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Tim Burgess Inaugurated as 55th Mayor of Seattle

Burgess, a former radio journalist, served as Seattle City Councilmember from 2008 to 2017 ...

Mobile Mammography Van Comes to Health Fair, Oct. 7

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Humboldt Sewer Repair Project Update: September 15, 2017

Environmental Services continues a project to repair more than 3 miles of public sewer pipes ...

NAACP Portland Branch Invites Community to Monthly General Membership Meeting

Meeting takes place from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 ...

Portland to Launch Online Platform to Ease Rental Applications

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Jeff Trades an Unknown Known for a Known Known

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We Must Have A New Poor People's Campaign and Moral Revival

Bishop William J. Barber II pens an exclusive op-ed about the need for a New Poor People's Campaign and Moral Revival. ...

Rebuilding the Gulf Coast, Preparing for the Next Harvey

Bill Fletcher talks about impact of Hurricane Harvey on poor workers on the the Gulf Coast. ...

It’s Time for Congress to Pass a Hurricane Harvey Emergency Funding Package

Congressional Black Caucus Members talk about recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey ...



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By The Skanner News

Maranatha Church to Host Mayoral Forum on Social Justice March 10

The Maranatha Church will host a Mayoral Forum on Social Justice March 10 at 4222 Northeast 12th Avenue. Doors open at 6 p.m., program begins at 6:30 and will run about 2 hours.

Invite your friends, family and colleagues to the March 10 event with this link - https://pdx-mayor.eventbrite.com

The event will feature three hosts and three candidates:

  • Jules Bailey - candidate for mayor
  • Israel Bayer - Street Roots
  • Jo Ann Hardesty - NAACP - Portland Branch
  • Sarah Iannarone - candidate for mayor
  • Jason Renaud - Mental Health Association of Portland
  • Ted Wheeler - candidate for mayor

Event co-sponsors include KBOO Community Radio 90.7, First Unitarian Church, McKenzie River Gathering, Mental Health Association of Portland, NAACP - Portland Branch, Maranatha Church, Street Roots, Portland Women's Crisis Line, ACLU of Oregon, The Skanner Newspaper, In Other Words Feminist Community Center.

Candidates have been invited who form a campaign committee and raise $5000 by March 1, 2016.


KGW Launches Food Drive

The thirteenth annual KGW Great Food Drive is underway for the month of March. The KGW Great Food Drive is a major public service campaign that addresses hunger issues in communities throughout Oregon and southwest Washington. The goal is to collect enough food and cash to provide more than 800,000 pounds of food for local area residents.

Throughout the month, KGW, Tillamook Cheese, U.S. Bank and local Toyota Dealers will strive to help supply the Oregon Food Bank Network with essential food to be distributed to its network of 21 regional food banks and more than 950 hunger relief agencies across Oregon and Clark County, Washington. Donations can be made in several ways:

• Purchase Tillamook cheese. Tillamook will donate a portion of proceeds from any size or variety of Tillamook Cheese purchased during the month of March in Oregon and Clark County, Washington.
• Donate 10 or more cans of food at any participating local Toyota dealership and receive $10 off a parts or service visit.
• Make a cash or food donation at any participating U.S. Bank.
• Make a cash donation at participating Safeway and Albertsons stores.
• Donate funds online. Visit www.kgw.com/food for complete details.


North Portland Library Announces March Computer Classes

The North Portland branch of the Multnomah County Library will offer the following computer classes in March:

Finding Accurate Health Information Online*
This hands-on computer class will help you go online to find resources and information on health-related issues.
Fri March 4, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Get to Know Your Android Smart Phone*
Bring your questions, your library card info, & charged Android Smart Phone.
Wed, March 9, 10:30am-12:30pm

Gone Blogging*
A blog (web log) is a great way to share your knowledge, practice writing, and express yourself.
Sun, March 13 and 27, 2:30-4:30 pm

Facebook 1*
Get started with Facebook.
Mon, March 14, 5:30-7:30 pm

Spreadsheets 2*
Take the next step with spreadsheets.
Wed, March 16, 11 am-1 pm

Securely Shop, Surf and Socialize Online*
Introduction to online safety.
Fri, March 18, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Make a Basic Website*
Learn how to build a basic website using Google Sites.
Mon, March 21, 5:30-7:30 pm

Beginning Computers & Internet*
Intro to using computers & the Internet.
Mon, March 28, 5:30-7:30 pm

*See online description for individual class requirements.

Computer Help Lab
For one-on-one assistance with computer/technology questions, help with resumes and other projects we have the Computer Lab. The lab has a scanner and color printer, and options for free faxing through the internet. The Lab is open during the following hours:
Monday/Tuesday 1-5pm
Wednesday/Friday 1-3:30pm
Saturday 1:30-4:30 (except March 19)

Tech Help
You can now book individual technology help time with the Computer Lab Coordinator.


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