06-20-2018  4:39 am      •     
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NEWS BRIEFS

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 ...

CareOregon Awards $250,000 for Housing Projects

Recipients include Rogue Retreat, Bridges to Change, Luke Dorf, Transition Projects and Bridge Meadows ...

Auto parts store employee accused of embezzlement

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A 27-year-old auto parts store employee in Corvallis has been charged in connection with allegedly embezzling more than ,000 from the business.The Gazette-Times reported Tuesday that Travis Teague has been charged with first-degree aggravated theft in Benton County...

The all-time NBA draft _ the best pick from every slot

There's a definitive answer every year to the question of who is No. 1 in the NBA draft.But who is the No. 1 pick of all No. 1 draft picks ever? Or No. 1 among the list of No. 2 draft picks? Those are questions that have no definitive answer, except perhaps in a handful of rare cases.Here's a look...

Woman found on Kent trail victim of homicide

KENT, Wash. (AP) — The King County Medical Examiner's Office says an 18-year-old woman who died along a trail in the Seattle suburb of Kent on Saturday was a victim of homicide.The Seattle Times reports Karyme Barreto-Sabalza died from a gunshot wound to the head, a death investigator said...

The all-time NBA draft _ the best pick from every slot

There's a definitive answer every year to the question of who is No. 1 in the NBA draft.But who is the No. 1 pick of all No. 1 draft picks ever? Or No. 1 among the list of No. 2 draft picks? Those are questions that have no definitive answer, except perhaps in a handful of rare cases.Here's a look...

OPINION

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 ...

What Happened? Assessing the Singapore Summit

For all its weaknesses, we are better off having had the summit than not ...

Redlining Settlement Fails to Provide Strong Penalties

A recent settlement of a federal redlining lawsuit is yet another sign that justice is still being denied ...

5 Lessons on Peace I Learned from My Cat Soleil

Dr. Jasmine Streeter takes some cues on comfort from her cat ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

AP Explains: US has split up families throughout its history

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant parents say the practice is unprecedented. But it's not the first time the U.S. government has split up families, detained children or allowed others to do so.Throughout American history,...

Biden backs Abrams in closely-watched Georgia race

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Stacey Abrams Wednesday in her bid to become Georgia's first Democratic governor in 15 years and the nation's first-ever black female state executive.The former vice president hailed Abrams in a statement to The Associated Press for her...

South Carolina city council OKs slavery apology resolution

The city council in what was once a key seaport for slave trade adopted a resolution Tuesday apologizing for slavery.By voice vote, the Charleston City Council approved the resolution which offers a denouncement of slavery, a promise of tolerance in the future and a proposal for an office of racial...

ENTERTAINMENT

Prosecutors decline assault charges against Scott Baio

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors have declined to file charges against Scott Baio stemming from allegations by his former "Charles in Charge" co-star that he sexually assaulted her.The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office decided Monday not to file charges, saying in an evaluation...

Fox News Channel faces backlash from Hollywood creators

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel faces a growing backlash among Hollywood creators that intensified Tuesday following Laura Ingraham's description of "zero tolerance" detention facilities for children separated from their parents as "essentially summer camps.""Modern Family" co-creator Steve...

Split decision: Some praise XXXTentacion, others criticize

NEW YORK (AP) — The praise and admiration for rapper-singer XXXTentacion poured in heavily following his sudden death, from the feverish fans who streamed his music to popular figures like Kanye West, J. Cole and Diplo, who called the artist an inspiring, gifted figure in music.Others,...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Fans grieve as detectives search for XXXTentacion's killers

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For hours, the fans came in a steady stream to mourn and pay their respects at...

Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalization delayed

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government's bill to legalize...

South Korea leader urges denuclearization steps from North

BEIJING (AP) — South Korea's president urged North Korea on Wednesday to present a plan with concrete steps...

South Sudan's warring leaders set to meet face to face

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's warring leaders were set to meet face-to-face for the first time...

Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations' Human Rights...

Eritrea sending delegation to rival Ethiopia for peace talks

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Eritrea's president announced Wednesday he is sending a rare delegation to...

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