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NORTHWEST NEWS

Oldest Black Church in Oregon Will Tear Down, Rebuild To Better Serve Community

As physical attendance dwindles, First African Methodist Episcopal Zion is joining the growing trend of churches that are re-imagining how best to use their facilities.

Cities Crack Down on Homeless Encampments. Advocates Say That’s Not the Answer

Homeless people and their advocates say encampment sweeps are cruel and costly, and there aren't enough shelter beds or treatment for everyone. But government officials say it's unacceptable to let encampments fester and people need to accept offers of shelter or treatment, if they have a severe mental illness or addiction.

Schools in Portland, Oregon, Reach Tentative Deal With Teachers Union After Nearly Month-Long Strike

The agreement must still be voted on by teachers who have been on the picket line since Nov. 1 over issues of pay, class sizes and planning time. It must also be approved by the school board.

Voter-Approved Oregon Gun Control Law Violates the State Constitution, Judge Rules

The law is one of the toughest in the nation. It requires people to undergo a criminal background check and complete a gun safety training course in order to obtain a permit to buy a firearm. It also bans high-capacity magazines.

NEWS BRIEFS

Talk A Mile Event Connects Young Black Leaders with Portland Police Bureau Trainees

Talk A Mile operates on the idea that conversation bridges gaps and builds empathy, which can promote understanding between Black...

Turkey Rules the Table. But an AP-NORC Poll Finds Disagreement Over Other Thanksgiving Classics

Thanksgiving may be a time for Americans to come together, but opinion is divided over what's on the crowded dinner table. We mostly...

Veteran Journalist and Emmy Award-Winning Producer to Lead Award-Winning Digital Magazine Focused on Racial Inequality

Jamil Smith will drive The Emancipator’s editorial vision and serve as a key partner to Payne in growing the rising media...

Regional Arts & Culture Council and Port of Portland Announce Selection of PDX Phase 1 Terminal Redevelopment Artists

Sanford Biggers and Yoonhee Choi’s projects will be on display with the opening of the new terminal in May 2024 ...

Portland Theatres Unite in ‘Go See A Play’ Revival Campaign

The effort aims to invigorate the city's performing arts scene. ...

US moves to protect wolverines as climate change melts their mountain refuges, threatens extinction

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The North American wolverine will receive long-delayed threatened species protections under a Biden administration proposal released Wednesday in response to scientists warning that climate change will likely melt away the rare species’ snowy mountain refuges and push...

US says wolverines are threatened with extinction as climate change melts their snowy refuges in the Rocky Mountains

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — US says wolverines are threatened with extinction as climate change melts their snowy refuges in the Rocky Mountains....

Sean East II scores 21 points to lead Missouri over Pitt 71-64 in the ACC/SEC Challenge

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sean East II scored 21 points to lead four in double-figure scoring as Missouri beat Pittsburgh 71-64 on Tuesday night in the ACC/SEC Challenge. Noah Carter added 13 points and eight rebounds for Missouri (6-2). Tamar Bates scored 12 points and Caleb Grill chipped...

Missouri Tigers to square off against the Pittsburgh Panthers on the road

Missouri Tigers (5-2) at Pittsburgh Panthers (5-1) Pittsburgh; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Panthers -6.5; over/under is 148 BOTTOM LINE: Division 1 Division foes Pittsburgh and Missouri will play. The Panthers have gone...

OPINION

Why Are Bullies So Mean? A Youth Psychology Expert Explains What’s Behind Their Harmful Behavior

Bullied children and teens are at risk for anxiety, depression, dropping out of school, peer rejection, social isolation and self-harm. ...

Federal Agencies Issue $23 Million Fine Against TransUnion and Subsidiary

FTC and CFPB say actions harmed renters and violated fair credit laws ...

First One to Commit to Nonviolence Wins

Every time gains towards nonviolence looked promising, someone from the most aggrieved and trauma-warped groups made sure to be spoilers by committing some atrocity and resetting the hate and violence. ...

Boxes

What is patently obvious to all Americans right now is the adolescent dysfunction of Congress. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Prosecutors say paramedics ignored Elijah McClain's distress after stop and killed him with overdose

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado prosecutor said Wednesday that two paramedics "did nothing" to help an ailing Elijah McClain as he lay on the ground and instead injected him with an overdose of a powerful sedative that killed the 23-year-old Black man after officers forcibly restrained him as...

Man charged with shooting 3 Palestinian college students accused of harassing ex-girlfriend in 2019

The man charged with shooting three college students of Palestinian descent in Vermont last weekend was accused several years ago of harassing an ex-girlfriend in New York state, but no charges were ever filed, according to a police report. Jason J. Eaton's ex called police in...

Businesses where George Floyd was killed sue Minneapolis, saying police are not protecting the area

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Several stores at the location where George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police in 2020 have sued the city, accusing it of neglecting the area and hurting business. The lawsuit, filed in mid-November in state court, also names Mayor Jacob Frey and other...

ENTERTAINMENT

Public Enemy, R.E.M., Blondie, Heart and Tracy Chapman get nods for Songwriters Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Everything from rap to yacht rock, country and alt-rock are represented among the nominees for the 2024 Songwriters Hall of Fame, with nods for Public Enemy, Steely Dan, Bryan Adams, George Clinton, Tracy Chapman, R.E.M., Blondie, Heart and The Doobie Brothers. The...

Turkey rules the table. But an AP-NORC poll finds disagreement over other Thanksgiving classics

Thanksgiving may be a time for Americans to come together, but opinion is divided over what's on the crowded dinner table. We mostly agree on the deliciousness of pumpkin pie, say, but are split over the eternal turkey question of dark meat versus white meat. And don't even ask if...

Stephen Colbert's 'The Late Show' pulled until next week as host recovers from surgery

First this fall, another round with COVID-19 shuttered Stephen Colbert's “The Late Show.” Now the show is again sidelined as the host recovers from a burst appendix. The comedian revealed on social media Monday that he's recovering after surgery, wiping out planned shows for...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Five journalists were shot in one day in Mexico, officials confirm

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president said Wednesday that two of four news photographers who were shot Tuesday...

Ukraine insists it sees no sign of NATO war fatigue even as fighting and weapons supplies stall

BRUSSELS (AP) — Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba insisted on Wednesday that NATO allies are showing no...

US moves to protect wolverines as climate change melts their mountain refuges, threatens extinction

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The North American wolverine will receive long-delayed threatened species protections...

Live updates | Hamas frees 10 Israeli women and children, 4 Thai nationals

A group of 10 Israeli women and children and four Thai nationals have been handed over by Hamas to the Red Cross...

US Navy warship shoots down drone launched by Houthis from Yemen, official says

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Navy warship sailing near the Bab el-Mandeb Strait shot down a drone launched from...

French police arrest a yoga guru accused of exploiting female followers

PARIS (AP) — French authorities arrested the leader of a multinational tantric yoga organization Tuesday on...

The Skanner Minority Business Enterprise Edition
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Click here to read our annual MBE Special Edition online, featuring commentaries, feature stories and advice on business startups, taking out loans, and future trends.
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Coming up, the Business Diversity Institute hosts its annual Minority Enterprise Development Week conference at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland, on Oct. 2, 7, and 9. The conference has become a highly anticipated event celebrating the accomplishments of small minority-owned businesses and diversity practitioners who have demonstrated measurable growth and/or introduced innovations in the Oregon/ Southwest Washington community.

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