12-12-2017  9:17 pm      •     
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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

Hood to Coast and The Skanner News

The 35th annual Hood to Coast relay event concluded in Seaside, Oregon over this last weekend. The race, which is the largest relay event in the world, drew over 18,000 participants from over 30 countries. 1,050 teams began their journey from Timberline Lodge, Friday August 26.

In addition, over 400 teams also started from the Hawthorne Bridge to participate in the Portland to Coast walking relay.

The West Coast Steppers, who walked on behalf of The Skanner News finished their 130 mile journey from Portland to Seaside in 30 hours 44 minutes and seven seconds. The team chose to participate to raise awareness for health and wellness in the African American community.

There were numerous teams of veterans, such as Team Red, White, and Blue. There was also a team of blind and sighted athletes called Team With A Vision. Over 450 Cancer Survivors ran or walked in this year’s race, and 50 teams that have committed to raise over $10,000 per team for the Providence Cancer Center.

In 2015, participants raised over $565,000 for the Providence Cancer Center and are on track to raise more than $600,000 this year. 

See pictures from the event here:

2016 Hood to Coast

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The actor and comedian Kevin Hart also ran in the Hood to Coast relay this weekend. Hart posted a 13-minute video to his Facebook page after he finished running in the 198 mile race. He spoke fondly of the people of Portland and how supportive they were to the runners. 

Hart trained for the event, but still found it to be a rigorous and challenging feat. Still, he said he plans on being back next year for the 36th annual Hood to Coast Relay.

Watch the video below. (Warning, the video contains profanities)

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