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Governor Kate Brown Sets Vaccination Targets for Oregon to Reopen

Most statewide coronavirus related restrictions will be lifted when 70% of Oregon's residents who are 16 years and older receive the first COVID-19 vaccine dose. In addition, counties will be eligible to move into the “lower risk” category when 65% of the area's eligible population is vaccinated.

Reductions at Center for Women’s Leadership Mean No Advisory Board

Citing budget cuts and fundraising shortfalls due to the pandemic, PSU and the center’s board chair announce the illustrious board will be dissolved this summer.

Inslee OKs Bill Curbing Debt-Based License Suspensions

An estimated 46,000 people have their licenses suspended annually because they fail to pay court-imposed fines for noncriminal moving violations as minor as neglecting to use a turn signal.

Drug Overdoses Skyrocket in Washington State Amid COVID

The Seattle Times reported that fatal drug overdoses increased more than 30% last year compared to 2019, according to the data, an increase more than twice as large as any other year in the past decade.

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Portland Audubon Hosts ‘Nature Night, Centering Justice and Identity’ Virtual Event

The discussion to be held on June 1, focuses on building inclusive scientific communities for our shared future ...

Gov. Inslee Signs Agriculture Worker Overtime Bill

Senate Bill 5172 creates a phased-in path toward full overtime pay for agricultural workers by 2024. For 2022, they ensure overtime...

PCC Art Student Exhibition Showcases Pandemic-Era Resilience

The exhibition opens on Monday, May 17 and runs through June 4 and includes a salon-style virtual showcase of two- and...

Oregon Lawmakers Extend Grace Period for Past-Due Rent

Currently, tenants have until July, but under Senate Bill 282 tenants will have until Feb. 28, 2022. ...

Billboard Campaign Connects Black-on-Black Gun Violence to White Supremacy

Community-based organizations respond to the underlying issues that are feeding into this public health crisis: White supremacy ...

Gov. Brown decides against closing minimum security prison

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A minimum security state prison in southern Oregon that was slated to close in 2022 will remain open. Gov. Kate Brown told the Lake County Prison Committee this week that the Warner Creek Correctional Facility will stay open through the rest of her...

Appeals court overturns conviction in killing of woman

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has overturned the 2017 murder conviction of a teen who fatally stabbed a woman as she hung flyers near an apartment complex. The court overturned the conviction of Jaime Tinoco-Camarena on Wednesday, concluding that...

OPINION

OP-ED: The Supreme Court Can Protect Black Lives by Ending Qualified Immunity

The three officers responsible for the murder of Breonna Taylor are not the first to walk free after killing an unarmed Black person, and unfortunately, especially if things continue as they are, they will not be the last. ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trade Arron Rodgers

Give Aaron Rodgers a break, Green Bay. Just like Bart Starr & Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers has been a Hall of Fame quarterback for the Packers for 16 years. ...

Editorial From the Publisher - Council: Police Reform Needed Now

Through years of ceaseless protest, activists have tried to hold Portland Police to account. ...

After the Verdicts

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum shares her thoughts after the verdicts ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Colleges pushed anew for reparations for slavery, racism

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For Brown University students, the Ivy League college's next step in its yearslong quest to atone for its legacy of slavery is clear: Pay up. Nearly two decades after the Providence, Rhode Island, institution launched its much-lauded reckoning,...

Jewish group condemns 'pure antisemitism' in German protests

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's leading Jewish group on Thursday sharply condemned protests in front of a synagogue in the western city of Gelsenkirchen as “pure antisemitism.” Several other German cities including Berlin, Hamburg and Hannover have seen anti-Israeli protests over...

Justices consider hearing a case on 'most offensive word'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Collier says that during the seven years he worked as an operating room aide at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, white nurses called him and other Black employees “boy." Management ignored two large swastikas painted on a storage room wall. And for six months, he...

ENTERTAINMENT

Phylicia Rashad to lead Howard College of Fine Arts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Famed actor Phylicia Rashad is returning to her alma mater as the new dean of the Howard University College of Fine Arts. The longtime performer and Tony Award winner, who role to cultural prominence as Clair Huxtable on “The Cosby Show,” graduated magna...

Review: Angelina Jolie leads tense ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’

It would be an understatement to say that Angelina Jolie is put through the wringer in writer-director Taylor Sheridan’s new film “ Those Who Wish Me Dead.” In just 100 minutes, she is beaten and bruised by nature, men and even some of her own choices — like a crazy...

Ellen DeGeneres to end long-running TV talk show next year

NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres is calling time on her long-running talk show. The daytime host, who has seen a ratings hit after allegations of running a toxic workplace, has decided that the upcoming 19th season will be the last, ending in 2022. It coincides with the end of...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Judge weighing relevance of Ahmaud Arbery's mental health

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge will continue hearing legal motions Thursday in the murder case of three...

Justices consider hearing a case on 'most offensive word'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Collier says that during the seven years he worked as an operating room aide at...

Colleges pushed anew for reparations for slavery, racism

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For Brown University students, the Ivy League college's next step in its yearslong quest...

Frustration in Japan as leader pushes Olympics despite virus

TOKYO (AP) — A full-page newspaper ad says Japanese will be "killed by politics" because the government is...

West and rights groups accuse China of massive Uyghur crimes

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Human rights groups and Western nations led by the United States, Britain and Germany...

Myanmar military court gives DVB reporter 3 years in prison

BANGKOK (AP) — A 51-year-old reporter for a now-banned online and broadcast news agency in Myanmar was sentenced...

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By The Skanner News

Election season is nearly here and that means citizens will be asked to approve a number of measures. Up for public vote is a combined measure to increase punishments for sex offenders and drunk drivers, an expansion of home loans for veterans, the establishment of a regulated purchasing system for medical marijuana and the creation of a casino in Multnomah County, among others.
Here is a list of all approved measures, with the names of those people who sponsored them:

• Measure 70: Amends Constitution: Expands availability of home ownership loans for Oregon veterans through Oregon War Veterans' Fund. Referred by the state legislature.

• Measure 71: Amends Constitution: Requires legislature to meet annually; limits length of legislative sessions; provides exceptions. Referred by the state legislature

• Measure 72: Amends Constitution: Authorizes exception to $50,000 state borrowing limit for state's real and personal property projects. Referred by the state legislature.

• Measure 73: Requires increased minimum sentences for certain repeated sex crimes, incarceration for repeated driving under influence. Sponsored by James Thompson, Kevin Mannix, and Glenn Pelikan.

• Measure 74: Establishes medical marijuana supply system and assistance and research programs; allows limited selling of marijuana. Sponsored by Anthony Johnson, Alice J. Ivany, and James L. Klahr.

• Measure 75: Authorizes Multnomah County casino; casino to contribute monthly revenue percentage to state for specified purposes. Sponsored by Matthew K. Rossman and Bruce Studer.

• Measure 76: Amends Constitution: Continues lottery funding for parks, beaches, wildlife habitat, watershed protection beyond 2014; modifies funding process. Sponsored by William Thorndike, Jr., Mary Susan Pape, and Brian Booth.

 


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