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Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act Introduced

In honor of Veterans Day, Monday, Merkley, Brown, Reed, Van Hollen introduced legislation to extend financial protections for servicemembers to veterans and consumers

Home Base Keeps More Than 400 Families in Their Homes in Seattle

The United Way of King County program aims to reduce homelessness by preventing evictions

Jefferson High Sees Gains in Freshman Preparedness, Graduation Rates

New support positions aim to increase attendance rates among students who often struggle with displacement, homelessness

Nike Cuts Ties With Amazon, but Shoes Won’t Vanish From Site

Nike wants to focus on selling its swoosh-branded gear on its own site and apps

NEWS BRIEFS

Noose Found at Oregon Health & Science University

Surveillance cameras did not capture the area; investigator are reviewing who had access ...

DEQ Extends Air Quality Advisory Due to Stagnation

DEQ expects the air quality advisory to last until at least Tuesday, Nov. 12 ...

Forest Service Waives Fees in Honor of Veterans Day

The USDA Forest Service will waive fees at day-use recreation sites in Oregon and Washington on Monday, Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans...

Two Local Nonprofits Announced as Grant Recipients for Portland-Area Programs

Financial Beginnings Oregon and Portland Parks Foundation will receive a total of 0,000 plus leadership resources through Bank of...

State Seeks Volunteers to Rank Investments in Washington’s Outdoors

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office is recruiting 50 volunteers to evaluate grant proposals for parks, boating...

Court blocks flavored THC oil vape ban

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Both parts of Gov. Kate Brown’s ban on flavored vape products are now on hold, with the Court of Appeals putting a stay on flavored cannabis vape products.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the Court of Appeals action Thursday came in response to a suit by the...

Oregon’s chief justice bars ICE from courthouse arrests

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Seeking to halt federal agents from arresting people in courthouses for immigration violations, Oregon’s Supreme Court chief justice on Thursday prohibited civil arrests in state courthouses unless the arresting agency has a judicial arrest warrant.This sets up a...

No. 11 UF heads to struggling Mizzou with SEC hopes alive

No. 11 Florida (8-2, 5-2 SEC, No. 11 CFP) at Missouri (5-4, 2-3), Saturday at 12 p.m. EST (CBS).Line: Florida by 7.Series record: Missouri leads 5-3.WHAT'S AT STAKE?Florida trails Georgia by a half-game in the SEC East and the Bulldogs hold the tiebreaker. So, the Gators need to beat the Tigers...

No. 5 Georgia visits No. 13 Auburn to highlight SEC slate

Here are some things to watch during the 12th week of the Southeastern Conference football season.GAME OF THE WEEKNo. 5 Georgia (8-1, 5-1 SEC, No. 4 College Football Playoff) at No. 13 Auburn (7-2, 4-2, No. 12 CFP): Georgia probably must win this game to keep its playoff hopes alive. The Bulldogs...

OPINION

Illinois Prison Bans Black History Books

Officials claim the works are ‘racial’ ...

5 Ways Life Would be Better if it Were Always Daylight Saving Time

A Professor from the University of Washington says DST saves lives and energy and prevents crime ...

Importance of Educators of Color for Black and Brown Students

A new report examines the ways that school leaders of color’s experiences and perspectives influence how they build school culture ...

Atatiana Jefferson, Killed by Police Officer in Her Own Home

Atatiana Jefferson, a biology graduate who worked in the pharmaceutical industry and was contemplating becoming a doctor, lived a life of purpose that mattered ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Key facts on Sri Lanka as it prepares to elect new president

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Indian Ocean island nation of Sri Lanka, which will elect a new president on Saturday, has had a tumultuous history.Since gaining independence from British colonial rule in 1948, the country has seen three major armed conflicts in which hundreds of thousands...

3 in melee with white supremacists plead to lesser charges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three protesters entered no-contest pleas Thursday to lesser charges stemming from a 2016 melee with white supremacists that injured at least 14 people at the California state Capitol.They include prominent San Francisco Bay Area anti-fascist leader Yvonne Felarca....

Ex-Gov. Deval Patrick launches ‘Hail Mary’ bid for president

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Deval Patrick launched what he acknowledged to be a “Hail Mary” bid on Thursday for the Democratic presidential nomination, testing whether voters sifting through an already crowded field are open to hearing from new candidates less than three months before...

ENTERTAINMENT

Winners in key categories at the 2019 Latin Grammy Awards

A list of winners in key categories at the 2019 Latin Grammy Awards, held Thursday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.— Album of the year: “El Mal Querer,” Rosalía— Record of the year: “Mi Persona Favorita,” Alejandro Sanz and Camila...

The barrier-breaking ‘Atlantics’ heralds Mati Diop’s arrival

NEW YORK (AP) — Mati Diop has always lived in Paris but as a French-Senegalese woman whose family is from Dakar, she’s long been acutely conscious of another, unlived existence for herself in Africa. And it’s there that her life as a filmmaker has largely resided.Diop spent...

Review: An evolved iceman? Kristoff steps up in ‘Frozen 2’

Picture this: A princess is in distress. It looks bad. Her dashing young man rides up in the nick of time and says, “Here I am to save you, my dear!” Actually, he doesn’t. He just says, “I'm here. Whaddya need?” She has a plan, and off they go.This little exchange...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Swift says AMAs performance in jeopardy over music dispute

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Swift said Thursday that she may not perform at the American Music Awards and may...

Browns, Steelers brawl at end of Cleveland’s 21-7 win

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns kept fighting long after the outcome had been decided, and it likely...

Amazon appeals B Pentagon contract won by Microsoft

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a billion...

Powerful hard-liner: Iran should stop honoring nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A prominent member of Iran’s powerful Guardian Council has told The Associated...

Venezuela’s Guaidó urges nation to back into the streets

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has seen an ally forced from office and...

Italy declares state of emergency in Venice after high tides

ROME (AP) — Italy's government declared a state of emergency Thursday in flood-ravaged Venice, seeking to...

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Police say they have arrested a father and son who were growing marijuana illegally. The On Thursday Feb. 10, at around 8 p.m., the East Metro SWAT (Gresham Police Department, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Troutdale Police Department) served a search warrant at a home in the 20200 Block of Northwest Morgan Road. The bust was part of a Portland Police Bureau firearm and narcotics investigation. At about the same time, officers from the Police Bureau's gun task force served a search warrant at a residence in the 700 Block of Northeast Lombard Street, also connected with the investigation.
Two arrests were made: Dale Lee Merritt, 34, was arrested at the Morgan Road location. His son, Nico Merritt, 15, had been arrested earlier that afternoon after he left school.
Officers discovered a marijuana growing operation and recovered two handguns and a rifle at the Morgan Road address.
Dale Merritt was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Manufacturing Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana, Delivery of Marijuana, and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor.
Nico Merritt was booked into the Juvenile Detention Home on a charge of Delivery of Marijuana. Both could face additional firearm charges.

PHOTO: Marijuana growing inside the Morgan Street home.

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