RSS The Urban News Report

  • Bill Cosby’s Day Of Reckoning Comes In Sex Assault Case
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby faces a good chance of being sent to prison Tuesday, when a judge is expected to sentence the TV star who was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman. Cosby, 81, will have the opportunity to speak in court before he is sentenced. The once-beloved actor and comedian, […]
  • Halle Berry And Lena Waithe To Executive Produce ‘Boomerang’ Sequel For BET
    Halle Berry and Lena Waithe, two women with an Oscar and an Emmy respectively between them, have signed on as executive producers for a series based on the 1992 rom-com Boomerang, that starred Berry and Eddie Murphy. Murphy played Marcus Graham a self-centered executive working for a Black-owned cosmetics company while Berry, as Angela, was […]
  • Vivica A. Fox Has A Few Thoughts On The #MeToo Movement
    Vivica A. Fox is not here for those who have used the #Metoo movement “as an excuse to take down people.” “I’m happy about the #MeToo movement for the simple fact that it brought exposure to those who were abusing their power,” she said. “However, I’m not happy with those who are using the #MeToo movement to be […]
  • Disney Redraws Princess Tiana After Backlash
    Disney's first Black princess looked a little too light.

Legislative Leaders to Chair Committee on Carbon Reduction

House Speaker Tina Kotek and Senate President Peter Courtney announced they will convene and co-chair a special Joint Committee on…

Portland Offers Immersive Training to Prepare Diverse Workforce for Growing Deconstruction Industry

Portland Offers Immersive Training to Prepare Diverse Workforce for Growing Deconstruction Industry In July 2016, Portland became the first city in the country to adopt an ordinance that requires full deconstruction of…

Daily Horoscopes:


Tuesday 09/25 0%
Sunny. High 79F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday 09/26 0%
A mainly sunny sky. High 81F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 09/27 0%
Sunny skies. High 83F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 09/28 0%
A mainly sunny sky. High 83F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 09/29 0%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 74F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Adjusted State Budget to Focus on Housing, Health Care Among Other Issues

Earlier last month, the Oregon House of Representatives adjourned a 27-day legislative session focused on emergent needs and adjustments to the 2017-19 budget. “The session was marked by a clear effort to take practical steps that keep Oregon moving forward, build strong communities, and protect…

Permit Center Extends Business Hours

The Permit Center on the first floor of the Clark County Public Service Center had adjusted its business hours to better meet the needs of customers seeking building and other permits. An extra day has been added for walk-in customers. The center is now open…

Students Honored for Designing Parks Advisory Board logo

Heritage High School student Heidi Hayden was honored by the Clark County Council for designing…

Clark County Seeks Public Input For Stormwater Plan

County Seeks Public Input For Stormwater Plan Clark County is seeking public comments on the…

Healthy Homes! Safe Homes! Kick Off To Take Place on September 14 in Portland

North by Northeast Community Health Center and Metro, the regional government for greater Portland, present Healthy Homes! Safe Homes! The kick off event for Healthy Homes! Safe Homes! takes place on Friday, September 14 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at 714 NE Alberta Street in Portland.…

‘Good in the Hood’ Festival Celebrates 26th Year with Music, Food, Parade

The “Good in the Hood” music and food festival, presented by the University of Oregon, is celebrating 26 years of “keeping unity in the community” on June 22-24 at the King School Park at NE 6th Ave and NE Humboldt. The festival will include music…

Vancouver’s State of the City Address Taking Place March 30

Vancouver’s State of the City Address Taking Place March 30 On Thursday, March 30, Vancouver Mayor Timothy D. Leavitt will present the 2017 State of…

Portlanders Stand With Refugees And Immigrants At Community Event

The City of Portland’s Park and Recreation department is hosting a free community event on Friday,…

Health Experts Host Teleconference On How The American Health Care Act Would Impact Older Adults

Boston, MA and Washington, D.C. – Last week, the Congressional Budget Office reported that the American Health Care Act, the House Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, would cause 24 million Americans to lose their health insurance by 2026. Older Americans (age 50+)…

USDA Announces Karis Gutter as USDA’s First Military Veterans Agriculture Liaison

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that Karis T. Gutter, a Marine Corps Reserve veteran and current USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services (FFAS), will be the first USDA Military Veterans Agricultural (MVA) Liaison. The MVA Liaison…

FBI Announces Full Operational Capability of the Next Generation Identification System

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division announced today the…

Florida Memorial University Receives $1.25 Million Grant to Improve Education of Children with Disabilities

Florida Memorial University’s School of Education was awarded a five year Office of Special Education…

P.A.S.S.W.O.R.D. Protection/Safety: How To Keep Your Online Passwords Secure

By Adam Myers Senior PC Tech at SP Computer Services (Courtesy of the Seattle Medium) What is the first thing you think of when you hear, “There has been a data breach and user names and passwords may have been stolen.” If you’re like me,…