06-24-2018  3:41 pm      •     
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NEWS BRIEFS

AG Rosenblum Seeks Info from Oregonians

Oregon Attorney General seeks information on children separated from families at border ...

Community Forum: How Does Law Enforcement Interact With Vulnerable Populations?

Forum will focus on public safety and examine mental health and addiction issues ...

King County Council Recognizes Juneteenth

The Metropolitan King County Council recognizes a true 'freedom day' in the United States ...

Unite Oregon Hosts ‘Mourn Pray Love, and Take Action’ June 20

Community is invited to gather at Terry Schrunk Plaza at 6 p.m. on World Refugee Day ...

MRG Foundation Announces Spring 2018 Grantees

Recipients include Oregon DACA Coalition, Kúkátónón Children’s African Dance Troupe, Komemma Cultural Protection Association ...

18-year-old driver dies after colliding with log truck

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say an 18-year-old girl has died after colliding with a log truck on Highway 101 near Beaver.Law enforcement officials say Mikayla Michelle Howard was driving a 2003 Saab when it crossed into the other lane for an unknown reason on Friday morning....

Marion County deputies investigating suspicious death

LYONS, Ore. (AP) — Law enforcement officials are investigating after a man was found dead in a pond near his home in Lyons.The Marion County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to the scene Saturday afternoon after the body was found. Detectives also responded to the scene because the...

New Mexico residents to testify on atomic bomb fallout

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Residents of a New Mexico Hispanic village near the site of the world's first atomic bomb test say they were long ignored about the lingering health effects and were expected to share their stories with Congress.The Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium plans to...

Small plane hits car after missing runway near Snohomish

SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) — A small plane hit a car after overshooting the runway at an airfield near Snohomish.The Seattle Times reports that three people, including a child, were in a single-engine plane when it was approaching the Harvey Air Field on Saturday.Lt. Rick Hawkins of the Snohomish...

OPINION

How Washington’s 'School Achievement Index' Became School Spending Index

New assessment categorizes schools not by quality of education, but level of funding officials believe they should receive ...

Black Mamas Are Dying. We Can Stop It.

Congresswoman Robin Kelly plans to improve access to culturally-competent care with the MOMMA Act ...

Hey, Elected Officials: No More Chicken Dinners...We Need Policy

Jeffrey Boney says many elected officials who visit the Black community only during the election season get a pass for doing nothing ...

Juneteenth: Freedom's Promise Still Denied

Juneteenth is a celebration of the de facto end of slavery, but the proliferation of incarceration keeps liberation unfulfilled ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Authorities investigating fatal Minneapolis police shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota state authorities are investigating after Minneapolis police shot and killed a black man they say was firing a handgun as he walked outside.People gathered for a Sunday afternoon protest at a police station and a vigil near the north Minneapolis shooting scene...

Jews, Muslims in Berlin team up on bike rides against hatred

BERLIN (AP) — Some 25 Jews and Muslims rode tandem bicycles through the German capital on Sunday in a protest against growing anti-Semitism and attacks on Muslims in the country.Some were rabbis and imams, others included women in headscarves and Jewish community members donning skullcaps...

Association removes Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from award

CHICAGO (AP) — A division of the American Library Association has voted to remove Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from a major children's book award over concerns with how the early-to-mid 20th century author portrayed blacks and Native Americans.The Association for Library Service to Children's...

ENTERTAINMENT

Brigitte Nielsen, 54, has given birth to her fifth child

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brigitte Nielsen says she has given birth at age 54.The model, actress and reality star and her 39-year-old husband Mattia Dessi released a statement to People magazine Saturday saying their daughter Frida was born Friday in Los Angeles and weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces (2.3...

Association removes Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from award

CHICAGO (AP) — A division of the American Library Association has voted to remove Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from a major children's book award over concerns with how the early-to-mid 20th century author portrayed blacks and Native Americans.The Association for Library Service to Children's...

'Jurassic World' sequel stomps its way to 0 million debut

NEW YORK (AP) — The dinosaurs still rule the box office."Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" surpassed expectations to open with 0 million in ticket sales in U.S. and Canada theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. While that total didn't approach the record-breaking...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

US restaurants host refugee chefs who offer a taste of home

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At San Francisco's Tawla restaurant, Muna Anaee powdered her hands with flour and...

UK euroskeptics urge PM May to prepare for 'no deal' Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Pro-Brexit politicians and business figures have urged British Prime Minister Theresa May to...

Roseanne Barr in interview: 'I made myself a hate magnet'

NEW YORK (AP) — In an emotional interview, Roseanne Barr said she definitely feels remorse for the racist...

Switzerland awaits FIFA judgment on 'provocative' gestures

MOSCOW (AP) — Despite goal celebrations seen as inflaming political tensions with Serbia, the head of...

Sweden player condemns racist abuse after World Cup loss

KRASNODAR, Russia (AP) — Sweden midfielder Jimmy Durmaz says the racist abuse aimed at him over social...

DJ Calvin Harris stoked by Harry Kane nod to 'One Kiss'

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Harry Kane led England into the round of 16 at the World Cup then gave a nod...

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May Day Fundraiser for Black Midwives

Come celebrate International Midwives Month with a special screening of "Bringin' In Da Spirit," narrated by Phylicia Rashad. It’s a documentary celebrating the history of the Black midwives who committed themselves to holistic answers in the face of powerful misconceptions about the practice.

The event is Friday, May 1, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Terrell Hall, Room 122PCC Cascade Campus, 72 N Killingsworth St.

After the film, Shafia Monroe will moderate a panel discussion with Pastor E.d. Mondiane, Mariah Taylor and Willie Poinsette with reflections on the film and their stories about the midwives in their lives, the role that Black midwives play today and how to get more women to become midwives. After the discussion join the panelist, guests and the ICTC members for refreshments, socializing and purchase ICTC -T-shirts.

This is a fundraiser, reserve your spot by April 28 at www.ictcmidwives.org.

 

Cinco de Mayo on the Oregon Coast

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the 7th Annual Fish Taco Cook Off! Join us in the Culinary Center in Lincoln City on May 2 from 11am to 2pm. Restaurants from around the region will compete for the best fish taco on the Oregon Coast.

Fresh-made fish tacos from Roadhouse 101 will be available at the event as well as tacos from Pelican Pub and Brewery, Hearth and Table, and Lincoln City Mayor and restaurateur Don Williams. Taste tacos from each restaurant, then vote for your favorite with the Peoples Choice Award.

Ballots will be available during the cook-off at marked locations inside the Culinary Center.

Admission to the cook-off is free with fish tacos available for $1.50 each. Craft beer and local wine will be provided by the Wine Cellar @ the Eventuary, and an assortment of desserts from Captain Dan's Pirate Pastry Shop and My Petite Sweet.

The Culinary Center in Lincoln City is located at 801 SW Highway 101 on the fourth floor of City Hall. Four annual cook-offs are hosted by the Culinary Center: the Jambalaya Cook-Off in February, the Fish Taco Cook-Off in May, the Wild Mushroom Cook-Off on Oct. 3, and the Chowder Cook-Off Nov. 14-15.

For more information, contact the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau at 800-452-2151 or visit www.oregoncoast.org.

 

Register Kindergartners Now for Fall

Children who are five years old on or before Sept. 1 are ready to be signed up for kindergarten. School offices close for the summer so it’s important to get the word out early to families and the community. Families needing help determining their neighborhood school should call 2-1-1, email children@211info.org or text their zip code to 898211. Free interpretation is available. “Register for School by June” materials are available at www.multco.us/sun/register

Registering for kindergarten before June 1 is one of the easiest ways to put children on a path for success in school.

Kindergarten transition activities vary by school, but can include summer reading programs, kindergarten transition programs and family orientation. All of the activities are designed to help children become comfortable with the classroom setting and reduce anxiety that parents often feel about leaving their kindergartener on the first day of school. Children learn their teacher’s name, meet their classmates, tour the school and learn basic classroom etiquette—all things that help them get focused for learning earlier in the school year.

 

Multnomah County Elections: Ballots Are in the Mail

Multnomah County Elections announces that the U.S. Postal Service has begun mailing ballots today, Wednesday, April 29, for the May 19 special election.
Each of the county’s 445,216 registered voters will receive a ballot. Multnomah County voters who do not receive a ballot by Thursday, May 7 can call the county elections office at 503-988-3720.

Multnomah County Elections is asking voters to help test out a new ballot tracking system in this election. Participating voters will receive alerts at several points on their ballot’s journey. Text, email or voice alerts will tell voters when the Elections Division has mailed ballots and when a completed ballot has been received back at the elections office. Alerts will say whether the ballot has been accepted or whether it has a non-matching signature or another defect that requires further action by the voter. Voters can participate by signing up at https://multnomah.i3ballot.net.

A voted ballot can be sent to the elections office with one first-class stamp or by dropping it off at any official drop site in Oregon. To find a drop box locator in Oregon, go online to www.sos.state.or.us/dropbox/#. Multnomah County voters looking for a convenient drop site also can go online at http://web.multco.us/elections/multnomah-county-official-ballot-drop-sites.

Voted ballots must be received by 8 p.m., May 19. For more information about the May 19 election, please visit www.mclections.org.

 

The St. Johns Bizarre Kicks Off Street Fair Season

The 9th annual St. Johns Bizarre is coming up May 9, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Now in its ninth year, the Bizarre is the perfect kick off event for Portland’s vibrant street fair season, with an eclectic lineup of local musical talent, dozens of craft vendors and artists, and a beer garden featuring only locally-brewed libations. And, as always, the Bizarre takes place on the same day as the historic St. Johns Parade, a North Portland favorite for 53 years.

On stage this year are: Tango Alpha Tango, Mic Capes, The Shivas, Sapient and Tezeta Band.

And just as in years past, the Bizarre kicks off with some great fun for kids and adults alike with a Western-themed physical comedy performance by Leapin’ Louie followed by a Bollywood dance class featuring music and instruction by beloved Portland mainstays, DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid. We'll also have a Puppet show from St. Johns locals, Puppet Central, a dance performance from The Aspire Project dance studio and a Square dance lead by The Flat Rock Stringband.

All in all, your kids are guaranteed a good night’s sleep after all this fun.

For more info go to www.stjohnsbizarre.com.

 

 

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