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NORTHWEST NEWS

'A World of Hurt': 39 States to Investigate JUUL's Marketing

Oregon is one of five states leading a bipartisan coalition looking into JUUL’s targeting of youth vaping

US Appeals Court Upholds Trump Rules Involving Abortions

The 7-4 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned decisions issued by judges in Washington, Oregon and California

Jeremy Christian Guilty of Killing 2 Who Tried to Stop His Slurs on Max

Today jurors found Christian guilty of the May 26, 2017 stabbing deaths of Taliesin Namkai-Meche and Ricky Best

States Step Up Funding for Planned Parenthood Clinics

A spokesman for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon said the agency has been "working closely with state officials to create critical backstops and protect access to care for all Oregonians who need it, regardless of federal action on Title X"

NEWS BRIEFS

State and Federal Agencies Aid Sunken Tugboat in Columbia River

Divers plugged fuel vents this afternoon and the vessel is not actively leaking ...

Multnomah County Promotes Voter Education Project

Multnomah County is partnering with National Association of Secretary of States (NASS) to promote #TRUSTEDINFO2020 ...

New Travel Ban Takes Effect, National Groups Respond

The expansion of the Muslim ban targets more Black immigrants ...

Harris, Booker Applaud House For Announcing Vote on Anti-Lynching Legislation

After passing the House, the bill will head to the president’s desk to be signed into law ...

Laugh Yourself Clean Recovery Comedy Show to be Held March 20 in Portland

Featuring Pacific Northwest comedians, the show will be held at the Clinton Street Theater ...

2 get prison for shooting of 9-year-old and his mother

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two men were sentenced Tuesday in connection with a 2017 shooting that wounded a sleeping 9-year-old boy and his mother in their Gresham home.The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said Rashad Banks and Nakiem Brown, both 26, will got to prison for the...

Body of man who died after Mt. Hood fall recovered

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) — The body of a man who fell and was found at about at 9,400 feet (2,865 meters) on Mount Hood has been recovered, authorities said.The person who climbs with Portland Mountain Rescue called 911 at 12:12 p.m. Tuesday to report finding the man, the Clackamas County...

OPINION

Black America is Facing a Housing Crisis

As the cost of housing soars the homeless population jumps 12 percent, the number of people renting grows and homeownership falls ...

Trump Expands Muslim Ban to Target Africans

Under the new ban on countries, four out of five people who will be excluded are Africans ...

Martin Luther King Day is an Opportunity for Service

Find out where you can volunteer and make a difference to the community ...

Looking to 2020 — Put Your Vote to WORK!

Ronald Reagan, who turned his back on organized labor and started America’s middle-class into a tailspin, has recently been voted by this administration’s NLRB into the Labor Hall of Fame ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Phoenix Council votes 5-4 for civilian oversight of police

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix City Council members Tuesday voted 5-4 to approve a citizen review board with the power to investigate police after a raucous meeting that stretched five hours into the evening.The council has been examining different proposals for policing the police after Phoenix had...

The Latest: Buttigieg sick, cancels several Florida events

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local): 11:45 p.m.Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has cancelled four events in south Florida set for Wednesday because of illness.Buttigieg campaign spokesman Chris Meagher says the former...

Review: An unlikely friendship is at the heart of 'Burden'

It was only a matter of time before Hollywood came calling to adapt the real-life events surrounding a museum in South Carolina that celebrated the Ku Klux Klan.The museum opened in the mid-1990s, prompting protests. One of the Klansmen eventually had a change of heart and hands the deed to the...

ENTERTAINMENT

Review: A wild spin on the Peter Pan myth in ‘Wendy’

A Peter Pan story told from Wendy’s perspective sounds either too precious to be true or ripe for a skewering. But in the hands of the filmmakers behind “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Wendy” resides — ever so delicately — in the space between. It is...

Next for Weinstein: Sentencing, appeal and another rape case

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after a jury branded Harvey Weinstein a convicted rapist, the former film producer remained at a New York City hospital on Tuesday, his new life as an inmate interrupted by concerns about high blood pressure and heart palpitations.Lawyers for the 67-year-old Weinstein...

Review: An unlikely friendship is at the heart of 'Burden'

It was only a matter of time before Hollywood came calling to adapt the real-life events surrounding a museum in South Carolina that celebrated the Ku Klux Klan.The museum opened in the mid-1990s, prompting protests. One of the Klansmen eventually had a change of heart and hands the deed to the...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Tokyo organizers, IOC going ahead as planned with Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — A spokesman for the Japanese government on Wednesday said the International Olympic Committee...

Placido Domingo apology prompts new accuser to step forward

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The words "I am truly sorry" have not been uttered often in the #MeToo era. So when...

How deadly is new coronavirus? It's still too early to tell

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists can’t tell yet how deadly the new virus that’s spreading around...

Ethiopia skips latest US talks with Egypt over dam dispute

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia will skip the latest round of U.S.-brokered talks this week on a...

Ex-Kremlin aide says Ukraine will never reclaim rebel east

MOSCOW (AP) — A former senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Ukraine will never...

Malaysia's Mahathir wants nonpartisan gov't if picked as PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday that he will form a new nonpartisan...

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By The Skanner News

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) -- King County sheriff's deputies say two people were shot and injured during a home invasion near Kirkland -- and the robber may have been after medical marijuana.
Sheriff's Sgt. John Urquhart says the home is known to authorities as a medical marijuana grow site.
The homeowner was armed with a handgun and exchanged fire with a suspect shortly before 5 a.m. Monday. Both were hit. The suspect was at Harborview Medical Center with what were believed to be life-threatening injuries, while the resident was not as seriously injured.
Urquhart says investigators are trying to sort out exactly what happened, including whether there were any other suspects involved.


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