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The Skanner Breaking News September 2, 2014

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Beyond Ferguson: Time for Young Black Leaders

During a rousing, standing-room only town hall discussion dedicated to the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and police killings of young, Black men across the nation, Ron Daniels declared ‘a state of emergency in Black America’… For all the information click here


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Lakeitha Elliot Resigns as Chair of the Multnomah County Democrats

Elliot says she left after months of trying and failing to work with some longtime party activists who never embraced her leadership… To read the whole story click here


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Emergency Preparedness Plans Marginalize Blacks

This September marks the 10th anniversary for National Preparedness Month. And when it comes to emergency situations, Black communities tend to be among the most vulnerable and least prepared… To read all about it click here


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Portland DOJ Settlement: Judge Simon Rules City Must Give Annual Report to Court

Among the reforms underway, the city must create a crisis-intervention team, expand its mobile crisis units from a single vehicle to one vehicle per precinct and complete investigations of officer misconduct within 180 days… To check the details click here


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The Skanner Breaking News August 28, 2014

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City Inks Alberta Street Grocery Deal with Natural Grocers

The streetcorner lot that once tore communities apart will be the home of Golden, Colo.-based Natural Grocers, an affordable-priced chain known for 'free nutrition education and healthy food' … To read more click here


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15th Annual Job Gap Report: Wages are Down and the Cost of Living is Up

While the campaign for a $15 minimum wage takes root across the country, a new report underscores just how meager that wage really is for families… For all the information click here


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Community Cycling Center Boosts Outreach

Group makes history with new East County and violence prevention projects… To read the whole story click here


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Are You Ready for the LOVE Challenge?

Portlander James Crittenden Sr. says it's time to Let Our Vengeance End… To read all about it click here


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EDITORIAL: Road Users Should Pay for Portland's Street Repairs

Portland's proposed street fee is a regressive tax which will burden low-income families … To read the editorial click here


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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 an obituary.


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The Skanner Breaking News August 25, 2014

 Forgotten Riot that Rocked City Hall

It wasn’t the first riot in Portland, but the 1998 protests outside Chief of Police Charles Moose’s home triggered what many hoped would be a more meaningful police accountability system; those hopes so far have proven to be elusive even today…For all the information click here


From ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ to ‘Hands Up, Vote’

Citizens in Ferguson, Mo., a community that is at least 2/3 African American, only vote at a rate of about 12 percent – about a third of their representation in the population. That is a terrible reality that must now change…To read the whole story click here


Differences in Black and White

Public opinion polls confirm a fact that has been documented in instances ranging from the O.J. Simpson verdict to recent events in Ferguson: When it comes to race, Blacks and Whites largely view events through a different set of lenses… To read all about it click here


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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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