northwest." For businesses interested in joining the MLKBA, please contact Charleete Black at 206-722-5280 ext. 105. One complimentary dinner included in annual membership fee ($50) or $15/person.

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