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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 ...

Washington, other states plan to sue over family separations

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Washington, California and at least nine other states are planning to sue the Trump administration over its separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the president's executive order halting the practice is riddled with caveats and fails to...

Oregon allows rancher to kill a wolf after calves attacked

ENTERPRISE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon wildlife managers have issued a permit that allows a rancher in Eastern Oregon to kill a wolf after three of his calves were injured by the predators last week.The Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday they confirmed that the calves were hurt by wolves...

Infant found at Seattle encampment in protective custody

SEATTLE (AP) — A 5-month-old infant found at a Seattle homeless encampment is in protective custody as police investigate child neglect.Seattle Police said Thursday on its blog that the child was removed in late May from an unsanctioned homeless encampment where people were reportedly using...

Washington, other states plan to sue over family separations

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Washington, California and at least nine other states are planning to sue the Trump administration over its separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the president's executive order halting the practice is riddled with caveats and fails to...

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

3 men face hate crimes charges in Minnesota mosque bombing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A grand jury added federal civil rights and hate crimes violations to the charges three Illinois men face in the bombing of a mosque in suburban Minneapolis, prosecutors announced Thursday.The new five-count indictment names Michael Hari, 47, Michael McWhorter, 29, and Joe...

Intel CEO out after consensual relationship with employee

NEW YORK (AP) — Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigned after the company learned of what it called a past, consensual relationship with an employee.Intel said Thursday that the relationship was in violation of the company's non-fraternization policy, which applies to all managers. Spokesman...

Governor orders probe of abuse claims by immigrant children

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia's governor ordered state officials Thursday to investigate abuse claims by children at an immigration detention facility who said they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete...

ENTERTAINMENT

Koko the gorilla used smarts, empathy to help change views

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Koko the gorilla, whose remarkable sign-language ability and motherly attachment to pet cats helped change the world's views about the intelligence of animals and their capacity for empathy, has died at 46.Koko was taught sign language from an early age as a scientific...

Directors Guild says industry is still mostly white and male

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study by the Directors Guild of America finds that despite high-profile releases like "Get Out" and "Wonder Woman," film directors remained overwhelmingly white and male among the movies released last year.The DGA examined all 651 feature films released theatrically in...

Demi Lovato sings about addiction struggles on 'Sober'

NEW YORK (AP) — Demi Lovato celebrated six years of sobriety in March, but her new song indicates she may no longer be sober.The pop star released "Sober " on YouTube on Thursday, singing lyrics like: "Momma, I'm so sorry I'm not sober anymore/And daddy please forgive me for the drinks...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

The Latest: Porter's wait ends, Nuggets take him at No. 14

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Thursday night's NBA draft (all times local):9:10 p.m.Michael Porter Jr....

Charles Krauthammer, prominent conservative voice, has died

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and pundit who helped shape and...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims progress on NKorea nukes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trumpeting results of his summit with North Korean leader Kim...

Suu Kyi says outside hate narratives driving Myanmar tension

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A social media account run by the office of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi quotes...

Merkel pledges 0 million loan for troubled Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday promised a 0 million loan to troubled...

Eurozone gets deal to pave way for end to Greece's bailout

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Eurozone nations agreed on the final elements of a plan to get Greece out of its...

Shop with a Cop
By The Skanner News

PHOTO: Law Enforcement for Youth’s Shop with a Cop this year went from concern that low fund raising levels would reduce the number of children served – but a last-minute pitch brought in so many donations they added 100 kids from their standby list, bringing in 500 kids to gift-shop for the holidays. Of the 100 police officers who participated, some reportedly dipped into their own wallets to purchase more toys and goods for the kids.

 

Hip Hop Community Coat Drive

5th annual Efryting Drive, a winter-weather gear drive for people sleeping on the streets, is Saturday, Dec. 20, at Cadigan’s Corner Bar, 5501 SE 72nd.

This year’s Efryting Drive features some of the biggest names in Portland entertainment coming together for a 12 hour multi-thon, benefiting the Downtown Chapel and the grassroots FREE HOT SOUP campaign. We are seeking donations of cold weather gear, especially blankets, tarps, socks, gloves etc.

Headlined by The Chicharones and local comedians Kristine Levine and Adam Pasi, the line-up boasts a total of 5 outstanding bands and ten fantastic local standup comics, gathered together with the most active and engaged members of our community. The highlight of the evening is the “Friendly Fire” rap compliment battle, where the best talent in the Portland hip-hop community come together to decide the title “Mr Nice Guy 2014.”

Find out more on Facebook at ‘2014 EFRYTING DRIVE.’


Troutdale Police/Multnomah County Sheriff's 2014 Holiday Toy Drive a Huge Success

Troutdale Police Department and Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Annual Holiday Toy Drive has a record year. Through the kindness and genuine holiday spirit of Walmart, Walmart patrons, Troutdale City Councilors, Wood Village City Councilors, other local businesses and our citizens this toy drive collected an unprecedented amount of toys, and clothes for toddlers, boys, girls and teens in need of support this year. Over 250 large bags of toys were collected during the toy drive and thirty bikes! In addition, we were able to support thirteen families covering 35 children through $2500 in community member cash donations and a $2,500 grant from Walmart.

The toys and items collected in this drive are distributed to children of families with less fortunate means in East Multnomah County. Through SnowCap and Human Solutions an estimated 1,500 children will receive toys this year.

 

GirlStrength and BoyStrength Volunteers Needed

Portland Police Bureau is looking for men and women to volunteer with the WomanStrength , GirlStrength and BoyStrength self defense and violence prevention programs.

WomenStrength and GirlStrength have a 35 year history of success and trained over 110,000 community members in the Portland area. BoyStrength is an exciting new program for boys ages 10-14 that provide boys with options, strategies and skills to make healthy choices and be leaders in non-violence.

Volunteer instructors are trained by professionals in the field of violence prevention. No experience necessary. Men and women from all backgrounds, abilities and ages (over 18) are encouraged to apply. Application Deadline: Feb. 5, 2015. Strength Instructor Training Starts: Feb. 21, 2015

Volunteer Information and Application: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/BoyStrength

 

Oliver/Rosewood Open Basketball Night

Looking for a place to place basketball with your friends, family and neighbors?

Come to the Oliver Elementary School gym, 15840 SE Taylor St., Thursdays from 5-6:30 p.m. during the month of December for a fun evening of pick-up basketball. All ages welcome. All participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult over age 21. Volunteers are also needed, for more information contact Josh Richards, SUN coordinator, at joshr@metfamily.org or call 503-388-0456.

 

Hillsboro Call to Artists for Mayor’s Gift

The City of Hillsboro Public Art Program announces an opportunity for artists to become part of Hillsboro’s Public Art Collection and represent the creative image of the city. In a tradition initiated by Mayor Jerry Willey, a work of art is purchased for the City’s collection, and is displayed in the Civic Center Auditorium. Archival prints are presented as the official gift to dignitaries and business leaders from around the world, underscoring the City’s pride in its creative community.

In 2013, the City selected “Wine with Friends,” a watercolor painted at Árdíri Winery and Vineyard by Sandra Pearce, and in 2014 the City selected “Quintessential Eve” a pastel painted by Amanda Houston.

Artists may submit two-dimensional artwork that represents the characteristic landscape, city views, people and places of Hillsboro. The purchase price cannot exceed $500. Artists interested in applying should go to www.Hillsboro-oregon.gov/PublicArt to download application materials. All artists are eligible, but Hillsboro artists are especially encouraged to apply. The deadline is Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.

 

Feminist Films: OUT IN THE NIGHT

Presented by PFLAG Black Chapter and REEL Feminism, the movie “Out in the Night” is showing, Thursday Dec. 18, 7 p.m. at the Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St.

“Out in the Night” follows the journey of a group of African American teenagers who went to a gay-friendly neighborhood in New York City for a night out. These lesbian and gender non-conforming friends, Patreese, Renata, Terrain and Venice, were confronted by an older man on the street. They defended themselves.

Strangers jumped in to support them and a fight ensued. Only the women were rounded up by police and charged and convicted as perpetrators of gang assault. They became known as The New Jersey 4.

We’ll have a panel discussion after the screening to discuss issues of race, violence against women, gender & sexual identity, and biased media coverage.
Tickets are $5-$10 sliding scale. Find more information at www.clinton-street-theater.seatengine.com.

 

Vancouver Seeks Applicants for Salary Review Commission Vacancies

The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies on the Salary Review Commission. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, 2014.

This five-member volunteer commission is responsible for reviewing and re-establishing or adjusting the salaries of the Vancouver mayor and city council every two years.

Applicants must be City of Vancouver residents and registered voters. City officers, officials, employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to apply.

Salary Review Commission members are appointed by the mayor, subject to approval by the city council. Each commission member is appointed for a single four-year term. The appointments will be made effective Jan. 1, 2015.

The Salary Review Commission will convene to review mayor and council salaries in early 2016, but will also meet once in 2015 for training required under the Open Public Meetings Act.

Interested applicants may apply online at www.cityofvancouver.us/boards. To have an application mailed to you, or for further information, contact Alexis Bafus at Vancouver City Hall by phone at 360-487-8607, by email at alexis.bafus@cityofvancouver.us, or by mail at PO Box 1995 Vancouver, WA 98668.

For more information about the Salary Review Commission, including past meeting minutes and reports, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/src.

 

Hollywood Theatre Offers Artist Residency Opportunities

In 2015, Hollywood Theatre Education Programs will offer media artists the opportunity to present public art installations and teach youth media arts workshops at Open Meadow Middle School through two new paid artist residencies.

Starting in 2015, with support from the Oregon Community Foundation’s Studio to School program, the Hollywood Theatre Studio’s offerings will expand to include two paid artist residencies. In the spring and fall terms, these teaching artists will contribute their creative talents by teaching after-school workshops to students at the Hollywood Theatre Studio at Open Meadow and by producing their own creative work through the Studio which they will then showcase in a public art installation they organize and curate in the greater community.

Artists-in-residence will be chosen through an application process via the Hollywood Theatre website. Artists of any age, discipline, or background whose project proposals include multimedia art as a major component may apply.

For the spring artist residency (Feb. 2 – June 5, 2015), applications must be submitted via email by Jan. 10 at 5 p.m. For the fall artist residency (Aug. 24 – Dec. 18, 2015), applications are due by July 31 at 5 p.m. Questions and applications should be directed to Hollywood Theatre Education Manager Taylor Neitzke at taylor@hollywoodtheatre.org.

 

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