GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! I'll love you more in the rain or shine, and making love in the rain is fine. A love so good and I call it mine. Love is blind. LET'S GO TO PRESS.

Unsurprisingly the Gorge wildfire has gotten worse, with both the Eagle Creek and Indian Creek fires merging, and engulfing an estimated 20,000 acres. Evacuations continue to be underway for many small communities in east Multnomah County, and maybe the only good news is that winds are expected to die down today which would slow the spread somewhat.

Here's where you can donate to help the victims of the wildfire.

In a story that will infuriate you to your core, check out what a witness to the firework throwing teens who allegedly started the Gorge wildfire had to say. Then remind yourself that not all teens are this horrible.

If this story makes you want a statewide ban on all fireworks, you're not alone.

Experts say that the smoky air in the Portland metro area is nothing to mess around with, and an advisory will probably remain in place until Friday.

Hundreds of people gathered in Portland yesterday to protest Trump and Session's thoughtlessly cruel decision to discontinue DACA. If you need more information on DACA and what you can do to fight back, we've got that too.


To avoid taking full responsibility, human sack of crap Donald Trump is kicking the DACA decision over to Congress, where they will either craft legislation to give Dreamers legal status (which he may or may not sign), or let it expire and leave hundreds of thousands open to deportation.

Hurricane Irma has hit the Caribbean, and Florida is already planning mass evacuations to deal with a historic "category 5" storm that has maximum sustained winds of 185 miles per hour.


CNN got a copy of Hillary Clinton's new book What Happened, and gives a brief overview of what to expect, including taking partial responsibility for her loss, the sexism that helped take her down, and a lot of contempt for Trump.

Now let's look at the WEATHER: A partly sunny (and less smoky) day with a high of 87, and you can expect showers late tomorrow.

And finally, if this tiny dog can figure out a way to open this sliding glass door, then you can figure out a way to get through this Wednesday.