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Study: 38k in Portland Area Homeless at Some Point in 2017

A new Portland State University study says an estimated 38,000 people in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties experienced homelessness at some point in 2017

Pacific Northwest Earthquake-Warning System Gets Funding Boost

The U.S. Geological Survey is greatly increasing funding for the region's seismic network, putting it on track to send public alerts of impending earthquake shaking within the next two years

Portland Public Schools Nearly Scammed out of $2.9m

District officials say Portland Public Schools was bilked for [scripts/homepage/home.php].9 million when a fraudster posing as one of the district's construction contractors hoodwinked employees into green-lighting the payment

Far-Right and Antifa Groups Both Claim Victory at Portland

With both the left and the right declaring victory following a long-hyped rally that had Portland, Oregon, on edge it seems the liberal city will continue to be a flashpoint in an increasingly divided country

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Police are Trying to Connect Floyd Leslie Hill to His Loved Ones

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Matt Dishman Community Center Annual Block Party

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Sara Boone Sworn in as Fire Chief

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Ex-Oregon teacher sentenced for stealing K from district

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A former teacher in southwestern Oregon who stole more than ,000 from the Riddle School District has been sentenced to pay the money back as well as spend a week in jail.The News-Review reports 47-year-old Jennifer Lynn of Medford was sentenced Monday after...

3 killed in vehicle crash near Redmond

REDMOND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say three people were killed in a vehicle crash in central Oregon.KTVZ-TV reports the crash happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday about 7 miles (11 kilometers) west of Redmond on Highway 126.Oregon State Police Sgt. Caleb Ratliff says an SUV was...

Ex-Clemson star Kelly Bryant takes over at QB for Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Barry Odom never seems stressed about the future, whether the Missouri coach is pondering tough sanctions handed down by the NCAA over a recruiting scandal or the fact that one of the most prolific passers in school history is now in the NFL.When it comes to the...

Missouri DE Williams pleads to misdemeanor, put on probation

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri defensive end Tre Williams pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and was sentenced to two years of unsupervised probation after prosecutors dropped a felony domestic assault charge.The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Williams pleaded guilty to peace disturbance and was...

OPINION

Avel Gordly's Statement in Advance of Aug. 17 Rally

'All we have on this planet is one another' ...

A National Crisis: Surging Hate Crimes and White Supremacists

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Calling Out Racism, White Supremacy and White Nationalism is More Vital Than Ever

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A Dog for Every Kind of Hunting: The Hound

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AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Trump: Any Jew voting Democratic is uninformed or disloyal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious and racial lines, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that American Jewish people who vote for Democrats show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty."Trump's claim triggered a quick uproar from...

City: Philadelphia police head quits over bias in department

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City sues to remove Confederate monument, citing free speech

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The city of Norfolk, Virginia, is claiming in a lawsuit that its free speech rights are being violated because a state law won't let it remove an 80-foot (24-meter) Confederate monument from its downtown.Norfolk's lawsuit employs a relatively novel and untested legal...

ENTERTAINMENT

Marvel's involvement in 'Spider-Man' movies may be in doubt

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With great success comes great re-negotiation. In the wake of the announcement that "Spider-Man: Far From Home" is now the highest-grossing film ever in Sony Pictures' history, reports surfaced that Marvel Studios may be stepping away from the cross-studio partnership.The...

Inspired by Fela, Nigeria's Burna Boy blazes trail in the US

NEW YORK (AP) — Burna Boy was only six years old when Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti passed away, but that was enough time for the future musician to be inspired."Everyone's got their hero," the 28-year-old Nigerian performer said. "For me, that's my hero."Kuti — the Nigerian musical icon...

25th Bond movie gets a title: 'No Time to Die'

NEW YORK (AP) — The 25th James Bond movie has a title: "No Time to Die."Producers announced the moniker Tuesday for the film that has long been referred to simply as "Bond 25.""No Time to Die" returns Daniel Craig to the role of 007. Lea Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Ralph Fiennes...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Italian premier resigns, blames deputy for political crisis

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte resigned Tuesday, blaming the collapse of his 14-month-old...

US envoy to resume talks with Taliban on ending Afghan war

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States envoy negotiating with the Taliban for an end to nearly 18...

Sudan protesters, army announce new ruling body after deal

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's pro-democracy movement and the army announced a joint ruling body on Tuesday, formally...

Italy prosecutor orders migrant rescue ship evacuated

MILAN (AP) — An Italian prosecutor ordered the seizure of a rescue ship and the immediate evacuation of...

Big questions linger as Russia shares radiation data

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has resumed sharing data from radiation monitoring stations in Siberia after some were...

Trump says would be 'appropriate' for Russia to rejoin G-7

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he'd like to see Russia readmitted to a group of the...

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Warren Buffett says even though he and other top earners are paying higher taxes this year, he thinks he's still paying a lower rate than his secretary.

Appearing on CNBC Monday morning, Buffett said that despite the fact that he and other top earners will pay a significantly higher tax rate on capital gains for 2013, that won't close all of the gap with typical wage earners who pay taxes on a salary rather than on investment gains. Capital gains for top wage earners will be taxed at 20 percent starting this year, up from 15 percent. And top earners also will pay an additional 3.8 percent in Medicare taxes on their investment income for the first time.

But part of the problem is that his secretary's tax bill also went up since a partial payroll tax holiday ended, raising what she pays for social security by 2 percentage points.

"I'll be a fair amount higher, 8 or 9 points higher," Buffett said of his own tax rate. "But the differential between me and the rest of the office, not just my secretary but the rest of the office, was greater than that. It'll be closer, but I'll probably be the lowest paying taxpayer in the office."

Buffett has been advocating for a minimum tax on top wage earners - those like himself who benefit from the fact that capital gains are taxed at a lower rate than regular earnings. His proposal, popularly known as the Buffett rule, has the support of the Obama administration but is strongly opposed by Republicans in Congress.

Asked if the rise in the capital gains rate and the top marginal tax rate that took effect this year were pointless since he's still paying less than his secretary, he responded, "It was better than no change."

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