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The Skanner Breaking News Sept. 22, 2014

Census Bureau: Wages Up for Black Men, Down for Black Women

The Black-White income gap narrowed in 2013 with Black men who worked full-time, year-round experiencing the greatest gain in earnings among all adult workers, according to the current population reports on income and poverty released by the Census Bureau… For all the information click here


Voz Organizer Claims Sanctuary in Augustana Lutheran Church

Immigrant workers rights advocate Francisco Aguirre has taken sanctuary in Augustana Lutheran Church in Northeast Portland, after ICE agents came to his door early Friday… To read the whole story click here


You are Invited to Have a Say in Portland's Plans for Affordable Housing

Portland wants your input on how to spend more than $20 million earmarked for affordable housing. Attend one of three meetings to have your say… To read all about it click here


Seattle to Drop all Tickets for Public Use of Marijuana

Seattle's elected prosecutor said Monday he's dropping all tickets issued for the public use of marijuana through the first seven months of this year, because most of them were issued by a single police officer who disagrees with the legal pot law… To check the details click here


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The Skanner Breaking News Sept. 18, 2014

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Justice 4 Youth: Group Wants Reform of Oregon’s Measure 11 Law

The Justice 4 Youth campaigners may have a difficult fight ahead of them. Oregon District Attorneys are mobilizing to oppose any changes to the law… For all the information click here


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Oregon Minimum Wage Inches Up – Advocates Agree, Not Enough

The Oregon Center for Public Policy gave the state a pat on the back for tying the wage floor to the cost of living but stressed that poverty wages hurt the state’s economy in the long run… To read the whole story click here


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REACH Buys Senior Complex in Boise-Elliot for Renovation

The housing nonprofit announced a deal to preserve 64 senior citizen apartments at low rents locked in for the next 60 years… To read all about it click here


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US Wealth Gap Putting the Squeeze on State Economies

The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has been matched by a slowdown in state tax revenue… To check the details click here


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The Skanner Breaking News Sept 15, 2014

New Focus on Minority Voting After Brown’s Death

In the most recent city election in April, only 1,484 of Ferguson's 12,096 registered voters cast ballots, easily re-electing the mayor…. For all the information click here


Hurdles for Obama Health Law in 2nd Sign-Up Season

The new sign-up period could expose underlying problems with the law itself that are less easily fixed than a computer system…. To read the whole story click here


King County Sheriffs Abandon Chokehold After Community Expresses Outrage

Seattle King County NAACP and community members argued against the use of the restraint at a forum held by the Sheriff’s Office… To read all about it click here


Wealth Gap Report Paints Grim Picture for Oregon

A new report showing that rising income inequality could negatively affect state tax revenue comes amid a push by Gov. John Kitzhaber, legislative Democrats and others to overhaul Oregon's tax code… To check the details click here


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The Skanner Breaking News September 11, 2014

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Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness Groups Mobilize

Community health advocates as well as families in Oregon and Washington are working to step up their outreach to new generations of sickle cell sufferers as well as potential blood and bone marrow donors … For all the information click here


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Sen. Shields Hopes New Oregon Law on Racial Impact Statements Will Prevent Bad Policy Decisions

Passed July 2013, Oregon's law allows two lawmakers from different parties to request a racial impact statement before the Legislature votes on a new criminal justice or child welfare bill … To read the whole story click here


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Seattle Settles Out of Court in Malaika Brooks Case

The City settled for $45,000 with the local mother over the 2004 triple-Tasing incident that left the then-eight months pregnant motorist face-down, handcuffed on the sidewalk in front of her child’s school … To read all about it click here


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Indictment Charges Man in Shooting of Durieul Harris

Xavier Bolden is charged with one count of murder and additional counts of attempted aggravated murder for shooting that shut down the Fontaine Bleau nightclub… To read more click here


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Spike Lee’s Classic Film ‘Do the Right Thing’ Screened with Race Forum

The Hollywood Theatre this month offers Spike Lee’s classic followed by a panel discussion on race featuring author, filmmaker and scholar David Walker with comedian Sean Jordan, hosted by Jason Lam… To check the details click here


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The Skanner Breaking News Sept. 8, 2014

WWI Hellfighter Closer to Winning Medal of Honor

Henry Lincoln Johnson is another step closer to being the second black WWI hero to be awarded the nation’s highest military honor…For all the information click here


Inside Wapato Jail Filmmakers Produce Drama about Solitary Prisoner

Ramon Hamilton and Jennifer Fischer say they hope to turn the show, 'The wHole,' into a series, and shoot it in Wapato…To read the whole story click here


Black Lawyers to Challenge Police Brutality in 25 Cities

Pamela Meanes called police brutality the new civil rights issue of this era, an issue that disproportionately impacts the Black community… To read all about it click here


Commentary: Can Oregon Be a Leader on Expanding Rights Again? By Margaret Carter

'I’ve heard all of the arguments surrounding measure 90 and am now supporting it…'  To check the details click here


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