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NORTHWEST NEWS

Jeremy Christian Guilty of Killing 2 Who Tried to Stop His Slurs on Max

Today jurors found Christian guilty of the May 26, 2017 stabbing deaths of Taliesin Namkai-Meche and Ricky Best

States Step Up Funding for Planned Parenthood Clinics

A spokesman for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon said the agency has been "working closely with state officials to create critical backstops and protect access to care for all Oregonians who need it, regardless of federal action on Title X"

Oregon Denies Permit for Pipeline Before Federal Decision

Oregon's Department of Land Conservation and Development says a proposed liquefied natural gas export terminal in Coos Bay would have significant adverse effects on the state's coastal scenic and aesthetic resources, endangered species and critical habitat

Rep. Blumenauer Joined by Sens. Markey, Sanders, and Warren to Introduce Bill to Hold Big Oil Companies Accountable

"Amidst the growing climate emergency, closing this loophole is a small step we must take to hold Big Oil accountable and to protect our communities," said Blumenauer. 

NEWS BRIEFS

African American Initiative Breast Cancer Survivor Celebration to be Held Saturday

Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington celebrate breast cancer survivors in the African American community with a free gala this...

Dr. Karin Edwards Named New President of Clark College

Board of Trustees names Dr. Karin Edwards as the college’s 15th leader in its 87-year history ...

OneUnited Bank Launches New Limited-Edition Harriet Tubman Card

OneUnited Bank, the largest Black-owned bank in America, introduces the new limited-edition Harriet Tubman Card in celebration of...

Oregon House Votes to End Driver’s License Suspensions for Failure to Pay Fines

Bipartisan Vote Underscores Consensus for Reforms, Makes Way for Senate Action ...

Black History Month 2020: “African Americans and the Vote”

In our celebration of Black History Month 2020, the DPO Black Caucus looks forward to the screening of the award-winning documentary,...

University lab cited for animal welfare violations in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Health & Science University laboratory was cited for violating animal welfare laws after five prairie voles died of thirst, federal inspectors said.The U.S. Department of Agriculture also cited the university after a person risked contaminating surgical...

Man charged in truck stop stabbing sent to state hospital

ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) — A Colorado man charged in what Oregon prosecutors say was a hate crime stabbing has been found unfit for trial and will be sent to the Oregon State Hospital before his legal case can move forward.The Argus-Observer in Ontario reports Malheur County Circuit Court Judge...

OPINION

Black America is Facing a Housing Crisis

As the cost of housing soars the homeless population jumps 12 percent, the number of people renting grows and homeownership falls ...

Trump Expands Muslim Ban to Target Africans

Under the new ban on countries, four out of five people who will be excluded are Africans ...

Martin Luther King Day is an Opportunity for Service

Find out where you can volunteer and make a difference to the community ...

Looking to 2020 — Put Your Vote to WORK!

Ronald Reagan, who turned his back on organized labor and started America’s middle-class into a tailspin, has recently been voted by this administration’s NLRB into the Labor Hall of Fame ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Sanders wins Nevada caucuses, takes national Democratic lead

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bernie Sanders scored a resounding victory in Nevada’s presidential caucuses on Saturday, cementing his status as the Democrats' national front-runner amid escalating tensions over whether he’s too liberal to defeat President Donald Trump. While Sanders scored...

The Latest: Klobuchar upbeat after trailing in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):8:08 p.m.Amy Klobuchar is telling supporters her presidential campaign has “exceeded expectations” and she plans to carry on, even as she trailed far behind several rivals in Saturday’s...

Street by Vanderbilt basketball gym named for Perry Wallace

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The first black basketball player on scholarship in the Southeastern Conference now has a street named after him outside of Vanderbilt University's Memorial Gymnasium. Family members of the late Perry Wallace joined school officials, Vanderbilt men's basketball coach...

ENTERTAINMENT

'West Side Story' opening draws protesters on Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — There was a chorus outside the Broadway Theatre on Thursday at the opening night of a new revival of “West Side Story” but what was being sung was a protest chant.A group of about 100 people demanded the removal of cast member Amar Ramasar, who was fired and...

Broadway's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' readies for Garden visit

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Kyle Scatliffe has gone to Madison Square Garden plenty of times — for a Rangers game, a Muse concert and a WWE event. Next week, he's going back again, but this time he won't be in the seats.Scatliffe on Wednesday will be starring in the hit Broadway play...

OWN's 'Cherish the Day' is a rare celebration of black love

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To separate filmmaker and TV producer Ava DuVernay’s trenchant, history-driven projects, including “Selma” and “When They See Us,” from her new romantic drama series is to sell short the determined thoughtfulness that shapes all her...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Yemen's Houthi rebels impeding UN aid flow, demand a cut

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have blocked half of the United Nations’ aid delivery programs in the war-torn...

AP FACT CHECK: Donald Trump and the audacity of hype

WASHINGTON (AP) — In their boisterous presidential debate, several Democrats sold short the health care...

AP Exclusive: DEA agent accused of conspiring with cartel

MIAMI (AP) — A once-standout U.S. federal narcotics agent known for spending lavishly on luxury cars and...

Italy towns close down amid virus case clusters, 2 deaths

CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — A dozen towns in northern Italy effectively went into lockdown Saturday after the...

US leads training exercises in Africa amid focus on Sahel

THIES, Senegal (AP) — Crouching in the sparse brush, maneuvering into formations through a divide, and then...

At Trump's India rally, Modi bets on bolstering his image

AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — A festive mood has enveloped Ahmedabad in India’s northwestern state of...

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The Skanner News

This just in from Multnomah County Elections:

The Nov. 6 general election is here. Voters can drop off ballots in person at any official drop site until 8 pm tonight (Tuesday, November 6). Postmarks do not count.

Secure drop-off sites are located throughout Multnomah County, and voters can also drop off ballots in person at any county library. Since individual library hours vary, please consult the elections websitefor more information. Boxes will be emptied regularly throughout the day and promptly at 8 pm tonight.

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.

The Multnomah County Elections division will begin releasing unofficial results at 8 pm tonight at its office, on its website at http://web.multco.us/elections and through its twitter feed attwitter.com/multcoelections. Unofficial election results will be updated on the website throughout Election Night as additional ballots are counted. Each report on the website will list a report number and the approximate time of the next report.

A list of ballot drop sites in Multnomah County is available online at www.mcelections.org/election_information/drop_sites.shtml and below:

Official 24-hour drop sites:

A-Boy Supply: 7365 SW Barbur Blvd.

Goodwill Store: 3134 N Lombard St.

Gresham Branch Library: 385 NW Miller

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

Midland Branch Library: 805 SE 122nd Ave.

Multnomah County Elections: 1040 SE Morrison St.

Pioneer Courthouse Square: 700 block of SW Broadway (next to Starbucks and across from Nordstrom)

Library locations:

Albina: 3605 NE 15th Ave.

Belmont: 1038 SE 39th Ave.

Capitol Hill: 10723 SW Capitol Highway

Central: 801 SW 10th Ave.

Fairview-Columbia: 1520 NE Village St., Fairview

Gregory Heights: 7921 NE Sandy Blvd.

Gresham: 385 NW Miller St., Gresham

Hillsdale: 1525 SW Sunset Blvd.

Holgate: 7905 SE Holgate Blvd.

Hollywood: 4040 NE Tillamook St.

Kenton: 8226 N Denver Ave.

Midland: 805 SE 122nd Ave.

North Portland: 512 N Killingsworth St.

Northwest: 2300 NW Thurman St.

Rockwood: 17917 SE Stark St.

Sellwood-Moreland: 7860 SE 13th Ave.

St. Johns: 7510 N. Charleston Ave.

Troutdale: 2451 SW Cherry Park Rd., Troutdale

Woodstock: 6008 S.E. 49th Ave.

 

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