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Candidate Iannarone Welcomes Ruling on Complaint Against Mayor Wheeler

Mayoral challenger Sarah Iannarone has welcomed the Multnomah County Circuit court ruling requiring City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero to look into a complaint against Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler for loaning his own re-election campaign 0,000

Some Hospitals in Crisis as US nears high for COVID-19 cases

The global surge in coronavirus infections is hitting the United States hard and overwhelming hospitals across the nation

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

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 ...

Roseburg VA police officer accused of placing hidden cameras

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A Roseburg man who works as a police officer at a Veterans Affairs hospital has been accused of hiding cameras in the bedroom of a young teen. Detectives began investigating after the cameras were found in the 14-year-old’s bedroom, the Douglas County...

US sets coronavirus infection record; deaths near 224,000

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. coronavirus caseload has reached record heights with more than 83,000 infections reported in a single day, the latest ominous sign of the disease’s grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West reel under the surge.The U.S....

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...

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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

Fields, No. 5 Ohio St run away from Huskers in opener, 52-17

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Justin Fields completed 20 of 21 passes for two touchdowns and ran for another, Master Teague III rushed for a pair of scores and Ohio State rolled over Nebraska 52-17 Saturday on the opening day of the Big Ten's pandemic-delayed season. Fields, a Heisman Trophy...

Head of Sudan’s largest party slams Trump and Israel deal

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s former Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi on Saturday slammed an announcement by President Donald Trump that Sudan would start normalizing ties with Israel.Al-Mahdi, who is the country's last democratically elected premier and heads the country's largest political...

Stressed freshmen missing quintessential college experience

It’s a major life milestone, the first time many U.S. teens have ever been on their own. Even in normal times, freshman year in college can be a jumbled mix of anticipation, uncertainty and emotional highs and lows.In these hardly normal times, when the quintessential college experience...

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

Jerry Jeff Walker, Texas singer and songwriter, dies at 78

Jerry Jeff Walker, a Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song “Mr. Bojangles,” has...

The Needle goes away as probability experts assess 2020 race

NEW YORK (AP) — The one thing most likely to conjure nightmares of the 2016 election night for opponents of...

Opposition activist leaves embassy haven to flee Venezuela

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Prominent opposition activist Leopoldo López has abandoned the Spanish...

Amid turmoil, Kyrgyzstan sets presidential vote for Jan. 10

MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in Kyrgyzstan on Saturday called an early presidential election for January after...

No escaping from Wales: UK police to enforce travel ban

LONDON (AP) — A police force in England says it will try to stop people from leaving Wales, which has...

Fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh goes on despite US mediation

STEPANAKERT, Nagorno-Karabakh (AP) — Rocket and artillery barrage hit residential areas in Nagorno-Karabakh...

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Portland TrailBlazers fired General Manager Rich Cho today after less than a year in the job – a move that provoked sports fans and made Cho's name a the Twitter 'trending topic' within an hour.

Most of the Internet posts bitterly slammed the team's management for the decision.

"Another sad day for Blazers fans," tweeted chadfordinsider Chad Ford. "Rich Cho is both brilliant and a great human being. How do you top Pritchard, Penn and Cho? Chaos in PDX."

"The fit between Rich and our team simply wasn't right," Trail Blazers President Larry Miller said in a statement. "This was a tough move because I respect Rich and he's a good person with many strong skills. But it simply wasn't a good match."

Chad Buchanan, director of college scouting, was named as acting general manager, with head coach Nate McMillan reporting to Miller until a permanent replacement is found.

"This decision, as difficult as it was to make, reflects our willingness to admit and recognize that things haven't worked out," team owner Paul Allen said in a statement. "We're going to be tough on ourselves in assessing what we could have done better, and then go out and find the executive who is the best fit with the needs of our franchise. That chemistry and connection is critically important."

 "Dear Paul Allen: You have fired Tom Penn, Kevin Prichard, and Rich Cho in less than 2 years," tweeted D_MED. "Is it possible that we should fire the owner?"

Cho was hired last July from his position as assistant general manager of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

"Rich is the perfect fit for our organization," Miller said at the time. "He has the right balance of basketball knowledge, business acumen and tremendous people skills."

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