In this age of multimedia journalism, the way the press works is changing and so are our tools. So a smart phone is also a camera, a video camera, a social media hotline and a way to put our stories on the Internet in a flash. Can somebody tell the White House?
I wish I could say I was surprised to read that three football players from my Alma Mater Lake Oswego High School (LOHS) were suspended for targeting a former Black teammate with racist tweets, but I know better.
The Carpenters and Operating Engineers union wants to remake its image as a friend and even a champion for minorities in construction. Minority contractors still doubt the union's motives.
President Obama has made it clear that if an agreement on the debt ceiling is not reached before August 2, US seniors might not get their social security checks. Congress as a whole should take responsibility for such a disastrous betrayal of the American people. But the president and Congress are paid from mandatory funding, not from the appropriations budget. Grandma can't pay the rent? Not a problem – for them.
Portland Development Commission is looking for a new executive director, to replace Bruce Warner, retiring after 5 years at the helm. This Friday, Jan 28, you can let the commission know what kind of leader you want to see at a meeting from 1 -2 pm at the Portland Development Commission, 222 NW Fifth Ave. It matters. Here's why.
After all the grief and outrage surrounding the pointless shooting death of an unarmed man in a dark, rainy parking lot last January, it was with relief this week that we read Mayor Sam Adams' and Portland Police Chief Mike Reese's statements on their decision to fire rogue cop Ron Frashour.
During election season, rumors, gossip and spin are so thick in the air that they sometimes obscure the truth. That's why we want to set the record straight on Chris Dudley and taxes. ...Also the networks have a responsibility to the American public. This week Shieffer and CBS failed to meet that standard of responsibility.
At around 1 a.m. early Tuesday, Jody Lim from the Asian Reporter arrived to refill the newspaper stand outside of the Pearl's 24-Hour Fitness. But the Asian Reporter's newspaper stand – and The Skanner News box – were nowhere to be found.
It's over. Sam Adams will remain Portland's mayor. And anyone who hopes Portland will move forward between now and 2012 should put enmity aside and get behind Mr. Mayor.
Last year, The Skanner supported the recall effort. If the recall succeeded, either Adams would have a clear mandate or he would have to stand down. Issue resolved.
But we also said that if the recall effort failed to gather the signatures needed, we would consider the citizens to have spoken.
What if the Portland Trailblazers proposed JumpTown development were to give 1 percent of its gross takings to support community nonprofits and small business organizations? In perpetuity.