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NEWS BRIEFS

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 ...

Teen uses sign language to help blind and deaf man on flight

BOSTON (AP) — A teenager is being credited with coming to the aid of a blind and deaf man during a flight from Boston to Portland, Oregon.Clara Daly, of Calabasas, California, says she and her mother were traveling last week when the flight attendants asked if anyone knew American Sign...

18-year-old driver dies after colliding with log truck

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say an 18-year-old girl has died after colliding with a log truck on Highway 101 near Beaver.Law enforcement officials say Mikayla Michelle Howard was driving a 2003 Saab when it crossed into the other lane for an unknown reason on Friday morning....

New Mexico residents to testify on atomic bomb fallout

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Residents of a New Mexico Hispanic village near the site of the world's first atomic bomb test say they were long ignored about the lingering health effects and were expected to share their stories with Congress.The Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium plans to...

Small plane hits car after missing runway near Snohomish

SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) — A small plane hit a car after overshooting the runway at an airfield near Snohomish.The Seattle Times reports that three people, including a child, were in a single-engine plane when it was approaching the Harvey Air Field on Saturday.Lt. Rick Hawkins of the Snohomish...

OPINION

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 ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Anita Baker, H.E.R., Meek Mill shine at BET Awards

The 2018 BET Awards barely handed out any trophies with big stars like Cardi B, Drake and Kendrick Lamar absent, but the show included superior performances by rising singer H.E.R., rapper Meek Mill and gospel artist Yolanda Adams, who paid tribute to Anita Baker and nearly brought her to...

Photographer David Goldblatt, who chronicled apartheid, dies

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — David Goldblatt, a South African photographer who for decades chronicled the harsh fallout of white minority rule in his country, has died at the age of 87.The Johannesburg-based Goodman Gallery says he died "peacefully" at his home in the city early Monday.The gallery...

Ben & Jerry's factory display honors civil rights campaign

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's has unveiled a new display at its Vermont factory dedicated to civil rights.MyChamplainValley.com reports the display revealed at the Waterbury factory Friday honors Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1968 Poor People's Campaign.The display was...

ENTERTAINMENT

The Latest: Prosecutors cancel Stormy Daniels meeting

The Latest on the investigation into the business interests of Trump's longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen (all times local):8:30 p.m.Stormy Daniels' lawyer says the porn actress' meeting with federal prosecutors in New York who are investigating President Donald Trump's longtime lawyer has...

Complete list of winners at Sunday night's 2018 BET Awards

The complete list of winners of the 2018 BET Awards, presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles:— Video of the year: Drake— Best male R&B/pop artist: Bruno Mars— Best female R&B/pop Artist: Beyonce— Best male hip hop artist: Kendrick Lamar—...

US prosecutors cancel Stormy Daniels meeting in Cohen probe

Porn actress Stormy Daniels was scheduled to meet with federal prosecutors in New York on Monday as part of their investigation into President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney, but the meeting was abruptly cancelled late Sunday after it was reported by news organizations, her attorney...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Anita Baker, H.E.R., Meek Mill shine at BET Awards

The 2018 BET Awards barely handed out any trophies with big stars like Cardi B, Drake and Kendrick Lamar absent,...

US prosecutors cancel Stormy Daniels meeting in Cohen probe

Porn actress Stormy Daniels was scheduled to meet with federal prosecutors in New York on Monday as part of their...

College sports doctors under new scrutiny amid scandals

Allegations of sexual abuse carried out over decades by team physicians at Michigan State and Ohio State are...

Koreas discuss removing North's artillery from tense border

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas are discussing the possible relocation of North Korea's...

The Latest: Spain: Over 1,000 rescued at sea in last 3 days

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):12:10 p.m.Spanish...

Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Multiple attempts to locate 12 boys and their soccer coach missing in a flooded...

Rebuilding Portland Together
By The Skanner News

N/NE Community Oversight Committee to Meet Thursday, May 26

The N/NE Community Oversight Committee will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016. Sandwiches and beverages will be served at 5:30 and the meeting will begin promptly at 6 p.m. in the community room at New Song Community Church, 2511 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. The community room is accessed from NE Russell Street.

The Oversight Committee is a community-based group formed to oversee the Portland Housing Bureau's work to address displacement in North and Northeast Portland. The committee meets every other month for progress updates and discussion on the  N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy. These meetings are open to the public. 

This month, join us to hear an update about the first Preference Policy application round, new affordable rental housing planned for N/NE Portland, and a report from Housing Bureau Director Kurt Creager on affordable housing expenditures (Tax Increment Financing or "TIF") in the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area.   

The last 30 minutes of the meeting are reserved for public comment and questions on any of this month's agenda items. If you have questions or comments about any issues that are not on this month's agenda, contact us directly at 503-823-1190 or email NNEstrategy@portlandoregon.gov. Comment cards will also be available at the meeting.

Oversight Committee meetings will now be filmed by Portland Community Media and broadcast on Channel 30. The broadcast schedule will be available shortly.  

 The public is welcome. 

Meeting schedules and agendas are posted at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/69693.

 

LMV to honor Governor Brown, Congressman Lewis, Kerry Tymchuk and John Jackley at annual Liberty and Hope Awards Dinner on June 16 

The League of Minority Voters (LMV) will honor Gov. Kate Brown, Oregon Historical Society Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk, and author and global diversity & inclusion practitioner John Jackley at its ninth annual Liberty and Hope Awards Dinner. The LMV will also present a Lifetime Achievement Award to U.S. Rep. John Lewis.

The banquet will take place 5:30-9 p.m. June 16 at the Benson Hotel in downtown Portland.

Tickets are $150 per person. Event sponsorships are also available. To purchase either, contact the LMV at OLMV@OREGONLMV.ORG or (503) 720-6776. The LMV will make a limited number of complimentary tickets available for interested community members.

The Liberty and Hope Awards recognize those in the majority who take extraordinary steps to promote excellence and opportunities for people of color. More than 450 supporters attended last year’s event, including community leaders, elected officials, business executives and non-profit heads. Organizers expect an even larger crowd this year.

Past honorees include Gert Boyle, Paul Allen, Gov. Victor Atiyeh, David Bartz Jr., Ross Danielson, Fred Hanson, Tom Kelly, Phil Knight, Tom Potter, Gov. Barbara Roberts, U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and Dan Wieden.

 

Clark County Historical Museum Hosts Panel Discussion on Food in Clark County

In recent years, dialogues over how our food is grown, where it comes from, and how it’s distributed have taken center stage in our local and national community conversations. Join CCHM at 7 p.m. June 2 for a panel discussion about our current food system in Clark County. Representatives from Clark County’s food organizations, including the Clark County Food Bank, Clark/Cowlitz Farm Bureau, Clark County Public Health, FISH, and the Vancouver Farmers’ Market will gather to discuss our food, where it comes from, and what food issues county residents face today. This panel is part of our monthly First Thursday Lecture Series.

Be sure to come by early to explore our associated exhibit Food for Thought: Clark County’s Food History, which features artifacts, documents and images from our collection that illustrate the shifting landscape of food in our region.

Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for children under 18, and free with a museum membership. Doors will open at 5:00pm and the discussion will start at 7:00pm. For more event information and questions, contact the museum at info@cchmuseum.org or by phone at (360) 993-5679. 

 

Local Yoga Studio and Collaborators Take Accessibility of  International Day of Yoga to a New Level

Yoga for trauma recovery, developmental disabilities and LGBTQ communities aren’t new to Portland, but they’re now offered free of charge, under one roof, to join the efforts of the second annual International Day of Yoga on June 21.  

The United Nations General Assembly created International Day of Yoga (IDY) to provide greater access to yoga world wide.  Last year, the inaugural International Day of Yoga and local organizers drew over 150 people to Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square.  This year, in support of local IDY efforts, unfold and collaborating studios and teachers offer classes for unique populations.

This offering, for specific populations, will further increase accessibility to this healing discipline that helps people with stress reduction, body awareness, self-calming and mental-emotional resilience.  The day will also feature information and activity booths, for people to enjoy.

Collaborator Heather Jones of Curvy Yoga says, "There are so many people out there who only view yoga in an Instagram picture or a sexy Nike ad, with the practitioner in a thin, flexible body sweating themselves into a state of exercise euphoria. And quite often, people can't connect to that. They don't see their own body ever moving like that, and assume yoga isn't for them. I am excited to participate in AYD to share this practice with those folks - to show them how yoga can reconnect them to their bodies, to their capabilities, and that there are yoga teachers out there who see them. This is a fantastic group of teachers collaborating to make yoga radically inclusive and I am proud to be part of that."

Schedule:

  • 10am - Jill Tuleya - Yoga for Cancer Recovery 
  • 11am - Liz Eisman - Yoga for Trauma Recovery
  • 12 - Sandra Gail Pierson - Yoga for Veterans
  • 1pm - Heather Jones - Curvy Yoga
  • 2pm - Zeyah Alicia Rogé - LGBTQ yoga
  • 3pm - Kara Knight - Yoga for Older Adults
  • 4pm - Kate Dessommes - Yoga for Amputees
  • 5pm - Laurie Saunders - Yoga for Nervous System Conditions
  • 6pm - Bonny Chipman - Yoga for Adults with Disabilities
  • 7pm - Karen Gilkison - Chair Yoga for Larger Bodies 

Information and activity booths in back yard (inside, if raining) 10am - 7pm.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact E.B. Ferdig at unfold: (503) 333-5484 or ebferdig@gmail.com.

 

For more Portland and Seattle area events, see the Community Calendar.

N/NE Community Oversight Committee to Meet Thursday

The N/NE Community Oversight Committee will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Sandwiches and beverages will be served at 5:30 and the meeting will begin promptly at 6 p.m. in the community room at New Song Community Church, 2511 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. The community room is accessed from NE Russell Street.

The Oversight Committee is a community-based group formed to oversee the Portland Housing Bureau's work to address displacement in North and Northeast Portland. The committee meets every other month for progress updates and discussion on the  N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy. These meetings are open to the public.

This month, join us to hear an update about the first Preference Policy application round, new affordable rental housing planned for N/NE Portland, and a report from Housing Bureau Director Kurt Creager on affordable housing expenditures (Tax Increment Financing or "TIF") in the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area.  

The last 30 minutes of the meeting are reserved for public comment and questions on any of this month's agenda items. If you have questions or comments about any issues that are not on this month's agenda, contact us directly at 503-823-1190 or email NNEstrategy@portlandoregon.gov. Comment cards will also be available at the meeting.

Oversight Committee meetings will now be filmed by Portland Community Media and broadcast on Channel 30. The broadcast schedule will be available shortly. 

 The public is welcome.

Meeting schedules and agendas are posted at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/69693.

LMV to honor Governor Brown, Congressman Lewis, Kerry Tymchuk and John Jackley at annual Liberty and Hope Awards Dinner on June 16

The League of Minority Voters (LMV) will honor Gov. Kate Brown, Oregon Historical Society Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk, and author and global diversity & inclusion practitioner John Jackley at its ninth annual Liberty and Hope Awards Dinner. The LMV will also present a Lifetime Achievement Award to U.S. Rep. John Lewis.

The banquet will take place 5:30-9 p.m. June 16 at the Benson Hotel in downtown Portland.

Tickets are $150 per person. Event sponsorships are also available. To purchase either, contact the LMV at OLMV@OREGONLMV.ORG or (503) 720-6776. The LMV will make a limited number of complimentary tickets available for interested community members.

The Liberty and Hope Awards recognize those in the majority who take extraordinary steps to promote excellence and opportunities for people of color. More than 450 supporters attended last year’s event, including community leaders, elected officials, business executives and non-profit heads. Organizers expect an even larger crowd this year.

Past honorees include Gert Boyle, Paul Allen, Gov. Victor Atiyeh, David Bartz Jr., Ross Danielson, Fred Hanson, Tom Kelly, Phil Knight, Tom Potter, Gov. Barbara Roberts, U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and Dan Wieden.

Clark County Historical Museum Hosts Panel Discussion on Food in Clark County

 

In recent years, dialogues over how our food is grown, where it comes from, and how it’s distributed have taken center stage in our local and national community conversations. Join CCHM at 7 p.m. June 2 for a panel discussion about our current food system in Clark County. Representatives from Clark County’s food organizations, including the Clark County Food Bank, Clark/Cowlitz Farm Bureau, Clark County Public Health, FISH, and the Vancouver Farmers’ Market will gather to discuss our food, where it comes from, and what food issues county residents face today. This panel is part of our monthly First Thursday Lecture Series.

Be sure to come by early to explore our associated exhibit Food for Thought: Clark County’s Food History, which features artifacts, documents and images from our collection that illustrate the shifting landscape of food in our region.

Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for children under 18, and free with a museum membership. Doors will open at 5:00pm and the discussion will start at 7:00pm. For more event information and questions, contact the museum at info@cchmuseum.org or by phone at (360) 993-5679.

Local Yoga Studio and Collaborators Take Accessibility of

International Day of Yoga to a New Level

Yoga for trauma recovery, developmental disabilities and LGBTQ communities aren’t new to Portland, but they’re now offered free of charge, under one roof, to join the efforts of the second annual International Day of Yoga on June 21. 

The United Nations General Assembly created International Day of Yoga (IDY) to provide greater access to yoga world wide.  Last year, the inaugural International Day of Yoga and local organizers drew over 150 people to Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square.  This year, in support of local IDY efforts, unfold and collaborating studios and teachers offer classes for unique populations.

This offering, for specific populations, will further increase accessibility to this healing discipline that helps people with stress reduction, body awareness, self-calming and mental-emotional resilience.  The day will also feature information and activity booths, for people to enjoy.

Collaborator Heather Jones of Curvy Yoga says, "There are so many people out there who only view yoga in an Instagram picture or a sexy Nike ad, with the practitioner in a thin, flexible body sweating themselves into a state of exercise euphoria. And quite often, people can't connect to that. They don't see their own body ever moving like that, and assume yoga isn't for them. I am excited to participate in AYD to share this practice with those folks - to show them how yoga can reconnect them to their bodies, to their capabilities, and that there are yoga teachers out there who see them. This is a fantastic group of teachers collaborating to make yoga radically inclusive and I am proud to be part of that."

Schedule:

10am - Jill Tuleya - Yoga for Cancer Recovery

11am - Liz Eisman - Yoga for Trauma Recovery

12 - Sandra Gail Pierson - Yoga for Veterans

1pm - Heather Jones - Curvy Yoga

2pm - Zeyah Alicia Rogé - LGBTQ yoga

3pm - Kara Knight - Yoga for Older Adults

4pm - Kate Dessommes - Yoga for Amputees

5pm - Laurie Saunders - Yoga for Nervous System Conditions

6pm - Bonny Chipman - Yoga for Adults with Disabilities

7pm - Karen Gilkison - Chair Yoga for Larger Bodies

Information and activity booths in back yard (inside, if raining) 10am - 7pm.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact E.B. Ferdig at unfold: (503) 333-5484 or ebferdig@gmail.com.

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