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The Skanner Breaking News Oct 20, 2014

U.S. Trails More than 100 Countries in Voter Turnout

Today’s efforts to suppress the Black vote mirror similar actions in the 1800s … For all the information click here


Report: Raising Minimum Wages Would Benefit Economy

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would likely save taxpayers $39 billion in spending on safety net programs per year, according to a new issue brief by the Economic Policy Institute… To read the whole story click here


Better People Closes Doors but Plans to Return with Stronger Long-Term Plan

Better People opened in 1998 to help former inmates overcome barriers to becoming productive stable members of society … To read all about it click here


Lennon Lacy’s Death Recalls Emmett Till’s

Black Americans old enough to recall the shock of seeing and hearing what had happened to Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955 are sure to get a fresh whiff of the atrocity in learning about the tragedy of Lennon Lacy in Bladenboro, N.C. … To check the details click here


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The Skanner Breaking News Oct. 16, 2014

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Support These Measures on the Nov. 4 Ballot

Systematic attacks on voting rights around the country, alongside exploding issues of street violence and racial justice, are bringing the public focus firmly to the ballot as a tool for making our communities better places to live and work… For all the information click here


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Report: Achievement Gap Linked to High Absence Rates

Oregon’s student absence rates are the fourth worst in the nation, with children of color and poor children most affected… To read the whole story click here


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Seattle Mayor Sued Over Race

Despite his strongly touted Campaign for Racial Equality, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s firing of spokeswoman Rosalind Brazel has triggered a tort claim against the city for racial discrimination, calling for $1 million in damages.… To read all about it click here


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Seattle Interactive Conference Brings ‘Makers’ to WSCC

The signature event spans and connects issues from entrepreneurship to design and development, as well as personal growth… To check the details click here


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New Online Order Form to Place a Wedding Announcement for Print or Web

We now have online classified ad and announcement ordering for your convenience. Place your ad or announcement in print, online or both using our new quick and easy form… Click here to purchase a wedding announcement.


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The Skanner Breaking News Oct 13, 2014

Editorial: More Heads Need to Roll at Veterans Administration

The culture of the Veterans Administration won’t change unless everyone who did wrong is held accountable. Every manager responsible for falsifying reports for their own personal gain should be fired… For all the information click here


Should White Mom Be Paid For Brown Baby Mistake?

The case has set off an extraordinary discussion touching on sensitive issues of race, motherhood, sexuality and justice, though the debate begins with one basic premise: You should get what you pay for… To read the whole story click here


Governor Kitzhaber's Partner Cylvia Hayes Confesses to Breaking Law

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is considered the front-runner in next month's election, but his fiancee's stunning admission that she was paid to illegally marry an immigrant in 1997 — plus other allegations about her — have suddenly complicated the race… To read all about it click here


Kam Williams Reviews ‘Dear White People’

A delightful dissection of the Ivy League that stirs the pot in the way most folks mean when they a call for a national discussion of race… To check the details click here


 

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The Skanner Breaking News Oct. 9, 2014

 

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Portland to Say Farewell to Police Chief Reese and Welcome Chief O'Dea

Community relationships should be at the heart of police work, says new Chief Larry O’Dea… For all the information click here


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Portland: Two More Chances to Speak Up on Affordable Housing

The events are held in a group discussion format, with participants asked to share their stories about housing and their ideas for what is needed… To read the whole story click here


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Garfield High School Rape Case Moves Toward Settlement

The proposed $700,000 settlement with the girl’s family goes before the school board for approval on Oct. 15… To read all about it click here


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Development Wraps Black History and Career Education into Preservation Project

A corner lot on Northeast Martin Luther King Boulevard at Shaver Street is on track to become a soul food cart court and an education center where youth can learn about Black History… To check the details click here


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Northwest November Ballots: From Gun Control to Retail Cannabis

It is without a doubt going to be a big Election Night on Nov. 4, with far-reaching ballot measures sure to lure big voter turnouts in both Oregon and Washington… To read more click here


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The Skanner Breaking News Oct. 5, 2014

 

Linda Hornbuckle, Blues Diva, 1955-2014

Services are Oct. 14 at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland… For all the information click here


 

Michelle Obama Back on Campaign Trail to Help Democrats this November

Democrats are clamoring for her to campaign with them even as they avoid appearing with the president, whose job approval rating has sunk to the low 40s… To read the whole story click here


Oregon Sanctions Portland Public Schools Over Discipline for Black Special Education Students

Oregon Department of Education has sanctioned Portland Public Schools for disciplining Black special education students at a higher rate than white students… To read all about it click here


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NCAA’s Anti-Celebration Rule is Unfair and Should be Dropped

Oregon was one of the leading contenders to make college football's new four-team playoff, but those chances might have gone up in smoke because a player had the nerve to get caught up in the excitement of making a huge play with a polite gesture toward his own fans… To check the details click here


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