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NORTHWEST NEWS

Black Food Professionals See Opportunities to “Scale Up” in School Cafeterias and on Store Shelves

Two Portland women are addressing disparities in the local food scene with Ethiopian and Haitian flavors, ingredients

Portland Fire Chief Sara Boone Climbing Historic Ladders

In 1995, Boone was the first African American woman hired by Portland Fire & Rescue; this year she became its first African American Chief

Christmas Tree Shopping is Harder Than Ever, Thanks to Climate Change and Demographics

For Christmas tree farms to survive, shoppers will need to be more flexible

November Holiday Travel at PDX Brings More Comfort, Convenience and Furry Friends

If you’ve not been to Portland International Airport in a few months, you’re in for some surprises.

NEWS BRIEFS

Conservation Breakthrough for Endangered Butterfly

The Oregon Zoo's breeding success provides new hope in an effort to save Oregon silverspots ...

Meet 80 Local Authors at OHS 52nd Holiday Cheer Book Sale and Signing

This free Oregon Historical Society event will be held this Sunday, December 8 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. ...

Need for Blood Doesn’t Stop for Holidays – Donors Needed

Those who come to give through Dec. 18 will receive a Amazon.com Gift Card ...

North Carolina Court Decision Upholds Removal of Confederate Monument

Lawyers argued that the monument was installed at the end of Reconstruction to further the false “Lost Cause” narrative,...

Artist Talk with 13-year-old Local to be Held This Tuesday, Nov. 26

Hobbs Waters will be discussing his solo exhibit “Thirteen” at The Armory in Portland ...

Accidental shootings raise questions about arming teachers

SEATTLE (AP) — As the country looks for ways to deal with mass shootings at schools, some have responded by saying more people should carry guns, including teachers.“The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” President Donald Trump told the National...

Accidental shootings by police expose training shortfalls

SEATTLE (AP) — When an Iowa mother tried to take her child from her husband during an argument on a snowy sidewalk in 2015, an officer stepped in to stop the scuffle, but he accidentally fired his weapon as a dog approached. The bullet went through the woman’s arm and into her chest,...

AP Source: Mizzou hiring Appalachian State's Eli Drinkwitz

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri reached an agreement Sunday with Eliah Drinkwitz to take over the Tigers' once-proud football program, a person with knowledge of the hiring told The Associated Press, making Appalachian State's successful coach the second-youngest in a Power Five...

Missouri fires football coach Barry Odom after 4 seasons

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri fired football coach Barry Odom on Saturday, ending the four-year stay of a respected former player who took over a program in disarray but could never get the Tigers over the hump in the brutal SEC.The Tigers finished 6-6 and 3-5 in the conference after...

OPINION

Will You Answer the Call for Moral Revival?

In embracing and expanding the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Revs. Barber and Theoharis have asked Presidential candidates to consider a debate that focuses exclusively on poverty ...

What I’m Thankful For This Season

Ray Curry gives thanks for a human right that shaped our country throughout the 20th century and that made Thanksgiving possible for so many Americans who, like him, didn’t get here by way of the Mayflower ...

Congressional Black Caucus Members Visit U.S.-Mexico Border: “Mistreatment of Black Immigrants is Another ‘Stain on America’”

Members said they witnessed first-hand the deplorable treatment and plight of Black immigrants ...

Portland, I'm Ready

Last month I had the privilege to stand with hundreds of supporters and announce my intention to run for re-election ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Nevada third to vote, still up for grabs for 2020 Democrats

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada won its coveted early date in the presidential primary because it was supposed to offer Democrats something different.It’s more racially diverse than the two states that weigh in earlier, Iowa and New Hampshire. Its population is young, working class, largely...

China claims everyone in Xinjiang camps has 'graduated'

BEIJING (AP) — People who were at vocational training centers in China's far west Xinjiang have all ”graduated" and are living happy lives, an official said Monday. But Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities from the region say their family members continue to be...

Shooting survivor sues Southern California synagogue

POWAY, Calif. (AP) — A man wounded in a shooting at a San Diego-area synagogue is suing the house of worship, alleging Chabad of Poway didn't use federal funds meant to hire security to protect worshipers, according to a newspaper report.In the lawsuit obtained by Los Angeles Times, Almog...

ENTERTAINMENT

Let's cancel 'OK Boomer' in 2020, and the humblebrag, too

NEW YORK (AP) — Either loudly sing your own praises or don’t in the new year, but let’s leave the humble brag behind, along with a few other oversaturated, cloying or just plain silly cultural quirks that deserve a big goodbye.Among them are pop-up shops, cancel culture and the...

Singer performs in Vegas for 1st time after mass shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Country singer Jason Aldean has performed in Las Vegas for the first time since he was on stage at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival at the beginning of the Oct. 1, 2017 mass shooting.The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Aldean told a packed house at Park MGM’s...

'Frozen 2' leads box office again; 'Playmobil' flops

NEW YORK (AP) — “Frozen 2” blanketed multiplexes for the third straight weekend, continuing its reign at No. 1 with .7 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Walt Disney Co. animated sequel has already grossed 9.7 million worldwide. It will...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

‘Benson,’ ‘Star Trek’ actor René Auberjonois has died at 79

LOS ANGELES (AP) — René Auberjonois, a prolific actor best known for his roles on the television shows...

Rapper Juice WRLD dies after medical emergency in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper Juice WRLD, who launched his career on SoundCloud before becoming a streaming...

Big Bird, Ronstadt, Sally Field celebrated at Kennedy Center

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt and the disco-funk band Earth Wind and Fire...

Pope names Manila Cardinal Tagle to major Vatican post

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has named Manila Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle to a major Vatican post, in a...

Climate scientists try to cut their own carbon footprints

For years, Kim Cobb was the Indiana Jones of climate science. The Georgia Tech professor flew to the caves of...

Ukraine faces new challenges in peace talks with Russia

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — When new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy sits down Monday for peace talks in...

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By The Skanner News

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Jefferson's defense set the tone early and sisters Ariel and Jordan Reynolds carried the Democrats on offense to their second title in three years.
Senior Ariel Reynolds scored 19 points and had nine rebounds and freshman Jordan Reynolds added 13 points as No. 1 Jefferson beat No. 2 Wilsonville 50-40 on Saturday in the Class 5A girls basketball title game at McArthur Court.
The Democrats, who won the title in 2008, placed third last season.
"I'm speechless right now," Ariel Reynolds said. "It feels amazing. A lot of people thought we weren't even going to make it this far. But we did it."
Wilsonville closed within 45-38 on Emily Dungey's 3-pointer with two minutes left. But Ariel Reynolds responded with a layup to start a 5-2 Jefferson run to end the game and clinch the title.
"The reason we are where we are is because they believed in my system," said first-year Democrats coach Ikeya Newton, a 1996 Jefferson graduate. "We became a family. I had to build trust in them and they had to build trust in me."
Senior Megan Arnoldy scored 13 points to lead the Wildcats, which had won 19 games in a row and was playing in its first title game since 2002. Both Jefferson (23-3) and Wilsonville (23-5) entered Saturday's game undefeated against Class 5A teams.
The Democrats took control of the game in the second quarter, when Ariel and Jordan Reynolds scored 10 of Jefferson's 16 points. The Democrats closed the second quarter on a 13-3 run to take a 30-14 halftime lead.
Jefferson forced 25 Wilsonville turnovers, including 15 in the first half. The Democrats opened the game with a 10-0 lead as the Wildcats turned the ball over on their first seven possessions.
"Defense wins championships," Ariel Reynolds said. "It was all about defense. Defense won this game."
Jefferson also received eight points each from senior Arquaezia Jackson and junior Denaya Brazzle. Wilsonville received eight points each from juniors Kellie Krueger and Emily Dungey. Senior Ashley Walters, who will play at Idaho next year, had a game-high 13 rebounds for the Wildcats.
"Jefferson is really talented," Walters said. "We felt like we were ready, but they were big, long and quick. Some of our passes were a little off."
Ariel Reynolds, the Portland Interscholastic League player of the year, wishes she had another game to play with her younger sister Jordan. Jordan Reynolds had eight of Jefferson's 17 steals and three of its seven assists.
"She's going to be so good next year," Ariel Reynolds said. "But I'm glad we had this chance to play together. It's going to be the most memorable between and my sister, ever."

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