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NORTHWEST NEWS

GOP Mailer to Oregon Voters Mimics US Census Form

The mailers are labeled "2019 Congressional District Census" and solicit donations to Trump's campaign. Voters are reminded that official U.S. Census Bureau surveys will never ask respondents for money.

Veterans Day: Honoring Those Who Serve and Continue to Serve

On this Veterans Day, the staff at The Skanner News honors all who have served and continue to serve in our nation's armed forces

FBI Reports Cybercrimes are Rising Because of Sophisticated Scams

Oregon man offers warning after he was scammed into giving away his family's life savings to criminals

Worker Who Yelled Racist Slurs at Black Customer Gets Jail

Audio and video showed a disturbing scene, said Deputy District Attorney Nicole Hermann

NEWS BRIEFS

Noose Found at Oregon Health & Science University

Surveillance cameras did not capture the area; investigator are reviewing who had access ...

DEQ Extends Air Quality Advisory Due to Stagnation

DEQ expects the air quality advisory to last until at least Tuesday, Nov. 12 ...

Forest Service Waives Fees in Honor of Veterans Day

The USDA Forest Service will waive fees at day-use recreation sites in Oregon and Washington on Monday, Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans...

Two Local Nonprofits Announced as Grant Recipients for Portland-Area Programs

Financial Beginnings Oregon and Portland Parks Foundation will receive a total of 0,000 plus leadership resources through Bank of...

State Seeks Volunteers to Rank Investments in Washington’s Outdoors

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office is recruiting 50 volunteers to evaluate grant proposals for parks, boating...

Lawsuit aims to kill stalled [scripts/homepage/home.php]B methanol refinery project

SEATTLE (AP) — A new federal lawsuit aims to kill plans for building one of the world's biggest methanol refineries along the Columbia River in Washington state.Plans for the [scripts/homepage/home.php] billion refinery, shipping terminal and pipeline project in the small city of Kalama are already stalled after a...

Burgerville settles credit card hack lawsuit

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Burgerville has an initial agreement to settle a class-action lawsuit against them over a hack that potentially exposed thousands of customers' credit and debit card information.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the Vancouver, Washington-based restaurant chain was one of...

No. 11 Florida looks for different outcome against Missouri

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida linebacker David Reese insists things will be different against Missouri this week.He believes his team's preparation, focus, effort and intensity will change — along with the outcome. It's imperative if the Gators are going to make it to a New Year's...

Junkyard Dawgs: No. 5 Georgia's stellar D a team effort

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kirby Smart has coached some stellar defenses.This might be one of his best.Never mind the lack of star power."They've got some of those same traits as the good defenses I've been able to be around," the Georgia coach said Monday. "But this group probably doesn't have that...

OPINION

5 Ways Life Would be Better if it Were Always Daylight Saving Time

A Professor from the University of Washington says DST saves lives and energy and prevents crime ...

Importance of Educators of Color for Black and Brown Students

A new report examines the ways that school leaders of color’s experiences and perspectives influence how they build school culture ...

Atatiana Jefferson, Killed by Police Officer in Her Own Home

Atatiana Jefferson, a biology graduate who worked in the pharmaceutical industry and was contemplating becoming a doctor, lived a life of purpose that mattered ...

“Hell No!” That Is My Message to Those Who Would Divide Us 

Upon release from the South African jail, Nelson Mandela told UAW Local 600 members “It is you who have made the United States of America a superpower, a leader of the world" ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

No. 11 Florida looks for different outcome against Missouri

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida linebacker David Reese insists things will be different against Missouri this week.He believes his team's preparation, focus, effort and intensity will change — along with the outcome. It's imperative if the Gators are going to make it to a New Year's...

Junkyard Dawgs: No. 5 Georgia's stellar D a team effort

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kirby Smart has coached some stellar defenses.This might be one of his best.Never mind the lack of star power."They've got some of those same traits as the good defenses I've been able to be around," the Georgia coach said Monday. "But this group probably doesn't have that...

No. 6 Georgia rides tough defense to 27-0 win over Missouri

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's defense didn't settle for just beating Missouri.The Bulldogs added to their growing collection of shutouts with a late goal-line stand.Jake Fromm threw two touchdown passes to George Pickens and No. 6 Georgia posted its third shutout, dominating a Missouri...

ENTERTAINMENT

'We love you, Alex!' Contestant on 'Jeopardy!' moves Trebek

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek got choked up when he read the final response from a Brown University student who wanted to show support as he battles pancreatic cancer.The emotional moment came in Monday's episode when Trebek read Dhruv Gaur's final answer.Instead of...

Cena related to character pursuing NFL dreams in new series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When John Cena was offered an audio series about a former college football star chasing an NFL dream, he felt a personal connection to it right away."The project really resonated with me because I played college football and didn't know what I was going to do after my...

Review: Celine Dion moves past loss on excellent new album

Celine Dion, "Courage" (Columbia Records)The search is officially over: If you've been wondering what the saddest song of 2019 is, we've found it. It's on Celine Dion's new album, "Courage."Track No. 11, "For the Lover That I Lost," will have you weeping for two good reasons — one of the...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Snow and cold records fall as arctic air mass lingers

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Snow and cold records fell from the Plains to the Great Lakes and beyond as an arctic...

Sanford suspends GOP presidential primary challenge to Trump

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Mark Sanford dropped his challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican...

No. 1 milk company declares bankruptcy amid drop in demand

Got milk? Increasingly, Americans don't, and that led the nation's biggest milk producer to file for bankruptcy...

Snow and cold records fall as arctic air mass lingers

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Snow and cold records fell from the Plains to the Great Lakes and beyond as an arctic...

Sanford suspends GOP presidential primary challenge to Trump

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Mark Sanford dropped his challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican...

No. 1 milk company declares bankruptcy amid drop in demand

Got milk? Increasingly, Americans don't, and that led the nation's biggest milk producer to file for bankruptcy...

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By The Skanner News

Two of Portland's best-known performers are uniting for a night of musical collaboration highlighting the roots of jazz and the contributions that African music and culture have made to contemporary music.  Obo Addy - master drummer, composer, and one of the key originators of the "Worldbeat" movement – has joined longtime friend Thara Memory - one of the most talented jazz performers the Pacific Northwest has ever known – to put on a one-time only event.
"Africa Speaks - America Answers: The Obo Addy/Thara Memory Reunion Concert"  will take place at 8 p.m. on March 13 in the Kaul Auditorium at Reed College in SE Portland.
For the past six months, Addy and Memory have been working on new compositions that focus on the intersections between jazz and African music. Performing alongside musical legends Addy and Memory will be the Super Band, Patrick Lamb, Janice Scroggins,  LaRhonda Steele and Obo Addy's Okropong.
Advance tickets are $20 for adults or $12 for students and can be purchased at pdxtix.net or at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd. Door prices are $22 for adults and $14 for students.
Visit www.homowo.org for more information.

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