08 31 2016
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WUERZBURG, Germany--On match days, Ghana's dressing room could be mistaken for African soccer's hall of fame.

Before the Black Stars beat the United States 2-1, Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o visited the players to provide encouragement. Ghana great Tony Yeboah was there, too.

Advice and good wishes also flowed in from Cameroon's Roger Milla, Ghana's Abedi Pele and other African players leaving the World Cup, as well as soccer associations from across the continent.


Supervisor's resignation will push back county's plans by at least a year

Citing what he called the "toxic environment" surrounding the King County elections operation, embattled Dean Logan says he is resigning as the director of the county's elections to take the No. 2 elections job in Los Angeles.
His resignation is effective July 14.


African Americans are under-represented in construction trades

Jim Francesconi

The numbers are appalling, said Jim Francesconi, former Portland city commissioner. Of 12,280 carpenters in the Portland area, only 80 are Black. Of the 7,000 first-line supervisors in the construction trades, only 95 are Black.

There are a few caveats to these figures: They come from the Oregon Employment Department's census six years ago, and they come from people who describe their own professions.


The 'Help is Here Express' informs public about patient assistance

Suzi Lazzari, left, enrollment specialist with the Partnership for Prescription Assistance, helps Andre Billingsley gather information for his wife. The partnership's "Help is Here Express" rolled through North Portland on June 12, stopping at the Salvation Army Moore Street  Community Center to inform people about the options available to them for prescription assistance.


Former Army Chaplain Yee says suicides could have been avoided

Capt. James Yee

OLYMPIA—Former Army Capt. James Yee, a Muslim chaplain who served at the Guantánamo detention camp and now lives in Olympia, says the three suicides there last weekend are a military and intelligence failure.

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