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NORTHWEST NEWS

Unemployed Oregonians to Lose Pandemic Benefits in September

The state will stop paying the 0 weekly unemployment bonus after Labor Day

Statue of Black Hero on Lewis & Clark Trip Toppled in Portland

A statue in Mt. Tabor Park commemorating York, an enslaved Black member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, has been toppled and damaged

Cannabis Chemical Delta-8 Gains Fans, Scrutiny

A chemical cousin of pot’s main intoxicating ingredient has rocketed to popularity over the last year. The cannabis industry and state governments are scrambling to reckon with it amid debate over whether it’s legal.

Report: SPD Stops Black People, Native Americans More

A newly-released report shows Seattle police officers continue to stop and use force against Black people far more often than white people.

NEWS BRIEFS

Portland Bars Camping in Forested Areas During Fire Season

The move aims to protect protect individuals experiencing homelessness and people in nearby homes from potentially deadly wildfires ...

OSF Presents Free Virtual Reading of Emilia

The event streams live on Wednesday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. ...

Summer Bike Events to be Held at El Centro Milagro

This summer the streets around Milagro will host a cycle of fun activities. ...

SPLC Urges Department of Education to Prevent Racial Disparities and Discrimination in School Discipline

Research shows that Black students receive more severe disciplinary outcomes for the same behaviors as white students ...

Contractor Selected for Two-Year Morrison Bridge Painting Project

This will be the first time the Morrison Bridge river spans have been painted since the bridge opened 63 years ago in 1958. ...

Tribes seek order banning digging at Nevada lithium mine

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two tribes that joined a legal battle over plans to build a mine at the largest known U.S. deposit of lithium urged a judge Thursday to temporarily ban digging for an archaeological survey that they say would desecrate sacred tribal lands in Nevada near the Oregon line. ...

Oregon governor declares heat emergency; 211 helpline active

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday issued an emergency declaration in 23 counties from Portland to southern Oregon and in central and eastern parts of the state because of heat. The declaration will free up more resources and activate the Office of...

Drinkwitz, Pittman back for Southeastern Conference encores

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Missouri and Arkansas both had some encouraging signs, if not great records, in their first seasons under new coaches. Now, the Tigers’ Eliah Drinkwitz and Razorbacks’ Sam Pittman are among four second-year Southeastern Conference coaches trying to...

OPINION

Services Available for Victims and Survivors of Community Violence in Multnomah County

The number of incidents of community violence — domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, person-to-person violence and gun violence — is devastating ...

Black America Needs a ‘New Normal’: Equitable Credit Access to Build Wealth

The rippling effects of a massive economic downturn has caused the nation to lose 9.5 million jobs - more losses than even those of the Great Recession ...

The President Needs to Pull Out All Stops

Majority Whip Clyburn, Democratic leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, made the observation that the filibuster currently being used in the U.S. Senate to block the Voting Rights Bill as well as the George Floyd Bill, is a matter of tradition and not...

NAACP Vancouver Letter to the Community: Police Accountability

NAACP Vancouver reacts to the descision in the case of Jonah Donald, a Black man shot and killed by a Clark County deputy ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Bill Nunn, key scout for Steelers, heads to Hall of Fame

For those who consider the Steel Curtain teams of the 1970s as the NFL’s all-time best, the name Bill Nunn needs to be remembered. And honored. Next week, that happens in Canton, Ohio, when Nunn enters the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the class of...

US urges UN Council to press Myanmar to return to democracy

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat urged the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to press Myanmar’s military to stop violence and restore democracy, warning that with COVID-19 surging and hunger increasing, “the longer we delay, the more people die.” Deputy U.S....

Family: Police force caused Black man's death in Mississippi

BRAXTON, Miss. (AP) — Relatives of a Black Mississippi man who died in police custody are blaming his death on alleged excessive force by deputies. Damien Cameron died Monday after police tried to place him under arrest and removed him from a home in Rankin County, news...

ENTERTAINMENT

Italian rockers Maneskin enjoy blurring gender stereotypes

ROME (AP) — Several years ago they were four teenagers busking in the piazzas of Rome. These days, the members of the rock band Maneskin are basking in adoration after triumphing in the Eurovision Song Contest and consistently riding high in Spotify charts. With their...

Review: In 'The Green Knight,' an enchanting Arthurian dream

Why, for starters, is the Green Knight green? It's a question that's long vexed scholars of the 14th century chivalric romance “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight." The movie, like the epic poem, is full of mysteries, most of them unspoken. But the knight's unlikely color — Why...

Bob Odenkirk condition stable after 'heart related incident'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk had a “heart related incident” when he collapsed on the show's New Mexico set, and his condition is stable as he recovers at a hospital, his representatives said Wednesday. “We can confirm Bob is in stable...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Rights groups warn assaults on women on the rise in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Noor Mukadam's last hours were terror-filled. Beaten repeatedly, the 27-year-old jumped from a...

Do I need to get tested for COVID-19 if I'm vaccinated?

Do I need to get tested for COVID-19 if I’m vaccinated? Yes, if you’ve been around someone...

AP PHOTOS: Olympians in motion from above and below

TOKYO (AP) — Olympic athletes can be enthralling from many angles. Some perspectives say more than others. ...

China flooding brought fear, then washed away livelihoods

XINXIANG, China (AP) — The night the rains came, all Yu Ruiping could do was huddle in her market stall. The...

With turmoil at home, more Nicaraguans flee to the U.S.

MIAMI (AP) — Alan Reyes Picado fled Nicaragua by bus in the middle of the night, haunted by memories of...

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by The Associated Press from...

 

Germany is returning hundreds of artifacts known as the Benin Bronzes that were mostly looted from West Africa by a British colonial expedition and subsequently sold to collections around the world, including German museums

 

Singer-songwriter talks about his new album, first major movie role


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