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NEWS BRIEFS

USPS Delivering Multnomah County Ballots

Multnomah County voters who do not receive a ballot by Thursday, Oct. 25 should call the county elections office ...

Día de Muertos Ritual Inspires New Open Signal Mural

Local artists channel Día de Muertos in next installment of Fresh Paint, a temporary murals program ...

‘Know Your Girls’ Campaign Urges Black Women to Take Charge of Breast Health

National breast cancer awareness campaign aims to educate Black women about their “girls” ...

OCF Launches New Initiative for Black Student Success

Oregon nonprofit leader Marcy Bradley will design and implement new approach ...

Scio man gets high school diploma 53 years late

SCIO, Ore. (AP) — Michael Parker started his senior year in the fall of 1964, looking forward to commencement the following spring and receiving his diploma from Scio High School.Two things got in the way: a misunderstanding with the principal over an unexcused absence — and the...

Nevada Republicans whip up fears of California's influence

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Republicans running in Nevada's hotly contested races for governor and U.S. Senate are taking aim at a common target as they try to maintain GOP control of the seats: California.As more Californians have poured across the state line over the past few years, many of them...

Missouri bounces back to throttle Memphis 65-33

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Defense came at a premium in Missouri's homecoming game against Memphis. The teams combined for 68 points in the first half, and continued to keep the scoreboard operator busy in the second.When it was all said and done, Missouri rolled over Memphis. Drew Lock threw for...

Missouri bounces back to throttle Memphis 65-33

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Drew Lock threw for 350 yards and four touchdowns on 23-for-29 passing, and Missouri defeated Memphis 65-33 in its homecoming game on Saturday.After losing three straight Southeastern Conference contests, Missouri (4-3) responded with a much-needed victory. It jumped out...

OPINION

The Skanner News Endorsements for Vancouver, Washington State Elections

Read The Skanner News' midterm election endorsements for state offices and measures ...

Letter to the Editor: Endorsement of Measure 103 Is Ill-Advised

"Measure 103 would enshrine in our state constitution a tax loophole for any business or corporation involved in providing food" ...

An Open Letter to County Commissioner Loretta Smith

Baruti L. Artharee pens a letter to Commissioner Smith addressing her recent comments about his behavior at an arts forum ...

Tell the Trump Administration Don't Crush Our Free Speech

Speak up if you don't want to lose your free speech rights ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Florida's culture clash pits Gillum against Trump voters

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's loyalists here at Florida's premier retirement community fear Andrew Gillum.It has nothing to do with his race, they insist, when asked about the 39-year-old Democrat who could become the state's first African-American governor. Instead, The...

Democrats look to Latinos to provide midterm support

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Patricia Lugo rattled off a string of fierce adjectives describing life under the Trump administration — "ugly," ''bad," ''terrible."She joined a cluster of other Latinos in a Las Vegas shopping center in listing grievances against the president that included...

Ryanair under fire over racist incident on flight

LONDON (AP) — Ryanair has faced criticism after a video posted online apparently showed the airline's crew failing to take action to remove a passenger who launched a racist tirade against a fellow traveler.The video, uploaded to social media by Briton David Lawrence, showed a man hurling...

ENTERTAINMENT

Marvel universe a slice smaller with Luke Cage cancellation

The Marvel universe just got a slice smaller on Netflix with the cancellation of "Marvel's Luke Cage" after two seasons.The news Friday surprised fans and came soon after Netflix axed another live-action Marvel series, "Iron Fist." Both are part of The Defenders world and ordered up by Netflix...

Jennifer Garner plays with Arkansas kids at health center

AUGUSTA, Ark. (AP) — Actress Jennifer Garner has brought a little fun to a northeast Arkansas childcare and family health center.Thee Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Garner visited the ARcare Center for Education and Wellness in Augusta, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) northeast of...

Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets a top award for comedy

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a 35-year acting career and with two iconic television characters to her name — Elaine Benes of "Seinfeld" and foul-mouthed Vice-President Selina Meyer — Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been honored with the Mark Twain Prize for lifetime achievement in comedy.On...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

AP Exclusive: Stephen Hawking wheelchair, thesis up for sale

LONDON (AP) — Stephen Hawking was a cosmic visionary, a figure of inspiration and a global celebrity.His...

Mega Millions players would spend jumi.6B on bills, charity

CHICAGO (AP) — With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record jumi.6 billion, people are snapping up...

Both sides ignoring swing voters in hot Texas Senate race

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. already visiting the state and the president...

Maldives' Supreme Court refuses to annul presidential vote

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives' top court on Sunday dismissed the outgoing president's petition seeking...

Exit poll: Polish populists lead local votes, support down

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The governing populist party, which has repeatedly clashed with European Union...

2 Koreas, US-led UN Command meet again at Koreas' border

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Military officers from the two Koreas and the U.S.-led U.N. Command met again at...

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