04-26-2018  11:45 pm      •     
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NEWS BRIEFS

New Year in the Park Festival

Festival in Glenhaven Park celebrates Cambodian, Lao, Thai and Burmese cultures ...

Safeco, Century Link Fields to Go Fully Tobacco Free

Prohibiting smokeless tobacco completes the ban of tobacco at professional sporting events in King County. ...

Ballots Out For Delivery Today

USPS delivers ballots Wednesday, April 25 for the May 15 Primary Election ...

GFO Announces Upcoming Classes, Workshops & Special Interest Groups

Upcoming events include regional special interest groups, Cuban genealogy talk and a DNA workshop ...

Event: Going Beyond the Flint Water & Housing Crises

Recode invites speakers to discuss the Flint water crisis and its relationship to gentrification, displacement, and housing crises ...

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The Skanner News Endorsements for May 2018 Elections

Read The Skanner News' endorsements for Oregon, Multnomah County, Portland City Council and more ...

Will HUD Secretary Ben Carson Enforce the Fair Housing Act?

Julianne Malveaux questions HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s ability to enforce the Fair Housing Act ...

Waiting While Black in Philadelphia Can Get You Arrested

Reggie Shuford on the daily indignities African-Americans face in Philadelphia and around the country ...

Black People Must Vote or Reap the Consequences

Jeffrey Boney on the importance of voting in the Black community ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

By The Skanner News

SEATTLE (AP) -- Occupants and retailers of a 9-year-old high-rise in Seattle are being told they need to vacate after the building was deemed structurally unsafe.
KOMO News reports that the 25-floor McGuire Apartment building in downtown Seattle will be demolished because the repairs costs of the defects are too expensive for the owner to repair.
The building's occupants were told on Saturday they need to vacate by the end of the year, but that they should leave as soon as possible.
According to a statement by the building's owner -- Carpenter's Tower, LLC -- the problems with the building include cables that have corroded.
The company is offering incentives, including three-month's rent money back, for tenants to move out as soon as possible.
Resident Matthew Eckstein says he feels betrayed. He had moved into the building just three weeks ago.

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