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NORTHWEST NEWS

Multnomah County Pays $100k Over Blue Lives Matter Flag

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon county has agreed to pay 0,000 to a Black employee who sued alleging she was harassed after asking that a Blue Lives Matter flag not be displayed in the office.

Don’t Shoot PDX to Launch Community Legal Referral Services Program

When Don’t Shoot PDX opened a second office at 14 NE Killingsworth earlier this year, founder Teressa Raiford envisioned it as a venue to legally empower vulnerable members of the community.

Dr. Markisha Smith Steps Into New Role at City

New Director of Equity and Human Rights talks about her vision for the role

White Supremacist Gets Life for Running Down Black Man

Jurors in March found Russell Courtier, 40, guilty of murder, hit-and-run driving and the hate crime of second-degree intimidation in the death of 19-year-old Larnell Bruce

NEWS BRIEFS

Waitlist for 5020 Condos Opens Application Opens April 22

Affordable condos are available to families with generational ties to North/Northeast Portland ...

Photos: Blessing of the Festival

View photos from the Blessing of the Festival and Memorial Service, an annual tradition of the Rose Festival. ...

State Senate Passes Youth Justice Reform Bill

SB 1008 would reform youth justice system and roll back mandatory minimum sentencing for youth offenders. ...

Blessing of the Festival to Introduce New Rose Festival Court

Ceremony takes place April 13 at Piedmont Presbyterian Church ...

Starlight Run Announces New Start Time And Start Location

The Starlight Run has a new start time, starting point and finish line. ...

Oregon man sentenced to life for drug robbery shooting death

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who shot and killed a man during a drug robbery has been sentenced to life in prison.The Salem Statesman Journal reported Monday that 37-year-old Zachary Urton was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole after 30 years, as well as additional prison...

11 protesters arrested after blocking railroad tracks

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police arrested 11 protesters who had blocked railroad tracks in Northwest Portland since Sunday and demanded local action in response to climate change.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the protesters were part of a local chapter of Extinction Rebellion, an...

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

Can We Wake America Up from its Student Dept Nightmare

More than 44 million people of varying ages and occupations struggle with jumi.5 trillion in student debt. ...

Why Are Humans Killing Whales Again?

It was announced this past weekend that Japan will resume the killing and harvesting of whales. The only qualification, which, apparently, is supposed to make the world feel better, is that this will take place in Japanese territorial waters. ...

Environmental Racism is Real, Destructive and Deadly

For many, Earth Day stands as a reminder of everyone’s role as stewards of the planet. ...

Student Loan Debt is a Crisis

Today, student loan debt is the second greatest source of individual debt, only behind mortgages, according to the Federal Reserve. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Sri Lanka arrests 40 suspects after bombings, toll up to 310

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — As a state of emergency took effect Tuesday giving the Sri Lankan military war-time powers, police arrested 40 suspects, including the driver of a van allegedly used by suicide bombers involved in deadly Easter bombings and the owner of a house where some of them...

Sri Lanka expats wait to reconnect amid social media block

NEW YORK (AP) — Viji Devadas hasn't heard from her nephew in Sri Lanka on her family WhatsApp chat group since he reached out just after the Easter Sunday bomb blasts that tore apart churches and hotels and killed hundreds in the South Asian nation.It's unsettling, but she knows he's ok, and...

California Senate OKs ban on hairstyle discrimination

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could become one of the first states to outlaw racial discrimination because of hairstyles — such as braids and dreadlocks — in a move aimed at challenging long-held standards of professionalism in the workplace.The California Senate voted...

ENTERTAINMENT

Prince memoir 'The Beautiful Ones' coming out in the fall

NEW YORK (AP) — The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death is coming out Oct. 29.Random House confirmed Monday to The Associated Press that "The Beautiful Ones" will combine a Prince unfinished manuscript with rare photos, scrapbooks and lyrics. First announced just weeks...

'Young and the Restless' honors Kristoff St. John, his work

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As "The Young and the Restless" head writer Josh Griffith screened the episode in which Neil Winters' family learns of his death, the tears began to flow.Viewers might brace for a similar reaction when the CBS daytime serial says farewell to Neil and to Kristoff St. John,...

Game of Thrones: Co-CEOs may prove no match for ice zombies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Are two chief executives better than one? With Game of Thrones' Jon Snow revealing his royal lineage to his lover — and aunt — and potential rival Daenerys Targaryen during Sunday's episode, their beleaguered army at Winterfell is about to find out.Daenerys is...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Justices to hear case over census asking about citizenship

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask...

North Korea's Kim to meet Putin at crucial diplomatic moment

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea confirmed Tuesday that leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Russia to...

Harris faces calls to prove her commitment to NH voters

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — When Sen. Kamala Harris made her first trip to New Hampshire, she attracted an...

North Korea's Kim to meet Putin at crucial diplomatic moment

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea confirmed Tuesday that leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Russia to...

Quake in northern Philippines kills 11, leaves 24 missing

PORAC, Philippines (AP) — Rescuers found more bodies overnight in the rubble of a supermarket that crashed...

Migrants anxious after Mexican authorities raid caravan

PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico (AP) — Central American migrants hoping to reach the U.S. now carry the added anxiety of...

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