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NEWS BRIEFS

Q Center to Host Feb. 24 Town Hall on Reported Violent Attacks

Individuals can receive a free Uber ride to the event ...

NAACP Challenge to Prison Gerrymandering Moves Forward

Federal judge refuses to dismiss suit over discriminatory counting of incarcerated persons ...

Law Librarians in Beaverton and Tigard Libraries

A law librarian will provide assistance on a walk-in basis once a month at the Beaverton City Main Library and Tigard Public Library ...

Students Tour Washington to Support 100% Clean Energy

WashPIRG Students and Environment Washington are pushing a clean energy bill with support from Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal ...

Black Lit is LIT

BPI will host Black History Month book fair and cultural literacy event at Barnes & Noble on Feb. 23 ...

Bill would require Holocaust education in Oregon schools

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A proposed bill would require Oregon school districts to teach students about the Holocaust and other acts of genocide.KGW-TV reports the bill, which the Senate Committee on Education is debating this week, requires the curriculum to "enable students to evaluate the...

Troubled Oregon dairy farm sells to lone bidder

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The troubled Lost Valley Farm in northern Oregon has sold to its only bidder, and its herd has been auctioned off.The Statesman Journal reports a federal bankruptcy judge approved the dairy farm's sale to Canyon Farm LLC for .7 million earlier this month.The sale is...

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

Why We Need Net Neutrality

It didn’t have to be this way for net neutrality, and it doesn’t need to stay this way either ...

There’s an Uprising Going on in Sudan

We have heard stories of horror, murder, refugees, and systematic repression — now we hear of revolution ...

NAACP Celebrates 110th Anniversary of Freedom Fighting

After the Springfield race riots of 1908, “People got together around the country, especially throughout Illinois, and said again enough is enough." ...

Decreasing Harm to Communities Impacted by the Criminal Justice System

Many facets of the justice system have taken heavy financial and social tolls on individuals struggling with addiction and mental illness ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

'Empire' actor goes from victim to accused felon in 3 weeks

CHICAGO (AP) — The whispers about "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett started with reports that he had not fully cooperated with police after telling authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who hurled racist, anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck.Then detectives in a city...

Texas border county, nonprofit sue Trump over 'emergency'

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A West Texas border county and a nonprofit civil rights group have jointly filed a lawsuit in federal court aiming to overturn President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration.Trump issued the declaration Friday to circumvent Congress and finance his border wall...

'Empire' actor charged with making false police report

CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday with making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said.Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said...

ENTERTAINMENT

Oscars: A record year for women, but is it progress?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At the glad-handy Oscar nominees luncheon earlier this month, film academy president John Bailey proudly told the 171 nominees in the room that there were a record number of women nominated for Academy Awards this year. The statement seemed to take everyone a moment to...

What will win best picture? It's a maddeningly close race

NEW YORK (AP) — On a year where one of the lead Oscar contenders is titled "The Favourite," the 91st Academy Awards lack a clear front runner.Normally a fairly predictable process with one or two favorites, this year's best picture race has been maddeningly unclear, almost devious in its...

The Latest: Smollett's lawyers vow 'aggressive defense'

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local):7:50 p.m.Attorneys for Jussie Smollett say they will mount an "aggressive defense" of the "Empire" actor after he was charged with making a false report that he was attacked in Chicago last month.Attorneys...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Iraqi rapper gives angry youth in city of Basra music outlet

BASRA, Iraq (AP) — A youth-led protest movement in the southern Iraqi port city of Basra, which saw riots...

Top centrist Netanyahu rivals unite for Israeli election run

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's primary centrist challengers to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced...

Vietnam, site of next Trump-Kim summit, model for growth

BANGKOK (AP) — Vietnam, the location of President Donald Trump's next meeting with North Korean leader Kim...

Civilians, including many children, leave IS-held enclave

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Young girls and boys stared out of the back of trucks, their faces dirty, their eyes...

Top centrist Netanyahu rivals unite for Israeli election run

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's primary centrist challengers to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced...

US: Alabama woman who joined Islamic State is not a citizen

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria won't be allowed to return...

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