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NEWS BRIEFS

Measles Cases Hit 16 With More Suspected in SW Washington

Area public health agencies encourage people to reach out with questions ...

Oregon Senate President Remarks on Federal Shutdown

Senate President Peter Courtney's statement on the shutdown ...

Don’t Shoot Portland Hosts Reclaim MLK Art Event and March

Participants will be printmaking on Saturday for the march held on Sunday, Jan. 20 ...

United Weekend of Service Begins Friday

More than 1,500 volunteers to honor Dr. King’s legacy this weekend ...

Chief Outlaw to Speak at Albina Ministerial Alliance MLK Service

Outlaw to speak on theme of ‘chaos or community’ ...

More exposure sites named in Portland area measles outbreak

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities investigating a measles outbreak in southwestern Washington said Saturday they've ruled out two suspected cases but identified three new locations where people may have been exposed to the highly contagious viral illness.After declaring a public health...

Women's March goes on across the Pacific Northwest

SEATTLE (AP) — Cities big and small across the Pacific Northwest saw versions of the Women's March over the weekend.Several thousand people gathered Saturday for "Seattle Womxn Marching Forward" in downtown Seattle.It was largely peaceful but organizers expressed disappointment that another...

Missouri hires former Tech DC David Gibbs, promotes McGee

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri has hired former Texas Tech defensive coordinator David Gibbs as an assistant coach.Gibbs spent the last four seasons in Lubbock and the Red Raiders in 2017 led the Big 12 and ranked sixth nationally with 29 forced turnovers. From 2013-17, Gibbs' defenses at...

Correction: Liberty Bowl story

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — In a story Monday about the Liberty Bowl, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Oklahoma State set a Liberty Bowl record by gaining 637 total yards. Missouri gained 637 total yards to set the record.A corrected version of the story is below:Oklahoma State edges...

OPINION

Remembering Dr. King and “The Other America”

Now 51 years since his assassination, Dr. King's words still strike a resonant chord ...

What about Cape Verdeans?

Cape Verdean-Americans are frequently ignored in discussions about Black America ...

Martin Luther King Jr. Had a Much More Radical Message Than a Dream of Racial Brotherhood

Civil rights historian Paul Harvey writes about King's radicalism and posthumous characterization as a 'civil saint' ...

Shame and Shade in Birmingham: In Praise of Angela Davis

If anyone deserves a civil rights award, Angela Davis certainly does ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Call for political action after Laquan McDonald cases

CHICAGO (AP) — Activists and others who were disappointed by the outcome of two historic cases involving the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer see a way forward — by turning tragedy into political power.A judge on Friday sentenced former...

Sociologist and intellectual, Nathan Glazer, dead at 95

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Sociologist Nathan Glazer, who assisted on a classic study of conformity, "The Lonely Crowd," and co-authored a groundbreaking document of non-conformity, "Beyond the Melting Pot," has died. He was 95.  Glazer's daughter, Sarah Glazer, confirmed her father...

N Carolina university, group argue over race in admissions

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's flagship public university is defending its use of race in admitting students and wants a lawsuit filed against it by a group representing past and potential applicants and parents to be dismissed.The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill filed...

ENTERTAINMENT

James Blake, music's most requested collaborator, opens up

NEW YORK (AP) — Some people get lots of invitations. James Blake gets the right ones.He's had a role on two of the greatest albums of the last decade — Beyonce's delicious "Lemonade" and Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Prize-winner "Damn." He worked on another impactful and culturally...

Noomi Rapace explores the female bodyguard life in 'Close'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Vicky Jewson was looking for women with dangerous jobs to get inspiration for her next project when she came across the name Jacquie Davis. Davis is a bodyguard, a rare profession for a woman, and has in the past 30 years protected everyone from royals to...

Wendy Williams to take health-related break from TV show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wendy Williams is taking an extended break from her TV talk show to deal with health issues related to her immune system disorder, her family said Friday.The family wrote in a statement that Williams has suffered complications from Graves' disease in the past few...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Harden scores 48 points, Rockets beat Lakers 138-134 in OT

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden was the star for the Houston Rockets as usual on Saturday night, but he and the...

'Green Book' takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Oscars race may have gotten a little clearer Saturday night as the...

Facing populist assault, global elites regroup in Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — As the world's financial and political elites convene here in the Swiss Alps for...

World's oldest man, 113, dies at his home in northern Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest man has died at his home — a hot springs inn — in northern...

Syrian state media: Bombing targets checkpoint in capital

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A bombing in the Syrian capital on Sunday targeted a military checkpoint on a main...

Minister says UK faces 'political tsunami' if Brexit halted

LONDON (AP) — Britain's trade minister says the country will face a "political tsunami" if the government...

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