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NORTHWEST NEWS

Oregon Supreme Court Gives Judge Deadline on Virus Ruling

Baker County Circuit Judge Matthew Shirtcliff ruled Gov. Brown's stay-at-home orders are invalid but Supreme Court want explanation

Three-Car Derailment in North Portland Signals Ongoing Safety Concerns

A train derailment in North Portland Tuesday morning resulted in no injuries, but damaged a Lombard Street overpass. It also served as a reminder of the safety hazards of living alongside railways.

During Pandemic, Educators and Community Partners Hope to Bridge the Gap for Students of Color

Internet connectivity, social isolation undermine student success

Secretary of State Race Close; Backhoe Issue Grabs Attention

The race for the Democratic nomination to be Oregon secretary of state — the second-highest statewide office — remains too early to call between front-runners Sens. Shemia Fagan and Mark Hass

NEWS BRIEFS

OSF Appoints David Schmitz as Fourth Executive Director

Schmitz will join Artistic Director Nataki Garrett to co-lead nation’s flagship repertory theatre ...

Rose Festival Inspired To Evolve Tradition With Virtual Presentations

The Rose Festival is looking different this year, but promises lots of fun events for families. ...

Oregon Food Bank and the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam Accepts FamilyCare Health’s Community Challenge

FamilyCare Health recently donated 2 million dollars to 14 Portland-based community organizations ...

New Poll Reveals COVID-19's Impacts on African American Communities

80% of those polled preferred to hold off on ending the shutdown to assure their safety ahead of boosting the economy ...

Nicholas Johnson Becomes Princeton’s First Black Valedictorian

Johnson is pursuing an Engineering degree, with Minors in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics...

Man arrested after crash kills 19-year-old and 16-year-old

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Junction City man is behind bars this weekend after police say he caused a fatal car accident while intoxicated, killing two teenagers on Highway 228.KVAL-TV reports the accident happened just east of Brownsville on Saturday morning.Oregon State Police say that...

Teenage girl dies after tree falls at Detroit Lake

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A teenage girl died at Detroit Lake in northwest Oregon on Sunday afternoon after the top of a large tree fell and hit two pontoon-style boats tethered together near the shoreline in the Box Canyon area.The Oregonian/OreganLive reports the 13-year-old girl, who was...

Kansas, Missouri renew Border War with 4-game football set

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas and Missouri are resuming their bitter Border War in football after the former Big 12 rivals agreed to a four-game series in which each school will play two home games beginning in September 2025.The fourth-longest rivalry in college football dates to 1891, but...

OPINION

Ballot Measure 26-210 is Needed Now

Though this measure was referred to the ballot by Metro, it was written by the HereTogether coalition ...

The Skanner News May Primary 2020 Endorsements

Read The Skanner News' midterm election endorsements for Oregon, Multnomah County, Portland, and ballot measures ...

A New Earth Day

Happy Earth Day. If we actually mean it, we will elect representatives who will force the military to clean up their pollution ...

Covid-19 Financial Warning: Consumers and Banks Should Stay Away From Payday Loans

When living costs exceed available financial resources, tough times lead to tough decisions ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

2020 Watch: Differing views on remaking post-virus economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:Days to general election: 162 ___THE NARRATIVEAs some parts of the nation continue to ease stay-at-home orders meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the economy...

The Latest: Fired NASCAR star wins World of Outlaws race

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Fired NASCAR star Kyle Larson won the World of Outlaws race Saturday night in Pevley, Missouri, a day after finishing second behind brother-in-law Brad Sweet in the first Sprint Cup event with live fans in the dirt...

Density, poverty keep Los Angeles struggling against virus

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While most of California welcomed more places to eat, shop and play this holiday weekend, Los Angeles did not join the party.The nation’s most populous county is not planning to reopen more widely until the next summer holiday, July 4th, because it has a...

ENTERTAINMENT

Perry's studio moves toward reopening while industry waits

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry is planning to make his Atlanta-based mega studio one of the first domestic filming grounds to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. But while Perry is looking to restart production in July, other studios in Georgia and beyond are anxiously waiting for...

Big art, small package: Tiny plays offered to stage at home

NEW YORK (AP) — The task facing playwright Tito Livas was intense: Write a new play in a few days that could be read alone or aloud with friends. Don't worry if it's too crazy. Oh, and make it 10 minutes or less.Livas is part of a national initiative called “ Play at Home,” a...

In prison, producer finds new voice for inmates, and himself

NEW YORK (AP) — David Jassy was a successful music producer who had worked with Britney Spears and others when he was sent to prison for killing a man during an altercation. While serving his time, he would hear talented young inmates rapping in the yards at San Quentin State Prison with...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Running on empty? Charity events wary in time of COVID-19

It wasn't exactly the finish line Ali Riecke had in mind. The 27-year-old had envisioned something more tropical...

NASA astronauts go back to the future with capsule launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It’s back to the future as NASA astronauts launch again from the U.S....

VIRUS DIARY: A Memorial Day visit, altered but not stopped

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — I won’t be visiting Adam this Memorial Day weekend. COVID-19 is seeing to...

EU's top diplomat urges 'more robust strategy' toward China

BERLIN (AP) — The European Union's top diplomat has called for the bloc to have a “more robust...

Cyprus to deport 17 migrants suspected of terror links

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus will deport 17 migrants who are being held on suspicion of having links to...

UK leader's aide says he won't quit over lockdown road trip

LONDON (AP) — British leader Boris Johnson’s powerful chief aide insisted Monday that he wouldn't...

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Rep. John Conyers

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee wants hearings on antitrust and other issues surrounding college sports, including the recent series of conference realignments.

Michigan Rep. John Conyers tells the committee chairman, Texas Republican Lamar Smith, that recent developments in college sports have reached a "tipping point" that justifies congressional review.

Read recent commentary from The Skanner News on the NCAA and its ethics issues here.

Several major colleges have recently switched conferences, raising new questions about the role of money in college sports.

Conyers also wants to look into other issues. They include due process for athletes, the NCAA's use of athletes' images in video games without compensation, limitations of athletic scholarships, and the costs to players for injuries sustained during games.

Smith's office did not immediately return an email seeking comment to Conyers' letter.

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