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Seattle Gives Voters $100 to Donate to Favorite Candidates

This year, 72 candidates registered to compete for seven seats, making the race by several measures the most competitive in more than 15 years.

Progressive Climate Policy Poised to Pass in Oregon

Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming.

Photos: Oregon Welcomes Shakespeare Festival’s Newly Appointed Artistic Director

On Wednesday, June 12, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival hosted a reception at the Froelick Gallery to welcome newly appointed artistic director Nataki Garret.

Juneteenth Celebrations Expand Across Metro Area, State

Gresham, Vancouver events join decades-old Portland celebration of the effective end of slavery

NEWS BRIEFS

Portland Winter Light Festival 2020 Now Accepting Art Submissions

Portland Winter Light Festival 2020 is now accepting art submissions for the annual event ...

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

Forum to Follow Congressional Hearing on Bill to Form a Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals ...

Must-See Shows Open in OSF Outdoor Theatre

New shows are Alice in Wonderland, Macbeth and All’s Well That Ends Well. ...

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...

Seattle Art Museum Appoints Amada Cruz as New Director and CEO

The Board of Trustees of the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) announced today that Amada Cruz has been chosen as the museum’s new Illsley...

Oregon governor says she'll use police if GOP walks out

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday she's prepared to extend the legislative session and mobilize the state police force if Senate Republicans follow through with a threat to block a vote on a sweeping climate plan."I am prepared to use all resources and tools available...

Woman stabbed in Washougal apartment dies at hospital

WASHOUGAL, Wash. (AP) — Police say a woman stabbed multiple times by a man in an apartment in Washougal, Washington, has died.Washougal Police say 49-year-old Linda Burdick died at a hospital Tuesday after surgery for injuries she suffered during the assault.Police say 56-year-old Robert...

OPINION

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. ...

The Congressional Black Caucus Must Oppose HR 246

If every tactic that was used by African Americans in the Civil Rights Movement and/or in the fight against apartheid South Africa was either criminalized or attacked by the US Congress, how would you respond? ...

Jamestown to Jamestown: Commemorating 400 Years of the African Diaspora Experience

We are now able to actualize the healing and collective unity so many generations have worked to achieve in ways which bring power to our communities in America, Africa and throughout our Diaspora. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

APNewsBreak: Man 'mad as hell' Kansas shuts racial bias case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A black man who was detained by police while moving into his home said Wednesday that Kansas regulators investigated his racial bias complaint and closed the case with no further action."I'm mad as hell," Karle Robinson told The Associated Press of the letter that he...

New rally called while Phoenix police chief promises change

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix police chief promised change in her department after being booed by people gathered to discuss the video of officers who pointed guns and shouted obscenities at a black family they suspected of shoplifting.The meeting Tuesday night at a downtown church was called...

'Why not now?' Lawmakers debate reparations for slavery

WASHINGTON (AP) — The debate over reparations catapulted from the campaign trail to Congress on Wednesday as lawmakers heard impassioned testimony for and against the idea of providing compensation for America's history of slavery and racial discrimination.Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas,...

ENTERTAINMENT

Review: Mark Ronson's 'Late Night Feelings' hurts so good

Mark Ronson, "Late Night Feelings" (RCA)British producer Mark Ronson's fifth studio album "Late Night Feelings" is pretty perfect — a cool 13-track compilation uniquely suited for lonesome-hearted cruising — and somber grooving — in the after-hours.In case anybody asks: yes, a...

Jane Fonda to give White House hopeful Steve Bullock a boost

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jane Fonda is joining a group of Hollywood power players to host a fundraiser for presidential candidate Steve Bullock on Thursday, a show of support that could lend credibility among Democratic donors to the little-known Montana governor.The Academy Award-winning actress,...

Self-help guru convicted in lurid sex-trafficking case

NEW YORK (AP) — The guru of a cult-like self-improvement group that attracted heiresses and Hollywood actresses was convicted Wednesday of manipulating his female devotees through shame and humiliation and turning them into what prosecutors called his sex slaves.A jury in federal court in...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

'Why not now?' Lawmakers debate reparations for slavery

WASHINGTON (AP) — The debate over reparations catapulted from the campaign trail to Congress on Wednesday...

Hicks won't talk about Trump White House in interview

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former top White House adviser Hope Hicks is refusing to answer questions related to her...

New rally called while Phoenix police chief promises change

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix police chief promised change in her department after being booed by people...

3 guilty in Kenya Garissa University attack that killed 148

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court Wednesday found three people guilty of conspiracy to commit a terror...

UN: Nearly 71 million now displaced by war, violence at home

GENEVA (AP) — A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide by war, persecution and other...

UK Tory race down to 4 as rivals vie to catch Boris Johnson

LONDON (AP) — The race to become Britain's next prime minister is down to the final four on Wednesday, as...

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