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NEWS BRIEFS

Law Librarians in Beaverton and Tigard Libraries

A law librarian will provide assistance on a walk-in basis once a month at the Beaverton City Main Library and Tigard Public Library ...

Students Tour Washington to Support 100% Clean Energy

WashPIRG Students and Environment Washington are pushing a clean energy bill with support from Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal ...

Black Lit is LIT

BPI will host Black History Month book fair and cultural literacy event at Barnes & Noble on Feb. 23 ...

Trail Blazers Honor Trail Blazers

Pre-game and halftime ceremonies pay tribute to Black Oregon leaders ...

Marcus Johnson to Perform at Linfield

Internationally acclaimed jazz keyboardist will play free concert Mar. 1 at Linfield College ...

Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of US mining industry

RIMINI, Mont. (AP) — Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, The Associated Press has found.That torrent is...

Oregon man who calls for help gets arrested on sex charges

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A man who authorities say lured a 13-year-old girl from her Seattle-area home and drove with her into Oregon was arrested when the rental car the two were traveling in became stuck in deep snow, Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin said Tuesday.Christopher Thomas Knox, of...

Missouri appeals NCAA sanctions levied against 3 sports

Missouri filed a notice of appeal with the NCAA's committee on infractions Thursday, beginning what could be a lengthy fight of what it considers overly harsh sanctions levied against three of its programs for academic misconduct involving a former tutor.The NCAA banned the football, baseball and...

Indiana St gives Mallory contract extension through 2023

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State coach Curt Mallory has agreed to a two-year contract extension that will run through 2023.Athletic department officials made the announcement Tuesday.Last season Mallory led the Sycamores to a 7-4 mark, a No. 22 ranking and a third-place finish in the...

OPINION

NAACP Celebrates 110th Anniversary of Freedom Fighting

After the Springfield race riots of 1908, “People got together around the country, especially throughout Illinois, and said again enough is enough." ...

Decreasing Harm to Communities Impacted by the Criminal Justice System

Many facets of the justice system have taken heavy financial and social tolls on individuals struggling with addiction and mental illness ...

Kindness Is in the Little and Big Things

Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17, 2019. There are scientifically proven benefits to being kind. ...

Gardening with the Pharaohs: A Pharaonic Garden Reflection

Egyptian gardens were considered sacred and designs were based on religious beliefs ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died. He was 92.The team confirmed that Newcombe died Tuesday...

Mississippi doctor, civil rights pioneer James Anderson dies

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Well-known African-American physician and civil rights activist Dr. James Anderson has died. He was 82.A spokeswoman for People's Funeral Home in Jackson confirmed that Dr. James Anderson died Monday. WLBT-TV reports Anderson died at the University of Mississippi...

David Icke, accused of anti-Semitism, denied Australian visa

SYDNEY (AP) — British author and broadcaster David Icke, who critics accuse of anti-Semitism and of being a conspiracy theorist, has had his Australian visa canceled ahead of a speaking tour.The 66-year-old said from the United States on Wednesday that the Australian government had "insulted...

ENTERTAINMENT

Costume Designers Guild to honor Ruth E. Carter, Glenn Close

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar nominees Glenn Close and "Black Panther" costume designer Ruth E. Carter will be honored Tuesday night at the 21st annual Costume Designers Guild Awards.Close will receive the spotlight award at the ceremony Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills,...

Review: A sweet swan song for 'How to Train Your Dragon'

Born in the 3-D land rush, "How to Train Your Dragon" has never quite shrugged off the bland corporate sheen attached to it from the start. But almost a decade since taking flight in 2010, these movies have made up for their lack of fire with enough sincerity and genuine sense of wonder to sustain...

Lady Gaga, fiance Christian Carino no longer together

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga and her fiance, talent agent Christian Carino, have split up.A representative for the singer-actress confirmed the news to The Associated Press on Tuesday. No more details were provided.Gaga, 32, and Carino, 49, began dating in 2017. Gaga was previously engaged to...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders' hairdos for free

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — At a barbershop tucked away in a small Hanoi alley, Le Phuc Hai patiently waits for...

Legal hurdles would look familiar in any new R. Kelly case

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors will have to clear a series of high legal hurdles if they intend to charge R....

Police dismiss tip Smollett, 2 brothers together in elevator

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police investigated but dismissed a tip that on the night "Empire" actor Jussie...

Religious orders apologize for sex abuse inaction, cover-ups

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholic religious orders around the world apologized Tuesday for having failed to...

Trump says he's in no rush to see North Korea give up nukes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he wants to see North Korea eventually give up...

Pakistani PM willing to talk but warns India not to attack

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister offered to hold talks with India, even as he warned New Delhi to...

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