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The Skanner Breaking News August 21, 2014

Franklin High Student Chosen for Exclusive LEDA Scholars Program

The high school senior spent seven weeks on the Princeton campus learning about colleges, financial aid, and academic research and writing… For all the information click here


Organ Donation: Why African Americans Should Sign Up

One woman tells her story of survival through another person's sacrifice… To read the whole story click here


Metro Transit Rolls Out Reduced Fare Program

King County Metro Transit commuters who earn up to 200 percent of the poverty level qualify for reduced fares starting next spring… To read all about it click here


US Marine Corps Upholds Life Sentence for Murder of Ivy Harris

US Marine Corps Upholds Life Sentence for Murder of Ivy Harris Master Sgt. Nathaniel Cosby was convicted in April of murder in the 2013 killing of "Ivy" Harris in a Waikiki hotel room… To read more click here


Serendipity Players Present Crumbs From the Table of Joy

US Marine Corps Upholds Life Sentence for Murder of Ivy Harris Last weekend of shows for Lynn Nottage’s play produced in Vancouver, Wash… To read about the show click here


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The Skanner Breaking News August 18, 2014

Ferguson Residents Question Credibility of Investigation into Shooting

The U.S. Justice Department is conducting a separate civil rights investigation, which could mean there are two decisions about whether to charge Wilson, who is white.…For all the information click here


Commentary: Why Would a Police Chief Incite Violence in His Own Streets?

Chief Jackson is a local police authority pushed aside by federal and state officials and he is fighting back – against the public safety of his own city and ultimately all of us…To read the whole story click here


Three Portland Shootings Sunday Leave a Young Mom Dead and Four Men Injured

Police say they are unsure if two of the shootings were related but they suspect those involved have gang connections… To read all about it click here


Portland City Club to Discuss November Ballot Initiatives Wednesday

Committees of volunteers have spent months studying the impact of nine proposed initiatives and produced reports on each of them… To check the details click here


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On our website, under Entertainment, click on Crossword Puzzle,  or Soduko Puzzle.  Ten fresh puzzles each week. If you just can’t guess that word, just tell it to fill it in for you!




The Skanner Breaking News August 14, 2014

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Tuskegee Airman Lt. Colonel Edward P. Drummond, Jr. 1926-2014

He was a member of the last official class of the Tuskegee Program that trained African American pilots for combat duty in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II… To read more click here


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EDITORIAL: Veterans' Deaths Demand Prosecutions

Those responsible for hiding the truth and allowing waiting lists to grow to the point veterans died without medical treatment should be prosecuted… To read from the publisher click here


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Mayors' Task Force Unveils Bold Agenda Against Inequality

Northwest Mayors, including Portland's Charlie Hales, Tacoma's Marilyn Strickland and Seattle's Ed Murray, are at forefront of the Cities of Opportunity equity efforts… To read all about it click here


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Portland's ‘Enough is Enough’ Targets Community Silence on Gang Violence

“What we hope is to have folks feel safe enough to say: ‘Somebody has information that could help,’” says Youth Violence Prevention Director Antoinette Edwards… To see more click here


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Opinion: Small-Time Marijuana Arrests Have Big-Time Consequences

Our current approach to dealing with marijuana in Oregon is failing us. Nowhere is it more apparent than in our communities of color… To read the details click here



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The Skanner Breaking News August 11, 2014

Homeless Los Angeles Woman Speaks About Beating

Marlene Pinnock spoke out Sunday about the beating that became a viral video. Pinnock was punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrolman in an incident that has left her with slurred speech. …For all the information click here


Fury in Missouri After Police Shoot Unarmed 18-Year-Old

Violence erupted after a candlelight vigil for Michael Brown, 18, who was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The Department of Justice has opened a civil rights investigation into the shooting. Watch video where witness tells what she saw.…To read the whole story click here


Portland-Metro News and Events for August 8 through September

Join the "Enough is Enough" campaign to end violence which holds its first meeting August 18. And check out the next event from Portland African American Leadership Forum's "We are Black. We are..." campaign.… To read all about it click here


Toyota's Buckle Up Campaign With Cincinnati Childrens' Hospital Aims to Save Lives

Black and Hispanic children are at greater risk of injury and death because they are 10 times less likely to be strapped into a child safety seat when in a car. The "Buckle Up for Life" campaign wants to help parents fix the problem. … To check the details click here


Marion Deloris DuBoise Johnson : Oct. 1934 - July 2014

Johnson was a teacher who taught diversity to all her students and was known for her classroom displays.… To check the details click here

 


Have fun with our interactive Crossword and Soduko puzzles

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The Skanner Breaking News August 7, 2014

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Providence Offers Help in Coping with the Death of a Loved One

Providence Health & Services grief specialist Anne Kister spoke with The Skanner News about their ongoing free-of-charge grief support programs – available in Oregon as well as Washington State -- and how the emotional pain from the death of someone close to you can be helped, if not cured… For all the information click here


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State Supreme Court Amps Up Washington School Funding Fight

Now the Court is threatening to punish the Legislature for missing its April 30 deadline for coming up with a “complete plan” outlining where the education money will come from – and even children’s rights advocates are pushing back against the possibility that essential state services will be cut to bolster education… To read the whole story click here


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Ethical Issue: Who Gets Experimental Ebola Drug?

The use of an experimental drug to treat two Americans diagnosed with Ebola is raising ethical questions about who gets first access to unproven new therapies for the deadly disease… To read all about it click here


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Bank of America Nears $16-$17B Settlement Over Mortgage Wrongdoing

The deal with the bank, which must still be finalized, would be the largest Justice Department settlement by far arising from the economic meltdown in which millions of Americans lost their homes to foreclosure… To read the details click here


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