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NORTHWEST NEWS

Police Union Contract Extended, Bargaining to Continue

Negotiations will resume in January 2021.

Inslee Heckled Off Stage During Tri-Cities Appearance

Speaking outdoors in Eastern Washington, the governor was repeatedly interrupted by hecklers as he urged residents to wear masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Portland Police Declare Riot, Use Tear Gas

Several arrests were made as protests continued into early Wednesday morning.

Oregon Legislature Passes Police Reform Package Amid ‘Rushed’ Criticism

Six new bills declare an emergency in police protocol and are immediately effective. 

NEWS BRIEFS

Trump Blows His Twitter Dog Whistle on America’s Fair Housing Policies in the Suburbs

The president could be Tweeting on unemployment or COVID-19 infections but instead pushes housing discrimination ...

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Awards Historic $100,000 Founders' Centennial Scholarship

Zeta celebrates 100 years with largest single recipient scholarship awarded by a historically Black Greek-lettered sorority or...

Nominations Being Accepted for the Gladys McCoy Lifetime Achievement Award

Gladys McCoy Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 1994 to honor Multnomah County residents who have contributed outstanding...

Shatter, LLC Launches to Elevate Diverse Voices in Progressive Politics

A collaboration of leading female political strategists aims to fill a void in the world of political consulting ...

New Director Takes Helm at Oregon Black Pioneers

In its 27-year history, the organization has never had an executive director, and has expressed confidence and optimism in Zachary A....

Portland, Oregon, protest turns violent; several arrested

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Several people were arrested after a demonstration turned violent in downtown Portland and resulted in damage to two government buildings, authorities said Friday. Protests have occurred regularly in the city since the May killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.Police...

Man arrested on murder charges related to human remains

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Salem man is facing murder charges after police say they linked him to human remains found in a crawl space of a Salem duplex. Alexander Mosqueda Rivera Burdette, 18, was arrested Thursday by Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives, the Statesman Journal...

Iowa defensive back Jack Koerner hurt in jet ski accident

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa defensive back Jack Koerner sustained serious injuries when he and a passenger on a jet ski collided with a boat on the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.According to a police report, Koerner and Cole Coffin were hurt at about 6:30 p.m. Friday when their watercraft...

Missouri football program pushes again for racial justice

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Ryan Walters had just arrived at the University of Missouri to coach safeties for the football program when a series of protests related to racial injustice led to the resignations of the system president and the chancellor of its flagship campus.The student-led movement...

OPINION

Editorial From the Publisher: Vote as Your Life Depends on It

The Republican-controlled Senate won’t pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, no matter how hard Oregon’s senators and others work to push for change. ...

Banana Republic or Constitutional Democracy? The US Military May Decide

Will the military, when and if the chips are down, acts in accord with the Constitution and not out of loyalty to its commander-in-chief? ...

To Save Black Lives, and the Soul of Our Nation, Congress Must Act Boldly

For too long, Black people in America have been burdened with the unjust responsibility of keeping ourselves safe from police. ...

Racial Inequalities - Black America Has Solutions; White America Won't Approve Them

The problem is we have to secure approval of the solutions from the people who deny the problem's existence while reaping the benefits from it. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Move to rename 'Bloody Sunday' bridge has critics in Selma

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Thousands gathered in this river city in 1940 to dedicate a new bridge in honor of white supremacist Edmund Pettus, a Confederate general and reputed Ku Klux Klan leader. Just 25 years later, the bridge became a global landmark when civil rights marchers were beaten at its...

AP Exclusive: Hair weaves from Chinese prison camps seized

Federal authorities in New York on Wednesday seized a shipment of weaves and other beauty accessories suspected to be made out of human hair taken from people locked inside a Chinese internment camp.U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials told The Associated Press that 13 tons (11.8 metric...

White Mich. couple arrested after gun pulled on Black family

A white couple was arrested after at least one handgun was pulled on a Black woman and her daughters during a videotaped confrontation in a restaurant parking lot in Michigan, authorities said Thursday.Jillian Wuestenberg, 32, and Eric Wuestenberg, 42, were charged Thursday with felonious assault,...

ENTERTAINMENT

Eastwood's ankle forced production shift for 'The Outpost'

LONDON (AP) — An accident requiring two screws in his ankle nearly prevented Scott Eastwood from portraying a real life soldier in Afghanistan in “The Outpost” — a role that required a level of athleticism. Eastwood was tight-lipped about how he was injured, but he said...

Court papers: Meghan felt 'unprotected' by monarchy

LONDON (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, felt “unprotected by the institution” of Britain’s monarchy and was “prohibited from defending herself” against negative media coverage when she was pregnant, U.K. news outlets agency reported Thursday, citing...

Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Downs, the genial, versatile broadcaster who became one of television’s most familiar and welcome faces with more than 15,000 hours on news, game and talk shows, has died at age 99.Downs died of natural causes at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Wednesday, said...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

English pubs are reopening — they won't be the same

LONDON (AP) — Asking people in English pubs to keep their distance is going to be tough after...

First coronavirus then Trump order split Indian families

NEW DELHI (AP) — The March day that his father died, Karan Murgai boarded a plane to India. The coronavirus...

White Mich. couple arrested after gun pulled on Black family

A white couple was arrested after at least one handgun was pulled on a Black woman and her daughters during a...

French court OKs end to Rwanda genocide investigation

PARIS (AP) — The Paris appeals court on Friday upheld a decision to end a years-long investigation into the...

The Latest: Miami mayor sets curfew, closes some businesses

MIAMI — The mayor of Florida’s most populous county has issued a new overnight curfew and will close...

In shake-up, UK government plans televised media briefings

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says his government will introduce White House-style...

McMenamins
By The Skanner News

Oregon Health & Science University's medical, nursing, dental, pharmacy and physician assistant students will provide free health screenings to local uninsured families and individuals, Sunday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at O'Bryant Square, S.W. 9th and S.W. Washington Avenues in downtown Portland.
Done under the guidance of OHSU faculty, the "Health Screening Fair" is part of "Cover the Uninsured Week."
Other services available will include:
• Blood pressure and body mass index checks
• Medication counseling (bring prescriptions)
• Vision tests/eye exams
• Foot exams
• Diabetes education and counseling
• Ear and hearing exams
• Hygiene kits
Other activities during Cover the Uninsured Week include:

Monday, April 12 at the OHSU Auditorium (Old Library building), Marquam Hill Campus
• Noon -- "EDUCAID: What if the U.S. Systems of Education and Health Care Were More Alike," Jennifer Devoe, M.D., D.Phil., national expert on health care reform and children's access to care, and a professor of family medicine in the OHSU School of Medicine.

• 1 p.m. -- "Project Access NOW: An Innovative and Sustainable Specialty Care Model," Linda Nilsen Solares, executive director, Project Access NOW (http://www.projectaccessnow.org/).

Tuesday, April 13 at the OHSU Auditorium (Old Library building), Marquam Hill Campus
• Noon -- "Access Assured: An Innovative and Sustainable Primary Care Model,"
John Saultz, M.D., chairman of family medicine, OHSU School of Medicine.

Wednesday, April 14 at the OHSU School of Nursing, Room 358/364, Marquam Hill Campus
• 11:30 a.m. -- Central City Concern (www.centralcityconcern.org) employees, some of whom are former clients now working for the organization, will discuss their experience with addiction, homelessness and struggling to get medical care.

Friday, April 17 at the OHSU Hospital Auditorium, eighth floor, Room 8B60
•1 p.m. -- "The Evolution of a Free Clinic and How it Fits Into the Greater Portland Safety Net," James Reuler, M.D., founder and director of the Wallace Medical Concern (www.wallacemedical.org), and a professor of medicine (general internal medicine and geriatrics) OHSU School of Medicine, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

• 2 p.m. — "Update on Health Reform in Salem From the Author of House Bills 2009 and 2116," Mitch Greenlick, Ph.D., Oregon State Representative and professor emeritus of public health and preventive medicine, OHSU School of Medicine

Saturday, April 17 — OHSU Auditorium (Old Library building), Marquam Hill Campus
• 9 a.m. — "Hills for Humanity Run." To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/hills4humanity

 

 

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