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The Wake of Vanport

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Nov. 24, 2016, file photo, University of Portland coach Terry Porter reacts during the team's NCAA college basketball game against UCLA in Fullerton, Calif. Porter is in his first season at coach of the Pilots after some 17 seasons as a player in the NBA, then another 12 as a coach in the league. (Ed Crisostomo/The Orange County Register via AP, File) 

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says the Rip City legend is a great choice for Pilots


Anna Bannana’s coffee shop on Alberta Street in Northeast Portland. Photo by Joe Mabel, CC BY 3.0. 

Project seeks stories from the neighborhood’s history for online repository, markers – and will pay some storytellers 


The ACLU and Oregon Justice Resource Center are fighting on behalf of a defendant who was convicted by a 10-2 jury vote. Oregon is one of only two states allowing non-unanimous convictions of felony defendants.  

Court case challenges 1934 state law that only requires 10-2 vote to convict 



The Seattle Seahawks rolled over the Philadelphia Eagles 26-15, Sunday Nov. 20.


Families without bank accounts are more likely to use nontraditional financial services, including check cashing services that charge fees – but banks and credit unions are offering more tools to reach financially underserved customers. Photo by Doran (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) via Flickr. 

Credit unions seek to tailor their offerings for people who don’t have access to traditional banking services 


Raahi Reddy testified at last week’s meeting of Portland Public School’s board of education. The board passed a resolution last week saying it would not assist immigration officials in finding information about students or families who may be undocumented. Photo courtesy of Portland Public Schools. 

Portland Public Schools voted to make it harder for immigration officials to seek out undocumented students and families


Stephen Bannon, campaign CEO for President-elect Donald Trump, leaves Trump Tower in New York, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. Trump on Sunday named Republican Party chief Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff and conservative media owner Bannon as his top presidential strategist, two men who represent opposite ends of the unsettled GOP. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) 

Sen Jeff Merkley is leading Senate opposition to Stephen Bannon


Jo Ann Hardesty and other community leaders spoke with The Skanner this week about how community organizations are responding to the election of Donald Trump. 

Local community leaders talk about the way forward 


Vanport survivor Betty Deulen speaks to documentary producers 

“The Wake of Vanport,” oral history documentary project will show ten new stories of Vanport survivors 


University of Oregon President Michael Schill speaks at a Black Lives Matter rally at the university in Eugene, Ore., Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP) 

Parents pulled out their student after social media abuse


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