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NEWS BRIEFS

Raina Croff to Speak at Architectural Heritage Center

'When the Landmarks are Gone: Older African Americans, Place, and Change in N/NE Portland’ describes SHARP Walking Program ...

Portland Playhouse Presents August Wilson’s ‘Fences’ Through June 10

May 20 performance will include discussion on mental health; June 10 performance will be followed by discussion of fatherhood ...

Peggy Houston-Shivers Presents Benefit Concert for Allen Temple CME

Concert to take place May 20 at Maranatha Church ...

Family Friendly Talent Show, May 18

Family Fun Night series continues at Matt Dishman Community Center ...

Tax break for small businesses passed in special session

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Lawmakers on Monday passed a tax break aimed at small businesses in Oregon during a one-day special legislative session convened by Gov. Kate Brown.The Democrat Brown and legislative leaders in the majority party emphasized keeping the session focused only on passing the...

The Latest: Legislature passes small business tax breaks

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on a special session of the Oregon Legislature: (all times local):4:38 p.m.Lawmakers have passed a tax break aimed at small businesses in Oregon during a one-day special legislative session.Gov. Kate Brown called legislators back to the Capitol for the session...

Man accused of trying to kill woman with opioid spray

MUKILTEO, Wash. (AP) — An Everett man is accused of holding down his ex-girlfriend at a Mukilteo hotel, shoving Xanax down her throat and forcing a fentanyl spray up her nose in what police say was attempted murder.The Daily Herald reports the woman survived and was able to escape and alert...

Olympian sues USA Swimming, saying it failed to protect her

SEATTLE (AP) — Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and failed to protect her while shielding him.Kukors Smith alleges Sean Hutchison, who began coaching her at a...

OPINION

Golfing While Black Is Not a Crime

Grandview Golf Club asks five Black women to leave for golfing too slow ...

Discovering the Best of Black America in 2018

Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis discusses the DTU Journalism Fellowship & Scholarship Program ...

Will Israel’s Likud Party Ever Respect the Rights of Palestinians?

Bill Fletcher weighs in on the precarious future of the two-state solution between the Israeli government and the Palestinian people ...

The Future of Medicinal Marijuana in Pets

Dr. Jasmine Streeter says CBD-derived products show beneficial therapeutic benefits for pets ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Border agent questions 2 women for speaking Spanish

HAVRE, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are reviewing an encounter between a Border Patrol agent and two women who were speaking Spanish at a gas station in northern Montana, the agency said Monday.Allegations have been made before of law-enforcement officers in...

Ex-London mayor quits UK's Labour amid anti-Semitism scandal

LONDON (AP) — Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone resigned from Britain's Labour Party on Monday, two years after he was suspended over allegations of anti-Semitism — an issue that continues to roil the left-of-center party.Livingstone said in a statement that he is not anti-Semitic,...

'Don't be mad at Claire': McCaskill courts black voters

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The African-American community's frustration with Sen. Claire McCaskill is real.The perception that the Missouri Democrat has ignored black constituents haunts the corners of her campaign receptions in Ferguson, it looms near rallies in Kansas City, and it even sneaks...

ENTERTAINMENT

Jay and Mark Duplass reveal the secret to their success

NEW YORK (AP) — When the filmmaking Duplass brothers sat down to list their top 10 movies of all time, one cinematic masterpiece didn't make the cut.Jay and Mark Duplass made room for "Dumb and Dumber," ''Tootsie" and "Raising Arizona." But "The Godfather," often topping lists of all-time...

Reactions to the death of speechwriter Richard Goodwin

NEW YORK (AP) — Reaction to the death of presidential speechwriter Richard Goodwin:— "It was the adventure of a lifetime to be married for 42 years to this incredible force of nature — the smartest, most interesting, most loving person I have ever known. How lucky I have been...

Netflix says it has signed Barack and Michelle Obama

NEW YORK (AP) — Barack and Michelle Obama are getting into the television business with Monday's announcement that they had signed a multi-year deal with Netflix.The former president and first lady have formed their own production company, Higher Ground Productions, for the material. In...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

AP PHOTOS: Fire, steam, fascination as Hawaii lava rolls on

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Cracks in the ground spit out streams of lava that are snaking through Hawaii's Big...

What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii's latest volcanic hazard

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and setting off a chemical...

Syrian government declares capital fully under its control

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's military on Monday captured an enclave in southern Damascus from Islamic State...

Aide: Palestinian leader making swift recovery in hospital

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is alert and making a swift recovery after being...

Result of US-China talks: Short-term relief, long-term risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the short run, a truce in the trade conflict between the United States and China has...

The Latest: Iran says 'sham' US policy to reap 'ill rewards'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussing strategy on Iran (all times...

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