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Police swarm the scene where 17-year-old Quanice Hayes was fatally shot by Officer Andrew Hearst on February 9, 2017
Police swarm the scene where 17-year-old Quanice Hayes was fatally shot by Officer Andrew Hearst on February 9, 2017 Dirk VanderHart

First things first, read this outstanding piece by local journalist Leah Sottile on the police killing of 17-year-old Quanice Hayes last year. It's the deepest dive into Hayes' life—and the morning it ended—that anyone's done, and it's worth your time.

As I noted yesterday, it also breaks a bit of news: Hayes' family has decided to sue the City of Portland over his death.

The Oregon legislature's five-week short session began yesterday, and goodwill is already fleeing the Capitol. Republicans are threatening to invoke an obscure rule that would force legislative clerks to read aloud the full text of bills before they can proceed. It's a tactic for slowing down action at a time Republicans have little power to do so.

Gov. Kate Brown kicked off the session Monday morning with her annual State of the State Address. It largely consisted of Brown pitching a new jobs training initiative.

Meanwhile, State Rep. Knute Buehler, potentially the Republican candidate in this year's governor's race, has parted ways with a mud-slinging spokesperson he brought onto his campaign last year.

Items the legislature is already discussing: A system that would price carbon emissions and require big polluters to purchase allowances. And a bill that would force drug makers to explain why they've increased prices by more than 10 percent.

Uh oh! The county's tentative deal to sell its unused Wapato jail facility might be in trouble, the Tribune reports. The man who'd planned to buy it says Wapato's like a Rubik's cube that might not meet his needs, after all.

NATURE FINDS A WAY: There's a species of crayfish where females just clone themselves. Over and over again. No males needed. They're taking over.

Another fake phone warning: This time, East Coast denizens got a notification from the National Weather Service warning of a tsunami.

Stock market.... is really volatile right now. Think Donald Trump will take credit for yesterday's sharp dive, like he did when the market was surging?

That's a no: "Mr. Trump has repeatedly taken credit for the rise in stock prices. He often mentions the bull market in settings that have nothing to do with the economy. But on Monday, he made no mention of it..."

After releasing a secret Republican memo throwing shade at the investigation into Trump's campaign, lawmakers have now voted to release the Democratic rebuttal—also secret. The president will have a way into whether it's made public.

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