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NORTHWEST NEWS

White Woman Calls Police on Black Man Standing at His Home

“If you guys have a lease, I’d just like to see the lease,”

Oregon's Wildfire Risk Map Emerges as New Climate Flashpoint

A new map in Oregon that rated the wildfire risk of every tax lot in the state — labeling nearly 80,000 structures as high-risk — generated so much pushback from angry homeowners that officials abruptly retracted it

Seattle Ends COVID Hazard Pay for Grocery Store Workers

A policy passed in 2021 requiring grocery stores pay employees an additional per hour in hazard pay has just come to an end

Washington Voters Weigh in on Dozens of State Primary Races

Voters were deciding the top two candidates in races for the U.S. Senate, Congress and the secretary of state's office.

NEWS BRIEFS

Washington Ferries to Get $38 Million to Improve Services

Out of the 35 states and three territories receiving federal money for ferries, Washington will get the biggest allocation ...

Personal Information of Some in Jails Possibly Compromised

A statement from the county said names, dates of birth and photos — as well as medical information like diagnoses and treatments —...

Bicycle and Pedestrian Lane Reduction on Morrison Bridge Starts Next Week

The bicycle and pedestrian lanes will be reduced to seven feet to allow for painting crew and equipment. ...

King County Elections to Open Six Vote Centers for the Primary Election

Voters who need to register to vote, get a replacement ballot, or use an assistive device are encouraged to visit Vote Centers on...

Eugene Restaurant Owner Keeps All Tips Workers Earn, Uses Them to Pay Wages

The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division found Ji Li, owner of Bao Bao House in Eugene, Oregon violated the Fair Labor...

Officials: high tide flooding more common as sea levels rise

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said high tide flooding has become more common as sea levels rise and is affecting residents of coastal towns and states. Floods that used to only occur during large storms now occur more regularly from...

Red Flag Warning issued for Western Washington state

SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) — A Red Flag Warning was issued for portions of western Washington on Wednesday due to the threat of thunderstorms amid dry conditions. The warning issued by the National Weather Service is in effect from 2 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, KING5 reported. ...

OPINION

Betsy Johnson Fails to Condemn Confederate Flags at Her Rally

The majority of Oregonians, including our rural communities, value inclusion and unity, not racism and bigotry. ...

Monkeypox, Covid, and Your Vote

We must start a voter registration drive right here where we live. This effort must become as important to us as putting food on the table and a roof over our heads. ...

Speaking of Reparations

To many Americans, “reparations” is a dirty word when applied to Black folks. ...

Improving Healthcare for Low-Income Americans Through Better Managed Care

Many should recognize that health equity – or ensuring that disadvantaged populations get customized approaches to care and better medical outcomes – is a top priority. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Soldier's assault suit against officers can proceed to trial

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Army lieutenant who was pepper-sprayed, struck and handcuffed during a traffic stop in Virginia can present his claims of false imprisonment and assault and battery to a jury, a federal judge has ruled. But the summary judgment Tuesday said federal...

Pioneering art collection returns to Zimbabwe after 70 years

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — For the first time in his life, Gift Livingstone Sango, 65, saw a painting by his father depicting Jesus as a Black man. “My father used to draw Jesus as Black because God is for all of us. He is not a God of color,” said Sango. The...

Grand jury declines to indict woman in Emmett Till killing

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi grand jury has declined to indict the white woman whose accusation set off the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till nearly 70 years ago, most likely closing the case that shocked a nation and galvanized the modern civil rights movement. After...

ENTERTAINMENT

David McCullough, Pulitzer-winning historian, dies at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose lovingly crafted narratives on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to Presidents John Adams and Harry Truman made him among the most popular and influential historians of his time, has died. He was 89. ...

'P-Valley' explores Black strip club culture, gay acceptance

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Katori Hall first pitched the idea to convert her popular play about Black strip club culture into the television series “P-Valley,” the Pulitzer Prize winner was either quickly rejected after meeting with networks or denied before she could fully explain the concept. ...

Nicki Minaj to get Video Vanguard Award at MTV Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj will receive the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Awards later this month, joining such previous winning music luminaries as Madonna, Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, Jennifer Lopez and Missy Elliott. Minaj, who has won five MTV trophies for such hits as...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Iranian operative charged in plot to murder John Bolton

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iranian operative has been charged in a plot to murder former U.S. national security...

Serena's Legacy: Plenty of wins, plenty of stands on issues

A couple of days before Serena Williams claimed the 22nd of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles at Wimbledon in 2016,...

London kids to be offered polio shot after more virus found

LONDON (AP) — Children ages 1-9 in London were made eligible for booster doses of a polio vaccine Wednesday...

Wildfire in southwestern France: 8,000 people evacuated

PARIS (AP) — Firefighters were battling a wildfire in southwestern France on Wednesday in a region known for its...

Russian journalist detained, charged over war criticism

Russian authorities detained a former state TV journalist who quit after making an on-air protest against...

Russians buy last goods from H&M, IKEA as stores wind down

MOSCOW (AP) — Russians are snapping up Western fashion and furniture this week as H&M and IKEA sell off the...

By The Skanner News | 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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