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NORTHWEST NEWS

Two De La Salle North Grads Forge Thrilling Paths

A med student and a Fulbright scholar reflect on their time at the school.

OHSU Resident Uses TikTok, Student Outreach, to Show Representation in Medicine

A group of high school students weighing careers in health care were recently greeted on Google Meet by a physician whose social media star is on the rise.

More Protests in Portland, Mayor Signs Police Reform Pledge

More than 10,000 people demonstrated peacefully in Portland in one of the largest U.S. protests Tuesday

Black Leaders Call For Change in Policing, Change in Media Coverage of Demonstrations

The Albina Ministerial Alliance of Portland’s Coalition for Justice and Police Reform has a long history of working on a deep policy level to effect change in local law enforcement practices, often in response to police killings

NEWS BRIEFS

Business Donates Profits

On Sunday, June 7, the owners of Pine State Biscuits are donating all of their profits to the NAACP and ACLU from all five of their...

NAMC-Oregon Statement on Racism, Inequity & Violence Against Black People

All of us at NAMC-Oregon are angered and deeply saddened by the police murder of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and the...

Civil Rights and Social Justice Organizations Call for a National Day of Mourning Today

At 12:45 p.m. PT today, the NAACP is asking for everyone to take a moment of silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. ...

ACLU Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Minneapolis Police for Attacking Journalists at Protests

The lawsuit’s lead plaintiff, Jared Goyette, a journalist covering the demonstrations, was shot in the face with a rubber bullet ...

Statement by AG Rosenblum on People of Color Caucus Recommendations

People of Color Caucus released policy recommendations yesterday pertaining to police accountability ...

Police chief: Badge numbers will be 'prominently displayed'

SEATTLE (AP) — Police officers' badge numbers will be “prominently displayed” following complaints by people protesting the death of George Floyd that black bands obscured the digits, Seattle’s police chief said Thursday. Chief Carmen Best said officers sometimes wear...

Portland, other cities rethink school police amid protests

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s largest school district will no longer have police officers in its schools and joins a handful of urban districts from Minneapolis to Denver that are rethinking their school resource officer programs amid national outrage over the death of George...

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

Responding to Challenging Questions in a Nation Still in Upheaval

Nate McCoy attempts to answer tough questions in a letter to his sons ...

Mayor Ted Wheeler: Portland and the Path Forward

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler invites Portlanders, as public servants, to join him "in insisting that we never return to business as usual." ...

Local Business Leaders Share Messages of Hope

President, CEO of SAIF says each of us must move forward in "our understanding of the problem, in holding ourselves accountable for our own attitudes and biases, and in coming together, not apart." ...

Time to Stop Messing Around and Strike at the Root of Police Violence

Thomas Knapp says the root of police violence is the creation of "police forces" as state institutions separate from the populace and dedicated to suppressing that populace on command ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

The Latest: Smaller law enforcement profile at DC march

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck:TOP OF THE HOUR:— ACLU files lawsuit against Trump administration regarding removal of protesters.— Smaller law enforcement...

New York Times says senator’s op-ed didn’t meet standards

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times said a controversial op-ed it published by Republican Senator Tom Cotton that advocated the use of federal troops to quell demonstrations did not meet its standards.The Times reported Thursday evening that it had reviewed how Sen. Tom Cotton’s...

Saints' Brees takes first step toward mending relationships

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees now realizes he'd fallen out of touch.His contemporaries drove that home when they pilloried him this week for repeating a long-held conviction he'd always felt comfortable expressing.In the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, Brees repeated his...

ENTERTAINMENT

Lin Miranda doc postponed out of solidarity with protesters

NEW YORK (AP) — Just two days before it was to begin streaming, “We Are Freestyle Love Supreme," a documentary about the hip-hop improv group with Lin-Manuel Miranda and friends, has postponed its release out of solidarity with protesters. The group announced the postponement...

Senate confirms Trump's pick to lead Voice of America

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Senate voted along party lines Thursday to confirm President Donald Trump’s choice to head the Voice of America and other U.S. government-funded international broadcasters that have been the subject of harsh criticism from the White House. Despite...

New York Times says senator’s op-ed didn’t meet standards

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times said a controversial op-ed it published by Republican Senator Tom Cotton that advocated the use of federal troops to quell demonstrations did not meet its standards.The Times reported Thursday evening that it had reviewed how Sen. Tom Cotton’s...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Pandemic and racial unrest test black clergy on dual fronts

For black clergy across the United States, the past 10 days have been a tumultuous test of their stamina and their...

UK vaccine summit calls for freely available virus vaccine

LONDON (AP) — A vaccine summit hosted by Britain on Thursday raised billions of dollars to immunize...

Heat-trapping carbon dioxide in air hits new record high

KENSINGTON, Maryland (AP) — The world hit another new record high for heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the...

Prince Charles misses hugging his family amid virus lockdown

LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles says he has missed giving his family members a hug during the long weeks of...

Face coverings to be mandated on public transport in England

LONDON (AP) — Passengers on England’s buses, subways and trains will have to wear face coverings...

Germany's Merkel dismisses talk she might seek 5th term

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday firmly rejected suggestions that she might seek a...

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By The Skanner News

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- President Barack Obama likes North Carolina's chances of winning the NCAA title.

Obama picked the Tar Heels to win it all in his 2012 NCAA bracket, which was revealed Wednesday on ESPN. He correctly picked North Carolina to win the 2009 NCAA championship.

Obama has North Carolina - a swing state in this year's presidential election - beating Kentucky in the title game. The Wildcats are the tournament's overall No. 1 seed.

Ohio State and Missouri rounded out the president's Final Four.

In the Sweet 16, Obama is picking two Cinderella teams - No. 5 seed New Mexico in the West and No. 11 seed North Carolina State in the Midwest.

The past two seasons, Obama picked Kansas as the tournament winner. The Jayhawks were eliminated early both times.

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