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2 Lawsuits Blame Utility for Eastern Washington Fire That Killed Man and Burned Hundreds of Homes

The suit alleges the utility designed its power lines to be bare, uncovered and carry a high voltage. All of that increases the risk of ignition when coming into contact with grass or equipment.

Damian Lillard Traded From the Trail Blazers to the Bucks in 3-Team Deal

The deal ends Lillard's 11-year run with the Trail Blazers and a a three-month saga surrounding Lillard's wish to be moved elsewhere in hopes of winning an NBA title.

PPS Announces ‘Incremental Improvements’ in Student Test Scores. Black Education Advocates Are Less Impressed.

Portland Public Schools announced last week that the city's students were doing better than their counterparts elsewhere in the state. But those gains are not equally distributed. 

What's Next in Major College Football Realignment? How About a Best-of-the-Rest League

Now that the Power Five is about to become the Power Four, the schools left out of the recent consolidation of wealth produced by conference realignment are looking at creative ways to stay relevant.


Broadway Rose Theatre Names New Executive Director

Meredith Gordon will assume the role on October 2, 2023. ...

Rep. Annessa Hartman Denounces Political Violence Against the Clackamas County Democratic Party

On Tuesday, the Clackamas County Democratic Party headquarters was

Bonamici Announces 5 Town Hall Meetings in October

The town hall meetings will be in St. Helens, Hillsboro, Seaside, Tillamook and Portland. ...

Nicole De Lagrave Named Multnomah Regional Teacher of the Year

De Lagrave is also a finalist for 2023-24 Oregon Teacher of the Year ...

KBOO Birthday Block Party to be Held September 23

Birthday block party planned as KBOO, 90.7FM celebrates 55 years broadcasting community radio ...

Group of homeless people sues Portland, Oregon, over new daytime camping ban

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A group of homeless people in Portland, Oregon, filed a class action lawsuit on Friday challenging new restrictions the city placed on daytime camping in an attempt to address safety issues stemming from a crisis of people living on the streets. The lawsuit...

Man who faked Native American heritage to sell his art in Seattle sentenced to probation

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state man who falsely claimed Native American heritage to sell his artwork at downtown Seattle galleries was sentenced Wednesday to federal probation and community service. The U.S. attorney’s office said Lewis Rath, of Maple Falls, was sentenced...

No. 23 Missouri finally leaves state to open SEC slate at Vanderbilt, which has lost 3 straight

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz hasn't spent much time thinking about getting the Tigers back into the AP Top 25 for the first time since 2019. “Rankings only matter what you do this week, so our goal was not to be ranked in Week Four,” Drinkwitz said....

No. 23 Missouri Tigers finally open SEC play visiting skidding Vanderbilt

No. 23 Missouri (4-0, 0-0 SEC) at Vanderbilt (2-3, 0-0), Saturday, 4 p.m. ET (SEC Network) Line: Missouri by 13 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series: Missouri leads 9-4-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Not only is Missouri the last Southeastern...


Labor Day 2023: Celebrating the Union Difference and Building Tomorrow’s Public Service Workforce

Working people are seeing what the union difference is all about, and they want to be a part of it. ...

60 Years Since 1963 March on Washington, Economic Justice Remains a Dream

Typical Black family has 1/8 the wealth held by whites, says new research ...

The 2024 Election, President Biden and the Black Vote

As a result of the Black vote, America has experienced unprecedented recovery economically, in healthcare, and employment and in its international status. ...

Federal Trade Commission Hindering Black Economic Achievement

FTC Chair Linda Khan has prioritized her own agenda despite what Americans were telling her they needed on the ground ...


Alabama objects to proposed congressional districts designed to boost Black representation

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama attorney general’s office said Thursday that it opposes all three congressional maps proposed by a court-appointed special master as federal judges begin drawing new lines to create a second majority-Black district in the state or something close to it. ...

New Mexico man charged with attempted murder in shooting at protest over Spanish conquistador statue

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man was charged Friday with attempted murder in a shooting that wounded one person at a protest over plans to install a statue of a Spanish conquistador outside government offices in the city of Española. Defendant Ryan David Martinez, from Sandia...

Man who faked Native American heritage to sell his art in Seattle sentenced to probation

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state man who falsely claimed Native American heritage to sell his artwork at downtown Seattle galleries was sentenced Wednesday to federal probation and community service. The U.S. attorney’s office said Lewis Rath, of Maple Falls, was sentenced...


Book Review: 'The Spice Must Flow' chronicles the legacy of the breakthrough novel 'Dune'

NEW YORK (AP) — The saga of how cult sci-fi novel “Dune” slowly permeated the mainstream over decades is a tale with almost as many twists and turns as “Dune” itself, and author Ryan Britt recounts it in the lively and entertaining “The Spice Must Flow.” As Britt...

Spain charges pop singer Shakira with tax evasion for a second time and demands more than million

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish prosecutors have charged pop star Shakira with failing to pay 6.7 million euros (.1 million) in tax on her 2018 income, authorities said Tuesday, in Spain’s latest fiscal allegations against the Colombian singer. Shakira is alleged to have used an...

Sanaz Toossi, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, makes the leap to star in her own play, 'English'

NEW YORK (AP) — Theatergoers seeing the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “English” at the Barrington Stage Company will have a treat this fall. They'll get to see the playwright up on stage. Sanaz Toossi steps into the role she wrote as one of four Iranian students preparing for an...


The Navy will start randomly testing SEALs and special warfare troops for steroids

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy will begin randomly testing its special operations forces for steroids and other...

United Auto Workers strikes spread as 7,000 more workers at two plants join the picket line

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union expanded strikes against Detroit automakers Friday, ordering 7,000...

Prosecutor in Hunter Biden case cut a contentious path in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — Before being assigned to investigate President Joe Biden’s son, Leo Wise built a reputation...

NATO beefs up its Kosovo force as the US worries about a buildup of Serb troops in the area

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — NATO announced Friday that it is beefing up its troop presence in Kosovo after four...

Analysis: American soldier's release from detention was quick by North Korean standards

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Maybe it never made sense for North Korea to hold on to Pvt. Travis King. ...

Polish opposition leader Donald Tusk seeks to boost his election chances with a rally in Warsaw

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish opposition leader Donald Tusk is facing an uphill battle to win new hearts in his...

By The Skanner News | The Skanner News

Willamette University law professor Robin Morris Collin will deliver the keynote address at The Skanner's 24th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, from 8:30 -10:30 a.m., at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Portland.
She is the first U.S. law professor to teach "Sustainability" in a law school, and is a winner of the David Brower Lifetime Achievement Award from the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference as well as the Campus Compact Faculty Award for Civic Engagement in Sustainability.
Collin is the coauthor of a three volume "Encyclopedia of Sustainability: Environment and Ecology, Business and Economics, Equity and Fairness (forthcoming fall, 2009)," which she wrote with Robert W. Collin.
She has served as the founding chair of the Oregon Environmental Justice Taskforce, created by the legislature, and is a founding board member of the Environmental Justice Action Group of Portland, Lawyers for a Sustainable Future.
Collin co-founded the Conference Against Environmental Racism (CAER), and the Sustainable Business Symposium.
Past speakers include Stephen Coleman, the executive director of Washington Parks & People in Washington D.C.; Attorney General John Kroger, who addressed civil rights issues in Oregon; Charles Ogletree, faculty fellow emeritus at the Berkman Center for the Internet and Society at Harvard University, who spoke about the need for reparations for slavery; and Luke Visconti, co-founder and publisher of DiverstyInc magazine.
The Skanner Foundation awards scholarships of $1000 to help students from the Portland area pursue higher education, which are presented at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast.


The Skanner's 24th Annual
Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, 8:30-10:30 a.m. at
The Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Portland
Please bring two cans of food for the hungry.

Some discount tickets for non-profits are available. Call 503-285-5555
Reserve a table: MLKBreakfast@theskanner.com
Full details can be found at http://www.theskanner.com/foundation/info