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Vote by May 19: Oregon’s Primary Election Continues as Planned

Oregon’s vote-by-mail system keeps May Primary on schedule

A Black Woman Is Leading The Charge To Create A Vaccine For The Coronavirus

Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett and her team have begun running the first human trials of the vaccine in Seattle

Make a Mask & Support a Whole Community

Cascadia will be coordinating a mask donation project for community members who are willing to get out their sewing machines and create homemade masks

Federal Coronavirus Stimulus Package Covers 7 Major Areas

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CARES Act Must Prioritize Nation’s Most Vulnerable Communities

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OHSU Hotline to Answer COVID-19 Questions

Patients who call the hospital will have the option to be routed directly to the new hotline ...

Idaho rifle club members qualify for Junior Olympics

MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — The difference between winning and losing a championship in the extremely precise world of air rifle is down to a few thousandths of an inch. At the Meridian Optimist Junior Rifle Club, a number of teenagers are pushing their limits and taking their skills to national...

Suspicious substance found in Coffee Creek prison mail

WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — An administration building at an Oregon prison was evacuated Friday when workers found an envelope in the mail room with an unknown substance inside. The mail room at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville was secured after the envelope was found...

The Latest: 2 Madison Square Garden boxing cards called off

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT):10 p.m.Two boxing cards at Madison Square Garden have been called off because of the coronavirus outbreak.A few hours after announcing the fights would proceed without crowds, promoter Bob Arum said Thursday...

Former AD, All-American center Dick Tamburo dies at 90

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Dick Tamburo, an athletic director at three major schools and an All-American center at Michigan State, has died. He was 90.Michigan State announced that Tamburo died Monday.A native of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, Tamburo served as the athletic director at Texas...


The ACA Has Never Been More Critical

Today I'm honoring the 10th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act being signed into law. ...

NAACP/Black Community: A Model for Resiliency

As America enters perhaps the most uncertain period in modern history, we will all be tested in new and unpredictable ways. ...

What the Government Can Do Now to Lessen the Impact of COVID-19

Dr. Roger Stark says during this pandemic the administration must give states more flexibility ...

The Homelessness Crisis – We Are Better Than This

Julianne Malveaux says this is not just about homelessness. It is about an economic crisis that has made affordable housing, jobs and economic security difficult to obtain ...


Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98

ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery fought to end segregation, lived to see the election of the country’s first black president and echoed the call for “justice to roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream” in America.For more than four decades...

Civil rights leader, MLK aide Joseph Lowery dies at 98

ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, died Friday, a family statement said. He was 98.A charismatic and fiery preacher,...

The Latest: Singapore penalizing social distancing violators

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR:— U.S. leads the world in confirmed...


Review: In 'Uncorked,' a full-bodied coming-of-age tale

The wine movie is not exactly known for a bouquet of tasting notes. From “Wine Country” to “Bottle Shock,” they are usually light, amiable movies that amble through sunny fields of vines. “Sideways,” of course, is the choice vintage, but most come and go...

Country singer Joe Diffie tests positive for coronavirus

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Stars of 'Contagion' reunite for a PSA

NEW YORK (AP) — The stars of the 2011 virus thriller “Contagion” — a prescient film these days — have reunited for a series of public service announcements to warn about COVID-19.Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Winslet and Jennifer Ehle have teamed up with...


AP Week in Pictures, Global

MARCH 21 - 27, 2020This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by...

Australia prepares to fly cruise passengers to Germany

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian authorities pressed ahead Saturday with plans to fly 800 cruise ship passengers to...

With virus, cherished Mideast traditions come to abrupt halt

BAGHDAD (AP) — Under the sign “Take out only” and a tall bottle of antiseptic by his side,...

China sends medical aid to Pakistan to combat virus outbreak

ISLAMABAD (AP) — China has sent a plane loaded with medical personnel and supplies to aid Pakistan in the...

Italy hopes virus is easing but fears new onslaught in south

ROME (AP) — Doctors and nurses in Italy's overwhelmed northern hospitals have welcomed a slight stabilizing...

Indian authorities send buses to take unemployed to villages

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities sent a fleet of buses to the outskirts of India's capital on Saturday to meet...

By The Skanner News

The Native American Housing to Homeownership Fair provides a wide range of housing and homeownership resources tailored to the Portland Metropolitan area's Native American community. The Fair is an equal housing opportunity event with a culturally specific focus – free and open to everyone. If you're interested in learning about housing opportunities and how to achieve your housing dreams, we welcome you and all of Portland to join us on Saturday July 25th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 25th, 2009 at the NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR 97218

The Native American Housing to Homeownership Fair is a key part of NAYA Family Center's initiative to close the Native American homeownership gap. Although homeownership rates in Portland are over 65%, only 25% of American Indian and Alaska Native community members own their own home. Since our inaugural Fair in 2006, our homeownership programming has resulted in over 40 new homeowners or refinances. It's important for members of Portland's Native community to know that buying a home is a goal that can be achieved by finding the right path and using the right resources.

This event is specifically designed to provide housing information for anyone – renters, prospective buyers, or current owners. The workshops and information available will help each person identify their individual path to housing stability. The Fair provides information about what it takes to buy and keep a home and features organizations and programs that support homeowners to achieve their goals. Highlights include:

$2,500 Down Payment Assistance Raffle

$400 Rent Assistance Raffle

Workshops on renting, first time home buying, foreclosure prevention and financial programs

Staff from banks, Real Estate Agents, homeownership non-profits, affordable housing providers, and Tribal Housing Authorities, including the HUD Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee program

Community resources and programs

Free lunch, a kid's corner, a performance by the NAYA Family Center Dancers, and raffle for prizes

Please join us on Saturday, July 25th at the NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland OR, 97218, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. NAYA Family Center has provided services to the Portland Metropolitan Area's Native American community for over 34 years. Learn more at www.nayapdx.org. This event is sponsored by the Portland Development Commission, Sterling Savings Bank, Bank of America, Guild Mortgage, Cascade Residential Mortgage and over 20 community organizations.

For additional information visit: http://www.nayapdx.org/community-services/homeownership.php <http://www.nayapdx.org/community-services/homeownership.php>  or contact Sara Libby at the NAYA Family Center: 503-288-8177 ext. 232, [email protected]

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