Good morning, Portland. Here are some links and whatnot.
First up is this week's feature (make sure to pick up a print copy), where we teach you easy ways to get your shit together in 2018 (click on individual posts on the "Get Your Shit Together" sidebar).
Next up is Dirk VanderHart's news story on a complicated landlord-tenant law in Portland.
Even with Portland's renter protections, mom-and-pop landlords who rent out only a single apartment or home are still free to raise rents and evict without cause and not pay the fees. https://t.co/rpsupBwbIl
— ✨Portland Mercury✨ (@portlandmercury) January 24, 2018
Trump's Department of Justice, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is again threatening sanctuary cities for not being sufficiently cruel to immigrants. Mayor Ted Wheeler spoke on that yesterday:
This week I am in Washington DC for the US Conference of Mayors. My Colleagues and I were holding a news conference when word came down about the @TheJusticeDept increased threats to subpoena sanctuary cities. Here's my response: #USCMwinter18 #HereToStay pic.twitter.com/LcfqB163nA
— Ted Wheeler (@tedwheeler) January 24, 2018
Some good reporting in The Oregonian about blacked-out records and the lack of police accountability.
Well, this is terrifying and sad: An 8-year-old boy in Pilot Rock, Oregon, died because of a flesh-eating bacteria.
In the O: "The mother of an 8-year-old student with autism has filed a $992,000 lawsuit against the David Douglas School District, claiming an instructional aide assaulted the boy while he was strapped into his seat on a school bus last year."
A former Bank of Oswego executive was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
Up to 50 private security guards will enforce TriMet rules:
A disgusting case.
The case of Larry Nassar has prompted questions from gymnasts and gymnastics fans alike: What took so long? https://t.co/vpi1VrnO0S— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 25, 2018
Trump is in Switzerland, ready to embarrass us.
President Trump arrived in Davos ready to challenge the prevailing economic order https://t.co/O9vmlAuoqh— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 25, 2018
He's incredibly dumb.
Opinion: Trump’s inability to understand "obstruction of justice" may be his downfall https://t.co/2eyC87fTnv— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 25, 2018