The Skanner News - Northwest http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:13:03 -0800 MYOB en-gb info@theskanner.com (The Skanner News) Jefferson and Roosevelt Make Highest Leaps in Graduation Rates http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23529-jefferson-and-roosevelt-make-highest-leaps-in-graduation-rates-2 http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23529-jefferson-and-roosevelt-make-highest-leaps-in-graduation-rates-2 School’s across Oregon see gains across the board   

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donovan@theskanner.com (Donovan M. Smith) Northwest Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:44:02 -0800
Advocates Push for Culturally Relevant Education http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23527-advocates-push-for-culturally-relevant-education http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23527-advocates-push-for-culturally-relevant-education Know Your City, Teaching With Purpose push to include more diverse stories in education   

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arashi@theskanner.com (Arashi Young) Northwest Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:12:24 -0800
Deputies on Leave After Shooting in Clackamas County http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23525-deputies-on-leave-after-shooting-in-clackamas-county http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23525-deputies-on-leave-after-shooting-in-clackamas-county 19-year-old Christopher Kalonji died after officers were called to assist with a mental health crisis 

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christen@theskanner.com (Christen McCurdy) Northwest Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:19:48 -0800
Gaps in Teacher Effectiveness Hurt Young, Minority Students http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23522-gaps-in-teacher-effectiveness-hurt-young-minority-students http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23522-gaps-in-teacher-effectiveness-hurt-young-minority-students Only about half of second-graders from households earning less than $50,000 have access to highly educated teachers 

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jim@marketingportland.com (By Freddie Allen, NNPA News Wire Senior Correspondent) Northwest Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:04:25 -0800
Portland Exhibit Features NW Artists of African Ancestry http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23518-portland-exhibit-features-nw-artists-of-african-ancestry http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23518-portland-exhibit-features-nw-artists-of-african-ancestry Onyx Arts brings fine arts show to federal building starting Feb.11  

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jim@marketingportland.com (The Skanner News) Northwest Sat, 30 Jan 2016 17:55:29 -0800
Crews Break Ground to Save Historic Mississippi Avenue Property http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23516-crews-break-ground-to-save-historic-mississippi-avenue-property http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23516-crews-break-ground-to-save-historic-mississippi-avenue-property $40,000 in fines still loom over the building, one of the last remaining Black-owned properties on the street   

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donovan@theskanner.com (Donovan M. Smith) Northwest Thu, 28 Jan 2016 20:08:08 -0800
Addressing Islamophobia http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23515-addressing-islamophobia http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23515-addressing-islamophobia Community speaks out in the face of bigoted fear against the world’s fastest growing religion   

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donovan@theskanner.com (Donovan M. Smith) Northwest Thu, 28 Jan 2016 19:51:07 -0800
Holdouts in Oregon Siege Offer to Leave if None Are Charged http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23514-holdouts-in-oregon-siege-offer-to-leave-if-none-are-charged http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23514-holdouts-in-oregon-siege-offer-to-leave-if-none-are-charged One of the last holdouts in the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge said the remaining occupiers will leave if none of them will be arrested   

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Northwest Thu, 28 Jan 2016 19:17:27 -0800
Facing Race: The 2015 Racial Equity Legislative Report http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23511-facing-race-the-2015-racial-equity-legislative-report http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23511-facing-race-the-2015-racial-equity-legislative-report The report highlights an impressive year of racial equity progress from the state legislature   

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arashi@theskanner.com (Arashi Young) Northwest Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:56:47 -0800
Arrests of Oregon Standoff Leaders Leaves 1 Person Dead http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23509-arrests-of-oregon-standoff-leaders-leaves-1-person-dead http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23509-arrests-of-oregon-standoff-leaders-leaves-1-person-dead One of the occupiers was killed by officers during a traffic stop and eight others were arrested   

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Northwest Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:35:51 -0800
Tracy Morgan: Back from the Edge and Returning to Stand-up http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23508-tracy-morgan-back-from-the-edge-and-returning-to-stand-up http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23508-tracy-morgan-back-from-the-edge-and-returning-to-stand-up Former ’30 Rock,’ ‘SNL’ star talks about his first tour after a gruesome 2014 accident that killed a friend and nearly cost him his life 

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jim@marketingportland.com (FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer) Northwest Tue, 26 Jan 2016 18:04:43 -0800
Armed Group to Tear Up Contracts to Protest Federal Land Policy http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23502-armed-group-to-tear-up-contracts-to-protest-federal-land-policy http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23502-armed-group-to-tear-up-contracts-to-protest-federal-land-policy Ammon Bundy turned down private meeting with FBI because he wanted media presence    

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jim@marketingportland.com (KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press) Northwest Sat, 23 Jan 2016 14:08:55 -0800
Foreclosure Crisis Lingers in the Black Community http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23501-foreclosure-crisis-lingers-in-the-black-community http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23501-foreclosure-crisis-lingers-in-the-black-community The NAACP sued against big banks for unfair lending in 2007 - but gaps in homeownership and wealth persist 

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christen@theskanner.com (Avis Thomas Lester, Urban News Service) Northwest Fri, 22 Jan 2016 19:51:17 -0800
Bonner Speaks at MLK Breakfast http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23500-bonner-speaks-at-mlk-breakfast http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23500-bonner-speaks-at-mlk-breakfast Civil rights lawyer talks about the Civil Rights Movement, nonviolence and coming together

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christen@theskanner.com (Christen McCurdy) Northwest Thu, 21 Jan 2016 20:47:16 -0800
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23496-january-is-glaucoma-awareness-month http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/23496-january-is-glaucoma-awareness-month African Americans are five times more likely to develop the progressive eye disease

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arashi@theskanner.com (Arashi Young) Northwest Thu, 21 Jan 2016 18:21:34 -0800