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NORTHWEST NEWS

Cannabis Chemical Delta-8 Gains Fans, Scrutiny

A chemical cousin of pot’s main intoxicating ingredient has rocketed to popularity over the last year. The cannabis industry and state governments are scrambling to reckon with it amid debate over whether it’s legal.

Report: SPD Stops Black People, Native Americans More

A newly-released report shows Seattle police officers continue to stop and use force against Black people far more often than white people.

As Vaccine Rates in Black Community Stall, County and Faith Leaders Team Up

Fewer than half of the state’s BIPOC adults have been vaccinated, reports show.

One Photographer Is on a Quest to Spotlight the Culture of Black Cowboys

This photographer is on a quest to spotlight the culture of Black cowboys.

NEWS BRIEFS

Portland Bars Camping in Forested Areas During Fire Season

The move aims to protect protect individuals experiencing homelessness and people in nearby homes from potentially deadly wildfires ...

OSF Presents Free Virtual Reading of Emilia

The event streams live on Wednesday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. ...

Summer Bike Events to be Held at El Centro Milagro

This summer the streets around Milagro will host a cycle of fun activities. ...

SPLC Urges Department of Education to Prevent Racial Disparities and Discrimination in School Discipline

Research shows that Black students receive more severe disciplinary outcomes for the same behaviors as white students ...

Contractor Selected for Two-Year Morrison Bridge Painting Project

This will be the first time the Morrison Bridge river spans have been painted since the bridge opened 63 years ago in 1958. ...

Judge allows Nevada tribes to join fight over lithium mine

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A judge has cleared the way for two tribes to join an ongoing legal battle over plans to build a Nevada mine at the largest known U.S. deposit of lithium and seek a temporary ban on digging for an archaeological survey they say would desecrate sacred tribal lands near the Oregon...

COVID-19 surge straining Eastern Oregon hospitals

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — More than half the patients hospitalized as of Tuesday at CHI St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton, Oregon, have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said. The hospitalizations come as Umatilla County reports about 8% of the state’s total cases over...

Drinkwitz, Pittman back for Southeastern Conference encores

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Missouri and Arkansas both had some encouraging signs, if not great records, in their first seasons under new coaches. Now, the Tigers’ Eliah Drinkwitz and Razorbacks’ Sam Pittman are among four second-year Southeastern Conference coaches trying to...

OPINION

Services Available for Victims and Survivors of Community Violence in Multnomah County

The number of incidents of community violence — domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, person-to-person violence and gun violence — is devastating ...

Black America Needs a ‘New Normal’: Equitable Credit Access to Build Wealth

The rippling effects of a massive economic downturn has caused the nation to lose 9.5 million jobs - more losses than even those of the Great Recession ...

The President Needs to Pull Out All Stops

Majority Whip Clyburn, Democratic leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, made the observation that the filibuster currently being used in the U.S. Senate to block the Voting Rights Bill as well as the George Floyd Bill, is a matter of tradition and not...

NAACP Vancouver Letter to the Community: Police Accountability

NAACP Vancouver reacts to the descision in the case of Jonah Donald, a Black man shot and killed by a Clark County deputy ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

New Yorkers say they've been ignored in stop-and-frisk fight

NEW YORK (AP) — Eight years after a judge ruled New York City police violated the constitution by stopping, questioning and frisking mostly Black and Hispanic people on the street en masse, people in communities most affected by such tactics say they've been shut out of the legal process to end...

Ex-police chief who rescued baby pleads guilty to assault

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former suburban Kansas City police chief who helped rescue a baby from an icy pond and later assaulted the man accused of trying to kill the infant has pleaded guilty in the case. Greg Hallgrimson, 51, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday, the...

Violent arrest in Colorado reignites anger over policing

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A video showing a police officer pistol-whipping and choking a Black man during an arrest in a Denver suburb has reignited anger over policing in the community, with activists decrying what they say is just the latest example of the mistreatment of people of color. ...

ENTERTAINMENT

Review: In 'Stillwater,' a red state hero roams chic France

Early on in “Stillwater,” a gruff oil rig worker from Oklahoma is asked what he's doing in the French port city of Marseille. “Visiting my daughter,” he replies. That's only sort of right, it turns out. He left some stuff out. But truth itself gets more than a little...

Review: In 'The Suicide Squad,' an anti-Captain America romp

One little article separates James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad” from David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad.” But, oh, what a difference a word makes. Just five years after the trainwreck that prompted Warner Bros. to retool its DC Comics universe, James Gunn’s nearly wholesale...

Danticat, Groff among contributors to book 'Small Odysseys'

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cunningham, Edwidge Danticat and Carmen Maria Machado are among the prize-winning authors contributing stories to a collection co-sponsored by Manhattan's Symphony Space performing arts center and its nationally aired “Selected Shorts” program. ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

In Robinhood's Wall Street debut, stock swings sharply

NEW YORK (AP) — Robinhood made its own leap into the stock market Thursday, the one it helped reshape by...

'Trying to survive': Wells dry up amid Oregon water woes

MALIN, Ore. (AP) — Judy and Jim Shanks know the exact date their home’s well went dry — June 24. ...

AP PHOTOS: Tears of victory, defeat for Tokyo Olympians

An equestrian hugging his horse. A surfer slumped over his board. A judoka raising her fists in jubilation while...

Spanish judge tosses out suit against Polisario Front leader

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge on Thursday threw out a lawsuit against the leader of a movement seeking...

Wildfires in southern Turkey leave 3 dead, 58 hospitalized

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Thursday began investigating the cause of a string of forest fires...

AstraZeneca to seek US approval of COVID vaccine in 2nd half

LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca said Thursday that it intends to seek U.S. approval for its COVID-19 vaccine later...

Mohammed Tawfeeq CNN


BAGHDAD (CNN) -- Iraqi authorities executed 10 prisoners Sunday for terrorism convictions, the Ministry of Justice announced.



The prisoners -- nine Iraqis and one Egyptian -- were put to death in the latest of several executions carried out by Iraqi authorities in recent months, despite a United Nations call for restraint.



"The Iraqi Justice Ministry carried out the executions by hanging 10 inmates after it was approved by the presidential council," the ministry said in a statement.



Since November of 2011, more than 120 people have been executed in Iraq, according to a CNN tally. Sixty-five of them were put to death in the first 40 days of 2012.



"The Iraqi authorities' insistence on carrying out this outrageous string of executions, while unwilling to reveal all but the barest of information, underlines the opaque and troubling nature of Iraq's justice system," Joe Stork, deputy director of the Middle East and North Africa division at Human Rights Watch, said in a statement last month.



"Rather than executing people, Iraq should focus on reforming its security and judicial systems to protect its citizens from increasing human rights violations."



Stork noted that the country does have legitimate security concerns, "but arbitarily executing prisoners will not make the country safer."



"State sanction of executions only adds to violence in the society. If it continues at this rate, Iraq will soon be the third most prolific user of the death penalty in the world," he added.



Earlier this year, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said she was shocked at the reports of mass executions in Iraq -- in particular a day in January, when 34 people were put to death. "Even if the most scrupulous fair trial standards were observed, this would be a terrifying number of executions to take place in a single day," Pillay said then.



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