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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

Civil Rights Groups Oppose the Department of Labor Suspending Affirmative Action Regulations for Federal Contractors

A broad coalition of civil rights groups sent a letter to the to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract...

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 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...

Lack of business forces Portland clinics to cut staff

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two large health care operations in Oregon are furloughing employees and cutting costs because of a lack of revenue due to the coronavirus outbreak, furthering cuts to medical facilities in the state.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the Oregon Clinic has furloughed...

Man charged with attempted murder after man shot in Salem

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A 20-year-old Salem man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting at a northeast Salem apartment complex. Jonathan Jimenez-Miranda faces charges of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, and unlawful use of a weapon, the Statesman...

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

Communities in Crisis: An Argument for Raiford for Mayor

“Things need to change,” says Mayoral candidate Teressa Raiford. “Houselessness is a public safety and health crisis, but we aren’t doing anything to mend it.” ...

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. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Mississippi court won't undo 12-year sentence for jail phone

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An attorney says he will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the 12-year prison sentence given to an African American man in Mississippi for carrying his mobile phone into a jail cell after he was arrested on a misdemeanor charge.The Mississippi Supreme Court said...

Joe Biden's next big decision: Choosing a running mate

Joe Biden faces the most important decision of his five-decade political career: choosing a vice president.The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee expects to name a committee to vet potential running mates next week, according to three Democrats with knowledge of the situation who spoke on...

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, residents in Wuhan, China, t he city where the coronavirus pandemic...

ENTERTAINMENT

Issa Rae balances busy, booked career as 'Insecure' returns

NEW YORK (AP) — The HBO hit “Insecure” typically airs during the summer, but series creator Issa Rae has been moving like the Energizer Bunny with a schedule so booked and busy, the show’s return had to be delayed.But for good reason.She filmed two movies ("The...

Devils defenseman P.K. Subban is host of new NHL trivia show

Tired of sitting around the house and watching reruns on television every day?Too much Harry Potter? Monk? Grey's Anatomy? NCIS or one of the spinoffs?Here's something different.New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban and the NHL are bringing something new to television Saturday for fans and...

Review: In 'Tigertail,' an intergenerational immigrant tale

Oh, to be the other “Tiger” on Netflix. Alan Yang's “Tigertail” is either blessed to arrive in the stormy wake of “Tiger King," or doomed to be the other “Tiger” title Netflix users accidentally select when they're looking for the tabloid story of a...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Bunnies to the rescue as virus hits Belgian chocolatiers

SINT-PIETERS BRUGGE, Belgium (AP) — Master chocolatier Dominique Persoone stood forlorn on his huge...

Israelis looking out for overworked healthcare professionals

RAANANA, Israel (AP) — While hunkering down at home and keeping three young children entertained in...

As Trump rails against mail voting, some allies embrace it

President Donald Trump is claiming without evidence that expanding mail-in voting will increase voter fraud. But...

Virus-hit Wuhan cautiously revives amid thicket of controls

WUHAN, China (AP) — Released from their apartments after a 2 1/2-month quarantine, residents of the city...

In Mexico, towns block themselves off because of coronavirus

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In Mexico, beach towns have begun blocking off roads — in some cases,...

Nurses weigh their principles vs safety in virus fight

Paramedics rushed another critical COVID-19 patient into the emergency room, and Chicago nurse Cynthia Riemer felt...

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The Skanner Staff

Friday is the last day you can safely mail your ballots and know they will make it to the ballot box on time for the May 17 special election. In Oregon, a postmark is not enough to validate your vote.

If you are unable – or haven't decided yet how you want to vote – you can still drop your ballots in any number of drop boxes around town. The deadline to use an official drop box is 8 p.m. on May 17.

Read The Skanner News' endorsements here

All registered voters should have received their ballots. Multnomah County registered voters who have not received ballots or need assistance should call Multnomah County Elections at 503-988-3720 or visit the Elections office at 1040 SE Morrison Street, Portland.

Voters who have returned their ballots can check their ballot status at www.oregonvotes.org.

Official 24-hour drop sites:

A-Boy Supply: 7365 S.W. Barbur Blvd. Map

Goodwill Store: 3134 N. Lombard St. Map

Gresham Branch Library: 385 N.west Miller Ave. Map

McDonald's Restaurant: 2010 N.E.  39th Ave. (Box location: west side, N.E. 40th Ave. between N.E. Tillamook and N.E. Hancock) Map

Midland Branch Library - 805 S.E. 122nd Ave. Map

Multnomah County Elections: 1040 S.E. Morrison St. Map

Pioneer Courthouse Square: 700 block of S.W. Broadway (next to Starbucks and across from Nordstrom) Map

There are also drop boxes inside all the Multnomah County Library locations.

 

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