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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 ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

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 ...

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ENTERTAINMENT


Pot growOregon State Police arrested a Medford-area man, Tuesday, after a trooper found approximately 31 pounds of cannabis concealed in his vehicle.

 RAHMON ABLE, age 36, from Medford was arrested, cited and released to appear in Jackson County Circuit Court for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.

 A senior trooper stopped a 2003 Honda Accord with Washington license plates for a vehicle license violation on Interstate 5 near Ashland. He found about 31 pounds, of marijuana in the car's trunk. 

In the press release, state police estimated the value of the haul at $75,000. 


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