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NORTHWEST NEWS

Black Restaurant Week Comes to Portland

National event highlights Black-owned restaurants, cafes, and food trucks, creates countrywide database to support Black businesses

Portland Police Launch Team to Investigate Shootings

 The Enhanced Community Safety Team will be comprised of three sergeants, 12 officers and six detectives, and will staff a seven-member on-call unit to respond to shooting scenes, examine evidence, interview witnesses and do immediate follow-up investigations

Oregon National Guard Deploys As Power Outages Persist

The Oregon National Guard will go door-to-door in areas hardest hit by last weekend’s ice storm to make sure residents who have been without power for a week have enough food and water

Vancouver Drops Most Police Killing Protest Charges

Hundreds marched through the city from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 to protest the shooting death of Kevin Peterson Jr. by two Clark County Sheriff’s Office detectives

NEWS BRIEFS

Seattle Black Artist To Be Featured in Amazon Prime Series

The Northwest African American Museum (NAAM), in Seattle, Washington, is launching a call for artist...

NIKE, Inc. and Goalsetter Partner to Increase Financial Literacy Among America’s Youth

Goalsetter uses digital platforms to engage youth and help them better understand financial well-being, while saving for their future ...

Six Trailblazing Black Judges to Discuss Overcoming Challenges Feb. 26

The online program panel judges include Justice Adrienne Nelson, the first Black justice of the Oregon Supreme Court and the first...

Launch of the Center for Black Entrepreneurship to Help Fuel Black Innovation

The facility is the first-ever academic center of its kind to assemble, educate and empower a new class of Black entrepreneurial...

Medical Centre to Screen Film and Hold Panel on Black Men in Medicine

Seattle-based Virginia Mason Franciscan Health has invited 100 students to take part in the virtual event, which aims to inspire Black...

Oregon Senate hit by another GOP boycott, now over COVID-19

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republicans in the Oregon Senate boycotted Thursday's session, using a tactic they have employed in the past two years to assert their will by stopping work in the Democratic-led Legislature — this time over the state's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.Senate...

Rep. Herrera Beutler censured over Trump impeachment vote

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Members of Washington's Clark County Republican party voted this week to formally censure Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, of Battle Ground, over her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump.In a rowdy gathering at a church on Tuesday, the Clark County Republican...

Ex-Cardinals coach Wilks new defensive coordinator at Mizzou

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Steve Wilks is returning to coaching as the defensive coordinator at Missouri.Wilks, who was hired by Tigers coach Eli Drinkwitz on Thursday, took last year off after spending the previous 14 seasons in the NFL. The stint was highlighted by a year as the head coach of...

OPINION

Democracy and White Privilege

“White Nationalists” who believe that America only belongs to its “White” citizens, who live and have lived according to “White Privilege” are ignoring the words of the Declaration of Independence ...

The Leadership Conference Submits Letter in Support of H.R. 40

H.R. 40 finally forces the U.S. government to recognize and make amends for the decades of economic enrichment that have benefited this nation as a result of the free labor that African slaves were forced to provide ...

Letter to the Editor Re: Zenith Energy

The time is now for Portland City Council to stop Zenith Energy’s transporting fossil fuels into and out of our city. ...

The Heroes Within Us

Black History Month, as it exists today, continues the practice of “othering” Black people in America. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

German radio station apologies for remarks about K-pop's BTS

BERLIN (AP) — A Bavarian radio station apologized Friday for a host's comments comparing popular South Korean K-pop band BTS to the coronavirus, saying his choice of words had gone too far but was in no way meant to be “hurtful or racist.”The statement came after legions of...

Rights groups target sponsors like Airbnb for Beijing Games

In one corner are the 15 leading Olympic sponsors, many household names like Airbnb, Coca-Cola, Visa, Toyota, Samsung and General Electric. Together they pay at least jumi billion to the International Olympic Committee, and in the next four-year Olympic cycle the payments could reach [scripts/homepage/home.php] billion.They...

Judge stops Noem from releasing records in AG's fatal crash

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota judge on Thursday blocked Gov. Kristi Noem from releasing documents and video in the investigation of the state's attorney general for striking and killing a man with his car.Defense attorneys for Jason Ravnsborg, the state's top law enforcement agent,...

ENTERTAINMENT

Quotes from Stephen King interview with The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen King spoke recently to The Associated Press recently about his new novel, “Later,” but he also covered topics ranging from the famous people who have turned up at his readings to what happens when he looks up his own name on the Internet. And he think he...

Stephen King talks about crime, creativity and new novel

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen King doesn't think of himself as a horror writer. “My view has always been you can call me whatever you want as long as the checks don't bounce,” King told The Associated Press during a recent telephone interview. “My idea is to tell a good story,...

Christian Siriano offers mountain glam for 2nd pandemic show

NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Siriano opened his second show of the pandemic Thursday with two ladies in bed, models who emerged flawless in black one-pieces, then dressed for all to see before hitting the runway.It was a dreamy, color-saturated show during a tough time for fashion inspiration,...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Tiger Woods transferred to LA hospital after surgery

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods was moved Thursday to another Los Angeles hospital after undergoing surgery...

Queen says COVID vaccine is quick, painless and helps others

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is encouraging people to be vaccinated against COVID-19,...

Native American nominee's grilling raises questions on bias

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — When Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso snapped at Deb Haaland during her confirmation...

Facebook signs pay deals with 3 Australian news publishers

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Facebook announced on Friday preliminary agreements with three Australian...

2 US Navy warships in Mideast hit by coronavirus outbreaks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two U.S. Navy warships operating in the Mideast have been struck by...

Queen says COVID vaccine is quick, painless and helps others

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is encouraging people to be vaccinated against COVID-19,...

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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