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Baylor Wins First National Title

Beats Gonzaga with a burst of power and speed

Baylor overwhelmed Gonzaga with a burst of power and speed Monday night, winning its first national championship while ending the Bulldogs’ perfect season with an 86-70 win.

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In Loving Memory

Patricia McClure

Patricia McClure Sunrise: May 27, 1958 Sunset: March 28, 2021

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Police Union Leader Steps Aside Again

Still no word on his ‘mistake’ regarding Hardesty

The former head of Portland’s police union has left his role on the Bureau of Fire & Police Disability & Retirement board at the request of Mayor Ted Wheeler.

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Anti-Asian Hate Targets School Board Candidate

Hoa Nguyen shares story to raise awareness

Hoa Nguyen, a candidate for David Douglas School Board, was recently the target of a hate crime at her home in East Portland.

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Good in the Hood Scholarships Offered

Community youth encouraged to apply

Community youth encouraged to apply for scholarships to be awarded this June at Good in the Hood multicultural celebration.

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Capitol Storming Suspect Worked with Portland FBI

Lawyer says Proud Boys member was enlisted as an informant

FBI agents in Portland and elsewhere recruited a Proud Boys leader to provide them with information about antifa networks months before he was charged with storming the U.S. Capitol with other members of the far-right extremist group, a defense attorney says.

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Teen: Floyd was “Begging for his life”

Officer’s murder trial begins with witnesses

Teenager who shot video of George Floyd crying out under the knee of the Minneapolis police officer testifies she began recording because was she saw, “Wasn’t right, he was suffering, he was in pain.”

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Hall of Fame Honor for Eddie Murphy

Actor-Comedian moved by NAACP Image Awards induction

Actor and comedian Eddie Murphy has been inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame.

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Trial Begins in George Floyd’s Death

Former officer’s trial starts with video of killing

The former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd went on trial Monday, with prosecutors promptly showing the jury the video of Derek Chauvin pressing his knee on the Black man’s neck for several minutes as onlookers yelled at Chauvin to get off and Floyd gasped that he couldn’t breathe.

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Portland NAACP Adopts Breast Cancer Outreach

Komen Oregon announces transition of support programs

Two longtime programs providing breast cancer education and resources to the Black community will get new life as part of a commitment from the Portland NAACP and a financial contribution from Susan G. Komen Oregon and Southwest Washington, the affiliate of the national organization which is set to close at the end of the month.

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Racial Justice Bills Introduced

Leaders call for criminal justice system overhaul

Oregon lawmakers are hearing from the Portland Urban League, civil rights groups and other calling for an overhaul of Oregon’s criminal justice system to address unequal impacts on people of color, from mass incarceration to police misconduct.

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Housing to Bring New Life to Cully

Construction begins on long vacant property

The development of 142 new affordable homes by the non-profit Hacienda Community Development Corporation will bring new life to a block bordered by Northeast Killingsworth Street and Cully Boulevard.

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Vaccine Eligibility Timeline Accelerates

3 million more doses headed to Oregon

After prioritizing seniors 65 and older, educators and other priority groups in the latest COVID-19 vaccinations, new eligibility timelines are coming into focus which will allow many more people to receive the potentially life-saving shot

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Store Shooting Leaves 10 Dead

Family says gunman had mental illness

The 21-year-old man opened fire inside a crowded Colorado supermarket in an attack that killed 10 people and sent terrorized shoppers and employees scrambling for cover.

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Men’s Club Founder Remembered

Joseph Haley (1947 - 2021)

Joseph Haley was one of the founders of Portland' African American Men’s Club.

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In Loving Memory

Evelyn Smith

She will be dearly missed by her loved ones.

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Family and Love of Cooking

Da’Das Soulful Eatz serving at Miracles Club

Jamie Turner works the kitchen as the owner and operator of Ja’Das Soulful Eatz, expanding her catering and food cart business into a new family soul food restaurant next door to the Miracles Cub at 4200 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

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COVID-19 Food Box Giveaway

Helping people in need during pandemic

Drive-thru food box giveaway this Saturday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Portland Observer

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County Leaders Want Ban on Tear Gas Use

Commission asks federal police to stop using chemical munitions

Multnomah County Commissioners asked Secretary of Homeland Security to prohibit the use of chemical munitions by federal police when in close proximity to schools, neighborhoods, and other areas where vulnerable children and adults may work, live or play.

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Judge Takes Leave after Divisive Comments

Follows his attack on Black man killed by police

A Vancouver judge will take time off to reflect on his behavior after he came under pressure for making critical comments about Kevin Peterson Jr., a Black man killed last year by police.

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