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NORTHWEST NEWS

'A World of Hurt': 39 States to Investigate JUUL's Marketing

Oregon is one of five states leading a bipartisan coalition looking into JUUL’s targeting of youth vaping

US Appeals Court Upholds Trump Rules Involving Abortions

The 7-4 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned decisions issued by judges in Washington, Oregon and California

Jeremy Christian Guilty of Killing 2 Who Tried to Stop His Slurs on Max

Today jurors found Christian guilty of the May 26, 2017 stabbing deaths of Taliesin Namkai-Meche and Ricky Best

States Step Up Funding for Planned Parenthood Clinics

A spokesman for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon said the agency has been "working closely with state officials to create critical backstops and protect access to care for all Oregonians who need it, regardless of federal action on Title X"

NEWS BRIEFS

State and Federal Agencies Aid Sunken Tugboat in Columbia River

Divers plugged fuel vents this afternoon and the vessel is not actively leaking ...

Multnomah County Promotes Voter Education Project

Multnomah County is partnering with National Association of Secretary of States (NASS) to promote #TRUSTEDINFO2020 ...

New Travel Ban Takes Effect, National Groups Respond

The expansion of the Muslim ban targets more Black immigrants ...

Harris, Booker Applaud House For Announcing Vote on Anti-Lynching Legislation

After passing the House, the bill will head to the president’s desk to be signed into law ...

Laugh Yourself Clean Recovery Comedy Show to be Held March 20 in Portland

Featuring Pacific Northwest comedians, the show will be held at the Clinton Street Theater ...

Pendleton gets jumi.8M emergency loan for flood-damaged levee

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The city of Pendleton will get a jumi.8 million through an emergency loan for repairs to a critical levee damaged by massive flooding in northeast Oregon earlier this month in hopes the structure can be fixed before the spring snowmelt, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said...

0M homelessness tax measure on Portland-area May ballot

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The regional government that oversees three counties in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area has voted to refer a ballot measure to voters this May that would raise 0 million a year to address chronic homelessness in the region.The government entity, Metro, voted...

OPINION

Black America is Facing a Housing Crisis

As the cost of housing soars the homeless population jumps 12 percent, the number of people renting grows and homeownership falls ...

Trump Expands Muslim Ban to Target Africans

Under the new ban on countries, four out of five people who will be excluded are Africans ...

Martin Luther King Day is an Opportunity for Service

Find out where you can volunteer and make a difference to the community ...

Looking to 2020 — Put Your Vote to WORK!

Ronald Reagan, who turned his back on organized labor and started America’s middle-class into a tailspin, has recently been voted by this administration’s NLRB into the Labor Hall of Fame ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Louisiana governor: Judge should resign after racial slurs

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards called Wednesday on a Louisiana judge to step down after she admitted to using racial slurs in angry text messages. The Democratic governor said the “state deserves better.” Edwards said in a statement that District Judge Jessie...

The Latest: Sanders says Biden 'conventional' race won't win

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential primary contest (all times local):12:40 p.m.Bernie Sanders is going after Joe Biden, warning that a “conventional campaign” like the former vice president’s won’t defeat Donald Trump.Speaking...

Former Neo-Nazi leader arrested in swatting scheme

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A former neo-Nazi leader in Texas was arrested Wednesday and charged with a series phony bomb threats made in Virginia and across multiple countries.John C. Denton, 26, of Montgomery, Texas, faces federal conspiracy charges in U.S. District Court in Alexandria...

ENTERTAINMENT

Review: An unlikely friendship is at the heart of 'Burden'

It was only a matter of time before Hollywood came calling to adapt the real-life events surrounding a museum in South Carolina that celebrated the Ku Klux Klan.The museum opened in the mid-1990s, prompting protests. One of the Klansmen eventually had a change of heart and hands the deed to the...

Jude Law among narrators of 'Beedle the Bard' audiobook

NEW YORK (AP) — Jude Law, Warwick Davis and Evanna Lynch are among the readers in an all-star recording of J.K. Rowling's “The Tales of Beedle the Bard," the first time her Harry Potter spinoff has been available as an audiobook.Audible, the audiobook producer and distributor,...

ABC's 'For Life' hopes to change the way we see network TV

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Nicholas Pinnock doesn't just believe his new network TV show can save lives. He believes it can save network TV, too.Pinnock stars in “For Life,” ABC's mid-season drama about a prison inmate unjustly incarcerated who becomes a lawyer. Social justice...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Spain cancels Plácido Domingo´s part in two opera dates

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government has canceled the participation of tenor Plácido Domingo in...

Managing remote workers? It takes more than the latest apps

NEW YORK (AP) — Nicolas Vandenberghe's company has 42 staffers scattered among 36 cities in 15 countries....

5-time major champ Maria Sharapova retires from tennis at 32

Maria Sharapova quietly walked away from tennis at the age of 32 on Wednesday, ending a career that featured five...

Egypt holds full-honors military funeral for Mubarak

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt held a full-honors military funeral Wednesday for the country's former autocratic...

Death toll rises to 24 from Delhi riots during Trump trip

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 24 people were killed and 189 injured in three days of clashes in New Delhi that...

Virus fears keep guests trapped in sunny 'luxurious prison'

MADRID (AP) — They signed up for a bit of a beach holiday to break up the winter. Instead, hundreds of...

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By The Skanner News

Information, resources and links to help you, your family and our community survive any disaster. The Skanner News Video: National Geographic's Tsunami 101

 When Disaster Strikes It's Up to You

Advance Planning is the key for families, communities and for you is the key for families, communities and for you.

 

 72-hour Emergency Kits and Family Plans

Your checklist of the emergency supplies you'll need in a disaster

 

 More Heroes Needed to Train for Emergency Response

Neighborhood Emergency Teams need people like you to train for emergencies.

 

 What Do You Do When All the Lights Go Out

Many disasters disrupt electrical power systems. Here's how you cope.

 

Links to Local and Regional Resources

Advice and information about emergency preparedness from city, county, regional and national leaders.

 

The Skanner News Video: National Geographic's Earthquakes 101

Disaster Preparedness in Other Languages
King County, offers disaster preparedness videos in Spanish, Hmong, Khmer, Lao, Vietnamese and Somali, and online pamphlets in Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese, and disaster kit information in 17 languages.

 

Disaster Volunteer Trainings
Find out how to train to be a disaster volunteer in Portland sign up online. See King County Public Health Reserve Corps for their details.

 

Services for Elderly or Disabled People
If you or a family member is disabled, elderly or would need special help in an emergency, check out Multnomah County Info and Trainings.
Resources and information for people with disabilities is available from King County.

 

Public Health
To reduce your chances of getting sick check out  these links: Oregon Health Department; King County health Department; Center For Disease Control.


Pets

Many of the listed sites include information on how to plan and prepare for your pets during a disaster. For expert information visit Ready America or  the Humane Society of the United States.

Ready America
The National disaster site


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