04-20-2018  2:01 am      •     
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NEWS BRIEFS

April 24 is Voter Registration Deadline for May 15 Primary Election

Tuesday, April 24, is voter registration and party choice deadline for May 15 Primary Election ...

Portland Libraries Celebrate National Poetry Month

April poetry events and recommended reading from Multnomah County libraries ...

PCRI Launches the Pathway 1000 Implementation Plan

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AG Rosenblum Launches New Resource on Oregon’s New Gun Safety Laws

One-page handout aims to educate Oregonians about the new law ...

Ethos Music Center Honors Portland Attorney Dave Baca with Annual Resonance Award

Founder Charles Lewis to receive first-ever Ethos Visionary Award at the May 2 event ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

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Reggie Shuford on the daily indignities African-Americans face in Philadelphia and around the country ...

Black People Must Vote or Reap the Consequences

Jeffrey Boney on the importance of voting in the Black community ...

Civil Rights Community Doesn’t Need to Look Farr for Racism in Trump Court Nominees

Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO, explains organization's opposition to Trump's nomination of Thomas Farr ...

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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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