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Oregon Appeals Court Affirms Portland Renter Relocation Law

The Court affirmed a Portland ordinance requiring landlords to pay tenants’ relocation fees if their rent is increased by at least 10% or if they’re evicted without cause.

Seattle Urged to See a 'World Without Law Enforcement'

Proposals include removal of 911 dispatch from Seattle Police control, budget cuts of 50%

Oregon DOJ to Hold Listening Sessions on Institutional Racism; Leaders Wary

DOJ will hold 11 virtual listening sessions for underserved Oregonians.

Portland Black Community Frustrated as Violence Mars Protests

Black leaders condemn violence from small group of mostly-white activists as Rose City Justice suspends nightly marches

NEWS BRIEFS

OSU Science Pub Focuses on Influence of Black Lives Matter

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Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center Announce Artist Fund

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The OHS Museum Reopens Saturday, July 11

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Driver fires gun into air after clash with protesters

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Oregon smashes daily virus record with nearly 400 new cases

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon smashed its previous daily record for COVID-19 cases on Thursday with a 389 new diagnoses and six deaths. The number of cases was the highest seen in the state since the start of the pandemic, the Oregon Health Authority said, and brings total cases statewide to...

Iowa defensive back Jack Koerner hurt in jet ski accident

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa defensive back Jack Koerner sustained serious injuries when he and a passenger on a jet ski collided with a boat on the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.According to a police report, Koerner and Cole Coffin were hurt at about 6:30 p.m. Friday when their watercraft...

Missouri football program pushes again for racial justice

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Ryan Walters had just arrived at the University of Missouri to coach safeties for the football program when a series of protests related to racial injustice led to the resignations of the system president and the chancellor of its flagship campus.The student-led movement...

OPINION

Recent Protests Show Need For More Government Collective Bargaining Transparency

Since taxpayers are ultimately responsible for funding government union contract agreements, they should be allowed to monitor the negotiation process ...

The Language of Vote Suppression

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Letter to the Community From Eckhart Tolle Foundation

The Eckhart Tolle Foundation is donating more than 250,000 dollars to organizations that are fighting racism ...

Editorial From the Publisher: Vote as Your Life Depends on It

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AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Judge blocks removal of more Confederate statues in Richmond

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Police: Black man's hanging death in California was suicide

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A police investigation confirmed suicide was the cause of death of a Black man found hanging from a tree in a Southern California city park last month, authorities said Thursday.The investigation revealed Robert Fuller, a 24-year-old homeless man, suffered from mental...

ENTERTAINMENT

Family re-imagines Bob Marley classic for COVID-19 relief

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Marley’s Grammy-winning children and chart-topping grandson have re-imagined one of his biggest hits to assist children affected by the coronavirus pandemic.Stephen Marley, Cedella Marley and her son, Skip Marley, have joined forces to produce a new version of...

Asian American girls saw pivotal icon in 'Baby-Sitters Club'

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Police: Pop Smoke's social media led killers to LA home

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U.S. & WORLD NEWS

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New extra-inning format stirs debate as teams plot strategy

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump team distortions on Biden and police

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COVID-19 pandemic in Africa is now reaching 'full speed'

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25 years on, Srebrenica dead still being identified, buried

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Albania Holocaust memorial honors locals who protected Jews

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This article will be updated as new information is released.
State police responded Friday to reports of a shooting at a southwestern Connecticut elementary school. The suspected gunman is said to be Adam Lanza, son of Nancy Lanza a teacher at the school and one of the victims. His brother Ryan Lanza is being interviewed by police.
A second crime scene has been opened, police say, at the home of the suspected shooter. A body was found at the home.
The death toll is now said to be 28: six adults at the school, the shooter, an individual killed at the shooter's home and 20 children.

The three weapons found at the scene of Friday's Connecticut elementary school shooting were legally purchased by the suspected gunman's mother, Nancy Lanza, a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation told CNN. A Glock and Sig Sauer were found inside the school with the deceased gunman, while a Bushmaster rifle was found in a car outside the school, the official said.





The first calls came into police around 9:40 a.m., according to media accounts. Police were on the scene late Wednesday morning with guns drawn, CNN affiliate WFSB reported.

All schools in the city were on lockdown Friday as police assessed the situation, state police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance said.

Students were evacuated to a nearby firehouse, the Danbury News-Times newspaper reported.

The suspected gunman is dead on the scene, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN's Susan Candiotti.

The source also said police have recovered two weapons from the suspect. It's unclear if police killed him or if he took his own life.

The Newtown Bee newspaper said one child had been carried out by a police officer and emergency crews had set up triage facilities, expecting additional patients.

All schools in the city were on lockdown Friday as police assessed the situation, state police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance said.

Students were evacuated to a nearby firehouse, the Danbury News-Times newspaper reported.

Images from CNN affiliate News 12 New Jersey showed police officers armed with rifles following a dog into woods near the school.

Other officers, some in tactical gear, stood around the school with guns drawn, CNN affiliate WFSB reported.

A photograph published by the Newtown Bee showed teachers and police leading students out of the building across a parking lot.

The first calls came into police around 9:40 a.m., according to media accounts.

Police scheduled a news conference for 1 p.m. ET.

Newtown is about 60 miles north of New York.



The agency scheduled a news conference for 1 p.m. ET.

Newtown is about 60 miles north of New York.

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