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NEWS BRIEFS

Experience the Culture at the Second Annual Pan African Festival of Oregon

Event will take place from 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. August 11 ...

Oregon Humane Society Photo Contest Now Open

Submissions for annual pet photo contest open until August 15 ...

Mark Christopher Lawrence to Perform at Harvey’s Comedy Club July 13-15

Former Big Mike of “Chuck” will perform at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7:30 Sunday ...

Dragon Fest 2018

Lions, dragons and breakdancers descend on Seattle’s Chinatown-International District for the Pacific Northwest’s largest...

Slain retired police officer feared son would kill her

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Newly available court documents provide details about last month's killing of a retired policewoman in Central Oregon.The body of Gayla Smith was found wrapped in blankets in her Crooked River Ranch home. Police arrested her adult son, 29-year-old Gavin Smith-Brown.The...

Stranded woman drank water from moss after California crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Oregon woman who was badly injured and stranded for a week after her Jeep plunged 250 feet over a cliff into the ocean near Big Sur in California says she survived by drinking fresh water dripping from moss until she was rescued by a couple hiking along the beach.From...

Kosher certifier reduces list of acceptable Starbucks drinks

BALTIMORE (AP) — A leading company in Kosher certification has dropped some Starbucks drinks from its acceptable consumption list.The Baltimore Sun reports Star-K said this month it's dropping drinks with "syrups, sauces, toppings, powders, soy or almond milk" after the coffee behemoth ended...

Amazon's Prime Day runs into early snags

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's website ran into some early snags Monday on its much-hyped Prime Day, an embarrassment for the tech company on the shopping holiday it created.Shoppers clicking on many Prime Day links after the 3 p.m. ET launch in the U.S. got only images of dogs — some quite...

OPINION

A Letter from America’s Children

American children struggling with poverty, violence and homelessness, deserve media coverage, too ...

Rep. Maxine Waters Takes Strong Stand for Fair Housing

Congresswoman Maxine Waters recently stepped up to file legislation designed to cure many of regressive ills pushed by Secretary Carson ...

10 Indoor Plants Every Pet Lover Must Have

Dr. Jasmine Streeter shares her tips on stress-busting plants ...

NAACP Statement on Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

NAACP opposes Kavanaugh's confirmation to the D.C. Circuit ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Black students wrongly accused of leaving without paying

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police in a St. Louis suburb are reviewing what happened after 10 black college students were stopped by officers and escorted with squad cars back to a restaurant after being wrongfully suspected of leaving without paying.The incident occurred earlier this month in Clayton....

California man gets home detention in Maxine Waters threat

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man who threatened to kill Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters in a profanity-laced voicemail was sentenced Monday to six months of home detention.Anthony Scott Lloyd, 45, also was sentenced in federal court in Los Angeles to three years of probation and 100 hours...

Hulk Hogan reinstated into wrestling Hall of Fame

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has reinstated Hulk Hogan to its Hall of Fame, three years after he was found to have used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex tape.The Connecticut-based company made the announcement in a statement Sunday."This second...

ENTERTAINMENT

Union opens probe into veteran Broadway actor's suicide

NEW YORK (AP) — A Broadway union is investigating a veteran actor's suicide, which happened about a week after his friends say he was subjected to a grueling, demoralizing rehearsal.Actors' Equity said it has retained a lawyer to examine the events surrounding the June 29 death of Jeff...

Stevie Nicks and LeAnn Rimes share heartbreak in new duet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Nicks cried on her living room floor when she first saw LeAnn Rimes perform "Borrowed" on her TV in 2013.The song, about an intimate, yet fleeting romance between Rimes and her lover, came out on Rimes' "Spitfire" album when Nicks became enamored with it. The...

1st Comic-Con of the MeToo era grapples with harassment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comic-Con, the annual gathering of over 130,000 fans, artists, collectors and geek culture savants, has already been changed by the #MeToo and Time's Up era, with at least one notable figure stepping aside due to sexual misconduct allegations. But questions remain about...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Stranded woman drank water from moss after California crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Oregon woman who was badly injured and stranded for a week after her Jeep plunged 250...

CNN's Cooper calls Trump's summit performance 'disgraceful'

NEW YORK (AP) — Seconds after President Donald Trump's news conference with Russian President Vladimir...

Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for his business

Whether it's investors betting against his stock or reporters or analysts who ask tough questions, Elon Musk has...

Statelessness a hurdle for some rescued Thai boys

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The 12 boys and coach of the Wild Boars youth soccer team who were rescued from a...

World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost

PARIS (AP) — The welcome was grand, the emotion visceral as France's victorious World Cup team rolled down...

British PM accepts key amendments from hardline Brexiteers

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday accepted amendments to a customs bill put...

By The Skanner News

 

The Skanner Foundation is committed to the growth and development of America's youth and aids in helping talented young Americans pursue higher education. Through gifts provided by our corporate sponsors and individuals, The Skanner is able to provide scholarships to deserving college students on an equal opportunity basis regardless of race, sex, creed, or religious preference. Scholarships of $1,000 were presented to local graduating seniors and students working toward academic degrees. The scholarships are presented annually at the foundation's Martin Luther King Breakfast.
 

 

PLATINUM SPONSORS


PACIFIC NW COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS Doug Tweedy presents a scholarship to Darrell Keys, who is attending Hampton University. Accepting for Keys is Ralph Nickerson.

 


 


OREGON LOTTERY Steve Ungar presented four scholarships:  Pictured above is Marneet Lewis, a student at Warner Pacific University;

Kaitlan Purkapile is a student at Portland Community College;

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Kevin Jones is a graduating senior at De La Salle North Catholic High School;
A scholarship was also awarded to Natalyia Payne, attending Portland State University

 

 

  
PORTLAND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION Executive Director, Patrick Quinton, presented the scholarship for Deanna Hartley, who is attending Georgetown University. Accepting is her sister Rachael.

 


 
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON Roger Thompson, Vice-Provost of Enrollment Management, presented a scholarship to Veronica Medhanie, attending the University of Oregon

Photo by David Krapes

 

 

GOLD SPONSORS

 

 

PROVIDENCE HEALTH SYSTEMS Vice President/CEO Greg Van Pelt, presents a scholarship to Christine Trinh, a student at De La Salle North Catholic High School.

 

 


 
OREGON HEALTH &SCIENCE UNIVERSITY Assistant Diversity Officer Leslie Garcia, presents the scholarship to Allyson Knapper, Rice University. Accepting is her mother, Vicki Guinn.

Photo by David Krapes

 


 

SAFEWAY Steve Frisby, Div. President, presents a scholarship for Arya Morman who attends Oregon State University. Accepting is her mother Rev. Renee Ward.

 


 
LEGACY MEDICAL CENTER Dr. Lori Morgan, Chief Administrative Officer at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, presents a scholarship to Selam Wako who attends the University of Oregon.

Photo by David Krapes

 

 

 

SILVER SPONSORS
 

 
PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT President, Pat Reiten,  presents a scholarship to Shikara Lowe, a student at Georgetown University. Accepting is her mother.

 


 
FAMILY CARE President, Jeff Heatherington, presents a scholarship to Lorena Santiago-Hernandez, a graduating senior De La Salle High School.

 


 
WELLS FARGO Lisa Smalley, Market Integration Manager, Home Equity, presents a scholarship to Shantel Monk, attending  Spelman College. Accepting for her is Lisa Gates.

Photo by David Krapes

 

 

   
HOME FORWARD Lee Moore, chair of Home Forward's Board of Commissioners, presents a scholarship to Jeremiah Moses, a graduating senior at Open Meadow High School.

 

 
 
TURNER CONSTRUCTION Dan Harmon, Operations Manager, presents a scholarship to Rudy Rolon-Rivas, a student at Portland State University

 

 

BRONZE SPONSORS

 
MULTNOMAH COUNTY PURCHASING Rep. Lew Fredericks presents a scholarship to Venasha Williams, a student at Portland Community College. Multnomah County Commissioner Judy Shiprack is at left.

Photo by David Krapes

 

 

  
  
 

UNITED WAY presents scholarships to Kelsey Haws, a student at Open Meadow High School  and Shaniece Curry of De La Salle North Catholic High School. They are pictured here with Keith Thomajan, (L) CEO of United Way of the Columbia Willamette,  and Senator Jeff Merkley.
     

 

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