Portland Business News

Faces of the List: SSOE's Catherine Myers talks the importance of being eclectic
Author: Andy Giegerich
SSOE has worked in several engineering spaces for the past 70-plus years.
Oregon leads nation in rate of marijuana consumption
Author: Brandon Sawyer
While the Beaver State wasn't the first to legalize recreational cannabis, estimated monthly usage surpassed all other states in 2016 as production and sales ramped up.
Legislature 2019: Ways and Means sends Medicaid package go Oregon House floor
Author: Elizabeth Hayes
The Medicaid funding package advanced out of the Joint Committee on Ways and Mean and now heads to the House floor. Two Republicans on the committee expressed concerns about the impact of the proposed premium tax on small businesses. On the other hand, they said they recognized the need to support smaller hospitals in rural counties, where close to a third of the population is on Medicaid. Rep. Mike McLane, a Republican from Powell Butte, said more consideration should have been given to amendments…
How BridgePort Brewing went flat after 35 years
Author: Jon Bell
Beervana blog founder Jeff Alworth on what went wrong for one of Oregon's pioneering craft brewers.

NYT Politics

New Jersey Attorney General Seeks Records From Trump Inaugural
A state agency’s administrative subpoena comes after a similar request in a criminal inquiry by federal prosecutors in New York.
Fact Check: Trump’s Rationale for a National Emergency Is Based on False or Misleading Claims
To justify redirecting federal funds to a wall, the president made a litany of assertions about crime, drugs and other issues on the southern border. Nearly all were misleading, exaggerated or false.
Out There: Where’s the Nobel Prize for the Bureaucrats?
In science, as in sports, some of the most important action happens off season and on the sidelines.

Columbian Newspaper

City reports active shooter situation in Aurora, Ill.
Author: Associated Press

City officials say there is an active shooter situation at an industrial park in Aurora, Ill.

The city sent a tweet Friday afternoon saying police are on the scene.

Live TV reports show dozens of first responder vehicles outside a building housing the Henry Pratt Co.

Police have not said if anyone has been shot.

Vancouver police arrest fugitive gang member
Author: Jerzy Shedlock

Vancouver police officers Wednesday arrested a wanted Norteno gang member.

Mario Barasa, 35, of Vancouver, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine and heroin, separate counts, and two additional drug possession counts implicating intent to deliver, according to a Vancouver Police Department news release.

Barasa also faces an escaping community custody charge, police said.

Safe Street Task Force and Neighborhood Response Team officers helped find and arrest Barasa.

“When located by police, Barasa was found in possession of a loaded handgun along with methamphetamine and heroin for distribution,” police said.

Inside Barasa’s home officers reportedly located another handgun, more meth and scales.

Barasa was booked into Clark County Jail.

Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle collusion lawsuits with NFL
Author: BARRY WILNER, Associated Press

NEW YORK — Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have settled collusion lawsuits against the NFL.

In a three-sentence statement released Friday, the NFL said:

“For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL. As a result of those discussions, the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances. The resolution of this matter is subject to a confidentiality agreement so there will be no further comment by any party.”

Kaepernick’s lawyer tweeted an identical statement.

Kaepernick and Reid filed collusion grievances against the league, saying they were blacklisted because of protests during the national anthem at games. Kaepernick has not played in the league since 2016, while Reid missed three games last season before signing with Carolina.