WHAT TO KNOW:

  • An Oregon Department of Justice employee used an agency email and agency time to send a memo lobbying against a criminal justice reform bill senators will consider this week. State Sen. Brian Boquist says the message likely violates Oregon ethics laws.
  • Social-media outrage blossomed when a Trail Blazers fan brought a sign to the game calling center Enes Kanter a “rim terrorist.” One person who wasn’t upset about the sign? Enes Kanter.
  • Back on the court, the Blazers have their second playoff game tonight, in a series that is proving completely unpredictable. It’s chaotic good.
  • Laika’s new movie, Missing Link, which premiered last Friday, flopped at the box office. The figures aren’t just disappointing—they’re historically bad.
  • A ballot initiative aimed at halting the growth of public pension-related debt passed its first hurdle yesterday. Its backers can now begin gathering the nearly 150,000 signatures needed to qualify for the 2020 ballot.
  • Kickstand Comedy has officially launched a crowdfunding project that would revive the historic Brody Theater—and announced yet another planned addition for the space.

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(Justin Katigbak)
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