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NORTHWEST NEWS

'A World of Hurt': 39 States to Investigate JUUL's Marketing

Oregon is one of five states leading a bipartisan coalition looking into JUUL’s targeting of youth vaping

US Appeals Court Upholds Trump Rules Involving Abortions

The 7-4 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned decisions issued by judges in Washington, Oregon and California

Jeremy Christian Guilty of Killing 2 Who Tried to Stop His Slurs on Max

Today jurors found Christian guilty of the May 26, 2017 stabbing deaths of Taliesin Namkai-Meche and Ricky Best

States Step Up Funding for Planned Parenthood Clinics

A spokesman for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon said the agency has been "working closely with state officials to create critical backstops and protect access to care for all Oregonians who need it, regardless of federal action on Title X"

NEWS BRIEFS

State and Federal Agencies Aid Sunken Tugboat in Columbia River

Divers plugged fuel vents this afternoon and the vessel is not actively leaking ...

Multnomah County Promotes Voter Education Project

Multnomah County is partnering with National Association of Secretary of States (NASS) to promote #TRUSTEDINFO2020 ...

New Travel Ban Takes Effect, National Groups Respond

The expansion of the Muslim ban targets more Black immigrants ...

Harris, Booker Applaud House For Announcing Vote on Anti-Lynching Legislation

After passing the House, the bill will head to the president’s desk to be signed into law ...

Laugh Yourself Clean Recovery Comedy Show to be Held March 20 in Portland

Featuring Pacific Northwest comedians, the show will be held at the Clinton Street Theater ...

Deputies cited for excessive speed in separate crashes

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Two deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were cited for causing vehicle crashes while responding to emergency calls.The incidents in November and January were investigated by Bend Police, which cited deputies Kiersten Ochsner and Clint Baltzor Monday...

2 get prison for shooting of 9-year-old and his mother

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two men were sentenced Tuesday in connection with a 2017 shooting that wounded a sleeping 9-year-old boy and his mother in their Gresham home.The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said Rashad Banks and Nakiem Brown, both 26, will got to prison for the...

OPINION

Black America is Facing a Housing Crisis

As the cost of housing soars the homeless population jumps 12 percent, the number of people renting grows and homeownership falls ...

Trump Expands Muslim Ban to Target Africans

Under the new ban on countries, four out of five people who will be excluded are Africans ...

Martin Luther King Day is an Opportunity for Service

Find out where you can volunteer and make a difference to the community ...

Looking to 2020 — Put Your Vote to WORK!

Ronald Reagan, who turned his back on organized labor and started America’s middle-class into a tailspin, has recently been voted by this administration’s NLRB into the Labor Hall of Fame ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Phoenix Council votes 5-4 for civilian oversight of police

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix City Council members Tuesday voted 5-4 to approve a citizen review board with the power to investigate police after a raucous meeting that stretched five hours into the evening.The council has been examining different proposals for policing the police after Phoenix had...

The Latest: Buttigieg sick, cancels several Florida events

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local): 11:45 p.m.Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has cancelled four events in south Florida set for Wednesday because of illness.Buttigieg campaign spokesman Chris Meagher says the former...

Review: An unlikely friendship is at the heart of 'Burden'

It was only a matter of time before Hollywood came calling to adapt the real-life events surrounding a museum in South Carolina that celebrated the Ku Klux Klan.The museum opened in the mid-1990s, prompting protests. One of the Klansmen eventually had a change of heart and hands the deed to the...

ENTERTAINMENT

Next for Weinstein: Sentencing, appeal and another rape case

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after a jury branded Harvey Weinstein a convicted rapist, the former film producer remained at a New York City hospital on Tuesday, his new life as an inmate interrupted by concerns about high blood pressure and heart palpitations.Lawyers for the 67-year-old Weinstein...

Review: An unlikely friendship is at the heart of 'Burden'

It was only a matter of time before Hollywood came calling to adapt the real-life events surrounding a museum in South Carolina that celebrated the Ku Klux Klan.The museum opened in the mid-1990s, prompting protests. One of the Klansmen eventually had a change of heart and hands the deed to the...

Jude Law among narrators of 'Beedle the Bard' audiobook

NEW YORK (AP) — Jude Law, Warwick Davis and Evanna Lynch are among the readers in an all-star recording of J.K. Rowling's “The Tales of Beedle the Bard," the first time her Harry Potter spinoff has been available as an audiobook.Audible, the audiobook producer and distributor,...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Tokyo organizers, government take offensive on virus threat

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and the Japanese government went on the offensive Wednesday after a...

Placido Domingo apology prompts new accuser to step forward

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The words "I am truly sorry" have not been uttered often in the #MeToo era. So when...

How deadly is new coronavirus? It's still too early to tell

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists can’t tell yet how deadly the new virus that’s spreading around...

Ethiopia skips latest US talks with Egypt over dam dispute

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia will skip the latest round of U.S.-brokered talks this week on a...

Ex-Kremlin aide says Ukraine will never reclaim rebel east

MOSCOW (AP) — A former senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Ukraine will never...

Malaysia's Mahathir wants nonpartisan gov't if picked as PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday that he will form a new nonpartisan...

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Brian Mahoney AP Basketball Writer



NBA Commissioner David Stern

NEW YORK (AP) -- Owners and players have arrived for a "very huge day" in the NBA, with perhaps the fate of the league's 82-game schedule at stake.

With both sides acknowledging they are nearly out of time to save the Nov. 1 opener, some level of progress seemed essential in a meeting Tuesday between their full bargaining committees.

The sides were first meeting among themselves, with the bargaining session expected to start in the early afternoon.

Union president Derek Fisher said Monday that signs pointed to Tuesday as being a "very huge day." His teammate Kobe Bryant arrived Tuesday for the meetings, with Boston Celtics stars Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett among other players joining the union's executive committee.

They were sitting down with the labor relations committee of the owners, who locked out the players on July 1 when the sides were unable to agree to a new collective bargaining agreement.

Saying they lost $300 million last season, owners are seeking changes to the salary cap system and the division of revenues. Players were guaranteed 57 percent in the old deal, and owners so far have proposed a reduction to 46 percent.

"We're apart on the split, but we know that the answer lies between where they were are, where we are," Commissioner David Stern said. "And without defining ours or defining theirs, I think if there's a will, we'll be able to deal with both the splits and the system issues."

Training camps have been postponed and 43 preseason games scheduled for Oct. 9-15 were canceled, and more damage seems imminent. Given that nearly a month would be necessary between the time an agreement is reached and games could take place, both sides have repeatedly said they are aware of the calendar and the looming deadlines.

"Each side understands exactly what's at stake and where potentially there is movement in order to try to get a deal done," Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver said Monday. "I mean, we can only say we're running out of time so many times.

"We both understand that if we don't make our best offers in the next few days, we're going to be at the point where we're going to be causing damage to the game, to ourselves, and they're going to be out paychecks," he added.

Stern said it would be difficult to fit in all 82 games if the season doesn't start on time. The NBA has lost games to a work stoppage only once, when the 1998-99 season was reduced to 50 games.

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