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March 2, 2016
Established 1970
USPS 959 680
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Newspaper Association--Founded in 1885, and The National Advertising Representative Amalgamated Publishers,
Inc, New York, NY, and The West Coast Black Publishers Association
P ublisher :
e ditor :
Mark Washington, Sr.
Michael Leighton
e xecutive d irector : Rakeem
A dvertising M AnAger : Leonard Latin
Office Manager/Classifieds: Lucinda
c reAtive d irector :
Paul Neufeldt
Week Review
Jobless Rate Best Since ‘07
Oscars Diversity Crisis Looms
Cannabis Café to Close
Oregon’s unemployment rate
dropped to 5.1 percent in Janu-
ary, from 5.5 percent, as revised,
in December 2015. The last time
Oregon’s unemployment rate was
this low was in June 2007, when
the rate was also 5.1 percent. A
year ago, in January 2015, Ore-
gon’s unemployment rate was 5.9
The diver-
sity crisis in
loomed over
S u n d a y ’s
Awards, but
host Chris
Rock’s incisive insight and paro-
dy gave the ceremony purpose and
meaning. A wide array of causes,
from global warming to sexual
abuse in church and on campus
was a subtle plea from the film
community that the movies and
artists honored did have purpose
and meaning -- even in this second
year of #OscarsSoWhite.
New indoor clean air rules add-
ing marijuana to a law that ini-
tially targeted only tobacco has
doomed Portland’s World Famous
Cannabis Café. The owner of the
establishment announced Monday
that she will close her doors after
another warning by public health
officials. The café will host is final
Stoner Bingo session on Sunday.
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Justice Breaks Silence
Massive Boat Storage Fire
A boat storage warehouse con-
taining up to 350 boats went up
in flames in a massive 4-alarm
fire on Hayden Island in north
Portland Sunday night. Portland
Fire & Rescue crews were still on
the scene at Sundance Marina on
Tuesday. The preliminary loss es-
timate is approximately $24 mil-
lion dollars.
Justice Clarence Thomas stunned
lawyers, reporters and others
at the Su-
preme Court
on Monday
posed ques-
tions during
an oral argu-
ment for the
first time in
10 years. It
came in case in which the court is
considering placing new limits on
the reach of a federal law that bans
people convicted of domestic vio-
lence from owning guns.
NBA Honors Blazers Coach
Portland Trail Blazers head coach
Terry Stotts has been named the
We s t e r n
Coach of
the Month
for Febru-
ary, it was
Tuesday by
the NBA. Stotts led Portland to
a 9-2 record in the month of Feb-
ruary, the third best mark in the
Princess Selection Begins
Emily Jayne of St. Mary’s Acade-
my was named the first of 15 Rose
Festival Court Princesses Tues-
day. The court will be filled over
the next three weeks from partici-
pating schools across the Portland
metro area. Each member receives
a $3,500 scholarship and serves as
a community ambassador.