06-24-2017  6:59 am      •     
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NEWS BRIEFS

Cooling Centers to open in Multnomah County Saturday, Sunday

Temperatures expected to climb into the upper 90s this weekend ...

Multnomah County Leaders Release Statement on Safety at Summer Events

Officials advise public to check in, have a plan and be aware at public events ...

Portland Musician, Educator Thara Memory Dies

Grammy-winning Trumpeter, composer, teacher died Saturday at the age of 68 ...

St. Johns Center for Opportunity to Host Meet the Employer Event June 27

Employers represented will include Mary’s Harvest and Del Monte ...

New Self-Defense Organization Offers Training to Youth in Multnomah County

EMERJ-SafeNow offers July classes for children ages 8-10 and youth ages 15-19 ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Our Children Deserve High Quality Teachers

It’s critical that parents engage with educational leaders and demand equal access to high quality teachers ...

Civil Rights Groups Ask for Broad Access to Affordable Lending

Charlene Crowell writes that today’s public policy housing debate is also an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of the past and...

Criminal Justice Disparities Present Barriers to Re-entry

Congressional Black Caucus Member Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) writes about the fight to reduce disparities in our criminal justice...

Bill Maher Betrayed Black Intellectuals

Armstrong Williams talks about the use of the n-word and the recent Bill Maher controversy ...

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54 Hours + Your New Business Plan = Portland Startup Weekend
The main event is April 27-29 at the Portland State Business Accelerator… To read the whole story click here





All in One Brings a Boutique, a Barber Shop and a Record Store to Parkrose
Are you a Blazergonian?… For all the information click here 

 




Families Struggle in Vain Against Fast-Tracked Tubman Closure
But students keep agitating through 'Tubman News Network' Youtube channel… To check the details click here



Savings, Retirement, Family Budgets at Free Financial Empowerment Workshop
The event is not a sales opportunity, and no products will be marketed or sold – but organizers say it will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about taking care of your money… To read all about it click here



The Skanner News Endorsements for the May 15 Primary Election, and for the Attorney General
We put a premium on individuals who know how their prospective elected offices work. We looked for people who value public input, collaboration and grassroots community; candidates who are up to the challenge and ready to get things done. … To read the whole story click here




 
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