02-27-2021  8:11 am   •   PDX and SEA Weather
I-5 Rose Quarter Project Open House 2

USA News

President Joe Biden speaks on U.S. supply chains, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) 

The Justice Department identified New York City, Portland, Oregon, and Seattle as three cities that could have federal funding slashed.


In this Jan. 27, 2019, file photo, Patrisse Cullors poses for a portrait to promote a film during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File) 

The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is now building infrastructure to catch up to the speed of last year's $90 million funding with plans to help Black communities thrive and not just survive



Merrick Garland, blocked from the Supreme Court by a Republican-controlled Congress when he was nominated by President Obama, has vowed that the Justice Department will remain independent of political pressure under his watch


Meharry Medical College President and CEO Dr. James Hildreth. 

“COVID-19 has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans, and if adequate steps are not taken, this number will continue to grow. As we have seen, COVID-19 does not discriminate, it does not respect borders, and it does not behave according to our timelines,” said Dr. James Hildreth.



Across the USA Republicans are trying to increase penalties for protesters who block roads and give immunity to drivers who plow into crowds



In a virtual address to the annual Munich Security Conference, Biden said now is a critical time for the world's democracies to “prove that our model isn’t a relic of our history"


Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas 

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, who has 173 co-sponsors for her bill, said the descendants of slaves continue to suffer from the legacy of that brutal system and the enduring racial inequality it spawned, pointing to COVID-19 as an example.


In this Oct. 5, 2019, file photo, Phylicia Rashad poses for a photo on the red carpet at the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Invision/AP, File) 

HBCUs have long been underfunded as a result of decades of structural racism and lack of equitable public funding


In this Sept. 17, 2020 file photo, Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., speaks during a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing on 'worldwide threats to the homeland', on Capitol Hill Washington. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post via AP, Pool) 

The lawsuit from Mississippi's Rep. Bennie Thompson is part of an expected wave of litigation over the Jan. 6 riot and is believed to be the first filed by a member of Congress.


(AP Photo/Mead Gruver) 

The group formed after the police shooting of Robbie Ramirez, Albany County for Proper Policing, pushed for Aaron Appelhans' appointment


Recently Published by The Skanner News

  • Default
  • Title
  • Date
  • Random
Interstate Bridge

Photo Gallery

Photos and slide shows of local events

Washington Maskup

Kevin Saddler