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The city of Portland has refused to grant a permit to the Proud Boys, the far-right group planning a large rally at North Portland’s Delta Park Saturday.

Bureau officials cited coronavirus concerns.

Bay Area lawmakers and activists condemned a Kentucky grand jury’s decision on Wednesday not to charge any police officers directly for the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.

Taylor, an emergency medical worker, was shot multiple times by officers who entered her Louisville home on a “no-knock” warrant as part of a botched drug raid in March. The warrant used to search her home was connected to a suspect who did not live there, and no drugs were found inside.

President Trump on Wednesday decried reported health agency efforts to issue stricter guidelines for evaluating a vaccine against COVID-19, accusing the Food and Drug Administration of playing politics.

Trump was apparently reacting to a Tuesday report in the New York Times that said the agency will soon move to tighten requirements for emergency authorization of any coronavirus vaccine to better ensure its safety and effectiveness.

The University of California was found to have admitted at least 64 students over more qualified applicants because of the students' connections to university staff or donors, according to a California state audit released Tuesday.

The audit investigated four campuses — UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego, and UC Santa Barbara — from academic years 2013-14 through 2018-19 and found that the campuses failed to evaluate students fairly and to develop adequate and standardized admissions processes.

All it took was a worldwide pandemic, nationwide protests of racial injustice and one huge purchase order to change a Black-owned East Bay clothing business—possibly forever.

Y’all remember the summer of 2020, right? That’s when it started. Before the natural disaster that is this election season and prior to the manmade disaster that is California’s annual wildfire season.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown described her own status after dealing with Oregon’s historic wildfires Wednesday in a way that many people directly impacted probably relate to.

“At times, it’s felt overwhelming to have this crisis hit our state,” Brown said during a media briefing. “The loss of lives, the loss of our own homes or those of our fellow Oregonians, the loss of our forests and iconic landscapes.”

Brown recently completed a trip to Southern Oregon, where she visited the cities that were badly burned as the Almeda fire swept through the area on Sept. 8.

Census workers will fan out Wednesday night across the Bay Area, and in cities around the country, to count people experiencing homelessness — some of the hardest to reach residents in the nation’s once-a-decade population tally.

After testing positive for COVID-19 at move-in last Friday, Oregon State University freshman Franklin Harding moved back home to Portland.

But since then, he hasn’t heard about contact tracing from Benton County, where OSU is located.

He said the university has called him twice — once on Friday to ask if he’d like to stay on campus, and again on Saturday for contact information. He ended up calling the university to ask for some advice.

When Aida and her family immigrated to San Francisco in 1977, St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church and its surrounding community offered a safe place to land.

Back in April, I wrote about how to go live on Facebook and Instagram without boring everyone. I complained about the all-too-common practice of people hitting the live button and then reading Moby Dick to their cat, or sitting on the couch eating snacks, or casually chatting to their spouse in a directionless manner.

California will phase out the sale of all gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035 in a bid to lead the U.S. in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging the state's drivers to switch to electric cars.

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday that amounts to the most aggressive clean-car policy in the United States. Although it bans the sale of new gas cars and trucks after the 15-year deadline, it will still allow such vehicles to be owned and sold on the used-car market.

When President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden face off Tuesday night in the first presidential debate, there's one topic they're not expected to get asked about: climate.

Thirty-six senators, spearheaded by Ed Markey, D-Mass., signed a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates, urging that climate change receive more attention.

From mail-in ballots (everyone in California gets one automatically) to polling places (yours might look different with COVID-19), there are quite a few differences regarding voting this year.

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About Those Student ‘Athletes’…

Sep 23, 2020

Wealthy, well-connected students got special treatment according to an audit that highlighted scores of “improperly admitted” students across the University of California system, including 55 at UC Berkeley.

Some of the most egregious examples (and best for cartoon material) were students admitted as student-athletes who “had little or no athletic skills.”

It makes me wonder, if you were admitted as a student-athlete because of daddy’s money, how weird do you feel showing up for your first day of soccer practice?

It's a bit hard to describe Vietnam's Intergenerational Self Help Clubs.

But one thing is easy to say. If you're older — like above the age of 60 — and need help, the club will help you get it. That could mean a microloan if times are tough, a drum lesson as a chance for self-expression and social activity (and to prove that old people can play drums, too). And during the pandemic, the clubs have played a critical role informing and supporting its members.

There are around 3,000 of the clubs in Vietnam, with 160,000 participants, most of them older people.

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Chicago Bears great Gale Sayers has died at age 77. Sayers was known as The Kansas Comet, a dragonfly of a running back who quickly broke out for the Jayhawks.

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One of the Louisville police officers who barged into the apartment of Breonna Taylor has been indicted.

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With a week to go until Oregon’s eviction moratoriums expire, Multnomah County commissioners are expected to extend protections for struggling renters across the county. The board will take a vote Thursday morning.

Oregon’s current budget will be nearly untouched by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and future budgets won’t be as hampered as initially thought, state economists announced Wednesday.

The dawn of the ’70s were heady times for keyboardist Doug Carn and drummer Michael Carvin. Both men had recently relocated to Los Angeles from points south; Carn came from Florida, Carvin from Houston. Carn was getting gigs with well-known bands like Nat Adderly and Earth, Wind And Fire, while Carvin was getting work in television bands as a sideman. Most central to the pair, though, was the demo the two had recorded along with Carn’s wife, vocalist Jean Carn, that they thought marked the future of jazz. Inspired by three legendary African-Americans—Dr.

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