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NORTHWEST NEWS

Eugene Woman Attacked With Acid for Third Time Since March

A Eugene, Oregon, woman who had acid thrown on her while walking her dog in March has been the target of two additional acid attacks at her home

Minimum Wage Increase Initiative Qualifies in WA City

An initiative to increase the minimum hourly wage in Tukwila, Washington, by more than has qualified for the November ballot.

Sydney McLaughlin Does It Again, Breaks Own World Record

When asked how she was going to celebrated afterward, McLaughlin joked: “Eating some real food besides vegetables. Like a cheeseburger or something, some pancakes.”

Inslee Seeks Abortion Rights Amendment to State Constitution

Gov. Jay Inslee will push for a state constitutional amendment to protect abortion rights within the state, and laws that make it difficult for other states to investigate whether their own residents have visited Washington for abortion care.

NEWS BRIEFS

KGW and TEGNA Foundation Award $40k in Community Grants to Aid Four Oregon Nonprofit Organizations

Among the grant recipients are Urban Nature Partners PDX, Self Enhancement, Inc (SEI), Portland YouthBuilders (PYB), and p:ear. ...

Hawthorne, Morrison Bridges Will Close to Motorized Vehicles for July 4 Fireworks Show

The bridges will remain open for bicyclists and pedestrians. ...

Increased Emergency Snap Benefits Continue in July

Approximately 422,000 households will receive an estimated million in extra food benefits ...

Opacity of Performance: Takahiro Yamamoto Opens at PAM

The Portland Art Museum marks a return to live art inside its galleries with a dance installation by Takahiro Yamamoto, the museum’s...

Portland's First Black Book Festival Launches on Juneteenth Weekend

She’s bringing together the community through books! ...

80 people in Oregon’s federal prison go on hunger strike

SHERIDAN, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s federal public defender says dozens of people inside the state’s only federal prison have been on a hunger strike protesting conditions inside the facility. “We heard last week that some incarcerated people had started a hunger strike, and the...

Sept. 11 families plan protest as LIV tees off in Oregon

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) — LIV Golf’s first U.S. event was set to begin Thursday, with a group of survivors and families who lost loved ones in the Sept. 11 terror attacks planning to gather at a nearby park to speak out against the Saudi Arabia-funded tour. Brett Eagleson was 15...

OPINION

Justice Clarence Thomas and the Conservative Supreme Court Have Fanned the Flames of Racism in America

Former President Donald Trump’s Make America Great Again cry proved an easy between-the-lines moniker, but even that stood as a dog whistle – until now. ...

Portland Will Be Center of the Golf Universe as $25 Million Event Debuts in the Rose City

The last time Oregon hosted a PGA Tour event was the Portland Invitational Open back in 1966. ...

Quenn Tiye’s Kitchen

Centuries of indoctrination have ingrained into the minds of white and Black Americans that any aspect of Africanness is negative. ...

The Plan for Transforming Public Safety and Policing in the U.S.

Rising crime leaves communities feeling unsafe, however, police violence and killings of unarmed civilians demonstrate that pouring more money into more-of-the-same policing is not the answer. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Jackson sworn in, becomes 1st Black woman on Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in to the Supreme Court on Thursday, shattering a glass ceiling as the first Black woman on the nation’s highest court. The 51-year-old Jackson is the court’s 116th justice, and she took the place of the justice she once worked...

Lewis Hamilton pushes back against 'old voices' over racism

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton said Thursday that Formula One should ignore “old voices” and reject racism as it focuses on becoming more inclusive, even as reigning world champion Max Verstappen said his “father-in-law” should not be banned from the F1 paddock. ...

Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in to Supreme Court, becomes first Black woman on nation's highest court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in to Supreme Court, becomes first Black woman on nation's highest court....

ENTERTAINMENT

Marc Jacobs finds his Nietzsche at the NY Public Library

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not every designer who can pull off framing a fashion show around a quote from Nietzsche. But Marc Jacobs has always had an outsized flair for drama. “We have art in order not to die of the truth,” the German philosopher once said, a line that Jacobs chose...

US newspapers continuing to die at rate of 2 each week

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite a growing recognition of the problem, the United States continues to see newspapers die at the rate of two per week, according to a report issued Wednesday on the state of local news. Areas of the country that find themselves without a reliable source of...

DeBose, Kotsur, Eilish among 397 invited to film Academy

Recent Oscar winners Ariana DeBose, Troy Kotsur and Billie Eilish are among the 397 individuals who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The organization that puts on the Oscars said Tuesday that 44 percent of the 2022 class identifies as women,...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Resilience Story: A bullet, a wheelchair, then perseverance

CHICAGO (AP) — There is a large photo of Jonathan Annicks on a wall at the rehab hospital where he was once a...

Russian forces leave Snake Island, keep up eastern assault

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces withdrew from a strategic Black Sea island Thursday, potentially easing...

Big cats in urban jungle: LA mountain lions, Mumbai leopards

Los Angeles and Mumbai, India, share many superlatives as pinnacles of cinema, fashion, and traffic congestion....

European court bumps youths' climate case to top-tier panel

BERLIN (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights said Thursday that a complaint against 33 countries filed by...

WHO: COVID-19 cases rising nearly everywhere in the world

GENEVA (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases rose by 18% in the last week, with more than 4.1 million cases...

France's Macron urges world leaders to better protect oceans

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron urged other world leaders Thursday to better protect...

Lisa Loving of The Skanner News

A Facebook page built in memory of 18-year-old Walter Dines, who drowned Tuesday afternoon in the Clackamas River, has already drawn more than 240 members.

Donations toward his funeral expenses are being collected at branches of the Wells Fargo Bank; services are to be held in his hometown in Maryland.
News reports indicate Dines, a straight-A student and star athlete who graduated from Glen Burnie High School in Maryland two weeks ago and was headed to college, was dragged under water by a fast-moving river current as he tried to swim across the Clackamas with two friends.
Rescue officials said Wednesday the water was 48 degrees. Dines drowned within sight of rescue workers who had been stationed at the spot to guard against accidents.
"AMR and especially members of AMR's River Rescue Team are saddened by the tragic drowning incident today at High Rocks Park on the Clackamas River," said Lucie Drum of Multnomah County Emergency Services, in a statement. "Despite the best efforts of three AMR River Rescue Technicians, the treacherous water conditions of the river swept the victim downstream, below the surface, and out of reach of our diving capabilities."
Drum said the rescue workers saw that Dines was in trouble almost immediately, but that he was pulled too deep into the water for the divers to recover him in time; she said the lifeguards made more than 100 dives trying to find him.
Dines body was found later Tuesday night in 24 feet of water.
"We grieve along with the family and friends of the victim in this time of loss," Drum said.
USA Swimming, the national governing body for competitive swimming, reported in its 2010 annual diversity study that the African American community continues to lead all others in the numbers of people who cannot swim or cannot swim well.
The organization's 2010 research, released May 26, followed up on a massive survey conducted on 2008 measuring urban households' access to swimming facilities, their likelihood to seek out swimming lessons, and parents' attitudes about swimming as a sport.
The organization leads a national effort to target urban youth for free swimming programs as an important tool to reduce racial disparities in deaths from drowning.
"Results from both studies show that swimming ability levels are low while drowning rates remain high for minority populations," says Dr. Carol Irwin of the University of Memphis.

Read more about the study here

Jan. 6 Committe Hearings - Day 6

A suprise hearing with newly discovered evidence will be held Tuesday, June 28 at 9:45 a.m. PT (12:45 p.m. ET).

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