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NORTHWEST NEWS

'A World of Hurt': 39 States to Investigate JUUL's Marketing

Oregon is one of five states leading a bipartisan coalition looking into JUUL’s targeting of youth vaping

US Appeals Court Upholds Trump Rules Involving Abortions

The 7-4 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned decisions issued by judges in Washington, Oregon and California

Jeremy Christian Guilty of Killing 2 Who Tried to Stop His Slurs on Max

Today jurors found Christian guilty of the May 26, 2017 stabbing deaths of Taliesin Namkai-Meche and Ricky Best

States Step Up Funding for Planned Parenthood Clinics

A spokesman for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon said the agency has been "working closely with state officials to create critical backstops and protect access to care for all Oregonians who need it, regardless of federal action on Title X"

NEWS BRIEFS

State and Federal Agencies Aid Sunken Tugboat in Columbia River

Divers plugged fuel vents this afternoon and the vessel is not actively leaking ...

Multnomah County Promotes Voter Education Project

Multnomah County is partnering with National Association of Secretary of States (NASS) to promote #TRUSTEDINFO2020 ...

New Travel Ban Takes Effect, National Groups Respond

The expansion of the Muslim ban targets more Black immigrants ...

Harris, Booker Applaud House For Announcing Vote on Anti-Lynching Legislation

After passing the House, the bill will head to the president’s desk to be signed into law ...

Laugh Yourself Clean Recovery Comedy Show to be Held March 20 in Portland

Featuring Pacific Northwest comedians, the show will be held at the Clinton Street Theater ...

2 get prison for shooting of 9-year-old and his mother

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two men were sentenced Tuesday in connection with a 2017 shooting that wounded a sleeping 9-year-old boy and his mother in their Gresham home.The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said Rashad Banks and Nakiem Brown, both 26, will got to prison for the...

Body of man who died after Mt. Hood fall recovered

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) — The body of a man who fell and was found at about at 9,400 feet (2,865 meters) on Mount Hood has been recovered, authorities said.The person who climbs with Portland Mountain Rescue called 911 at 12:12 p.m. Tuesday to report finding the man, the Clackamas County...

OPINION

Black America is Facing a Housing Crisis

As the cost of housing soars the homeless population jumps 12 percent, the number of people renting grows and homeownership falls ...

Trump Expands Muslim Ban to Target Africans

Under the new ban on countries, four out of five people who will be excluded are Africans ...

Martin Luther King Day is an Opportunity for Service

Find out where you can volunteer and make a difference to the community ...

Looking to 2020 — Put Your Vote to WORK!

Ronald Reagan, who turned his back on organized labor and started America’s middle-class into a tailspin, has recently been voted by this administration’s NLRB into the Labor Hall of Fame ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Phoenix Council votes 5-4 for civilian oversight of police

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix City Council members Tuesday voted 5-4 to approve a citizen review board with the power to investigate police after a raucous meeting that stretched five hours into the evening.The council has been examining different proposals for policing the police after the Phoenix...

The Latest: Biden vows to put black woman on Supreme Court

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local): 10:05 p.m.Former Vice President Joe Biden is committing to putting the first black woman on the U.S. Supreme Court.Biden said during Tuesday night's presidential debate in Charleston, South Carolina,...

Review: An unlikely friendship is at the heart of 'Burden'

It was only a matter of time before Hollywood came calling to adapt the real-life events surrounding a museum in South Carolina that celebrated the Ku Klux Klan.The museum opened in the mid-1990s, prompting protests. One of the Klansmen eventually had a change of heart and hands the deed to the...

ENTERTAINMENT

Review: A wild spin on the Peter Pan myth in ‘Wendy’

A Peter Pan story told from Wendy’s perspective sounds either too precious to be true or ripe for a skewering. But in the hands of the filmmakers behind “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Wendy” resides — ever so delicately — in the space between. It is...

Next for Weinstein: Sentencing, appeal and another rape case

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after a jury branded Harvey Weinstein a convicted rapist, the former film producer remained at a New York City hospital on Tuesday, his new life as an inmate interrupted by concerns about high blood pressure and heart palpitations.Lawyers for the 67-year-old Weinstein...

Review: An unlikely friendship is at the heart of 'Burden'

It was only a matter of time before Hollywood came calling to adapt the real-life events surrounding a museum in South Carolina that celebrated the Ku Klux Klan.The museum opened in the mid-1990s, prompting protests. One of the Klansmen eventually had a change of heart and hands the deed to the...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Placido Domingo apology prompts new accuser to step forward

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The words "I am truly sorry" have not been uttered often in the #MeToo era. So when...

Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down in surprise announcement

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney CEO Bob Iger, who steered the company's absorption of Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel and...

Church shooter Dylann Roof staged death row hunger strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — White supremacist mass murderer Dylann Roof staged a hunger strike this month while on...

Vietnam dissident Buddhist monk Thich Quang Do dies at 91

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Thich Quang Do, a Buddhist monk who became the public face of religious dissent in...

Officials: German man drove into Carnival crowd 'to kill'

BERLIN (AP) — A German man who drove his car into a crowd celebrating Carnival, injuring dozens of people...

Greece: Clashes on islands over new migrant camps

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Riot police and residents clashed for several hours on the Greek islands of Lesbos...

McMenamins
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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