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NEWS BRIEFS

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 ...

Humboldt Sewer Repair Project Update: Dec. 4

Environmental Services continues to repair more than 3 miles of public sewer pipes ...

'Santaland' on Display at Oregon Historical Society

New exhibit features Santa’s throne, Rudolph, and elves from original Meier and Frank’s Santaland ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

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...

Top 10 Holiday Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pet

Dr. Jasmine Streeter explains why pampering pets with holiday treats can be dangerous (and pricey) ...

Why We Need More Black Men in Early Childhood Education

Royston Maxwell Lyttle discusses the importance of Black male teachers in early childhood education for the NNPA ESSA Media Campaign ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

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Should Marijuana Be Legal? Better People will Host Discussion Thursday Oct. 3

Judge Jean Maurer, addictions doctor Michael Resnick MD, cannabis advocate Russ Belville; and Portland Police Bureau drugs and vice supervisor, Sgt. Chris Kenagy are the panelists at this free educational forum. … To check it out click here



The Skanner News Publishers Honored by Historical Society
Oregon Historical Society honored The Skanner News publishers, Bernie and Bobbie Foster; businessman and philanthropist Pete Mark; legendary distance runner Alberto Salazar; and the sixth-generation family business Pendleton Woolen Mills at its annual History Makers Awards Gala. … For all the information click here


Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems Awarded a MacArthur Foundation Genius Fellowship
Visual Artist Carrie Mae Weems , playwright Tarrell McCrane, and dancer Kyle Abraham are among 2013 class of MacArthur Fellows … To read the whole story click here


State Farm award

City and County Leaders Welcome the 2013 Multnomah Youth Commission
Meet the 2013-14 Multnomah Youth Commissioners and find out why State Farm gave them $100,000 for the second year running. … To read all about it click here




      



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