06-19-2018  8:06 pm      •     
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NEWS BRIEFS

Community Forum: How Does Law Enforcement Interact With Vulnerable Populations?

Forum will focus on public safety and examine mental health and addiction issues ...

King County Council Recognizes Juneteenth

The Metropolitan King County Council recognizes a true 'freedom day' in the United States ...

Unite Oregon Hosts ‘Mourn Pray Love, and Take Action’ June 20

Community is invited to gather at Terry Schrunk Plaza at 6 p.m. on World Refugee Day ...

MRG Foundation Announces Spring 2018 Grantees

Recipients include Oregon DACA Coalition, Kúkátónón Children’s African Dance Troupe, Komemma Cultural Protection Association ...

CareOregon Awards $250,000 for Housing Projects

Recipients include Rogue Retreat, Bridges to Change, Luke Dorf, Transition Projects and Bridge Meadows ...

Attorneys say no access to asylum seekers in Oregon prison

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Immigration attorneys in Oregon said Tuesday they haven't been able to meet with more than 120 asylum seekers being held at a federal prison southwest of Portland as protests against the Trump administration's policy of separating families crossing the border illegally...

The Latest: ACLU: No attorneys can get in Sheridan facility

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on asylum seekers being held in a federal prison in Oregon (all times local):4:30 p.m.Immigration rights attorneys say they have not been allowed to meet with asylum seekers being held in a federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon.The American Civil Liberties Union...

California lawmakers move closer to regional electric grid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A contentious proposal to link oversight of California's electric grid with other states in the U.S. West narrowly cleared a legislative hurdle Tuesday, keeping alive a proposal that has divided environmentalists over the best way to expand renewable energy.The...

'Say bye to him': Detainee recounts agents taking her son

SEATTLE (AP) — The call came at mealtime — an anonymous threat demanding ,000 or her son's life.So Blanca Orantes-Lopez, her 8-year-old boy and his father packed up and left the Pacific surfing town of Puerto La Libertad in El Salvador and headed for the United States.Two months...

OPINION

Juneteenth: Freedom's Promise Still Denied

Juneteenth is a celebration of the de facto end of slavery, but the proliferation of incarceration keeps liberation unfulfilled ...

What Happened? Assessing the Singapore Summit

For all its weaknesses, we are better off having had the summit than not ...

Redlining Settlement Fails to Provide Strong Penalties

A recent settlement of a federal redlining lawsuit is yet another sign that justice is still being denied ...

5 Lessons on Peace I Learned from My Cat Soleil

Dr. Jasmine Streeter takes some cues on comfort from her cat ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

South Carolina city council OKs slavery apology resolution

The city council in what was once a key seaport for slave trade adopted a resolution Tuesday apologizing for slavery.By voice vote, the Charleston City Council approved the resolution which offers a denouncement of slavery, a promise of tolerance in the future and a proposal for an office of racial...

The Latest: 2 councilmen won't vote for slavery apology

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a resolution to apologize for slavery (all times local):9:10 p.m.Two members of a South Carolina city council say they won't vote for a resolution apologizing for slavery.Charleston City Councilman Perry Waring cited a need to focus on economic...

Lawsuit: Chicago police falsely ID thousands as gang members

CHICAGO (AP) — Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that the Chicago Police Department relies on an error-plagued database that names up to 195,000 people as gang members, including many who have never been in a gang.Many people were erroneously listed in the database simply...

ENTERTAINMENT

Birthplace of singer, activist Nina Simone to be preserved

TRYON, N.C. (AP) — The dilapidated wooden cottage in North Carolina that was the birthplace of singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone now has the protection of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.The trust said in a news release Tuesday that it will develop and find a new use...

Fox News Channel faces backlash from Hollywood creators

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel faces a growing backlash among Hollywood creators that intensified Tuesday following Laura Ingraham's description of "zero tolerance" detention facilities for children separated from their parents as "essentially summer camps.""Modern Family" co-creator Steve...

Split decision: Some praise XXXTentacion, others criticize

NEW YORK (AP) — The praise and admiration for rapper-singer XXXTentacion poured in heavily following his sudden death, from the feverish fans who streamed his music to popular figures like Kanye West, J. Cole and Diplo, who called the artist an inspiring, gifted figure in music.Others,...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

With eyes on midterms, Trump embraces immigration fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling the shots as his West Wing clears out, President Donald Trump sees his hard-line...

Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A letter signed by at least 130 sexual abuse victims of former sports doctor Larry...

Indonesia raises number of ferry sinking missing to 166

TIGARAS PORT, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian officials say 166 people are missing from a ferry sinking Monday...

Syrian army drops leaflets over southern region amid tension

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian army helicopters dropped leaflets Tuesday over rebel-held parts of the country's south...

Saudi entertainment chief sacked after conservative backlash

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi King Salman sacked the head of the country's entertainment...

Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II...

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