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Portland Art Museum Hosts Upstanders Festival May 27

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NAACP Monthly Meeting Notice, May 27, Portland

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NAACP on Supreme Court's Decline to Review NC Voter ID Law

NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks made the following remarks ...

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ENTERTAINMENT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say 2 young people were shot outside a birthday party.

Authorities said Saturday that a 16-year-old boy received traumatic injuries and was listed in critical condition. A 23-year-old man sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say uninvited people showed up and were denied entry to the birthday party. They stayed in the area, and eventually a disturbance broke out just after midnight.

Authorities are searching for two or three people who fled after the shooting.

A 20-year-old friend of the teenage victim was arrested on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm after police found two handguns in his vehicle. Authorities do not believe he was one of the people who injured the victims.

 

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