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Measles Cases Hit 16 With More Suspected in SW Washington

Area public health agencies encourage people to reach out with questions ...

Oregon Senate President Remarks on Federal Shutdown

Senate President Peter Courtney's statement on the shutdown ...

Don’t Shoot Portland Hosts Reclaim MLK Art Event and March

Participants will be printmaking on Saturday for the march held on Sunday, Jan. 20 ...

United Weekend of Service Begins Friday

More than 1,500 volunteers to honor Dr. King’s legacy this weekend ...

Chief Outlaw to Speak at Albina Ministerial Alliance MLK Service

Outlaw to speak on theme of ‘chaos or community’ ...

Democrats decry Shultz idea to run as independent in 2020

SEATTLE (AP) — The possibility that former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz might launch an independent run for the presidency is not playing well with Democrats in his home state."I have two words for Howard Schultz on a potential run for president as an independent: Just. Don't," said Tina...

Boise State will install new blue artificial turf at stadium

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The blue turf that brought fame to Boise State University's athletic stadium will be refreshed this year.Boise State has received permission from Idaho's Permanent Building Fund Advisory Council, a board charged with approving state public works projects, to spend up to...

Missouri hires former Tech DC David Gibbs, promotes McGee

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri has hired former Texas Tech defensive coordinator David Gibbs as an assistant coach.Gibbs spent the last four seasons in Lubbock and the Red Raiders in 2017 led the Big 12 and ranked sixth nationally with 29 forced turnovers. From 2013-17, Gibbs' defenses at...

Correction: Liberty Bowl story

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — In a story Monday about the Liberty Bowl, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Oklahoma State set a Liberty Bowl record by gaining 637 total yards. Missouri gained 637 total yards to set the record.A corrected version of the story is below:Oklahoma State edges...


Remembering Dr. King and “The Other America”

Now 51 years since his assassination, Dr. King's words still strike a resonant chord ...

What about Cape Verdeans?

Cape Verdean-Americans are frequently ignored in discussions about Black America ...

Martin Luther King Jr. Had a Much More Radical Message Than a Dream of Racial Brotherhood

Civil rights historian Paul Harvey writes about King's radicalism and posthumous characterization as a 'civil saint' ...

Shame and Shade in Birmingham: In Praise of Angela Davis

If anyone deserves a civil rights award, Angela Davis certainly does ...


The Latest: Teen in video says he sought to calm tension

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on videos showing Kentucky students in a confrontation at a Native American at a rally in Washington (all times local):8:45 p.m.A teen at the center of a video confrontation with a Native American organizer of a march in Washington, D.C., says he did nothing...

Missouri, No. 15 South Carolina not focusing on past issues

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Missouri coach Robin Pingeton and South Carolina coach Dawn Staley want the focus of Monday night's matchup solely on the basketball court.That seems impossible given the fiery, racially charged aftermath the last time the women's basketball programs met."I don't...

Sociologist and intellectual, Nathan Glazer, dead at 95

NEW YORK (AP) — Nathan Glazer, a prominent sociologist and public intellectual who assisted on a classic study of conformity, "The Lonely Crowd," and co-authored a groundbreaking document of non-conformity, "Beyond the Melting Pot," has died at 95.Glazer's daughter, Sarah Glazer, confirmed...


James Blake, music's most requested collaborator, opens up

NEW YORK (AP) — Some people get lots of invitations. James Blake gets the right ones.He's had a role on two of the greatest albums of the last decade — Beyonce's delicious "Lemonade" and Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Prize-winner "Damn." He worked on another impactful and culturally...

Noomi Rapace explores the female bodyguard life in 'Close'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Vicky Jewson was looking for women with dangerous jobs to get inspiration for her next project when she came across the name Jacquie Davis. Davis is a bodyguard, a rare profession for a woman, and has in the past 30 years protected everyone from royals to...

Wendy Williams to take health-related break from TV show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wendy Williams is taking an extended break from her TV talk show to deal with health issues related to her immune system disorder, her family said Friday.The family wrote in a statement that Williams has suffered complications from Graves' disease in the past few...


Ex-deputy to Argentine bishop says Vatican knew of misdeeds

ORAN, Argentina (AP) — The Vatican received information in 2015 and 2017 that an Argentine bishop close to...

Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn't provoke

DETROIT (AP) — The student who stared and smiled at an elderly Native American protester drumming in his...

China's 2018 economic growth sinks to 3-decade low

BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth hit a three-decade low in 2018, adding to pressure on Beijing to...

Filipino Muslims vote on autonomy after long peace effort

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Muslims in the southern Philippines voted Monday in a referendum on a new...

Death toll reaches 85 in Mexico fuel pipeline fire horror

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — People in the town where a gasoline explosion killed at least 85 people say the...

Reinvented legacy: Nazi's paintings fund foundation for Jews

BERLIN (AP) — When Hilde Schramm inherited several paintings collected by her father, Hitler's chief...

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Revamped Disparity Study Calls on Portland to Strengthen Equity Programs in Construction Contracting
A near-million dollar report on racial disparities in Portland's construction contracting practices has been pulled apart and pieced together again – pushing documentation of discrimination and unfair practices to the forefront – in preparation for a City Commission policy vote Wednesday afternoon … For all the information click here

Black Parent Initiative Seeks to Break Cycles and Release Dreams
The Black Parent Initiative held its second annual Breaking the Cycle conference about education, parenting and supporting the next generation to be successful academically and in life. Participants spoke highly of all the workshops, which covered everything from children's mental health to single parenting… To read the whole story click here

Actress Q. Smith Breaks Ground in 'Mary Poppins'
The Fred Meyer Broadway Over America series presents Mary Poppins – with the musical production's first-ever African American featured actress In an interview with The Skanner News  actress Q. Smith said she exults in her edgy role as Poppins' viscious nemesis, Miss Andrew (as well as two other parts, Queen Victoria and Miss Smythe)… For all the information click here

Culture of Driving With Phones Must Change
The nation risks a surge in deadly accidents unless it makes distracted driving - talking, texting and browsing the Internet while operating cars, boats and trains - as taboo as drinking and driving, members of the National Transportation and Safety Board said Tuesday … To check the details click here

Our Prison System is Bankrupting Us; There Are Alternatives
The Global Commission on Drug Policy, made up of former presidents and other luminaries from the United States and abroad, concludes that the Drug War is an expensive failure. The California prison system—which the U.S. Supreme Court declared to be in violation of the 8th Amendment due to overcrowding and neglect—has yet to develop a plan to bring it into compliance with the court order … To read all about it click here

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