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NEWS BRIEFS

Local Group Researches African American Ancestry

This Genealogical Forum of Oregon special interest group holds monthly meetings ...

Last Day to Apply for Affordable Housing is Feb. 22

Longtime and displaced residents of N/NE Portland receive preference for new housing, apply before midnight Thursday ...

NAACP Announces Key Partnerships

Voter mobilization for 2018 midterm elections takes precedence among issues uniting groups ...

Winter Donations Needed, Warming Centers Open Through Thursday

Locals encouraged to check on neighbors, winter gear needed ...

August Wilson Monologue Competition Takes Place Feb. 26

Standby tickets are still available for event ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Painting President Obama's Portrait Was Life-Changing

Artist Kehinde Wiley represented the president's life using color, composition and flowers ...

Raising Emotionally Competent Children

Lynnette Monroe on how her grandparents taught her to love herself ...

Black Dollars Matter: The Sales Impact of Black Consumers

Black consumers are spending jumi.2 trillion annually and are demanding that brands speak to them in ways that resonate...

Guest Opinion: Skipper Osborne’s Testimony on HB 4005

In testimony to legislature, Osborne says bill could decrease access to important therapies ...

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South Carolina Confederate Flag Protesters Charged and Released

The two people arrested for removing the Confederate flag from the front of the South Carolina Statehouse have been released from jail in the state capital … For all the information click here


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How Do I Get into the Marijuana Business?

Though the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and the Oregon Legislature are still working together to formulate the rules of distribution, The Skanner News has compiled some of the key things to know about getting into the industry … To read the whole story click here


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North Portland Boys & Girls Club Needs More Members

The club, located in the New Columbia neighborhood of North Portland, has a lot to offer the community, but fewer kids are showing up this summer which means fewer opportunities for the kids in the neighborhood … To read all about it click here


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Summer Jobs for Youth are an Investment in America's Future

Youth who work as teens are more likely to work as adults -- and they earn more … To check the details click here


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Could United States Take Gun Lessons from Britain?

On average, cops in England and Wales open fire an average of five times a year. In the United States, cops open fire that many times a day – at least … To read more click here


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Week on the Web June 28 2015

The Skanner's picks of the best photos, videos and stories from on the web and around the world … To read the story click here


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Family Fun Events in The Skanner News Community Calendar

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