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NORTHWEST NEWS

Two De La Salle North Grads Forge Thrilling Paths

A med student and a Fulbright scholar reflect on their time at the school.

OHSU Resident Uses TikTok, Student Outreach, to Show Representation in Medicine

A group of high school students weighing careers in health care were recently greeted on Google Meet by a physician whose social media star is on the rise.

More Protests in Portland, Mayor Signs Police Reform Pledge

More than 10,000 people demonstrated peacefully in Portland in one of the largest U.S. protests Tuesday

Black Leaders Call For Change in Policing, Change in Media Coverage of Demonstrations

The Albina Ministerial Alliance of Portland’s Coalition for Justice and Police Reform has a long history of working on a deep policy level to effect change in local law enforcement practices, often in response to police killings

NEWS BRIEFS

Business Donates Profits

On Sunday, June 7, the owners of Pine State Biscuits are donating all of their profits to the NAACP and ACLU from all five of their...

NAMC-Oregon Statement on Racism, Inequity & Violence Against Black People

All of us at NAMC-Oregon are angered and deeply saddened by the police murder of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and the...

Civil Rights and Social Justice Organizations Call for a National Day of Mourning Today

At 12:45 p.m. PT today, the NAACP is asking for everyone to take a moment of silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. ...

ACLU Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Minneapolis Police for Attacking Journalists at Protests

The lawsuit’s lead plaintiff, Jared Goyette, a journalist covering the demonstrations, was shot in the face with a rubber bullet ...

Statement by AG Rosenblum on People of Color Caucus Recommendations

People of Color Caucus released policy recommendations yesterday pertaining to police accountability ...

Portland won't use police in school following protests

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s largest school district said Thursday it will discontinue the use of school resource officers in its schools in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd. The announcement makes it one of a handful of districts from Minneapolis to Denver that are taking...

COVID: Washington unemployment fraud might be 0 million

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington officials said Thursday they believe they have recovered about half of the hundreds of millions in unemployment benefits paid to criminals who used stolen identities to file claims during the coronavirus pandemic.Employment Security Department Commissioner...

Kansas, Missouri renew Border War with 4-game football set

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas and Missouri are resuming their bitter Border War in football after the former Big 12 rivals agreed to a four-game series in which each school will play two home games beginning in September 2025.The fourth-longest rivalry in college football dates to 1891, but...

OPINION

Responding to Challenging Questions in a Nation Still in Upheaval

Nate McCoy attempts to answer tough questions in a letter to his sons ...

Mayor Ted Wheeler: Portland and the Path Forward

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler invites Portlanders, as public servants, to join him "in insisting that we never return to business as usual." ...

Local Business Leaders Share Messages of Hope

President, CEO of SAIF says each of us must move forward in "our understanding of the problem, in holding ourselves accountable for our own attitudes and biases, and in coming together, not apart." ...

Time to Stop Messing Around and Strike at the Root of Police Violence

Thomas Knapp says the root of police violence is the creation of "police forces" as state institutions separate from the populace and dedicated to suppressing that populace on command ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

The Latest: Fargo's black leaders shift memorial plans

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck:TOP OF THE HOUR:— Mourners at George Floyd’s memorial service stand for 8 minutes, 46 seconds.— Rev. Al Sharpton speaks...

`Get your knee off our necks!': Floyd mourned in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hollywood celebrities, musicians and political leaders gathered in front of the golden casket of George Floyd at a fiery memorial Thursday for the man whose death at the hands of police sparked global protests, with a civil rights leader declaring it is time for black...

Testimony: Shooter used racist slur as Arbery lay dying

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A state investigator alleged Thursday that a white man was heard saying a racist slur as he stood over Ahmaud Arbery's body, moments after fatally shooting the black man with a pump-action shotgun. The inflammatory revelation came amid a week of angry nationwide...

ENTERTAINMENT

Union files complaint against NBC, 'America's Got Talent'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gabrielle Union filed a complaint Thursday with the state of California against NBC and the producers of “America’s Got Talent," the latest move in a fight over her allegations that she was fired for objecting to an on-set environment that tolerated racism....

Lin Miranda doc postponed out of solidarity with protesters

NEW YORK (AP) — Just two days before it was to begin streaming, “We Are Freestyle Love Supreme," a documentary about the hip-hop improv group with Lin-Manuel Miranda and friends, has postponed its release out of solidarity with protesters. The group announced the postponement...

Senate confirms Trump's pick to lead Voice of America

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Senate voted along party lines Thursday to confirm President Donald Trump’s choice to head the Voice of America and other U.S. government-funded international broadcasters that have been the subject of harsh criticism from the White House. Despite...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

As nation confronts old demons, a 1770 slaying is recalled

BOSTON (AP) — Like George Floyd, he was black, in his mid-40s, and died at the hands of a white man. And...

Pandemic and racial unrest test black clergy on dual fronts

For black clergy across the United States, the past 10 days have been a tumultuous test of their stamina and their...

Wall Street pauses, and S&P 500's 4-day winning streak snaps

Wall Street paused on Thursday, and the S&P 500 fell for the first time in five days as stocks that had held...

Prince Charles misses hugging his family amid virus lockdown

LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles says he has missed giving his family members a hug during the long weeks of...

Face coverings to be mandated on public transport in England

LONDON (AP) — Passengers on England’s buses, subways and trains will have to wear face coverings...

Germany's Merkel dismisses talk she might seek 5th term

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday firmly rejected suggestions that she might seek a...

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By The Skanner News

The voter registration deadline for King County's Feb. 9 special election is today at 4:30 p.m.
Voters must register in-person at the Elections office at 9010 East Marginal Way S. in Tukwila, by 4:30 p.m. today to be eligible to vote in the Feb. 9 special election.
The deadline for voters to submit their new or updated registrations online or through the mail passed earlier this month.
To be eligible to vote, you must be: Eighteen years old by Feb. 9; A U.S. citizen; and a legal resident of the state of Washington.
Ballots were mailed two weeks ago. If you have not received your ballot, or need a replacement, call the King County voter hotline at 206-296-VOTE (8683).
Visit www.kingcounty.gov/elections  for more information on the Feb. 9 special election.

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