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NORTHWEST NEWS

Tobacco in Oregon: Cheap, Sweet, Plentiful and Sold at Kids’ Eye Level

New report shines light on tobacco industry marketing across Oregon

Hope for Historical Preservation in Portland’s Black Neighborhoods

The current preservation movement is about shifting focus to the preservation of cultural heritage sites, and Black history advocates have reason to hope this means better protection in historically African American neighborhoods

Edwards Retires

After 10 years with the city and decades as a ‘community mom,’ Antoinette Edwards is retiring to ‘be still for a while’

TriMet Brings Yellow Line Up To Speed in North Portland

Upgrades will allow the line to run at regular speeds during higher temperatures

NEWS BRIEFS

Police Evacuate City Hall, Close Terry Schrunk Plaza

City Hall closed due to suspicious package ...

Oregon Settles with Health Insurer Premera Over Data Breach

Oregon to receive jumi.3 million from settlement ...

Michael Lewellen Appointed New Vice President for Marketing and Communications at University of Portland

Former Portland Trail Blazers executive steps into new role July 15 ...

John Morrow, Jr. Receives Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing

Morrow, military historian and author, is the first African-American recipient of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library...

Jeff Merkley Book on Refugees to be Published in August

'America is Better than This' will be published by an imprint of Grand Central Publishing ...

Oregon schools must teach the Holocaust

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon will require public schools to teach about the Holocaust and other genocides.Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill Monday to add Holocaust instruction to the school curriculum starting in the 2019-2020 school year. Eleven other states require some level of genocide...

Toddler struck, killed by father backing up vehicle

OTIS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a toddler was struck and killed in northwestern Oregon by a pickup truck his father backed out of the driveway.KOIN reports that emergency responders rushed to the home in Otis, Oregon, around 9:45 p.m. Sunday, authorities said in a release. The pickup's...

The Latest: Missouri still awaiting decision on NCAA appeal

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local):2:05 p.m.Missouri coaches and players feel good about the Tigers' football team, especially after adding former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant to a veteran offense during the offseason.That's led to lofty goals for the...

Former Missouri football coach Pinkel says cancer returned

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel says he is being treated for cancer again.Pinkel told ABC17 TV in Columbia Saturday that he had treatment last month after his cancer came out of remission for the first time in four years.Pinkel retired after the 2015 season...

OPINION

Hearing on H.R. 40 Puts Reparations Debate in National Spotlight

“These are the vestiges of enslavement that people don't want to deal with,” said Dr. Julianne Malveaux, the former President of Bennett College. ...

Perfecting the Cat Nap: Lessons on Sleep From a Cat

Watching Soleil's languorous lifestyle has inspired me to establish better sleeping habits which have led to increased happiness and productivity. ...

Happy Independence Day!

The Skanner would like to wish all of our readers a relaxing and safe 4th of July. Wondering about the history and science of fireworks? ...

Plastics Are Strangling the Planet

You have probably heard about islands of plastic (and other garbage) inhabiting our oceans. The impact of this is the dying off of entire segments of oceans. In addition, many countries in the global North, including but not limited to the USA, look at the...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

The Latest: Charlottesville victims describe pain of attack

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the state sentencing of a man convicted on federal hate crime charges related to a white nationalist rally (all times local):4 p.m.A woman who was seriously hurt in a car attack on anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia...

After Supreme Court ruling, NC gerrymandering case begins

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A partisan gerrymandering trial began Monday in North Carolina, where election advocacy groups and Democrats hope state courts will favor them in a political mapmaking dispute that the U.S. Supreme Court just declared is not the business of the federal courts.Lawyers for...

Some in GOP rebuke Trump, but party leaders still silent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans remained largely silent after President Donald Trump said over the weekend that four women of color in Congress should "go back" to the countries they came from. By Monday, some in the party were speaking up.Several GOP senators, and some House Republicans,...

ENTERTAINMENT

Fox 2000 chief joins Sony after being jettisoned by Disney

NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth Gabler, whose Fox 2000 produced acclaimed literary adaptations like "Life of Pi" and "Hidden Figures" before being axed in the aftermath of the Walt Disney Co. acquisition, has found a new home at Sony Pictures.Sony on Monday announced a new production deal with the...

'Spider-Man' does victory lap over 'Crawl,' 'Stuber'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Spider-Man: Far From Home" is celebrating another weekend at No. 1, but non-franchise fare continues to struggle at the box office. Fresh studio-released counterprograming such as the horror movie "Crawl" and the action-comedy "Stuber" barely made a dent in the...

State investigating Wally Lamb's inmate writing program

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut is investigating an inmate writing program run by author Wally Lamb after a lawsuit was filed this spring by participants.The lawsuit alleges the inmates have not been paid for their contributions to Lamb's third anthology of writings designed...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Trump nominates Esper to be defense chief, succeeding Mattis

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday asked the Senate to confirm Mark Esper as the successor...

Scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer's

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal — a blood test to screen people...

Final blast of torrential rains unleashed by weakened Barry

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Barry spared New Orleans from catastrophic flooding, but it still...

India aborts moon mission launch, citing technical glitch

SRIHARIKOTA, India (AP) — India aborted the launch on Monday of a spacecraft intended to land on the far...

Italian police clear migrant squatters amid burning debris

ROME (AP) — Migrants and squatters set up burning barricades at an abandoned school outside Rome on Monday...

Telescope foes tie together, block road to Hawaii summit

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators gathered Monday at the base of Hawaii's tallest mountain...

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PHOTO: Tloke Nahuake Aztec Fire Dancers performed before a large crowd during the Pike Place Market Busker Festival on Sunday Sept. 14 at Seattle's popular farmers market.  The event celebrates 40 years of legal street performing – or ‘busking’ -- in Seattle. Susan Fried photo

The Seattle Public Library ‘Garden of Forbidden Books’

In celebration of Banned Books Week and PARK(ing) Day, The Seattle Public Library is opening The Garden of Forbidden Books in Belltown for one day only. Borrow books and hear story times for children and adults from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 on Bell Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.

Library programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

At The Garden of Forbidden Books, librarians will convert two Belltown parking spaces into a reading room with places to sit and read. There will be a collection of banned or challenged books available for browsing and borrowing. Story times will take place at the following times.

11 a.m. - Story time for children, featuring Maurice Sendak's "In the Night Kitchen."

Noon - Story time for adults, featuring tales of censorship written by Ray Bradbury and others.

2 p.m. - Story time for adults, featuring tales of censorship written by Ray Bradbury and others.

PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers, citizens and librarians transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or www.spl.org.

 

Next Cultural Conversation: 'Storytelling for Change'

At the first Cultural Conversations meeting of the new season, participants will learn why storytelling from the heart is the most powerful way to communicate, profoundly impacting both the storyteller and the listener.

The meeting, with the theme "Storytelling for Change," takes place 1- 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Crossroads Community Center, 16000 NE 10th St. Cultural Conversations is a women's group that meets approximately every six weeks and seeks to build community connections and enhance cultural understanding. For more information go to ww.ci.bellevue.wa.us.

 

Seattle Speaks: Future of Early Learning

Seattle voters will choose between two competing preschool-related measures on the November ballot: a city-backed, four-year, $58 million property-tax levy to fund a pilot, high-quality pre-kindergarten program or a union-backed proposal seeking better pay and training for child-care workers.

Seattle Channel host Brian Callanan facilitates talk on the future of publicly funded early childhood education , 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave. Seattle Speaks is presented by Seattle Channel, Town Hall Seattle and Seattle CityClub.

Joining the conversation to discuss the impacts of high-quality early learning will be Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess representing the city-endorsed pre-K proposal (Proposition 1B) and Heather Weiner speaking in favor of the union-backed I-107 (Proposition 1A).

The program will be broadcast live on Seattle Channel cable 21 (HD on Comcast 321 and Wave 721) and online at seattlechannel.org. Join the conversation in person or online, where you can take part in polls and voice your opinion via social media and e-mail. Take the pre-show poll online now: www.seattlechannel.org/seattlespeaks.

Admission to Seattle Speaks is free but advance registration is required. Register at www.seattlecityclub.org or call (206) 682-7395. Doors open at 6 p.m. with audience instructions at 6:30 p.m. and the live televised program at 7 p.m.

 

The Seattle Public Library Presents Banned! Books In Drag

In celebration of Banned Books Week, The Seattle Public Library is hosting a free evening of drag and literature from 7  to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at Neighbors Nightclub, 1509 Broadway.

Library programs are free and open to the public. Registration and tickets are not required. This event is for ages 21 and over. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Banned! Books in Drag will be hosted by The Stranger's David Schmader. Performances by local drag artists and comedians will include Aleksa Manila, Robbie Turner, La Saveona Hunt, Amora Dior Black, Atasha Manila, Isabella Extynn St. James, Ernie Von Schmaltz, comedian Abbey Drake and DJ Dewey Decimal.

Library cards for The Seattle Public Library are free to all who live, work or attend school in Seattle. Learn about using the Library, sign up for a library card, or browse and borrow from a collection of titillating fiction curated especially for this event. Librarians will be on hand to recommend and check out books. For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or www.spl.org.

 

Douglass-Truth Library Celebrates 100 Years

The Seattle Public Library is planning a special celebration in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 E. Yesler Way, 206-684-4704.

The public is invited to join in the festivities from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at the branch. Enjoy a scavenger hunt, button making, canvas bag decorating, historical presentations, performers and refreshments. Historical clothing and accessories from the 1900s will also be on display throughout the Douglass-Truth Branch. All activities are free and open to the public. No registration is required.

At 12:30 p.m., the following community speakers will share brief remarks on the Douglass-Truth Branch's 100th anniversary:

·  Marcellus Turner, city librarian of The Seattle Public Library

·  Ron Sims, former King County Executive and former Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

· Val Matson, public relations chair for the Seattle chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

 

ARTISTS UP at the Northwest African American Museum

To continue reaching communities new to regional arts service agencies, ARTISTS UP will host a free session to connect and inform African and African American artists throughout Seattle, King County and Washington State.

The event is Monday, Oct. 6 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Northwest African American Museum , 2300 S. Massachusetts St. Artists creating dance, literature, media, music, theater, visual and public art are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

The event is designed to share best practices through peer learning, build connections between artists and funders, and demystify funding programs and processes. The event is hosted by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, 4 Culture and Artist Trust.

Attendees that require translation, activities for school-aged children, accommodation or alternative format for a disability (facility is accessible) should notify the presenting organizations no later than end of day, October 1. 

Since launching in 2013, ARTISTS UP has successfully built bridges and increased understanding of existing artist funding for Latina/o, Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander artist communities. Register online by Oct.1. For more information, contact Heather Dwyer at [email protected], 206-296-8676

 

Get Your Business Ready for Disaster with Free Webinar Series

Each year small businesses nationwide are forced to close their doors in the aftermath of severe storms, flooding, tornadoes, wildfires and hurricanes.  Business interruptions, even if they last just a few hours, are costly in terms of lost productivity and profits.

You can get help with your own business preparedness planning through a series of free webinars in September hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery.   The September series is presented in collaboration with FEMA’s Ready Campaign as part of National Preparedness Month.  

The half-hour webinars will be presented at 2 p.m., Eastern time, each Wednesday in September. 

SBA has partnered with Agility Recovery to offer business continuity strategies through their “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to check out the archived webinars and for more disaster preparedness tools. 

 

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