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NORTHWEST NEWS

Police Union Contract Extended, Bargaining to Continue

Negotiations will resume in January 2021.

Inslee Heckled Off Stage During Tri-Cities Appearance

Speaking outdoors in Eastern Washington, the governor was repeatedly interrupted by hecklers as he urged residents to wear masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Portland Police Declare Riot, Use Tear Gas

Several arrests were made as protests continued into early Wednesday morning.

Oregon Legislature Passes Police Reform Package Amid ‘Rushed’ Criticism

Six new bills declare an emergency in police protocol and are immediately effective. 

NEWS BRIEFS

Trump Blows His Twitter Dog Whistle on America’s Fair Housing Policies in the Suburbs

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Awards Historic $100,000 Founders' Centennial Scholarship

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New Director Takes Helm at Oregon Black Pioneers

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Surge in state COVID-19 cases driven by eastern Washington

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Violence mars Portland protests, frustrates Black community

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters in this liberal, predominantly white city have taken to the streets peacefully every day for more than five weeks to decry police brutality. But violence by smaller groups is dividing the movement and drawing complaints that some white demonstrators are...

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

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

The Republican-controlled Senate won’t pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, no matter how hard Oregon’s senators and others work to push for change. ...

Banana Republic or Constitutional Democracy? The US Military May Decide

Will the military, when and if the chips are down, acts in accord with the Constitution and not out of loyalty to its commander-in-chief? ...

To Save Black Lives, and the Soul of Our Nation, Congress Must Act Boldly

For too long, Black people in America have been burdened with the unjust responsibility of keeping ourselves safe from police. ...

Racial Inequalities - Black America Has Solutions; White America Won't Approve Them

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AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Protesters return to St. Louis area where couple drew guns

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several hundred protesters made a peaceful return trip Friday to the St. Louis mansion owned by a white couple whose armed defense of their home during an earlier demonstration earned them both scorn and support.Protesters marched along the busy public boulevard called...

K-State players end threat of boycott over Floyd tweet

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State football players have called off a threatened boycott in response to an insensitive tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd.The decision, announced on social media by several players, follows moves by the school to address diversity concerns....

Violence mars Portland protests, frustrates Black community

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters in this liberal, predominantly white city have taken to the streets peacefully every day for more than five weeks to decry police brutality. But violence by smaller groups is dividing the movement and drawing complaints that some white demonstrators are...

ENTERTAINMENT

Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Downs, the genial, versatile broadcaster who became one of television’s most familiar and welcome faces with more than 15,000 hours on news, game and talk shows, has died at age 99.Downs died of natural causes at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Wednesday, said...

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Union tells actors not to work on pandemic film 'Songbird'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The union that represents film actors told its members Thursday not to work on the upcoming pandemic thriller “Songbird,” saying the filmmakers have not been up-front about safety measures and had not signed the proper agreements for the movie that is among...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

AP Week in Pictures, Global

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More fireworks in Americans' hands for July 4 raises risks

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Epstein cohort's arrest becomes new test for plea deal

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Turkey: pilots on trial over Ghosn escape released from jail

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Ethiopia's PM accuses dissidents of taking up arms in unrest

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UK scraps quarantine for some visitors as pubs set to reopen

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By The Skanner News

In an exhibit designed to charge emotions and insight action, award-winning Time Magazine photojournalist, Steve Liss, together with other notable photojournalists, chronicles the plight of regional poverty in modern-day America in "In Our Own Backyard: U.S. Poverty in the 21st Century," in the Plaza Foyer of the Portland Hilton, 921 SW 6th Ave., from 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, until noon on Saturday, Sept. 26.
"In Our Own Backyard: U.S. Poverty in the 21st Century" will serve as the backdrop for the Catholic Charities USA 2009 Annual Gathering, "Journey to Reduce Poverty in America," to be held in Portland Sept. 24-26.
The opening reception for the conference, which will include an artist's reception for Liss, is Thursday, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Portland Hilton's Pavilion Ballroom, adjacent to the Plaza Foyer.
While the exhibition is free and open to the public, access to the reception will be granted only to those who have registered for the opening session of the Annual Gathering, the Centennial Leadership Summit, for a fee of $125. Members of the general public are welcome to attend the opening session.
Catholic Charities USA is collaborating with the organizers of "In Our Own Backyard: U.S. Poverty in the 21st Century" to assign a visual cue to its goal of cutting poverty in half by the year 2020. Over the next year, Catholic Charities USA will launch "In Our Own Backyard: U.S. Poverty in the 21st Century" in nine exhibits throughout the country, with each exhibit reflecting the face of poverty from the immediate region.
A poverty awareness project undertaken by American photojournalists, "In Our Own Backyard: U.S. Poverty in the 21st Century" is designed to inspire dialog on poverty – and ultimately help make poverty reduction a national priority – by pairing the visual power of documentary photography with the persuasive power of the human story.
The thousands of images captured by the photojournalists, along with video and oral histories, are available for use by qualifying organizations working to advance social justice and economic rights.

The schedule for the Centennial Leadership Summit, which includes lunch and a reception, and a full day of forward-thinking discussion, is as follows:
10 a.m. Rev. Larry Snyder, president of Catholic Charities USA, will launch this first of nine gatherings with an invitation to people of all faiths, business backgrounds, philanthropic intents and political leanings to join the Catholic Charities movement of bringing greater dignity and respect to the American poor through legislation that moves beyond safety net support to empowerment.
11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Panelists react
Facilitator: Rev. Thomas P. Doyle, CSC, University of Portland
Panelists: Mark B. Ganz, Regence BlueCross BlueShield; Jodi Pfarr, Emma Norton Services; Kevin F. Walker, Northwest Area Foundation
12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Luncheon
12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.: Program recognition
Programs from the northwestern portion of the country will be highlighted for their contributions toward poverty reduction in the areas of hunger, housing, health, economic stability, education and job training.
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Facilitated Discussions
All in attendance will participate in round table discussions to extrapolate concepts for informing Congress of the work of Catholic Charities.
2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Afternoon break
2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.: Legislative Update
Candy S. Hill, vice president of Catholic Charities USA will report on the present status of national legislative initiatives.
2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.: Point/Counterpoint panel discussion
Panelists: Tiziana Dearing, president, Catholic Charities, Boston; Kathleen McGowan, executive director, Catholic Charities, Joliet; Michael Reichert, president, Catholic Community Services of Western Washington; Harold A. Smith, executive director, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Baltimore
3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: The Personal, Regional, and National Commitment
Father Larry Snyder will synthesize the conversation.
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Opening Reception / Artist's Reception

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