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NORTHWEST NEWS

Black Leaders Respond to City Council Compromise on Gun Violence Prevention

Nearly million will fund community-centered approaches to uptick in shootings.

Portland Police Declares Riot After Vigil for Daunte Wright

Police said they issued verbal warnings to the crowd but around 10:30 p.m. police declared the gathering as a riot and bull-rushed protestors, knocking them to the ground and macing them, news outlets reported.

Portland Leaders To Re-Establish Anti-Gun Violence Unit

Mayor Ted Wheeler and city commissioners have reached a deal on proposals intended to stem a spike in gun violence over the past year.

Three Black Candidates File to Run for Board Positions in Portland Schools and PCC

May 18 election presents handful of openings for four-year terms.

NEWS BRIEFS

WA Black Lives Matter Alliance: Weekend Legislative Wins Mark an Historic Step Toward Police Accountability

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FEMA Trailers Being Used for Oregon Wildfire Survivors

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Tishaura Jones Makes History As First Black Woman To Become Mayor of St. Louis

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COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Cases in Oregon

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VIDEO: Short Film Released on Portland Metro’s COVID-19 Response

Six-minute documentary shares the voices of people on the front lines of the pandemic and pays tribute to the local community health...

Following feds, Oregon pauses use of J&J COVID-19 vaccine

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Skeletal remains identified as man who disappeared in 1979

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In 1979, a 22-year-old California man went missing as he was traveling to Washington state to visit family. Decades passed, with no word of Kenneth Bell's fate. But then a timber crew working in a wilderness area of Oregon on Jan. 8 found skeletal human...

Ex-Cardinals coach Wilks new defensive coordinator at Mizzou

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Steve Wilks is returning to coaching as the defensive coordinator at Missouri. Wilks, who was hired by Tigers coach Eli Drinkwitz on Thursday, took last year off after spending the previous 14 seasons in the NFL. The stint was highlighted by a year as the...

OPINION

An Open Letter To the Community From Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese

Sheriff Reese outlines Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office's strategic plan and goals to reinforce equity now and in the future. ...

Candace Avalos On The Right Track With Public Housing

Our unhoused neighbors deserve a safe and clean place to sleep ...

Providence’s Equity Pledge Should Start With Paying Workers a Living Wage

Rep. Mark Meek says Providence’s public commitment to racial equity does not match up with what’s happening inside their hospitals ...

Eugene Senator Welcomes Passage of "Critical" Covid Rescue Plan

State Sen. James I. Manning Jr. (D- North Eugene, West Eugene, Santa Clara, and Junction City) sends us a letter welcoming the passage of President Biden's "critical" jumi.9T Covid stimulus plan and praising the efforts of Democrats in Oregon's delegation to...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

In Minnesota, suburban mayor is thrust into policing debate

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Biden works to balance civil rights and criminal justice

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Decision expected on charges for cop who shot Black motorist

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ENTERTAINMENT

Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt join Oscars starry presenting cast

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California's ArcLight and Pacific Theaters to close for good

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Galloni becomes first woman as Reuters editor-in-chief

NEW YORK (AP) — The Reuters news service has promoted Alessandra Galloni to be its new editor-in-chief, making her the first woman to take that role in the company's 170-year history. The London-based Galloni will replace Stephen Adler, who has been the newsroom's leader for...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

A bitter custody battle and 3 young lives lost in California

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EXPLAINER: What's known about J&J's vaccine and rare clots

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The gonzo art of writing for 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'

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Kurds impose 10-day curfew in NE Syria amid coronavirus wave

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UK hits vaccine target; Johnson warns of more virus deaths

LONDON (AP) — Britain began offering coronavirus vaccinations to anyone over 45 on Tuesday after hitting its...

Bunny snatched: Record-holding giant rabbit stolen in UK

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Lisa Loving of The Skanner News

UPDATE: Kyeron has been moved from the adult jail to the Juvenile Detention Center and will be housed there. 

A teenager hospitalized without explanation while in the custody of law enforcement last summer was this morning removed by Multnomah County Sheriffs deputies from a juvenile psychiatric facility and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Kyeron Fair, 17, whose family has still never been informed exactly how, when and by whom he was hospitalized in the cardiac intensive care unit at Oregon Health and Sciences University last September, has been charged with 14 felony counts of robbery, burglary and unlawful use of a weapon – with a combined bail set at $3,055,000.

He is scheduled for arraignment Feb. 8 at 9:45 at the Multnomah County Courthouse.

Fair's family has retained attorneys Greg and Jason Kafoury, who filed a tort claim late last year against several local government agencies and have been conducting their investigation into the case.

Jason Kafoury told The Skanner News this afternoon that Fair's mother is distraught and afraid for the Parkrose High School senior's safety at the adult jail, which may have been where he was injured and hospitalized.

The case is complicated by the fact that Fair had a severe psychiatric breakdown after he regained consciousness at OHSU, and has so far not been able to recall the events that led up to his hospitalization.

None of the agencies and institutions who had a hand in Fair's custody – the Portland Police Department, Multnomah County Sheriffs Department, Multnomah County Juvenile Justice and OHSU, where his family says he lay in a coma for days cuffed to his hospital bed -- have yet admitted publically who injured the teen, how, when or why.

State Rep. Lew Frederick, D-Portland, last year initiated an investigation of the Multnomah County Sheriffs Department by the Oregon State Police, which Kafoury confirmed has not yet been completed.


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