VIDEO: Will Portland Get Affordable High-Speed Internet For All?
Kansas City, Kansas, may soon be more famous for lightning-fast browser speeds than as the home of jazz legend Charlie Parker or wide-eyed soulstress Janelle Monae. When Google chose the city as the test site for its ultra-fast, internet network, it meant 150,000 lucky residents could soon have the power to upload files, videos and photos just as quickly as they can download them – at speeds of up to 1Gbs … To check the details click here
Britain's Royals, Once Rulers, Are Now Celebrities
Poor Kate Middleton. She's not just marrying a future king. She's marrying all of us. Once upon a time, British subjects gazed upon their sovereigns from afar. Not any more. Members of the royal family are now Hollywood-style mega-celebrities - their cellulite, receding hairlines and boozy nights out subject to the same relentless scrutiny as other A-listers … To read all about it click here
On the Disappearance of Yashawnee Vaughn, by Rob Ingram
What I mean to say is as information swirls and circulates -- and it will for awhile -- if we aren't careful to critique what we hear and read, we might start to put credence into sketchy info, which can then get circulated and accepted as true talk from the folks who should know… To read the commentary click here
Win Tickets to Pre-screening of 'Fast Five' this Tuesday at 7pm
The Skanner News is giving away tickets to the pre-screening of the sequel to "The Fast and the Furious". It is at Lloyd Center Cinemas in Portland at 7 p.m. tomorrow Tuesday April 26. Those who reply in time may win a pass for two people … To find out how to win tickets click here
VIDEO: Jefferson High School Students Host a Carbon Footprint Fair
Jefferson High School students were the hosts at a carbon footprint fair to mark Earth day 2011. Joshua Stark, a junior helped show us around. On the way we meet students who are making a difference .… To read the whole story click here
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