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Editorials from around Oregon

Nov. 7, 2019 1:14 PM EST

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: ___ The Oregonian/OregonLive, Nov. 6, on the death of Columbia Sportswear's chairwoman Gert Boyle: Gert Boyle's intimidating glare in Columbia Sportswear commercials will surely live on in people's memories of the company's longtime chairwoman, who died last week at age...

Winfrey picks 'Olive, Again' for her next book club read

Nov. 7, 2019 9:00 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Author Elizabeth Strout, whose "Olive, Again" is Oprah Winfrey's latest book club pick, has a pretty good idea about how the plainspoken Olive Kitteridge would have responded. "Olive would say, 'Godfrey Mighty!'" Strout told The Associated Press in a recent email. "But even Olive would be...

5 New Hampshire cities approve sports betting locations

Nov. 6, 2019 11:58 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Five New Hampshire cities voted to allow sports betting locations, and two others have approved keno. The New Hampshire Lottery said the cities of Berlin, Claremont, Laconia, Manchester and Somersworth on Tuesday voted to permit the operation of physical sports book retail locations in...

9 cities to vote on whether to allow sports betting

Nov. 2, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Residents in nine New Hampshire cities will vote on whether to permit in-person sports betting. A new state law allows anyone over 18 to participate in online sports betting. It also allows the state to set up a "sports book" retail location to facilitate sports betting. The following...

For an encore, 'Joker' is No. 1 again at the box office

Oct. 27, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Put on a happy face. "Joker" is No. 1 again. Todd Phillip's R-rated comic-book hit regained the top spot at the weekend box office in its fourth week of release, narrowly besting "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil." The Warner Bros.' sensation, starring Joaquin Phoenix, took in $18.9 million in...

Farrow books sells across Australia despite legal threat

Oct. 17, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Ronan Farrow's new book is being sold in Australia despite threats of defamation lawsuits that the Pulitzer-winning journalist believes led some Australian retailers to drop the bestseller. "Catch and Kill" covers events leading to Farrow's New Yorker magazine expose of Hollywood...

Allison K. Hill named new CEO of booksellers trade group

Oct. 11, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of a popular independent bookstore in California will soon be CEO of the American Booksellers Association. The trade group announced Friday that Allison K. Hill will succeed Oren Teicher, who earlier this year said he was stepping down. Hill, currently president and CEO of Vroman's...