"...looking at the city's current net value, which sits at around $2.4 billion. [...] Ten years ago, net worth was about $2.7 billion. The billion-dollar drop is being largely obscured by the city’s other improvements..."
I'm still on my first mug of coffee, so forgive me if I'm just full of stupid, but isn't that a 0.3 billion dollar drop, not 1 billion? Are we adjusting for inflation or something?
"Firefighters in Portland had to watch as cops Tasered a man guarding his flaming house with a sword and shield."
...thus allowing responders to get him away from the dangerous flames, make sure he wasn't badly injured, and also go rescue his dog.
I suspect the firefighters will somehow get over witnessing the tasering.
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