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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 25 August 2011

Kids Count Data Book Shows More Oregon Families in Poverty

Oregon is losing ground on three key measures of child welfare, according to the 2011 Kids Count Data Book. Released last week by the national child welfare nonprofit the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Data Book profiles each state using 10 standard benchmarks … To read the whole story click here

Proud to Invest in America – Unlike the Big Tax-Dodging Corporations
Our nation loses $100 billion a year to tax dodging by some of our largest corporations and wealthiest people. That's a trillion dollar hole in our national treasury over the next decade unless we act now to plug it. Tax dodging companies are disinvesting in our country – not investing in it … For all the information click here

Celebrate the Life, the Dream, the Legacy
The Dedication Ceremony of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC. will be held on Sunday, August 28, 11 a.m, the 48th anniversary of the March on Washington. Five days of exciting events will lead up to this historic moment. Our advertisers General Motors and Toyota are both proud sponsors of the Washington DC Memorial, see www.mlkmemorial.org. The General Motors Foundation also recommend that you visit www.DedicatetheDream.org

No Quick Fix for Our Children's Problems
And there is no magic blanket, "secret formula" or quick fix for the challenges we are facing with our children. PERIOD! So there is no sense in having arguments about whose fault it is, who's to blame or who's to be punished for the behavior of our children. Those rants will get us nowhere but broke while we drop more dollars into prisons. I know we want to do better; I have faith in us as a collective ... to read more click here

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