Good Afternoon, News: City Settlement Creates New Sweep Rules, End of an iPod, and Don’t Look Now Mercury Is in Retrograde! – Blogtown


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Staff contracted with HUCIRP remove trash and belongings from a SE Oak encampment alongside Laurelhurst Park in November 2020.

Staff contracted with HUCIRP take out trash and possessions from a SE Oak encampment alongside Laurelhurst Park in November 2020. Alex Zielinski

Superior Afternoon, Portland! It can be Tuesday and attractive, and tomorrow will also be attractive. BUT, Starting Nowadays, MERCURY IS IN RETROGRADE. At the really least, this will result in far more men and women indicating, “Mercury is in retrograde” around you. You are welcome, and here is the news!

IN Area News:

• The City of Portland arrived at an agreement with the members of a course-action lawsuit, which argued that the city’s contractors illegally discarded their belongings when clearing homeless encampments. The plaintiffs—not seeking money—asked for new policies about how and why campsites need to be eradicated.

• Yesterday, Willamette Week documented that Portland Town Council candidate AJ McCreary had paid out her 15-12 months-old son $3,200 to build her campaign web page. Nowadays, in an update, the director of the modest donor elections application advised WW that McCreary is not allowed to use the compact donor resources to fork out a relative. On the other hand, she may possibly have paid out her son from her private contributions, which is allowed.

• I cannot notify you how many occasions I have eagerly entered a new opening date for beloved nearby chef Gregory Gourdet’s soon-to-be-open Haitian cafe Kann. Fantastic information: The Oregonian experiences that we are on the lookout a July date now baybee. Even much more excellent news: Gourdet also programs develop a pan-Caribbean cocktail bar in the restaurant’s downstairs!

• Oregon’s mail-in procedure will make voting easy, so choose a second to pull your ballot out of the mail pile and physical exercise your democratic ideal to select your winner political agent for the subsequent couple a long time of Thunderdome elected office environment. And just who are all these individuals? Read through up on ’em in the Mercury Election Endorsements! If you do not have time for all that, we also created a Mercury Election Cheat Sheet!

IN Nationwide / Intercontinental News:

• Putting a human deal with on the wrestle in between day-to-day people today and Russia, Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina has escaped her household country, immediately after currently being jailed in 2012 for executing a functionality artwork piece in a church. She disguised herself as a food items courier and fled, right after more charges ended up changed to a sentence in a penal colony. The New York Occasions spoke to Alyokhina about her experiences of trying to convey dissent in Russia.

• The Related Press reviews that on Tuesday—at a Tesla thingy—Elon Musk reported banning Donald Trump from Twitter was a “morally bad decision” and “foolish in the extreme.” He thinks short-term bans are a much better notion. Everyone I know suggests they hate Twitter, but if you happen to be unfortunate about the impending Musk-ing of the site, you could be comforted by this episode of Sway in which Kara Swisher and William Cohan muse on how Musk could still “just pay out $1 billion and stroll away” from the deal.

• Soon after 22 a long time, Apple has ceased producing iPods. It has ultimately absent the way of the Zune.

• Mess with the birds, get the collar!


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