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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. ...

Pennsylvania eyes retirement-savings plan for its portfolio

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With Pennsylvania facing a wave of retirees leaving the workforce with no savings, top state officials are working to head off the financial blow.A task force organized by Treasurer Joe Torsella has spurred an effort that now has key state lawmakers writing legislation...

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...

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

Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts that rocked churches and luxury hotels in or near Sri Lanka's capital on Easter Sunday — the deadliest violence the South Asian island country has seen since a bloody civil war...

Texas town reflects on dragging death ahead of execution

JASPER, Texas (AP) — A technology company was almost ready to bring up to 300 new jobs to Jasper, Texas, but in the final stages of recent negotiations, a potential deal-breaker emerged: the community's history as the place where three white men dragged a black man behind a pickup, killing...

Harris' campaign focuses on black colleges for support

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris has described her experience as a student at a historically black college as "one of the most important aspects" of her life. Now, her Democratic presidential campaign is using that experience to connect with voters.Not only is she one of...

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

Happy birthday: Queen Elizabeth II turns 93 on Easter Sunday

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 93rd birthday, which this year coincides with Easter...

Paris Easter Mass honors firefighters who saved Notre Dame

PARIS (AP) — The archbishop of Paris and Catholics from around France and the world honored the...

Outrage after some French protesters urge police suicides

PARIS (AP) — With French police suicides on the rise, Paris authorities are investigating yellow vest...

Sudanese to name civilian council in bid to pressure army

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese protest organizers say they will announce a civilian transitional council...

Outrage after some French protesters urge police suicides

PARIS (AP) — With French police suicides on the rise, Paris authorities are investigating yellow vest...

Happy birthday: Queen Elizabeth II turns 93 on Easter Sunday

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 93rd birthday, which this year coincides with Easter...

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