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NORTHWEST NEWS

Iowa Reporter Fights Charges Connected to Covering Black Lives Matter Protest

The case of Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri who was pepper sprayed and arrested while reporting on a clash between protesters and police, highlights the First Amendment and the right to a free press

Brown Pauses Rollbacks to COVID-19 Extreme Risk Level

Counties that have moved out of the COVID-19 extreme risk level will not be moved back into it without giving them two weeks to improve their case numbers

March to Literacy Confronts the Ways We Fail Black Students

The virtual event aims to empower parents, educators of students who struggle with reading

'Falling Through Cracks': Vaccine Bypasses Some Older Adults

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NEWS BRIEFS

Commercial Rent Relief Program to Open Applications March 8

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Powell's Books Presents Richard Brown on Zoom March 5

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Oregon Worker Relief Fund Creates Fund for Small Businesses

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$500,000 Grant Funding Will Invest In Racial Equity In WA

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US states look to step up wolf kills, pushed by Republicans

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Oregon governor gets Johnson & Johnson vaccination

SCAPPOOSE, Ore. (AP) — Democratic Oregon Gov. Kate Brown received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Saturday and is encouraging others to get it.Brown said she got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to demonstrate that it’s safe and effective, and to counter rumors and...

Ex-Cardinals coach Wilks new defensive coordinator at Mizzou

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Steve Wilks is returning to coaching as the defensive coordinator at Missouri.Wilks, who was hired by Tigers coach Eli Drinkwitz on Thursday, took last year off after spending the previous 14 seasons in the NFL. The stint was highlighted by a year as the head coach of...

OPINION

OHA Marks 1 Year One-Year Anniversary of Oregon’s First COVID-19 Case

Director thanks Oregonians and asks state residents to maintain pandemic precautions and choose vaccination ...

Democracy and White Privilege

“White Nationalists” who believe that America only belongs to its “White” citizens, who live and have lived according to “White Privilege” are ignoring the words of the Declaration of Independence ...

The Leadership Conference Submits Letter in Support of H.R. 40

H.R. 40 finally forces the U.S. government to recognize and make amends for the decades of economic enrichment that have benefited this nation as a result of the free labor that African slaves were forced to provide ...

Letter to the Editor Re: Zenith Energy

The time is now for Portland City Council to stop Zenith Energy’s transporting fossil fuels into and out of our city. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Opponents suspect environmental racism in pipeline project

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Bloody Sunday memorial honors late civil rights giants

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Board to begin search for permanent Capitol Police chief

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ENTERTAINMENT

Grammys to partner with Berklee, ASU for study on women

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New York cinemas reopen, brightening outlook for theaters

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Hotly anticipated Meghan and Harry interview to air at last

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U.S. & WORLD NEWS

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ROME (AP) — A particularly spectacular blast from Italy's Mount Etna volcano belched out a towering cloud...

Embiid, Simmons to miss All-Star Game; Zion to start instead

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Swiss narrowly back proposal to ban face coverings in public

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UN says fire in Yemeni migrant detention center kills 8

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Greek police, protesters clash in Athens suburb

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police clashed with more than 500 protesters in an Athens suburb on Sunday...

3,000 at Romania anti-vaccination protest amid COVID-19 rise

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Around 3,000 anti-vaccination protesters from across Romania converged outside...

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The Seattle Seahawks ended their regular season losing to the St. Louis Rams 23-17 on Sunday, falling to 9-6 and even though they've already clinched a playoff birth, they struggled for the first time in 25 games as they failed to rush for 100-plus yards. 

The Rams hadn't won in the Emerald City since 2004, and ended the Hawks five-game winning streak and sweeping the series having won in overtime 34-31 in Week One. Striking considering the Rams had a decade filled ten straight losses at CenturyLink prior to Sunday's game.

St. Louis (7-8) struck early in the game with a 10-0 lead in the opening quarter and entered halftime with a 16-3 lead at CenturyLink Field. The Rams held the Hawks running backs to just 21 rushing yards the entire game.

St. Louis came away with two crucial fumble recoveries in the fourth quarter, the latter resulting in a touchdown three plays later. Rams quarterback Case Keenum played his third straight start, competing 14 of 23 passes for 103 yards and a 28-yard touchdown pass.

The Rams defensive line dominated the Hawks and caused problems for Wilson sacking him four times forcing three turnovers including a interception in the first half, Wilson's first interception in 168 pass attempts. This was the first time in 64 games that the Seahawks had never held a lead and the Rams scored three touchdowns in the game, one on a fumble recovery by Akeem Ayers, his career first, returning the ball 45 yards in the first quarter.

"We've gotta work on the mistakes we made, I think overall the team will make adjustments and be ready for the upcoming playoffs," Coach Pete Carroll said. "I think we came out a little flat but the Rams defense did a good job today against a good team."

Wilson finished 24 of 41 for 289 yards and two touchdowns, including an 25-yard touchdown pass to Baldwin in the third quarter and an18-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse with only 17 seconds left in the game before the Rams were able to recover the onside kick and run out the clock. Baldwin finished with eight receptions for 118 yards and one touchdown. The Hawks turned the ball over three times on a wet, rainy day in Seattle.

"We gotta continue to strive hard, take a look at what we need to improve on and get better for the playoffs," Wilson said. "We made some mistakes today but we'll need to stay focused and improve for the playoffs. "

When the Rams Benny Cunningham fumbled on a third-and-1 at the Seattle 40, it looked like safety Earl Thomas had failed on the ball and recovered it to the delight of the cheering 12s but the officials ruled later that it was recovered by St. Louis and Cunningham was down by contact. St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley, two plays later, was hit by Thomas and fumbled the ball but the Rams recovered and and it Rams were up by 13.

Gurley, who rushed 85 yards on 19 carries, sealed the deal for the Rams win in Seattle when he scored on a two-yard TD run with a little over 10 min left. "Ultimately we had multiple chances of winning this game. We can't really make any excuses," defensive end Michael Bennet said. "We came up short in the end and we're disappointed but we have to regroup focus on what's next."
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