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NORTHWEST NEWS

Timeline of Oregon County's Ballot Tally Remains Uncertain

Three weeks after Oregon’s third-largest county learned that a majority of their ballots were unreadable by vote-counting machines, state officials have yet to receive a plan detailing how they will meet their deadline

Salinas, Erickson, Win Primaries in New Oregon 6th District

Salinas, who has maintained her lead as more ballots have been counted from Tuesday's primary, would be Oregon’s first Hispanic congresswoman

As Registration Opens Portland Parks Needs Staff for Summer Programs

Indoor and outdoor pools will open with jobs and free training available for swimmers

State Representative Janelle Bynum Calls for Legislative Inquiry into Clackamas County Election Debacle

Bynum says Elections Clerk Sherry Hall must answer questions and deliver a clear plan along with assurances the count will be fair

NEWS BRIEFS

Black Domain Exhibit Opens June 2

Through portraits of Black Portlanders in their homes, at work, in creativity, and at worship, the exhibit captures places of...

Oregon Warns Recipients of Food Boxes About Recall of Jif Peanut Butter

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is warning the people of Oregon to be on the lookout for Jif brand peanut butter that may be...

Donor Giving Group at Oregon Community Foundation Surpasses $500K in Investment in Climate Action Work

'Climate Change & Healthy Habitats’ will support 16 Climate Action/Environmental Justice Groups with 6,500 in new...

Building Cultural Bridges

PassinArt: A Theatre Company, celebrated its 40th anniversary with a gala Saturday night, May 14, at Colwood Golf Center. ...

Oregon ballot fiasco spotlights clerk's troubled 20-year run

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — Voters in an Oregon county where a ballot-printing error has delayed primary results for nearly two weeks have elected the same county clerk five times in the past 20 years despite missteps that impacted two previous elections and cost taxpayers at least 0,000. ...

Deputy shoots, kills man saying he "engaged" deputy

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — A Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputy shot and killed a man south of Roseburg on Wednesday, Oregon State Police said. Deputies went to a residence in Myrtle Creek at about 8 a.m. Wednesday to investigate a domestic violence complaint, The World...

OPINION

OP-ED: America the Beautiful — Community Project Funding

Achieving the vision of “America the Beautiful” means ensuring that from “sea to shining sea,” we do the things that are necessary to make America’s greatness accessible and affordable to all our communities ...

The Rotting of America

America is a nation in decline that is drowning in violence, hate, poverty, selfishness, and indifference. ...

Racist ‘Replacement’ Rhetoric is Deadly and Republicans Must Stop Using It

This is playing with fire. And if it continues, we will all get burned, again and again. ...

Costly Auto Repairs Driving Consumers Into a Financial Ditch

Research documents new, growing form of predatory lending ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Baby formula shortage highlights racial disparities

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Capri Isidoro broke down in tears in the office of a lactation consultant. The mother of two had been struggling to breastfeed her 1-month-old daughter ever since she was born, when the hospital gave the baby formula first without consulting her on her desire to...

Senate GOP blocks domestic terrorism bill, gun policy debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats’ first attempt at responding to the back-to-back mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, failed in the Senate as Republicans blocked a domestic terrorism bill that would have opened debate on difficult questions surrounding hate crimes and gun...

Racism in the ranks: Dutch police film spurs conversation

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A documentary about discrimination within the ranks of Dutch police has sparked a national conversation in the Netherlands about racism, with many officers and others hoping it will finally bring about change. “The Blue Family,” or “De Blauwe...

ENTERTAINMENT

Meghan pays respect to Texas school shooting victims

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, made a visit to a memorial site for the victims involved in the deadly elementary school shooting in Texas. Meghan placed white flowers tied with a purple ribbon at a memorial outside the Uvalde County Courthouse on Thursday. She...

Aguilera, Hanks, De Niro and more light up Cannes amfAR gala

ANTIBES, France (AP) — Robert De Niro was the honored guest at the 28th annual amfAR Gala Cannes, where one lucky guest won an auction to have lunch with the actor and a piece of his family history. One of the most anticipated events of the Cannes Film Festival, over 800 guests...

Adapting Denis Johnson, Claire Denis debuts 'Stars at Noon'

CANNES, France (AP) — Just days removed from finishing her latest film and hours after arriving in Cannes, Claire Denis sat down in a poolside hotel restaurant and warmly pronounced herself “a mess.” Denis’ latest, the Denis Johnson adaptation “Stars at Noon,” has been...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

China's Pacific plan seen as regional strategic game-changer

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When China signed a security pact with the Solomon Islands in April it raised...

3 more funerals for Buffalo victims in week of goodbyes

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A mother and sister known for baking decadent pastries. A restaurant worker buying his...

Stars and royalty watch ABBA's return in digital stage show

LONDON (AP) — “ABBA Voyage” is certainly a trip. Four decades after the Swedish pop supergroup...

Russia slams sanctions, seeks to blame West for food crisis

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Moscow pressed the West on Thursday to lift sanctions against Russia over the war in...

Davos ends with Germany pushing global work on climate, war

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz expressed hopes Thursday for global cooperation on...

Iraqi lawmakers pass bill criminalizing any ties with Israel

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill criminalizing normalization of ties and any relations,...

Don Babwin and Michael Tarm the Associated Press

CHICAGO — A lawyer for Rod Blagojevich clashed with the judge in the former Illinois governor's corruption trial over what he could say in his closing arguments, pledging Monday that he was ready to go to jail for contempt if the judge did not change his mind.
Judge James B. Zagel sent the jury home for the day after Blagojevich's attorney Sam Adam Jr. complained the judge was gutting his closing arguments by not allowing the defense to mention witnesses that prosecutors did not call.
Prosecutors had mentioned some of those witnesses, including convicted fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko, in their closing argument, and Adam argued the defense should be able to do the same.
"Your honor, I have a man here that is fighting for his life," Adam said, turning red and raising his hands.
Zagel responded: "You will follow that order because if you don't follow that order you will be in contempt of court."
"I'm willing to go to jail on this," Adam shot back.
Zagel said he was giving Adam the night to rework his closing arguments, given his "profound misunderstanding of legal rules." He said another defense attorney could be designated to give the closing if Adam couldn't follow the rules.
The prosecution had wrapped up its closing arguments earlier, as did an attorney for Blagojevich's brother, Robert Blagojevich.
Both men have pleaded not guilty to an alleged scheme to sell the Senate seat that Barack Obama gave up when he was elected president, and to plotting to illegally pressure people for campaign contributions.

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