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NEWS BRIEFS

Disjecta Announces Its Open Call to Oregon Artists for Its Biennial

The Portland 2019 Biennial will reflect a diverse landscape of Oregon artmaking and socio-political relationships ...

Aging Well Conference Celebrates Diversity and Resilience

Attend 21 workshops, Saturday, Oct. 20, for diverse older adults ages 50-90+, family members, and people who serve them ...

EPA’s Environmental Education Grants Help Students and Communities in the Pacific Northwest

Students and communities in Alaska, Oregon and Washington learn about local foods, recycling, and watershed restoration ...

A Midsummer Night at the Savoy

‘A Midsummer's Night at the Savoy’ premiers Nov. 1 at the Portland Playhouse ...

Oregon issues 7K fine to dairy for 224 violations

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon regulators have fined the state's second-largest dairy more than 7,000 after finding 224 violations of its wastewater permit.The Statesman Journal reports the state Department of Agriculture announced the fine last week against Lost Valley Farm near Boardman.The...

Candidate falsely claims master's degree in voter pamphlet

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Salem man running for election in the House District 19 race has falsely listed having a master's degree in the Oregon Voters' Pamphlet.The Statesman Journal reports electrician Mike Ellison has completed most of his graduate work through the Oregon Institute of...

QB Tagovailoa scare a reminder Alabama's Plan B is good, too

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama got quite a scare at the sight of starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on the ground clutching his right knee.But the situation could have been worse — on multiple levels.The Crimson Tide got a break, Tagovailoa was able to trot off the field and...

Tagovailoa, No. 1 Alabama race past Missouri 39-10

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa gave Alabama a momentary scare. So did Missouri.As usual, things turned out just fine for the top-ranked Crimson Tide.Tagovailoa passed for 265 yards and three touchdowns but didn't return after aggravating a right knee injury in No. 1 Alabama's 39-10...

OPINION

Tell the Trump Administration Don't Crush Our Free Speech

Speak up if you don't want to lose your free speech rights ...

Time Stopped for Me on September 27

Maybe rich and powerful men who believe they are the masters of women's bodies should be worried ...

The Skanner News Endorsements for November 2018 Elections

Read The Skanner News' midterm election endorsements for Oregon, Multnomah County and more ...

Don’t Believe the Hype – Vote

For the Black community, November is a watershed moment ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Democrats' not-so-secret plan to fight midterm malaise

WASHINGTON (AP) — They're asking pastors to text their congregants about the importance of voting. They're connecting with thousands of Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria. And they're relying on groups like the NAACP, which has tripled its spending from 2016 to energize black...

Changing Orange County, California, gives Democrats hope

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Pushy midday shoppers nose their carts through the Korean market, stocking up on bottled kimchi and seaweed spring rolls. A few doors away, customers grab pho to go at a Vietnamese takeout counter. Across the street, lunchtime diners line up for tacos "al pastor"...

Georgia officials sued over rejected absentee ballots

ATLANTA (AP) — Officials in one of Georgia's most diverse counties are improperly rejecting absentee ballots cast in the state's nationally watched governor's race, voting rights groups said.Three hundred ninety absentee ballots have been rejected in Gwinnett County — more than...

ENTERTAINMENT

Quavo on cutting collaborations, solo album, Migos and Drake

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Quavo may be one-third of the uber-successful hip-hop group Migos, but he's also a rapper in high demand, appearing as a featured act on Top 10 hits by Post Malone, DJ Khaled, Drake and Liam Payne.The 27-year-old star said he was collaborating with others so much that he...

MeToo, Kavanaugh topics of talk at women filmmakers' event

NEW YORK (AP) — The midterm elections, #MeToo, and the recent confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court: All were key topics of discussion at an annual gathering for women filmmakers Tuesday in Manhattan."Nevertheless, we persisted," intoned Jane Rosenthal, executive chair...

Review: 'Wildlife' shows a family in crisis, beautifully

It's fall of 1960 in Montana when we meet the Brinson family in "Wildlife ," a carefully considered and deeply moving adaptation of a Richard Ford novel about a fracturing marriage and the teenage son witnessing it all.Things don't start out bad, or don't seem to be. Jerry Brinson (Jake Gyllenhaal)...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

AP source: Indians complain to MLB about Astros filming

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Houston Astros may be defending more than their World Series title.The champions are...

Harry and Meghan bring rain to drought-stricken Outback town

DUBBO, Australia (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were jokingly thanked for bringing England's...

Asian shares climb on strong US corporate earnings, data

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets rose on Wednesday as robust U.S. corporate earnings and encouraging data...

Harry and Meghan bring rain to drought-stricken Outback town

DUBBO, Australia (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were jokingly thanked for bringing England's...

Pakistan executes man convicted of killing 8 children

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A man convicted of killing eight children was executed at a Pakistani prison early...

US defense secretary sees the enduring costs of Vietnam War

BIEN HOA, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is getting a firsthand look at the enduring...

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