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NORTHWEST NEWS

Governor Brown Announces $30 Million Investment to Protect Agricultural Workers

The funds are intended to secure Oregon's food supply chain and support agricultural workers during the COVID-19 health crisis

Rally Against Racist Violence Planned for Tuesday in Olympia

A rally will be held at 4pm Tuesday in Olympia to demand justice and call on elected officials to pass policies that tackle systemic racist violence

Portland Under Curfew Tonight in Response to Protests Turned Violent

Today Mayor Ted Wheeler issued an executive order declaring an emergency and implementing a temporary nighttime curfew in the City of Portland taking effect at 8 p.m.

Fiery Protests in Portland following George Floyd Rally

Rallies to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody turned violent in Portland, Oregon, with fires lit downtown and at least one shot fired

NEWS BRIEFS

Oregon Health Authority Investigating COVID-19 Increase at Unnamed Business

Oregon reports 71 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases today, no new deaths ...

Some Columbia River Gorge Trails, Parks Reopen Today

Crowded sites including most waterfall viewing areas, campgrounds, and visitor’s centers will stay closed because of the coronavirus...

Over 60 Percent of U.S. Households Have Responded to 2020 Census

Washington is one of the 6 states with the highest self-response rates and both Seattle and Portland are one of the top 8 cities with...

Federal Court Rules Florida Law That Undermined Voting Rights Restoration Is Unconstitutional

The law required people with past convictions to pay all outstanding legal fees, costs, fines, and restitution before regaining their...

The Latest: Police union critical of Minneapolis leadership

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck:___MINNEAPOLIS — The head of the Minneapolis police union is speaking out about what he says is a lack of city leadership during a week of...

More arrests in Portland as George Floyd protests continue

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland, Oregon, arrested 12 adults during protests Sunday and early Monday morning after authorities said projectiles – including aerial mortars – were thrown at officers as demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd continued in...

Kansas, Missouri renew Border War with 4-game football set

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas and Missouri are resuming their bitter Border War in football after the former Big 12 rivals agreed to a four-game series in which each school will play two home games beginning in September 2025.The fourth-longest rivalry in college football dates to 1891, but...

OPINION

A Letter to George Floyd: (Posthumous)

As Black mothers, so often we say, our Black boys across this nation belong to all of us. ...

Ballot Measure 26-210 is Needed Now

Though this measure was referred to the ballot by Metro, it was written by the HereTogether coalition ...

The Skanner News May Primary 2020 Endorsements

Read The Skanner News' midterm election endorsements for Oregon, Multnomah County, Portland, and ballot measures ...

A New Earth Day

Happy Earth Day. If we actually mean it, we will elect representatives who will force the military to clean up their pollution ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

US adversaries highlight unrest to undercut criticism

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Standing at a lectern with a backdrop map of the world behind him reminiscent of one at the State Department, the spokesman of Iran's Foreign Ministry made a point Monday to criticize the U.S. in English amid ongoing protests over police killings of black...

Black Liberty U. alums rebuke Falwell after blackface tweet

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly three dozen black alumni of Liberty University denounced school President Jerry Falwell Jr. on Monday, suggesting he step down after he mocked Virginia’s mask-wearing requirement by invoking the blackface scandal that engulfed the state’s governor last...

Violence-stricken US cities clean up, brace for more unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — A country convulsed by violent protests picked up the pieces Monday and braced for more trouble amid a coast-to-coast outpouring of rage over police killings of black people. President Donald Trump demanded the nation's governors crack down harder on the lawlessness,...

ENTERTAINMENT

Fox News reporter attacked, chased from demonstration

NEW YORK (AP) — A Fox News reporter was pummeled and chased by protesters who had gathered outside the White House early Saturday as part of nationwide unrest following the death of George Floyd.For several journalists across the country, the demonstrations were taking an ominous, dangerous...

Herbert Stempel, TV quiz show whistleblower, dies at 93

NEW YORK (AP) — Herbert Stempel, a fall guy and whistleblower of early television whose confession to deliberately losing on a 1950s quiz show helped drive a national scandal and join his name in history to winning contestant Charles Van Doren, has died age 93.Stempel's former wife, Ethel...

Publishers sue Internet Archive over scanning of books

NEW YORK (AP) — Four of the country's biggest publishers have sued a digital library for copyright infringement, alleging that the Internet Archive has illegally offered more than a million scanned works to the public, including such favorites as Toni Morrison's “Song of...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

UN forced to cut aid to Yemen, even as virus increases need

CAIRO (AP) — Aid organizations are making an urgent plea for funding to shore up their operations in...

Music industry calls for Black Out Tuesday amid unrest

NEW YORK (AP) — The music industry is planning to turn off the music and hold a day to reflect and...

NYC mayor eyeing curfew after violence flares amid protests

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's mayor said Monday he was considering putting the nation's biggest city under...

India cautiously opens up even as coronavirus cases rise

NEW DELHI (AP) — More states opened up and crowds of commuters trickled onto the roads in many of India's...

Putin sets July 1 for vote to extend his rule for years

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday set a July 1 date for a nationwide vote on...

Nepal volunteers become local heroes during virus pandemic

BHAKTAPUR, Nepal (AP) — When the new mother died in the hospital last month — the first person to...

McMenamins
By The Skanner News

Family and friends of missing 14-year-old Yashawnee Laface Vaughn are desperately working to raise awareness of the girl's case, holding a 2 p.m. rally today at NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Killingsworth Streets, and waging a Facebook campaign to bring her home.

She is 5'2', African American and weighs about 115lbs. Her hair is usually shoulder length and she has a "bold bright smile," her family says.

She was last seen Saturday, March 19, getting onto a TriMet bus headed for Vancouver to visit a relative, wearing yellow sweats, navy blue converse, and a black leather jacket.

Yashawnee spoke on a cellphone with her mother between 5 and 7 p.m. last Saturday evening from a Taco Bell restaurant in the 82nd Avenue MAX train area.

Family members say her last call was at 7:56 p.m. Saturday night according to a call log. If you have seen her or have any information, the family asks you to call 503 774-5212.

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