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Housing Advocates Push to Free Public Funds for Housing from ‘Discriminatory,’ ‘Antiquated’ State System

Currently, organizations must apply for funds through one of 18 regional agencies. Even state officials decry the system.

Blumenauer Introduces Legislation to Reinstate Superfund Taxes; End 25-Year Polluter Tax Holiday That Slowed Toxic Cleanup

President Biden identified restoring payments from polluters into the Superfund Trust Fund as a top priority as part of a major infrastructure plan.

Lents Park Scene of Police Shooting During Protests

Amid protests across Portland against police brutality a man was shot and killed in Lents Park after reports he had a gun. Some protesters described by Mayor Ted Wheeler as a small group of "violent agitators" lit dumpster fires at the ICE and Multnomah County Sheriff's buildings and smashed windows downtown including at the Nike store building and the Oregon History Centre

Lawsuit Describes Night of Fear for Wall of Moms Protester

In the lawsuit filed in federal court in Portland, Jennifer Kristiansen also accused a federal agent of groping her as he trapped her against a wall, leading her to fear she would be raped

NEWS BRIEFS

Senate Confirmation of Vanita Gupta as Associate Attorney General is Historic, Vital for Our Nation

Gupta is the first woman of color ever to be confirmed to the role ...

Five Lucky Oregonians Won a Second Chance at Holiday Winnings

Prizes ranged from jumi,500 to 0,000 depending on the value of the original Scratch-it top prize. ...

Girls on the Run of Portland Metro Awarded Campbell Soup Foundation COVID-19 Recovery Grant

Supporting the Campbell Soup Foundation’s focus on encouraging healthy living, Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful,...

Ageless Awards Honor Older Oregonians Who Redefine Age

Four Oregonians will be honored for their inspiring contributions later in life during a free, public, virtual celebration on April...

Legislators Introduce Bill to Create a Statue of Shirley Chisholm Inside the U.S Capitol

Rep. Yvette D. Clark introduced the bill as part of a larger effort to increase the representation of Black women within the Capitol. ...

Man faces federal child sexual exploitation charges

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A North Bend, Oregon, man is accused of sexually exploiting a child and prosecutors are concerned there could be other victims. A federal grand jury in Eugene returned a three-count indictment in April, charging Shannon Weatherbee, 47, with sexual...

2 arrested in Portland protests, mayor extends emergency

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police arrested two people Tuesday night in downtown Portland, Oregon, after a large group of people marched through the streets and smashed windows of businesses, including different Starbucks locations. The city has seen repeated protests and vandalism...

OPINION

George Floyd Should Still Be Here

Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement in response to the jury’s conviction of Derek Chauvin ...

The Verdict, The Nation, and Us

The conviction of Derek Chauvin on all three counts in the death of George Floyd represents a much-needed breeze of change ...

Letter to the Editor: Portland Police Union Response to Chauvin Trial Verdict

The Portland Police Association union says in the coming days, their officers will work hard to preserve our community’s right to peacefully protest ...

Portland Commissioners Release Statement on Recent Protests

The murder of Daunte Wright is a reminder that the call for justice for Black lives, accountability, and systemic community safety reform never stops. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Grim list of deaths at police hands grows even after verdict

Just as the guilty verdict was about to be read in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, police in Ohio shot and killed a Black teenager in broad daylight during a confrontation. The shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant, 16, who was swinging a knife during a...

'Let them go with it': Teachers lead talks on Floyd case

As she watched a broadcast of the verdict in the murder trial of the police officer charged with killing George Floyd with her last-period class, middle school teacher Diana Garcia-Allen did her best to stifle her own emotions and keep from crying. She sensed a sadness mirrored in her students. ...

Relief after verdict in Floyd killing, but what comes next?

NEW YORK (AP) — When the verdicts came in — Guilty, Guilty, Guilty — Lucia Edmonds let out the breath she hadn't even realized she'd been holding. The relief that the 91-year-old Black woman felt flooding over her when white former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin...

ENTERTAINMENT

Updated field guides, other titles lure readers outdoors

The new season of spring shows has begun, and viewership is way up by all accounts. We’re not talking about screens, which we’ve all been glued to during the pandemic. Less noticed is another trend: people tuning in to nature for quieter, real-life, high-stakes drama. ...

NatGeo's ‘Secrets of the Whales’ surfaces little-known facts

NEW YORK (AP) — When a killer whale slowly circled back toward wildlife photographer Brian Skerry in the middle of the ocean after discarding the giant sting ray it was devouring, panic is not what came to mind: “Part of my brain is thinking, ‘I can’t believe what I’m seeing,’”...

A farmer to chefs reveals his deep vegetable knowledge

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite thousands of years of humans working the soil, there are still things to learn. Just ask Farmer Lee Jones about the beet leaves. The Ohio-based farmer had planted too many beets and the surplus was dumped in a pile in a cooler. He returned later to find...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Europe lines up more shots, hoping to beat back virus surge

BERLIN (AP) — Slow out of the gate, the European Union has ramped up its COVID-19 vaccination efforts, with the...

Floyd verdict gives hope, if only fleeting, to Black America

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Relief, even if fleeting and momentary, is a feeling that Black Americans have rarely known...

AP PHOTOS: Looking back at fiery George Floyd protests

The protests raged night after night, starting in Minneapolis and swiftly spreading across the U.S. and around the...

Ukraine adopts military reservist law amid Russia tensions

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has signed a law allowing to call up reservists for...

As extreme weather increases, climate misinformation adapts

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Climate scientists have warned for years that a warming planet would cause more extreme...

Putin vows a 'quick and tough' Russian response for its foes

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday sternly warned the West against encroaching further on...

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By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) -- A South African peacekeeper was killed in an ambush on a U.N. convoy in the restive Sudanese province of Darfur on Thursday, the United Nations said.

Members of the U.N. Mission in Darfur were on their way to check out reports of recent violence in the northern part of the province when they came under heavy fire from automatic weapons and mortars, a UNAMID statement reported.

The peacekeepers returned fire, but one of their members died and three more were wounded, the mission said.

At U.N. headquarters in New York, Security Council members condemned the attack and demanded that Sudanese officials "swiftly investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.

It's the second fatal attack on the peacekeeping mission this month, after the October 2 killings of four Nigerian troops. A total of 43 UNAMID members have died since the peacekeeping force was deployed at the end of 2007.

CNN's Richard Roth and journalist Ismail Kushkush contributed to this report.

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