GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! Baby, I'm not always there when you call, but I'm always on time. And I gave you my all, now baby be mine. LET'S GO TO PRESS.
Think your yelling and protesting doesn't make a difference? Yesterday a gang of angry Portlanders forced city council to amend two out of three police oversight policies in a marathon session. Our Dirk Vanderhart breaks it down.
An Oakland civil rights attorney chatted with our Doug Brown about our new police chief Danielle Outlaw, and provided some very interesting information.
He's eight months into his job, and what has Mayor Ted Wheeler done to help Portland's affordable housing crisis? Not a lot, according to this article.
Because he is nothing but subtle, President Trump vowed to unleash "fire and fury" upon North Korea if they continued to threaten the US, which of course sent most of the globe into a panic. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tried to play down the rhetoric, saying "Americans should sleep well at night" and not worry so much about escalating tensions with North Korea that the president super-duper escalated with his numbskull threats.
And yet? Trump continues his numbskull threats in his morning litany of escalating tweets. HEY CHIEF OF STAFF JOHN KELLY! WAKE UP AND DO YOUR GODDAMN JOB!
How did North Korea respond to Trump's threats? By picking out specific US military targets to bomb in Guam.
A key government report on climate change is about to be released, which will force Trump to choose between fact-based science and his lie-loving base. Which do you think he'll choose?
Speaking of Trump's lie-loving base, it's SHRINKING according to new polls.
The FBI conducted a raid of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's home back in July, seizing "documents and other materials," because they were pretty sure he couldn't be trusted to turn over any possible incriminating evidence voluntarily.
A man slammed his car into a group of French soldiers yesterday in a Paris suburb, injuring six. The suspect was shot and arrested by police who are currently looking into a possible motive.
Country/pop singer Glen Campbell has died after years of struggling with Alzheimer's at the age of 81.
David Letterman is returning to TV with a six-part interview series on Netflix, WHOOP WHOOP!
Speaking of Netflix, Disney is yanking all of their content from the provider to start their own streaming service.
Now about this WEATHER situation: More hot and hazy with a high of 91 today and tomorrow, but a cooling trend FINALLY starts on Friday.
And finally, if you happen to notice an airplane trying to make an emergency landing on a highway, it might behoove you to GET THE FAWK OUT OF THE WAY.