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NEWS BRIEFS

Legacy Health Expands Executive Team

Chief integration officer and chief operating officer appointments are effective April 1. ...

OHSU Film Screening: No Más Bebés Documentary

On April 16, the OHSU Center for Women's Health and the OHSU Library will be screening the Emmy nominated health care reform...

Blumenauer Invites the Public to Discuss Prescription Drug Affordability

A public forum will be held Thursday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Madison High School. ...

Colson Whitehead to Receive Stone Award at Oregon State

Pulitzer Prize winner to visit OSU campus April 1 to receive Stone Literary Award ...

AG Rosenblum Asks Oregon Legislature to Strengthen Hate Crime Laws

The proposed legislation would require law enforcement to refer all complaints of hate-motivated conduct that they do not investigate...

About 2,000 rally at state Capitol in support of gun rights

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — About 2,000 people rallied at Oregon's Capitol to show their support of the Second Amendment and opposition to legislation they say would restrict gun rights, KGW TV reports.The Defend the Second rally on Saturday was organized by Oregon-based weapons manufacturers Radian...

UC Irvine dubs assistant as its own 'Sister Jean' in NCAAs

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — When UC Irvine made the NCAA Tournament, coach Russell Turner believed his team had many of the same ingredients that fueled Loyola of Chicago's surprising run to the Final Four last year.The Anteaters had an experienced team with a gaudy record but was missing only...

Missouri appeals NCAA sanctions levied against 3 sports

Missouri filed a notice of appeal with the NCAA's committee on infractions Thursday, beginning what could be a lengthy fight of what it considers overly harsh sanctions levied against three of its programs for academic misconduct involving a former tutor.The NCAA banned the football, baseball and...

Indiana St gives Mallory contract extension through 2023

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State coach Curt Mallory has agreed to a two-year contract extension that will run through 2023.Athletic department officials made the announcement Tuesday.Last season Mallory led the Sycamores to a 7-4 mark, a No. 22 ranking and a third-place finish in the...

OPINION

Jobs Report Shows What ‘African Americans Have to Lose’ Under Trump

William Spriggs, a chief economist at the AFL-CIO and professor in the department of Economics at Howard University said since reaching a low of 6 percent in November, the Black unemployment rate has climbed three straight months. “Given the relationship of...

Letter to the Editor: We Must Reject Bigotry

Former President of the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle says we must support the country's Muslim community ...

Mississippi Must Redraw Lines for Mississippi Delta Senate District

Federal Appeals Court rules African Americans were denied voting rights ...

Backyard Birding in Portland-A Lesson in Flight

A few minutes from our homes in North Portland, Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area is a 2000 acre natural wetland known to host over 100 species of birds. Armed with a single pair of binoculars and our eyes, we set off for adventure. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

The Latest: O'Rourke gives a nod to Sanders

The Latest on the 2020 campaign season (all times Eastern):11:50 p.m.Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says he's glad Bernie Sanders is also running and that the country "owes so much" to the Vermont senator for his persistence and leadership to move the country closer to embracing...

Protests held in Pittsburgh after cop cleared in shooting

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The father of a slain black teenager pleaded for peace Saturday after the acquittal of a white police officer triggered an apparent retaliatory shooting at the defense attorney's office and touched off protests in the streets of Pittsburgh.Police put officers on 12-hour...

Atlanta police set up hotline for 'child murders' case

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's mayor and police chief are leading a push to re-examine evidence from a string of murders that terrorized the city's black community between 1979 and 1981.As a result, authorities are being inundated with calls. Now, officials have set up a central hotline for anyone...

ENTERTAINMENT

DJ Khaled inspired by son before hosting Kids' Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the run-up to the Kids' Choice Awards, host DJ Khaled is feeling plenty of support — from his son.The producer-DJ said his 2-year-old son, Asahd, gets excited just watching his dad in the ads promoting the show on Nickelodeon."When the commercials come on, my son...

Gary Clark Jr. is confronting racism with 'This Land'

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Gary Clark Jr. has created a lot of conversation with "This Land," the provocative first song off his latest album that shares the same name.In the angry blues-rock song, he recounts racial epithets hurled his way and other racist taunts before he defiantly asserts...

Review: DC superhero pic 'Shazam!' is a joy...seriously

Holy superhero fatigue, Batman, "Shazam!" is actually good.OK, so it's basically "Big" with superheroes and villains instead of businesspeople and girlfriends, but director David F. Sandberg has infused his film with so much heart and charm that it hardly matters. Even the deficiencies, like the...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

NCAA Latest: Edwards sharp, defending champions on the ropes

The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):9:40 p.m.Carsen Edwards seems to have...

Streisand apologizes for remarks on Michael Jackson accusers

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand apologized Saturday for her remarks about Michael Jackson and two men who...

A look at some unanswered questions of the Mueller probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has wrapped up his investigation, but whether the public...

The Latest: US commander: IS fighters could 're-emerge'

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — The Latest on the battle against the Islamic State group in Syria (all times...

Venezuelan power struggle creates diplomatic duel abroad

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — When Lorena Delgado approached the Venezuelan consulate in Colombia's capital on a...

Italy, China sign accord deepening economic ties

ROME (AP) — Italy signed a memorandum of understanding with China on Saturday supporting Beijing's "Belt...

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