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Thousands of anti-war protesters took to the streets in Portland and around the world this weekend, marking the third anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq with demands that coalition troops leave immediately.

A crowd estimated to be in excess of 10,000 gathered in Tom McCall Waterfront Park Sunday to listen to a slate of speakers and then march along a winding route through downtown Portland. The crowd, a wide cross-section of ages, races and faiths, carried homemade signs, beat on drums and chanted to signify their opposition to the war.

The Rev. LeRoy Haynes of Allen Temple CME Church was among the speakers at the rally.


A delegation of activists, government officials and professionals from French-speaking Africa dropped by The Skanner's offices in North Portland March 20 to discuss the role of investigative journalism in transparent societies. While the group -- whose visit was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and facilitated by the World Affairs Council of Oregon -- was forced to cut its visit short due to a scheduling conflict, they nonetheless got to take a look around The Skanner's offices and hear about the paper's purpose and readership.


U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., listens while his colleague, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., addresses students and community members March 18 at Garfield High School in Seattle.


The Skanner 21st Annual

Martin Luther King Junior


Monday, January 15th, 2007

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Nobel laureate is known for her environmental work in Africa

Portland will be graced by one of the world's foremost women this week, when Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai, a member of the Kenyan Parliament, visits the city.


New county Circuit Court judge has a distinguished history

Circuit Court Judge Adrienne Nelson bends over the stub of a plant with just one hardy leaf. Worried about its welfare, she gives it some water and moves it from the window in her Multnomah County Courthouse office to the coffee table near her desk.


Hats are like people. Sometimes they reveal. Sometimes they conceal. And sometimes they simply astound you.
Regina Taylor's Crowns, on the Portland Center Stage, is based on photographer Michael Cunningham's and journalist Craig Mayberry's acclaimed Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats.


Ramirez, Haynes, Khamas among the event's slate of speakers

A broad cross-section of Portlanders — from union members to peace activists, from members of the faith community to plain old concerned citizens — is expected to turn out at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Sunday, March 19, for a rally and march to mark the third anniversary of the Iraq War.


SALEM—Bruce Broussard won't be on the ballot this election season. But you can't say he didn't try.


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