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NORTHWEST NEWS

Attorney General Rosenblum Says She Won’t Run for Governor

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum on Monday put to rest rumors and officially said she will not enter Oregon’s crowded race for governor.

Portland’s Black Population Grew in the Last Decade, but That’s Not the Whole Story

The Black population in North and Northeast Portland declined by 13.5% over the last 10 years as more than 3,000 Black residents moved away, new numbers from the 2020 census show.

City’s Budget Windfall Means More for Police, Despite NAACP Demands

Group calls out lack of engagement from City Hall.

Oregon Resists Dropping Controversial Investments

Oregon residents are increasingly pushing for the state to divest from fossil fuel companies and other controversial investments, but the state treasury is resisting and putting the onus on the Legislature.

NEWS BRIEFS

Open Enrollment Deadline Is Dec. 15 for Health Insurance Coverage Starting Jan. 1, 2022

Help applying and financial assistance is available through the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace ...

Commissioners From Three Counties Select Lawrence-Spence to Fill Senate District 18 Vacancy

District 18 includes portions of west Portland and Tigard. ...

Congressional Black Caucus Issues a Statement on the Passing of Former Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek

Meek, the first Black person to represent Florida in Congress since the post-Civil War Reconstruction, died Sunday, Nov. 28 at her...

Vsp Global Partners With Black EyeCare Perspective to Eliminate Inequities and Increase Representation of People of Color in the Eye Care Industry

Partnership includes scholarships, leadership development, and outreach to prospective optometrists ...

Shop Local and Earn Free Parking With Parking Kitty

Find the purrfect gift for your loved ones by supporting small businesses and shopping local this holiday season, thanks to the...

Seattle to pay .5M to settle police wrongful-death suit

SEATTLE (AP) — The city of Seattle will pay .5 million to settle a wrongful-death civil lawsuit filed on behalf of the children of a pregnant Black woman who was fatally shot by two white Seattle police officers in 2017. Karen Koehler, a Seattle attorney who represented...

WA residents asked to remain vigilant amid latest rain event

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Officials on Tuesday asked residents in northwest Washington to remain vigilant as another atmospheric river brought heavy rain to an area that experienced severe flooding earlier this month and additional flooding earlier this week. Forecasters said 2...

No. 25 Arkansas beats Missouri, caps best season since 2011

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Sam Pittman grinned for almost the entirety of his postgame press conference Friday night. The Arkansas coach and his team had done something no others ever had. The No. 25 Razorbacks capped their regular season with a 34-17 victory over Missouri,...

Mizzou's Drinkwitz returning to Arkansas for rivalry game

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Just 45 miles of interstate highway separate Eli Drinkwitz from where he started and where he is now as Missouri's head football coach. Raised in the small Arkansas town of Alma, Drinkwitz will come full circle Friday when his Tigers visit No. 25...

OPINION

State is Painting Lipstick on Its One-of-a-kind, Long-term-care Law

Starting in January, the unpopular law imposes a stiff new tax of 58 cents per 0 earned for every worker in the state ...

Giving Thanks

Just by being alive we can be sure of having moments of sadness as well as happiness. When you’re active in politics, you experience both wins and losses. Sometimes it can be hard to feel grateful. ...

Acting on Climate will Require an Emphasis on Environmental Justice

Climate change affects us all, but its effects aren’t distributed equally. ...

Small Businesses Cannot Survive With Current Level of Postal Service

At The Skanner News office we received an important piece of correspondence that was postmarked June 12, 2021, and delivered to us on November 4, 2021. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

4 jurors seated for Kim Potter trial, many more needed

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys for the suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in Daunte Wright's death are to resume jury selection Wednesday after seating four the first day. Kim Potter, 49, sat quietly Tuesday as attorneys...

In shadow of Texas gas drilling sites, health fears escalate

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — At a playground outside a North Texas day care, giggling preschoolers chase each other into a playhouse. Toddlers scoot by on tricycles. Just uphill, Total Energies is pumping for natural gas. The French energy giant wants to drill three new wells on...

In shadow of Texas gas drilling sites, health fears escalate

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — At a playground outside a North Texas day care center, giggling preschoolers chase each other into a playhouse. Toddlers scoot by on tricycles. A boy cries as a teacher helps him negotiate over a toy. Uphill from the playground, peeking between trees,...

ENTERTAINMENT

Families turn down Travis Scott offer to pay for funerals

HOUSTON (AP) — Several families of the 10 people who died from injuries in a massive crowd surge at the Astroworld festival have turned down an offer by headliner Travis Scott to pay for their loved ones’ funeral costs. Attorneys for the families of four of the victims said...

Vegas police confirm case involving R&B singer Trey Songz

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police said Tuesday they’re investigating sexual assault allegations involving R&B artist Trey Songz at a Las Vegas Strip hotel. In a statement, Las Vegas police said sex crimes detectives received a complaint about a Sunday incident involving the singer...

Review: Paul Verhoeven gives us nunsense with 'Benedetta'

Christmas is just around the corner and Paul Verhoeven has left a present for us during this hallowed season: A film with lesbian nuns, full-frontal nudity, tons of sex, Catholic hypocrisy and brutal self-flagellation. Happy birthday, Jesus! “Benedetta” doesn't know if it's...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Conservatives eagerly await Supreme Court abortion arguments

It's the moment conservatives have been waiting for. Oral arguments at the Supreme Court on...

Leftist wins Honduran presidential vote after rival concedes

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras' ruling party conceded defeat Tuesday in presidential elections held two...

EXPLAINER: What are Colombia's ex-FARC splinter groups?

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Biden administration revoked the terrorist designation of Colombia’s former FARC...

Polish women protest attempts to further restrict abortion

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Women’s rights activists in Poland used red paint to symbolize blood as they protested...

Belarus president offers to host Russian nuclear weapons

MOSCOW (AP) — The longtime president of Belarus said Tuesday that his country would be ready to host Russian...

NATO chief says allies must prepare for the worst in Ukraine

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned Tuesday that the U.S.-led military...

By The Skanner News | The Skanner News

Oregon ballots for the Special Election are due in to Elections Bureau offices today by 8 p.m. Postmarks do not count.
The Multnomah County Elections division will begin releasing unofficial results at 8 p.m. at its office and on its website at www.mcelections.org . Unofficial election results will be updated on the website throughout Election Night as additional ballots are counted.
Each report on the website will list a report number and the approximate time of the next report.
Voters are encouraged to use official ballot drop sites throughout Multnomah County. 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 regularly and promptly at 8 p.m. on Election Day.
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.

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.
Gresham Library: 385 NW Miller Ave., Gresham
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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