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NEWS BRIEFS

Humboldt Sewer Repair Project Update

Construction continues on a project repairing more than three miles of public sewer pipes ...

Augustana Lutheran Church Hosts Summer in the City Aug. 6

Free event includes BBQ, book sale, children’s games, music ...

Health Officials Warn of Spike in Heroin Overdoses

Emergency providers urge use of nalaxone, which is available without a prescription ...

Students Reach New Heights

Two rising sophomores attend aviation camp in Vancouver, Wash. ...

Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways

This summer the eight-mile bike route takes place on July 23, from 11 a.m - 4 p.m. ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

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EDITORIAL: It’s Time to Sunset the 48-Hour Rule

This week Mayor Ted Wheeler will ask Portland City Commissioners to end the hated 48-hour rule ...

Throw the Doors of Opportunity Wide Open for Our Youth

Congressional Black Caucus member Robin Kelly says it’s time to pass the “Today’s American Dream Act.” ...

Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Threaten Civil Rights

Charlene Crowell of the Center for Responsible Lending talks about the impact of President Trump’s budget on civil rights...

Nooses on National Mall Echo Domestic Terrorism

Lauren Victoria Burke reports on a series of domestic terrorist attacks across the U.S ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

On behalf of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) we pause with great sorrow, sadness, respect and sympathy at the sudden death of our beloved colleague, George E. Curry.

Our former Editor-in-Chief of the NNPA News Wire Service passed suddenly on Saturday, August 20, 2016, of heart failure in Washington, DC.  He was 69.  Funeral arrangements are still be planned in George's hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  We will keep you informed.  Our prayers are with George's family and loved ones.

 

Respectfully,

Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr

 

Editor's note: Our colleagues at the Chicago Crusader posted this thoughtful tribute to Curry Thursday: 

"To Curry, the spirit or soul of any story goes beyond who, what, when, and where. In Curry’s world, the biggest part of the story was the why. In Black America, it was the part of the story he pursued all of his professional life. As a journalist who asked a lot of questions, Curry always asked white America and its segregated newsrooms, ‘why?’"

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