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NORTHWEST NEWS

Portland Parks & Recreation’s Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (IFCC) Proposed as a Center for Black Arts and Culture

Feasibility Study for community-led vision moving forward thanks to Parks Local Option Levy

Oregon Housing and Community Services Makes Progress on Federal Emergency Rental Assistance

Agency stresses importance of applying for the program and works with partners to prevent evictions from moving forward 

Oregon Set to Expand Hotline for Bias Crime Reporting

With a rise in hate crimes and bias incidents in Oregon and nationwide the two-person office just couldn’t handle the volume.

Portland Shootings Prompt DA to Spend $1M to Handle Cases

Multnomah County plans to hire four prosecutors and two investigators to help with an increasing caseload of homicide investigations

NEWS BRIEFS

'A Dangerous Time': Portland Sees Record Homicides

Unlike previous years, more bystanders are being caught in the crossfire — from people mourning at vigils and sitting in cars to...

State Agency Inadvertently Releases Employees Vaccine Status

Oregon’s central administrative agency inadvertently released the COVID-19 vaccination status of more than 40,000 state employees to...

Simple Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treating After Fauci Greenlighted Halloween 2021

Halloween 2020 brought creative ways to trick or treat while minimizing the spread of infection (

De La Salle North Catholic High School Completes New Campus

Faith-based, college-preparatory high school for underserved students opens permanent campus alongside Catholic church in...

Sen. Kayse Jama Announces Re-Election Campaign for Senate District 24

Since his appointment, Jama has worked to address the systemic inequality that Oregonians have faced ...

Oregon kills 3 more wolves for attacking cattle

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — Employees from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shot and killed three more wolves from the Lookout Mountain pack on Wednesday, officials said. Two 6-month-olds and one yearling were shot from a helicopter in eastern Oregon, The Baker City...

Idaho city asks judge to reject anti-mask group's lawsuit

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The city of Hailey is asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit brought by an anti-mask group, arguing the group's members can't show they've actually been harmed by a local mask mandate. The city of Hailey and other central Idaho towns surrounding the...

No. 21 Texas A&M runs over Missouri, 35-14

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher warned his team all week that it couldn’t afford a letdown after its upset of top-ranked Alabama. His message got through, as the 21st-ranked Aggies buried Missouri early in a 35-14 victory Saturday. “We preached it,...

No. 21 Texas A&M heads to Mizzou after 'Bama upset win

No. 21 Texas A&M (4-2, 1-2 SEC) at Missouri (3-3, 0-2), Saturday at noon EDT (SEC Network). Line: Texas A&M by 9 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Texas A&M leads 8-7. WHAT’S AT STAKE? ...

OPINION

Letter to the Publisher: Black Publishers Shed Light on Pending Litigation Against NNPA

NNPA members Carole Geary, Dorothy R. Leavell and Amelia Ashley-Ward provide an update on pending litigation against the organization, its CEO and its former Treasurer. ...

How Food Became the Perfect Beachhead for Gentrification

What could be the downside of fresh veggies, homemade empanadas and a pop-up restaurant specializing in banh mis? ...

Homelessness, Houselessness in the Richest Country in the World: An Uncommon Logic

When and why did the United States of America chose the wealth of a few over the health, wealth, and well-being of so many ...

American Business Leaders Step Up to Fight Inequities in the South

With COVID-19 still an omnipresent concern and the country’s recovery still very much in jeopardy, individuals, families, and communities are struggling to deal with issues that have only been exacerbated by the pandemic. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

NFL agrees to end race-based brain testing in jumiB settlement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL agreed to end race-based adjustments in dementia testing that critics said made it difficult for Black retirees to qualify for awards in the jumi billion settlement of concussion claims, according to a proposed deal filed Wednesday in federal court. ...

NFL agrees to end race-based dementia testing in proposal to settle concussion claims that have paid nearly jumi billion

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — NFL agrees to end race-based dementia testing in proposal to settle concussion claims that have paid nearly jumi billion....

Restaurateur whose business was raided by sheriff gets .1M

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County officials approved a .1 million settlement Wednesday with a restaurant owner in metro Phoenix who claimed in a lawsuit that then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office had defamed him and violated his rights about seven years ago when investigating whether employees at his...

ENTERTAINMENT

Celine Dion delays opening of Vegas show due to spasms

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Celine Dion is delaying the opening of her new Las Vegas show due to muscle spasms that have kept her from performing. A statement posted on her website on Tuesday said the singer has been having severe and persistent muscle spasms and she is being evaluated...

Sand Valley resurrecting The Lido Golf Club in Wisconsin

NEKOOSA, Wis. (AP) — A classic old golf course — The Lido — is being resurrected 1,000 miles from the original with the assistance of a video game and GPS-guided tractors. The Lido at Sand Valley Golf Resort in central Wisconsin is perhaps the most ambitious project the...

Ice-T remembers path not taken in memoir 'Split Decision'

NEW YORK (AP) — Ice-T has never forgotten the path his life might have taken. The rapper and actor has a deal with Gallery Books for the memoir “Split Decision,” in which Ice-T and his longtime friend, identified only as Spike, look back on their time as partners in...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to 2018 Parkland school massacre

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty Wednesday to murdering 17 people during a rampage at...

Across Africa, major churches strongly oppose LGBTQ rights

In Ghana, home to a diverse array of religions, leaders of major churches have united in denouncing homosexuality...

EXPLAINER: How jury selection works in Arbery slaying trial

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Teachers, auto mechanics and retirees summoned to jury duty in the slaying of Ahmaud...

Across Africa, major churches strongly oppose LGBTQ rights

In Ghana, home to a diverse array of religions, leaders of major churches have united in denouncing homosexuality...

EU chief says key to energy crisis is pushing Green Deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top official on Wednesday exhorted the bloc's 27 member nations to wean...

South Africa starts vaccinations for those aged 12 to 17

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa has started giving COVID-19 vaccinations to adolescents aged between 12 and 17...

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