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NORTHWEST NEWS

Hundreds of Shelter Dogs, Cats Flown Across the Pacific

The rescue flight arriving in Seattle Thursday, was necessary because the coronavirus pandemic has led to overcrowding in Hawaii pet shelters.

More Than Half of Oregon Voters Have Cast Ballots

At this point during the last three presidential elections, fewer than 44% of Oregonians had returned their ballots

Portland Delays Vote to Cut $18M More From Police

Mayor Ted Wheeler said that the council needs more time to evaluate the impact of the cuts on police services.

State Reaches Out to Black Homeowners with Mortgage Relief Fund

million set aside to bring Oregonians current on house payments 

NEWS BRIEFS

COVID-Related Assistance Applications Open Friday, Oct. 30

Portlanders struggling from health or financial impacts of COVID-19 will have the opportunity to apply for 0 in household...

Providence Launches African American MS Registry

The goal is to foster better treatment for Black patients ...

SPLC Launches $25,000 Ad Campaign Supporting Mississippi’s Ballot Measure 2

Measure would change statewide elections process, replacing Jim Crow-era law ...

Confederate Flag Not Welcome in Oregon Historic Cemeteries

Oregon’s Commission on Historic Cemeteries recommends Confederate flags not be allowed in historic cemeteries, but cemeteries that...

The Last Day to Safely Mail Your Ballot is Tuesday, October 27

Ballot envelopes must be signed and ballots received by the elections office by Election Day, Tuesday, November 3 at 8:00 PM. Postmark...

Portland, Oregon, delays vote to cut M more from police

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City councilors in Oregon's largest city have delayed a vote on an additional million in cuts to the Portland police budget until after next week's presidential election amid a heated mayoral race and mounting tension over the police handling of near-nightly...

Hundreds of shelter dogs, cats flown across the Pacific

HONOLULU (AP) — More than 600 dogs and cats flew across the Pacific Ocean from crowded Hawaii shelters to Washington state, Oregon, Idaho and Montana, where there's more space for them to await adoption — a charity operation that organizers said is the largest pet rescue flight. The...

No. 10 Florida plays 1st game in 3 weeks, hosts hot Missouri

Missouri (2-2 SEC) at No. 10 Florida (2-1), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network Alternate).Line: Florida by 12 1/2.Series record: Missouri leads 5-4.WHAT’S AT STAKE?Florida returns to the field for the first time in three weeks after a COVID-19 outbreak. More than 30 players and coaches...

No. 5 Georgia seeks 11th straight series win over Kentucky

No. 5 Georgia (3-1 SEC) at Kentucky (2-3), Saturday at noon ET (SEC).Line: Bulldogs by 16 1/2.Series record: Georgia leads 59-12-2.WHAT’S AT STAKEThe Bulldogs return from a bye looking to bounce back from a 41-24 loss at No. 2 Alabama after leading 24-20 at halftime. Kentucky also seeks a...

OPINION

Black Voters Cannot Afford Four More Years of Trump

It is more imperative than perhaps at any other period in many of our lifetimes that we vote at record numbers this year. ...

Open Letter to the Community on the Multnomah County Circuit Court Judicial Election

History has shown us that judges impact systemic change and have the opportunity to include the voices of our communities in the process. ...

Squaring Away the Cube

When I first heard that entertainer Ice Cube is supporting Donald Trump in his 2020 re-election bid, I did not believe it. ...

The Skanner News National 2020 Election Endorsements

Vote like your life depends on it. Read The Skanner News' endorsements for US President, and more ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Trump's diversity training order faces lawsuit

New York (AP) — Three civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging President Donald Trump's executive order that prohibits federal agencies, contractors and grant recipients from offering certain diversity training that the president deems “anti-American."The NAACP Legal...

Harris target of more misinformation than Pence, data shows

CHICAGO (AP) — Long before Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced her as his running mate, Kamala Harris was the target of widespread online misinformation.Social media posts included racist claims that she was ineligible to serve in the White House or that she was lying about...

The Latest: Trump meets troops involved in al-Baghdadi raid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local):9:30 p.m.President Donald Trump quietly met with U.S. Special Forces troops involved in last year’s raid to kill Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.Trump flew into Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on...

ENTERTAINMENT

New channel offers fare for women in the LGBTQ community

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An online channel devoted to women in the LGBTQ community is launching with shows including a pandemic-set romantic comedy and a paranormal drama.The channel debuts Thursday as part of Revry, a digital platform that offers free, queer-focused programming, including the...

Judge Judy to move her gavel to streaming service IMDb TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Everyone's going to streaming, including Judge Judy. The broadcast television staple's next act will be with IMDb TV, Amazon's free digital service.Judith Sheindlin, whose long-running syndicated courtroom show “Judge Judy” will end production in 2021, will...

Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost marry in private ceremony

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost have tied the knot a year after engagement. Meals on Wheels America announced Thursday on Instagram that Johansson and Jost married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony. The post said the couple’s wedding followed the COVID-19...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

AP PHOTOS: Teachers improvise to make hybrid learning work

NEW YORK (AP) — When New York schools reopened in September it was anything but business as usual. With...

Zeta soaks Southeast after swamping Gulf Coast; 6 dead

ATLANTA (AP) — Millions of people were without power and at least six were dead Thursday after Hurricane...

Police who shot Wallace were improperly trained, family says

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The footage from body-worn cameras that was taken as police responded to a call about...

Ad exec feeds downtrodden Venezuelans from his bicycle seat

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Andrés Burgos’ world was becoming increasingly solitary. The office...

Pompeo wraps up anti-China tour of Asia in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U,S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is wrapping up an anti-China tour of Asia in...

Asia Today: Japan crosses 100,000 cases, 9 months after 1st

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s coronavirus cases have topped 100,000, nine months after the first case was...

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Alan Duke CNN

(CNN) -- A federal judge has dismissed the racial discrimination claims in a lawsuit filed by a former employee against Paula Deen, the celebrity chef's representative said Monday. Some other aspects of the lawsuit are still pending.

"We are pleased with the Court's ruling today that Lisa Jackson's claims of race discrimination have been dismissed," Deen's representatives said in a statement to CNN. "As Ms. Deen has stated before, she is confident that those who truly know how she lives her life know that she believes in equal opportunity, kindness and fairness for everyone."

Deen's career and public reputation went into a tailspin earlier this summer after her deposition in the lawsuit, in which she admitted using the n-word in the past, was released. Dean has insisted she does not tolerate prejudice, but her apologies have failed to suppress the controversy.

CNN's Jane Caffrey contributed to this report.

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