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Thousands March Peacefully for 7th Night in Portland

NBA Portland Trail Blazer star Damian Lillard walked at the front of the crowd arm-in-arm with young demonstrators

Districts Jettison School Police Officers Amid Protests

Mayor Ted Wheeler: “Leaders must listen and respond to community. We must disrupt the patterns of racism and injustice.”

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.


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Business Donates Profits

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

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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 ...

14 counties approved to next phase of reopening

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington officials announced Friday that seven counties have been approved to move to the third phase of the state’s four-stage reopening plan that eases COVID-19 restrictions and allows businesses to start to reopen, and that six more counties have been...

Salem police chief apologizes after video sparks complaints

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The police chief in Salem, Oregon, has apologized after video showed one of the city’s police officers speaking with armed men about curfews that critics say shows authorities treated the men with weapons differently than other protesters.Like other cities,...

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...


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 ...


DC paints huge Black Lives Matter mural near White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — City workers and local artists painted the words Black Lives Matter in enormous bright yellow letters on the street leading to the White House, a highly visible sign of the District of Columbia's embrace of a protest movement that has put it even further at odds with...

Comparisons drawn between Floyd's death and Missouri case

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri NAACP and black lawmakers on Friday urged a new investigation into the death of an African American jail inmate who died in 2017 in a similar circumstance to George Floyd — with a white law enforcement officer's knee on his neck.Tory Sanders, 28, died...

Demonstrators vow to sustain momentum until change happens

WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters stirred by the death of George Floyd vowed Friday to turn an extraordinary outpouring of grief into a sustained movement as demonstrations shifted to a calmer, but no less determined, focus on addressing racial injustice. In Minneapolis, where Floyd died in...


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

NEW YORK (AP) — In an embarrassing about-face, The New York Times said Thursday that an opinion piece it ran by U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton advocating the use of federal troops to quell nationwide protests about police mistreatment of black Americans did not meet its standards.Cotton's op-ed,...

CMT special focuses on good news work of everyday heroes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars highlighted the heroic work of citizens and communities around the country who were coming together to help each other in the middle of the coronavirus epidemic during the "CMT Celebrates Our Heroes" TV special.But Wednesday's show largely didn't address...

Ill-considered posts lead to lost jobs amid protests, crisis

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A writer from a “Law & Order" spin-off and the play-by-play broadcaster for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings found themselves out of jobs after making social media posts this week that their bosses found too incendiary or insensitive, highlighting an apparent...


Luminaries Lost: A look at some of the artists lost to virus

A fashion designer who made it to the runways of Paris and New York but never left her Dominican home. An Oklahoma...

US will allow limited flights by Chinese airlines, not a ban

The Trump administration said Friday it will let Chinese airlines operate a limited number of flights to the U.S.,...

Malaria drug didn't help virus patients, big UK study finds

Leaders of a large study in the United Kingdom that is rigorously testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and...

Peru is running out of oxygen for COVID-19 patients

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Television. Sewing machine. Motorcycle.These are the things Edda Marchan’s...

UN health agency: Wear mask if you can't keep your distance

The World Health Organization is broadening its recommendations for the use of masks during the coronavirus...

Pandemic accelerates Mormon missionaries' transition online

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — Wearing dress shirts, ties and name tags, three missionaries with The Church of...

Helen Silvis

Madison High School students led a powerful vigil for 14-year-old Shiloh Hampton, Wednesday evening outside the school.  About 150 students, family and friends gathered at dusk, many arriving by bus and on foot to mourn their classmate, who died Wednesday morning of gunshot wounds sustained Monday afternoon near Portland's Lloyd Center shopping mall.
 Cieria Davis, a sophomore, acted as host for the event. The Skanner News Video: Memorial
 "Shiloh was a real good person who was funny and he had this little pretty boy smile," she said. "He loved him some girls and some football. He loved a lot of people – he loved a lot."
"We need to tell our families we love them every single day," she said. "People fought to be where we are today, who are gone now, and we have a chance to make a difference in the world."
Davis said her cousin Taylor Rose and friend De'javonte Benton helped organize the memorial.
Shiloh was remembered as a boy who always had a smile on his face, and eye for the girls. His foster father Roy Washington said the gathering showed how much Shiloh was loved. His sister, Antoinette Preston, said Shiloh was a big kid who loved to play around and laugh. His brother, Anthony Preston, read a poem and said Shiloh would not want his friends and family to be unhappy, but instead to love one another and take care of one another. He spoke about the fun he had with his brother, especially when they headed out to flirt with girls. Shiloh had confidence, he said.
"We were just two cocky, light-skinned guys."
Cody Felker, a football player, spoke about Shiloh's determination on the field. He played for Madison's Junior Varsity team and scored.  Even when the team was losing, Shiloh gave his all till the very end.
"He never gave up," he said.  "He was one of the best guys I ever met."
Shaquita Louis, mother of missing teen Yashanee Vaughn said she had been withdrawing into private grief, because who else in the world would understand her pain. Now she offered words of love and support to Shiloh's foster mother.
"She's not going to walk through this by herself," she said. "I'm going to walk through this with you."
Teachers, staff from the Madison office, Principal Joe Malone and Pastor Matt Hennessee also spoke, calling for students to be family to one another and to look out for one another.
"Let's be strong for one another," said Sharon, who explained she had lost her own son to violence. "Because losing your life at that age is very senseless."
Cieria called for a moment of silence to remember all the good times they had experienced with Shiloh. Despite the rain and cold, students stood together for a long time, gathering close together around his family and close friends: grieving, remembering the good times and comforting one another.  

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