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NORTHWEST NEWS

FEMA Site Will House Survivors of Wildfires

Mill City site will offer temporary housing for up to 16 families who lost their homes in last year's wildfires

Portland Police Shooting of Man Under International Scrutiny

Aaron Campbell, a 25-year-old unarmed Black man was shot in the back and killed Jan. 29, 2010 by Portland Police Officer Ronal Frashour

John Hairston Becomes First Black CEO of Bonneville Power Administration

29-year employee appointed to new role by U.S. Secretary of Energy  

Natural Gas Terminal Plans In Oregon Hit Snag Over Permit

The ruling was hailed as a major victory by opponents of Jordan Cove, which would be the first such LNG overseas export terminal in the lower 48 states.

NEWS BRIEFS

Everybody Reads Program to Hold Event with Author Ross Gay

Ross Gay, author of The Book of Delights will speak at a special event in April—free for people in financial hardship ...

The Mayor Turns 90: A Paul Knauls Celebration to be Held Friday, January 22

Albina legend Paul Knauls, Sr. will be celebrated with a virtual event featuring public officials, musicians, and community...

People For the American Way Supports Congressional Gold Medal for Officer Eugene Goodman

Goodman, a Black U.S. Capitol Hill police officer, diverted a white mob away from the unprotected Senate chambers during the violent...

St. Andrew Parish Announces 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Awards

The Community Service Award went to cameron whitten of the Black Resilience Fund ...

Applicants Sought for Free Girls’ Summer Wilderness Science Education Expeditions

The programs provide 16- and 17-year-old young women opportunities to travel with professional scientists, artists and wilderness...

InvestigateWest: Washington state plan would slash emissions

After more than a decade of the supposedly eco-friendly Pacific Northwest and British Columbia falling short on pledges to fight climate change, a new blueprint emerged this month for how to eliminate all but a sliver of fossil-fuel emissions. The 428-page plan by Washington state outlines how to...

Crews recover body of Oregon woman swept away in mudslide

Sheriff's deputies and firefighters on Saturday recovered the body of an Oregon woman whose vehicle was swept away in a deep mudslide during a winter storm last week, authorities said.Jennifer Camus Moore, a registered nurse from Warrendale, Oregon, was driving in the Columbia River Gorge near the...

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...

Music City Bowl between Iowa and Missouri canceled

The Music City Bowl between Missouri and Iowa was canceled Sunday because COVID-19 issues left the Tigers unable to play.The game scheduled for Wednesday in Nashville, Tennessee, is the second bowl called off since the postseason lineup was set on Dec. 20, joining the Gasparilla Bowl. Overall, 18...

OPINION

Demos President K. Sabeel Rahman Issues Statement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021

We see painful parallels between the America in which King lived and the present day ...

This is America: White Privilege, Black Lives Matter, and Violence at the Capitol

The violence we witnessed in the United States Capitol on January 6 is nothing new. ...

SPLC Action Fund President: Attempted Coup Displays Organized, Extremist Violence Plaguing the United States

Insidious racism took the form of an American president openly encouraging with “love” violent extremists ...

Commentary: Exit in Disgrace

Will Trump leave in the middle of the night, embarrassed by his four years of crude, rude, lying, and beyond belief incompetence? Or will he be escorted out by a secret service detachment? ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

New milestone for Sidney Poitier: Namesake of a film school

NEW YORK (AP) — In 1963, Sidney Poitier made a film in Arizona, “Lilies of the Field.” The performance led to a huge milestone: He became the first Black winner of a lead-acting Oscar.Now, Arizona is the site of another milestone for the legendary actor and filmmaker. Arizona...

Some Black Southern Baptists feel shut out by white leaders

As a student in college and seminary, then as a pastor in Texas, Dwight McKissic has been affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention for more than 45 years. Now he’s pondering whether he and his congregation should break away.“It would feel like a divorce,” McKissic said....

Why Biden's immigration plan may be risky for Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is confronting the political risk that comes with grand ambition.As one of his first acts, Biden offered a sweeping immigration overhaul last week that would provide a path to U.S. citizenship for the estimated 11 million people who are in the United...

ENTERTAINMENT

Review: Schaffhausen spins a twisty tale at a torrid pace

“Every Waking Hour,” by Joanna Schaffhausen (Minotaur)The push-pull relationship between Boston police detective Ellery Hathaway and FBI Agent Reed Markham took a big leap last year in “All the Best Lies,” the third book in Joanna Schaffhausen’s compelling series...

Review: New volume brings together 12 Joan Didion essays

“Let Me Tell You What I Mean,” by Joan Didion (Alfred A. Knopf)Back in 1968, Joan Didion identified a problem with the mainstream media.“The only American newspapers that do not leave me in the grip of a profound physical conviction that the oxygen has been cut off from my...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6Jan. 31: Composer Philip Glass is 84. Actor Stuart Margolin (“The Rockford Files”) is 81. Actor Jessica Walter (“Arrested Development”) is 80. Bluesman Charlie Musselwhite is 77. Actor Jonathan Banks (“Better Call...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

New milestone for Sidney Poitier: Namesake of a film school

NEW YORK (AP) — In 1963, Sidney Poitier made a film in Arizona, “Lilies of the Field.” The...

In ambulances, an unseen, unwelcome passenger: COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's crowded in the back of the ambulance.Two emergency medical technicians, the...

Witnesses: Eritrean soldiers loot, kill in Ethiopia's Tigray

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Eritrean soldiers' pockets clinked with stolen jewelry. Warily, Zenebu watched...

EU proposes more travel restrictions to stop virus variants

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive body proposed Monday that the bloc's 27 nations impose more...

Chaos mars over-80s vaccine start in major German state

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of elderly Germans faced online error messages and jammed up hotlines Monday as...

Polish president backs lockdown despite business frustration

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s president on Monday expressed understanding for the...

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For the first time in at least 15 years, the Self Enhancement Incormporated "Midgets" won the Northwest Regional Junior Baseball Organization State Championship. The Division Championship Game was won with two towering homeruns from Tommy Waters and Trey Simmons with a score of 8 (SEI Midgets) to 4 ( West Albany Bulldogs).
"The boys came out to compete every day," said SEI Midgets Head Coach, Anthony Deloney. "They are mentally tougher than many adults I've competed with. They were great on the field, but more importantly they represented themselves off the field -- always living by the SEI standards."
Coaches Mike Belcha, Damon Hickok, and Aanen Trelstad round out the team's leadership.
In addition to the State Championship, the SEI Midgets won the Sportsmanship Award for exemplary behavior on and off the field. The Sportsmanship Awards is shared by players, parents, coaches and fans. The prestigious honor is awarded by JBO umpires, score keepers, and tournament staff. Junior Baseball Organization, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides the ability for youth from all communities to play organized baseball. JBO offers each child, regardless of skill level, an opportunity to compete in baseball against other players of similar skill and age.
Self Enhancement Incorporated's stated values and goals. For more information go to www.selfenhancement.org .

The SEI Standards:
Our standards are founded upon the principles of integrity and respect. Integrity, because integrity exemplifies truthfulness, modesty, and trustworthiness. Respect, because respect exemplifies courtesy, honor, and reverence.
1. Greet each other every day with a smile and a handshake to strengthen the relationship between us.
2. Honor and respect each other, so we address one another with proper language and speech.
3. Value the space of ourselves and others and are careful not to intrude or injure each other.
4. Be mindful of what is true, and strive to be honest in word and deed.
5. Treasure our rich culture and hold the cultures of all people in high regard.
6. Strive to reflect our beauty both inwardly in our understanding and outwardly in our appearance.
At SEI, success is truly a product of pervasive, positive influences, and we embrace them all. We raise the bar. We teach genuine values. We provide positive support and encouragement. We work hard. We lead by example. We strive for greatness. We do all of these things because the only way to achieve success is to promote a culture of success, and to celebrate it on a daily basis.

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