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US Judge Blocks Postal Service Changes That Slowed Mail

The Yakima, Washington judge called the changes “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election.

Black and Jewish Community Join to Revive Historic Partnership

United in Spirit Oregon brings together members of the NAACP, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, others to serve as peacemakers 

Feds Explored Possibly Charging Portland Officials in Unrest

Federal officials were told that Portland police officers were explicitly told not to respond to the federal courthouse

Latest: Report: Downed Power Lines Sparked 13 Oregon Fires

As wildfires continue to burn in Oregon and the west, here are today's updates.

NEWS BRIEFS

Black Leaders Endorse Sarah Iannarone for Portland Mayor

Iannarone seeks to unseat an embattled Mayor Ted Wheeler, who has increasingly high unfavorable approval ratings. ...

Today in History: Senate Confirms Nomination of First Female Justice to Supreme Court

On Sept. 21, 1981, the Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination of Sandra Day O’Connor to become the first female justice on the...

Free Masks and Gloves Now Available for Small Businesses

Businesses with fewer than 50 employees that are headquartered in Oregon with principal operations in Oregon are eligible. ...

Forest Service Explains 'Containment'

US Forest Service, Riverside Fire provides a special update to explain how they achieve wildfire containment. ...

Oregon Receives Approval of Federal Disaster Declaration for Wildfires

Decision will enable federal aid to begin flowing, as unprecedented wildfires ravage state and force evacuation of thousands ...

Seattle City Council overrides mayor's veto of policing cuts

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle will reduce the police department’s budget and reallocate some money to community programs after the City Council voted Tuesday evening to override Mayor Jenny Durkan’s vetoes of adjustments to this year’s budget.The council’s proposals...

Authorities: Wrong-way interstate driver caused fatal crash

Authorities say a wrong-way driver was involved in a three-car crash on northbound Interstate 5 in Portland, Oregon, leaving one person dead, another injured and the highway closed for about two hours.KOIN reports the wrong-way driver was reported around 3:45 a.m. Tuesday and as police were...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: When streaks end, but not really

For the first time since the end of the 2011 season, Ohio State is not ranked in the AP Top 25.The Buckeyes' streak of 132 straight poll appearances is the second-longest active streak in the country, behind Alabama's 198.Of course, in this strange season of COVID-19, Ohio State's streak was...

Potential impact transfers this season aren't limited to QBs

While most of the offseason chatter surrounding college football transfers inevitably focuses on quarterbacks, plenty of notable players at other positions also switched teams and could make major impacts for their new schools this fall.Miami may offer the clearest example of this.Quarterback...

OPINION

Defeating a Demagogue: A Reminder from History

Mel Gurtov dedicates this column to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whom he calls "a warrior for human rights, decency, and the rule of law" ...

SPLC Statement on the Passing of Rev. Robert S. Graetz Jr.

Graetz was the only white clergyman to publicly support the Montgomery Bus Boycott ...

Tell Your Senators: “Let the People Decide”

Just 45 days before Election Day, voters like you should have a say in choosing our next Supreme Court justice ...

Inventor Urges Congress to Pass Laws Upholding Patent Rights

German Supreme Court ruling prevents African American company Enovsys from licensing its widely used technology in Germany ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

4 charged after burning body found in rural Iowa ditch

KELLOGG, Iowa (AP) — Police in Iowa have charged four people in the strangulation death of a man whose body was found burning last week in rural central Iowa ditch.Steven Vogel, 31, of Grinnell, was arrested Tuesday in the death of 44-year-old Michael Williams, of Grinnell, the Iowa...

China blasts US House bill, denies forced labor in Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday lashed out at the passage of a bill by the U.S. House of Representatives that threatens sanctions over the alleged use of forced labor in China’s Xinjiang region, calling the accusation a lie. Foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said the bill...

Mars drops Uncle Ben's, reveals new name for rice brand

NEW YORK (AP) — The Uncle Ben's rice brand is getting a new name: Ben's Original. Parent firm Mars Inc. unveiled the change Wednesday for the 70-year-old brand, the latest company to drop a logo criticized as a racial stereotype. Packaging with the new name will hit stores next year....

ENTERTAINMENT

Sweet 16: Post Malone leads Billboard Awards nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards.The multi-platinum 25-year-old star scored 16 nominations, dick clark productions and NBC announced Tuesday. Malone’s nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs...

Review: In July's 'Kajillionaire,' growing up a grifter

We've been blessed, of late, with excellent movies about families of grifters. There was Hirokazu Kore-eda's gloriously heartfelt “Shoplifters,” about a makeshift clan of small-time thieves whose familial bonds run at least as deep as DNA. Bong Joon Ho's diabolical Oscar-winner,...

Poet Nikky Finney wins 0,000 lifetime achievement prize

NEW YORK (AP) — Nikky Finney has won the Wallace Stevens Award, a 0,000 lifetime achievement honor presented by the Academy of American Poets. Judges praised Finney, known for such collections as “Head Off & Split” and “Rice,” for her “fierce moral...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

President of Belarus inaugurated despite election protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus assumed his sixth term of office Wednesday...

Election 2020 Today: Trump vs. science, Biden takes his time

Here’s what’s happening Wednesday in Election 2020, 41 days until Election Day:HOW TO VOTE:...

Thousands expected to honor Ginsburg at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people are expected to pay their respects at the Supreme Court to the late...

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar plans new government

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Wednesday he has secured a...

EU tries yet again to fix broken down asylum system

BRUSSELS (AP) — Conceding after years of chaos and dispute that its costly asylum system is broken, the...

President of Belarus inaugurated despite election protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus assumed his sixth term of office Wednesday...

Don't Call the Police for domestic disturbances
McMenamins
Nov. 4, 2010

During a disaster, saving lives often depends on how well communities have planned and built partnerships in advance. That's why national emergency planners are holding a free training session on how best to assist communities of color, people with disabilities and other special needs groups – if a disaster hits.
The meeting "Emergency Planning for Special Needs Communities," will be held Nov. 4, 2010 at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport, Oregon. Everyone involved in emergency management or response – is invited to attend. Participants must register and complete at least two free FEMA online courses from this list: IS-100, IS 230, IS-700, IS-800. To register call Dean Sawyer: 541-444-8298 or Mailto:[email protected]

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