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NEWS BRIEFS

Trail Blazers Honor Trail Blazers

Pre-game and halftime ceremonies pay tribute to Black Oregon leaders ...

Marcus Johnson to Perform at Linfield

Internationally acclaimed jazz keyboardist will play free concert Mar. 1 at Linfield College ...

Jeffrey Gibson Survey Opens at SAM

More than 65 works will be featured in the survey, opening Feb. 28 at Seattle Art Museum ...

Joint Office of Homeless Services to Open Severe Weather Shelters Feb. 11

JOIN reports that online donations are pouring in, with three postal trucks carrying goods en route ...

Increased avalanche danger in Cascades

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say there's an increased avalanche danger in some areas of the Cascade Mountains due to recent snowfall.The Northwest Avalanche Center tells KING-TV in a story on Friday that recent snowfall fell during warmer temperatures than the older snow beneath it.Officials...

Guest avoids injury when car smashes into Oregon motel room

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in west-central Oregon say a woman is facing charges after crashing into a motel room where a guest was sleeping.The Eugene Police Department says 21-year-old Jordan Leann Belvelry lost control of her vehicle at about 7:30 a.m. Saturday and crashed into the...

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

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 ...

Kindness Is in the Little and Big Things

Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17, 2019. There are scientifically proven benefits to being kind. ...

Gardening with the Pharaohs: A Pharaonic Garden Reflection

Egyptian gardens were considered sacred and designs were based on religious beliefs ...

A Dream Deferred — Is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Just Another Elusive Dream?

Research shows that just one year with a bad teacher can put a child three years behind. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

The Latest: Smollett says no truth he played role in attack

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of the attack on Jussie Smollett (all times local):11 p.m.Attorneys for Jussie Smollett say there is no truth to reports that the "Empire" actor played a role in an assault on him last month by what he described as two men shouting homophobic...

France's yellow vests mark 3 months amid racist tensions

PARIS (AP) — Paris authorities opened an investigation Sunday into anti-Semitic remarks hurled at a noted philosopher during a yellow vest protest in the capital, an incident that raised national concerns about the movement's ascendant radical fringe.The Paris prosecutor's office said Sunday...

Key moments in actor Jussie Smollett's Chicago attack

CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett told Chicago police last month that two men physically attacked him and yelled racial and homophobic slurs.Some key moments in the story:Jan. 29—Jussie Smollett tells Chicago police he was physically attacked by two men...

ENTERTAINMENT

21 Savage 'wasn't hiding' being British, feared deportation

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage said in an interview aired Friday that he didn't talk about his British citizenship before because he didn't want to get deported.The Grammy-nominated artist, whose given name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested Feb. 3. U.S....

Key moments in actor Jussie Smollett's Chicago attack

CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett told Chicago police last month that two men physically attacked him and yelled racial and homophobic slurs.Some key moments in the story:Jan. 29—Jussie Smollett tells Chicago police he was physically attacked by two men...

Women filmmakers have record showing at Berlin Film Festival

BERLIN (AP) — The voice of the female filmmaker was louder than ever at this year's Berlin Film Festival, with seven out of the 16 films in the competition section helmed by women, and female directors from all corners of the globe featured prominently.Women directors represented 63 percent...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

From Bogart to millennials: Italian hat maker tries new look

SPINETTA MARENGO, Italy (AP) — Hats off, Bogie.The traditional Italian hat maker Borsalino, whose fedora...

The Latest: Joe Harris tops Stephen Curry for 3-point title

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local):10:30 p.m.Oklahoma City's...

Patrick Caddell, pollster to Jimmy Carter, dies at 68

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Caddell, the pollster who helped propel Jimmy Carter in his longshot bid to win...

Family: UK teen who joined Islamic State has baby in Syria

LONDON (AP) — The family of a British teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group says she has...

State Department: Nauert out as pick for UN ambassador

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the...

From Bogart to millennials: Italian hat maker tries new look

SPINETTA MARENGO, Italy (AP) — Hats off, Bogie.The traditional Italian hat maker Borsalino, whose fedora...

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