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NEWS BRIEFS

Local Government, Employers Welcome Youth to SummerWorks

A record 1,150 youth will gain real-world work experience in jobs across Portland metro ...

Multnomah County Library Hosts ‘We Refuse to Be Enemies’

Library will hold a series of social justice workshops this summer ...

The Skanner Wins NNPA Award for Best Layout and Design

Our graphic designer Patricia Irvin wins for July 2016 issues ...

Cooling Centers to open in Multnomah County Saturday, Sunday

Temperatures expected to climb into the upper 90s this weekend ...

Multnomah County Leaders Release Statement on Safety at Summer Events

Officials advise public to check in, have a plan and be aware at public events ...

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Ask Ernie the Attorney

Ernest Warren's primary practice is personal injury, real property, corporate and criminal practice in Ore. and Wash. ...

Our Children Deserve High Quality Teachers

It’s critical that parents engage with educational leaders and demand equal access to high quality teachers ...

Civil Rights Groups Ask for Broad Access to Affordable Lending

Charlene Crowell writes that today’s public policy housing debate is also an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of the past and...

Criminal Justice Disparities Present Barriers to Re-entry

Congressional Black Caucus Member Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) writes about the fight to reduce disparities in our criminal justice...

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Despite their 12th seed, the underdog Oregon Ducks had two big wins over the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament.

The Ducks began their run on Thursday with a 68-55 victory over the 5th seeded Oklahoma State Cowboys. Oklahoma State featured guard Marcus Smart, who is projected to be selected number two overall in the upcoming NBA Draft, according to NBADraft.net. ESPN singled out Ducks' forward Arsalan Kazemi as the top player for the game. Kazemi recorded 11 points, a game-high 17 rebounds, two assists and two steals.



The Ducks continued their strong play on Saturday with a 74-57 win over the 4th seeded Saint Louis Billikens. According to ESPN, the Ducks' Damyean Dotson took top player honors for the game. Dotson recorded 23 points, three rebounds and two steals while shooting 8-12 from the field and 5-6 from the three point line.

Oregon will look to extend their run on Thursday when they face the number one seeded Louisville Cardinals in the Sweet Sixteen. The Cardinals feature point guard Peyton Siva, shooting guard Russ Smith, who averages 18.5 points per game, and center Gorgui Dieng, who is slated to be a first round pick in the NBA Draft, according to NBADraft.net. The Sweet Sixteen matchup will tip-off at 4:15 PST on CBS.

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