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NORTHWEST NEWS

Raiford: Let Us Rehabilitate the Albina Arts Center

Don’t Shoot Portland petitioning to buy property, alleges unclear, unfair process

WA High Court to Hear Case About Transit Fare Enforcement

The Washington state Supreme Court will consider whether fare enforcement on public transit represents an unconstitutional incursion into passengers’ right to privacy.

Lewis & Clark College Announces First Woman, First African American President

Robin Holmes-Sullivan, Ph.D. will be the first woman, first woman of color, and the first LGBTQ+ person to be President of LC. She is also a clinical psychologist by trade, currently Dean of Students.

Report: Oregon Has Too Few Public Defenders

Oregon has only roughly one-third of the public defense attorneys it needs to provide reasonably effective assistance to low-income defendants

NEWS BRIEFS

Oregon State celebrates Black History Month

Oregon State University is celebrating Black History Month in February with a host of free events ...

Seattle MLK Mural Defaced

The iconic mural that has been at the corner of MLK and Cherry in Seattle for more than 20 years was defaced in the early morning of...

Applications Open for Business Internships for BIPOC Students

This innovative program connects BIPOC college students with leading companies while providing mentorship and professional...

All Classical Portland Announces María García as 2022 Artist in Residence

Prominent Portland pianist, educator, and music coach María García has been named the station’s 2022 Artist in Residence. ...

Ranked Choice Voting Supporters Seek Oregon Initiative

Supporters of a voting method that allows people to rank candidates in order of preference want to give people in Oregon the chance to...

King County pays [scripts/homepage/home.php].5M to family of man killed by deputies

SEATTLE (AP) — King County has agreed to pay [scripts/homepage/home.php].5 million to settle a claim by the family of man who was shot and killed by deputies after stealing a pickup truck and a pet poodle, according to the family’s attorney. The November 2019 incident in which Anthony Chilcott died was...

Oregon chief justice asks lawyers to act as public defenders

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha Walters in an unusual public request is asking members of the State Bar to take on clients in need of public defense. In a letter Thursday, Walters asked members to “help in representing those who are accused of a...

UNLV promotes interim AD Harper to full-time job

LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV has promoted interim athletic director Erick Harper to serve in the job full time. Harper's hiring, announced on Monday, was effective Jan. 1. He had served as interim athletic director since Desiree Reed-Francois left UNLV for Missouri in August. ...

Army stuns Missouri in Armed Forces Bowl on last-second FG

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Cole Talley kicked a 41-yard field goal as time expired and Army rallied to beat Missouri 24-22 in the Armed Forces Bowl on Wednesday night. After the Tigers took a 22-21 lead on a touchdown with 1:11 to play, third-string quarterback Jabari Laws led Army...

OPINION

Landmark $1.85 Billion in Relief Secured for Federal and Private Loan Borrowers

State AGs reach settlement with nation’s largest student loan servicer ...

OP-ED: A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

January 6th, Voting Rights and the Tyranny Threatening America ...

Support Nikole Hannah-Jones and The 1619 Project

This important and ambitious project pulled back the curtain of euphemistic rhetoric composing American historiography that points only to the good in our history and sweeps under the rug the evil deeds perpetrated against people of color ...

In 2021, Organized Labor is Again Flexing its Muscles

We have seen dramatic change in the makeup of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) under President Biden. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Swastikas scrawled on Union Station in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vandals scrawled swastikas on the outside of Union Station, the central hub for regional train transportation in the nation's capital. The graffiti was discovered Friday, one day after International Holocaust Remembrance Day, with crude Nazi symbols marked on...

Alaska court rules against youths in climate change lawsuit

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by 16 young Alaskans who claimed long-term effects of climate change will devastate Alaska and interfere with their individual constitutional rights. The lawsuit...

Defense: 3 officers at Floyd killing not trained adequately

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An attorney for one of the three former Minneapolis police officers on trial for allegedly violating George Floyd’s civil rights suggested Friday that the department’s training is inadequate when it comes to intervening when a colleague is using excessive force and that...

ENTERTAINMENT

Ruhle replaces Williams on MSNBC; 'Morning Joe' expanded

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC announced Thursday that business journalist Stephanie Ruhle will replace Brian Williams on the nightly newscast “The 11th Hour,” and that “Morning Joe” will expand to four hours. Ruhle, who will continue as a senior business analyst across other NBC...

'Pam & Tommy' recaps sex tape drama through a #MeToo lens

NEW YORK (AP) — An impactful, if not cringe-worthy moment in the new Hulu series, “ Pam & Tommy, ” is when Lily James as Pamela Anderson is interviewed by Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show” and he asks her about her sex tape with then-husband Tommy Lee. “What's it like to have that kind...

Family clarifies no 'Picasso NFT' is set to be sold online

GENEVA (AP) — Pablo Picasso's family is not selling a digital asset linked to one of his works after all. After a granddaughter and great-grandson of the artist trumpeted the upcoming sale, lawyers for the family said Thursday that his heirs have not authorized the launch of any...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

China skis: Olympics brings on boom in winter sports

BEIJING (AP) — Holding his skis beside a bunny slope, Li Wei enthuses over his winter job as a farmer-turned-ski...

Activists urge athletes to speak out at Beijing Olympics

BEIJING (AP) — Human rights activists issued a call to action against the Beijing Olympics on Friday, imploring...

Biden’s vow of Black justice a nod to his most loyal voters

As he struggled to survive the 2020 Democratic primary, Joe Biden made a striking pledge before voting began in...

Finnish diplomats' mobile devices hacked with spyware

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The mobile devices of Finnish diplomats working abroad have been hacked with the use of...

Puerto Rico: Makeshift boat with Dominican migrants capsizes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal authorities detained 17 Dominican migrants on Friday after their boat...

Voting for Italy's president fails again; no political deal

ROME (AP) — Insistence by Italy's center-right bloc that one of their candidates is vaulted to the country's...

The Skanner Foundation's Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

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