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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

The president could be Tweeting on unemployment or COVID-19 infections but instead pushes housing discrimination ...

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

Zeta celebrates 100 years with largest single recipient scholarship awarded by a historically Black Greek-lettered sorority or...

Nominations Being Accepted for the Gladys McCoy Lifetime Achievement Award

Gladys McCoy Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 1994 to honor Multnomah County residents who have contributed outstanding...

Shatter, LLC Launches to Elevate Diverse Voices in Progressive Politics

A collaboration of leading female political strategists aims to fill a void in the world of political consulting ...

New Director Takes Helm at Oregon Black Pioneers

In its 27-year history, the organization has never had an executive director, and has expressed confidence and optimism in Zachary A....

Portland, Oregon, protest turns violent; several arrested

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Several people were arrested after a demonstration turned violent in downtown Portland and resulted in damage to two government buildings, authorities said Friday. Protests have occurred regularly in the city since the May killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.Police...

Man arrested on murder charges related to human remains

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Salem man is facing murder charges after police say they linked him to human remains found in a crawl space of a Salem duplex. Alexander Mosqueda Rivera Burdette, 18, was arrested Thursday by Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives, the Statesman Journal...

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

The problem is we have to secure approval of the solutions from the people who deny the problem's existence while reaping the benefits from it. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Move to rename 'Bloody Sunday' bridge has critics in Selma

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Thousands gathered in this river city in 1940 to dedicate a new bridge in honor of white supremacist Edmund Pettus, a Confederate general and reputed Ku Klux Klan leader. Just 25 years later, the bridge became a global landmark when civil rights marchers were beaten at its...

AP Exclusive: Hair weaves from Chinese prison camps seized

Federal authorities in New York on Wednesday seized a shipment of weaves and other beauty accessories suspected to be made out of human hair taken from people locked inside a Chinese internment camp.U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials told The Associated Press that 13 tons (11.8 metric...

White Mich. couple arrested after gun pulled on Black family

A white couple was arrested after at least one handgun was pulled on a Black woman and her daughters during a videotaped confrontation in a restaurant parking lot in Michigan, authorities said Thursday.Jillian Wuestenberg, 32, and Eric Wuestenberg, 42, were charged Thursday with felonious assault,...

ENTERTAINMENT

Court papers: Meghan felt 'unprotected' by monarchy

LONDON (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, felt “unprotected by the institution” of Britain’s monarchy and was “prohibited from defending herself” against negative media coverage when she was pregnant, U.K. news outlets agency reported Thursday, citing...

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...

Review: A master class by Catherine Deneuve in 'The Truth'

Family may be the great subject of Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda, but he doesn't draw straightforward portraits. In Kore-eda's hands, family is more malleable. He tends to shift roles around like he's rearranging furniture, subtly remaking familiar dynamics until he has, without you knowing...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

English pubs are reopening — they won't be the same

LONDON (AP) — Asking people in English pubs to keep their distance is going to be tough after...

First coronavirus then Trump order split Indian families

NEW DELHI (AP) — The March day that his father died, Karan Murgai boarded a plane to India. The coronavirus...

White Mich. couple arrested after gun pulled on Black family

A white couple was arrested after at least one handgun was pulled on a Black woman and her daughters during a...

French court OKs end to Rwanda genocide investigation

PARIS (AP) — The Paris appeals court on Friday upheld a decision to end a years-long investigation into the...

The Latest: Miami mayor sets curfew, closes some businesses

MIAMI — The mayor of Florida’s most populous county has issued a new overnight curfew and will close...

In shake-up, UK government plans televised media briefings

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says his government will introduce White House-style...

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Lisa Loving of The Skanner News

Tax increases for high income Oregonians and corporations passed by surprising margins Tuesday night thanks to an avalanche of "yes" votes from Northwest counties.
Meanwhile, voters in the southern and eastern parts of the state overwhelmingly rejected them.
"Even with this result, we still have some challenges before us," Gov. Ted Kulongoski said after the first returns Tuesday night. "It is going to be a slow growth recovery from this recession for Oregon and the entire nation."
With almost all ballots counted Wednesday morning, Measure 66 won with 53.69 percent of the vote, while Measure 67 drew 53.03 percent.
The Oregon Secretary of State's office reported voter turnout at 59.57 percent, slightly lower than the predicted 62 percent turnout for the special election.
Measure 66 raises income taxes for individuals earning between $125,000 and $250,000; it also rolls back taxes for individuals on unemployment.
Measure 67 raises the corporate minimum tax from $10 to $150 per year; it raises taxes on companies that register a profit from 6.6 percent to 7.9 percent; and it would create a new corporate tax applied only to companies reporting $500,000 or more in sales that claim no profits, requiring them to pay either the minimum corporate tax or 7.9 percent of their sales, whichever is higher.
Both Measures 66 and 67 originated as Democratic lawmakers' efforts to plug a state spending hole estimated at more than $775 million over the next two years. Partisan anger over the Democrats' proposed tax hikes eventually landed them on the ballot for voters to decide.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Allen Alley told a gathering of ballot measure opponents in Clackamas that the vote would result in job loss in the state.
"Other states are waiting with open arms for the jobs that will either leave or never
come to Oregon as a result of this vote," he said. "Oregon needs to create jobs and deliver better value to taxpayers. We have to start treating Oregonians like customers not like ATM machines."
An estimated $727 million is expected from new taxes, about 5.5 percent of the general fund in the next two-year state budget. While the state legislature meets in a special session next month to iron out the details, much of the money is promised to education and state and county services to cover projected budget shortfalls in the tens of millions for agencies around the state.
The latest spending disclosures show labor unions were the biggest contributors to the "yes" campaign, which pulled in a total of almost $7 million, compared to the business-supported "no" campaigns, which brought in about $4.5 million from big donors Phil Night of Nike and Tim Boyle from Columbia Sportswear.

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