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NORTHWEST NEWS

Four Candidates Run for Rare Open Bench on Multnomah County Circuit Court

Judge Gregory F. Silver will retire before the end of his term. 

Oregon Schools Closed Through Academic Year Due to Virus

Oregon has had more than 1,200 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 38 deaths, according to the Oregon Health Authority

Oregon Inmates Sue Over COVID-19 Response

The suit asks a judge to mandate a social distance of 6 feet or more between inmates

Oregon Health Officer: Spike in Virus Cases Can Be Averted

Modeling shows the state won't see a huge rise in cases as long as stay-at-home orders are heeded

NEWS BRIEFS

Civil Rights Groups Oppose the Department of Labor Suspending Affirmative Action Regulations for Federal Contractors

A broad coalition of civil rights groups sent a letter to the to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract...

New Tool to “Check Your Risk for COVID-19’’ Live in Portland Region

The tool offers an online checklist to help people decide if their symptoms and health conditions are serious enough that they should...

CDC Recommends Face Covering — Even in Parks, Outdoors

World Health Organization has switched from “social distancing" to the more accurate “physical distancing” ...

Portland Parks & Recreation Urges Social Distancing, Other Health Directives to be Followed

Achieving 6 feet of social distancing is extremely challenging at playgrounds, skate parks, and sports courts and fields, and those...

Texas Governor Unlawfully Exceeded Authority With Executive Order Limiting Jail Releases, Argues New Lawsuit

Lawsuit says governor’s order restricting releases exceeds his constitutional authority; public health experts agree reducing...

U.S. states share, get creative in hunt for medical supplies

With the federal stockpile drained of protective gear, states are turning to each other, private industries and anyone who can donate in a desperate bid to get respirators, gloves and other supplies to doctors, nurses and other front-line workers.The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...

Oregon rural hospitals losing revenue, laying off workers

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Rural community hospitals in Oregon are seeing revenue plunge and resorting to laying off and firing employees to cope with a ban on elective surgeries while health officials battle the coronavirus outbreak. Some hospitals have seen revenue decline as much as 60% in a...

The Latest: 2 Madison Square Garden boxing cards called off

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT):10 p.m.Two boxing cards at Madison Square Garden have been called off because of the coronavirus outbreak.A few hours after announcing the fights would proceed without crowds, promoter Bob Arum said Thursday...

Former AD, All-American center Dick Tamburo dies at 90

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Dick Tamburo, an athletic director at three major schools and an All-American center at Michigan State, has died. He was 90.Michigan State announced that Tamburo died Monday.A native of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, Tamburo served as the athletic director at Texas...

OPINION

You're Pretty... For a Dark-Skinned Girl

Cloé Luv, an "unapologetically" dark-skinned Black woman tells her story ...

The ACA Has Never Been More Critical

Today I'm honoring the 10th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act being signed into law. ...

NAACP/Black Community: A Model for Resiliency

As America enters perhaps the most uncertain period in modern history, we will all be tested in new and unpredictable ways. ...

What the Government Can Do Now to Lessen the Impact of COVID-19

Dr. Roger Stark says during this pandemic the administration must give states more flexibility ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Joe Biden's next big decision: Choosing a running mate

Joe Biden faces the most important decision of his five-decade political career: choosing a vice president.The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee expects to name a committee to vet potential running mates next week, according to three Democrats with knowledge of the situation who spoke on...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

A staggering 16.8 million Americans have been thrown onto the unemployment rolls in just three weeks, underscoring the terrifying speed with which the coronavirus outbreak has brought world economies to a near standstill.Meanwhile, residents in Wuhan, China, t he city where the coronavirus pandemic...

Biden joins growing call for release of racial data on virus

DETROIT (AP) — Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is joining a growing call for the release of comprehensive racial data on the coronavirus pandemic, which he says has put a spotlight on inequity and the impact of “structural racism."Biden's Medium post on Thursday said he is...

ENTERTAINMENT

Toy manufacturers look to reduce carbon footprint

NEW YORK (AP) — Taking a toy out of the box can make a mess.Hardly eco-friendly, the process can yield more clutter from plastic and cardboard than the actual toy.But there are moves to change that as some toy manufacturers say they’re going green with a series of environmentally...

How do Broadway stars cope with silent theaters? They sing

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus silenced Broadway. It could not silence two of its rising stars.Samantha Pauly and Brittney Mack, who play two wives of Henry VIII in the musical “Six,” have turned their disappointment at having their musical on hold by doing what they do best...

Issa Rae balances busy, booked career as 'Insecure' returns

NEW YORK (AP) — The HBO hit “Insecure” typically airs during the summer, but series creator Issa Rae has been moving like the Energizer Bunny with a schedule so booked and busy, the show’s return had to be delayed.But for good reason.She filmed two movies ("The...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Israelis looking out for overworked healthcare professionals

RAANANA, Israel (AP) — While hunkering down at home and keeping three young children entertained in...

Lives Lost: At 97, World War II vet takes a final road

SEATTLE (AP) — In his final months, Bill Chambers couldn't walk, but he found peace in motion.Three times a...

In a test of faith, Christians mark Good Friday in isolation

JERUSALEM (AP) — Christians are commemorating Jesus' crucifixion without the solemn church services or...

Mosques, streets quiet as Indonesia's capital tightens rules

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Mosques usually filled for Friday prayers and streets normally clogged with cars...

Yemen has 1st confirmed virus case, more than 10k in Israel

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s internationally recognized government Friday announced the first confirmed case...

Singapore battles virus hotspots in migrant workers' dorms

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — After managing to keep on top of the first wave of coronavirus outbreaks,...

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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State has fired Craig Robinson after six seasons without making the NCAA tournament.

The brother-in-law of President Barack Obama, Robinson had a solid start in Corvallis, taking a program that had lost 21 straight Pac-12 games to an 18-win season in 2008-09.

The Beavers' results under Robinson were uneven after that, finishing no better than fifth in the Pac-12 in his six seasons.

Oregon State won 21 games in 2011-12, but went 7-11 in conference to miss the NCAA tournament.

After going 14-18 in 2012-13, the Beavers were 16-16 this season, including 8-10 in the Pac-12, and lost to Radford at home in the CBI.

Robinson went 94-105 with Oregon State after spending two seasons as Brown's head coach.

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