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NEWS BRIEFS

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. ...

Colson Whitehead to Receive Stone Award at Oregon State

Pulitzer Prize winner to visit OSU campus April 1 to receive Stone Literary Award ...

AG Rosenblum Asks Oregon Legislature to Strengthen Hate Crime Laws

The proposed legislation would require law enforcement to refer all complaints of hate-motivated conduct that they do not investigate...

Half the Sweet 16 is set in women's NCAA Tournament

NEW YORK (AP) — Eight invitations to the Sweet 16 have been delivered and the other eight will be decided Monday night.UConn's back in the regional semifinals for the 26th consecutive year. The Huskies had to work for it as pesky Buffalo rallied from a 24-point, third-quarter deficit to get...

Upset Special? NCAA favorites lead the way into Sweet 16

Chalk one up for the seeded favorite in the NCAA Tournament.The biggest upset this March isn't a wild heave at the horn for a winner from a No. 15 seed or a First Four team somehow weaving into the second weekend — it's the lack of genuine stunners to shake up the bracket.The top seeds are...

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

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

The Latest: WHO says it's delivered medical aid to Gaza

KFAR SABA, Israel (AP) — The Latest on developments in Israel and the Palestinian territories (all times local):1:30 p.m.The World Health Organization has delivered medical supplies to the Gaza Strip to address the blockaded territory's growing trauma and emergency care needs.The...

Black police chief in Virginia says she was forced out

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The first black woman to lead a city police department in Virginia says she was forced out, accusing a small group of officers of "bias and acts of systemic racism, discriminatory practices and abuse of authority."Tonya Chapman released a four-page statement early...

'Egg Boy' teen defends egging anti-Muslim Australian senator

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian teen known around the world as "Egg Boy" conceded on Monday that egging a far-right senator was not the right thing to do, but said the gesture united a world reeling from a white supremacist's alleged massacre of 50 Muslims in New Zealand.Will...

ENTERTAINMENT

Gary Clark Jr. is confronting racism with 'This Land'

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Gary Clark Jr. has created a lot of conversation with "This Land," the provocative first song off his latest album that shares the same name.In the angry blues-rock song, he recounts racial epithets hurled his way and other racist taunts before he defiantly asserts...

Review: DC superhero pic 'Shazam!' is a joy...seriously

Holy superhero fatigue, Batman, "Shazam!" is actually good.OK, so it's basically "Big" with superheroes and villains instead of businesspeople and girlfriends, but director David F. Sandberg has infused his film with so much heart and charm that it hardly matters. Even the deficiencies, like the...

Adele and Jennifer Lawrence whoop it up at NYC gay bar

NEW YORK (AP) — Bar patrons in New York's Greenwich Village were in the right place at the right time when Adele and Jennifer Lawrence showed up.The Daily News reports Grammy-winning singer Adele and her Oscar-winning actress pal hit the gay bar Pieces on Friday night, to the delight of the...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Long-awaited video service expected from Apple on Monday

Apple is expected to announce Monday that it's launching a video service that could compete with Netflix, Amazon...

Perilous times for Mozambican children impacted by cyclone

BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Her name is Chuva, which in Portuguese means rain. For four days that was all she...

Mueller report gives Russia 'I told you so' moment

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is reacting with an "I told you so" on Monday in state media after the conclusion of...

Afghan official: Taliban killed 33 troops, police in Helmand

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A devastating Taliban attack over the weekend on an Afghan army outpost in...

What Next? UK lawmakers torn on fate of Brexit, and May

LONDON (AP) — Britain has just a few weeks to break its Brexit impasse, with the fate of the country's...

Swedes keep room ready for US diplomats in Pyongyang

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Swedish diplomats are keeping a room ready for the U.S. to use if it ever...

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