02-21-2017  4:47 am      •     

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VANCOUVER, Wash.—The Gifford Pinchot National Forest will host three Kids' Fishing Day Clinics on June 10 as part of its 18th annual observance of National Fishing Week.

Parents are encouraged to bring their children for these free fishing clinics and a host of other family-oriented, fun activities.

"This is an opportunity for kids of all ages to have a good time, catch a few fish and learn more about their environment," said Forest Supervisor Claire Lavendel.


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Felicia Loud & the Soul are on the bill at the Newcomers Fair.

The Discover Seattle Newcomers Fair is a free community resource for Seattle's new residents — with a special outreach to communities of color.

The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 10, in the Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion, 305 Harrison St.


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CORVALLIS—What's in a name? Maybe plenty if you want to rent an apartment.

An Oregon State University survey found that an ethnic-sounding name can be a factor in whether an applicant gets an apartment.

The study, co-authored by William Loges, an OSU assistant professor in new media communications and sociology, sought and found differences in replies to online housing inquiries from people with names associated with Caucasians, Arabs and Blacks.

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Despite a less-than-stellar economy and a scarce job market, North and Northeast Port-land residents Amanda Salama and Molly Kline are choosing to start their own business.

The two 26-year-olds who have college degrees and professional experience, made the decision despite the risks — they have opened Ink Promotions.


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Hundreds of Black elected officials descended on Portland over the weekend of May 31 to June 2 to attend the Region X conference of Blacks in Government Inc.

 


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Caroline Sue Allen Passes Away at 57Services for Caroline Sue Allen were held June 7 at Emanuel…


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2006 Breakfast InformationFor tickets e-mail mlkbreakfast@theskanner.com or come to The…


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Vancouver, Washington

PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF THE COLUMBIA/WILLAMETTE seeks Patient Services Staff members for Vancouver…


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Matt Essieh

Matt Essieh immigrated to Oregon in 1980 to attend Southern Oregon State University. Now, the one-time immigrant is an American citizen with a company that employs 21 people and does business nationwide.

His Beaverton-based business, EAI Information Systems, creates computerized systems for banks, brokers and insurance companies to help clients make and keep track of their investments.


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Author and storyteller Baba Wague Diakite, left, is joined by Ghanaian master drummer Obo Addy, center, and his band, Okropong, at the May 25 Africa Culture Night and Benefit at Jackson Middle School.


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