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NORTHWEST NEWS

Automatic Recount Initiated for the Gresham Mayoral Contest

Gresham mayoral race currently falls within margin for automatic recount, House District 52 race does not

Portland’s Black Business Owners Struggle to Find Relief

Targeted funding could address disparities in federal aid.

California, Oregon, Washington Issue Virus Travel Advisories

Governors urge people entering their states or returning from outside the states to self-quarantine 

Democrats Won't Reach 2/3rd Supermajority in Legislature

Oregon’s Democratic lawmakers will fall short of winning enough state legislative seats to prevent Republicans from staging walkouts

NEWS BRIEFS

D’artagnan Bernard Caliman Named Meyer Memorial Trust’s New Director of Justice Oregon for Black Lives

Raised in NE Portland's Historic Albina, Caliman is currently the executive director at Building Changes in Seattle ...

Oregon Safeway and Albertsons Shoppers Register Support for Schools and Hunger

$450,000 in emergency grant funding is supporting 159 local schools ...

Oregon Employment Department Begins Issuing 'Waiting Week' Benefits

246,300 Oregonians to receive a combined total of $176 million in benefits in the initial payment run ...

Officials Suggest a Visit to Oregonhealthcare.gov This Thanksgiving Holiday

As gatherings go virtual, families and friends can help each other access health insurance ...

Meyer Memorial Trust Awards $21 Million for Equitable Work in Oregon

The 150 grants will support organizations that work with and grow communities that have long experienced disparities. ...

Prison guard pleads guilty to drug smuggling, sex misconduct

WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — A former officer at the Coffee Creek Corrections Facility will spend time in prison after pleading guilty to drug and sex charges while on duty in 2019, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oregon. Richard Alberts II, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy...

Thanksgiving could make or break US coronavirus response

In Pennsylvania, if you’re having friends over to socialize, you’re supposed to wear a mask — and so are your friends. That’s the rule, but Barb Chestnut has no intention of following it.“No one is going to tell me what I can or not do in my own home,” said...

Missouri, Bazelak start fast to beat South Carolina 17-10

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz was proud his team wouldn't let the obstacles they've faced this season keep them from success. And he happily congratulated them, COVID-19 worries and all, after the Tigers' 17-10 victory over South Carolina on Saturday night. “Can...

Missouri's Drinkwitz seeking more success vs South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz has some good memories of playing at South Carolina. He hopes to make a few more this week. It was a year ago that Drinkwitz, then the coach at Appalachian State, brought the highly overmatched Mountaineers into Williams-Brice Stadium in...

OPINION

Thanksgiving 2020: Grateful for New Hope and New Direction in Our Nation

This hasn’t been a normal year, and it isn’t going to be a normal Thanksgiving. ...

No Time to Rest

After four years under a Trump administration, we see there is a lot of work to be done. ...

Could America Learn a COVID-19 Lesson from Rwanda?

As of October 28, in a country of just over twelve million people, they have experienced only 35 deaths from the coronavirus ...

Trump’s Game

Trump’s strategy is clear: maintain control of the Republican Party as the Trump Party, install “acting” officials who will not cooperate with the Biden transition team ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Bruce Boynton, who inspired 1961 Freedom Rides, dies at 83

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Bruce Carver Boynton, a civil rights pioneer from Alabama who inspired the landmark “Freedom Rides" of 1961, has died. He was 83.Former Alabama state Sen. Hank Sanders, a friend of Boynton’s, confirmed his passing Friday.Boynton was arrested 60 years ago for...

New York City's first Black mayor, David Dinkins, dies at 93

NEW YORK (AP) — David Dinkins, who broke barriers as New York City’s first African American mayor but was doomed to a single term by a soaring murder rate, stubborn unemployment and his mishandling of a riot in Brooklyn, has died. He was 93.Dinkins' death Monday was confirmed by his...

Helen LaFrance, who painted rural memories, dies at 101

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A prominent Black Kentucky artist whose painted memories of rural life in Kentucky are featured in U.S. and European museums and in the collections of well-known personalities including Oprah Winfrey, has died. Helen LaFrance was 101 years old.LaFrance died in Mayfield...

ENTERTAINMENT

John Boyega isn't going to 'take the money and shush'

NEW YORK (AP) — John Boyega is only 28, but being a professional actor of 10 years and a veteran of three “Star Wars” films has given him insight into what it’s like for a young performer breaking into Hollywood. "I always tell young actors who are getting into it,...

Review: A maximalist family romp in ‘The Croods: A New Age”

Remember “The Croods”? It’s understandable if the answer is a “sure, kinda?” The 2013 animated film about a cave family in a fictional prehistoric era featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and Cloris Leachman was pretty enjoyable, made a...

BTS, Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa react to Grammy noms

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reactions from some of the nominees for the 63rd Grammy Awards: “What??? Who me? Oh my God.” — Megan Thee Stallion, during a livestream after the Recording Academy president and CEO Harvey Mason Jr. told the Houston-based rapper about her...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Mysterious shiny monolith found in otherworldly Utah desert

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Deep in the Mars-like landscape of Utah's red-rock desert lies a mystery: A gleaming...

VIRUS TODAY: Holiday party defiance, mask wearing in 2021

Here's what's happening Tuesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: — The promising advances with...

Texts: US census manager told counters to use fake answers

The texts from an Alabama census supervisor had an urgent tone. “THIS JUST IN ...," one of them began. It...

EU, other donors step up with funds to help Afghanistan

GENEVA (AP) — The European Union, the United States and other donors on Tuesday pledged billions in new...

The Latest: Russia says vaccine candidate effective, cheaper

MOSCOW — Russia has released new results claiming its experimental coronavirus vaccine is highly effective...

Paris police under fire for forcing migrants from tent camp

PARIS (AP) — France’s interior minister ordered an internal police investigation Tuesday after...

MLK Breakfast 2021 Save the Date
Lisa Loving of The Skanner News

County law enforcement Tuesday afternoon announced the reward for tips leading to the return of seven-year-old Kyron Horman will be doubled to $50,000 thanks to the contribution of an anonymous donor.
The little boy, whose disappearance from his school June 4 has led the entire state and thousands of supporters around the world on an emotional rollercoaster, is thought to be the only child missing and presumed the victim of criminal activity in the state.
County Sheriff's Captain Monte Reiser, Assistant Chief Tim Moore, and Horman's biological mother Desiree Young spent a scant few minutes at a press conference Tuesday afternoon responding to media questions submitted via email over the past two weeks.
However they took no new questions, and announced at the start that no specific queries about the criminal investigation into the child's whereabouts would be answered.
All three appeared to imply they believe the child is still alive, and begged members of the public to keep looking out for him and phoning in tips to the Kyron Horman hotline, 503-261-2847. Anyone who believes they have seen him is urged to dial 911.
Young said the family believes that whomever "has" Kyron, "their goals remain the same as ours, and we remain confident they will bring him home soon."
Weeping, Young closed the press conference with the words, "We love you Kyron -- never give up hope."
No one at the press conference mentioned Kyron's stepmother, Terri Moulton Horman, who was kicked out of the family home and is currently going through divorce proceedings by Kyron's biological father, Kaine.
The father reportedly broke up the family after learning from sheriffs investigators that Moulton Horman had tried to pay her new lover to kill him.
Law enforcement is not speaking publicly about Moulton Horman's role in the disappearance, but she was apparently the last person to see the boy and one of her friends testified about her activities yesterday before a Multnomah County Grand Jury.
Reiser and Moore said at the press conference that it is important for the public to keep Kyron's picture at the forefront and remain vigilant for any breaks in the case.
Today's press conference was likely a disappointment for the many Kyron watchers seeking details on exactly what law enforcement is doing to find him. The officials said they continue to record tips from the tipline, conduct physical searches and administer polygraph tests to individuals of interest, but no suspect names were revealed.
Moore said county investigators have logged 11,000 hours following up on some 3,500 tips in what amounts to the largest search effort ever in Oregon history.
He said although Multnomah County Commissioners' move to allocate more funds for the search effort was greatly appreciated, county law enforcement had decided not to ask for additional funding.
He said a detailed expense report on the search effort would be made available in October.

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