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Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act Introduced

In honor of Veterans Day, Monday, Merkley, Brown, Reed, Van Hollen introduced legislation to extend financial protections for servicemembers to veterans and consumers

Home Base Keeps More Than 400 Families in Their Homes in Seattle

The United Way of King County program aims to reduce homelessness by preventing evictions

Jefferson High Sees Gains in Freshman Preparedness, Graduation Rates

New support positions aim to increase attendance rates among students who often struggle with displacement, homelessness

Nike Cuts Ties With Amazon, but Shoes Won’t Vanish From Site

Nike wants to focus on selling its swoosh-branded gear on its own site and apps

NEWS BRIEFS

Noose Found at Oregon Health & Science University

Surveillance cameras did not capture the area; investigator are reviewing who had access ...

DEQ Extends Air Quality Advisory Due to Stagnation

DEQ expects the air quality advisory to last until at least Tuesday, Nov. 12 ...

Forest Service Waives Fees in Honor of Veterans Day

The USDA Forest Service will waive fees at day-use recreation sites in Oregon and Washington on Monday, Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans...

Two Local Nonprofits Announced as Grant Recipients for Portland-Area Programs

Financial Beginnings Oregon and Portland Parks Foundation will receive a total of 0,000 plus leadership resources through Bank of...

State Seeks Volunteers to Rank Investments in Washington’s Outdoors

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office is recruiting 50 volunteers to evaluate grant proposals for parks, boating...

2 dead in camper trailer, possible carbon monoxide poisoning

THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say two people and a dog were found dead in a camper trailer outside The Dalles and that carbon monoxide poisoning may have been a factor in their deaths.Wasco County Sheriff’s detective Sgt. Jeff Hall says Yamhill County authorities on Tuesday...

Bodies of toddler, man found in SUV pulled from Umpqua River

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man and a 2-year-old girl who were reported missing have been confirmed dead after an SUV was found submerged in the Umpqua River northwest of Roseburg.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 29-year-old Sean Moss and Madison Moss were reported missing Monday...

No. 11 UF heads to struggling Mizzou with SEC hopes alive

No. 11 Florida (8-2, 5-2 SEC, No. 11 CFP) at Missouri (5-4, 2-3), Saturday at 12 p.m. EST (CBS).Line: Florida by 7.Series record: Missouri leads 5-3.WHAT'S AT STAKE?Florida trails Georgia by a half-game in the SEC East and the Bulldogs hold the tiebreaker. So, the Gators need to beat the Tigers...

No. 5 Georgia visits No. 13 Auburn to highlight SEC slate

Here are some things to watch during the 12th week of the Southeastern Conference football season.GAME OF THE WEEKNo. 5 Georgia (8-1, 5-1 SEC, No. 4 College Football Playoff) at No. 13 Auburn (7-2, 4-2, No. 12 CFP): Georgia probably must win this game to keep its playoff hopes alive. The Bulldogs...

OPINION

Illinois Prison Bans Black History Books

Officials claim the works are ‘racial’ ...

5 Ways Life Would be Better if it Were Always Daylight Saving Time

A Professor from the University of Washington says DST saves lives and energy and prevents crime ...

Importance of Educators of Color for Black and Brown Students

A new report examines the ways that school leaders of color’s experiences and perspectives influence how they build school culture ...

Atatiana Jefferson, Killed by Police Officer in Her Own Home

Atatiana Jefferson, a biology graduate who worked in the pharmaceutical industry and was contemplating becoming a doctor, lived a life of purpose that mattered ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Police: No indication restaurant staff heard racial comment

CHICAGO (AP) — Police looking into an incident at a Chicago-area Buffalo Wild Wings found no indication that workers heard a white patron mention the race of a group of black customers when he asked that they not be seated next to him, but investigators said the employees had heard him make...

Mo’Nique sues Netflix for discrimination in show offer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mo’Nique is suing Netflix for race and sex discrimination in its offer for a proposed comedy special.The comedian and Oscar-winning actress says Netflix offered her 0,000 for a comedy special and refused to negotiate further. The suit says that stands in contrast...

Ex-Gov. Deval Patrick launches ‘Hail Mary’ bid for president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deval Patrick launched what he acknowledged to be a “Hail Mary” bid on Thursday for the Democratic presidential nomination, testing whether voters sifting through an already crowded field are open to hearing from new candidates less than three months before...

ENTERTAINMENT

Mo’Nique sues Netflix for discrimination in show offer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mo’Nique is suing Netflix for race and sex discrimination in its offer for a proposed comedy special.The comedian and Oscar-winning actress says Netflix offered her 0,000 for a comedy special and refused to negotiate further. The suit says that stands in contrast...

Despite female push, Garth Brooks bests Underwood at CMAs

The Country Music Association Awards almost fully honored and highlighted the women of country music — whose songs have been heavily dismissed on country radio over the years — until two words were uttered when they named its entertainer of the year: Garth Brooks.Wednesday...

Latin Grammys to celebrate 20 years with massive performance

The Latin Grammys will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a 20-artist performance in a tribute to the legacy of Latin music.Thursday night’s show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will open with a performance featuring Prince Royce, Anitta, Fito Páez, Natalia Jiménez,...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Disney Plus adds disclaimer about racist movie stereotypes

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney’s new streaming service has added a disclaimer to "Dumbo," “Peter...

Old dogs, new tricks: 10,000 pets needed for science

SEATTLE (AP) — Can old dogs teach us new tricks? Scientists are looking for 10,000 pets for the...

Gov. Bevin concedes to Beshear in Kentucky governor’s race

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin conceded to Democratic archnemesis Andy Beshear on...

EU bank to stop funding fossil fuel projects in 2 years

BERLIN (AP) — The European Investment Bank said Thursday that it will stop financing fossil fuel energy...

Bolivian interim leader says Morales can’t run in new vote

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s former President Evo Morales cannot run as a candidate in any new...

Hong Kong police say protesters out of control, deny curfew

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned protesters Thursday that they were moving “one step closer...

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By The Skanner News

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The parents of a black teenager fatally shot by a white neighborhood watch volunteer want the FBI to take over the investigation.

The parents of Trayvon Martin told an Orlando, Fla., press conference Friday they no longer trust the Sanford Police Department. Their 17-year-old son was fatally shot last month as he returned to a house in a Sanford neighborhood during a visit from Miami.

Sgt. David Morgenstern says the department stands behind its investigation but welcomes another agency "to scrutinize and review" the case.

George Zimmerman told police he shot Martin in self-defense. Zimmerman called 911 to report a suspicious person. He was told to stay in his car and an officer would be there shortly. But Zimmerman exited his car, fought with Martin and eventually shot him. Martin was unarmed. Zimmerman hasn't been arrested.

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