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  1. Lucinda Lilly Tate, Tireless Community Advocate, Dies at 70Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Skanner

    A community activist and educator who spent more than 40 years advocating for Oregon's poor and underrepresented communities, Lucinda Lilly Tate died Jan. 17, 2015, in Portland. Services will be held Feb. 28, 2015, at 2 p.m. in St. Andrew Catholic Church, 806 Northeast Alberta St. in Portland.

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  2. Cuban Exchange, Voting Rights Dominate King BreakfastRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | The Skanner

    Nearly 1,000 people packed the Oregon Convention Center's Bud Clark Hall for The Skanner News 29th Annual Martin Luther King Breakfast event on Monday, Jan. 19. Keynote speaker, the Rev. Benjamin Chavis, CEO and President of the national Newspaper Publishers Association, used the event to announce an NNPA trade initiative with Cuba with The Skanner News' Bernie Foster at its head.

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  3. Portland News and Events for Jan. 16 Through Feb. 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | The Skanner

    PHOTO: Arun Gandhi, a grandson of India's legendary leader, Mohandas K. 'Mahatma' Gandhi, speaks on "Teaching Peace in Turbulent Times" at the PCC Cascade Campus, 205 N. Killingsworth St. Thursday, Jan. 22, in the Moriarity Auditorium, Rm. 104. Doors open at 10:45 a.m.; the presentation will take place from 11-11:30 a.m., and the Q&A will take place from approximately 11:30 a.m.-noon.

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  4. Portland News and Events for Jan. 8 Through Feb. 9, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 8 | The Skanner

    PHOTO: The generosity of the community proved to be overwhelming with a record-setting number of adoptions during Multnomah County's "Operation Silent Night" December promotion. 185 cats and 103 dogs found homes in Dec. 2014, marking the most successful adoption month for Multnomah County Animal Shelter in at least 10 years.

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  5. 2014 Year in ReviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 31 | The Skanner

    The Skanner News has had a whirlwind 2014; from the showdown between the Portland Police and the hip-hop community at the Blue Monk show to the protest outside of the IRCO office. Whether it was covering neighborhood reactions to gentrification to policy on public health, the street fee or police accountability, we were there.

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  6. Street Fee Proposal Set For Another Tentative Vote in JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 31 | The Skanner

    A new amendment by Commissioner Steve Novick to the controversial street fee proposal would have Portlanders paying a gas usage tax to help pay for safety and maintenance projects. Photo by Donovan M. Smith The proposal to fix up Portland streets, roads and sidewalks like this has received yet another tweak.

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  7. Nominations Sought for Civil Rights HonorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 31 | The Skanner

    The Skanner News is preparing for the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast by calling for nominations for The Drum Major for Justice Award and the John Jackson Award. Open to individuals as well as organizations, the awards are designed to honor those who have worked throughout the year to fulfill the ideals the Rev.

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  8. Portland-area News Briefs, Dec. 24-Jan. 3, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2014 | The Skanner

    Two hundred and fifty-nine former renters will be able to celebrate the holidays this year in a home they now own in Portland, thanks to acollaboration between Wells Fargo, the Portland Housing Center and NeighborWorks America. Through its NeighborhoodLIFT program, Wells Fargo gave $15,000 down payment assistance grants to the 259 eligible homebuyers this year.

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  9. Geneva Knauls, 1936-2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | The Skanner

    Sammy Davis, Jr., Geneva Knauls and Paul Knauls Sr., at The Cotton Club in Portland. Photo from Boise Voices Oral History Project A businesswoman for decades and a supporter of many, many grassroots projects and organizations, Mrs. Knauls died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at 9:22 p.m., just days before her birthday on Christmas Eve.

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  10. Portland News and Events for Dec. 18 - 26, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | The Skanner

    PHOTO: Law Enforcement for Youth's Shop with a Cop this year went from concern that low fund raising levels would reduce the number of children served - but a last-minute pitch brought in so many donations they added 100 kids from their standby list, bringing in 500 kids to gift-shop for the holidays. Of the 100 police officers who participated, some reportedly dipped into their own wallets to purchase more toys and goods for the kids.

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  11. Two Arrested in North Portland School ShootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | The Skanner

    Following a shooting that left four wounded at Rosemary Anderson High School/Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center Friday afternoon, police from the metro area were joined by the FBI and ATF as they searched for three suspects said to have fled the area immediately after. Two "persons of interest" have since been detained, while two of the four victims continue their recovery at Legacy Emanuel Hospital.

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  12. Four Injured in N. Portland School ShootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | The Skanner

    A canine unit searched the block around where the shootings took place, at Borthwick and North Killingsworth Court. Lisa Loving photo Three students were taken to Legacy Emmanuel Medical Center after a shooting near the Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center/Rosemary Anderson High School in North Portland Friday afternoon.

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  13. Portland News and Events for Dec. 12 Through Dec. 30, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | The Skanner

    Windermere Stellar's Northwest Portland branch has contributed $1,500 to KairosPDX's Early Learning Network. KairosPDX works to support low-income families and their childcare providers through its Early Learning Network.

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  14. Review: De-Gentrifying Portland Youth Film FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | The Skanner

    Jefferson High School student Baqi Coles and Portland native Diamond Ferguson practicing video production skills at Portland Community Media as part of a program called De-Gentrifying Portland. Photo via Know Your City It has become the Portland story to see sleepy neighborhood streets turn into chic destinations.

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  15. Wake of Vanport Draws SRO AudienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | The Skanner

    NPMTC's collection of Vanport Oral History multimedia productions screened on Saturday, November 15 to a packed hall at the Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church in North Portland. It was the premiere screening of works produced during the year through NPMTC production workshops and interviews that paired survivors with artist producers.

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  16. Ferguson Dialogues, Protests ContinueRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | The Skanner

    Protesters gathered in Salem, Or last week following the grand jury's decision not to indict the officer that shot teenager Michael Brown six-times, killing the 18-year-old. Forums and protests continue in the wake of Officer Darren Wilson's non-indictment after shooting and killing Michael Brown Jr., in Ferguson, Mo.

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  17. Portland News and Events for Nov. 30 - Dec. 5, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2014 | The Skanner

    Sen. Ron Wyden and Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith delivered Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors in Northeast Portland on Friday, Nov. 21. Wyden, a long-time supporter of senior issues and the Meals on Wheels People, frequently delivers meals when he is in the state. They stopped in to chat with Luther Avery, above, who lives on Northeast Rodney Avenue.

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  18. Ferguson Demo Draws 1,000 in PortlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | The Skanner

    Joining protests across the nation estimates report nearly 1,000 gathered in Downtown Portland Nov. 25 in response to a controversial grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo., not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. Photo by Donovan M. Smith Demonstrators shut down streets in downtown Portland and along Martin Luther King Boulevard last night in protest of a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown.

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  19. 'Wake of Vanport' Draws Standing Room AudienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | The Skanner

    More than 200 people attended 'The Wake of Vanport,' including many flood survivors whose stories were recounted in the documentary. Photo by Intisar Abioto NPMTC's collection of Vanport oral history multimedia productions screened on Saturday, Nov. 15 to a packed hall at the Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church in North Portland.

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  20. Portland News and Events for Nov. 21 Through Dec. 9, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | The Skanner

    PHOTO: Greater Solid Rock Church of God in Christ Outreach Ministries , 1705 NE Dekum St., is holding its annual Winter Drive, collecting blankets, coats, and socks, hats and gloves are also accepted. The Kingdom Builders will collect donations until Saturday, Dec. 13. Then, the Day of Giving will be on Saturday, Dec. 20 in downtown Portland, at 4th Burnside from 10-12 p.m. They need volunteers for that day and others as well.

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