WHAT TO KNOW:
- Portland City Council grilled law enforcement officials yesterday on the eve of a vote over whether to withdraw from the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. A striking exchange between Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty and U.S. Attorney Billy Williams highlights the tensions over immigration enforcement that could boil over this afternoon.
- Yesterday, Senate Democrats approved a bill that will limit landlords’ ability to raise rents and bar no cause evictions after the first year of a tenancy.
- Readers want to know if Les Schwab bribes Portland weather forecasters “to forecast wintry doom in the hope we’ll buy more snow tires and tire chains?” Dr. Know explains why snow forecasts are more dire than the results.
- Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has proposed fining Defend Oregon $94,750 for holding 97 ballots in the November general election.
- Yesterday morning, Portland’s oldest beer maker, BridgePort Brewing, announced that it is pulling the plug on all operations.
WHAT TO WATCH:
- In another marker of its walloping success, Wild Wild Country has been satirized by the popular comedy show Documentary Now! Owen Wilson plays a charismatic cult leader named Father Ra-Shawbard.
WHERE TO DRINK:
- The past few years have been rough for the Beaumont-Wilshire bar scene. Luckily for Wonderly, the pedigree of its ownership suggests it’ll be a success.
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