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NORTHWEST NEWS

Don’t Shoot PDX to Launch Community Legal Referral Services Program

When Don’t Shoot PDX opened a second office at 14 NE Killingsworth earlier this year, founder Teressa Raiford envisioned it as a venue to legally empower vulnerable members of the community.

Dr. Markisha Smith Steps Into New Role at City

New Director of Equity and Human Rights talks about her vision for the role

White Supremacist Gets Life for Running Down Black Man

Jurors in March found Russell Courtier, 40, guilty of murder, hit-and-run driving and the hate crime of second-degree intimidation in the death of 19-year-old Larnell Bruce

Group Urges Federal Action to Protect Oregon River Fish

The federal government should take action to protect fish runs in the Willamette River, according to a national conservation group.

NEWS BRIEFS

Waitlist for 5020 Condos Opens Application Opens April 22

Affordable condos are available to families with generational ties to North/Northeast Portland ...

Photos: Blessing of the Festival

View photos from the Blessing of the Festival and Memorial Service, an annual tradition of the Rose Festival. ...

State Senate Passes Youth Justice Reform Bill

SB 1008 would reform youth justice system and roll back mandatory minimum sentencing for youth offenders. ...

Blessing of the Festival to Introduce New Rose Festival Court

Ceremony takes place April 13 at Piedmont Presbyterian Church ...

Starlight Run Announces New Start Time And Start Location

The Starlight Run has a new start time, starting point and finish line. ...

Oregon county pays 0K over Blue Lives Matter flag

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon county has agreed to pay 0,000 to a black employee who sued alleging she was harassed after asking that a Blue Lives Matter flag not be displayed in the office.Karimah Guion-Pledgure said in her January lawsuit against Multnomah County that the flag demeans...

Bus kidnapping in Vancouver, Washington ends, no injuries

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A kidnapping on a Vancouver, Washington bus has ended with no injuries and with the suspect in custody.Police say a man boarded a C-Tran bus just after 6 p.m. Friday evening and demanded to be driven to Portland, Oregon.The man said he had a gun.At some point, the bus...

Clemson transfer Kelly Bryant finds new home at Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — By the end of last season, Missouri fans were enjoying quarterback Drew Lock's final days running the Tigers' offense and wondering who would take over this fall.The answer came in a Twitter post the night of Dec. 4 when Kelly Bryant announced he was transferring to...

Missouri files brief as it seeks to overturn NCAA sanctions

Missouri submitted its appeals brief to the NCAA on Monday, taking the next step in attempting to limit or overturn what it believes are overly harsh sanctions in the case of a rogue former tutor.The school argued in the 64-page brief to the NCAA's appeals committee that the penalties handed down...

OPINION

Can We Wake America Up from its Student Dept Nightmare

More than 44 million people of varying ages and occupations struggle with jumi.5 trillion in student debt. ...

Why Are Humans Killing Whales Again?

It was announced this past weekend that Japan will resume the killing and harvesting of whales. The only qualification, which, apparently, is supposed to make the world feel better, is that this will take place in Japanese territorial waters. ...

Environmental Racism is Real, Destructive and Deadly

For many, Earth Day stands as a reminder of everyone’s role as stewards of the planet. ...

Student Loan Debt is a Crisis

Today, student loan debt is the second greatest source of individual debt, only behind mortgages, according to the Federal Reserve. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

George Zimmerman banned from Tinder dating app

MIAMI (AP) — The ex-neighborhood watch volunteer who killed an unarmed black teen in Florida in 2012 has been banned from the dating app Tinder.An emailed statement from Tinder cited users' safety as a reason for removing George Zimmerman's profile.An article by Tampa, Florida, weekly...

Players boycotting social media over racism receive abuse

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Some soccer players in England boycotting social media in a protest against racism were targeted with abuse for posting about the 24-hour campaign.Talks with the social media companies are now being urgently sought by the Professional Footballers' Association,...

Oregon county pays 0K over Blue Lives Matter flag

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon county has agreed to pay 0,000 to a black employee who sued alleging she was harassed after asking that a Blue Lives Matter flag not be displayed in the office.Karimah Guion-Pledgure said in her January lawsuit against Multnomah County that the flag demeans...

ENTERTAINMENT

Michelle Williams, Phil Elverum split after wedding in July

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Williams and Phil Elverum have separated less than a year after marrying.A person close to the couple who requested anonymity because they weren't authorized to comment on the matter confirmed the split Friday. It was first reported by People magazine.The 38-year-old...

Polanski asks court to restore his film academy membership

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roman Polanski asked a judge Friday to restore his membership in the organization that bestows the Academy Awards nearly a year after he was expelled from it for sexual misconduct.Lawyers for the 85-year-old fugitive director petitioned Los Angeles Superior Court to compel...

Paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren dies at 92

MONROE, Conn. (AP) — World-wide paranormal investigator and author Lorraine Warren, whose decades of ghost-hunting cases with her late husband inspired such frightening films as "The Conjuring" series and "The Amityville Horror," died. She was 92.Warren's son-in-law Tony Spera and grandson...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Zookeeper hospitalized after tiger attack at Topeka Zoo

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — City officials say a tiger mauled a zookeeper at the Topeka Zoo in northeastern...

New attack on Ebola center in Congo; 1 militia member killed

BUTEMBO, Congo (AP) — Militia members attacked an Ebola treatment center hours after another attack killed...

Yellow vest anger burns in France, fueled by Notre Dame fire

PARIS (AP) — French yellow vest protesters set fires Saturday along a march through Paris to drive home...

Serbia's "Lady Macbeth" buried near late strongman Milosevic

POZAREVAC, Serbia (AP) — Several dozen supporters attended the funeral Saturday of Mirjana Markovic, the...

Woman's brutal killing in Bangladesh triggers protests

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Dozens of protesters took to the streets in Bangladesh's capital to demand justice...

Egyptians vote on changes that would extend el-Sissi's rule

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians cast their ballots Saturday on the first of three days of voting on constitutional...

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