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NORTHWEST NEWS

Kwanzaa Returns In-Person to North Portland Library

For the past 20 years, North Portland Library has been hosting a community Kwanzaa event. After a two-year pause of in-person events, it's back.

NW Portland Store Allegedly Selling Psychedelic Mushrooms Raided

Witnesses say customers lined up around the block after a national story broke on the local business

Awash in Illegal Marijuana, Oregon Looks at Toughening Laws

So far this year, police have seized over 105 tons of illegally grown marijuana in Oregon. The grows use massive amounts of water in drought-stricken areas, contaminate the environment and employ migrant laborers who live in squalid conditions.

Merkley Introduces Bill to Ban Private Equity Firms from Predatory Housing Practices

End Hedge Fund Control of American Homes Act seeks to return single-family housing stock to families.

NEWS BRIEFS

Oregon Celebrates the 10th Open Enrollment Period Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Eligibility rules have changed, making health coverage more affordable for an additional estimated 40,000 Oregonians ...

Volunteers of America Oregon Receives Agility Grant From the National Council on Problem Gambling

The funds will support the development of a Peer Driven Problem Gambling Prevention Campaign targeting high school and college-age...

Commissioner Jayapal Invites Community Members for Coffee

Multnomah County Commissioner will be available for a conversation on priorities and the county's work ...

GFO African-American Special Interest Group Meeting to Feature Southern Claims Commission

The Dec. 17 meeting of the Genealogical Forum of Oregon will feature Shelley Viola Murphy, PhD via ZOOM. Murphy will discuss the...

Charter Commission Concludes Study, Issues Report

The Portland Charter Commission have concluded their two-year term referring nine proposals to the November 2024 election and...

Oregon lawsuit spotlights destruction of Black neighborhoods

A home that was a fixture of Bobby Fouther's childhood is now a parking lot, the two-story, shingle-sided house having been demolished in the 1970s along with many other properties in a predominantly Black neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. “Growing up there was just all about...

Pricey pants from 1857 go for 4k, raise Levi's questions

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Pulled from a sunken trunk at an 1857 shipwreck off the coast of North Carolina, work pants that auction officials describe as the oldest known pair of jeans in the world have sold for 4,000. The white, heavy-duty miner's pants with a five-button fly were among...

Saxen's 19 help Saint Mary's knock off Missouri State 66-46

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Mitchell Saxen's 19 points helped Saint Mary's defeat Missouri State 66-46 on Wednesday. Saxen had six rebounds for the Gaels (7-3). Aidan Mahaney scored 13 points and Alex Ducas finished with nine points. Chance Moore led the Bears (4-5) in...

Purdue Fort Wayne takes down Southeast Missouri State 89-68

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Jarred Godfrey scored 19 points as Purdue Fort Wayne beat Southeast Missouri State 89-68 on Wednesday night. Godfrey had eight rebounds and five assists for the Mastodons (6-4). Bobby Planutis scored 14 points, and Quinton Morton-Robertson had 13. ...

OPINION

‘I Unreservedly Apologize’

The Oregonian commissioned a study of its history of racism, and published the report on Oct. 24, 2022. The Skanner is pleased to republish the apology written by the editor, Therese Bottomly. We hope other institutions will follow this example of looking...

City Officials Should Take Listening Lessons

Sisters of the Road share personal reflections of their staff after a town hall meeting at which people with lived experience of homelessness spoke ...

When Student Loan Repayments Resume, Will Problems Return Too?

HBCU borrowers question little loan forgiveness, delays to financial security ...

Tell the Supreme Court: We Still Need Affirmative Action

Opponents of affirmative action have been trying to destroy it for years. And now it looks like they just might get their chance. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

AP WAS THERE: Supreme Court legalizes interracial marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE: On June 12, 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court was wrapping up the final orders for the term. Among the cases before them was that of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple who had been sentenced to a year in jail for violating Virginia’s ban on marriage...

Pennsylvania panel updates anti-discrimination regulations

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state panel on Thursday narrowly approved new definitions of sex, religious creed and race in Pennsylvania's anti-discrimination regulations, with three members appointed by Democrats in favor and two Republican appointees voting no. The Independent...

St. Louis mayor appoints commission to consider reparations

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones is appointing a reparations commission that will “recommend a proposal to begin repairing the harms that have been inflicted” by slavery, segregation and racism. St. Louis joins a growing list of places trying to determine how to...

ENTERTAINMENT

'Top Gun' named best film by National Board of Review

NEW YORK (AP) — “Top Gun: Maverick,” 2022's biggest box-office hit, has been named the best film of the year by the National Board of Review. Though the National Board of Review, a long-running organization comprised of film enthusiasts and academics, has no overlap or...

AFI Awards to honor ‘Avatar,’ ‘Elvis,’ ‘Abbott Elementary’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Next month’s AFI Awards will honor films including the “Avatar” sequel, “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Elvis” and popular television series like “Abbott Elementary,” “Better Call Saul” and “The White Lotus.” The American Film Institute announced...

The Year of the Slap: Pop culture moments in 2022

Taylor Swift was up. Elon Musk was in, out, and in. Tom Cruise was back. BTS stepped aside, and so did Serena Williams, and Tom Brady too — oops, scratch that. But the slap? The slap was everywhere. Ok, so maybe it wasn’t on the level of a moon landing, or selection...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Trump lawyers in court for sealed hearing in Mar-a-Lago case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Donald Trump were in court Friday for sealed arguments as part of the ongoing...

'Aftersun,' 'Banshees' lead AP's best films of 2022

The Associated Press’ Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr's picks for the best movies of 2022: ...

New Peru president appears with military to cement power

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's first female president appeared in a military ceremony on national television on Friday...

China's Xi vows to buy more Mideast oil as US focus wanes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping vowed on Friday to import more oil and natural gas...

Russian politician sentenced for Ukraine action criticism

MOSCOW (AP) — A prominent Russian opposition figure was on Friday sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison after being...

New abnormal: Climate disaster damage 'down' to 8 billion

This past year has seen a horrific flood that submerged one-third of Pakistan, one of the three costliest U.S....

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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