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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...

US judge won’t rein in federal wild horse roundup in Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge decided Friday not to rein in the roundup and capture of wild horses in eastern Nevada, rejecting advocates' claims the federal government was “needlessly and recklessly” killing free-roaming mustangs in violation of U.S. law. With a little more...

Hundreds meet in Tacoma over concerns about crime, disorder

Hundreds of people in Tacoma gathered at the LeMay - America’s Car Museum to demand that city leaders address break-ins, vandalism and homeless encampments. The News Tribune reports the event was organized by Tacoma Safe, a community group formed last year in response to repeated...

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

No peace in Myanmar 1 year after military takeover

BANGKOK (AP) — The army takeover in Myanmar a year ago that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi not only unexpectedly aborted the country's fledgling return to democracy: It also brought a surprising level of popular resistance, which has blossomed into a low-level, but persistent, insurgency. ...

Supreme Court pick holds import for Black women in the law

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — When Markicia Horton graduates this spring from the Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston and takes the bar, she'll be stepping into a world where a Black woman is set to be on the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time in its 232-year...

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...

ENTERTAINMENT

'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...

Willow Biden joins long and varied line of White House pets

NEW YORK (AP) — Welcome, Willow, to a long line of presidential pets. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden have added a green-eyed tabby from Pennsylvania to the White House family, the first feline tenant since President George W. Bush's controversially named cat India. ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

AP PHOTOS: A Ukrainian village awaits the next move

ZOLOTE, Ukraine (AP) — In the Ukrainian village of Zolote, Olga Berezhna cradles one of the rabbits she raises,...

Pittsburgh bridge collapses, drops city bus into ravine

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 50-year-old bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh early Friday, requiring rescuers to rappel down a...

First Arabic Netflix film tackles taboos, sparks controversy

CAIRO (AP) — A Lebanese father tells his teenage daughter she is free to choose whether to have sex with her...

South America squid left exposed amid surge in China fishing

MIAMI (AP) — Negotiators from the U.S., China and 13 other governments failed to take action to protect...

EXPLAINER: Can Portugal election clear political roadblock?

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese voters go to the polls Sunday, two years earlier than scheduled, after a...

Alleged Maduro co-conspirator says CIA knew about coup plans

MIAMI (AP) — A retired Venezuelan army general says U.S. officials at the highest levels of the CIA and other...

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

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