06-23-2018  6:08 pm      •     
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AG Rosenblum Seeks Info from Oregonians

Oregon Attorney General seeks information on children separated from families at border ...

Community Forum: How Does Law Enforcement Interact With Vulnerable Populations?

Forum will focus on public safety and examine mental health and addiction issues ...

King County Council Recognizes Juneteenth

The Metropolitan King County Council recognizes a true 'freedom day' in the United States ...

Unite Oregon Hosts ‘Mourn Pray Love, and Take Action’ June 20

Community is invited to gather at Terry Schrunk Plaza at 6 p.m. on World Refugee Day ...

MRG Foundation Announces Spring 2018 Grantees

Recipients include Oregon DACA Coalition, Kúkátónón Children’s African Dance Troupe, Komemma Cultural Protection Association ...

Lawsuits allege racial profiling in Portland-area businesses

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Several African Americans are suing big-box stores and restaurants in Oregon, claiming employees at those places wrongly accused them of stealing because they were "shopping while black."A Portland law firm has filed five lawsuits alleging racial profiling at businesses in...

Wildfire near Maupin more than doubles in size

MAUPIN, Ore. (AP) — A wildfire burning brush and grass near Maupin in north-central Oregon has more than doubled in size to 36 square miles (93 square kilometers).Fire officials say Saturday's efforts will include the use of helicopters to protect Maupin.The wind-driven wildfire is mostly...

Alaska city honors Guardsmen killed in crash after '64 quake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A month after the second most powerful earthquake ever was recorded, the Alaska port community of Valdez remained in ruins.A hulking Alaska National Guard cargo plane's mission April 25, 1964, was to deliver Gov. William Egan to oversee efforts to rebuild the town on...

The Latest: Alaska city unveils memorial to fallen Guardsmen

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on an Alaska city honoring Guardsmen killed in crash after 1964 earthquake (all times local):1:40 p.m.Four men who died on a humanitarian mission to help rebuild an Alaska town following the second most powerful earthquake ever recorded have been honored...


How Washington’s 'School Achievement Index' Became School Spending Index

New assessment categorizes schools not by quality of education, but level of funding officials believe they should receive ...

Black Mamas Are Dying. We Can Stop It.

Congresswoman Robin Kelly plans to improve access to culturally-competent care with the MOMMA Act ...

Hey, Elected Officials: No More Chicken Dinners...We Need Policy

Jeffrey Boney says many elected officials who visit the Black community only during the election season get a pass for doing nothing ...

Juneteenth: Freedom's Promise Still Denied

Juneteenth is a celebration of the de facto end of slavery, but the proliferation of incarceration keeps liberation unfulfilled ...


Lawsuits allege racial profiling in Portland-area businesses

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Several African Americans are suing big-box stores and restaurants in Oregon, claiming employees at those places wrongly accused them of stealing because they were "shopping while black."A Portland law firm has filed five lawsuits alleging racial profiling at businesses in...

Racist tropes in Ramadan TV satires anger black Arabs

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In an attempt to capitalize on what's become a ratings bonanza for Arabic satellite channels during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, two comedies struck the wrong chord with audiences when their lead actors appeared in blackface.Criticism was swift on...

Chaos on the border inflames GOP's split with Latinos

When more than 1,000 Latino officials __ a crop of up-and-coming representatives from a fast-growing demographic __ gathered in Phoenix last week, no one from the Trump administration was there to greet them.It marked the first time a presidential administration skipped the annual conference of the...


Give up after scandals? Television history shows otherwise

NEW YORK (AP) — Say this about TV creators in 2018 — they don't give up easily.Three current shows — "Roseanne," ''Transparent" and "House of Cards" — have been crippled by scandal, but each plans to continue without their disgraced stars."The bottom line is...

Ornate NYC theater, used for years as a gym, to be restored

NEW YORK (AP) — For years, Long Island University's basketball team played in a French Baroque movie palace in downtown Brooklyn.The gilded wall fountains, plastered statuettes and towering, one-of-a-kind Wurlitzer organ pipes of the historic Paramount Theater were preserved by the...

Vinnie Paul, co-founder, drummer of Pantera, dies at 54

Vinnie Paul, co-founder and drummer of metal band Pantera, has died at 54.Pantera's official Facebook page posted a statement early Saturday announcing his death. The label of Hellyeah, his most recent group, confirmed the death but neither statement mentioned Paul's cause of death.His real name...


AP PHOTOS: Germany salvages campaign on Day 10 of World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) — Germany midfielder Toni Kroos scored a dramatic late winner to come from behind and beat...

1 dead after attack at huge rally for Ethiopia's new PM

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A thwarted attempt to hurl a grenade at Ethiopia's reformist new prime...

Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant...

Stars flock to the Dior debut of Kim Jones at Paris menswear

PARIS (AP) — In a week marked by big debuts, it was designer Kim Jones' turn at Dior Men on Saturday.The...

US moves 100 coffins to inter-Korean border for war remains

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. military said it moved 100 wooden coffins to the inter-Korean border to...

1 dead after attack at huge rally for Ethiopia's new PM

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A thwarted attempt to hurl a grenade at Ethiopia's reformist new prime...

Arvie Smith
By Lisa Loving | The Skanner News

PICTURE: Painter Arvie Smith unveils a new showing of his work this month.This picture is a detail from his painting The Courtship. The exhibit will run from June 5 - June 28 (Thurs - Sun noon-5p.m.) at Gallery 114, 1100 NW Glisan, Portland. Visit  www.gallery 114.org  

NNEBA Small Business Roundtable

The North Northeast Business Association holds a small business training and networking event, June 5, 5:30 to 7 p.m., 311 North Ivy St., in Portland.
It’s an opportunity to learn strategic business concepts, maximize your business potential and find partnership with other businesses. Guest speaker is Sanders Anderson, the owner of Be True Design,a  branding and design consultancy in Portland. He'll be speaking on how to market your business and promote your message.
The event is free for NNEBA members, suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers. Free food and wine is provided. Space is limited. Please sign up by calling 503-275-5769.

Free Training for Entry-Level Manufacturing Skills

The Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council is funding a new pilot program to provide free training to give individuals skills to help them obtain jobs in manufacturing.

Students will develop skills in core areas of safety, quality practices and measurement, manufacturing processes and production, and maintenance awareness.

Individuals who complete the program will also be eligible for career counseling and job placement assistance at no cost through WorkSource.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a GED or high school diploma. Classes will be held at Clark College’s Columbia Tech Center campus Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from June 16 through Sept. 22.

Space is limited and individuals are encouraged to contact WorkSource immediately for details. 

Learn more at www.swwdc.org.

Portland Fighting Fillies Season Finale

The Portland Fighting Fillies Women’s Full Contact football team will be taking on the Tacoma Trauma this Saturday, June 7 in their season finale. Kick off is at 5pm at Milwaukie High School. The Fillies will be honoring educators, who will receive $5 admission with supporting identification. The first 100 fans will receive a Fillies Rally Towel sponsored by the The Warrior Room Kettlebell Studio.

Ticket prices are $10 general admission, $8 military/senior (65+), $5 children age 6-12, children 5 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased at the gate or by emailing fightingfilliesinfo@gmail.com.

For more information, or questions regarding the team or tickets, please email the Fighting Fillies at fightingfilliesinfo@gmail.com or call 503.974.4719. Visit the Fillies at www.fightingfillies.com or on Facebook www.facebook.com/fightingfillies

Black Rose Books Presents Children’s Book Fair

Sunday, June 8, Black Rose Books Presents “The Read All Summer .Children’s Book Fair,” 2-4 p.m. at the Glyph Cafe’ & Arts Space, 804 NW Couch St.

Reading will be Valerie Pearce, whose books where kids are the problem solvers. Also on hand will be Nikki Brown-Clown, and Black Rose Books, with over 100 African American Children’s Books.

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

One of Malcolm X’s best friends, Grace Lee Boggs cradled the civil rights leader’s head as he died from an assassin’s bullet.

A new documentary about her life is screened at Lewis & Clark, Sunday, June 8,

 6:30 p.m.at Lewis & Clark College, Graduate Campus, York Graduate Commons, Portland.

Boggs is a 98 year-old Chinese-American philosopher, writer, and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be.

The documentary film screening will be followed by a dialogue focused on how the film informs educational change-work in Detroit, and its relationship to Portland, place-based education, and work for educational change across the state of Oregon

Admission is free and open to the public. Donations will be welcome.

Sponsored by Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, Sunnyside Environmental School, and Institute for Democratic Education in America (IDEA).

For more information about this and other opportunities available through the CCE, click here.

Dr. Lisa Bates on Racial Wealth Gap

Portland Housing Center and REACH CDC celebrate NeighborWorks Week with a special breakfast event.

Lisa Bates, PhD speaks on the racial wealth gap in Portland's African American community and innovative strategies aimed at bridging the gap.

The event is 8:30a.m., June 10 REACH Community Development's Station Place Tower, 1020 NW 9th Ave., Portland.

Bates is an Associate Professor in the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University. Her research on housing policy and planning is particularly focused on social justice and issues of institutionalized racism in policy design and implementation. Bates has engaged in research and policy formulation with a variety of community partners, including ACORN Housing Corporation in New Orleans and Chicago, the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, the Portland Housing Center, and PolicyLink.

Please RSVP to info@portlandhousingcenter.org by June 6 to attend.

City of North Plains Announces Smokehouse Summit

June 7- 8 will see the Oregon State BBQ Championship event in North Plains. A World Foods Qualifier and a Jack Daniels Invitational Draw Qualifier, the Smokehouse Summit: Brews, Blues, & Championship BBQ also features additional entertainment, such as live blues music, eight regional breweries and a winery, a kids' zone and family-friendly activities, a fire-dancing performan ce, a poker run, charity auctions, and the Family First Insurance Ghost Flames & Grills Cruise In. This event is free and open to the public and will occur rain or shine with BBQ available for the public to purchase.
Saturday has special category competitions - the Reser's Potato Salad Challenge, the L-Bar-T Build a Better Bison Burger Challenge, and the Painted Hills Natural Beef Any Way You Want It Challenge - and celebrity guest judges.

Sunday morning opens with a pancake breakfast offered by and benefitting the North Plains Senior Center. The BBQ Championship awards will also be featured on Sunday. Teams from across the Pacific Northwest, Montana, and Western Canada are competing for the PNWBA-sanctioned title, which guarantees the winner a state championship title and qualification into two of the biggest and most prestigious BBQ competitions in the world - the World Foods Championships and the Jack Daniels Invitational.
More information can be found online at www.SmokehouseSummit.com.

Also, check out the Skanner News Community Calendar for family fun events under $10. 

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