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NEWS BRIEFS

Local Government, Employers Welcome Youth to SummerWorks

A record 1,150 youth will gain real-world work experience in jobs across Portland metro ...

Multnomah County Library Hosts ‘We Refuse to Be Enemies’

Library will hold a series of social justice workshops this summer ...

The Skanner Wins NNPA Award for Best Layout and Design

Our graphic designer Patricia Irvin wins for July 2016 issues ...

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 ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Ask Ernie the Attorney

Ernest Warren's primary practice is personal injury, real property, corporate and criminal practice in Ore. and Wash. ...

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...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT


Ethnic Business Community: No to $15 Minimum Wage Hike

“I’ve had emails from women all over the country talking about their experiences,” filmmaker Melissa Lowery says. “They said, ‘Oh My God, this is my story and I thought nobody knew what I went through.’”…For all the information click here



"Black Girl in Suburbia" Documentary Tackles Cultural Isolation

Record fines or a long suspension won’t do in this case if – and that’s a big if – the NBA is serious about addressing raw racism in a sport dominated by African Americans…To read the whole story click here



Racist NBA Owner has Fouled Out

Record fines or a long suspension won’t do in this case if – and that’s a big if – the NBA is serious about addressing raw racism in a sport dominated by African Americans… To read all about it click here



Hall Of Fame Coach Jack Ramsay Dies at 89

Ramsay coached in the NBA for parts of 21 seasons before embarking on a second career as an NBA analyst. He was diagnosed with melanoma in 2004 and later battled growths and tumors that spread to his legs, lungs and brain.… To check the details click here


The Skanner News is lighting our communities with solar energy

The Skanner News first installed dozens of solar panels on our building in 2012. By daytime since then we have sent thousands of dollars in energy back into the grid for community use. And now we are lighting our communities by nighttime into the bargain by lighting with LED lamps that use 90% less power than before click here

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National Newspaper Publishers Convention

The National Newspaper Publishers Convention will be Jun 25-28 in Portland.

 

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