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Oregon Ballot Fiasco Spotlights Clerk's Troubled 20-Year Run

County clerk Sherrie Hall has been elected five times in the past 20 years, despite missteps that impacted two previous elections and cost taxpayers at least 0,000.

Biden-backed Schrader Ousted in Oregon Primary

Seven-term U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader has been ousted in a Democratic primary in Oregon by progressive challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner.

Timeline of Oregon County's Ballot Tally Remains Uncertain

Three weeks after Oregon’s third-largest county learned that a majority of their ballots were unreadable by vote-counting machines, state officials have yet to receive a plan detailing how they will meet their deadline

Salinas, Erickson, Win Primaries in New Oregon 6th District

Salinas, who has maintained her lead as more ballots have been counted from Tuesday's primary, would be Oregon’s first Hispanic congresswoman


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Black Domain Exhibit Opens June 2

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Oregon Warns Recipients of Food Boxes About Recall of Jif Peanut Butter

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USS Oregon officially joins Navy fleet after pandemic delays

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The USS Oregon officially joined the U.S. Navy fleet on Saturday, marking the first submarine named after the Beaver State in more than a century. The newest Virginia-class fast attack submarine, which can dive to depths greater than 800 feet (240 meters), was...

Man accused of placing neo-Nazi sticker at immigrant center

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A suburban Portland, Oregon, man was arraigned in court Friday for allegedly placing a white-supremacist, neo-Nazi sticker near an immigrant community center in east Portland, and police said more than a dozen guns were found during a search of his car and residence. ...


Supreme Court’s Latest Decision Devastating for Death Row Inmates

The court ruled that state prisoners cannot submit claims of inadequate counsel to federal courts ...

OP-ED: America the Beautiful — Community Project Funding

Achieving the vision of “America the Beautiful” means ensuring that from “sea to shining sea,” we do the things that are necessary to make America’s greatness accessible and affordable to all our communities ...

The Rotting of America

America is a nation in decline that is drowning in violence, hate, poverty, selfishness, and indifference. ...

Racist ‘Replacement’ Rhetoric is Deadly and Republicans Must Stop Using It

This is playing with fire. And if it continues, we will all get burned, again and again. ...


VP Harris tells Buffalo mourners: 'We will come together'

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Mourners laid to rest the last of 10 Black people killed in a racist attack at a Buffalo supermarket with a service on Saturday that became a call to action and an emotional plea to end the hate and violence that has wracked the nation. The funeral for...

UN human rights chief asks China to rethink Uyghur policies

BEIJING (AP) — The top U.N. human rights official said Saturday that she raised concerns with Chinese officials about the impact of the broad application of counterterrorism and deradicalization measures on the rights of Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim groups in China's Xinjiang region. ...

In Georgia, 2 Black candidates to compete for Senate seat

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Wayne Black was one of the few African Americans in the crowd as about 100 people gathered recently at the Republican Party headquarters near Columbus, Georgia, to hear from U.S. Senate candidate and football legend Herschel Walker. A member of the Muscogee...


K-pop sensation BTS to launch new show on Apple Music 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — BTS will reveal their gradual journey to becoming K-pop superstars through a new Apple Music weekly limited series. The streaming service announced Thursday that BTS will launch their new show “BTS Radio: Past & Present” on Apple Music 1. The three-episode...

At long last, Depp jurors hear closings, begin deliberations

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — After a six-week trial in which Johnny Depp and Amber Heard tore into each other over the nasty details of their short marriage, both sides told a jury the exact same thing Friday — they want their lives back. Heard “ruined his life by falsely telling...

Home that inspired 'The Conjuring' sells for more than jumi.5M

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island farmhouse that inspired the 2013 horror movie “The Conjuring” has been sold to a Boston developer who plans to keep it open to the public. The 18th century home in Burrillville sold for jumi.525 million on Thursday, far higher than the...


Judge gives initial OK to jumiB deal in Florida condo collapse

A Florida judge on Saturday gave initial approval to a settlement of more than jumi billion to families who lost...

Weather's unwanted guest: Nasty La Nina keeps popping up

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Indy 500 waves green flag on sustainability with lofty goals

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Fleeing the Russians: Evacuations are slow, arduous, fraught

BAKHMUT, Ukraine (AP) — To a threatening soundtrack of air raid sirens and booming artillery, civilians are...

First tropical storm forms off Mexico's Pacific coast

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Agatha, the first tropical storm of the 2022 hurricane season in the Pacific, formed Saturday...

Algerian dissidents: Victims of crackdown, or outlaws?

PARIS (AP) — Mohamed Benhalima looks wary and frightened as he is led off a plane at Algiers airport, handcuffed...

CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) -- Sanford, Fla., city officials have chosen a former Colorado police chief as an interim replacement for the top cop who stepped aside during the furor over February's killing of an unarmed teen.

Richard Myers, the former police chief in Colorado Springs, will take office in Sanford at the end of the week, the city government announced Tuesday. He will take over a department that has been under the microscope since the Feb. 26 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer.

Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee, who attempted to resign last week, will remain on paid administrative leave, according to a statement from city hall. Lee stepped aside as chief after a vote of no-confidence by city commissioners, but the commission voted against accepting his resignation while investigations into Martin's killing are pending.

The case drew nationwide protests when police decided against arresting neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who told investigators he killed Martin in self-defense. A special prosecutor assigned to look into Martin's death ultimately brought second-degree murder charges against 28-year-old Zimmerman, who has pleaded not guilty and been released on $150,000 bail.

Prosecutors asked for that bail to be increased after learning that contributors had donated more than $200,000 to a legal defense fund he set up. About $5,000 of that went toward the $15,000 cash Zimmerman put up to post bond, defense lawyer Mark O'Mara said last week.

Zimmerman has been in hiding since the case drew national attention, and he has solicited the money not only for legal fees but for living expenses. O'Mara said the money has been put into a trust he controls, and his team announced Tuesday that a former IRS agent has been hired as a third-party administrator to handle the funds.

"The fund's administrator will have sole discretion regarding the dispersal of funds, and guidelines will be put in place to define reasonable living expenses for Mr. Zimmerman and his family and to fund necessary legal expenses," the defense team reported on its website. "Neither Mr. Zimmerman nor The O'Mara Law Group will have direct access to the funds."

Donors' names are not being disclosed.


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