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The Skanner Breaking News Nov. 24, 2014

Driving While Black: the App

Slated for launch in December, it will provide drivers with information about their rights, tips for parents to teach their children about driving and simulations that run through police traffic stop scenarios… For all the information click here


For-Profit Prison Companies Foster ‘Treatment Industrial Complex’

Criminal justice advocates worry about the impact that private prison corporations will have on rehabilitative efforts as for-profit companies evolve to take advantage of new sentencing reforms and potential markets created by those changes… To read the whole story click here


More Step Up in Daimler Trucking Discrimination Suit

Bureau of Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian says this is the first year that there’s been substantial evidence of a pervasive hostile work environment at the trucking giant… To read all about it click here


'Wake of Vanport' Documentary Adds Dec. 14 Event

NPMTC plans to continue the Vanport Multimedia Project into 2015… To check the details click here


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The Skanner Breaking News Nov 20, 2014

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'Wake of Vanport' Draws Standing Room Audience

NPMTC’s collection of Vanport oral history multimedia productions screened on Saturday, Nov. 15 to a packed hall at the Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church in North Portland… For all the information click here


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Democrats Did Not Invest Wisely in Black Candidates

That’s right, in a year featuring a record number of African Americans running for Congress and statewide, not a dime was spent on a Black candidate for Congress until the 11th hour… To read the whole story click here


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Olivia Ashley Reed on 'Mamma Mia!'

The show will be at the Keller auditorium from Nov. 25 -30 and heads to Washington State next year where it will play in Kennewick, Spokane, Yakima, Seattle and Bellingham… To read the interview click here


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Books: 'The Colorization of America' by Jeff Chang

With the help of a dizzying mix of evocative essays, anecdotes, quotes, quips and eye-catching cartoons and photographs, Chang amply illustrates what he refers to as America’s post-racial paradox… To find out more click here


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The Skanner Breaking News Nov. 17, 2014

EDITORIAL: What’s on Our Holiday Wish List? Immigration Reform

President Obama needs to push forward with his executive order on immigration. With a stroke of his pen he can accomplish what Congress will never do … To find out more click here


King County Council to Raise Awareness of Safe-Haven for Babies

Baby Kimball Doe died after being left in this wooded spot just a half mile from a hospital -- now a task force is looking for ways to educate more people about how they can safely surrender a newborn…For all the information click here


Oregon Bar Celebrates Progress in Diversity

The unveiling this month of a new exhibit detailing the history of the Oregon State Bar shows that the association -- over a century old -- is more diverse than it has ever been… To read the whole story click here


Non-Profits Fundraise to Buy Strip Club

For over 12 years, the Sugar Shack strip club has operated directly across from two community centers, children’s bus stops, pediatric health clinics, and hundreds of units of affordable housing…For all the story click here


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The Skanner Breaking News, Nov. 13, 2014

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Enroll Now for Health Insurance: Here’s How

Nov. 15, marks year two of the Affordable Care Act's open enrollment season ensuring every U.S. citizen has healthcare coverage… For all the information click here


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Dancers Host Fundraiser for Birth Initiative

Portland's Groovin' High Steppers hold a weekend-long benefit for the family support program… To read the whole story click here


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Bothell Professor Chosen as a History Maker

UW Bothell physicist and first chancellor Warren Buck is one of a select group of African Americans who have made substantive contributions in their fields… To read all about it click here


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Larry Morgan: Troutdale's Newest City Council Member

The Skanner News interviews Morgan about his life, career, and plans for the future… To check the details click here


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UnCut Funk Museum Celebrates Retro Cartoons

“Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition,” commemorates the 40th anniversaries of 1970's Saturday morning cartoons that featured positive Black characters for the first time in television history… To read more click here


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The Skanner Breaking News Nov. 10, 2014

Our Veterans: Not Just One Day, but a Lasting Commitment

‘Our leaders hold that they take us into war with veterans in mind. I have to trust that it’s true. But I ask that they demand that as we pay for war, we plan and pay for the outcomes we know will follow’… For all the information click here


NW Parks Free for Day Use Nov. 8-11 to Honor Veterans

Day-use fees at most U.S. Forest Service recreation sites in Oregon and Washington will be waived on Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 8-11, 2014 to celebrate Veterans Day… To read the whole story click here


The South: Solid Once Again -- for Republicans

With the walloping Republicans gave Democrats in the midterm elections, the GOP stands one Louisiana Senate runoff away from completely controlling Southern politics from the Carolinas to Texas … To read all about it click here


Kalauna Carter: HBCU All Star

De La Salle North Catholic alumnus Kalauna Carter this year was named an HBCU All-Star by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities… To check the details click here


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