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NORTHWEST NEWS

Portland Police Halt Minor Traffic Stops, Citing Disparity

Police in Oregon's largest city are being advised to no longer pursue low-level traffic infractions

BREAKING: Loretta Smith Announces Run for Oregon’s New Congressional Seat

Former county commissioner and two-time Portland City Council candidate wants to keep focus on education, police reform.

At 35, Felix Makes a Comeback and Lands Her 5th Olympics

The 35-year-old mom rallied from fifth at the start of the homestretch to the second-place finish at U.S. track trials.

11 U.S. Mayors Commit to Develop Reparations Pilot Projects

Eleven U.S. mayors — from Los Angeles to tiny Tullahassee, Oklahoma — have pledged to pay reparations for slavery to a small group of Black residents in their cities, saying their aim is to set an example for the federal government on how a nationwide program could work

NEWS BRIEFS

Oregon Lawmakers Pass Amendment to 'Pause' Evictions

With the state and federal eviction moratorium set to expire at the end of June, Oregon lawmakers passed an added safety net for...

Burn Ban in Effect in Multnomah County

Due to forecasted high temperatures, limited rainfall, and ongoing dry conditions, the outdoor burn ban is for all areas of Multnomah...

PCC Won't Require Students, Staff to Be Vaccinated This Fall

Behind this decision are several factors: ...

Vancouver Housing Authority Seeks Hotels and Motels to Turn Into Affordable Housing

Vancouver Housing Authority is on the hunt for hotels and motels to purchase for conversion to affordable housing. ...

Seniors Need Fans to Keep Cool in Hot Weather

Meals on Wheels People is again asking for donations of new or gently-used fans to help keep homebound seniors cool and healthy ...

Western drought brings another woe: voracious grasshoppers

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A punishing drought in the U.S. West is drying up waterways, sparking wildfires and leaving farmers scrambling for water. Next up: a plague of voracious grasshoppers. Federal agriculture officials are launching what could become their largest...

Testosterone rule keeps transgender runner out of trials

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Transgender runner CeCe Telfer will not be allowed to compete in the women's 400-meter hurdles at U.S. Olympic trials because Telfer has not met the conditions World Athletics established in its eligibility regulations for certain women's events. Telfer...

OPINION

Rx Upper Payment Limit Bill Will Worsen Chronic Disease for Oregonians Most at Risk

A measure being considered by Oregon state legislature will perpetuate a harmful trend for Oregon’s communities of color. ...

COMMENTARY: 100 Days of Biden-Harris

I see the trillion price tag on the Biden legislation as more of an investment than simple spending. ...

Power and Pride to the People!

Happy Pride month to Black LGBTQ readers and to all of us who love LGBTQ people! ...

You Are Not an Imposter

felt I didn’t belong and secretly, I was waiting for the program to tell me that they made a mistake in my admission. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Buckingham Palace releases ethnic makeup of workforce

LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace has for the first time released figures on the ethnic makeup of its staff, following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s allegations of racism in the royal family. The Royal Household said Thursday that 8.5% of its staff come from ethnic...

Chicago confirms 1st Black woman as city fire commissioner

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago City Council on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of the city’s first Black female fire commissioner. Annette Nance-Holt was serving as acting fire commissioner following the retirement earlier this year of Richard Ford. ...

Arizona GOP advances wish list on race, taxes, elections

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate passed a .8 billion budget for the coming fiscal year early Wednesday that contains massive income tax cuts after a marathon session where majority Republicans packed the package with a conservative policy wish list. Republicans in last...

ENTERTAINMENT

'To Live and Die in LA' returns to search for missing woman

NEW YORK (AP) — In 2019, a listener of writer Neil Strauss' podcast “ To Live and Die in LA ” came forward with information that helped solve the case of a 25-year-old missing woman, Adea Shabani. The revelations were released in almost real time, and listening seemed intimate, not to mention...

Review: Doja Cat album stumbles at first but finishes strong

Doja Cat, “Planet Her" (Kemosabe/RCA) Not to be totally catty, but Doja Cat's third album starts poorly. The first four songs — “Woman,” “Naked,” “Payday” with Young Thug and “Get Into It (Yuh)” — are half-baked tunes mimicking beats and vocals from Nicki...

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann takes on Tristan, opera’s voice killer

NEW YORK (AP) — Ten years ago, Jonas Kaufmann didn’t hesitate when asked if he was ready to take on heavy Wagnerian roles like the hero of “Tristan und Isolde.” “I don’t want to get into the history books as one of the youngest Tristans ever, and who lost his voice...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Bodies of two young girls pulled from South Florida canal

LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) — Police are looking into reports that the mother of two young girls found dead in a South...

Michigan Senate GOP probe: No systemic fraud in election

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State Senate Republicans who investigated Michigan's 2020 presidential election for months...

Border Patrol chief who supported Trump's wall is forced out

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — The chief of the U.S. Border Patrol was forced out of his job Wednesday, after less than...

Lisbon drives virus surge as Portugal is chided for failings

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Lisbon region’s surge in COVID-19 cases is powering ahead, with new infections...

Tokyo shapes up to be No-Fun Olympics with many rules, tests

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics, already delayed by the pandemic, are not looking like much fun: Not for...

Europe seeks disabled astronauts, more women in space

PARIS (AP) — The European Space Agency says it was “blown away” by the record number of applicants — more...

By The Skanner News

Haiti was rocked with another 6.1 magnitude earthquake at 6 a.m. this morning. The official death toll is at 70,000 people overall.

Doctors Without Borders reports that it's team members are working around the clock to meet the increasingly desperate need of the Haitian people. While there are several operating rooms available for people – including one converted shipping container -- a delivery of an inflatable hospital was delayed because the cargo plane didn't receive permission to land at Port-au-Prince airport on Jan. 16. It's cargo is now being trucked in from the Dominican Republic.
"Patients who were not critical only three days ago are now in critical phases," wrote Isabelle Jeason from Doctors Without Borders. "This means that people will die from preventable infections. It's horrible. It's really so terrible that people are begging for help and we can't help them all to save their lives!"
Jeason says many people are undergoing lifesaving amputations, as their limbs are crushed beyond saving.
"The patients we are treating will end up leaving our hospitals as different people," she writes on the Doctors Without Borders blog.

 


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