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NORTHWEST NEWS

Oregon Inmates Sue Over COVID-19 Response

The suit asks a judge to mandate a social distance of 6 feet or more between inmates

Oregon Health Officer: Spike in Virus Cases Can Be Averted

Modeling shows the state won't see a huge rise in cases as long as stay-at-home orders are heeded

Latest COVID-19 Projections Encouraging With Social Distancing

Latest COVID-19 projections show social distancing can cut coronavirus infections if Oregonians keep current measures in place into May

Five Metro Council Candidates Discuss Equity

District 5 candidates compete for open seat

NEWS BRIEFS

OnPoint Community Credit Union Donates $100,000 to De La Salle North Catholic High School

OnPoint’s contribution comes at a critical time for school’s expansion project ...

Civil Rights Group, Medical Professionals Call on Trump Administration and States to Release Racial Data for COVID-19 Tests, Cases and Outcomes

This call to action is driven by concern that the lack of transparency by federal and state officials is preventing public health...

Oregon Zoo Launches Live Video and Learning Activities Resource

The new project provides educational and entertaining activities for kids and animal lovers ...

National Civil Rights Group Responds to Repeal of Discriminatory Tennessee Voter Registration Law

The provisions included in a 2019 law sought to impose criminal penalties and fines on groups and...

Cryptosporidium Found in Portland Water

People who are immunocompromised and receive their drinking water from the Bull Run Watershed are advised to ask their doctor about...

Oregon inmates sue over COVID-19 response

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A group of inmates concerned about contracting COVID-19 filed a lawsuit Monday against Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and the leaders at the Department of Corrections.The civil rights lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court by the Oregon Justice Resource Center on behalf of the...

Police: Fleeing man shoots at officer prompting return fire

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A man is believed to have fired at a Vancouver, Washington, police officer who was chasing him, prompting the officer to return fire, authorities said. The officer came upon an apparent shooting about 1 a.m. Tuesday, in which a driver appeared to have shot at another...

The Latest: 2 Madison Square Garden boxing cards called off

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT):10 p.m.Two boxing cards at Madison Square Garden have been called off because of the coronavirus outbreak.A few hours after announcing the fights would proceed without crowds, promoter Bob Arum said Thursday...

Former AD, All-American center Dick Tamburo dies at 90

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Dick Tamburo, an athletic director at three major schools and an All-American center at Michigan State, has died. He was 90.Michigan State announced that Tamburo died Monday.A native of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, Tamburo served as the athletic director at Texas...

OPINION

You're Pretty... For a Dark-Skinned Girl

Cloé Luv, an "unapologetically" dark-skinned Black woman tells her story ...

The ACA Has Never Been More Critical

Today I'm honoring the 10th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act being signed into law. ...

NAACP/Black Community: A Model for Resiliency

As America enters perhaps the most uncertain period in modern history, we will all be tested in new and unpredictable ways. ...

What the Government Can Do Now to Lessen the Impact of COVID-19

Dr. Roger Stark says during this pandemic the administration must give states more flexibility ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Earl Graves Sr., founder of Black Enterprise magazine, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Earl Graves Sr., who championed black businesses as the founder of the first African American-owned magazine focusing on black entrepreneurs, has died. He was 85. Graves died Monday after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, his son, Earl “Butch”...

Tasked with schoolwork help, many US parents lack English

Since her daughters' school closed for the coronavirus outbreak, Mariana Luna has been thrust into the role of their primary educator, like millions of parents across the U.S. But each day, before she can go over their schoolwork, her 9-year-old first has to help her understand what the assignments...

John Lewis, once Trump target, backs Joe Biden for president

ATLANTA (AP) — Civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis is backing Joe Biden for president, giving the prospective Democratic nominee perhaps his biggest symbolic endorsement among the many veteran black lawmakers who back his candidacy. “We need his voice,” the...

ENTERTAINMENT

'Modern Family' cast shares memories as series finale nears

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The group crying began after the final scene of the last episode of ABC’s “Modern Family” was taped — with the notable exception of Ed O’Neill, who plays patriarch Jay Pritchett.“I said, ‘No tears?’” recalled...

Beloved 'Schitt's Creek' ending at its peak

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After five years on TV, it seemed like “Schitt’s Creek” was just starting to hit its stride.The critically acclaimed comedy — about a shallow, filthy rich family who lose their fortune and are forced to live in a small town they bought as a joke...

Review: Country's Maddie & Tae burn bright on superb album

Maddie & Tae, “The Way It Feels” (Mercury Nashville)Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye, who record under the name Maddie & Tae, are more than collaborators. In the liner notes of their new album, each calls the other her “soul sister.” As great as their friendship is,...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

With no theaters, film fans find ways to gather virtually

There are 44 people in the Social Distance Movie Club's Slack channel, where co-workers at Crooked Media have had...

Trump shakes up press team as White House deals with virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shook up his communications team on Tuesday, replacing his press...

With prime minister in ICU, Britain asks: Who's in charge?

LONDON (AP) — As British Prime Minister Boris Johnson fights the coronavirus in the intensive care unit of...

Europe's nursing homes in spotlight for uncounted virus dead

ROME (AP) — Italian authorities said Tuesday they were investigating the country’s biggest nursing...

Rwandans mark genocide anniversary under nationwide lockdown

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — For Augustine Ngabonziza, a survivor of Rwanda’s genocide, it’s...

66 at South African hospital have coronavirus, mostly staff

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Sixty-six people at a single hospital in South Africa have tested positive for the...

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Portland police union today will be swearing in its first Black president, Daryl Turner, a 19-year veteran officer.
The 51-year-old Turner works the day shift at Central Precinct in the Portland Police Bureau. He previously worked in the drugs and vice division, training division and helped in gang drug enforcement.
A receptionist at the Portland Police Association office told The Skanner News Friday morning that the organization would not be sending out any press releases or photos of Turner, and that he would not be available for any interviews.
Turner is from Newark, N.J., and began his career in law enforcement in July 1991.
In earlier interviews with the Oregonian, Turner did not give any indication on the direction he'll take the approximately 950-member police union. He spent 10 years on the union's executive board.
The former union president, Sgt. Scott Westerman, is facing internal investigation for two road-rage encounters and stepped down in April.

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