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Portland Police to Wear Helmets with 3-Digit Identification

Portland Police Bureau said Friday it will assign each officer a three-digit number which will be displayed on their helmets during events

Kafoury & McDougal File Four “Shopping While Black” Lawsuits

One woman was refused gas on her way to work becase the attendant "doesn't serve Blacks"

New Initiative to Boost Black Students’ Success

Oregon Community Foundation oversees grants, coalition of 20 community organizations to support education equity 

Oregon Historical Society Museum to Open Wednesday, October 14, Following Building Vandalism

The Afro-American Heritage Bicentennial Commemorative Quilt, which was taken Sunday evening has been recovered but sustained damage

NEWS BRIEFS

New Artist Relief Program to Provide $1.25 Million in Relief to Oregon Artists

Applications are now open to professional artists who have experienced or anticipate loss of revenue of jumi,000 or more ...

Meals on Wheels Needs 500 Thanksgiving Friendly Chatters

To combat loneliness during the pandemic, volunteers are needed to call homebound participants on Thanksgiving Day ...

Multnomah County Elections Expands Open Hours

SE Portland and Gresham voter service locations now open each Saturday leading up to the Nov. 3 General Election ...

THURSDAY: Blumenauer and Ocasio-Cortez to Hold Joint Town Hall

Lawmakers will discuss their collaboration on housing, environmental justice, and more ...

Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury Announces New Directors for Health Clinics and Public Health

Two Multnomah County managers who’ve helped steer their divisions through the COVID-19 pandemic have been named to top executive...

High school gathering spurs COVID-19 cases, closes schools

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — At least 19 students in Greater Albany Public Schools attended a gathering without masks, spurring new COVID-19 cases and setting back progress made toward holding in-person classes, officials said.At least three positive cases have been traced to a large gathering in a...

First days of voting in Oregon brings large numbers

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Ballots for the 2020 election began to be mailed to Oregonians last Wednesday, and so far more than 88,000 people have casted their vote, following suit with the nationwide early voting trends. By comparison, at this time during the 2016 presidential election, 12,591...

SEC postpones 3rd game this week, moving Missouri-Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference postponed next week's game between Missouri and No. 10 Florida on Friday, the third league contest moved this week because of COVID-19 outbreaks.The Gators had at least 21 players and coaches test positive for the coronavirus and dozens...

Week 7: Georgia-Alabama in spotlight; schedule disrupted

The COVID-19 pandemic is packing a punch in college football this week, nowhere harder than in the Southeastern Conference.Alabama coach Nick Saban might not be on the sideline when the No. 2 Crimson Tide hosts No. 3 Georgia on Saturday in perhaps the biggest game of the season. Saban tested...

OPINION

The Skanner News National 2020 Election Endorsements

Vote like your life depends on it. Read The Skanner News' endorsements for US President, and more ...

The Skanner News Statewide Election 2020 Endorsements

Read The Skanner News' endorsements for Portland Mayor, Portland City Council, and more ...

Muslim Advocates Denounces Trump’s Racist Attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar and Refugees

The organization says Trump’s attacks invite violence against Rep. Omar and Minnesota’s Somali community ...

Trump and the Lost Country

Discussing the debate, Robert Koehler refers to an article by psychiatrists describing how power causes brain damage ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Intel to sell NAND business to SKorean rival for billion

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Intel has agreed to a billion deal to sell most of its memory business to South Korea’s SK Hynix as it moves toward more diverse technologies while shedding a major Chinese factory at a time of deepening trade friction between Washington and Beijing. Intel...

Kyle Larson reinstated to compete in NASCAR in 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson can return to NASCAR competition next season following a long suspension for using a racial slur while playing a video game. He was suspended in April after he used the n-word while playing an online racing game in which viewers could follow along. He was...

Attny: Iowa saying no to demands only emboldens ex-players

The attorney representing eight Black former Iowa football players who allege racial discrimination during their time with the Hawkeyes said Monday night the university's rejection of their demands, which included a payment of million, is not the end of the matter.Civil rights attorney Damario...

ENTERTAINMENT

Veteran TV executive Channing Dungey jumps to Warner Bros.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran TV industry executive Channing Dungey was named chairman of the Warner Bros. Television Group after tenures at ABC and Netflix in which she shepherded hit series including “Scandal."Dungey, who at ABC in 2016 became the first African American head of a...

'The West Wing' cast reunites again, this time for a book

NEW YORK (AP) — The stars of “The West Wing” are once again joining together, this time for a book about the award-winning White House television drama. On Monday, Dutton announced that it had acquired “What's Next: A Citizen's Guide to The West Wing,” organized...

Netflix previews 'Ma Rainey' and Boseman's final performance

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix on Monday previewed George C. Wolfe's August Wilson adaptation “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,” showcasing Chadwick Boseman's final performance opposite Viola Davis' powerhouse blues singer.The film, shot last year, was already one of the year's most...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Few fans, masked umps, muted celebrations for World Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A World Series like no other opens Tuesday night with Clayton Kershaw’s Los...

Toobin suspended by the New Yorker, steps away from CNN

NEW YORK (AP) — Author-commentator Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended by the New Yorker and is stepping away...

Pandemic air travel milestone; 1 million passengers screened

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The number of passengers screened in a single day for flights in the U.S. topped...

Retirees rally in Belarus against authoritarian president

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — About 3,000 retirees rallied in the Belarusian capital of Minsk for a third straight...

Greece finalizes plan to build wall on border with Turkey

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government says it has finalized plans to build a wall along...

Thai authorities seek to censor coverage of student protests

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities worked Monday to stem a growing tide of protests calling for the prime...

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By The Skanner News

In conjunction with today's request for Memorial Coliseum development concepts by the City of Portland and the Portland Development Commission, the Portland Trail Blazers have launched a new Web site – www.imaginejumptown.com – to articulate their project vision and solicit community feedback on the proposed 'JumpTown' neighborhood.
Imaginejumptown.com provides a synopsis of the Trail Blazers' Rose Quarter development vision, a brief history of the vibrant neighborhood where the Quarter sits, a project history timeline, recent news, and specific information regarding the team's concept for an enlivened Memorial Coliseum.
The Trail Blazers are proposing a mixed-use sports and entertainment district around a revitalized Memorial Coliseum. The Memorial Coliseum vision includes capital upgrades to render a more intimate venue for sports, concerts and events. The enhancements will preserve the building's architectural integrity and expressiveness while modernizing the venue and ensuring a bright future at the Rose Quarter for the iconic Rose Festival, the Portland Winter Hawks and numerous civic events that call Memorial Coliseum home.
Earlier today, the City of Portland announced that proposals for future usage of Memorial Coliseum will be accepted by the PDC through Tuesday, Dec. 1. Each submission will be reviewed by Mayor Sam Adams' 32-member Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC). In September, the SAC began meeting twice monthly to develop criteria for evaluating ideas and concepts for the renovation or adaptive reuse of Memorial Coliseum by the spring of 2010. By fall of 2010, the SAC will provide feedback on development plans for the Rose Quarter.

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