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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 ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

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Support These Measures on the Nov. 4 Ballot

Systematic attacks on voting rights around the country, alongside exploding issues of street violence and racial justice, are bringing the public focus firmly to the ballot as a tool for making our communities better places to live and work… For all the information click here


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Report: Achievement Gap Linked to High Absence Rates

Oregon’s student absence rates are the fourth worst in the nation, with children of color and poor children most affected… To read the whole story click here


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Seattle Mayor Sued Over Race

Despite his strongly touted Campaign for Racial Equality, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s firing of spokeswoman Rosalind Brazel has triggered a tort claim against the city for racial discrimination, calling for $1 million in damages.… To read all about it click here


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Seattle Interactive Conference Brings ‘Makers’ to WSCC

The signature event spans and connects issues from entrepreneurship to design and development, as well as personal growth… To check the details click here


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Family Fun Events in The Skanner News Community Calendar

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New Online Order Form to Place a Wedding Announcement for Print or Web

We now have online classified ad and announcement ordering for your convenience. Place your ad or announcement in print, online or both using our new quick and easy form… Click here to purchase a wedding announcement.


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On our website, under Entertainment, click on Crossword Puzzle,  or Sudoku Puzzle.  Ten fresh puzzles each week. If you just can’t guess that word, just tell it to fill it in for you!



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