The Skanner Newspaper - The Skanner Editorials Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:33:56 -0800 MYOB en-gb (The Skanner Newspaper) EDITORIAL: What’s on Our Holiday Wish List? Immigration Reform President Obama should sign an executive order that prevents families from being split up   

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 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....   



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 Our opinion on Mayor Hales choice to succeed Chief Reese at the Portland Police Bureau      

The Skanner Editorials Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:13:13 -0700
Editorial: More Heads Need to Roll at Veterans Administration Four administrators have been fired but the cultural problems go much deeper    

]]> (Bernie Foster) The Skanner Editorials Thu, 09 Oct 2014 22:55:10 -0700
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?

]]> (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 What is a name? Who owns it? Who can use it? What is it worth?

]]> (Bernie Foster, Publisher of The Skanner News) The Skanner Editorials Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:18:33 -0700
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'


The Skanner Editorials Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:39:27 -0700
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


The Skanner Editorials Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:04:04 -0700
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.

]]> (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 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.

The Skanner Editorials Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:49:10 -0800
Editorial: Controversy Underscores Why Portland Needs a Sustainable Equity Network
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.

]]> (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?
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. 

]]> (By Bernie Foster, Publisher of The Skanner News) The Skanner Editorials Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:08:24 -0700
Farewell Sam and Good Luck
Mayor Sam Adams clear-sighted leadership will be missed

Mayor Sam Adams is one of the sharpest, most clear-sighted leaders the City has seen in a long time. He will be missed.

]]> (By Bernie Foster Publisher) The Skanner Editorials Fri, 21 Dec 2012 13:10:13 -0800
Editorial: Don't Play Politics with Our Lives
The police union and the arbitrator can't ignore the public

Portland had barely begun to digest the 42-page Department of Justice report on police misuse of force, before justice itself took another blow.

]]> (By Bernie Foster, Publisher) The Skanner Editorials Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:49:21 -0700
How Big Is Your Camera? the White House Wants to Know
White House staffers should not be dictating which tools journalists can use to do our jobs

In this age of multimedia journalism, the way the press works is changing and so are our tools. So a smart phone is also a camera, a video camera, a social media hotline and a way to put our stories on the Internet in a flash. Can somebody tell the White House?

]]> (Helen Silvis of The Skanner News) The Skanner Editorials Tue, 19 Jun 2012 11:30:35 -0700