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NEWS BRIEFS

Cooling Centers to open in Multnomah County Saturday, Sunday

Temperatures expected to climb into the upper 90s this weekend ...

Multnomah County Leaders Release Statement on Safety at Summer Events

Officials advise public to check in, have a plan and be aware at public events ...

Portland Musician, Educator Thara Memory Dies

Grammy-winning Trumpeter, composer, teacher died Saturday at the age of 68 ...

St. Johns Center for Opportunity to Host Meet the Employer Event June 27

Employers represented will include Mary’s Harvest and Del Monte ...

New Self-Defense Organization Offers Training to Youth in Multnomah County

EMERJ-SafeNow offers July classes for children ages 8-10 and youth ages 15-19 ...

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Our Children Deserve High Quality Teachers

It’s critical that parents engage with educational leaders and demand equal access to high quality teachers ...

Civil Rights Groups Ask for Broad Access to Affordable Lending

Charlene Crowell writes that today’s public policy housing debate is also an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of the past and...

Criminal Justice Disparities Present Barriers to Re-entry

Congressional Black Caucus Member Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) writes about the fight to reduce disparities in our criminal justice...

Bill Maher Betrayed Black Intellectuals

Armstrong Williams talks about the use of the n-word and the recent Bill Maher controversy ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

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Update: The man whose body was recovered from the Willamette River has been identified as Lawrence Hauser,  Age 50, of West Linn, OR.
He was the swimmer in distress who went missing on the evening of Saturday September 14, in the Willamette river near the South Waterfront District.

Search and rescue crews from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Portland Fire Bureau had searched the river in the area he went missing Saturday night and Sunday. There are no signs of foul play and the cause of death is still pending.


 Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol deputies have recovered  the body of an adult male from the  Willamette River.

A fisherman at  Zidel Marine reported sighting the body Thursday Sept. 19 at 7:30 a.m.  

The sheriff's office alerted the Medical Examiner and says they are attempting to identify the man and inform family members.

MCSO detectives are handling the investigation. The body will be turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office.

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