12-17-2017  5:00 pm      •     
MLK Breakfast

Mayor Sam Adams 

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.

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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.

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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?

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A racially insensitive, antagonizing environment has been the worst kept secret for generations

I wish I could say I was surprised to read that three football players from my Alma Mater Lake Oswego High School (LOHS) were suspended for targeting a former Black teammate with racist tweets, but I know better.

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Carpenters want to seize the high ground but trust is slow to build

The Carpenters and Operating Engineers union wants to remake its image as a friend and even a champion for minorities in construction. Minority contractors still doubt the union's motives.


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The house should pass a bill penalizing Congress when they play politics with our lives

President Obama has made it clear that if an agreement on the debt ceiling is not reached before August 2, US seniors might not get their social security checks. Congress as a whole should take responsibility for such a disastrous betrayal of the American people. But the president and Congress are paid from mandatory funding, not from the appropriations budget. Grandma can't pay the rent? Not a problem – for them.


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Portland Development Commission is looking for a new executive director, to replace Bruce Warner, retiring after 5 years at the helm. This Friday, Jan 28, you can let the commission know what kind of leader you want to see at a meeting from 1 -2 pm at the Portland Development Commission, 222 NW Fifth Ave. It matters. Here's why.


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After all the grief and outrage surrounding the pointless shooting death of an unarmed man in a dark, rainy parking lot last January, it was with relief this week that we read Mayor Sam Adams' and Portland Police Chief Mike Reese's statements on their decision to fire rogue cop Ron Frashour.


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Dudley's taxes; Face the nation fails the nation

During election season, rumors, gossip and spin are so thick in the air that they sometimes obscure the truth. That's why we want to set the record straight on Chris Dudley and taxes. ...Also the networks have a responsibility to the American public. This week Shieffer and CBS failed to meet that standard of responsibility.


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At around 1 a.m. early Tuesday, Jody Lim from the Asian Reporter arrived to refill the newspaper stand outside of the Pearl's 24-Hour Fitness. But the Asian Reporter's newspaper stand – and The Skanner News box – were nowhere to be found.


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