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Teen Activists Win Mental Health Days for Oregon Students

Oregon is now one of first states to instruct schools to treat mental and physical health equally

Jazz Festival Turns 39

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival kicks off this Friday afternoon in St. Johns

Billy Webb Elks Lodge Seeks Historic Designation Status

A decade after [scripts/homepage/home.php] million in renovations breathed new life into the Billy Webb Elks Lodge, members are working to designate the headquarters of Portland’s only remaining African American Fraternal Organization as a historic landmark

Portland Grocery Launches an Innovative Solution for Dog-Owning Customers

Customers can use the app-connected houses as a safer and smarter solution when shopping with their dogs, rather than leaving them in the car or tied up on the street.

NEWS BRIEFS

West Coast Premiere of ‘How To Catch Creation’ Opens at OSF July 27

Nataki Garrett directs Christina Anderson’s exploration the universal act of creation through life, family and art ...

Penson Sworn in as PCC Board Member

Newly elected officer represents Zone 2 of the college’s district ...

Human Rights Campaign Appoints Its First African American President

Alphonso David, an accomplished and nationally-recognized LGBTQ civil rights lawyer and advocate, will lead the organization beginning...

Alberta Commons Hosts Public Grand Opening Celebration July 20

Dream Street Community Market event will feature food, drinks, art and music ...

Living Room Realty Announces Scholarship Opportunity

The scholarship will help facilitate a path toward a real estate career for underrepresented communities ...

Drier summers killed Oregon's native trees

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's iconic Douglas firs are declining as the state's summers have grown hotter and drier.The Statesman Journal reports that drought also is killing grand fir, and may be contributing to declines in Western red cedar and bigleaf maple.Oregon has experienced drought...

Tofurky: Arkansas meat-labeling law unconstitutional

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Tofurky Co., which produces plant-based alternatives to meat, filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday claiming an Arkansas law that bans the use of "meat" in the labeling of its products violates free speech rights.The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of the...

Missouri DE Williams pleads to misdemeanor, put on probation

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri defensive end Tre Williams pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and was sentenced to two years of unsupervised probation after prosecutors dropped a felony domestic assault charge.The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Williams pleaded guilty to peace disturbance and was...

Florida's Mullen hoping for sizable leap in 2nd season

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Dan Mullen made a big leap in his second season at Mississippi State, but his Florida team doesn't have quite so much room to grow.Unless, of course, the Gators can jump to national contender status. That's what another four-win improvement would mean.The Bulldogs won...

OPINION

Breast Cancer Is the Most Imperative Health Issue Facing African American Women

An estimated 6,540 deaths from breast cancer are expected to occur among Black women in 2019. ...

Trump Levels Racist Attack on Congresswomen of Color in Latest Social Media Screed

As is his general habit, Trump lies in his communications and brands places where people of color reside as dangerous. President Trump has a long history of racism as does his late father, Fred Trump. Fred Trump was arrested at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Queens,...

Hearing on H.R. 40 Puts Reparations Debate in National Spotlight

“These are the vestiges of enslavement that people don't want to deal with,” said Dr. Julianne Malveaux, the former President of Bennett College. ...

Perfecting the Cat Nap: Lessons on Sleep From a Cat

Watching Soleil's languorous lifestyle has inspired me to establish better sleeping habits which have led to increased happiness and productivity. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Man accused of harassing black official denies gun violation

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A self-described white nationalist and "online troll" accused of harassing a black legislator has pleaded not guilty to violating a condition of release on gun-related charges.Max Misch, of Bennington, was arraigned Monday.Police say Misch purchased a firearm in March,...

Tofurky: Arkansas meat-labeling law unconstitutional

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Tofurky Co., which produces plant-based alternatives to meat, filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday claiming an Arkansas law that bans the use of "meat" in the labeling of its products violates free speech rights.The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of the...

Man sentenced to life in prison in housemate's fiery death

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who admitted in a letter to a white supremacist organization that he fatally set his housemate on fire has been sentenced to life in prison.The Daily News Journal reports 53-year-old John Daniel Carothers pleaded guilty to murder Monday in...

ENTERTAINMENT

Lil Nas X ties Billboard record set by Mariah, 'Despacito'

NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Nas X has taken his horse to the old town road and ridden it to the top of the Billboard charts for 16 weeks, tying a record set by Mariah Carey and Luis Fonsi."Old Town Road" logs its 16th week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart this week, matching the success that...

Indictment handed up in 'Real Housewives' home invasion

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A man has been indicted in the home invasion of a former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast member.James Mainello also faces robbery, aggravated assault and other charges in the indictment handed up Monday by a Monmouth County grand jury.Prosecutors say the...

Iowa State pays, praises ex-director to end Lego art dispute

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — In 2016, Iowa State University accused an employee of fraud and theft in a dispute over the unusual but lucrative campus assets she managed: popular outdoor sculptures made of thousands of Lego bricks.Three years later, the school has withdrawn its allegations against...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Prosecutor: Cristiano Ronaldo won't face Vegas rape charge

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo won't face criminal charges after a woman accused the soccer star of...

Review: In Tarantino's latest, a radiant Hollywood fable

Quentin Tarantino has, for a while now, been reminding us what's so great about movies — or at least, what...

Hospitals put Native Americans at opioid risk, audit says

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. government hospitals placed Native American patients at increased risk for...

British Airways pilots vote to strike in pay dispute

LONDON (AP) — British Airways pilots voted overwhelmingly to take strike action amid a long-running dispute...

AP Explains: Deadly mega-fires bring new challenge to Europe

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The European Union describes wildfires as "a serious and increasing threat" across...

Macron says UN refugee agency attacked, decries Libya camps

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron called on Libyan authorities Monday to stop holding...

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By The Skanner News

MIAMI (AP) -- Katia has regained hurricane strength far out in the Atlantic and forecasters say it is expected to continue getting stronger.

Katia (KAH'-tee-yah) was about 705 miles (1,135 kilometers) east of the Leeward Islands and moving west-northwest at 14 mph (22 kph) with maximum sustained winds Friday of 75 mph (120 kph), making it a Category 1 hurricane.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said it's too early to tell if Katia will hit the U.S. It is expected to pass north of the Caribbean.

Meanwhile a slow-moving tropical depression is slogging toward the U.S. Gulf coast, packing walloping rains that could drench the region from Louisiana to Alabama with up to 20 inches.

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