Portland Business News

Broadway Bridge to close for maintenance Sunday
Author: Andy Giegerich
The county, which oversees work on the region's river bridges, suggests seeking alternate routes.
Oregon's AG: Criminal charges 'not warranted' in OLCC bourbon controversy
Author: Andy Giegerich
Ellen Rosenblum's departments said...
In combining forces, Portland professionals seek marketing inertia
Author: Andy Giegerich
The groups look to hold more events as they assemble regional professionals.
Haitian food, canned mocktails, frozen pizza among finalists in Oregon Angel Food
Author: Malia Spencer
Five companies are finalists for this year’s Oregon Angel Food competition from Oregon Entrepreneurs Network.


"Stop This War Right Now": U.S. Doctor Who Saved Sen. Duckworth's Life in Iraq, Now Trapped in Gaza
Author: (Democracy Now!)

Democracy Now! speaks with Dr. Adam Hamawy, one of around 20 American medical workers trapped in Gaza after Israel closed the Rafah border crossing into Egypt. A plastic surgeon and Army veteran, Hamawy is on a volunteer mission with the Palestinian American Medical Association at the European Hospital in Khan Younis. Like many Gazans, the U.S. medical workers are now facing dehydration and other deadly health conditions. “We’re continuing to do our job. … It’s tiring, but this is exactly what we need to be doing,” says Hamawy, who calls on President Biden to stop supporting Israel’s assault on Gaza. “If my best friend is a serial killer, I’m going to stop being his friend.” Hamaway describes treating “massive” injuries to civilians in Khan Younis, where much of the city has been destroyed and vandalized in Hebrew. “It’s going to haunt all of us. … I’m here. I see it with my own eyes. At some point in time, everyone is going to see it.”

Defense Attorney Ron Kuby on Trump Criminal Trial & Representing Climate & Pro-Palestinian Protesters
Author: (Democracy Now!)

In the historic criminal hush money election fraud trial of former President Donald Trump, New York prosecutors are wrapping up their case charging Trump with falsifying business records in an illegal effort to influence the 2016 presidential election. On Tuesday, Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen admitted he misled the Federal Election Commission about hush money payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels. In cross-examination, defense attorneys tried to suggest Cohen was motivated by vengeance against Trump. “He’s the one who has firsthand knowledge of the actual deal that he and Donald Trump struck in order to pay the hush money, create a phony retainer, and ultimately falsify the business records,” says criminal defense lawyer Ron Kuby. “The boss betrayed him. And now he, indeed, is out for revenge.” Kuby says Trump and his right-wing allies are using the trial as a backdrop for politics, and discusses the possibility of Trump serving prison time. Kuby is also representing climate crisis activists arrested at Citibank headquarters in New York City during Earth Week last month and pro-Palestinian activists arrested at recent protests at Fordham University and SUNY Purchase. “I tend to view these struggles … as perennial struggles with each generation kind of rising up to do their part,” Kuby says. “I just have mad respect for the young people who are literally risking their education, their careers and their futures to stand up for the planet, to stand up against the slaughter in Gaza.”

Headlines for May 15, 2024
Author: (Democracy Now!)

NYT Politics

Biden Offers to Debate Trump, With Terms, Shunning the Debate Commission
Author: Jonathan Swan and Maggie Haberman
The president wants two debates before early voting begins, with no crowds. Donald Trump’s camp has said it would debate “anytime and anywhere.”

Washington State News

Royals' Nelson Velazquez looks to continue hot streak vs. Mariners
(Photo credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports) Judging by what they saw after acquiring Nelson Velazquez at the trade deadline last year, the Kansas City Royals expected big things from the outfielder this season. It hasn't quite worked out that way, but the 25-year-old is starting to show signs of breaking out of a season-long slump. Velazquez hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning Tuesday as the Royals rallied for
Seahawks Sign Fourth-Round Pick Tyrice Knight

The Seahawks signed linebacker Tyrice Knight on Tuesday, the sixth of Seattle’s eight 2024 draft picks to sign. John Boyle

The Seahawks signed rookie linebacker Tyrice Knight on Tuesday, making the fourth-round pick out of UTEP the sixth of the team's eight 2024 draft picks to sign his rookie contract.

Knight, who will join the competition at inside linebacker with free-agent additions Tyrel Dodson