06-02-2020  5:12 pm   •   PDX and SEA Weather
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NORTHWEST NEWS

Portland, Oregon, Remains Largely Peaceful, Curfew Lifted

Portland will not impose a curfew on Tuesday night for the first time in four days

Inslee Orders Statewide Guard Activation Following Unrest

Inslee had previously authorized 400 troops for Seattle and 200 troops for Bellevue.

Mayor Ted Wheeler Asks Governor to Call Up National Guard

Portland police chief said, “It has been a long, difficult and emotional several days in Portland and across the country and we understand why.”

Governor Brown Announces $30 Million Investment to Protect Agricultural Workers

The funds are intended to secure Oregon's food supply chain and support agricultural workers during the COVID-19 health crisis

NEWS BRIEFS

Oregon Health Authority Investigating COVID-19 Increase at Unnamed Business

Oregon reports 71 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases today, no new deaths ...

Some Columbia River Gorge Trails, Parks Reopen Today

Crowded sites including most waterfall viewing areas, campgrounds, and visitor’s centers will stay closed because of the coronavirus...

Over 60 Percent of U.S. Households Have Responded to 2020 Census

Washington is one of the 6 states with the highest self-response rates and both Seattle and Portland are one of the top 8 cities with...

Federal Court Rules Florida Law That Undermined Voting Rights Restoration Is Unconstitutional

The law required people with past convictions to pay all outstanding legal fees, costs, fines, and restitution before regaining their...

The Latest: U.S. Park Police deny using tear gas at protest

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:— Mother of George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter wants justice for him “because he was good.”—...

Layoffs, few seasonal workers at Oregon State Parks

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s state parks have started to reopen, but the agency that manages them is is facing an estimated million budget shortfall between now and next June amid the economic collapse caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Oregon Parks and Recreation...

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

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 ...

A Letter to George Floyd: (Posthumous)

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

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

The Latest: U.S. Park Police deny using tear gas at protest

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:— Mother of George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter wants justice for him “because he was good.”—...

Zuckerberg still under fire over inflammatory Trump posts

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg isn’t budging over his refusal to take action on inflammatory posts by President Donald Trump that spread misinformation about voting by mail and, many said, encouraged violence against protesters. His critics, however, are...

More protests sweep US cities as Trump decries 'lowlifes'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on governors to quell the violence set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.”As more demonstrations began taking shape around...

ENTERTAINMENT

Trump as thug or hero? Depends on what network you watch

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a split screen for the ages on MSNBC Monday: on the left side, President Donald Trump talking about restoring law and order. On the right, a tear-gassed young woman vomiting in a Washington street.For a nation rubbed raw following a traumatic weekend, cable television...

Books on race and criminal justice top bestseller lists

NEW YORK (AP) — As nationwide protests against racism and police violence continue, readers are seeking out books old and new on race and criminal justice. Robin Diangelo's “White Fragility," Michelle Alexander's "The New Jim Crow" and Bryan Stevenson's “Just Mercy” were...

'Just Mercy,' drama of racial injustice, to be free in June

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2019 film “Just Mercy,” which chronicles courtroom struggles against racial injustice and mass incarceration, will be made free on digital platforms throughout June in the wake of George Floyd's death, Warner Bros. said Tuesday. In the film, Michael B....

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Looting devastates businesses already shaken by virus

NEW YORK (AP) — Looting and vandalism in cities across the country have dealt another blow to small...

China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO

Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to...

Polls start closing as voters navigate protests, coronavirus

Polls began to close Tuesday night as voters navigated curfews and health concerns in a slate of primary contests...

Afghan official: Kabul mosque bombed, 2 dead, 2 wounded

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb exploded inside a mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday killing...

Pompeo hits China over Tiananmen as US faces civil unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday marked this week's anniversary of China's...

Trump questions render Trudeau speechless for 21 seconds

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that Canadians are watching...

McMenamins
By The Skanner News
DeCharlene Williams, the President of the Seattle Central Area Chamber of Commerce rides on a classic car in the annual Seattle Juneteenth Parade, Saturday June 12th on E. Yesler Way. The parade was part of the annual three day Juneteenth Celebration on Pratt Park.

Throughout the day on Saturday, June 19, there will be ways to celebrate. The annual Portland Juneteenth celebration, with Freedom Parade will be held at 11 a.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and festival at Alberta and Sumner Streets. Rep. Lew Frederick serves as Grand Marshall. At 1 p.m. Mayor Sam Adams will introduce new Portland Police Chief Mike Reese. Also appearing, Miss Black Oregon Sable Scott, and Multnomah County Commission candidate Loretta Smith. A gospel concert will be at 6 p.m.

Before the parade, A day of service will be held at Roosevelt High School. Over 500 volunteers will be coming and more are needed. This needs to be a sustainable event with the Roosevelt community being involved. The all day event starting at 9 a.m. Roosevelt High School.
Also at Portland State University, the DAY OF THE AFRICAN CHILD 2010 celebrates cultural diversity, which supports progress toward health & the education of African children. Music, dance, story telling, drums and more. Free event goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PSU Park Blocks alongside PSU Farmer's Market.

 


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