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NEWS BRIEFS

Exhibit Explores the Legacy of Portland Bird Watchers

Dedicated bird watchers catapult a conservationist movement ...

Special Call for Stories about the Spanish Flu

Genealogical Forum of Oregon seeks stories from the public about one of history's most lethal outbreaks ...

Joint Office of Homeless Services Announces Severe Weather Strategy

Those seeking shelter should call 211 or visit 211.org. Neighbors needed to volunteer, donate cold-weather apparel ...

Q&A with Facebook's Global Director of Diversity Maxine Williams

A conversation on diversity and the tech industry ...

City Announces Laura John as Tribal Liason

Laura John brings an extensive background in tribal advocacy and community engagement to the city of Portland ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Don’t Delay, Sign-up for Affordable Healthcare Today

The deadline to enroll or modify healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act is December 15. ...

The Skanner Editorial: Alabama Voters Must Reject Moore

Allegations of predatory behavior are troubling – and so is his resume ...

Payday Lenders Continue Attack on Consumer Protections

Charlene Crowell of the Center for Responsible Lending writes that two bills that favor predatory lenders has received bipartisan...

Hundreds Rallied for Meek Mill, but What About the Rest?

Lynette Monroe, a guest columnist for the NNPA Newswire, talks about Meek Mill, the shady judge that locked him up and mass...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

By The Skanner News




VIDEO: Obama Defends Drone Strikes in Speech at National Defense University
President Obama defends the administration's policy in a major speech on national security. He also called on Congress to close Guantanamo.… To check the details click here




Multnomah County Health Department Director Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge
Lillian Shirley has won accolades for her work to advance health equity as head of Multnomah County Health Department. But Monday night she was arrested on misdemeanor domestic violence charges .… To read all about it click here




Ivanice Harris Found Dead in Hawaii
After being missing for two days, 29-year-old Ivanice Harris's body was found on the Oahu coast. This weekend her family and friends are holding a benefit so they can Bring Ivy Home. … For all the information click here



Storms Slam Tornado-Ravaged Area as Town Tries to Rebuild
Torrential rain and flash floods hamper recovery efforts in Oklahoma. But the courage and persistence of survivors is bringing the community together. … To read the whole story click here





       


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