02 06 2016
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Vancouver branch President Earl Ford presents The Skanner Publisher Bernie Foster, left, with the 2006 NAACP Diversity Leadership Award.

The Vancouver branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People recently honored citizens who have made an outstanding contribution to their community.


Construction is under way at the corner of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Fremont Street on a commercial/retail development. Planned by the Portland Development Commission, the project is at the site of the old King Market and is envisioned to be a "gateway" for inner Northeast Portland.

Although construction has already begun on the redevelopment of the old King Market site at the corner of Northeast Fremont Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, neighbors will conduct a ceremonial "ground breaking" next week.


Only this year's sophomores will learn right away how they did on test

This year's high school sophomores will find out how they did on the Washington Assessment of Student Learning before they leave for summer break, but everyone else will have to wait until September to find out how much progress the class of 2008 is making toward meeting the state's new graduation requirement.


Gathering of Black elected women is the first in the Northwest

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Former U.S. Senator and vice presidential candidate John Edwards will deliver the keynote address at The National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women's annual legislative conference breakfast.

The breakfast is scheduled for June 29 at the Lloyd Center DoubleTree Hotel, 1000 N.E. Multnomah St. The conference runs from June 29 through July 2 at the same location.

The three-day event is open to the public and features speakers and workshops surrounding the topics of emergency preparedness, health, education, transportation, energy and economic development.


A new Web site, called the"Gas Price Reporter," will enable Oregonians to report evidence that suggests unlawful conduct in gasoline pricing.

The Web site also provides information on how gas prices are set and regulated, links to conservation strategies and information about tax credits for projects that reduce energy use in transportation. It invites Oregonians to help detect unlawful conspiracies in gasoline pricing.


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