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Community Honors Slain Washington Detective

Hundreds of law enforcement and first responder vehicles lined up at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington to honor Clark County Sheriff’s Detective Jeremy Brown

Seattle Mayoral Primary Will Be a Test of Progressive Movement

A year after racial justice and anti-police demonstrators took over part of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, there are lines outside the restaurants in and around the former protest zone.

Unemployed Oregonians to Lose Pandemic Benefits in September

The state will stop paying the 0 weekly unemployment bonus after Labor Day

Statue of Black Hero on Lewis & Clark Trip Toppled in Portland

A statue in Mt. Tabor Park commemorating York, an enslaved Black member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, has been toppled and damaged


Statement: Oregon Legislative BIPOC Caucus Condemns Actions by Newberg School Board to Revoke Anti-Racist Policy

The intent of the Every Student Belongs legislation was to protect children in the classroom and create a competitive workforce ...

Free Parking Option Available for Portlanders on the Go

5-minute Fast Stops will be installed initially along five commercial corridors across the city ...

Mayor Declares State of Emergency Due to Extreme Heat

The City of Portland opens additional cooling centers and three outdoor misting centers ...

Obituary: Joan Brown-Kline, June 13, 1948 - July 17, 2021

A service for Joan Brown-Kline, held in Georgia, will be livestreamed starting at 11:50 a.m. PT (2:50 p.m. EDT) on Saturday, July 31 ...

Portland Bars Camping in Forested Areas During Fire Season

The move aims to protect protect individuals experiencing homelessness and people in nearby homes from potentially deadly wildfires ...

Huge California fire grows as heat spikes again across state

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California's largest wildfire exploded again after burning for nearly three weeks in remote mountains and officials warned Tuesday that hot, dry weather would increase the risk of new fires across much of the state. Firefighters saved homes Monday in...

Community honors slain Washington detective

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of law enforcement and first responder vehicles lined up at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington on Tuesday for a procession to honor Clark County Sheriff’s Detective Jeremy Brown, who was shot to death while doing surveillance work. ...

Drinkwitz, Pittman back for Southeastern Conference encores

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Missouri and Arkansas both had some encouraging signs, if not great records, in their first seasons under new coaches. Now, the Tigers’ Eliah Drinkwitz and Razorbacks’ Sam Pittman are among four second-year Southeastern Conference coaches trying to...


Services Available for Victims and Survivors of Community Violence in Multnomah County

The number of incidents of community violence — domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, person-to-person violence and gun violence — is devastating ...

Black America Needs a ‘New Normal’: Equitable Credit Access to Build Wealth

The rippling effects of a massive economic downturn has caused the nation to lose 9.5 million jobs - more losses than even those of the Great Recession ...

The President Needs to Pull Out All Stops

Majority Whip Clyburn, Democratic leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, made the observation that the filibuster currently being used in the U.S. Senate to block the Voting Rights Bill as well as the George Floyd Bill, is a matter of tradition and not...

NAACP Vancouver Letter to the Community: Police Accountability

NAACP Vancouver reacts to the descision in the case of Jonah Donald, a Black man shot and killed by a Clark County deputy ...


Black women, across generations, heed Biles’ Olympic example

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka. Simone Biles. Both are prominent young Black women under the pressure of a global Olympic spotlight that few human beings ever know. Both have faced major career crossroads at the Tokyo Games. Both cited pressure and mental health. The glare is...

Dearing, who brought swimming diversity debate, loses race

TOKYO (AP) — Coming into the Olympics, Alice Dearing made a huge impact in the debate over ways to make swimming a more diverse sport. She had hoped to further her efforts with a strong performance in Tokyo Bay, but it wasn’t to be. The first Black female...

Report drills NCAA on equity, calls for combined Final Four

The NCAA has fallen short of upholding its commitment to gender equity by prioritizing its cash cow Division I men's basketball tournament “over everything else,” according a scathing review released Tuesday after an uproar over how the association conducts its championship events. ...


Kathy Griffin says she is undergoing surgery for lung cancer

Kathy Griffin has revealed that she is undergoing surgery for lung cancer and her doctors are optimistic she “should be up and running around as usual in a month or less.” The comedian took to Instagram and Twitter Monday to say her cancer was caught early and confined to...

A road not taken: verified Cormac McCarthy account is fake

NEW YORK (AP) — Sorry, Cormac McCarthy fans. That blue-checked Twitter account for the famous, and famously media-shy author is fake. “The account referenced was verified by mistake and that has since been reversed,” a Twitter spokesperson told The Associated Press on...

Sundance Film Festival sets vaccination requirement for 2022

Anyone looking to go to the Sundance Film Festival in Utah next year is going to need more than a badge. All participants must be fully vaccinated too, festival director Tabitha Jackson said Tuesday. The 2022 Festival is requiring people attending the festival or...


Belarus sprinter says punishment awaited her back home

MOSCOW (AP) — A Belarusian Olympic sprinter who had a public feud with officials from her team at the Tokyo...

DeSantis won't move on masks as Florida COVID wards swell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday downplayed a spike in COVID-19 cases that’s...

Officer dead, suspect killed in violence outside Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon police officer died after being stabbed Tuesday during a burst of violence at a...

Harris to focus on security, economic ties on SE Asia trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Southeast Asia later this month aiming to bolster U.S....

France's Macron uses social media to push for vaccination

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has taken to popular social media apps in a new push to encourage...

Taliban take much of provincial capital in south Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban pressed ahead with their advances in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday,...

By The Skanner News | The Skanner News

In an exhibit designed to charge emotions and insight action, award-winning Time Magazine photojournalist, Steve Liss, together with other notable photojournalists, chronicles the plight of regional poverty in modern-day America in "In Our Own Backyard: U.S. Poverty in the 21st Century," in the Plaza Foyer of the Portland Hilton, 921 SW 6th Ave., from 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, until noon on Saturday, Sept. 26.
"In Our Own Backyard: U.S. Poverty in the 21st Century" will serve as the backdrop for the Catholic Charities USA 2009 Annual Gathering, "Journey to Reduce Poverty in America," to be held in Portland Sept. 24-26.
The opening reception for the conference, which will include an artist's reception for Liss, is Thursday, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Portland Hilton's Pavilion Ballroom, adjacent to the Plaza Foyer.
While the exhibition is free and open to the public, access to the reception will be granted only to those who have registered for the opening session of the Annual Gathering, the Centennial Leadership Summit, for a fee of $125. Members of the general public are welcome to attend the opening session.
Catholic Charities USA is collaborating with the organizers of "In Our Own Backyard: U.S. Poverty in the 21st Century" to assign a visual cue to its goal of cutting poverty in half by the year 2020. Over the next year, Catholic Charities USA will launch "In Our Own Backyard: U.S. Poverty in the 21st Century" in nine exhibits throughout the country, with each exhibit reflecting the face of poverty from the immediate region.
A poverty awareness project undertaken by American photojournalists, "In Our Own Backyard: U.S. Poverty in the 21st Century" is designed to inspire dialog on poverty – and ultimately help make poverty reduction a national priority – by pairing the visual power of documentary photography with the persuasive power of the human story.
The thousands of images captured by the photojournalists, along with video and oral histories, are available for use by qualifying organizations working to advance social justice and economic rights.

The schedule for the Centennial Leadership Summit, which includes lunch and a reception, and a full day of forward-thinking discussion, is as follows:
10 a.m. Rev. Larry Snyder, president of Catholic Charities USA, will launch this first of nine gatherings with an invitation to people of all faiths, business backgrounds, philanthropic intents and political leanings to join the Catholic Charities movement of bringing greater dignity and respect to the American poor through legislation that moves beyond safety net support to empowerment.
11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Panelists react
Facilitator: Rev. Thomas P. Doyle, CSC, University of Portland
Panelists: Mark B. Ganz, Regence BlueCross BlueShield; Jodi Pfarr, Emma Norton Services; Kevin F. Walker, Northwest Area Foundation
12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Luncheon
12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.: Program recognition
Programs from the northwestern portion of the country will be highlighted for their contributions toward poverty reduction in the areas of hunger, housing, health, economic stability, education and job training.
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Facilitated Discussions
All in attendance will participate in round table discussions to extrapolate concepts for informing Congress of the work of Catholic Charities.
2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Afternoon break
2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.: Legislative Update
Candy S. Hill, vice president of Catholic Charities USA will report on the present status of national legislative initiatives.
2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.: Point/Counterpoint panel discussion
Panelists: Tiziana Dearing, president, Catholic Charities, Boston; Kathleen McGowan, executive director, Catholic Charities, Joliet; Michael Reichert, president, Catholic Community Services of Western Washington; Harold A. Smith, executive director, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Baltimore
3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: The Personal, Regional, and National Commitment
Father Larry Snyder will synthesize the conversation.
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Opening Reception / Artist's Reception

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