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News Briefs

Below are fast-breaking news items.

Throughout the month of February, EMPMuseum is partnering with local community organizations to celebrate the wide-ranging achievements of African-American artists, filmmakers, musicians, and authors.


Watch the classic Oregon Public Broadcasting documentary, “Local Color,” free of charge at Legacy Health, Feb. 13 and 18


Join photographer Intisar Abioto, creator of The Black Portlanders blog, Saturday, Feb. 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. as she marks the one-year anniversary of her effort by launching an Indiegogo campaign to branch out into even more avenues.


Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has released a state audit that finds Oregon’s disaster plans may be hampered by planning and organizational failures at the Office of Emergency Management. 



Oregon's troubled health exchange says insurance agents and community partners might soon be able to enroll Oregonians in coverage in one sitting. 


Seattle Workshops will help community builders bid for funds. 


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed a lawsuit against the New Jersey-based mortgage lender PHH Corporation and its affiliates: PHH Home Loans LLC, Atrium Insurance Corporation and Atrium Reinsurance Corporation. 


Deanthony Paul Simmons 

A Portland teen has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in a street shooting Dec. 26. Nobody was injured in the shooting. 


Want a voice on Portland’s animal issues? Join Multnomah County Animal Services Advisory Committee. 


Oregon Folklife Network is now accepting applications for their Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program through March 3.  Traditional artists of exceptional merit qualify for $3,000 grants, which enable them to pass their expertise on to someone of great promise in their cultural community.  The master - or mentoring – artist and his or her apprentice apply together as a team and must demonstrate how traditional their art form is, how significant it is to the community they share, how strong their ties are to that cultural community, and the excellence of the quality of their work based on work samples, like images, videos, support letters, and press.

Applications must be received in the office by 5 p.m., March 3. For more information go to http://ofn.uoregon.edu, or contact Bruno Seraphin at 541-346-3820 or [email protected].

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