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NORTHWEST NEWS

PCC Cascade Expands its Food Pantry for Students

The majority of PCC students are food insecure, with up to 15% homeless

Controversial Washington Lawmaker Spreads Views Across West

Republican Rep. Matt Shea was suspended from the Republican caucus in the wake of a December report that found he was involved in anti-government activities and several lawmakers have called on him to resign, something he says he will not do

2020 Census Begins in Remote Toksook Bay, Alaska

Census takers begin counting remainder of 220 remote Alaska villages as part of national headcount

St. Andrew Parish Presents 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards

The awards are given to people whose service embodies the values of Dr. King, who used nonviolence, civil disobedience, and Christian teaching to advance the cause of civil rights in America

NEWS BRIEFS

Portland Parks & Recreation Recruiting High School Freshman Students for EAGLE Caddie Program

The program offers opportunities for summer employment and a full college scholarship ...

Bills in Washington Legislature to Allow Sports Betting

The bills would allow owners of the 29 Indian casinos in the state to open Las Vegas-style sportsbooks ...

Labor Commissioner, Senator Announce Bill to Fully Enforce Housing Discrimination

A survey found that more than one in four prospective Portland renters were discriminated against because of race, national origin or...

Washington State Bill to Increase School Staff is Introduced in the Legislature

The bill includes recommendations from a workgroup of K–12 education stakeholders ...

Giant Sea-life Sculptures Wash Ashore at Oregon Zoo

Traveling art exhibit aims to raise plastics awareness for healthy oceans ...

Heavy rain sends massive boulders crashing on Oregon highway

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Rockslides triggered by unrelenting rain have closed local roads and highways around Oregon, including a highway near Crater Lake National Park that was closed for hours Tuesday after two boulders the size of a small living room crashed down, narrowly missing a passing...

Documents released that prompted ouster of lawmaker

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Washington House of Representatives on Tuesday released a trove of documents supporting a recent report that branded an arch-conservative state lawmaker a ``domestic terrorist'' and got him kicked out of the Republican caucus.The documents, which cover a period of...

New Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz predicts success

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Eli Drinkwitz was saying all the right things after being introduced as the new football coach at Missouri, laying out his vision for the once-proud program with unwavering confidence and bold proclamations.Then the former Appalachian State coach made a minor...

LSU's Burrow, Auburn's Brown named AP SEC players of year

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is a unanimous selection as the offensive player of the year on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team.The top-ranked Tigers also have the SEC’s coach of the year in Ed Orgeron and the newcomer of the year in freshman cornerback Derek...

OPINION

Martin Luther King Day is an Opportunity for Service

Find out where you can volunteer and make a difference to the community ...

Looking to 2020 — Put Your Vote to WORK!

Ronald Reagan, who turned his back on organized labor and started America’s middle-class into a tailspin, has recently been voted by this administration’s NLRB into the Labor Hall of Fame ...

How Putting Purpose Into Your New Year’s Resolutions Can Bring Meaning and Results

Only 4% of people report following through on all of the resolutions they personally set ...

I Was Just Thinking… Mama in the Classroom

I wrote my first column in 1988 for a local newspaper about a beloved Dallas guidance counselor and teacher that most students called “Mama” ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

'American Dirt' Latino backlash part of long publishing war

During a trip to Mexico to visit family, writer Myriam Gurba took “American Dirt,” a novel about immigration and cartel violence that was being touted as one of the biggest U.S. releases of 2020. The writer was of mostly white descent, and Gurba felt the book didn't ring...

White supremacist appeals death penalty in church massacre

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — White supremacist Dylann Roof on Tuesday appealed his federal convictions and death sentence in the 2015 massacre of nine black church members in South Carolina, arguing that he was mentally ill when he represented himself at his capital trial.In a 321-page legal brief...

Trial begins in fatal Portland, Oregon light-rail stabbings

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two men who were fatally stabbed and a third who was severely injured in an attack on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train likely did not know the man charged in the case was holding a small folding knife when they confronted him, a prosecutor said in opening statements...

ENTERTAINMENT

WaPo clears writer who tweeted about Bryant rape allegation

NEW YORK (AP) — A Washington Post reporter who had been placed on administrative leave after she tweeted a link to a story about a 2003 rape allegation against Kobe Bryant has been cleared to return to work, the paper said Tuesday.In a statement, the Post said that an internal review had...

'American Dirt' Latino backlash part of long publishing war

During a trip to Mexico to visit family, writer Myriam Gurba took “American Dirt,” a novel about immigration and cartel violence that was being touted as one of the biggest U.S. releases of 2020. The writer was of mostly white descent, and Gurba felt the book didn't ring...

Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth single again, divorce finalized

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are officially single. Court records show that a Los Angeles judge on Tuesday finalized the divorce that ended the brief marriage of the 27-year-old American pop star and the 30-year-old Australian actor. The couple separated and Hemsworth...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

AP analysis: NFL teams lost over 0M to injuries in 2019

NFL teams paid more than a half-billion dollars to Week 1 starters who missed games because of injuries this...

Historians: Sobibor death camp photos may feature Demjanjuk

BERLIN (AP) — Historians have presented a collection of photos kept by the deputy commander of the Nazis'...

Man accused of killing missing wife is in critical condition

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with murdering his estranged wife was hospitalized in...

Remains of 2 US troops recovered from Afghanistan crash site

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. forces on Tuesday recovered the remains of two American service members killed in...

In snub to US, Britain will allow Huawei in 5G networks

LONDON (AP) — Britain decided Tuesday to let Chinese tech giant Huawei have a limited role supplying new...

Wuhan officials face questions, anger over virus response

BEIJING (AP) — Last Wednesday evening, top officials in the central Chinese city of Wuhan settled into...

McMenamins
By The Skanner News

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI says the number of police officers slain in the line of duty fell sharply last year.
Bureau statistics list 41 law enforcement officers killed in 2008. The list includes one FBI agent, Sam Hicks, who was shot and killed during a drug raid outside Pittsburgh.
Felony killings of police officers haven't been that low since 1999, although police officer support groups -- which use different standards to count officer killings -- say the number of officers killed hasn't been this low since the 1960s.
In addition to felony killings, the FBI said 68 law enforcement officers were killed in accidents last year, most of them involving car crashes.

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