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Trump Appointees Weigh Plan to Build Pipeline in Oregon

If the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approves the project, which lacks state permits, it would likely set up a court battle over state's rights

Oregon Lawmakers Ask U.S. Attorney to Investigate Whether Local Police Violated Black Man’s Civil Rights

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer said this racial targeting of Michael Fesser "reflects the worst abuses of African-Americans in our nation’s modern history"

DA to Investigate West Linn Cops Handling of Wrongful Arrest

Former West Linn Police Chief Terry Timeus had his officers initiate an unwarranted, racially motivated surveillance and arrest of a Black Portland man as a favor to the chief’s fishing buddy

State and Local Leaders Push Back Against Fair Housing Changes

Trump administration proposes weakened regulation, tracking of housing discrimination


Seattle Pacific University Hosts Music Events

Seattle Pacific University invites the public to a series of free music events during the months of February and March ...

A Celebration of Portland’s Role in the Negro Leagues to be Held Thursday, Feb. 20

The community is invited for a celebration of Black History Month and the 100th anniversary of Negro League Baseball in America ...

Kresge Foundation Selects PCC To Participate in Its National Boost Initiative

The $495,000 grant awarded to PCC and Albina Head Start will help connect low-income residents and students to services and...

Attorney Jamila Taylor Announces Run for State House of Representatives in Washington

Taylor pledges to continue outgoing Rep. Pellicciotti’s commitment to open, accountable government in a statement released today ...

Legislation Introduced to Prohibit Irresponsible Government Use of Facial Recognition Technology

The technology heightens the risk of over-surveillance and over-policing, especially in communities of color ...

Portland man dies on Mount Hood after snowboarding fall

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland man died in a snowboarding accident at Mount Hood Meadows, authorities said Monday.Ryan Zeitner, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics after he fell shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday, according to a release from the Hood River County...

Highway 22 closed after tanker crash, diesel spill

IDANHA, Ore. (AP) — A stretch of Highway 22 will be closed for much of this week as crews clean up gasoline and diesel fuel that leaked out of a crashed tanker truck near Idanha along the North Santiam River, state transportation authorities said Monday.The highway between Idanha and Santiam...


Black America is Facing a Housing Crisis

As the cost of housing soars the homeless population jumps 12 percent, the number of people renting grows and homeownership falls ...

Trump Expands Muslim Ban to Target Africans

Under the new ban on countries, four out of five people who will be excluded are Africans ...

Martin Luther King Day is an Opportunity for Service

Find out where you can volunteer and make a difference to the community ...

Looking to 2020 — Put Your Vote to WORK!

Ronald Reagan, who turned his back on organized labor and started America’s middle-class into a tailspin, has recently been voted by this administration’s NLRB into the Labor Hall of Fame ...


Pete Buttigieg's next test: Winning over minority voters

So far, Pete Buttigieg has made it look easy.The once little-known former mayor of a midsize Midwestern city vaulted over a former vice president and several U.S. senators in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire presidential primary. The 38-year-old's fresh face, intellect and turn-the-page message...

Former UAW President Owen Bieber dies aged 90

Owen Bieber, who led the United Auto Workers union from the auto industry's dark days of the early 1980s to the prosperity of the mid-1990s, has died. He was 90.Neither as charismatic as his predecessor, Douglas Fraser, nor as confrontational as his successor, Stephen Yokich, the low-key Bieber had...

Portugal leaders rally around racially abused soccer player

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The president and the prime minister of Portugal added their voices to a national outcry Monday over racist abuse aimed at a black FC Porto soccer player who walked off the field after hearing monkey chants.Prime Minister Antonio Costa said the incident was...


Snoop Dogg apologizes to Gayle King for rant over Bryant

NEW YORK (AP) — After days of blistering criticism, Snoop Dogg has finally apologized to Gayle King for attacking her over her interview with former basketball star Lisa Leslie about the late Kobe Bryant.“Two wrongs don't make no right. when you're wrong, you gotta fix it," he said in...

Voigt shocked paper ran her photo with Freni's obituary

Deborah Voigt was in California earlier this week when she got a text from a friend on the East Coast."So sorry to hear the news of your passing," read the Monday message.The Gazzetta di Parma newspaper in Italy had run an obituary of Mirella Freni, the great Italian soprano who died Sunday at age...

Lizzo talks diversity, self-confidence and femininity

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fresh from winning three Grammys, singer Lizzo visited Mexico City for a private concert, surprising her fans with acoustic versions of her hits and a toast with tequila.The star from Detroit, who won best pop solo performance (“Truth Hurts”), best...


Vandals cover Plymouth Rock in red graffiti

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The iconic Plymouth Rock and other sites were covered in red graffiti Monday during...

Apple warns China virus will cut iPhone production, sales

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple Inc. is warning investors that it won't meet its second-quarter financial...

Hamlin wins 3rd Daytona 500; Newman hospitalized

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin won his second straight Daytona 500 and third overall, beating Ryan...

Zuckerberg meets EU officials as bloc's new tech rules loom

LONDON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met top European Union officials on a visit to Brussels on...

Popular Rwandan gospel musician found dead in police cell

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A popular Rwandan gospel musician who in 2015 was found guilty of conspiracy to...

UK grapples with severe floods, storm death toll rises to 3

LONDON (AP) — Britain issued severe flood warnings Monday, advising of life-threatening danger after Storm...

By The Skanner News

Local fashion designers are set to launch their latest line of spring fashions with more than fabric and flair. Betty Jean Couture, Bon Lou Couture and Christa Taylor are collaborating with the Multicultural Integrated Kidney Education Program to create a fashionable message of a healthy lifestyle for youth with a fashion show March 13, at the California Closets Showroom, 1225 SE Grand Ave.
Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show runs from 6 – 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person, which includes a free beverage and hearty appetizers. A wine raffle will also be available.
The event is a benefit for MIKE, which is dedicated to decreasing the number of people whose kidneys fail because of obesity, poor nutrition, lack of exercise, risky behaviors, and negative social situations.
The group recruits and trains caring adults, often from the ranks of health professional students, to be health mentors, to team up with groups of young people to guide progress through a comprehensive adolescent health programming.
Over a period of months, meeting weekly, mentors build trust relationships with youth and help build life skills known to lead to academic and career success. Working in a cooperative environment, the youth develop a service project to help their peers, families, and communities adopt healthier behaviors.
An example of the youth projects can be found at 703 NE Hancock St. in a colorful and inspirational 2000 sq. ft. mural showing people of various heritages pursuing activities that lead to health, harmony, and hope.
At Saturday's benefit spring fashion preview, local celebrities Byron Beck and Ayanna Berkshire of Twilight and Extraordinary Measures will co-emcee the evening event, featuring Fox 12's Sophie Soong as a celebrity model.
Kenneth Doswell of Betty Jean Couture is heading the production end of the show. From his four-square facility on North Williams, Doswell looks to ramp up the show with sounds and sights in high style. He brings a style to the show that made China Design Now gala last October such a success. Doswell serves as treasurer with the Portland Fashion Synergy, which managed the gala.
Doswell, who founded his design studio and manufacturing business, Doswell Manufacturing and Design House, created Betty Jean Couture to continue the legacy of his mother. Her death from breast cancer brought Doswell and his family into the destructive nature of major diseases.
Doswell's work for MIKE Program is to reach out to youth in a fun way in hopes of offsetting kidney disease. Preventing diabetes is one of the best ways to eliminate kidney disease, but it all begins with healthy eating habits.
MIKE Program works with youth to help them learn and live a healthy lifestyle. Local students who are involved with MIKE Program will be participating in many of the aspects of the fashion show. Some are busy designing t-shirts with healthy messages, while others are looking to model the couture fashions of the designers.
The show also will feature the works of O'Pearl Jewelry and The Real McCoy® Purses, both of which will make just the right accessories for the fashion show.

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