GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! Sweeter than sweeter love grows, and heaven's there for those who fool the tricks of time. LET'S GO TO PRESS.
In his new infrastructure bill, Trump is once again proposing to sell off Oregon's electrical grid that's run by the Bonneville Power Administration, basically using Northwest customers to fund his corrupt government.
One of several stranded hikers on Mount Hood is dead after a 700 foot fall; rescue operations are underway.
A group of Christians are harassing TriMet's bus ads for OKCupid that include the acronym "DTF." These are the same people who were okay with probable child molester Roy Moore's run for the Senate, so fuck their feelings.
Oregon's own Ben Ferguson placed a very impressive fourth place in the men's Olympic halfpipe competition in his first trip to the games. Congrats, and we'll be seeing much more of him, I'm sure!
Oh, and HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, everybody! Be sure to pick up the newest issue of the Mercury to see if you got a READER VALENTINE!! <3 <3
Ghosts of Valentines Day Past pic.twitter.com/u1XYBfBRhR— lee gatlin (@neilaglet) February 14, 2018
National intelligence agencies are warning that Russia is already up to their old tricks again, spreading disinformation over the internet in order to sway the 2018 midterm elections.
The White House was once again caught in a whopper of a lie after the FBI testified that they gave the administration information about accused wife beater Rob Porter months before the administration claimed.
Speaking of lies, Trump's former attorney is saying that he paid adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 out of his own pocket, rather than the Trump campaign. Of course he did, because lawyers are nothing but generous with their money.
Trump's new proposed budget calls for deep cuts to social programs, which could especially hurt vulnerable populations.
Congress is at odds in their attempts to provide a promised pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, as the deadline (which is entirely Trump's fault) inches ever closer.
Butt-hurt Republicans who are increasingly infuriated with judges who rule against their corruption (such as in cases of gerrymandering) are fighting back—by trying to impeach the judges.
SOME GOOD NEWS: Democrats pick up another special election legislative seat in Florida, making it the 36th switch from red to blue since 2016.
Today in "Whoopsie!": "New York Times hired, then quickly unhired, writer who tweeted about befriending neo-Nazis."
WINTER OLYMPICS NEWS: Shaun White pulls off an incredible gold-winning victory in the men's halfpipe (and has also apologized for calling sexual harassment claims against him "gossip"), and Slovenia comes back to defeat the men's US team in hockey, while the US women's hockey team are killing it!
Now let's look outside at the WEATHER: Light showers today with a high of 49.
And finally, check out this sickest of sick gold-winning run in the halfpipe from the USA's Shaun White. I could totally do that.