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NORTHWEST NEWS

US Judge in Oregon to Block New Trump Abortion Policy

U.S. District Judge Michael McShane made the comments after more than three hours of arguments in a lawsuit brought by 20 states and the District of Columbia

Lillard Has 50 and Blazers Oust Thunder in 5 Games

After Damian Lillard hit his walk-off 3-pointer to send the Trail Blazers along in the playoffs, he waved goodbye to the Thunder bench.

Governor Brown Creates Advisory Board to Tackle Oregon Foster Care Crisis

Brown compared the crisis management team to a "SWAT team," saying it will act as her "eyes and ears" within the Department of Human Services

Multnomah County Pays $100k Over Blue Lives Matter Flag

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon county has agreed to pay 0,000 to a Black employee who sued alleging she was harassed after asking that a Blue Lives Matter flag not be displayed in the office.

NEWS BRIEFS

The Red Door Project Presents the World Premiere of The Evolve Experience

The August Wilson Red Door Project will premier The Evolve Experience, directed by Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Kevin...

The Skanner Staff Visits Oregon State

Bernie and Jerry Foster visit Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center ...

Waitlist for 5020 Condos Opens Application Opens April 22

Affordable condos are available to families with generational ties to North/Northeast Portland ...

Photos: Blessing of the Festival

View photos from the Blessing of the Festival and Memorial Service, an annual tradition of the Rose Festival. ...

State Senate Passes Youth Justice Reform Bill

SB 1008 would reform youth justice system and roll back mandatory minimum sentencing for youth offenders. ...

Mother, daughter fatally shot; mom's boyfriend charged

SHADY COVE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a mother and daughter were killed Sunday in southwest Oregon and a man who had been in a relationship with the mother has been arrested.The Mail Tribune reports 62-year-old Shirley Gann and her daughter 43-year-old Judy Wilkins died of multiple gunshot...

Therapy worker sentenced to 8 years for raping autistic boy

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — A judge sentenced a 29-year-old therapy worker to more than 8 years of prison for raping a 13-year-old boy during on-the-job visits to his Gresham home.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a jury took about an hour to find Abigail Minjung Kim guilty of six counts of...

Clemson transfer Kelly Bryant finds new home at Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — By the end of last season, Missouri fans were enjoying quarterback Drew Lock's final days running the Tigers' offense and wondering who would take over this fall.The answer came in a Twitter post the night of Dec. 4 when Kelly Bryant announced he was transferring to...

Missouri files brief as it seeks to overturn NCAA sanctions

Missouri submitted its appeals brief to the NCAA on Monday, taking the next step in attempting to limit or overturn what it believes are overly harsh sanctions in the case of a rogue former tutor.The school argued in the 64-page brief to the NCAA's appeals committee that the penalties handed down...

OPINION

Are Blacks Close to Receiving Reparations?

Blacks have been trying to level the economic and societal playing fields in this country for some time. When it comes to the concept of granting “reparations” to Black people as a form of restitution for the years that Blacks spent subjected to the...

Can We Wake America Up from its Student Dept Nightmare

More than 44 million people of varying ages and occupations struggle with jumi.5 trillion in student debt. ...

Why Are Humans Killing Whales Again?

It was announced this past weekend that Japan will resume the killing and harvesting of whales. The only qualification, which, apparently, is supposed to make the world feel better, is that this will take place in Japanese territorial waters. ...

Environmental Racism is Real, Destructive and Deadly

For many, Earth Day stands as a reminder of everyone’s role as stewards of the planet. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Biden launches 2020 bid warning 'soul' of America at stake

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the "soul of this nation" at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election.In a video posted on Twitter , Biden focused on the 2017 deadly clash between...

Inside Joe Biden's decision to run one more time

Joe Biden spent a hot August day at his lakefront Delaware home watching hatred on display in Charlottesville, Virginia, where, days earlier, torch-wielding white supremacists had marched through town. A counter-protester advocating racial equality was killed when a white supremacist drove his car...

Italy marks liberation anniversary as some glorify Mussolini

ROME (AP) — Italian leaders on Thursday marked Liberation Day, which celebrates the end of the country's Fascist dictatorship during World War II, with appeals against glorifying dictator Benito Mussolini.The celebrations come a day after a group of hardcore fans of the Lazio soccer club...

ENTERTAINMENT

Harry and Meghan: Newest royal baby could be an American

LONDON (AP) — What would the founding fathers think? Almost 250 years after the United States launched a revolution to rid itself of the British royal family, the next royal baby could be an American.The idea that a scion of the former colonies would be seventh in line to succeed Queen...

Poet Joy Harjo wins ,000 Jackson Prize

NEW YORK (AP) — Poet Joy Harjo has won a ,000 prize for writers deemed worthy of greater recognition.Poets & Writers announced Thursday that Harjo had received the Jackson Prize, an honor that previously has been given to Claudia Rankine, Henri Cole and Elizabeth Alexander, among...

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay shares her favorite classic films

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To say filmmaker Ava DuVernay is a busy woman is an understatement, but when Turner Classic Movies called and asked her to curate the channel's "The Essentials" series, she knew she had to make it work.Usually "The Essentials" is filmed across two or three days. But the...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

At Kim-Putin summit, hearty handshakes and manspreading

TOKYO (AP) — The ambiance was friendly. Nice, comfy seats. An exchange of polite welcomes.North Korean...

Harry and Meghan: Newest royal baby could be an American

LONDON (AP) — What would the founding fathers think? Almost 250 years after the United States launched a...

Moms-to-be teach each other in monthly group prenatal visits

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — In a big room full of moms-to-be, pregnant women check each other's blood pressure...

Italy marks liberation anniversary as some glorify Mussolini

ROME (AP) — Italian leaders on Thursday marked Liberation Day, which celebrates the end of the country's...

Climate activists block entrance to London Stock Exchange

LONDON (AP) — Environmental activists who have disrupted the British capital for 10 days blocked the main...

Spain election dominated by uncertainty, splintered right

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The outcome of Spain's election on Sunday is anyone's guess.A substantial pool of...

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