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NORTHWEST NEWS

Famously Soggy Seattle Sees Its Wettest Fall on Record

Seattle, a city known for soggy weather, has seen its wettest fall on record.

Longtime Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio Won't Seek Reelection

DeFazio, the longest serving U.S. House member in Oregon’s history and a staunch advocate for environmental issues, said Wednesday he is retiring

Juneteenth Becomes Paid Holiday in Another Oregon County

Washington County Board has approved Juneteenth as a paid holiday for county employees

Sen. Manning on the Year Ahead and the Year That Was

Prominent BIPOC Caucus member concerned with gun regulation, access to Covid-19 testing

NEWS BRIEFS

Congressional Cannabis Caucus Co-Chairs Blumenauer, Joyce, Lee and Young Urge VA to Offer Veterans Access to Lifesaving Cannabis Treatment

“…over twenty veterans continue to die by suicide each day—it is past time we stop barring access from these innovative...

200+ Groups Call on Senate to Delay Recess to Pass Voting Rights

In a letter to the Senate, the group states, "We urge you to stay in session to do whatever it takes until these bills are passed...

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority's National Educational Foundation Awards Historic $125,000 Founders' Centennial Scholarship

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and the Zeta National Educational Foundation Inc. announced that Janae Smith-Williams was awarded of the...

Oregon's Cannabis Industry Could Be More Vulnerable Than Ever

Portland is the first in the country to allocate cannabis tax revenue to relieve the industry's impacts of...

Open Enrollment Deadline Is Dec. 15 for Health Insurance Coverage Starting Jan. 1, 2022

Help applying and financial assistance is available through the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace ...

Australian company begins drilling for lithium in Oregon

VALE, Ore. (AP) — An Australian company has started drilling at a southeast Oregon site that could eventually host a large lithium mine. Mineral exploration company Jindalee Resources Ltd. announced this week that it’s working to determine the extent of a lithium deposit in...

WA Supreme Court declines to draw new redistricting plan

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Supreme Court on Friday said a plan adopted by the Washington Redistricting Commission “substantially complied” with statutory deadlines, and declined to adopt a new redistricting plan for the state. "This is not a situation in which the...

No. 25 Arkansas beats Missouri, caps best season since 2011

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Sam Pittman grinned for almost the entirety of his postgame press conference Friday night. The Arkansas coach and his team had done something no others ever had. The No. 25 Razorbacks capped their regular season with a 34-17 victory over Missouri,...

Mizzou's Drinkwitz returning to Arkansas for rivalry game

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Just 45 miles of interstate highway separate Eli Drinkwitz from where he started and where he is now as Missouri's head football coach. Raised in the small Arkansas town of Alma, Drinkwitz will come full circle Friday when his Tigers visit No. 25...

OPINION

State is Painting Lipstick on Its One-of-a-kind, Long-term-care Law

Starting in January, the unpopular law imposes a stiff new tax of 58 cents per 0 earned for every worker in the state ...

Giving Thanks

Just by being alive we can be sure of having moments of sadness as well as happiness. When you’re active in politics, you experience both wins and losses. Sometimes it can be hard to feel grateful. ...

Acting on Climate will Require an Emphasis on Environmental Justice

Climate change affects us all, but its effects aren’t distributed equally. ...

Small Businesses Cannot Survive With Current Level of Postal Service

At The Skanner News office we received an important piece of correspondence that was postmarked June 12, 2021, and delivered to us on November 4, 2021. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

EXPLAINER: Who are the jurors for trial of Kim Potter?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A look at the jurors who will hear testimony in the manslaughter trial of former suburban Minneapolis police officer Kim Potter, who is charged in the April shooting death of 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright. Potter says she meant to use her Taser on Wright and drew her...

Oklahoma St's Gundy steadies program after tumultuous 2020

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — If Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy seems more calm, cool and relaxed in this high-stakes season, it is only because he withstood the heat in the summer of 2020. Running back Chuba Hubbard, a Black player who was coming off a first-team All-America...

Pipeline: Cascade of white owners has slowed NFL change

Over the past 100 years, around 110 people have owned controlling portions of NFL teams. Of that select group, all but two have been white. This basic head count might offer the simplest explanation for how, even with rules in place for nearly two decades that are designed to...

ENTERTAINMENT

Kelsea Ballerini feels her way through her new poetry book

New York (AP) — Country music star Kelsea Ballerini had no intentions of starting a new job as an author in 2020. She did plan to tour her new album, “Kelsea” — then the coronavirus pandemic shut down most of the world. As COVID-19 all but stopped the touring industry, the Grammy nominee...

Duggar trial focusing on computer where child porn was found

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A computer used by Josh Duggar at work contained child pornography behind a partition that allowed the user to circumvent an application that monitors internet use, and metadata indicates the images were downloaded when the former reality TV star was working, computer...

State rests case at Smollett trial after star witnesses

CHICAGO (AP) — The state rested its case at Jussie Smollett's trial Thursday after key testimony from two brothers who said the former “Empire" actor plotted a racist and anti-gay attack on himself in downtown Chicago and paid them to carry it out. After a three-day...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Where's the snow? Rockies winter starts with a whimper

DENVER (AP) — Denver's winter has started with a whimper, and the parched mountains to the west aren't faring...

EXPLAINER: Who are the jurors for trial of Kim Potter?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A look at the jurors who will hear testimony in the manslaughter trial of former suburban...

Pipeline: Cascade of white owners has slowed NFL change

Over the past 100 years, around 110 people have owned controlling portions of NFL teams. Of that select group, all...

Iran nuclear talks pause, will reconvene in Vienna next week

BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats negotiating in Vienna to revive Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers have paused...

Against all odds, disabled teen gymnast in Bosnia excels

VISOKO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Sara Becarevic was born without a lower left arm in Bosnia, a poor Balkan...

Variants, boosters turn rich-poor vaccine gap into chasm

PARIS (AP) — The global initiative to share coronavirus vaccines fairly already scaled back its pledge to the...

By The Skanner News | The Skanner News

On Wednesday, Oct. 27, Caldera is sponsoring a discussion with a champion of the civil rights movement, Myrlie Evers-Williams.
From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Portland Art Museum, the wife of the late murdered civil rights worker Medgar Evers will lead a keynote speech as part of "Stories of Change." Evers-Williams will speak about her career, her time growing up in Mississippi and her election as the first full-time chairman of the NAACP, among others. Evers-Williams will also discuss her recent decision to join Caldera's board of directors.
Evers began her life of activism in the 1950s, alongside her husband Medgar, who was murdered in the hours after President John F. Kennedy announced that he would be launching new civil rights legislation. She worked to eventually bring his killer to justice in 1994.
Evers-Williams has established the Medgar Evers Institute and she helped found the Naiotnal Women's Political Caucus. She has penned three books, "For Us, the Living," "Watch Me Fly: What I Learned on the Way to Becoming the Woman I Was Meant to Be" and "The Autobiography of Medgar Evers: A Hero's Life and Legacy Revealed Through His Writings, Letters and Speeches" (co-edited with Manning Marable).
Caldera is an arts organization dedicated "to be a catalyst for transformation through innovative art and environmental programs." They believe that "positive creative expression is fundamental to healthy human development, no matter what are or background."
Order your tickets to the catered luncheon by calling 503-937-7438. Tickets aer $100 a piece or $1,000 for a table of 10. For more information, visit, http://www.calderaarts.org/stories/.

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