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'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' Screens at New Performing Arts Center, Federal Way

Free screening follows the day after official ribbon cutting of the arts center ...

Join a Book Club at Your Neighborhood Library

At North Portland Library, Pageturners Black Voices focuses on books written by and about African and African American authors ...

Meeting of the NE Community Development Oversight Committee

The fourth meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 23 ...

Health Share of Oregon Invests $3M in Community Health Workers

Investment will improve health care access, quality and outcomes for Oregonians who face barriers to care ...

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SEIU’s President: No Place for White Supremacists in the White House

Mary Kay Henry makes following statement on Trump’s remarks after violence in Charlottesville ...

It’s Time to Show “Middle Neighborhoods” Love, Before It’s too Late

Middle Neighborhoods, School Rehabilitation and Food Insecurity are key action items for the policy agenda of the CBC. ...

Despite Unequal Treatment, Black Women Will Rise

NNPA Newswire Columnist Julianne Malveaux talks about Black Women’s Equal Pay Day ...

PCC Cascade President on Free Tuition Program

Any student who qualifies for the Oregon Promise can attend most in-state community colleges tuition-free ...

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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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