The Skanner News - The Skanner Editorials http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials Fri, 22 May 2015 17:57:47 -0700 MYOB en-gb info@theskanner.com (The Skanner News) The Skanner News Endorsements for Multnomah County Special Elections http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/22700-the-skanner-news-endorsements-for-multnomah-county-special-elections http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/22700-the-skanner-news-endorsements-for-multnomah-county-special-elections Check out our recommendations for Portland Public Schools Board, MESD and PCC Board. Don't forget to VOTE!   

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The Skanner Editorials Thu, 07 May 2015 17:00:09 -0700
Editorial: Republicans’ Iran Meddling is Treason http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/22559-editorial-republicans-iran-meddling-is-treason http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/22559-editorial-republicans-iran-meddling-is-treason Secretary of State John Kerry has closed a deal with Iran that has observers wondering if he’ll win the Nobel Prize. But it almost failed

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The Skanner Editorials Thu, 02 Apr 2015 18:51:43 -0700
EDITORIAL: Being Ambitious is No Crime http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/22535-editorial-being-ambitious-is-no-crime http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/22535-editorial-being-ambitious-is-no-crime  The Skanner News Editorial board defends the work of Loretta Smith   

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jim@marketingportland.com (The Skanner News Editorial Board) The Skanner Editorials Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:02:18 -0700
EDITORIAL: What’s on Our Holiday Wish List? Immigration Reform http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/22134-what-s-on-our-holiday-wish-list-immigration-reform http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/22134-what-s-on-our-holiday-wish-list-immigration-reform President Obama should sign an executive order that prevents families from being split up   

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The Skanner Editorials Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:52:39 -0800
Drop Off Your Ballot and Make Your Vote Count: Full List of Ballot Drop-Off Sites http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/21992-the-skanner-news-elections-endorsements-support-these-measures-on-the-nov-4-ballot http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/21992-the-skanner-news-elections-endorsements-support-these-measures-on-the-nov-4-ballot VOTE: Tuesday Nov. 4 is last day to have your say on drivers licenses for undocumented drivers; GMO labeling;legalizing marijuana; gun control; Senator and Governor's races....   

 

 

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The Skanner Editorials Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:54:00 -0700
EDITORIAL: Portland Police: A Tough Job But O'Dea Should Be Up to the Task http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/22002-portland-police-a-tough-job-but-o-dea-should-be-up-to-the-task http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/22002-portland-police-a-tough-job-but-o-dea-should-be-up-to-the-task Our opinion on Mayor Hales choice to succeed Chief Reese at the Portland Police Bureau      

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The Skanner Editorials Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:13:13 -0700
Editorial: More Heads Need to Roll at Veterans Administration http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/21967-more-heads-need-to-roll-at-veterans-administration http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/21967-more-heads-need-to-roll-at-veterans-administration Four administrators have been fired but the cultural problems go much deeper    

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bernie@theskanner.com (Bernie Foster) The Skanner Editorials Thu, 09 Oct 2014 22:55:10 -0700
Peacebuilding Requires Persistence and a Commitment to Keep on Trying http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/21541-peacebuilding-requires-persistence-and-a-commitment-to-keep-on-trying http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/21541-peacebuilding-requires-persistence-and-a-commitment-to-keep-on-trying With every death the prospects for peace recede. How many generations must be tainted by violence?

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bernie@theskanner.com (Bernie Foster, Publisher of The Skanner News) The Skanner Editorials Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:52:40 -0700
Always Ask for Permission Before Using Any Name That’s Not Yours http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/21160-always-ask-for-permission-before-using-any-name-that-s-not-yours http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/21160-always-ask-for-permission-before-using-any-name-that-s-not-yours What is a name? Who owns it? Who can use it? What is it worth?

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bernie@theskanner.com (Bernie Foster, Publisher of The Skanner News) The Skanner Editorials Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:18:33 -0700
Jack Graham: Wrongfully Accused http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/21097-jack-graham-wrongfully-accused http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/21097-jack-graham-wrongfully-accused The facts of his case are shocking and point to the fact that a handful of city officials have smeared his professional name using hearsay and a poorly-done 'investigation'

 

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The Skanner Editorials Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:39:27 -0700
The Skanner's Election Endorsements: May 2014 http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/21064-the-skanner-s-election-endorsements-may-2014 http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/21064-the-skanner-s-election-endorsements-may-2014 This year voters are spoiled for choice among a stellar field of candidates for Multnomah County and Portland City Council

 

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The Skanner Editorials Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:04:04 -0700
No Success Without Risk http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/21012-no-success-without-risk http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/21012-no-success-without-risk From all the fuss that’s been made over the closure of Quartet restaurant, you’d think the Titanic had sunk for the second time – not just a restaurant.

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bernie@theskanner.com (Bernie Foster, Publisher of The Skanner News) The Skanner Editorials Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:12:07 -0700
Editorial: Changes to OLCC Must Include Funds for Alcohol Education and Treatment http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/20509-changes-to-olcc-must-include-funds-for-alcohol-education-and-treatment http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/20509-changes-to-olcc-must-include-funds-for-alcohol-education-and-treatment In 2011 Washington State passed a liquor privatization initiative, after a record-setting $20 million campaign. Now the grocery industry wants to privatize spirits sale in Oregon.

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The Skanner Editorials Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:49:10 -0800
Editorial: Controversy Underscores Why Portland Needs a Sustainable Equity Network http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/18857-controversy-underscores-why-portland-needs-a-sustainable-equity-network-2013-06-17 http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/18857-controversy-underscores-why-portland-needs-a-sustainable-equity-network-2013-06-17
Personal failings can translate into institutional prejudices

The Skanner sponsored the event to support the effort to build a sustainable network that will promote equity throughout our community. We believe this controversy simply underscores how necessary that effort is.

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bernie@theskanner.com (By Bernie Foster, Publisher of The Skanner News) The Skanner Editorials Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:08:08 -0700
Editorial: Who Can Be Killed by a Drone? http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/17819-editorial-who-can-be-killed-by-a-drone-2013-03-12 http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/skanner-editorials/17819-editorial-who-can-be-killed-by-a-drone-2013-03-12
Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Ron Wyden show Congress what leadership looks like

America has been using drone warfare to kill targets in Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia. Between 3,000 and 5,000 people – many of them civilians— have been killed in these attacks, including three Americans, one a 16-year-old boy. All of this has occurred with practically no Congressional oversight or public discussion. 

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bernie@theskanner.com (By Bernie Foster, Publisher of The Skanner News) The Skanner Editorials Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:08:24 -0700