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NORTHWEST NEWS

Thousands March Peacefully for 7th Night in Portland

NBA Portland Trail Blazer star Damian Lillard walked at the front of the crowd arm-in-arm with young demonstrators

Districts Jettison School Police Officers Amid Protests

Mayor Ted Wheeler: “Leaders must listen and respond to community. We must disrupt the patterns of racism and injustice.”

Two De La Salle North Grads Forge Thrilling Paths

A med student and a Fulbright scholar reflect on their time at the school.

OHSU Resident Uses TikTok, Student Outreach, to Show Representation in Medicine

A group of high school students weighing careers in health care were recently greeted on Google Meet by a physician whose social media star is on the rise.

NEWS BRIEFS

Resources for Supporting Racial Justice in Oregon

Learn about how to get involved with local organizations that have been fighting for decades for racial justice. ...

Business Donates Profits

On Sunday, June 7, the owners of Pine State Biscuits are donating all of their profits to the NAACP and ACLU from all five of their...

NAMC-Oregon Statement on Racism, Inequity & Violence Against Black People

All of us at NAMC-Oregon are angered and deeply saddened by the police murder of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and the...

Civil Rights and Social Justice Organizations Call for a National Day of Mourning Today

At 12:45 p.m. PT today, the NAACP is asking for everyone to take a moment of silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. ...

ACLU Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Minneapolis Police for Attacking Journalists at Protests

The lawsuit’s lead plaintiff, Jared Goyette, a journalist covering the demonstrations, was shot in the face with a rubber bullet ...

Misconduct case against sheriff’s deputy reopened

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Washington County jail deputy, who was placed on leave after a racist email surfaced, has been indicted on charges of first-degree official misconduct tied to a separate case.The Washington County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into Rian Alden after...

Thousands continue marching, protesting in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore (AP) — Thousands of protesters marched for the seventh consecutive night Thursday in Portland, Oregon to decry the death of George Floyd. NBA Portland Trail Blazer star Damian Lillard walked at the front of the crowd arm-in-arm with young demonstrators as they crossed the...

Kansas, Missouri renew Border War with 4-game football set

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas and Missouri are resuming their bitter Border War in football after the former Big 12 rivals agreed to a four-game series in which each school will play two home games beginning in September 2025.The fourth-longest rivalry in college football dates to 1891, but...

OPINION

Responding to Challenging Questions in a Nation Still in Upheaval

Nate McCoy attempts to answer tough questions in a letter to his sons ...

Mayor Ted Wheeler: Portland and the Path Forward

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler invites Portlanders, as public servants, to join him "in insisting that we never return to business as usual." ...

Local Business Leaders Share Messages of Hope

President, CEO of SAIF says each of us must move forward in "our understanding of the problem, in holding ourselves accountable for our own attitudes and biases, and in coming together, not apart." ...

Time to Stop Messing Around and Strike at the Root of Police Violence

Thomas Knapp says the root of police violence is the creation of "police forces" as state institutions separate from the populace and dedicated to suppressing that populace on command ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Protesters pour into DC for city's largest demonstration yet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of protesters streamed into the nation's capital Saturday for what was expected to be the city's largest demonstration yet against police brutality while George Floyd was remembered in his North Carolina hometown, where hundreds of mourners lined up to pay their...

Kosovo lifts trade measures, hoping to resume Serbia talks

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The new Kosovo government on Saturday lifted some recently imposed measures on Serb goods entering the country, in an effort to pave the way to resuming dialogue to improve ties with its neighbor.The decision was among the first taken by Prime Minister Avdullah...

Black Lives Matter in Bundesliga, Bayern keeps winning

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s soccer league was marked by gestures against racism and support for the Black Lives Matter movement on Saturday as Bayern Munich took another step toward a record-extending eighth straight Bundesliga title.All of Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin’s 22...

ENTERTAINMENT

Luminaries Lost: A look at some of the artists lost to virus

A fashion designer who made it to the runways of Paris and New York but never left her Dominican home. An Oklahoma boy who became the toast of 1990s Nashville. A comedian whose off-the-wall trio helped create a golden age in British comedy. In the fourth installment in a series, The Associated...

Kanye West attends Chicago protest, donates [scripts/homepage/home.php]M to victims

Kanye West has donated [scripts/homepage/home.php] million to support the families and legal teams for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.A representative for the rapper confirmed that some of the money donated would fully cover college tuition costs for Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter, Gianna. Floyd died...

Shouts of solidarity for black reporter pulled from protests

A black reporter from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was told she could not cover the city’s protests over the death of George Floyd because of a tweet, and now dozens of her colleagues, fellow journalists, her union and even the city’s mayor are speaking out in support of her. On Friday...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's alternate reality in time of anguish

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Vicious dogs.” “Ominous weapons.” Injured police. Gagging...

Virus exposes sharp economic divide: College vs. non-college

BALTIMORE (AP) — For an American workforce under continuing threat from the coronavirus, the best...

Coronavirus disrupts global fight to save endangered species

WASHINGTON (AP) — Biologist Carlos Ruiz has spent a quarter-century working to save golden lion tamarins,...

Japan advocate for daughter, others abducted to NKorea dies

TOKYO (AP) — Shigeru Yokota, a Japanese campaigner for the return of his daughter and more than a dozen...

China urges citizens to shun Australia as dispute simmers

BEIJING (AP) — China is advising its citizens not to visit Australia, citing racial discrimination and...

UK's rapid-fire changes on face coverings advice criticized

LONDON (AP) — The British government faced criticism Saturday for another sudden change in its advice on...

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By The Skanner News

Stepped up youth violence enforcement was announced today by Portland city officials, who said four gang-related shootings have been logged in the past week, two of them fatal.

 

Portland Police Chief Mike Reese, Lt. Kevin Modica, Commander Jim Ferraris and Mayor Sam Adams at a press conference Tuesday afternoon


Officials spoke at a press conference on the Monday night death of 17-year-old Billy A. Moore, who reportedly had no known gang ties and was on the way home from the deathbed of his mother, a leukemia patient on life support at Oregon Health and Science Hospital.

Commander Ferraris describes the bureau's anti-gang plans in detail here

Moore was shot at around 7:30 p.m. after a verbal exchange with a group of youths on the street near a bus stop.
Police said today they had arrested a 17-year-old boy who has been charged with murder in the case, but Chief Mike Reese declined to comment on whether either of the youths involved in the shooting were known to be in a gang.
An earlier statement by the bureau said the shooting happened "after an argument on a bus and that gang activity is possibly related to the incident."
Mayor Sam Adams said Columbia Villa residents on the scene of the shooting on the 8900 Block of N. Woolsey were instrumental in apprehension of the murder suspect and recovery of evidence at the scene.
The Oregonian reported today that Moore, the homecoming king of his graduating class this month at the Rosemary Anderson High School in North Portland, was a hard-working young man with a job who is dedicated to his family.
His mother died soon after midnight Tuesday morning, hours after Moore was shot across the street from the Columbia Villa Boys and Girls Club and died at his home a block and a half away.
Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call Detective Molly Daul at 503-823-0991.

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