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NORTHWEST NEWS

Report: Seattle Officers Used Excessive Force at Protests

Since May, the office has received 19,000 complaints about police misconduct during protests.

PSU’s Black Studies Department Grows, Offers Students Immediate Support

Chair Ethan Johnson announces new hire and COVID-19 Relief Fund

Meyer Adopts Advanced Equity and Sustainability Approach in Construction of New Portland Headquarters

project^, LEVER Architecture and Meyer collaboration in Historic Albina embraces inclusive approach with diverse workforce across entire skillbase 

More Than 17% of Washington Voters Have Returned Ballots

In 2016, just 6.2% of ballots had been returned in the same timeframe.

NEWS BRIEFS

Oregon Reports the Highest Daily Case Count Since the Beginning of the Pandemic

OHA reports 550 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths ...

Thursday, October 22: All Registered Voters Should Have Received Their Ballots

Contact Multnomah County Elections TODAY if you have not yet received your ballot in the mail. ...

Forest Service Now Hiring

Agency accepting applications for more than 1,000 seasonal positions in Oregon and Washington ...

U.S. Senate Votes to Keep a Regulation That Harms Communities of Color and Low- and Moderate-Income Families

OCC overhaul of an anti-redlining law will perversely encourage redlining ...

Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for COVID-19 cases

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease’s grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West reel under the surge.The impact is being felt in every...

550 new virus cases, Oregon's largest daily total to date

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority reported 550 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, the state’s largest daily total since the the start of the pandemic.Health officials called the number of cases “troubling” and said that based on current COVID-19...

Humbled LSU eyeing QB contingency vs surging South Carolina

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron was grateful for an extra week to help the Tigers confront considerable challenges on both sides of the ball.He’ll have to hope that’s enough time for the unranked Tigers (1-2, 1-2 SEC) to turn back South Carolina (2-2, 2-2), which...

Kentucky visits Missouri with both teams coming off big wins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kentucky finally ended a 17-game losing streak at Tennessee. Missouri beat the reigning national champions for the first time since 1978 while giving coach Eli Drinkwitz his first SEC win with an upset of LSU.Now, two teams that have plenty of momentum are poised to...

OPINION

The Skanner News National 2020 Election Endorsements

Vote like your life depends on it. Read The Skanner News' endorsements for US President, and more ...

The Skanner News Statewide Election 2020 Endorsements

Read The Skanner News' endorsements for Portland Mayor, Portland City Council, and more ...

Muslim Advocates Denounces Trump’s Racist Attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar and Refugees

The organization says Trump’s attacks invite violence against Rep. Omar and Minnesota’s Somali community ...

Trump and the Lost Country

Discussing the debate, Robert Koehler refers to an article by psychiatrists describing how power causes brain damage ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

The Latest: Trump calls 'Borat' star an unfunny 'creep'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local):11 p.m.President Donald Trump says he thinks Sacha Baron Cohen, the comedian behind the “Borat” films, is “a creep.”Baron Cohen’s new movie, “Borat Subsequent...

GOP Arkansas state senate candidate wore KKK costume as teen

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Republican candidate running for Arkansas State Senate said he made “mistakes" as a teenager after repeatedly denying his dismissal from a Mississippi high school for wearing a racist Ku Klux Klan costume for Halloween. Charles Edward Beckham III initially...

'Honor the ancestors': Harris appeals directly to Black men

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic vice presidential hopeful Kamala Harris made a direct appeal to Black men Friday, defending her record as a prosecutor, blasting President Donald Trump as “racist” and vouching for Joe Biden as a man capable of addressing systemic racism and leading a...

ENTERTAINMENT

Kevin Hart: Hosting MDA telethon is a 'major level-up'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Hart says hosting a re-imagined online fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association is “a major level-up for me.”“It’s different from anything that you’ve really seen me do. And there’s a great reason behind it,”...

Sandra Oh celebrates Asian culture in film 'Over the Moon'

NEW YORK (AP) — Sandra Oh’s role in the new animated feature “Over the Moon” may not be her largest, but it has deep meaning.The story is set in China and Oh voices the stepmother of a girl named Fei Fei, grieving after the loss of her mother. So she builds a rocket to...

Film depicts Black Lives Matter, #MeToo as new feminist wave

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The documentary genre’s power of immediacy is evident in “Not Done: Women Remaking America," which includes the still-unfolding possibility of the first Black female vice president and the loss of Breonna Taylor.The film depicts a powerful female-driven...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Washington state discovers first 'murder hornet' nest in US

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Scientists in Washington state have discovered the first nest of so-called murder...

Arnold Schwarzenegger feels ‘fantastic’ after heart surgery

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger says he is feeling “fantastic” after his recent...

California prosecutors again seek death for Scott Peterson

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors said Friday they again will seek the death penalty for...

Mexican border state of Chihuahua returns to lockdown

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s northern border state of Chihuahua returned to the highest level of...

The Latest: Mexico's Chihuahua border state back in lockdown

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s northern border state of Chihuahua returned to the highest level of alert and...

Poles vent fury at court's further restrictions on abortions

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of protesters vented fury across Poland over a top court ruling that...

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The Skanner News

 It's official: Gerald Wallace – also known as G-Force, GW and the High-Riser is a Portland Trailblazer. Leaving behind the Charlotte Bobcats, the forward known for his spectacular dunks will join the Blazers just in time for the 2011 trade deadline. Leaving the Blazers are: Joel Przbilla, ('Thanks for everything and Good Luck!') Sean Marks (Sean, we hardly knew you) and Dante Cunningham. The Skanner News Video: Gerald Wallace dunks

The Blazers also slapped down two first-round draft picks to secure Wallace. Fans hope that with Wallace on the team the Blazers will avoid disaster's like this weeks loss to LA, when Kobe Bryant stomped all over their lead in extra time.  Check out the Skanner News Videos of Wallace here.

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