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Resignation of Oregon Public Records Advocate Stirs Doubts

Ginger McCall says Brown's general counsel pressured her to secretly advocate for governor's office

‘It’s OK to Struggle’

Two families break the silence on suicide and mental health

If You Need Help

Resources for those struggling with suicidal thoughts, or seeking support after a loss

New Cleveland High Principal Looks Ahead

Leo Lawyer replaces Ayesha Freeman, who resigned last year after a vote of no-confidence from staff

NEWS BRIEFS

YouTube Originals Debuts Michelle Obama’s Reacher College Prep Course

‘A Student’s Guide to Your First Year of College’ debuted last week ...

Filmmaker Lynne Siefert Wins 2019 Betty Bowen Award

Anthony White and Andrea Joyce Heimer also recognized ...

Doctors Without Borders Brings Traveling Speaker Series to Portland, OR

MSF aid worker Karen Stewart will talk about her experiences working around the globe ...

Governor's lawyer declines court nod amid uproar

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's general counsel declined an appointment to the Court of Appeals after the state's public records advocate accused him of unethical behavior, a situation Brown said she deeply regretted and took responsibility for on Tuesday.Public Records Advocate...

2 new cases of vaping-related illness; 4 total in state

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — State officials say two additional cases of respiratory illnesses linked vaping have been reported, bringing the total number of cases in Oregon to four.The Oregon Health Authority said Tuesday that a total of four cases have been reported in recent weeks.The new cases...

Struggling South Carolina faces crucial 2-game stretch

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's players understand the early challenge they have to prevent their season from fully spiraling out of control.There were a lot of grim faces, steady eyes as the Gamecocks seemed more focused at practice this week."We're desperate right now," Gamecocks...

Missouri scores in all phases in 50-0 victory over SEMO

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — After a humbling performance in the season opener, Missouri's defense has taken out its frustration on two straight opponents, including a 50-0 shutout of Southeast Missouri on Saturday night.The Tigers (2-1) held the Redhawks (1-2) to 94 total yards."Our defense played...

OPINION

Despite U.S. Open Loss, Serena Williams Is Still the Greatest of All Time

Serena Williams lost her bid for what would have been her sixth U.S. Open Singles title ...

Do Black Kids Deserve This Treatment in School?

Three White Pearland ISD employees are named in a federal lawsuit after humiliating a 13-year-old Black student by blackening his scalp with a Sharpie ...

Why I’m Visiting the Border

People of color are feeling less safe today and any day when we see the realities of domestic terrorism and racially-motivated acts of violence ...

Why Lady Liberty Weeps

The original concept was to have Lady Liberty holding a broken shackle and chain in her left hand, to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Cries in the night: Life in the limbo of a Mexican shelter

JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob.The sound is quiet, muffled. The only light comes from streetlights shimmering above the razor wire. It's impossible to see...

Trump gives California grief - but also takes its money

PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump rarely passes up the chance to throw a sharp elbow at left-leaning California, but he showed Tuesday he's more than happy to cash in there with a lunch-dinner-breakfast-lunch fundraising blitz expected to scoop up million from wealthy...

Facebook auto-generating pages for Islamic State, al-Qaida

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging, the company likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it's reported.But a...

ENTERTAINMENT

Steve Martin's bluegrass award faces uncertain future

NEW YORK (AP) — One morning last week in Boston, Victor Furtado woke up to a mailman's knock. He was handed a little unmarked package."I opened it up here in my apartment and kind of looked at it for a second, hoping somebody would wake me up. I was shocked, completely blown away."Inside was...

Tekashi 6ix9ine testifies for prosecution at gang trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine testified on Tuesday against two alleged members of a Brooklyn street gang, describing how he discovered a formula for success with the crew before betraying it by becoming a prosecution witness.6ix9ine - his rainbow-colored hair gone but trademark "69"...

Justice Department files lawsuit against Snowden over memoir

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government filed a lawsuit Tuesday against former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, alleging he violated nondisclosure agreements by publishing a memoir without giving the government an opportunity to review it first.The Justice Department is...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Survivors on Bahamas island mark time as officials lay plans

GRAND ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — A handful of men hover around Gayle Wallace as she hands out four fish...

Facebook auto-generating pages for Islamic State, al-Qaida

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging,...

Sackler money complicates donation policies for museums

NEW YORK (AP) — Ask the CEO and president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art whether he's accepting money...

UK govt insists suspension of Parliament was not illegal

LONDON (AP) — The British government was back at the country's Supreme Court on Wednesday, arguing that...

Hong Kong cancels China national day fireworks amid protests

HONG KONG (AP) — An annual fireworks display in Hong Kong marking China's National Day on Oct. 1 was called...

Lawyer slain who represented key witness in Dutch gang trial

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A lawyer who represented a key witness in a major Dutch organized crime trial...

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Bruce Poinsette of The Skanner News

Portland was well represented at this past weekend's NBA All-Star festivities.

The local highlight of the weekend was Jefferson High School alumni Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors winning the Sprite Slam Dunk competition. Although he wasn't favored to win, Ross made it to the finals, where he defeated last year's winner, Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz, to take home the title. Terrence Jones of the Houston Rockets, another Jefferson alum and Ross's former teammate, assisted him on one of his final dunks.



The Portland Trailblazers also had a strong showing over the weekend. Rookie point guard Damian Lillard won the Taco Bell Skills Competition and also participated in the Rising Stars Challenge.



Forward LaMarcus Aldridge competed in his second straight All-Star Game, where he tallied four rebounds, two blocks and one assist.

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