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NEWS BRIEFS

Raina Croff to Speak at Architectural Heritage Center

'When the Landmarks are Gone: Older African Americans, Place, and Change in N/NE Portland’ describes SHARP Walking Program ...

Portland Playhouse Presents August Wilson’s ‘Fences’ Through June 10

May 20 performance will include discussion on mental health; June 10 performance will be followed by discussion of fatherhood ...

Peggy Houston-Shivers Presents Benefit Concert for Allen Temple CME

Concert to take place May 20 at Maranatha Church ...

Family Friendly Talent Show, May 18

Family Fun Night series continues at Matt Dishman Community Center ...

University of Oregon sorry for statement on student death

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon has apologized for a statement it put out after a student was found dead during a trip to Shasta Lake in Northern California.The 21-year-old student, identified as business administration major Dylan Pietrs, was found dead at a boat-in campground...

US Marshals, police arrest Vermont fugitive in Oregon

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service says a missing sex offender from Vermont has been arrested in Oregon.The Marshals say 55-year-old James Rivers was arrested May 16 in Cottage Grove, Oregon, by deputy marshals and local police. It's unclear if he has an attorney.Authorities...

Responders searching for missing vessel find oil sheen

OCEAN PARK, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says crews searching for a missing vessel in Willapa Bay have found an oil sheen and debris where they believe the 43-foot boat went down.Authorities say the wife of a man who took the fishing boat Kelli J out reported him overdue on Saturday....

Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

SEATTLE (AP) — The two mountain bikers did what they were supposed to do when they noticed a mountain lion tailing them on a trail east of Seattle.They got off their bikes. They faced the beast, shouted and tried to spook it. After it charged, one even smacked the cougar with his bike, and...

OPINION

Golfing While Black Is Not a Crime

Grandview Golf Club asks five Black women to leave for golfing too slow ...

Discovering the Best of Black America in 2018

Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis discusses the DTU Journalism Fellowship & Scholarship Program ...

Will Israel’s Likud Party Ever Respect the Rights of Palestinians?

Bill Fletcher weighs in on the precarious future of the two-state solution between the Israeli government and the Palestinian people ...

The Future of Medicinal Marijuana in Pets

Dr. Jasmine Streeter says CBD-derived products show beneficial therapeutic benefits for pets ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Principal apologizes for 'insensitive' prom tickets language

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — The principal of a New Jersey high school has apologized for what he called "insensitive" language on tickets for the upcoming senior prom.The Courier Post reported the Cherry Hill High School East senior prom tickets urged students to "party like it's 1776" during...

2018 midterms: An early heat for 2020 Democrats?

ATLANTA (AP) — Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the stirrings of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House from President Donald Trump.The leading players — from established national figures such as former Vice President Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders...

Northern states taking down vestiges of racism, intolerance

DETROIT (AP) — A nearly 80-year-old statue depicting a European settler with a weapon in his hand towering over a Native American that some say celebrates white supremacy has been dismantled by crews in southwestern Michigan's Kalamazoo.And at the University of Michigan, regents have voted...

ENTERTAINMENT

'13 Reasons Why' premiere canceled after Texas shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix canceled the premiere party for its second season of the teen drama "13 Reasons Why" because of a school shooting near Houston.The streaming service announced the cancellation hours before the scheduled premiere and red carpet event, citing the Friday morning...

'Shoplifters' wins Palme d'Or, grand prize to Spike Lee

A tumultuous Cannes Film Festival concluded Saturday with the Palme d'Or awarded to Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's "Shoplifters," a tender portrait of a poor, impoverished family, while Harvey Weinstein accuser Asia Argento vowed justice will come to all sexual predators.At the closing...

'Jurassic Park' dinosaur expert's next big thing: holograms

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Forget the gray, green and brown dinosaurs in the "Jurassic Park" movies. Paleontologist Jack Horner wants to transport people back in time to see a feathered Tyrannosaurus rex colored bright red and a blue triceratops with red fringe similar to a rooster's comb.Horner,...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in 5M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the...

Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

SEATTLE (AP) — The two mountain bikers did what they were supposed to do when they noticed a mountain lion...

Iraq's al-Sadr, promising reform, is constrained by Iran

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran's...

Iraq's al-Sadr says next government will be 'inclusive'

BAGHDAD (AP) — Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in Iraq's...

Cubans mourn plane crash dead, officials ID 20 bodies

HAVANA (AP) — At morgues and in church services, tearful Cubans on Sunday mourned loved ones who died in...

Pope Francis to invest 14 new cardinals in June

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday revealed his latest picks to be cardinals in the Catholic...

Trinity Tigers on the court
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March Madness for the Trinity Lutheran Tigers

The Trinity Tigers 7th & 8th grade basketball team is headed to Indiana to compete in the Lutheran Basketball Association of America Tournament March 19th-22nd. http://lbaa.org/ 

Their first game is Friday, at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time. You may watch it live at www.lbaa.org and click "on the air." The last time that TLS participated in this national competition was in 2008.

In 2001 the Trinity Lutheran Tigers Boys took 3rd, then in 2001 they took the Boys National Championship, and in 2002 they took second place. (The Tiger Girls have attended in 2001 and 2002).

The team is also fund raising because tickets to Indiana round trip right now are running $900. They have a Go Fund Me page http://www.gofundme.com/nyrsx4 and any support is tax deductible and can be mailed to: Trinity Lutheran School, 5520 NE Killingsworth, Portland, OR 97218. Questions: DeAnn Brandt at 503-803-4682

The team members are: coaches Don Seleski and Jerry Olson; Patrick Dalton, Jacob Gray, AJ Olson, Neftalem Mekbib, Monyell Hedgmon, Mason Brandt, Eli Fryer (scorekeeper), Steven Burgos-Pat, Quinones Thompson, Nikhil Prasad.

 

Public Feedback Sought Regarding Police On-Body Cameras

The Portland Police Bureau is currently researching on-body cameras for police officers and would like to hear from the community about this important topic. The Bureau believes that the use of on-body cameras by police officers can improve community relationships, build trust and enhance officer accountability.

This link has been created for you to provide your feedback, input and concerns.  http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/521411

Questions to consider include:

  • Privacy issues that concern you.
  • How to use the technology during sensitive investigations: domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, response to care for someone needing mental health assistance?
  • Should footage be available to anyone who asks (this could include victim interviews, interior of homes, children or uninvolved community members, etc.)?
  • Once footage is released, should there be any restrictions on sharing and posting that video?
  • Other thoughts, suggestions or concerns you may have should also be shared regarding on-body cameras.

Give feedback on the website or send a letter to: Chief Larry O'Dea, Re: On-Body Cameras, 1111 SW 2nd Avenue, Room 1526, Portland, OR 97204.

 

Diabetes Risk Test on American Diabetes Association Alert Day

March 24, is the annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day, a “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes is a serious disease that strikes nearly 30 million children and adults including over 343,000 living in Oregon and Southwest Washington. A quarter of those affected by diabetes are not aware that they have the disease. Recent estimates project that as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless we take the steps to Stop Diabetes.

During its 75th Anniversary, the Association is even more committed this year to making sure the public is aware of their risk for type 2 diabetes. The campaign will run through April 21.

On Alert Day, Americans will be urged to take the risk test at diabetes.org/portlandalert and start living a healthy and active lifestyle.

 

N. Portland DMV to Close for Move to New Location

The North Portland DMV Field Office on N. Interstate Avenue will be closed the week of March 23 and will reopen March 30 at its new location1186 N. Hayden Meadows Drive in the Delta Park Center.

The new office will provide a larger lobby area and more parking spaces for customers who need in-person services. It will also have additional counter spaces to increase capacity to serve customers.

The North Portland office had been at the North Interstate Avenue location for over 30 years. When the office reopens March 30, its business hours will remain the same: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on Wednesdays when the office opens at 9 a.m. If you need to visit a DMV office in person during the closure, check OregonDMV.com for the nearest locations.

You may visit the Southeast Portland office located inside Mall 205, next to Target on the back side of the mall. The Mall 205 office opened in February so that the ODOT-owned building on Southeast Powell Boulevard can be expanded. Before going to any DMV office, the agency suggests that you first check www.OregonDMV.com to make sure you have everything you need for your business at DMV.

Common transactions such as renewing vehicle registration, changing your address, and reporting the sale of a vehicle can be done online.

 

Portland Seniors invited to Giving Forward Workshop

Those older than 50 are invited to attend a Giving Forward Workshop to learn ways to make a lasting difference in the world. The workshop will be held at the Overlook House, 2829 N. Melrose Dr., Portland, Saturday, April 25, at 8:30 a.m. and is sponsored by SAGE, Senior Advocates for Generational Equity.

Portland-based SAGE seeks to inspire older adults to give forward their time, talent and passion to enable younger and future generations to thrive. Call 971-717-6570 for more information.

The public also is invited to attend the free MusicianFest Performance Series April 21 and April 28, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40 Ave., Portland.

The performances are in partnership with the National Council on Aging’s National Institute of Senior Centers and the Music Performance Trust Fund.
Also during April and May, the Hollywood Senior Center is hosting a new class on visual storytelling. Classes will be held on Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., beginning April 16 through May 21, 2015.

For a full schedule of events at the North Portland Senior Center and the Hollywood Senior Center, visit hollywoodseniorcenter.org and click on the “What’s New” tab.

 

Youth Achievement Awards Nominations Now Being Accepted 

The 17th annual Youth Achievement Awards celebration is scheduled for Sunday, June 14, 2015, and nominations of youth ages 11-19 are being accepted. Up to 300 young people will receive awards.

Coordinated by the Clark County Youth Commission under the guidance of the Department of Community Services, the award program recognizes youth who have demonstrated achievement in any of 13 categories. The categories are: arts; career development; citizenship; courage; education; empathy; environmental stewardship; family life; inspiration; leadership; personal achievement; sportsmanship; and, tolerance.

Anyone may submit nominations, and youth may nominate themselves. Nomination forms are online at www.clark.wa.gov/youth-family/commission.html.
Mail completed nomination forms to Youth Achievement Celebration, Attn: Clark County Youth House, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000. Mailed forms must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, March 24. Forms may be faxed to 360-397-2164 by 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 24.

For more information, or to have a nomination form mailed to you, please contact the Clark County Youth House at 360-397-2130, ext. 4122.

The Youth Commission is a leadership development program and advisory board established by the Board of County Commissioners in 1998. Members aged 11-19 from throughout Clark County provide a youth-oriented point of view to the Board of County Councilors, county departments and community organizations.

 

Tenth Annual Native Caring Conference in April

The tenth annual Native Caring Conference will be held on April 15-16 at the Three Rivers Casino and Hotel in Florence, Oregon. All Native Elder caregivers and relative caregivers of children from Northwest Indian communities are invited to attend.

The two-day conference features local and national spokespersons on Caregiver Well-Being, Medication Management, Elder Abuse, Children's Alcohol and Drug Use, and How to Communicate with Health Care Providers.

Registration deadline is April 3. The cost is $150 with a $25 discount if registration is received by March 3. The registration fee includes two lunches, dinner, and breakfast.

For more information contact: Doug Morrison, CTCLUSI 541-997-6685; Wilson Wewa, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs 541-553-3313; or, Michelle Carson, The Klamath Tribes 541-783-2219 ext 175.

The Native Caring Conference is hosted by: Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, Coquille Indian Tribe, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indians Reservations, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, The Klamath Tribes, Burns Paiute Tribe, AARP and the Oregon Department of Human Services State Unit on Aging.

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