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NORTHWEST NEWS

Oregon Fossil of Bone-Crushing Mammal a First in the US Northwest

A fossil jaw bone misidentified for 50 years turns out to belong to a bone-crushing mammal and is the first to be found in the Northwest, scientists said.

Tobacco in Oregon: Cheap, Sweet, Plentiful and Sold at Kids’ Eye Level

New report shines light on tobacco industry marketing across Oregon

Hope for Historical Preservation in Portland’s Black Neighborhoods

The current preservation movement is about shifting focus to the preservation of cultural heritage sites, and Black history advocates have reason to hope this means better protection in historically African American neighborhoods

Edwards Retires

After 10 years with the city and decades as a ‘community mom,’ Antoinette Edwards is retiring to ‘be still for a while’

NEWS BRIEFS

Living Room Realty Announces Scholarship Opportunity

The scholarship will help facilitate a path toward a real estate career for underrepresented communities ...

U.S. Bank Invests $1 Million with the National Museum of African American History and Culture

“Through this support of the National Museum, we hope these historical stories and rich cultural experiences will continue to...

Police Evacuate City Hall, Close Terry Schrunk Plaza

City Hall closed due to suspicious package ...

Oregon Settles with Health Insurer Premera Over Data Breach

Oregon to receive jumi.3 million from settlement ...

Michael Lewellen Appointed New Vice President for Marketing and Communications at University of Portland

Former Portland Trail Blazers executive steps into new role July 15 ...

Oregon state workers could get up to 15% raises

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Public employee unions representing Oregon state workers have negotiated new contracts that would provide pay increases of up to 15% over the next two-year budget period.The proposed contracts include both step increases and cost of living increases in each of the next...

Golf course designer employee sentenced for embezzlement

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Bend-area woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for embezzling nearly 0,000 while working as the office manager for well-known golf course designer David McLay Kidd.KTVZ-TV reports 40-year-old Katrina Cannon pleaded no contest May 1 to four of the 16 charges...

Florida's Mullen hoping for sizable leap in 2nd season

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Dan Mullen made a big leap in his second season at Mississippi State, but his Florida team doesn't have quite so much room to grow.Unless, of course, the Gators can jump to national contender status. That's what another four-win improvement would mean.The Bulldogs won...

The Latest: Ed Orgeron, LSU facing championship expectations

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local):5:45 p.m.LSU won 10 games last season and even more is expected this fall. Coach Ed Orgeron said Monday he knows what needs to happen if the Tigers want to make that jump.The 58-year-old said LSU must "get better at the lines...

OPINION

Hearing on H.R. 40 Puts Reparations Debate in National Spotlight

“These are the vestiges of enslavement that people don't want to deal with,” said Dr. Julianne Malveaux, the former President of Bennett College. ...

Perfecting the Cat Nap: Lessons on Sleep From a Cat

Watching Soleil's languorous lifestyle has inspired me to establish better sleeping habits which have led to increased happiness and productivity. ...

Happy Independence Day!

The Skanner would like to wish all of our readers a relaxing and safe 4th of July. Wondering about the history and science of fireworks? ...

Plastics Are Strangling the Planet

You have probably heard about islands of plastic (and other garbage) inhabiting our oceans. The impact of this is the dying off of entire segments of oceans. In addition, many countries in the global North, including but not limited to the USA, look at the...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Old windows give view of Jerusalem's diversity

JERUSALEM (AP) — A project in downtown Jerusalem is using a tower constructed of old windows to give people a view of the city's diverse cultural heritage and bring life to a neglected area."Window Stories" is made of 550 windows collected by the late Jerusalem artist Yoram Amir, who died...

Eric Garner's mother speaks out on anniversary of his death

NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Garner's mother, speaking Wednesday on the five-year anniversary of his chokehold death, urged the New York City police commissioner to fire the officer involved."We've been failed by every other source," Gwen Carr said on CBS. "He should be fired. At least that would...

House vote condemning Trump's tweets draws some GOP support

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump's Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn't "a racist...

ENTERTAINMENT

Beyoncé and docs on R. Kelly, Michael Jackson get Emmy nods

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé's "Homecoming" film has scored six Emmy nominations, while documentaries on Michael Jackson, R. Kelly and the disastrous Fyre Festival also picked up nominations.With Netflix's "Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé," the pop star personally earned four of the six...

'Game of Thrones' reigns with record 32 Emmy nominations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO's "Game of Thrones" slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television heap.The...

Judge orders R. Kelly held in jail without bond in sex case

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered R. Kelly held in jail without bond after a prosecutor warned that the singer accused of having sex with minors and trying to cover up the crimes would pose an extreme danger to young girls if set free."If he was attracted to middle school...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Fans to descend on San Diego for the 50th Comic-Con

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dust off your Captain Marvel cosplay, San Diego Comic-Con is here.The four-and-a-half...

North and South Korea to meet in 2022 World Cup qualifiers

North Korea and South Korea have been drawn together in an Asian qualifying group as the road to soccer's 2022...

John Paul Stevens evolved into Supreme Court's liberal lion

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Paul Stevens moved left as the Supreme Court shifted to the right during his nearly...

US objections to French tech tax overshadow G-7 finance meet

CHANTILLY, France (AP) — The Trump administration is objecting to France's plan to tax Facebook, Google and...

Pakistan arrests US-wanted terror suspect in Mumbai attacks

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan on Wednesday arrested a radical cleric and U.S.-wanted terror suspect...

Asian entertainment industries grappling with #MeToo issues

When Wu Ke-xi was looking for a frightening plotline for her latest film, she didn't need to look further than her...

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