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NEWS BRIEFS

NAACP Calls for Full Release of Mueller Report

Barr Summary not enough, says President and CEO Derrick Johnson ...

E-Scooters Coming Back to Portland in April

PBOT responds to public input, adds enforcement for sidewalk safety, as shared e-scooters return to Portland, potentially by April 26 ...

Legacy Health Expands Executive Team

Chief integration officer and chief operating officer appointments are effective April 1. ...

OHSU Film Screening: No Más Bebés Documentary

On April 16, the OHSU Center for Women's Health and the OHSU Library will be screening the Emmy nominated health care reform...

Blumenauer Invites the Public to Discuss Prescription Drug Affordability

A public forum will be held Thursday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Madison High School. ...

Sheriff: Inmate recaptured after rooftop jailbreak

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A Grants Pass man is back in jail after authorities say he escaped through the facility's ventilation system.The Mail Tribune reports 26-year-old Justin Denney made it to the roof of the Josephine County Jail after entering the ventilation system through a human-made...

Man to change plea in 2011 killing of Oregon police chief

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Eight years after he was accused of gunning down the police chief of a small Oregon town during a scuffle at a car stereo store, Daniel Butts is scheduled to change his plea and be sentenced.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Butts is scheduled to appear in Columbia...

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...

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...

OPINION

Jobs Report Shows What ‘African Americans Have to Lose’ Under Trump

William Spriggs, a chief economist at the AFL-CIO and professor in the department of Economics at Howard University said since reaching a low of 6 percent in November, the Black unemployment rate has climbed three straight months. “Given the relationship of...

Letter to the Editor: We Must Reject Bigotry

Former President of the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle says we must support the country's Muslim community ...

Mississippi Must Redraw Lines for Mississippi Delta Senate District

Federal Appeals Court rules African Americans were denied voting rights ...

Backyard Birding in Portland-A Lesson in Flight

A few minutes from our homes in North Portland, Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area is a 2000 acre natural wetland known to host over 100 species of birds. Armed with a single pair of binoculars and our eyes, we set off for adventure. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Foreman defends acquittal of officer for black teen's death

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The foreman of a jury that acquitted a white Pennsylvania police officer of homicide said Michael Rosfeld did not know the black teen he shot was unarmed and that his decision to run after his vehicle was pulled over factored into the verdict.Juror Jesse Rawls Sr. told...

Booker to give commencement at historically black university

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is set to give the commencement address at a historically black university in the critical early primary state of South Carolina.South Carolina State University announced Monday that Booker will speak to graduates on May...

The Latest: Hamas says cease-fire reached with Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local):10 p.m.Gaza's Hamas rulers say Egypt has brokered a cease-fire to end the latest round of fighting with Israel.Hamas media says the cease-fire went into effect at 10 p.m. (2000 GMT) Monday. There was no...

ENTERTAINMENT

Family members celebrate birthday of late 'Queen of Soul'

DETROIT (AP) — Family members celebrated Aretha Franklin on what would have been the Queen of Soul's 77th birthday Monday with a memorial service and a screening of a documentary film.The service was held inside a chapel at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit. Franklin died last year after battling...

Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde, LANCO win ACM new artists awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country artists Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde and LANCO get to attend the ACM Awards in Las Vegas next month knowing they are already winners.The Academy of Country Music posted videos on Twitter on Monday of Carrie Underwood calling to congratulate each artist. Combs...

'Shadows' sucks comedy from the everyday lives of vampires

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Think your roommates are a pain? Try living in a house full of vampires.They're up all night, every night. The leftovers they never bother to throw out are partly blood-sucked bodies. House meetings turn into flying bat-fights. And it all goes on for centuries.Such...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

New push for justice after 4 Dutch journalists slain in 1982

It was 1982, the height of the civil war in El Salvador. Four Dutch TV journalists had linked up with leftist...

Russia savors Mueller's report but expects tensions to stay

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia savored an "I told you so" moment Monday after special counsel Robert Mueller found no...

Linked by pain: 2 school massacre survivors, dad kill selves

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Tragedies like the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and Sandy Hook Elementary...

UK lawmakers seize Brexit agenda in bid to break deadlock

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers seized a measure of control over the stalled Brexit process from Prime...

Large new blackout strikes Venezuelan capital, provinces

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A new power outage spread across much of Venezuela on Monday, knocking...

China's Xi sees honors, Airbus deal in state visit to France

PARIS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping received the full honors of a formal reception during a state...

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