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NORTHWEST NEWS

 

Portland's New Light Rail and Pedestrian Bridge Has a Name

Portland’s new light rail transit bridge connecting Portland to Milwaukie across the Willamette River, will be called, the “Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People”

Jury Selection this Week in NY Trial of Egyptian Preacher

He’s charged with conspiring to support al-Qaida, in part by trying to create a training camp in Oregon 15 years ago  

Oregon Innocence Project Offers Hope to the Wrongly Convicted

Until this week Oregon was the only state without an Innocence Project. Now, with top defender Steve Wax at the helm, Oregon Innocence Project takes aim at exonerating the wrongly convicted  

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN OPINION / NEWS

 

The Skanner's Election Endorsements: May 2014

This year voters are spoiled for choice among a stellar field of candidates for Multnomah County and Portland City Council  

The Audacity of Voting: Try It!

Voter suppression and well-funded opponents are obstacles to Black voters. But if we don't turn out to vote, we cabn only blame ourselves

Urban League Releases State of Black America Report

The report finds the wealth gap between African Americans and Whites has expanded thanks to unemployment and policies that favor the wealthy

 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

 

Kam Williams Celebrity Interview: Ken Burns

Kam Williams talks to documenatry filmmaker Ken Burns about his new film The Address

Kam's Kapsules: For Movies Opening April 11

Weekly previews that make choosing a film fun        

Daver Morrison Brings Shakespeare to Life with ‘Othello’

The actor is eloquent on why Shakespeare is still relevant in the modern age  

 

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