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Black Drivers Stopped at Disproportionate Rate in Portland

Of the 33,035 vehicle stops Portland police made in 2019, 18% were for Black drivers and 65% were for white drivers. White people make up 75.1% of the population, while Black people make up 5.8%

Many Turn to Real Christmas Trees as Bright Spot Amid Virus

Oregon wholesale tree farmers and small cut-your-own lots are reporting strong demand and seeing more people earlier than ever

Black Drivers Stopped a Disproportionate Rate in Portland

The police bureau uses a complicated methodology in reporting data

Sharon Gary-Smith Elected New President of NAACP-Portland

New leadership team seeks to set different tone. 


Extended Benefits Reduced Based on Oregon’s Falling Unemployment Rate

Benefits will be reduced from up to 20 weeks of benefits to up to 13 weeks, beginning Dec. 13, 2020 ...

Judge Rejects Challenge to Oregon's 2-week Virus Rules

Groups representing Oregon foodservice and lodging businesses had asked the judge to modify the governor’s order ...

D’artagnan Bernard Caliman Named Meyer Memorial Trust’s New Director of Justice Oregon for Black Lives

Raised in NE Portland's Historic Albina, Caliman is currently the executive director at Building Changes in Seattle ...

Oregon Safeway and Albertsons Shoppers Register Support for Schools and Hunger

$450,000 in emergency grant funding is supporting 159 local schools ...

Oregon Employment Department Begins Issuing 'Waiting Week' Benefits

246,300 Oregonians to receive a combined total of $176 million in benefits in the initial payment run ...

Oregon reports record number of daily COVID-19 cases

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority reported 1,669 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Saturday, the state's largest daily case count since the start of the pandemic. The total number of coronavirus cases in Oregon has now surpassed 72,000 and the death toll is 896. The number of...

COVID outbreak reported on Oregon mink farm

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon mink farm has reported an outbreak of COVID-19 among animals and staff.The Statesman Journal reports the farm has been placed under quarantine, meaning no animals or animal products can leave the farm.The state has not said where the farm is located, how many...

Vanderbilt K Fuller becomes first woman to play in Power 5

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Sarah Fuller was playing around with a teammate a couple months ago when she kicked a soccer ball through the uprights from 45 yards away. She joked about being able to kick a football with teammates during the Southeastern Conference soccer tournament. On Saturday, she...

Vanderbilt kicker breaks barrier but Missouri dominates 41-0

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Sarah Fuller made history, but her barrier-breaking kickoff was the only highlight for Vanderbilt as Missouri dominated the Commodores 41-0 on Saturday. Fuller became the first woman to participate in a Power 5 conference football game when she kicked off to start the...


Thanksgiving 2020: Grateful for New Hope and New Direction in Our Nation

This hasn’t been a normal year, and it isn’t going to be a normal Thanksgiving. ...

No Time to Rest

After four years under a Trump administration, we see there is a lot of work to be done. ...

Could America Learn a COVID-19 Lesson from Rwanda?

As of October 28, in a country of just over twelve million people, they have experienced only 35 deaths from the coronavirus ...

Trump’s Game

Trump’s strategy is clear: maintain control of the Republican Party as the Trump Party, install “acting” officials who will not cooperate with the Biden transition team ...


Pope elevates 13 new cardinals then puts them in their place

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis raised 13 new cardinals to the highest rank in the Catholic hierarchy Saturday and immediately warned them not to use their titles for corrupt, personal gain, presiding over a ceremony marked from beginning to end by the coronavirus pandemic.Two new...

To court Latinos, Democrats have to expand strategy in 2022

PHOENIX (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s campaign credits its success in Arizona to the immigrant-rights and grassroots organizations that have been mobilizing Latinos for nearly two decades. The fruits of their labor — in triple-digit heat, no less — paid off in this...

Black firefighters in NC allege racism amid larger reckoning

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — They threw her new cellphone on the roof of the station house and placed nails under the wheels of her pickup truck. As she prepared to answer a call, someone poured tobacco juice in her boots. It was too much for Timika Ingram to bear.“It caused me pain,...


The pandemic is changing Hollywood, maybe forever

NEW YORK (AP) — “No New ‘Movies’ Till Influenza Ends” blared a New York Times headline on Oct. 10, 1918, while the deadly second wave of the Spanish Flu was unfolding.A century later, during another pandemic, movies — quotes no longer necessary — are...

Issa Rae urges participation in Small Business Saturday

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With many small businesses struggling to hold on during the coronavirus pandemic, Issa Rae believes now is the time to support independent stores more than ever. The creator and star of HBO series “Insecure” strongly encourages people to shop locally as part...

A new doc peeks inside the USPS’s Operation Santa program

Filmmaker Dana Nachman wanted to make a documentary about the United States Postal Service’s Operation Santa program for years, but it never seemed like the right time. Then in 2018 she got up some courage and decided to cold email the USPS press office. They responded immediately and agreed...


Tony Hsieh, retired Zappos CEO, dies at 46 after house fire

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tony Hsieh, the retired CEO of Las Vegas-based online shoe retailer Zappos.com, who spent...

AP week in pictures from around the globe

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by The...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts military role in vaccines

WASHINGTON (AP) — From the get-go, President Donald Trump has miscast or exaggerated the military's role in...

UK asks regulator to assess AZ-Oxford vaccine amid questions

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Friday it has formally asked the country’s medicines...

The Latest: Researchers urge Arizona shutdown, mask mandate

PHOENIX — University of Arizona researchers say the current surge in the coronavirus outbreak will present...

French protesters decry bill outlawing use of police images

PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of critics of a proposed security law that would restrict the filming of...

MLK Breakfast 2021 Save the Date
Brian Stimson of The Skanner News

It's that time of year again. Rose Festival season. The time of year when people from across the Portland metro region descend into downtown and pray that it doesn't rain.

So far for this weekend's big Starlight Parade, the news is looking upbeat with meteorologists predicting sunny skies across the region. This will hopefully make it a lot easier for people to bike, bus or take the train into the city center for the festivities.

The festival is running all week, with the CityFair open from June 2 to 5 in Tom McCall Waterfront Park. On June 4, the KeyBank Starlight Run will kick off at 8 p.m. at Lincoln High School (ontherunevents.com/starlight). Thirty minutes later, the PGE/SOLV Starlight Parade will begin in Downtown Portland. The route will snake from the Park Blocks at Burnside, east to 4th Avenue, south to Salmon, west to Broadway, north to Stark, west to 10th Avenue, and south to Taylor, where the parade will disband at Lincoln High School.

As always, you are encouraged not to drive into the City Center and expect a parking spot. With the good weather prediction, it should be much easier to bike, bus or take a train to enjoy the festivities. Buses and trains will continue to run through Fifth and Sixth avenues throughout the weekend and during the parade.

Next week, on June 8, the Fred Meyer Junior Parade will begin at 1 p.m. on 51st at Sandy Boulevard in the Hollywood District. The parade features 30 area marching bands, Grand Marshal Scooby Doo, the bumbling cartoon dog detective. The parade will end at 40th Avenue and Sandy.

After the parade, make it downtown for the first day of Fleet Week, which runs until June 12.

Fleet Week features U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, joined on June 9 by U.S. Navy and Canadian Maritime Forces ships. The ships – at the military's discretion – will be open for tours from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m on a first-come, first-served basis. Bags and weapons are not allowed on tours.

From June 9 to 10, the Portland Rose Society will hold their 123rd annual Spring Rose Show at the Lloyd Center's Ice Chalet. The show will be open from 1 to 9 p.m. on Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday.

A number of different events are occurring the weekend of June 11 and 12, including, but not limited to, the "On This Day" mass wedding ceremony and reception at 5:30 p.m. at the Portland Convention Center; the Rose Festival Dragon Boat Races occurring 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Riverplace on the southern end of Tom McCall Park.

On June 12, First Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson St., will host "A Carnival of Sound" at 3 p.m.

From June 16 to June 19 there will be the 41st annual City of Roses Delta Park Powwow & Encampment at Delta Park. The event runs 7 to 10 p.m. Friday; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The Day of the African Child event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 18 at the South Park Blocks on Portland State University.

Later in the month, from June 24 to 26, the Good in the NeighborHood Multicultural Music and Food Festival will take place at King School Park, 4800 block of Northeast Sixth and Humboldt (goodintheneighborhood.org). The 19th annual event runs 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday; noon to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday; and noon to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. The parade will start at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Dawson Park. In addition to food and goods vendors, live music will be provided by N'Touch on Friday; weekend performances include Patrick Lamb, Chata Addy, Ocean 503, Andy Stokes Band, Linda Hornbuckle & Ashley Minniweather and more.

For a complete list of events, visit www.rosefestival.org.

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