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NORTHWEST NEWS

Portland Shootings Prompt DA to Spend $1M to Handle Cases

Multnomah County plans to hire four prosecutors and two investigators to help with an increasing caseload of homicide investigations

Cascadia Whole Health Honors Community Justice Leader, Fine Artist with Culture of Caring Awards

Erika Preuitt and Jeremy Okai Davis recognized for positive contributions to community.

Salem-Keizer School Boards Adopts Anti-Racism Resolution

The Salem-Keizer school board has voted to adopt a resolution outlining the board’s commitment to equity and anti-racism.

Republicans Sue Over New Oregon U.S. House Maps

Former Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno and three other Republicans say the new maps are partisan gerrymandering, unconstitutional and contrary to state law.

NEWS BRIEFS

Nearly 100 Animals Seized From Woofin Palooza Forfeited to MCAS

A Multnomah County Circuit Court judge has ruled that dogs and cats seized from an unlicensed facility named Woofin Palooza are now...

City of Seattle Office and Sound Transit Finalize No-Cost Land Transfer for Affordable Housing Development

Rainier Valley Homeownership Initiative will create at least 100 for-sale homes, permanently affordable to low- and moderate-income...

Sierra Club Reacts to Rep. Schrader’s Comments on Climate Change

Schrader Calls Climate Change “biggest threat to Americans” after voting against key policy in committee ...

Darrell Grant Is Restoring Portland’s Soul With Albina Pop-up Studio

After a summer of bringing artistic collaborations to the city’s North Park blocks and Tilikum Plaza, Darrell Grant continues The...

Oregon Consumer Advisory Council recruiting new members

The Oregon Health Authority’s Office of Consumer Activities is pleased to announce a recruitment for openings on the Oregon Consumer...

Alleged leader of drug trafficking ring pleads not guilty

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A Longview, Washington man has pleaded not guilty to charges of leading and profiting from organized crime. Efrein Velarde Pelayo, 33, is accused of sending a runner to sell heroin and methamphetamines to a police informant last winter. The Daily News...

OR court: Illegal to deny gun sales to people 18 and 20

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court’s decision to throw out an age discrimination lawsuit against a gun retailer, declaring it illegal to deny gun sales to buyers between the ages of 18 and 20. Brandy Dalbeck filed a ,000 lawsuit...

No. 21 Texas A&M heads to Mizzou after 'Bama upset win

No. 21 Texas A&M (4-2, 1-2 SEC) at Missouri (3-3, 0-2), Saturday at noon EDT (SEC Network). Line: Texas A&M by 9 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Texas A&M leads 8-7. WHAT’S AT STAKE? ...

No. 21 Texas A&M tries to avoid 'Bama hangover at Mizzou

Jimbo Fisher opened his weekly news conference going through everything that Texas A&M did well the previous week, when the Aggies stunned then-No. 1 Alabama before a raucous crowd at Kyle Field. It was a long list. So it wasn't surprising that by the end...

OPINION

How Food Became the Perfect Beachhead for Gentrification

What could be the downside of fresh veggies, homemade empanadas and a pop-up restaurant specializing in banh mis? ...

Homelessness, Houselessness in the Richest Country in the World: An Uncommon Logic

When and why did the United States of America chose the wealth of a few over the health, wealth, and well-being of so many ...

American Business Leaders Step Up to Fight Inequities in the South

With COVID-19 still an omnipresent concern and the country’s recovery still very much in jeopardy, individuals, families, and communities are struggling to deal with issues that have only been exacerbated by the pandemic. ...

Waters Statement on 20th Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

Twenty years ago today, our nation suffered devastating terrorist attacks on our soil and against our people that wholly and completely changed the world as we knew it. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Southern Baptist leader resigns amid rifts over sex abuse

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A top Southern Baptist Convention administrator is resigning amid internal rifts over how to handle an investigation into the SBC's response to sexual abuse, a decision that underscores the broader ongoing turmoil in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. ...

Column: Imagine what else lurks in those 650,000 emails

Just imagine what else lurks in those 650,000 emails. Surely the racism and misogyny and homophobia weren't a Jon Gruden exclusive. But the NFL, instead of thoroughly addressing what is likely just the tip of a very toxic iceberg, hopes we'll all just meekly...

New Mexico judge denies lab workers' claim in vaccine fight

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge on Friday denied a request by dozens of scientists and others at Los Alamos National Laboratory to block a vaccine mandate, meaning workers risk being fired if they don't comply with the lab's afternoon deadline. The case comes as...

ENTERTAINMENT

Film TV workers union says strike to start next week

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The union representing film and television crews says its 60,000 members will begin a nationwide strike on Monday if it does not reach a deal that satisfies demands for fair and safe working conditions. A strike would bring a halt to...

Gary Paulsen, celebrated children's author, dies at 82

NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Paulsen, the acclaimed and prolific children's author who often drew upon his rural affinities and wide-ranging adventures for tales that included “Hatchet,” “Brian's Winter” and “Dogsong,” has died at age 82. Random House Children's Books...

Todd Haynes: Finding the frequency of the Velvet Underground

The most often-repeated thing said about the Velvet Underground is Brian Eno’s quip that the band didn’t sell many records, but everyone who bought one started a band. You won’t hear that line in Todd Haynes’ documentary “The Velvet Underground,” nor will you see a...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Puerto Rico ponders race amid surprising census results

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The number of people in Puerto Rico who identified as “white” in the most...

Crime at the center of Atlanta mayor's race as voting begins

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta mayoral candidates are talking about affordable housing, hoping to stave off a secession...

Cities, police unions clash as vaccine mandates take effect

Police departments around the U.S. that are requiring officers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 are running up...

The Latest: Nevada concerned by rural vaccination rates

RENO, Nev. — Nevada health officials say rural areas with low vaccination rates remain the biggest concern, but...

Cyprus to revoke 'golden passports' granted to 45 people

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' government has started procedures to revoke citizenship granted to 39 foreign...

More repression, fewer jobs: Jordanians face bleak outlook

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — As a poorly paid public school teacher, Khaled Jaber always needed a side hustle, working...

By The Skanner News | The Skanner News

Multnomah County today advised voters that Friday, Jan. 22, should be considered the last day for voters in Multnomah County to safely mail ballots in time for the Jan. 26 Special Election. Ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Jan. 26 to be counted. Postmarks do not count. Registered voters who have not received a ballot or have other questions can call 503-988-3720 or stop by the Elections office (1040 SE Morrison St., Portland) to resolve issues prior to Election Day.
Voters can take advantage of any Official Ballot Drop site, located throughout the county, through 8 p.m., Election Day, Jan. 26. Voters may deposit ballots at the Multnomah County Elections Office, at 1040 SE Morrison St. An Official Drop Box is located on SE 11th and on SE Belmont St. and a walk-up drop slot is available on SE Morrison St.
Voters also have the option to take advantage of secure ballot drop-off locations throughout the county to minimize the need for travel and to reduce potential related traffic congestion.
Multnomah County has seven 24-hour ballot drop sites and ballot drop-off boxes in all 17 Multnomah County Libraries. Ballot drop boxes are official and secure places for voters to deposit ballots for receipt at the Multnomah County Elections Division. Boxes will be emptied as needed and promptly at 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Ballot drop sites are online at http://www.mcelections.org/election_information/drop_sites.shtml  and as follows:
Official 24-hour ballot drop sites:
A-Boy Supply: 7365 SW Barbur Blvd.
Goodwill Store: 3134 North Lombard St.
McDonald's Restaurant: 2010 NE 39th Ave. (Box location: west side, NE 40th Avenue between NE Tillamook and NE Hancock)
Midland Branch Library - 805 SE 122nd Ave.
Multnomah Co. Elections: 1040 SE Morrison St.
Pioneer Courthouse Square: 700 block of SW Broadway (next to Starbucks and across from Nordstrom)

Library locations:
Albina: 3605 NE 15th Ave.
Belmont: 1038 SE 39th Ave.
Capitol Hill: 10723 SW Capitol Highway
Central: 801 SW 10th Ave.
Fairview-Columbia: 1520 NE Village St., Fairview
Gregory Heights: 7921 NE Sandy Blvd.
Gresham: 385 NW Miller St., Gresham
Hillsdale: 1525 SW Sunset Blvd.
Holgate: 7905 SE Holgate Blvd.
Hollywood: 4040 NE Tillamook St.
Midland: 805 SE 122nd Ave.
North Portland: 512 N Killingsworth St.
Northwest: 2300 NW Thurman St.
Rockwood: 17917 SE Stark St.
Sellwood-Moreland: 7860 SE 13th Ave.
St. Johns: 7510 N. Charleston Ave.
Woodstock: 6008 S.E. 49th Ave.

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