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NORTHWEST NEWS

Oregon Health Officer: Spike in Virus Cases Can Be Averted

Modeling shows the state won't see a huge rise in cases as long as stay-at-home orders are heeded

Latest COVID-19 Projections Encouraging With Social Distancing

Latest COVID-19 projections show social distancing can cut coronavirus infections if Oregonians keep current measures in place into May

Five Metro Council Candidates Discuss Equity

District 5 candidates compete for open seat

Inslee: Washington Needs More Coronavirus Test Supplies

The governor suggested the shutdown of most businesses and extreme social distancing would likely have to be extended to fight the disease

NEWS BRIEFS

Cryptosporidium Found in Portland Water

People who are immunocompromised and receive their drinking water from the Bull Run Watershed are advised to ask their doctor about...

Senators Demand Expanded Internet Access for Low-Income Oregonians Throughout COVID-19 Crisis

Wyden, Merkley urge Lifeline internet service providers to expand service to ensure Oregonians can work and learn remotely, access...

U.S. Census Bureau Statement on 2020 Census Call Centers

The phones may be busy at some call centers, but the public can respond to the Census online anytime ...

Oregon Medicaid Program Gains Flexibility to Better Serve Low-income Oregonians During Pandemic

Nearly one in four Oregonians currently receives health coverage through OHP. ...

Washington Elementary School Offers Food-Bearing Container Gardens During Meal Distribution

Large pots with food-bearing plants will be available for families to take home on Wednesday, April 1, from Catlin Elementary in...

Popular multi-sport racing event in central Oregon canceled

BEND, Oregon (AP) — A popular multi-sport racing event in central Oregon that draws thousands of competitors from around the region has been canceled.The Pole Pedal Paddle scheduled for May 16 was canceled Friday due to the coronavirus.“We knew that the responsible and prudent thing...

Company led by Idaho native avoids layoffs as revenue halved

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gravity Payments, the tech company founded by an Idahoan that gained worldwide attention after offering employees a minimum salary of ,000, has taken a huge financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic.The company, based in Seattle with a branch office in Boise, has...

The Latest: 2 Madison Square Garden boxing cards called off

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT):10 p.m.Two boxing cards at Madison Square Garden have been called off because of the coronavirus outbreak.A few hours after announcing the fights would proceed without crowds, promoter Bob Arum said Thursday...

Former AD, All-American center Dick Tamburo dies at 90

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Dick Tamburo, an athletic director at three major schools and an All-American center at Michigan State, has died. He was 90.Michigan State announced that Tamburo died Monday.A native of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, Tamburo served as the athletic director at Texas...

OPINION

You're Pretty... For a Dark-Skinned Girl

Cloé Luv, an "unapologetically" dark-skinned Black woman tells her story ...

The ACA Has Never Been More Critical

Today I'm honoring the 10th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act being signed into law. ...

NAACP/Black Community: A Model for Resiliency

As America enters perhaps the most uncertain period in modern history, we will all be tested in new and unpredictable ways. ...

What the Government Can Do Now to Lessen the Impact of COVID-19

Dr. Roger Stark says during this pandemic the administration must give states more flexibility ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Amid coronavirus pandemic, black mistrust of medicine looms

NEW YORK (AP) — Just as the new coronavirus was declared a global pandemic, gym members in New York City frantically called the fitness center where Rahmell Peebles worked, asking him to freeze their memberships.Peebles, a 30-year-old black man who’s skeptical of what he hears from...

Asian Americans use social media to mobilize against attacks

Kyle Navarro was kneeling down to unlock his bicycle when he noticed an older white man staring at him. Navarro, who is Filipino, tried to ignore him, but that soon became impossible.The man walked by, looked back and called Navarro a racial slur. He “spat in my direction, and kept walking,"...

Hacker posts racial slur on fan chat with black NHL player

NEW YORK (AP) — A hacker posted a racial slur hundreds of times in an online fan video chat Friday with a black New York Rangers prospect.The NHL team scrambled to disable the hacker on the Zoom chat with K’Andre Miller, the 20-year-old former Wisconsin defenseman drafted No. 22...

ENTERTAINMENT

‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean on Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The...

New phone-only Quibi aims for bite of digital entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Want to see Chance the Rapper prank Hollywood stars? Catch a new action thriller starring Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz? How about a six-minute edition of “60 Minutes”? There’s an app for that, and more.Quibi — a snappy amalgam of...

Selena Gomez reveals bipolar diagnosis to Miley Cyrus

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Selena Gomez opened up about being diagnosed with bipolar disorder during a social media chat with Miley Cyrus. Gomez spoke about her diagnosis during a 20-minute conversation Friday on Cyrus’ “Bright Minded” series on Instagram. The singer says she...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

'Surreal': NY funeral homes struggle as virus deaths surge

NEW YORK (AP) — Pat Marmo walked among 20 or so deceased in the basement of his Brooklyn funeral home, his...

Grocery workers are key during the virus. And they're afraid

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Every day, grocery workers are restocking toilet paper, eggs, produce and canned goods...

Trump uses coronavirus crisis to push his broader agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is taking an old political adage to heart: Never let a crisis go...

Palm Sunday services held without public; some on rooftops

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated Palm Sunday Mass in the shelter of St. Peter's Basilica without...

3rd person held in France knife attack south of Lyon

PARIS (AP) — A third person has been detained in a anti-terrorism investigation in France over a knife...

AP PHOTOS: Bustling London life stilled by COVID-19 lockdown

LONDON (AP) — When Associated Press photographer Frank Augstein moved to London in 2015, what struck him...

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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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