09-24-2017  8:54 am      •     
The Wake of Vanport

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Norton was denied the opportunity to testify by Chairman Trent Franks (R-AZ)

Congressional Black Caucus Chair, Emanuel Cleaver, II, (D-MO), was outraged over the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives refusal to hear testimony from Washington, D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton on Feb. 8


Spisak said he hated gays, blacks and Jews and suffered sexual identity confusion

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio executed a neo-Nazi Thursday who shot two men and a teen to death at Cleveland State University more than a quarter-century ago in a shooting spree that targeted blacks.


Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the Bush-era law needs to be more flexible

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration set a goal Thursday of revamping the federal No Child Left Behind education law before students start the next school year in the fall, a timeframe likely to clash with the priorities of congressional Republicans.


Parker is not the only donor trying to have a gift returned if it won't be displayed in the museum

Therbia Parker Sr. looked forward to the day he would walk inside the finished U.S. National Slavery Museum in Fredericksburg and see the artifacts he donated among the exhibits.


President Barack Obama promised upon taking office in early 2009 to close the prison

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday the prospects of closing the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay are very remote, a reflection of the fierce congressional opposition to transferring suspected terrorists to the United States.


Such cuts could mean shuttered Social Security offices and delayed benefit payments

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Upping the ante in the budget faceoff, the Obama administration warned Friday that workers who distribute Social Security benefits might be furloughed if congressional Republicans force cuts in federal spending.


Countries worry about continued inflation of real estate and stocks

PARIS (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday urged countries with large trade surpluses like China to let their currencies rise in value to help prevent another global financial crisis.


Measure that's attracted thousands of protesters for four days

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin State Patrol was dispatched Friday to find a Democratic state senator who fled the Capitol to delay the near-certain passage of a bill to end a half-century of collective bargaining rights for public workers


He also tours Intel Corp.'s semiconductor manufacturing facility in Oregon

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is heading to friendly territory to push his plan to spend billions more on education, meeting with Apple's ailing leader Steve Jobs and the chiefs of Facebook and Google in the San Francisco Bay area.


Bill would strip government workers, including teachers, of nearly all bargaining rights

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Protesters clogged the hallways of the Wisconsin state Capitol on Thursday as the Senate prepared to pass a momentous bill that would strip government workers, including school teachers, of nearly all collective bargaining rights.


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