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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

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New Cleveland High Principal Looks Ahead

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

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Filmmaker Lynne Siefert Wins 2019 Betty Bowen Award

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Hampton University to Offer Free Enrollment, Room & Board to University of the Bahamas Students Displaced by Hurricane Dorian

Agreement with University of the Bahamas-North will allow displaced students to continue their education ...

Woman arrested after man found dead in Camas home

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a man was found dead after a report of a disturbance with a firearm at a house in Camas, Washington.The Columbian reports a woman who lives at the residence was booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder.The Clark County...

Officer-involved shooting in Oregon hotel room

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — One person was taken to a hospital after a police officer fired a gun inside an Oregon hotel room.Hillsboro police say officers went to an Extended Stay America to investigate "suspicious circumstances" Saturday night. Police say an officer fired inside a room of the...

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...

Missouri aims for complete game as SEMO rolls into town

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Southeast Missouri State coach Tom Matukewicz probably cringed just a little bit when he watched film of Missouri's first-half destruction of rebuilding West Virginia last week.Then he probably cringed a little more when he watched the second half.The Tigers bounced back...

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

Foner writes timely new book on Reconstruction amendments

"The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution" (W.W. Norton and Co.), by Eric FonerIt took the United States two tries to get the Constitution right. The first time was at the 1787 Constitutional Convention. The second time was during Reconstruction, the 12-year...

Biden on racism: White people 'can never fully understand'

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Visiting a black church bombed by the Ku Klux Klan during the civil rights era, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden framed current racial tensions as part of an enduring struggle that is older than the nation."In a centuries long campaign of violence, fear,...

Sri Lanka's Tamil-majority north shuts down to support rally

JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Shops were shut in Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamil-majority north on Monday in support of a rally demanding an international probe into alleged atrocities during the nation's civil war and an end to reported state-sponsored efforts to change the ethnic balance of the...

ENTERTAINMENT

Tony-winner and women's health advocate Phyllis Newman dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Phyllis Newman, a Tony Award-winning Broadway veteran who became the first woman to host "The Tonight Show" before turning her attention to fight for women's health, has died. She was 86.Newman's son, Adam, said his mother died Sunday of complications in New York from a...

Young people's longlist announced for National Book Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Laurie Halse Anderson, Jason Reynolds and Kwame Alexander are among the 10 authors on the young people's literature longlist for the National Book Awards.The wide-ranging list, which includes graphic fiction, historical narratives and stories in verse, was announced Monday by...

Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75

NEW YORK (AP) — Ric Ocasek, The Cars frontman whose deadpan vocal delivery and lanky, sunglassed look defined a rock era with chart-topping hits like "Just What I Needed," was discovered dead Sunday afternoon in his Manhattan apartment.The New York Police Department said that officers found...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Popularity of NBA in China seems to create endless options

BEIJING (AP) — Kobe Bryant went to China for the first time in 1998, making the trip to Beijing to help...

Warren offers anti-corruption plan central to her campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has released a proposal aimed at government corruption, providing a...

Israeli PM vows to annex 'all the settlements' in West Bank

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Monday to annex "all the settlements" in...

Dutch-based court files new charges against Hariri suspect

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A U.N.-backed court based in the Netherlands unveiled new charges Monday,...

Rwandan gospel singer comes out as gay, to country's shock

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Friends of Albert Nabonibo, a well-known gospel singer in Rwanda who recently came...

US urges transparency in Ebola-like death in Tanzania

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Tanzanian authorities must show transparency in the case of a patient who recently...

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Gene Johnson the Associated Press

COUPEVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- Colton Harris-Moore pleaded guilty Friday to burglary and theft charges in the Barefoot Bandit case.

Wearing handcuffs and an orange jail uniform in Coupeville, the 20-year-old softly answered affirmatively Friday when the judge asked if he understood his rights. He said guilty when the judge asked how he wanted to plead.

Several victims and a few curious citizens watched in Island County Superior Court, along with Harris-Moore's aunt.

The counts include identity theft, theft of firearm and residential burglary.

Harris-Moore's daring run from the law earned him international notoriety, not to mention a movie deal to help repay his victims, after he flew a stolen plane from Indiana to the Bahamas in July 2010, crash-landed it near a mangrove swamp and was arrested by Bahamian authorities in a hail of bullets.

Friday's proceedings before Judge Vickie Churchill consolidate cases against Harris-Moore in three Washington counties. He has already pleaded guilty to federal charges in Seattle and will be sentenced for those crimes early next year. He will serve his state and federal sentences at the same time.

State prosecutors plan to ask for a nine-and-a-half year sentence Friday, while Harris-Moore's attorneys, John Henry Browne and Emma Scanlan, are seeking a six-year term, citing his bleak childhood in a Camano Island trailer with an alcoholic mother and a series of her convict boyfriends. They laid out the details of his upbringing in psychiatric and mitigation reports filed with the court.

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