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Future of Lloyd Center Includes Teardown, But Keeping the Ice Rink

New owners submit plans for mixed-use and open spaces, residences and promenades, to city.

Atmospheric River Brings Heavy Rain, Flooding and Warm Winter Temperatures to the Pacific Northwest

The National Weather Service reported that rainfall records were shattered in some areas of the Olympic Peninsula. Washington and Oregon officials have urged drivers to use caution as standing water and flooding affect roadways. 

Oldest Black Church in Oregon Will Tear Down, Rebuild To Better Serve Community

As physical attendance dwindles, First African Methodist Episcopal Zion is joining the growing trend of churches that are re-imagining how best to use their facilities.

Cities Crack Down on Homeless Encampments. Advocates Say That’s Not the Answer

Homeless people and their advocates say encampment sweeps are cruel and costly, and there aren't enough shelter beds or treatment for everyone. But government officials say it's unacceptable to let encampments fester and people need to accept offers of shelter or treatment, if they have a severe mental illness or addiction.


Letitia Carson Traveling Exhibit at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute

Letitia Carson was one of the first Black women to settle in Oregon. ...

OHCS Announces Homeowner Assistance Fund Application Portal to Close on December 20

Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) is closing the Oregon Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) program to most new applicants to...

2024 Rose Festival Court Applications Are Open

Applications for the 2024 Rose Festival Court Program presented by Unitus Community Credit Union are now available on the Rose...

Talk A Mile Event Connects Young Black Leaders with Portland Police Bureau Trainees

Talk A Mile operates on the idea that conversation bridges gaps and builds empathy, which can promote understanding between Black...

Turkey Rules the Table. But an AP-NORC Poll Finds Disagreement Over Other Thanksgiving Classics

Thanksgiving may be a time for Americans to come together, but opinion is divided over what's on the crowded dinner table. We mostly...

Centenarian survivors of Pearl Harbor attack return to honor those who perished 82 years ago

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Ira “Ike” Schab had just showered, put on a clean sailor's uniform and closed his locker aboard the USS Dobbin when he heard a call for a fire rescue party. He went topside to see the USS Utah capsizing and Japanese planes in the air. He scurried...

Ex-Alaska Airlines pilot who tried to cut plane’s engines is released from jail; must avoid aircraft

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An ex-Alaska Airlines pilot accused of trying to cut the engines of a passenger flight while off-duty and riding in an extra seat in the cockpit was released from jail pending trial Thursday, after an Oregon judge approved it with conditions that include keeping away from...

Missouri RB Cody Schrader wins Burlsworth Trophy

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Missouri running back Cody Schrader has won the Burlsworth Trophy, given to the nation's best player who started his Division I career as a a walk-on. Schrader, who walked on two years ago after transferring from Division II Truman State, leads Division I...

AP names LSU's Daniels unanimous SEC offensive player of year; Watson named top defensive player

LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels is the unanimous pick as Associated Press Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year, while Mississippi State linebacker Nathaniel Watson is defensive player of the year. Missouri coach Eliah Drinkwitz won coach of the year honors Monday after...


Why Are Bullies So Mean? A Youth Psychology Expert Explains What’s Behind Their Harmful Behavior

Bullied children and teens are at risk for anxiety, depression, dropping out of school, peer rejection, social isolation and self-harm. ...

Federal Agencies Issue $23 Million Fine Against TransUnion and Subsidiary

FTC and CFPB say actions harmed renters and violated fair credit laws ...

First One to Commit to Nonviolence Wins

Every time gains towards nonviolence looked promising, someone from the most aggrieved and trauma-warped groups made sure to be spoilers by committing some atrocity and resetting the hate and violence. ...


What is patently obvious to all Americans right now is the adolescent dysfunction of Congress. ...


Man fires shotgun outside Jewish temple in upstate New York as Hanukkah begins, no one injured

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A man fired a shotgun twice outside a Jewish temple in upstate New York, hours before the start of Hanukkah on Thursday, then said “Free Palestine” as he was taken into custody, police said. No one was injured. The episode in the state capital of Albany took...

Maternal mortality rate is much higher for Black women than white women in Mississippi, study says

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Black people make up about 38% of Mississippi's population, but a new study shows that Black women were four times more likely to die of causes directly related to pregnancy than white women in the state in 2020. “It is imperative that this racial inequity is...

Last of 3 Palestinian college students shot in Vermont leaves hospital

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The last of the three college students of Palestinian descent who were shot and seriously injured in Vermont during their Thanksgiving break has been released from a Burlington hospital and will undergo rehabilitation. Hisham Awartani, who is paralyzed from...


Brit Marling has created 'A Murder at the End of the World,' a whodunit only Emma Corrin can solve

From the “Knives Out” films to TV's “Only Murders in the Building," and even season four of Netflix's “You,” closed-circle murder mysteries are alive and thriving. And now, there's FX's “ A Murder at the End of the World" to solve, a new Agatha Christie-inspired series...

Illinois appeals court affirms actor Jussie Smollett's convictions and jail sentence

An appeals court upheld the disorderly conduct convictions Friday of actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself in 2019 and lying about it to Chicago police. Smollett, who appeared in the TV show “Empire,” challenged the role of a...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 10-16

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 10-16: Dec. 10: Actor Fionnula Flanagan (“Waking Ned Devine”) is 82. Actor-singer Gloria Loring is 77. Drummer Walter “Clyde” Orange of The Commodores is 77. Country singer Johnny Rodriguez is 72. Actor Susan Dey is 71. Musician Paul...


Trump appeals ruling rejecting immunity claim as window narrows to derail federal election case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is appealing a ruling that found he is not immune from criminal...

Ospreys had safety issues long before they were grounded. A look at the aircraft's history

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. military took the extraordinary step of grounding its entire fleet of V-22...

Attention all Barbz: Nicki Minaj has released 'Pink Friday 2,' 13 years after the original

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nicki Minaj 's highly anticipated fifth studio album, “Pink Friday 2,” is finally here. ...

Scientists: Climate change intensified the rains devastating East Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ongoing catastrophic rains in Eastern Africa have been worsened by human-caused climate...

The UK government blames Russian intelligence for prolonged efforts to meddle in British politics

LONDON (AP) — Russia's intelligence services have targeted high-profile British politicians, civil servants and...

Seychelles declares an emergency after deadly flooding and a blast at an explosives depot

VICTORIA, Seychelles (AP) — The Indian Ocean island nation of Seychelles declared a state of emergency Thursday...

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 Hiro Tag: In Sendai area, tsunami wave reached more than 10km in land and still big fire

Dhanadhana: From the sky: aerial views of Japan Sendai Quake/Tsunami destruction http://bit.ly/hCYmnj 

BBC World
: 300 dead found in Sendai, worst-hit city in Japan

BBC World: 88,000 missing in Japan. Three to four new power supply cars have arrived at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant in north-eastern Japan to provide emergency electricity for the earthquake-damaged cooling system of one reactor . The World Nuclear Association said pressure inside the containment of Reactor 1 at Fukushima-Daichi had been steadily increasing over the time that its emergency core cooling systems had not been active but was within engineered limits., but is within

The Office of Emergency Management in Crescent City says 35 boats were crushed as docks swept under waves.
12:08 The Associated Press:  The Santa Cruz region experienced several surges in the harbor Friday morning following tsunami warnings that sucked some boats right out of the harbor. The California Highway Patrol also issued several advisories regarding road closures in the area including Beach Drive and portions of Riverside. Also Highway 1 in Mendocino County 7 miles outside of Westport was closed. The CHP also said there was some traffic congestion on southbound Highway 17 near Santa Cruz. Gas stations in the area were reportedly jammed. Officials urged people to stay away from the shoreline. The Seaside State Park was also evacuated. NPR: In Lincoln City hundreds of people in shelter away from their homes in case of tsunami.
From Parking Guru in Ocean Beach CA: Live Tsunami Cam Pointed At Ocean Beach  http://t.co/fDBCXgw 

AP: Japan earthquake/ tsunami  ruptured a patch of the earth's crust that is 240km long and 80km wide, US Geological Survey says 

- Tsunami risk to U.S. hopefully over in 5 hours 

AP reports one person killed, three swept out to sea in Crescent City CA. near Oreogn border Some reports saying four people swept out to sea.
11:40 am Reuters Japan News: Tokyo Electric Power Co: Pressure inside No.1 reactor at Fukushima-Daiichi nuke plant is rising, with risk of radiation leak

From the Times-Standard in Eureka, Calif. Harbor has been destroyed in Crescent City, 35 boats crushed and harbor has major damage. 
Molamama reports: Another 6.6 quake just hit Nagano! Prayers to all affected
CNN reports: Live aerials over Santa Cruz Harbor where waves from have capsized several boats. Live:  
11.:17 am BBC Breaking: A second 6.06 aftershock hitting Japan
The Red Cross: Txt REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to eq & Pacific relief.  

California's KRON4EKato  reports of another surge: potentially the largest one, making its way toward the santa cruz harbor; more boats crashing 

Mennoanker posts: Infographic Video: Watch the Japan quake Ripple Through the Pacific: " via @ 

BBC News - #Tsunami surge destroys settlement  

White House Press Corps reports that Japan has declared a nuclear emergency: Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant reported an abnormality; 'Cooling Malfunction' http://j.mp/frR4oc

BBC Breaking: Two thousand residents near Fukushima nuclear plant in urged to evacuate, reports Kyodo News:
France 24 reports more than 1000 people have died source is Kyoto agency.   
 Mercy Corps reports:  We've reached out to our longstanding partner in #Japan, Peace Winds, and are awaiting word on needs in the aftermath of today's tsunami