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NORTHWEST NEWS

Sharon Gary-Smith Elected New President of NAACP-Portland

New leadership team seeks to set different tone. 

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 

NEWS BRIEFS

Extended Benefits Reduced Based on Oregon’s Falling Unemployment Rate

Benefits will be reduced from up to 20 weeks of benefits to up to 13 weeks, beginning Dec. 13, 2020 ...

Judge Rejects Challenge to Oregon's 2-week Virus Rules

Groups representing Oregon foodservice and lodging businesses had asked the judge to modify the governor’s order ...

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 ...

Correction: Virus Outbreak-Oregon story

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In a story November 25, 2020, about coronavirus, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Oregon has a total of 146 adult ICU beds. The total number of staffed ICU beds is 702, and 146 were available on Nov. 25, according to the Oregon Health Authority,...

Portland police arrest 3 following vandalism to businesses

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland arrested three people early Thursday following damage to at least 10 businesses.Police say they responded to reports of a group of people smashing windows and spray-painting graffiti on buildings.Businesses sustaining damage include banks, an auto...

No. 22 Auburn has chance to spoil No. 1 Tide's season again

Here are things to watch in Week 10 in the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 22 Auburn at No. 1 Alabama. There’s one sure way to make Auburn fans move past lingering bad memories of the Tigers’ unexpected 30-22 loss at South Carolina on Oct. 17 — spoiling top-ranked...

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...

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

Books by bike: Sri Lankan man runs mobile library for kids

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — During his leisure time, Mahinda Dasanayaka packs his motorbike with books and rides his mobile library — across mostly muddy roads running through tea-growing mountain areas — to underprivileged children in backward rural parts of Sri Lanka.Having...

Sadiq al-Mahdi, Sudan former prime minister, dies of virus

CAIRO (AP) — Sadiq al-Mahdi, Sudan’s last democratically elected prime minister and leader of the country's largest political party, died of COVID-19 Thursday in a hospital in the United Arab Emirates, his party said. He was 84.Al-Mahdi was taken to Abu Dhabi for treatment in early...

Dutch populist Baudet suggests splitting party he created

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Less than four months before the general election, a rising force in Dutch populism is in turmoil and looks to be careering toward an acrimonious breakup amid accusations of extreme right and anti-Semitic sympathies among some members of its youth wing. After...

ENTERTAINMENT

A 'Black Parade' Grammys: Beyoncé leads with 9 nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé is bringing her Black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine.Beyoncé picked up song and record of the year bids with “Black Parade,”...

Review: Melissa McCarthy in 'Superintelligence'

It's a demonstrably difficult task to find a comic screen partner worthy of standing opposite Melissa McCarthy, so you have to appreciate “Superintelligence" for throwing in the towel.In it, McCarthy plays Carol Peters, a former Yahoo executive who's chosen, purely for her extreme...

Kaley Cuoco judged a book by its cover for her new TV series

NEW YORK (AP) — Kaley Cuoco knew she wanted to turn Chris Bohjalian’s best-selling novel “The Flight Attendant’ into a TV series when the book caught her eye online.“The cover of the book is a blonde woman. It just kind of looks like me,” she recalled in a...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Paris police suspended over beating of Black man

PARIS (AP) — A Black man beaten up by several French police officers said he is seeking justice after the...

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade takes flight in virus times

NEW YORK (AP) — The balloons were in the sky and the marching bands took to the streets for the annual...

AP Interview: Mahuta hits refresh on New Zealand diplomacy

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Diplomats like to remain neutral but Nanaia Mahuta let the veil slip a...

AP PHOTOS: In Italy's Formula 1 city Monza, ambulances race

MONZA, Italy (AP) — This Italian city north of Milan is best known for its Formula 1 racetrack. But in...

Thailand approved transfer of 3 Iranians as Australian freed

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand said Thursday it transferred three Iranians involved in a botched 2012 bomb plot...

Asia Today: South Korea cases stay above 500 for 2nd day

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s daily virus tally hovered above 500 for the second straight...

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The Skanner News

The search for missing Portland boy, Kyron Horman, took a new turn last weekend. Searchers spent hours combing through undergrowth in the Skyline Boulevard area, but reported no immediate success. The Skanner News Video

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