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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 ...

Girl, 14, drowns in pond near Silverton

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a junior camp counselor drowned in a pond near Silverton.The Marion County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrived Wednesday night to find lifeguards and camp counselor searching the pond for 14-year-old Naomi Rudolph of Keizer. Her body was pulled from the...

ICE office in Portland closed another day

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Portland was closed again Thursday because of a demonstration against Trump administration immigration policies.Agency spokeswoman Carissa Cutrell said people who had appointments scheduled at the office will be...

Washington, other states plan to sue over family separations

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Washington and more than a half-dozen other states said Thursday that they plan to sue the Trump administration over a policy of separating immigrant families illegally entering the United States.Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson made the announcement Thursday...

Walla Walla podiatrist charged with unprofessional conduct

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — A Walla Walla podiatrist has been charged with unprofessional conduct for allegedly failing to meet the standard of care in treating two patients who developed infections which later required amputations.The Union-Bulletin reported Thursday that Washington state's...


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 ...


3 men face hate crimes charges in Minnesota mosque bombing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A grand jury has added civil rights and hate crimes violations to charges three Illinois men face in the bombing of a mosque in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington.Federal prosecutors announced the new five-count indictment Thursday against 47-year-old Michael Hari,...

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...

Abloh's historic debut at Vuitton is a big draw in Paris

PARIS (AP) — The debut Louis Vuitton collection by Virgil Abloh, the first African-American to head a major European fashion house, drew stars of all stripes to Paris for his rainbow-themed menswear show.Kanye West was there with his wife, Kim Kardashian West, who had returned to Paris for...


Q&A: Sam Smith on touring, therapy, smoking and lip syncing

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Smith knows his music is melancholy and emotional, but he's hoping his live shows will be uplifting and feel "like a fistful of love," as he put it.The singer, known for down-tempo hits like "Stay With Me" and "Too Good at Goodbyes," is launching "The Thrill of It All...

AP PHOTOS: Toasts, kisses and laughs at Clooney AFI gala

LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clooney, this is your life.The American Film Institute hosted a star-studded gala earlier this month to honor the Oscar-winner's achievements as an actor, director and activist. The evening kicked off with a video message from former President Barack Obama, and...

Mike Colter brings the pain as the indestructible Luke Cage

ATLANTA (AP) — "Black Panther" broke box office records, but "Luke Cage" once crashed Netflix.The streaming service suffered a massive outage for more than two hours in 2016, one day after the premiere of "Luke Cage," a drama-action series starring Mike Colter who plays the show's superhero...


Dig it: Archaeologists scour Woodstock '69 concert field

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Archaeologists scouring the grassy hillside famously trampled during the 1969 Woodstock...

Canada's legalization to offer pot by mail, better banking

Mail-order weed? You betcha!With nationwide marijuana legalization in Canada on the horizon, the industry is...

Koko the gorilla, who learned sign language, dies at 46

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Koko the gorilla, whose remarkable sign-language ability and motherly attachment to...

Cuba slightly loosens controls on state media

HAVANA (AP) — Minutes after a plane carrying 113 people crashed on takeoff from Havana airport, Cuban state...

Pope, in Geneva, says Christians must work together on peace

GENEVA (AP) — Pope Francis journeyed Thursday to the well-heeled city of Geneva to encourage all...

South Sudan's armed opposition rejects 'imposition' of peace

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's armed opposition on Thursday rejected any "imposition" of a...

register to vote
By The Skanner News

Oregon Voting Registration Deadline Oct. 18

Residents who are new to Oregon, have not had recent contact with the DMV or for other reasons are not sure they are currently registered to vote can check their status online here – or call their county elections official to check on their current status. (In Multnomah County, the number is 503-988-3720; in Clackamas, it’s 503-655-8510; and in Washington, 503-846-5800).

The deadline to register to vote in Oregon is Oct. 18. Those who still need to register to vote can do so onilne or in person at the county elections office.

In addition, The Links, Inc. will be hosting voter registration events:

  • Oct. 13 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Holgate House
  • Oct. 15 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – JP Frames


Washington state residents must register (or update their registration) by Oct. 10 if they register online, or by Oct. 31 if they register in person. Washington residents who aren’t sure whether or not they’re registered to vote can visit https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/MyVote/#/login.

Washington ballots must be postmarked by election day – or can be dropped at a dropbox by 8 p.m. on election day. To register to vote in Washington, visit http://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/myvote/olvr.html. To get information about registering by mail or in person, call 1-800-448-4881 or elections@sos.wa.gov.


PSU’s Portland State of Mind to Discuss Black Lives Matter Movement, Election 2016 and Portland’s Economy

WHAT: Portland State University opens its doors to the community with its fifth annual Portland State of Mind, a 10-day series of lectures, workshops, entertainment and sports.
More than 50 events are planned, including:

  • An election roundtable discussion by members of PSU’s Political Science faculty covering everything from the state of the races to implications for the future from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Smith Memorial Student Union browsing lounge.
  • Black Lives Matter: Rhetoric or Reality? A panel featuring Black Studies faculty will discuss the impact of the movement and why we do not live in a post-racial or color-blind society from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct 18 at the Smith Memorial Student Union Browsing Lounge.
  • PSU Convenes: Should Oregon raise corporate taxes? A debate about Measure 97 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom. Tickets required.
  • Two panel discussions about the Portland metro area’s economy from 7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. Oct. 14 and 17 at the Ecotrust Billie Frank, Jr. Conference Center, 721 N.W. 9th Ave.
  • A concert featuring performances by !!! (pronounced Chk, Chk, Chk), EASTGHOST and Force Publique from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Smith Memorial Student Union.
  • Homecoming football game and Tailgate: PSU vs Cal Poly on Oct. 15. Tailgate begins at 11:30 a.m. in front of the Kingston Sports Bar and Grill, 2021 SW Morrison St. Game starts at 2:30 p.m. at Providence Park.

For a full schedule of events go to www.pdx.edu/portland-state-of-mind.


PDX Urban Market Launches in NE Portland Oct. 13

Local small business With Love From PDX and private nonprofit Know Your City have come together to offer the community a new place for residents to support the local economy and discover locally made products. The Portland Urban Market, which launches at 5 p.m. Oct. 13 at One North Development Plaza (N. Williams and Fremont) will feature diverse makers and other local purveyors of food, goods, and crafts.

The idea of the Portland Urban Market came from the need to provide vendors of color and vendors from other historically marginalized identities more avenues to increase the visibility of their business and to connect with local customers.

Established in 2014, With Love From PDX leverages local makers to offer customers locally and nationally customized gifting boxes combining thoughtful home wares, crafts and food goods to create bespoke gifts for a wide range of clientele. Inger McDowell-Hartye, owner of With Love From PDX, uses a business model focused on community engagement and business collaboration. She was inspired to co-facilitate this event because of the conversations she’s exchanged while walking the beat of Portland’s small business community. "This space was created to focus on diversity of makers of color in our city so often in our community we're looking for space and opportunities to come together, we decided to make our own space," said Inger McDowell-Hartye, owner of With Love From PDX.

The first Portland Urban Market will launch from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13 at One North Development Plaza and will continue to host monthly markets starting in Spring 2017. Information about event logistics and attending vendors are available on Eventbrite.


OMSI Hosts NASA Astronaut Dr. Mike Barratt for Public Events Oct. 14 and 15

OMSI will officially close-out “World Space Week” with two special days featuring local NASA astronaut Dr. Mike Barratt Friday and Saturday. Beginning Friday morning, OMSI will host a dedicated Twitter Q&A (@OMSI) with Dr. Barratt at 9:30 a.m., and the public are invited to ask questions online using #AskAnAstro. The day continues with a free presentation on living and working in space by Dr. Barratt at 11 a.m., followed by a meet-and-greet just for teachers at 4pm, and an “OMSI Members Only” presentation at 7 p.m. On Oct. 15, the public is once again invited to a presentation from Dr. Barratt at 11 a.m.. All presentations will be followed by an audience Q&A. All events are free, though advance registration is required, and take place at OMSI Auditorium at 1945 SE Water Avenue. For more information, visit www.omsi.edu.

With NASA since 1991, astronaut Mike Barratt M.D. spent 199 days in space as Flight Engineer for Expeditions 19 and 20 in 2009. He currently serves in the NASA International Space Station Operations and Integration branches to handle medical issues and on-orbit support.


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