WHAT TO KNOW:
- A weekend snowstorm that alarmed Portlanders arrived with wildly varying severity across the city. In some places, it didn’t arrive at all. And the threat of a massive winter storm has evaporated, as today’s forecast calls for rain.
- An Oregon lawmaker wants to repeal personal vaccine exemptions as a measles outbreak grows. His bill would bar those families who choose to forego inoculations from attending schools.
- A federal jury Thursday convicted former Portland foster care provider Mary Holden Ayala on felony charges of theft, money laundering and filing false tax returns. The convictions come three years after WW reported neglect and fraud at the foster homes she ran.
- To get better government, Portland needs more government. That’s the conclusion of a new City Club report recommending an appointed city manager and twice as many elected commissioners.
- Portland’s representatives in Congress have signed onto the Green New Deal, a resolution that outlines an ambitious approach for addressing climate change.
WHERE TO DRINK:
- If you weren’t among the Portlanders who stocked up on liquor in preparation for snowmageddon 2019, here are five of the best bars in Portland to grab a drink this week.
WHAT TO WATCH:
Your weekly roundup of new movies. What to see and what to skip in theaters. (Hint: Lego Movie 2 might not be worth your time.)
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