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NEWS BRIEFS

OHSU Film Screening: No Más Bebés Documentary

On April 16, the OHSU Center for Women's Health and the OHSU Library will be screening the Emmy nominated health care reform...

Blumenauer Invites the Public to Discuss Prescription Drug Affordability

A public forum will be held Thursday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Madison High School. ...

Colson Whitehead to Receive Stone Award at Oregon State

Pulitzer Prize winner to visit OSU campus April 1 to receive Stone Literary Award ...

AG Rosenblum Asks Oregon Legislature to Strengthen Hate Crime Laws

The proposed legislation would require law enforcement to refer all complaints of hate-motivated conduct that they do not investigate...

AG Rosenblum Announces Large Settlement with Pfizer for Misleading Drug Pricing Coupons

Oregon has recouped over million in civil settlements from Pfizer since 2003 ...

Oregon student convicted of hate crime faces new charge

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon State University graduate student previously convicted of a hate crime is facing a new, unrelated charge.The Corvallis Gazette-Times reported Wednesday that 28-year-old Andrew Joseph Oswalt has been charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief in the second...

Early wildfire burns in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters were mopping up Wednesday after battling one of the first wildfires this year in Oregon.The fire, which jumped the Santiam River in windy conditions, burned around 190 acres next to Highway 22, 25 miles southeast of Salem. No structures were lost or injuries...

Missouri appeals NCAA sanctions levied against 3 sports

Missouri filed a notice of appeal with the NCAA's committee on infractions Thursday, beginning what could be a lengthy fight of what it considers overly harsh sanctions levied against three of its programs for academic misconduct involving a former tutor.The NCAA banned the football, baseball and...

Indiana St gives Mallory contract extension through 2023

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State coach Curt Mallory has agreed to a two-year contract extension that will run through 2023.Athletic department officials made the announcement Tuesday.Last season Mallory led the Sycamores to a 7-4 mark, a No. 22 ranking and a third-place finish in the...

OPINION

Jobs Report Shows What ‘African Americans Have to Lose’ Under Trump

William Spriggs, a chief economist at the AFL-CIO and professor in the department of Economics at Howard University said since reaching a low of 6 percent in November, the Black unemployment rate has climbed three straight months. “Given the relationship of...

Mississippi Must Redraw Lines for Mississippi Delta Senate District

Federal Appeals Court rules African Americans were denied voting rights ...

Backyard Birding in Portland-A Lesson in Flight

A few minutes from our homes in North Portland, Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area is a 2000 acre natural wetland known to host over 100 species of birds. Armed with a single pair of binoculars and our eyes, we set off for adventure. ...

House Chair Waters Leads Charge to Return Consumer Protection to CFPB

Although Director Kraninger announced a plan to suspend the payday rule, changes in how the Bureau operated with regard to these lenders began under Mulvaney. While at CFPB, he urged Congress to repeal the rule and joined a lawsuit brought by a payday lender...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Respecting elders: Maya Angelou clip sparks courtesy debate

NEW YORK (AP) — Put a handle on it.If you don't know what that means, you might not call elders by "Mr.," ''Miss" or "Mrs.," insist that your children do the same or demand it for yourself. If you've heard the term, you're likely familiar with the history of the politics of respectability...

The Latest: NZ imam preparing for emotional Friday prayer

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local):11:30 a.m.An imam says he's expecting thousands of people at an emotional Friday prayer in Christchurch, New Zealand, a week after a gunman killed 42 people at his mosque and 50 people in...

Alabama editor promoting KKK revival says he's selling paper

LINDEN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama newspaper owner who promoted a revival of the Ku Klux Klan said Wednesday that he had a deal to sell the business just days after the departure of the African-American employee he tapped to run the weekly.Goodloe Sutton told The Associated Press this week's...

ENTERTAINMENT

Respecting elders: Maya Angelou clip sparks courtesy debate

NEW YORK (AP) — Put a handle on it.If you don't know what that means, you might not call elders by "Mr.," ''Miss" or "Mrs.," insist that your children do the same or demand it for yourself. If you've heard the term, you're likely familiar with the history of the politics of respectability...

Trio of child-sex documentaries puts a spotlight on parents

NEW YORK (AP) — The mothers of the two accusers in HBO's "Leaving Neverland" said they were lulled by Michael Jackson's forlorn demeanor and fairytale world when they allowed him to take their boys into his bed.An aunt who introduced her underage niece to R. Kelly and suspects abuse said in...

Daniels: 'Pain and anger' around 'Empire' in recent weeks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Empire" co-creator and executive producer Lee Daniels says the weeks since cast member Jussie Smollett was arrested and charged with fabricating a racist and homophobic attack have been "a freakin' rollercoaster."In an Instagram video that doesn't refer to Smollett by...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

March Madness: NCAA Tournament primed to top itself again

The NCAA Tournament somehow seems to be getting better every year, almost as if each bracket is extending from the...

'Full House' to big house in college scheme? Experts differ

BOSTON (AP) — Could Aunt Becky be headed to prison? It could go either way, experts say.Some of the wealthy...

Forecasters: 'Potentially historic' flooding threatens South

Scientists are warning that historic flooding could soon deluge parts of several Southern states along the lower...

Australia moving 2,000 people from powerful cyclone's path

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia is evacuating about 2,000 people from part of northern Australia ahead of a...

Sri Lanka averts rift spilling over to UN rights session

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's leader has kept his country's political rift from spilling over to a...

Long Thai crisis morphed coup leader's career into politics

BANGKOK (AP) — Prayuth Chan-ocha became prime minister in a very Thai way: He led a military coup.Now after...

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