Portland Newswire

Portland Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Portland, OR.

Results 1 - 20 of 40 for "u:theskanner.com" in Portland, OR

  1. Portland News and Events for July 21-27, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | The Skanner

    The Black Parent Initiative will host a Cultivating Culture garden barbecue and launch party from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at 2915 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. There will be a live DJ, food, children's activities, raffles, and office/program tours. Portland Parks & Recreation is continuing testing that began in June 2016 at several of its properties as a voluntary precautionary measure.

    Comment?

  2. SEI to Close Middle SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | The Skanner

    Self Enhancement, Inc. announced earlier this summer it is closing SEI Academy - the only charter middle school in the city - and will begin phasing out services this year. The nonprofit provides culturally specific support for African American students in schools throughout the city, and opened the middle school 10 years ago following the closure of other middle schools in the Portland Public Schools system.

    Comment?

  3. 1,000 Rally in PortlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | The Skanner

    Demonstrators met at Pioneer Courthouse Square last Thursday and surrounded a group of speakers who rallied the crowd into action following two police shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana. Don't Shoot Portland's rally, "This Can't Be Justice," drew more than 1,000 people by the end of the night.

    Comment?

  4. AMA Calls for More Diverse Command StaffRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | The Skanner

    The Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform wants the Portland Police Bureau to hire more African Americans to its command staff, and is calling the demotion of assistant chief Kevin Modica "a step backward" for police reform. Last week Chief Larry O'Dea - a Portland Police Bureau veteran who was sworn in as chief at the beginning of 2015, and now faces three investigations connected to a shooting incident in eastern Oregon - announced his retirement and Mayor Charlie Hales announced Captain Mike Marshman would fill his spot.

    Comment?

  5. Rose Festival Leads Into Final Big Event WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | The Skanner

    The Rose Festival's Events calendar is full for a big weekend of events with a flurry of diverse outings designed to fit Portland's multicultural interests. For best planning support, go to RoseFestival.org/event-calendar for times, directions and helpful links to the following highlighted rosy events: Fire on the Water: Dragon Boat Art Show - continues its run through August 30 in the Antoinette Hatfield Hall - Portland5.

    Comment?

  6. Portland Hosts 62nd Annual Tournament for Golfers of ColorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | The Skanner

    The 62nd annual Western States Golf Association Golf Championships - a tournament that specifically encourages people of color to participate -- started Wednesday in Portland and continues through Saturday. According to Vicki Nakashima, public relations chair for the WSGA, the WSGA formed in 1954 as a coalition of smaller minority golf clubs throughout the west.

    Comment?

  7. Multnomah County Report Warned of Risks from Fuel Trains in 2013Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2016 | The Skanner

    The Columbia Gorge oil train derailment has spurred calls to ban oil shipments through Oregon. But in 2013 concerns over the health impacts of the trains were waved aside as plans to transport coal and oil trains through Oregon went ahead.

    Comment?

  8. a Multnomah County vehicle in the 2012 Portland Pride paradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | The Skanner

    Portland Pride, the week-long celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people and a call for civil rights, begins this week. Most years Pride is a positive celebration for queer communities and their allies -- but this year the celebration is shadowed by the tragic massacre at an Orlando nightclub Sunday.

    Comment?

  9. Portland News and Events for May 26 Through June, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | The Skanner

    The N/NE Community Oversight Committee will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016. Sandwiches and beverages will be served at 5:30 and the meeting will begin promptly at 6 p.m. in the community room at New Song Community Church, 2511 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. The community room is accessed from NE Russell Street.

    Comment?

  10. Portland News and Events for May 19-25, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | The Skanner

    The Multnomah County Library will host two upcoming discussions with journalist and author Donnell Alexander on the secrets behind hip hop in the Pacific Northwest. He will look at what makes Pacific Northwest hip hop unique, provide context for the history that brought mainstays such as Sir Mix-A-Lot, Cool Nutz, and Macklemore into being, and explore how hip hop has influenced social, artistic, and political life in the region.

    Comment?

  11. Portland News and Events for May 5-28, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2016 | The Skanner

    The NAACP Portland branch invites the community to its monthly general membership meeting from noon to 2 p.m. May 28 at the American Red Cross Oregon Chapter, 3131 N. Vancouver Avenue. The meeting is open to all current and prospective members of the NAACP.

    Comment?

  12. PFLAG Black Chapter to Show "Holler if You Hear Me"Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | The Skanner

    Tonyka wants her mother to come to her wedding, but she knows her mother won't arrive. They love each other, but Sharolyn says she can't support her daughter's union.

    Comment?

  13. Multnomah County Youth Host Youth Candidate ForumRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2016 | The Skanner

    The Multnomah Youth Commission, the official youth policy body of Multnomah County and the City of Portland, is hosting a free Youth Candidate Forum with candidates who are running for Portland Mayor, Portland City Council, and Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. The event is an opportunity for youth ages 13-21 to discuss various policy issues with the candidates, including the recent rise in violence against youth, candidates' budget priorities, and how the candidates will work to promote "Our Bill of Rights: Children & Youth," the first youth bill of rights of its kind in the United States.

    Comment?

  14. Pacific Northwest Sculptors Hosts International Sculpture Day PDXRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | The Skanner

    Local artists are gathering to celebrate International Sculpture Day in Portland. The event, 3D Alchemy, features Artist Talks by Portland Sculptors: Rob Arps, Olinka Broadfoot, Joseph Cartino, Jennifer Corio, George Heath, Alisa Looney, Carole Murphy, Julian Voss-Andreae.

    Comment?

  15. OPB Celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with New Documentary "Jazz Town"Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2016 | The Skanner

    PORTLAND, Ore.- OPB is celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month in April by examining the vibrant history and impact of jazz in Portland that followed World War II. Premiering on television April 25 at 9 p.m. on OPB TV and online now, the new Oregon Experience half-hour documentary "Jazz Town" examines the eruption of music and nightlife in North and Northeast Portland in the 1940s and 50s.

    Comment?

  16. Rose Festival Court Makes First Public Appearance and Rose City Sing-Off Celebrates A CappellaRead the original story

    Apr 15, 2016 | The Skanner

    PORTLAND, Ore. - Queen Kahedja Burley will join the newly selected 2016 Rose Festival Court at the annual Royal Rosarians Blessing of the Festival at the First Congregational United Church of Christ .

    Comment?

  17. Portland News and Events for April 14-20, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2016 | The Skanner

    Thanks to a new partnership between the Network for Oregon Affordable Housing and the City of Portland, Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East has purchased a piece of land in the Cully Neighborhood which will be the future site of 15 new affordable homes for first time homebuyers. The Portland Housing Bureau announced on February 5th, 2016 that it had invested $1 million in the Oregon Housing Acquisition Fund , a revolving fund administered by NOAH, a statewide nonprofit corporation that provides financing and technical assistance for affordable housing development.

    Comment?

  18. Three Shootings Overnight in North and Northeast Portland - No Known InjuriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2016 | The Skanner

    On Wednesday March 23, 2016, at 11:30 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of St. Johns City Park on the report of gunfire heard in the area. Officers arrived in the area and learned that a home in the 9000 block of North Chicago Avenue was struck by gunfire but none of the occupants were injured.

    Comment?

  19. BICEP Aims to Reclaim Northeast Portland BusinessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2016 | The Skanner

    A new vision is emerging for the development of North and Northeast Portland -- that includes a bustling commercial corridor hosting African American businesses. The streets would be home to soul food restaurants, hip-hop and jazz nightclubs and emerging Black-owned technology companies.

    Comment?

  20. Equity Contracting Panel: No Confidence in CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2016 | The Skanner

    The city of Portland Equitable Contracting and Purchasing Commission, set up to address racism in the awarding of government construction contracts, voted to reject city leadership at its meeting last month. However, almost no one knew it until Oregonlive.com reported the city's Bureau of Internal Business Services, which oversees the panel, failed to post the video of the meeting or the written minutes until targeted by a freedom of information request.

    Comment?

Portland Job Listings
View or post Portland job listings on Topix.
Portland Real Estate
News, listings, and foreclosures in Portland from Topix.
Portland Mortgages
Find mortgage rates in Portland on Topix.