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NEWS BRIEFS

Q Center to Host Feb. 24 Town Hall on Reported Violent Attacks

Individuals can receive a free Uber ride to the event ...

NAACP Challenge to Prison Gerrymandering Moves Forward

Federal judge refuses to dismiss suit over discriminatory counting of incarcerated persons ...

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 ...

Man sentenced to 28 years for sexually abusing 5 women

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A registered sex offender will spend the next 28 years in prison for raping and sexually abusing five women.The Register-Guard reports 24-year-old Ruben Orlando Guerrero of Eugene pleaded guilty earlier this month to two counts of rape and sodomy. Additional charges of...

Man gets 6 years in prison for dealing meth, cockfighting

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Salem man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for dealing methamphetamine and abusing hundreds of roosters by training them for cockfights.The Statesman Journal reports 37-year-old Arturo Aispuro previously pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute meth...

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

Why We Need Net Neutrality

It didn’t have to be this way for net neutrality, and it doesn’t need to stay this way either ...

There’s an Uprising Going on in Sudan

We have heard stories of horror, murder, refugees, and systematic repression — now we hear of revolution ...

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 ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Virginia Gov. Northam meets with civil rights leaders

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has met with civil rights leaders at the Executive Mansion a day after forgoing a racial reconciliation event at a historically black school that student leaders asked him not to attend.Northam met with members of the so-called Richmond 34 on...

Israeli acting foreign minister doubles down on Nazi comment

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's acting foreign minister has doubled down on his divisive claim that Poles collaborated with the Nazis and "suckled anti-Semitism with their mothers' milk."Israel Katz said in a live TV interview late Thursday that he did not regret his comment, insisting that "I, as...

Vandals paint swastikas on buildings in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Vandals suspected of being soccer hooligans from The Hague have painted graffiti including swastikas and anti-Semitic texts on buildings in Amsterdam.The graffiti was discovered Friday, ahead of Sunday's Dutch league match between ADO The Hague and Ajax, which is based in...

ENTERTAINMENT

AP Source: Kendrick Lamar, SZA not performing at Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) — "All the Stars" are not performing at the Academy Awards, including Kendrick Lamar and SZA.A person familiar with the decision, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't allowed to publicly discuss it, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the duo...

Dwayne Johnson goes indie with 'Fighting With My Family'

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Believe it or not, Hollywood executives told Dwayne Johnson "no thanks" when he pitched his latest movie.It was an unusual rejection for the industry's reigning box office champion, whose "Jumanji" reboot in 2017 made nearly jumi billion worldwide. And so before he...

Oscars producers say the show is in 'good shape' for Sunday

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Awards producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss have been hearing the same question a lot recently: Are you OK?It's an understandable query. Producing the Oscars is guaranteed to be a stressful job, but the road to the 91st Academy Awards, which will take place on...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

FIFA bans Chelsea from signing players through next season

ZURICH (AP) — Chelsea was banned by FIFA on Friday from signing players until the 2020 offseason transfer...

Vatican sex abuse summit seeks new culture of accountability

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinals attending Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse called Friday...

China bars millions from travel for 'social credit' offenses

BEIJING (AP) — Forgot to pay a fine in China? Then forget about buying an airline ticket.Would-be air...

From Syria, IS slips into Iraq to fight another day

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State fighters facing defeat in Syria are slipping across the border into Iraq,...

US cardinals hope new accountability stops abusers in future

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Two U.S. cardinals attending the Vatican's sex abuse prevention summit said Friday that...

Fly-past honors WWII airmen who died saving UK children

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — U.S. and Royal Air Force planes roared over the English city of Sheffield on...

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