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NEWS BRIEFS

Descendent Threads, Asian American Art on Exhibit at Portland Chinatown Museum

Descendent Threads is the first group exhibition by Asian American female artists in Portland ...

Portland Artist Ralph Pugay Returns with Solo Exhibition

'A Spiritual Guide to Brute Force’ will be on view at Upfor Nov. 1 – Dec. 22 ...

Washington State Supreme Court Rules Life Without Parole for Children Unconstitutional

Landmark decision makes Washington the 21st state to ban the sentence ...

Barley, Barrels, Bottles & Brews

200 years of beer explored in Oregon Historical Society's latest exhibit ...

London imam's conviction for supporting terror is upheld

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has upheld the conviction and life prison sentence given to a London imam for supporting terrorism.The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday there was overwhelming evidence against Mustafa Kamel Mustafa.The court also ruled that Mustafa's 2012...

Francis Ford Coppola acquires Oregon winery

DAYTON, Ore. (AP) — Francis Ford Coppola's wine company, The Family Coppola, has purchased its first winery in Oregon.The Statesman Journal reports Tuesday that the renowned filmmaker and his family already own a winery in California and will add the 42-acre Vista Hills Winery in Oregon's...

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...

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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

Records: Suspect in Utah university killing was sex offender

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A University of Utah student and track athlete who was shot and killed on campus by a former boyfriend had filed a police complaint against him after she learned he was a registered sex offender and broke off the relationship, authorities said Tuesday.Investigators had...

Bomb found at philanthropist George Soros' suburban home

NEW YORK (AP) — A bomb was found in a mailbox at the suburban New York home of George Soros, the liberal billionaire philanthropist who has been denounced by President Donald Trump and vilified by right-wing conspiracy theorists, authorities said Tuesday.Federal agents safely detonated the...

Court to hear ex-police officer's appeal in teen's shooting

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to hear an appeal by a former Virginia police officer sentenced to 2½ years in prison for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager suspected of shoplifting.Portsmouth officer Stephen Rankin was convicted of voluntary...

ENTERTAINMENT

Trump presidency inspires wave of books on impeachment

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 40 years after working on the impeachment of Richard Nixon, former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman is back on the case.This time, it's with a book: "The Case for Impeaching Trump.""The book really forced me to think this through," Holtzman, a New York Democrat and member...

Cosby judge rejects new trial bid; Camille Cosby sees bias

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's trial judge has rejected his bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing after "an exhausting review" of post-trial motions, prompting Camille Cosby to again accuse the judge of bias against her husband.The judge's ruling Tuesday led Cosby's lawyers to file...

'Black Panther' costume designer to receive career award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ruth E. Carter, the creator of the stunning costumes of "Black Panther" and numerous other Hollywood films, will receive the career achievement award at next year's Costume Designers Guild Awards.The guild announced Tuesday that the two-time Academy Award nominee will...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Issue of married Catholic priests gains traction under pope

VATICAN CITY (AP) — As the Vatican copes with the growing clergy sex abuse scandal and declining number of...

Sandy Hook shooter's belongings ordered released to public

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police must release disturbing writings and other belongings of the Newtown school...

San Francisco to allow noncitizens to vote for school board

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will become the largest city in the United States and one of only a...

Japan: Man believed to be missing journalist in Syria freed

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government said Tuesday that a man believed to be a Japanese freelance journalist who...

No olives? Putin pokes fun at US seal amid arms pact dispute

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin poked fun at the official seal of the United States while...

Bolton says Russia hurt itself by meddling in US vote

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Tuesday that he told Russian officials that...

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