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Portland Under Curfew Tonight in Response to Protests Turned Violent

Today Mayor Ted Wheeler issued an executive order declaring an emergency and implementing a temporary nighttime curfew in the City of Portland taking effect at 8 p.m.

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

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A Letter to George Floyd: (Posthumous)

As Black mothers, so often we say, our Black boys across this nation belong to all of us. ...

Ballot Measure 26-210 is Needed Now

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The Skanner News May Primary 2020 Endorsements

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A New Earth Day

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The Latest: More than 1,000 people march in Raleigh

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Protests over police killings rage in dozens of US cities

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Los Angeles mayor asks for National Guard amid violence

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'Never Have I Ever' brings rare voice, and a newcomer, to TV

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US faith leaders wrestle twin traumas in protests, virus

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Protesters converge on White House for second straight day

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Kenya: Police kill 2 children, fetus trying to catch suspect

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Italy's seas speak: No tourists or boats mean cleaner water

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In unusual move, US embassies in Africa speak up on Floyd

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By The Skanner News

Some 65,000 ballots are in the mail to active registered voters in three districts on Wednesday for the upcoming special election April 27.
In King County, elections are conducted by mail and ballots are sent to registered voters 20 days before each election in which they are eligible to vote.
"Voter turnout seems to have improved with our new vote by mail system," said Sherril Huff, King County Elections' director. "We exceeded our predicted returns in the February special election and hope to see that trend continue."
Beginning this week, voters should watch their mailbox for both a ballot and voters' pamphlet. Ballots should be read from front to back and top to bottom and must be postmarked by April 27 or returned by 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Voters can confirm that they are participating in the special election, create a customized voters pamphlet, track their ballot, and access elections information at the King County Elections Web site at www.kingcounty.gov/elections.
To ensure that voters with disabilities are able to cast a private and independent ballot, three accessible voting centers are available for the election.
In-person accessible voting begins Wednesday, April 7, at King County Elections' office, 9010 East Marginal Way S, Tukwila, weekdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Seattle and Bellevue locations will open on April 26 and 27. Check the voters' pamphlet or Elections website for more information.
For more information on the April 27 special election, visit http://www.kingcounty.gov/elections/elections/201002.aspx or call 206-296-VOTE (8683).

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