06-19-2018  1:28 pm      •     
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NEWS BRIEFS

King County Council Recognizes Juneteenth

The Metropolitan King County Council recognizes a true 'freedom day' in the United States ...

Unite Oregon Hosts ‘Mourn Pray Love, and Take Action’ June 20

Community is invited to gather at Terry Schrunk Plaza at 6 p.m. on World Refugee Day ...

MRG Foundation Announces Spring 2018 Grantees

Recipients include Oregon DACA Coalition, Kúkátónón Children’s African Dance Troupe, Komemma Cultural Protection Association ...

CareOregon Awards $250,000 for Housing Projects

Recipients include Rogue Retreat, Bridges to Change, Luke Dorf, Transition Projects and Bridge Meadows ...

The Honorable Willie L. Brown to Receive NAACP Spingarn Medal

The award recognizes Brown’s lifelong commitment to the community, equality and civil rights ...

Oregon Supreme Court OKs language in gun control proposal

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's highest court certified the language of a gun control proposal aimed for the November ballot.Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the Oregon Supreme Court announced the certification Monday, meaning supporters of the proposal can now begin collecting signatures....

Trump administration asks court to dismiss logging lawsuit

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — The Trump administration wants a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a group of Oregon counties challenging the expansion of the Cascades-Siskiyou National Monument.The Herald and News reported Tuesday that the Association of O&C Counties sued last year...

'Don't leave me, Mom': Detainee tells of separation from son

SEATTLE (AP) — The call came at mealtime — an anonymous threat demanding ,000 or her son's life.So Blanca Orantes-Lopez, her 8-year-old boy and his father packed up and left the Pacific surfing town of Puerto La Libertad in El Salvador and headed for the United States.Two months...

Fugitive back in Pierce County to face child rape charges

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Pierce County man who fled the country while awaiting trial on child rape charges has been extradited to Washington state.The News Tribune reports that U.S. Marshals arrested 62-year-old Gilbert Greenwood in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on May 30. He was turned over to a...

OPINION

Juneteenth: Freedom's Promise Still Denied

Juneteenth is a celebration of the de facto end of slavery, but the proliferation of incarceration keeps liberation unfulfilled ...

What Happened? Assessing the Singapore Summit

For all its weaknesses, we are better off having had the summit than not ...

Redlining Settlement Fails to Provide Strong Penalties

A recent settlement of a federal redlining lawsuit is yet another sign that justice is still being denied ...

5 Lessons on Peace I Learned from My Cat Soleil

Dr. Jasmine Streeter takes some cues on comfort from her cat ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Bucks' Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown sued the city of Milwaukee and its police department Tuesday, saying officers' use of a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation constitutes excessive force and that they targeted him because he is black.Brown's attorney Mark...

Lawsuit claims Kansas official exposed private voter data

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A civil rights group filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach challenging a multi-state voter registration database it claims exposed sensitive information including partial Social Security numbers from nearly a thousand state...

California lawmakers push diversity through film tax credit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers passed legislation Monday that puts more conditions on state film tax credits to encourage better sexual harassment reporting and diverse hiring amid revelations of misconduct and discrimination in the movie industry.The legislation would...

ENTERTAINMENT

Nielsen's top programs for June 11-17

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 11-17. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.1. "America's Got Talent," NBC, 11.46 million.2. "60 Minutes," CBS, 6.51 million.3. "Code Black," CBS, 6.18 million.4. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 6.13 million.5. "World of Dance,"...

The list of celebrities upset by US border policy grows

NEW YORK (AP) — Country music icon Willie Nelson has extended an offer to meet President Donald Trump at one of the detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border to better understand what's happening, the latest attempt by a celebrity hoping to end the administration's policy of separating...

'Yellowstone' boasts Costner, strong Native American co-star

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Yellowstone" has everything a worthwhile Western should, including breathtaking vistas, battles over land and Kevin Costner in the lead role.There's also something rare in the contemporary Paramount Network series debuting Wednesday: prominent Native American story lines...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms...

Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A letter signed by at least 130 sexual abuse victims of former sports doctor Larry...

Lawyer: Police think slaying of XXXTentacion was random

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The lawyer for slain rapper XXXTentacion said Tuesday that detectives believe...

Merkel says climate change is 'a fact,' laments US stance

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel took aim Tuesday at U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to...

Blurring the border, Turkey deepens roots in northern Syria

AL-BAB, Syria (AP) — A newly paved road links the Turkish town of Elbeyli to the Syrian town of al-Bab,...

Saudi entertainment chief sacked after conservative backlash

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi King Salman sacked the head of the country's entertainment...

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