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Portland Leaders To Re-Establish Anti-Gun Violence Unit

Mayor Ted Wheeler and city commissioners have reached a deal on proposals intended to stem a spike in gun violence over the past year.

Three Black Candidates File to Run for Board Positions in Portland Schools and PCC

May 18 election presents handful of openings for four-year terms.

Clues From Unexploded Firebomb Lead To Charges in Portland

A beer growler produced key evidence that helped lead to charges against an Indiana man who authorities said had come to Portland for protests.

Black Educators, Advocates Amplify Parents’ Anxieties About Sending Kids Back into Classrooms During Pandemic

Gov. Brown says all public schools must offer some in-person teaching next month.

NEWS BRIEFS

Tishaura Jones Makes History As First Black Woman To Become Mayor of St. Louis

Jones has just been elected as the first Black woman to hold the title in the city’s 257-year-history ...

COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Cases in Oregon

168 vaccinated individuals have tested positive for the virus through April 2, including three deaths ...

VIDEO: Short Film Released on Portland Metro’s COVID-19 Response

Six-minute documentary shares the voices of people on the front lines of the pandemic and pays tribute to the local community health...

Hawthorne Bridge Closed for Weekend Inspection

The Hawthorne Bridge will be closed to all users this weekend from 7 am on Saturday, April 10 until as late as 7 pm on Sunday, April...

Announcements Coming In for 2021 Rose Festival Court

The Rose Festival Court is comprised of 15 outstanding young women chosen from Portland Metro-area high schools ...

Fires burn at Portland protest at immigration building

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — At least two fires broke out at Portland's Immigration and Customs Enforcement building during a demonstration Saturday night but the building itself was not set on fire, officials said. Portland police responded to the building to help after the Federal...

Ex-Coquille city employee files intent to sue after firing

COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) — A former Coquille city employee has informed the city she plans to sue for whistleblower retaliation and a failure to provide due process during the course of her firing. Former city recorder Jennifer Rose filed a notice with the city March 25 after her...

Ex-Cardinals coach Wilks new defensive coordinator at Mizzou

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Steve Wilks is returning to coaching as the defensive coordinator at Missouri. Wilks, who was hired by Tigers coach Eli Drinkwitz on Thursday, took last year off after spending the previous 14 seasons in the NFL. The stint was highlighted by a year as the...

OPINION

An Open Letter To the Community From Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese

Sheriff Reese outlines Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office's strategic plan and goals to reinforce equity now and in the future. ...

Candace Avalos On The Right Track With Public Housing

Our unhoused neighbors deserve a safe and clean place to sleep ...

Providence’s Equity Pledge Should Start With Paying Workers a Living Wage

Rep. Mark Meek says Providence’s public commitment to racial equity does not match up with what’s happening inside their hospitals ...

Eugene Senator Welcomes Passage of "Critical" Covid Rescue Plan

State Sen. James I. Manning Jr. (D- North Eugene, West Eugene, Santa Clara, and Junction City) sends us a letter welcoming the passage of President Biden's "critical" jumi.9T Covid stimulus plan and praising the efforts of Democrats in Oregon's delegation to...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Myanmar's ruling junta issues fresh charges for Suu Kyi

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s ruling military squared off against its opponents in the courts, the streets and the countryside Monday, showing no sign of relenting in its crackdown against those opposed to February's coup. Aung San Suu Kyi, who led the elected government...

Prosecutors seek 5-year term for ex-leader of neo-Nazi group

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Virginia are seeking a five-year prison sentence for a former neo-Nazi group leader who pleaded guilty to conspiring with other far-right extremists to threaten dozens of targets, including a predominantly African American church, a sitting U.S....

Son racially abused online after Tottenham loses to Man U

LONDON (AP) — Tottenham forward Son Heung-min on Sunday became the latest Premier League player to be targeted with racist abuse on social media following a match. The South Korea international was involved in an incident which saw a goal from Edinson Cavani ruled out in the...

ENTERTAINMENT

For Black journalists, working Chauvin trial drains emotions

NEW YORK (AP) — At the end of a stressful day, Sara Sidner seeks the friendly wag of a dog's tail. Shaquille Brewster turns to sports on TV, and Julia Jenae talks things out with colleagues. Each is covering one of the nation's biggest stories, the murder trial of former...

How an Irish town became home for an animation powerhouse

NEW YORK (AP) — The medieval town of Kilkenny in the southeast of Ireland is an unlikely home for a perennial Oscar contender. But there, among cathedral spires and castle parapets, the animation studio Cartoon Saloon has carved out a factory of hand-drawn artistry and local folklore that has...

Costume Designers Guild to honor Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From “Grey’s Anatomy” to “Bridgerton,” television producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers have strived to work with costume designers to visually create appealing wardrobes to help tell their character's story. Now, both women will be recognized...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

AP PHOTOS: From Moscow to Pacific, Russia glorifies Gagarin

MOSCOW (AP) — From a giant statue towering over Moscow to a more modest monument on the Sakhalin Island in the...

Russia: Feminist activist on trial on pornography charges

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Monday opened the trial of a feminist activist and artist charged with...

William, Harry remember Prince Philip's wit, service to UK

LONDON (AP) — Princes William and Harry paid tribute Monday to their grandfather, Prince Philip, remembering his...

'Huge' explosion rocks St. Vincent as volcano keeps erupting

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — La Soufriere volcano fired an enormous amount of ash and hot gas early Monday in...

Off-duty Italy art cops find looted statue in Belgian shop

ROME (AP) — Italian police say they have recovered a 1st century Roman statue that was stolen from an...

Czech foreign minister fired in government reshuffle

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech Republic’s foreign minister was fired Monday in a government reshuffle less than six...

Trial: George Floyd's Death

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