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NORTHWEST NEWS

Paris Train Attack Hero Makes Bid for Congress From Oregon

Over 60% of Alek Skarlatos' campaign funding comes from out of state, Democratic incumbent Peter DeFazio said during their debate. Some came from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

President of Portland NAACP Resigns Ahead of November Election

Rev. Mondainé denies allegations of abuse

Candidate Iannarone Welcomes Ruling on Complaint Against Mayor Wheeler

Mayoral challenger Sarah Iannarone has welcomed the Multnomah County Circuit court ruling requiring City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero to look into a complaint against Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler for loaning his own re-election campaign 0,000

Some Hospitals in Crisis as US nears high for COVID-19 cases

The global surge in coronavirus infections is hitting the United States hard and overwhelming hospitals across the nation

NEWS BRIEFS

Confederate Flag Not Welcome in Oregon Historic Cemeteries

Oregon’s Commission on Historic Cemeteries recommends Confederate flags not be allowed in historic cemeteries, but cemeteries that...

The Last Day to Safely Mail Your Ballot is Tuesday, October 27

Ballot envelopes must be signed and ballots received by the elections office by Election Day, Tuesday, November 3 at 8:00 PM. Postmark...

iPhone Users: Beware of the 'Apple Support' Scam

Oregonians to hang up on unsolicited phone calls that sound like they are from Apple. ...

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to Give Virtual Lecture Nov. 9 at Oregon State University

Gates is a Harvard University professor and host of a groundbreaking, Emmy Award-winning PBS genealogy series “The African...

New Crisis Line will Serve BIPOC Community

Lines for Life have launched a new crisis line dedicated to and staffed by Black, Indigenous and People of Color ...

More than half of Oregon voters have cast ballots

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — With less than a week to go until Election Day, more than half of the registered voters in Oregon have already cast their ballots. At this point during the last three presidential elections, fewer than 38% of Oregonians had returned their ballots. As of Wednesday, more...

Young gray wolf from California spotted in Oregon

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A young member of California’s only known gray wolf pack has left the state and ventured into Oregon, wildlife officials said.The male wolf, dubbed LAS13M, traveled to Lake County, Oregon, in early October and has remained there, according to a...

Missouri wide receiver arrested, dismissed from team

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri wide receiver Maurice Massey has been dismissed from the team after being arrested, school officials said Monday.Massey, 20, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of third-degree domestic assault, fourth-degree assault and first-degree property damage, according to...

Missouri grinds out 1st victory over Kentucky in five years

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri kept handing the ball to Larry Rountree, and Kentucky barely got a chance to take a turn. Rountree carried 37 times for 126 yards and two touchdowns as the Tigers dominated the clock and the Wildcats in a 20-10 victory on Saturday.Missouri (2-2 Southeastern...

OPINION

Open Letter to the Community on the Multnomah County Circuit Court Judicial Election

History has shown us that judges impact systemic change and have the opportunity to include the voices of our communities in the process. ...

Squaring Away the Cube

When I first heard that entertainer Ice Cube is supporting Donald Trump in his 2020 re-election bid, I did not believe it. ...

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 ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Pandemic politics: Biden shuns 'false promises' of fast fix

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Focused firmly on COVID-19, Joe Biden vowed Wednesday not to campaign in the election homestretch “on the false promises of being able to end this pandemic by flipping a switch.” President Donald Trump, under attack for his handling of the worst...

Lawyers: Cop video of shooting of 2 Blacks suggests coverup

DES PLAINES, Ill. (AP) — A body camera worn by a suburban Chicago police officer who shot a black couple in their car was only turned on moments after the shooting — a fact that the lawyers representing the woman strongly suggests an attempt to cover up what had happened even before...

Philadelphia pledges better response after Black man's death

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police pledged to release 911 tapes and police body camera footage “in the near future” in the shooting death of a Black man with a history of mental health problems, a death that prompted protests, widespread vandalism and an overnight curfew...

ENTERTAINMENT

Ahead of the election, a landslide of documentaries

NEW YORK (AP) — The election has unleashed an avalanche of documentaries like no season before it. Dozens of films, exploring issues from gerrymandering to white supremacists, have sought to illuminate the many issues and trends voters are confronting at the polls on Tuesday. In a...

'Masked Singer' begets 'Masked Dancer,' set for December

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox's hit series “The Masked Singer” is getting company with “The Masked Dancer,” a chance for celebrity contestants to show off their moves in disguise.Actor and comedian Craig Robinson ("The Office," “Hot Tub Time Machine”) will...

Country artist Cam confronts hard truths on 'The Otherside'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The five-year journey between albums for country singer Cam was an evolution in coming to grips with hard truths about a music industry that had left her a bit bruised but not broken.The California-born singer with cinematic influences made an instant impression in...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

MLB says Turner violated protocols when he returned to field

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Justin Turner violated coronavirus protocols when he celebrated with his Los...

Asian shares lower, US futures up after S&P 500 sinks 3.5%

Asian shares declined Thursday and U.S. futures turned higher after the S&P 500 slid 3.5% overnight for its...

AP Explains: Trump pushes questions about Joe Biden's son

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking to undermine Democratic rival Joe Biden, President Donald Trump’s campaign...

Satellite photos show construction at Iran nuclear site

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran has begun construction at its Natanz nuclear facility, satellite...

Tanzania votes but 'widespread irregularities' are claimed

DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania's presidential election saw “widespread irregularities," the...

Indian agency raids home of journalist, activists in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India’s premier investigating agency on Wednesday said it raided 10 locations...

Vote like your life depends on it
By Brian Stimson of The Skanner News

The Portland Housing Center received a national award last week for their high numbers of successful homeowners. The center received the NeighborWorks America CEO award for assisting 387 households to become homeowners in 2009.
As the rate of foreclosures in the nation are at a record-high numbers, the center boasts a promising statistic.
No foreclosures.
"We do it right on the front end," says Felicia Tripp, deputy director of the center, which focuses on providing assistance to first time homebuyers of all races, incomes, ages and career backgrounds.
Through education, low-interest mortgages, down payment assistance and an emphasis on finding a house that matches income, Tripp says their clients are well-prepared to buy a home that they can stay in long term. Tripp says there are no waiting lists to be served at the center.
"We're also the only homeownership center that serves a multicultural clientele," she said. "We're able to serve everyone."
Half the staff speaks fluent Spanish and consists of African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, Asians and Caucasians.
"The goal of the Portland Housing Center is to find ways to promote sustainable homeownership through responsible lending, informed consumer choice, and effective individual guidance for all Portland Housing Center customers," said Peg Malloy, Executive Director, in a statement after receiving the award. "As the overall size of the housing market changes, our broad product menu to serve the needs of diverse home buyers along with our 'one-stop shopping' model will always differentiate PHC in the market and help Portland Housing Center to remain among the top producers of new homeowners each year."

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