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NEWS BRIEFS

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 ...

Annual Humboldt Neighborhood Association Cleanup

All neighborhoods and residents welcome ...

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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Public Comment for City's New $20 Million Housing Pot

Hundreds have already weighed in on Portland’s $20 million North/Northeast Housing Plan -- not including the PAALF leaders who triggered the whole effort -- but Monday night Portlanders get another chance … For all the information click here


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Health Plan Enrollment Ending for 2015

Here’s how to find info about Oregon and Washington enrollment help … To read the whole story click here


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Rape’s Other Victims, Part 2 in a Series

‘My mom was awesome, she never talked down to me…. But I felt like…I owed it to her to be perfect so she doesn’t feel like keeping me was a mistake’ … To read all about it click here


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Planned Parenthood and the African-American Community

In the United States today, African-American women face barriers to accessing the health care that would improve both their lives and the lives of those around them … To check the details click here


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Family Fun Events in The Skanner News Community Calendar

To find a fun event click here


 

 

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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.


Have fun with our interactive Crossword and Sudoku puzzles

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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