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NEWS BRIEFS

NAACP Mourns Passing of Aretha 'Queen of Soul' Franklin

“No one can discuss the civil rights movement nor music without paying respect to the Queen of Soul" ...

Lakeside to Play Summer Music Festival at Unthank Park

The Homecoming celebrates community in Northeast Portland with music and more ...

Portland Air Quality Update

PP&R activities scheduled outdoors are being moved indoors where feasible ...

Jacquie Jones Memorial Scholarship Deadline Announced

The 300,000 dollar fund honoring award-winning director and film executive will support emerging and diverse content creators ...

Montavilla Jazz Festival Celebrates Fifth Anniversary Aug. 18-19

Event takes place at Portland Metro Arts at SE 90th and Stark St. ...

Group sues to expand protected orca habitat along West Coast

SEATTLE (AP) — An environmental group sued President Donald Trump's administration Thursday to make officials move more quickly to protect the Pacific Northwest's endangered orcas.The recent grieving of one whale for her dead calf and scientists' extraordinary attempts to save another from...

State board upholds Millennium water quality permit denial

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A state board upheld the denial of a key water quality permit for the Millennium Bulk Terminals project.The Daily News reports Senior Vice President of External Affairs Wendy Hutchinson said Wednesday Millennium plans to appeal the decision.The State Department of...

Group sues to expand protected orca habitat along West Coast

SEATTLE (AP) — An environmental group sued President Donald Trump's administration Thursday to make officials move more quickly to protect the Pacific Northwest's endangered orcas.The recent grieving of one whale for her dead calf and scientists' extraordinary attempts to save another from...

State board upholds Millennium water quality permit denial

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A state board upheld the denial of a key water quality permit for the Millennium Bulk Terminals project.The Daily News reports Senior Vice President of External Affairs Wendy Hutchinson said Wednesday Millennium plans to appeal the decision.The State Department of...

OPINION

Getting Real about High School Graduation for Black and Brown Students

Measuring how well schools are graduating students is important, but it should be done right ...

Enough with the Racism in the Rooftop Solar Industry

Allegations of racial discrimination and harassment involving Vivint Solar seem inconsistent with the Solar Energy Industry Association’s stated values ...

Pet Staycation: Preparing Your Home for a Pet Sitter

Dr. Jasmine offers 7 tips to help keep peace of mind while you are away from your little ones ...

Congressman Ron Dellums: A ‘Fierce’ Focused Fighter

Should the late Congressman Ron Dellums be honored during this year’s Congressional Black Caucus? Julianne Malveaux weighs in. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Georgia man pleads guilty in cold-case racial slaying

GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — More than three decades after a black man died in a racially motivated killing in Georgia, two white men have been held accountable.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Bill Moore Sr. pleaded guilty to his involvement in the 1983 slaying of 23-year-old Timothy...

The Latest: Indiana man, 20, arrested in synagogue vandalism

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on arrests in the vandalism of a suburban Indianapolis synagogue (all times local):2:40 p.m.A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the spray-painting of anti-Semitic graffiti at a suburban Indianapolis synagogue.Prosecutors announced Thursday...

Queen of Soul also leaves a powerful civil rights legacy

Aretha Franklin, who was born and rose to fame during the segregation era and went on to sing at the inauguration of the first black president, often used her talent, fortune and platform to inspire millions of black Americans and support the fight for racial equality."The earth lost a lot of music...

ENTERTAINMENT

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, died Thursday at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.She died at her...

A timeline of major events in the life of Aretha Franklin

DETROIT (AP) — A timeline of major events in the life and work of Aretha Franklin:March 1942 — Aretha Franklin is born in Memphis, Tennessee. Her father, a prominent Baptist minister with gospel-music connections, would move the family briefly to Buffalo before settling in Detroit...

'No one did it better' - Reaction to Aretha Franklin's death

Reaction to the death of soul icon Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday:"Through her compositions and unmatched musicianship, Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade_our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

As our media environment blurs, confusion often reigns

NEW YORK (AP) — A generation ago, the likes of Walter Cronkite, Peter Jennings and Diane Sawyer were the...

Overdose total hits 76 in Connecticut park near Yale

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The number of overdose victims linked to a suspected bad batch of synthetic...

US officials: Ex-ISIS fighter entered US as refugee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An Iraqi man arrested in California is accused of being a former Islamic State...

Russia says drone attacks on its Syria base have increased

HEMEIMEEM AIR BASE, Syria (AP) — Russian air defense assets in Syria have downed 45 drones targeting their...

Former Indian PM Vajpayee dies after illness at age 93

NEW DELHI (AP) — Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who set off a...

Mexico City bans use of models at city events

MEXICO CITY (AP) — They've long been an unmissable part of public events in Mexico, from soccer matches to...

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