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Resignation of Oregon Public Records Advocate Stirs Doubts

Ginger McCall says Brown's general counsel pressured her to secretly advocate for governor's office

‘It’s OK to Struggle’

Two families break the silence on suicide and mental health

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New Cleveland High Principal Looks Ahead

Leo Lawyer replaces Ayesha Freeman, who resigned last year after a vote of no-confidence from staff

NEWS BRIEFS

YouTube Originals Debuts Michelle Obama’s Reacher College Prep Course

‘A Student’s Guide to Your First Year of College’ debuted last week ...

Filmmaker Lynne Siefert Wins 2019 Betty Bowen Award

Anthony White and Andrea Joyce Heimer also recognized ...

Doctors Without Borders Brings Traveling Speaker Series to Portland, OR

MSF aid worker Karen Stewart will talk about her experiences working around the globe ...

Governor's lawyer declines court nod amid uproar

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's general counsel declined an appointment to the Court of Appeals after the state's public records advocate accused him of unethical behavior, a situation Brown said she deeply regretted and took responsibility for on Tuesday.Public Records Advocate...

2 new cases of vaping-related illness; 4 total in state

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — State officials say two additional cases of respiratory illnesses linked vaping have been reported, bringing the total number of cases in Oregon to four.The Oregon Health Authority said Tuesday that a total of four cases have been reported in recent weeks.The new cases...

Struggling South Carolina faces crucial 2-game stretch

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's players understand the early challenge they have to prevent their season from fully spiraling out of control.There were a lot of grim faces, steady eyes as the Gamecocks seemed more focused at practice this week."We're desperate right now," Gamecocks...

Missouri scores in all phases in 50-0 victory over SEMO

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — After a humbling performance in the season opener, Missouri's defense has taken out its frustration on two straight opponents, including a 50-0 shutout of Southeast Missouri on Saturday night.The Tigers (2-1) held the Redhawks (1-2) to 94 total yards."Our defense played...

OPINION

Despite U.S. Open Loss, Serena Williams Is Still the Greatest of All Time

Serena Williams lost her bid for what would have been her sixth U.S. Open Singles title ...

Do Black Kids Deserve This Treatment in School?

Three White Pearland ISD employees are named in a federal lawsuit after humiliating a 13-year-old Black student by blackening his scalp with a Sharpie ...

Why I’m Visiting the Border

People of color are feeling less safe today and any day when we see the realities of domestic terrorism and racially-motivated acts of violence ...

Why Lady Liberty Weeps

The original concept was to have Lady Liberty holding a broken shackle and chain in her left hand, to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Trump gives California grief - but also takes its money

PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump rarely passes up the chance to throw a sharp elbow at left-leaning California, but he showed Tuesday he's more than happy to cash in there with a lunch-dinner-breakfast-lunch fundraising blitz expected to scoop up million from wealthy...

Judge refuses to free extremists who attacked protesters

A federal judge on Tuesday refused to free members of a white supremacist group on bond while they appeal their convictions for attacking protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia.U.S. District Judge Norman Moon ruled that Rise Above Movement members Benjamin Daley, Michael Miselis and...

UN expert: Suu Kyi's role in Rohingya abuses still unclear

GENEVA (AP) — A top U.N. investigator said Tuesday "it's still an open-ended question" about how much Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi could be implicated in human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims.Marzuki Darusman said it was "probably the case" that Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace prize...

ENTERTAINMENT

Steve Martin's bluegrass award faces uncertain future

NEW YORK (AP) — One morning last week in Boston, Victor Furtado woke up to a mailman's knock. He was handed a little unmarked package."I opened it up here in my apartment and kind of looked at it for a second, hoping somebody would wake me up. I was shocked, completely blown away."Inside was...

Tekashi 6ix9ine testifies for prosecution at gang trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine testified on Tuesday against two alleged members of a Brooklyn street gang, describing how he discovered a formula for success with the crew before betraying it by becoming a prosecution witness.6ix9ine - his rainbow-colored hair gone but trademark "69"...

Justice Department files lawsuit against Snowden over memoir

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government filed a lawsuit Tuesday against former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, alleging he violated nondisclosure agreements by publishing a memoir without giving the government an opportunity to review it first.The Justice Department is...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Gaming heavyweights raise M for new esports network

NEW YORK (AP) — A new venture backed by many of video gaming's biggest publishers is unveiling a network...

'Blood money'? Purdue settlement would rely on opioid sales

The tentative multibillion-dollar settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma would raise money to help clean up...

Trump outpaces Obama, Bush in naming ex-lobbyists to Cabinet

WASHINGTON (AP) — In less than three years, President Donald Trump has named more former lobbyists to...

The Latest: Saudi minister: 50% of crude reduction restored

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend...

Mediterranean migrant rescues, deaths; French camp emptied

ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — At least two people died and 14 were missing Tuesday after a boat filled...

Spain to hold fresh elections in November

MADRID (AP) — Spain will hold fresh elections in November as no leader has been able to win enough...

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