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NORTHWEST NEWS

Lillard Separated Ribs in Game 2 Against the Warriors

Portland's Damian Lillard sustained separated ribs in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors.

Oregon OKs Largest Expansion of Federal Free Lunch Program

Oregon is spending million to dramatically expand its federal free breakfast and lunch program, ensuring that more than 60 percent of its 400,000 public school students will be included, the largest statewide effort in the country.

Warriors Look to Build off Strong, Well-Balanced Game 1

The Golden State Warriors displayed that familiar swagger, celebrated in front of the home crowd as they so love to do and got contributions on both ends of the floor from up and down the roster.

Penson Eyes PCC Board

Tiffani Penson seeks to represent Zone 2 for PCC

NEWS BRIEFS

Community Celebrates New Evelyn Crowell Center African American Exhibit at Cascade

On Monday, June 3, the PCC Cascade campus will host an official opening ceremony for the Evelyn Crowell Center for African American...

James Bible Seeks Bellevue City Council Seat

Civil rights attorney says he wants to prioritize housing, wages ...

North Clackamas School Named in Honor of Supreme Court Judge Adrienne Nelson

The Rock Creed Middle School will be converted and renamed in honor of Oregon Supreme Court Justice, Adrienne C. Nelson. ...

Write Around Portland 56th Book Release and Free Public Readings

Write Around Portland is celebrating its 20th anniversary with two free community readings ...

Family of Terrell Johnson Files Suit Against City of Portland and Portland Police

Johnson was shot in May 2017 by a PPB officer at a MAX station in SE Portland ...

'Instincts just took over': Coach describes stopping gunman

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Former University of Oregon football star Keanon Lowe said he had just entered a classroom at the Portland high school where he works as a coach and security guard when a student armed with a black shotgun appeared in the doorway.Lowe had just seconds Friday to react....

Sister of ex-NBA player charged with threatening witness

NEW YORK (AP) — The sister of former NBA player Sebastian Telfair was accused on Monday of threatening a woman who testified against him at his New York City gun-possession trial.Octavia Telfair was charged in federal court in Brooklyn with transmitting an interstate threat and released on...

Clemson transfer Kelly Bryant finds new home at Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — By the end of last season, Missouri fans were enjoying quarterback Drew Lock's final days running the Tigers' offense and wondering who would take over this fall.The answer came in a Twitter post the night of Dec. 4 when Kelly Bryant announced he was transferring to...

Missouri files brief as it seeks to overturn NCAA sanctions

Missouri submitted its appeals brief to the NCAA on Monday, taking the next step in attempting to limit or overturn what it believes are overly harsh sanctions in the case of a rogue former tutor.The school argued in the 64-page brief to the NCAA's appeals committee that the penalties handed down...

OPINION

On the History of Medical Marijuana

The recent legalization of cannabis medicinally throughout the United States of America has made Cannabis sativa L., colloquially termed marijuana, hemp, or weed, the growing topic of conversation. ...

The Skanner News Endorsements May 2019

The Skanner endorses candidates in upcoming school board, PCC races ...

How Should We Handle Right-Wing Disrupters?

Liberal and progressive individuals and institutions should expect disruptions to not only continue but to increase in scale. ...

Our Democracy Is on the Line, Congress Must Act Now

While the debate whether President Trump obstructed justice should be over with the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, unfortunately, it is not ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

1st black woman sworn in as Chicago mayor; vows big reforms

CHICAGO (AP) — Lori Lightfoot told aldermen and other city powerbrokers assembled at her inauguration Monday as Chicago's first black woman mayor that she meant what she said on the campaign trail about top-to-bottom reforms in the nation's third largest city."For years, they've said Chicago...

In Alabama, Sanders makes appeal to Deep South black voters

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made an appeal Monday to black voters in the Deep South, stopping at a historically African American church and calling health care a "human right" that he equated to the civil rights movement.Speaking before a racially...

First black official in Atlantic Coast Conference dies

APEX, N.C. (AP) — Jim Burch was the first black man to officiate a basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference, but one of the men he taught to follow in his footsteps said Burch didn't make much out of the achievement."Everybody else talked about that. He just shared his story and his...

ENTERTAINMENT

'John Wick 3' dethrones 'Avengers: Endgame' with million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The box office has a new king and his name is John Wick. The third installment of the hyper violent Keanu Reeves franchise has taken the top spot at the North American box office and ended the three-week reign of "Avengers: Endgame."Studios on Sunday say "John Wick:...

NBC ready to showcase iconic Indianapolis 500 for first time

Like most aspiring broadcasters of his era, Mike Tirico remembers tuning into ABC every Saturday to watch Wide World of Sports, listening in rapt attention to the dulcet tones of Jim McKay."It was Channel 7 back in New York," Tirico recalled fondly, "and this was a time that was almost unfathomable...

In Cannes, Terrence Malick uncovers 'A Hidden Life'

CANNES, France (AP) — "Where's Terrence Malick?"It's a familiar question for the famously press-shy filmmaker that was, predictably, hollered again Monday at the Cannes Film Festival. Malick, whose "Tree of Life" won the Palme d'Or in 2011, returned to the French festival with a movie whose...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Warriors beat Blazers 119-117 in OT for NBA Finals berth

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Experience bred confidence for the Golden State Warriors, even when challenged by the...

In Pennsylvania, Trump touts 2020 chances, swipes at Biden

MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump voiced confidence Monday in his ability to win a repeat...

'Medicare for All's' rich benefits 'leapfrog' other nations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Generous benefits. No copays. No need for private policies. The "Medicare for All" plan...

New Zealand crews reenter coal mine 8 years after 29 killed

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Crews in New Zealand on Tuesday reentered an underground coal mine where a...

Battle breaks out for WikiLeaks founder Assange's computers

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — With Julian Assange locked away in a London jail, a new battle has broken out over...

Austrian government collapses over Ibiza video scandal

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called time Monday on his coalition government with the...

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