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NORTHWEST NEWS

Mayor Ted Wheeler Decries Ongoing Violence

At a news conference Monday, Wheeler also said he had filed a police report about an “incident” that happened to him, but he did not elaborate

2 Injured After Police Car Drives Through Crowd at Race

Video posted on social media shows the police car hitting several people and running over at least one person.

FEMA Site Will House Survivors of Wildfires

Mill City site will offer temporary housing for up to 16 families who lost their homes in last year's wildfires

Portland Police Shooting of Man Under International Scrutiny

Aaron Campbell, a 25-year-old unarmed Black man was shot in the back and killed Jan. 29, 2010 by Portland Police Officer Ronal Frashour

NEWS BRIEFS

BLM Seattle Demands Mayor Durkan Halt Bargaining With Seattle Police Officers Guild

The demand follows a storm of condemnation against SPOG President Mike Solan, who tweeted that the Black Lives Matter movement was in...

Everybody Reads Program to Hold Event with Author Ross Gay

Ross Gay, author of The Book of Delights will speak at a special event in April—free for people in financial hardship ...

The Mayor Turns 90: A Paul Knauls Celebration to be Held Friday, January 22

Albina legend Paul Knauls, Sr. will be celebrated with a virtual event featuring public officials, musicians, and community...

People For the American Way Supports Congressional Gold Medal for Officer Eugene Goodman

Goodman, a Black U.S. Capitol Hill police officer, diverted a white mob away from the unprotected Senate chambers during the violent...

St. Andrew Parish Announces 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Awards

The Community Service Award went to cameron whitten of the Black Resilience Fund ...

Motorist hits at least 6 people in Portland, driver arrested

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A motorist fatally struck one person and hit other people along streets and sidewalks in Portland, Oregon, Monday before he fled on foot and was arrested, police said.One person who was hit died at a hospital, police said. Five other people were hurt and taken to...

Report: Portland mayor pepper-sprayed man who confronted him

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland, Oregon, Mayor Ted Wheeler pepper-sprayed a man who confronted him and a former mayor as they left a restaurant Sunday evening, according to a police report.Wheeler and and Sam Adams, who served one term as Portland mayor from 2009 to 2013, had been eating in a...

Ex-Cardinals coach Wilks new defensive coordinator at Mizzou

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Steve Wilks is returning to coaching as the defensive coordinator at Missouri.Wilks, who was hired by Tigers coach Eli Drinkwitz on Thursday, took last year off after spending the previous 14 seasons in the NFL. The stint was highlighted by a year as the head coach of...

Music City Bowl between Iowa and Missouri canceled

The Music City Bowl between Missouri and Iowa was canceled Sunday because COVID-19 issues left the Tigers unable to play.The game scheduled for Wednesday in Nashville, Tennessee, is the second bowl called off since the postseason lineup was set on Dec. 20, joining the Gasparilla Bowl. Overall, 18...

OPINION

Demos President K. Sabeel Rahman Issues Statement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021

We see painful parallels between the America in which King lived and the present day ...

This is America: White Privilege, Black Lives Matter, and Violence at the Capitol

The violence we witnessed in the United States Capitol on January 6 is nothing new. ...

SPLC Action Fund President: Attempted Coup Displays Organized, Extremist Violence Plaguing the United States

Insidious racism took the form of an American president openly encouraging with “love” violent extremists ...

Commentary: Exit in Disgrace

Will Trump leave in the middle of the night, embarrassed by his four years of crude, rude, lying, and beyond belief incompetence? Or will he be escorted out by a secret service detachment? ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

UN chief urges global alliance to counter rise of neo-Nazis

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged coordinated global action on Monday to build an alliance against the growth and spread of neo-Nazism and white supremacy and the resurgence of xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and hate speech sparked partly by the COVID-19 pandemic.The...

Latest honor for Sidney Poitier: A film school in his name

NEW YORK (AP) — In 1963, Sidney Poitier made a film in Arizona, “Lilies of the Field.” The performance led to a huge milestone: He became the first Black winner of a lead-acting Oscar.Now, Arizona is the site of another career milestone for the legendary actor and filmmaker...

Black girls wrongly held at gunpoint in Colorado file suit

DENVER (AP) — The families of four Black girls mistakenly detained by suburban Denver police at gunpoint last year after they were suspected of being in a stolen car sued police and the city of Aurora on Monday — claiming the officers' actions permanently traumatized them and are part...

ENTERTAINMENT

Review: 'Tropic of Stupid' continues slapstick-noir series

“Tropic of Stupid,” by Tim Dorsey (William Morrow) “Tropic of Stupid,” the 24th novel in Tim Dorsey’s series featuring obsessive-compulsive psychopath Serge Storms, finds the anti-hero and his drugged out sidekick, Colman, zipping around their beloved Florida in a...

New this week: 'Resident Alien,' Arlo Parks & 'Palmer'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.MOVIES— An intimate melodrama set in England just before the outbreak of World War II, “The Dig” is the...

Latest honor for Sidney Poitier: A film school in his name

NEW YORK (AP) — In 1963, Sidney Poitier made a film in Arizona, “Lilies of the Field.” The performance led to a huge milestone: He became the first Black winner of a lead-acting Oscar.Now, Arizona is the site of another career milestone for the legendary actor and filmmaker...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Effort to put Tubman on bill restarted under Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a change of administrations, it looks like Harriet Tubman is once again headed to...

Storm blankets Midwest with heavy snow, travel disruptions

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A major winter storm blanketed parts of the middle of the country with snow that was...

Trump agreements seek to tie Biden's hands on immigration

SAN DIEGO (AP) — During the Trump administration’s final weeks, the Department of Homeland Security...

India, China soldiers brawl again along disputed frontier

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Chinese soldiers brawled last week along the countries' disputed border,...

Some Colombians fear ex-paramilitary leader deported from US

BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — On the north coast of Colombia there is anxiety over the return to the South...

Pompeii's museum comes back to life to display amazing finds

POMPEII, Italy (AP) — Decades after suffering bombing and earthquake damage, Pompeii’s museum has...

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BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Student Republicans at the University of California, Berkeley are demonstrating their opposition to affirmative action with an "Increase Diversity Bake Sale" on the famously liberal campus.

The Berkeley College Republicans are planning to hold the satirical bake sale Tuesday to protest legislation that would allow public universities in California to consider race and other factors in student admissions.

The Republican group says the bake sale is meant to show how affirmative action is a form of discrimination. Students will be charged different prices based on race, gender and ethnicity.

"Measuring any admit's merit based on race is intrinsically racist," according to the event posting on Facebook. "The purpose of the event is to offer another view to this policy of considering race in university admissions."

The event has ignited debate over affirmative action and free speech on campus.

In response to the bake sale, the Associated Students of the University of California unanimously approved a resolution Sunday that "condemns the use of discrimination whether it is in satire or in seriousness by any student group."

The event was organized to counter the student association's plan to sponsor a call-in booth where students can urge Gov. Jerry Brown to sign SB185 by state Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina.

Joey Freeman, a spokesman for the student body association, said campus Republicans have the right to organize against the legislation and the campus phone-in effort, but he doesn't approve of their tactics.

"It is very offensive to many communities on campus," Freeman said. "We try to promote a healthy campus climate. Events like this bake sale get in the way of respect for one another."

California has barred the consideration of race, ethnicity or gender in public college admissions, hiring and contracting since voters approved Proposition 209 in 1996.

Student Republican groups have held similar "bake sales" on other college campuses to oppose affirmative action policies.

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