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NORTHWEST NEWS

The Latest: Oregon Republicans Missing for Second Day

Republican senators in Oregon engaged in a high-stakes game of brinksmanship Friday with Democratic lawmakers and prepared to remain absent from the Capitol for a second day

Trail Blazers Select Nassir Little With 25th Pick

The Portland Trail Blazers selected North Carolina forward Nassir Little with the 25th pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.

High Court Avoids New Case Over Same-sex Wedding Cake

The Supreme Court decided Monday against a high-stakes, election-year case about the competing rights of gay and lesbian couples and merchants who refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings.

Milwaukie Family Files Tort Claim

Grade-school instructor told kids they were lucky not to be picking cotton

NEWS BRIEFS

Chief Outlaw Relaxes Police Officer Hiring Standards

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Portland Winter Light Festival 2020 Now Accepting Art Submissions

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National African American Reparations Commission, ACLU to Host Forum on Reparations

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Must-See Shows Open in OSF Outdoor Theatre

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Roosevelt High School Students Earn National Recognition for Resiliency

Students from Roosevelt High School who recently started a storytelling and resiliency-building initiative have been invited to...

Pilot who died in Oregon float plane crash identified

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2 men found shot, dead in rural Washington state

AMBOY, Wash. (AP) — A homicide investigation is under way after sheriff's deputies found the bodies of two men in rural Washington state.The Clark County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrived at a home in Amboy Saturday night and found the two bodies. A news release Sunday says it appears...

OPINION

Creative + Strategic = Effective Movements for Change

Author and Editor Rivera Sun says if you want to make change, think outside the protest box. ...

Mayor Dyer and Chief Mina Accused of Excessive Force in Lawsuit: What Has Changed?

During an arrest in 2015 of bank department executive, Noel Carter, who happens to be a Black man was viciously and brutally beaten along Orange Avenue early in the morning. ...

U.S. Attempt to Erase Harriet Tubman

Traitors like Jefferson Davis and other Confederates are memorialized while a woman who risked her life time and again to free enslaved people is simply dismissed. ...

Watching a Father and Son

You must have seen this video of a father speaking with his pre-verbal son about the season finale of Empire. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

BET Awards honor Mary J. Blige, Nipsey Hussle, Tyler Perry

The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X. But the show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle.Hussle,...

A list of winners at the 2019 BET Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A list of winners at the 2019 BET Awards, which aired live Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.____— Video of the year: Childish Gambino, "This Is America"— Best female R&B/pop artist: Beyoncé— Best male R&B/pop artist: Bruno...

The Latest: Nipsey Hussle honored with award at BET Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local):8:20 p.m.The late Nipsey Hussle was honored with the Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards.Rapper T.I. presented the posthumous award Sunday to his family that...

ENTERTAINMENT

'Michael Jackson drug' still prompts curiosity from patients

It remains the most widely used anesthetic in U.S. hospitals, but many patients still remember propofol as the drug that killed Michael Jackson.Most are no longer afraid of it, doctors say, though many still ask if they will get "the Michael Jackson drug" before an operation. And most of them...

Dave Bartholomew, co-wrote 'Ain't That a Shame," dies at 100

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Michael Jackson's popularity endures, even after new scandal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The documentary "Leaving Neverland" presented a disturbing depiction of Michael Jackson as a child molester, but the initial wave of negative publicity hasn't greatly diminished the King of Pop's image or the enduring popularity of his music.Many believe Jackson's musical...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

50 years later, the moon is still great for business

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after humans first visited, businesses are still trying to make a buck off the...

New technology helps search teams find people in wilderness

HONOLULU (AP) — Yesenia D'Alessandro loaded a GPS tracking app on her cellphone and trudged into a remote...

Australia repatriating 8 youth from Islamic State families

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Eight Australian offspring of two slain Islamic State group fighters had been...

UN rights chief: Relatives of ex-IS fighters should go home

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief says thousands of relatives of former foreign fighters in the...

Thai cave boys mark year since ordeal with Buddhist rites

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The 12 young Thai soccer players and their coach who grabbed global attention last...

Hunt steps up attacks on Johnson in UK leadership contest

LONDON (AP) — Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt stepped up his attacks Monday on front-runner Boris Johnson in...

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David Ariosto CNN

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Police encircled Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park on Sunday as protesters geared up to observe the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.

A loosely organized group of demonstrators first gathered in New York one year ago Monday as part of a movement that thrust "the 99 percent" into the political lexicon. The protests spread to dozens of cities across the United States.



By 7 p.m. Sunday, New York police said there had been no arrests during the day -- but they put the number of arrests Saturday at about 40. Protesters faced various charges including disorderly conduct, resisting arrests and felony assault.

Video of the scene showed people near the park being detained, while others banged on drums and shouted. Zuccotti Park is located in the city's financial district.

The group's messages have ranged from protecting the environment to protests over education costs. There's been an overriding theme of condemning income inequality and social injustice.

It put out a statement Sunday, saying "the day's events are about flexing people power in the streets and utilizing public spaces."

"The Occupy movement continues to utilize culturally creative tactics to build the movement for social and economic justice," the group said.

The movement also has been criticized for its lack of focus, and over reliance on a physical space.

"The camp is one of the central points for the first couple of months and that's just not a sustainable form of protest," said Fordham University professor Heather Gautney, referring to Zuccotti Park.

"So I think there was a transition into more localized acts of protest but they never really had the momentum that the camps had."

Occupy had "a problem of transitioning into a new strategy," she said.

The group's mantra has traditionally been directed against the so-called privileged 1 percent of society -- such as banks, the mortgage industry, insurance providers and others.

The 99 percent is a reference to the broader public, which the group said had been undermined by those institutions.

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