12-13-2017  1:13 am      •     
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NEWS BRIEFS

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 ...

Humboldt Sewer Repair Project Update: Dec. 4

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

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

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...

Top 10 Holiday Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pet

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

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

By David Kidd | The Skanner News

Gentrification -- and Displacement -- Part of Reason Econonomic Inequality Dropped in Seattle

Portland was ranked 25th of 50 cities for inequality. Seattle was ranked at 31 … For all the information click here 

 


Komen Breast Cancer Issues Conference Focuses on Black Women

Keynote speaker is Lisa Coussens, PhD, of Oregon Health and Science University's Knight Cancer Institute, who offers an overview of current breast cancer research and treatment … For all the information click here 

 


Portland Police Bureau Releases Stop and Search Data for 2011

The statistics show that both Black drivers and pedestrians are more likely to be stopped than other groups, but the report argues that the reason for the disproportionate stops is not racial profiling … For all the information click here 

 


Passage to Education Conference Wraps Around Black PCC Students

The event is built around speed dating-style discussions bringing together small groups with community mentors who have gone through college and come back to help a new generation do it too. … For all the information click here 

 


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