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NORTHWEST NEWS

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

Protester Dies After Car Hits Two on Closed Freeway

Summer Taylor, 24, of Seattle died and Taylor and Diaz Love of Portland were injured. The driver, Dawit Kelete has been arrested

Police Union Contract Extended, Bargaining to Continue

Negotiations will resume in January 2021.

NEWS BRIEFS

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African American Alliance for Home Ownership Announces New Board Member

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Police: million lost due to ongoing Portland protests

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Driver who hit Seattle protesters charged with 3 felonies

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Iowa defensive back Jack Koerner hurt in jet ski accident

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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

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Latino group launches M campaign to boost voter turnout

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ENTERTAINMENT

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With a satirical fictional memoir, Jim Carrey gets real

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Country band Lady A files suit against singer with same name

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country group Lady A, which dropped the word “Antebellum,” from their name because of the word's ties to slavery, has filed a lawsuit against a Black singer who has performed as Lady A for years.The Grammy-winning vocal group filed the lawsuit on...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

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US Army chief welcomed to Thailand with coronavirus test

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Regional governor in Russia arrested on murder charges

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Morocco to start reopening borders after strict lockdown

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LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- The 15 people injured when a motorist sped down the Venice Beach boardwalk over the weekend are out of the hospital, a Los Angeles police spokesman said Monday.


Public information officer Gregory Baek also confirmed the death of a woman, killed during the mayhem on Saturday night.

A Los Angeles County coroner's office spokeswoman identified the dead woman as Alice Gruppioni, 32, of Italy. Her husband told police they were on their honeymoon, a law enforcement source told CNN.

Police charged Nathan Campbell with murder after he turned himself in to police hours after the incident. The 38-year-old, described by police as a transient, is being held on a $1 million bond.

A witness said the suspect looked like he wanted "to create mayhem and massacre a lot of people,"

"There no indication that he knew anybody that he hit," LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith said. "It looks like this guy wanted to run over a bunch of people. One guy bent on doing evil."

The driver eventually stopped the car and ran away.

"It was horrible. I mean it was like something out of a movie, something you would never expect to see," witness Katherine Blackburn told CNN affiliate KABC.

It was two hours before sunset on a beautiful Saturday evening -- one of the busiest times of the week at the Venice Beach Boardwalk.

"This guy had an intent to create mayhem and massacre a lot of people," Dave Blackburn told CNN affiliate KCAL.

The Blackburn family was dining on the sidewalk patio of the Candle Cafe & Grill when they saw a man get into a parked car and drive it around a corner onto the crowded boardwalk.

"The boardwalk was packed with people, and he sped up and purposefully -- it looked like purposefully -- was just swerving back and forth to run over as many people as he could," said Laura Blackburn.

Los Angeles police robbery-homicide detectives are leading the investigation.

"There were people flying, laying on the ground, tents flying everywhere. If he wanted to kill people, he came on a perfect time, 5 p.m. on a Saturday in the summer in Venice Beach," Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.

Numerous victims were hauled away on stretchers, their legs covered with blood, KCAL reported.

The crash took place on the Venice Beach Boardwalk, a popular tourist attraction on the west side of Los Angeles lined with hundreds of street vendors and performers.

This isn't the first time someone drove into a crowd of pedestrians in Southern California.

In 2003, an elderly man accidentally plowed his car through a busy farmer's market in nearby Santa Monica, killing 10 people and injuring 69.

CNN's Janet DiGiacomo and Cheri Mossburg contributed to this report.

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