Good morning, Portland! Man, the air quality sure seems off today, huh? It's going to get up to 90 today, but there's a small chance of rain over the weekend that could be our salvation. Let's get to the news!
Trump's national security team scrambled to set up an agreement on NATO ahead of last month's summit in a semi-successful attempt to prevent the president from undermining the decades long alliance. In other words: members of his own team are working behind his back to help him succeed.
Congratulations to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for 25 years on the court! May she have at least six more.
"Don't be distracted by emotions like anger, envy, resentment. These just zap energy and waste time." Ruth Bader Ginsburg shares advice from her mom. ❤️ #RBG https://t.co/lUVACldAh5 pic.twitter.com/OZ3cd0ocpA— MAKERS (@MAKERSwomen) August 10, 2018
Deportation halted mid-flight: A refugee mother and her young daughter are plaintiffs in a case against the government related to changes in who is allowed to apply for asylum. The feds deported them in the middle of the case, and upon finding out, Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered that the plane they were on turn around and come back to the US.
Prosecutors are expected to rest their case in the Paul Manafort trial today after several weeks of detailed testimony from bookkeepers on the man's messy finances. The defense may begin its arguments today or Monday, and the focus will surely be on how Rick Gates, Manafort's right hand man, is an unreliable witness.
Melania Trump's parents just became US citizens thanks to Trump's favorite bogeyman: chain migration. Oh right, this is the Trump administration: family-based migration is only a problem if you aren't white.
A protester at city hall hit a man in the face with a pole yesterday after an argument about the protesters taking up too much of the sidewalk. The protester was arrested, and police gave remaining protesters a warning for "improper sidewalk use."
His name is Tim Schmitz.
He lives in Camas, WA, & he has no broken bones. He may have a detached retina.@PortlandPolice confirm Schmitz was attacked by an #AbolishICE protester in front of #PDX City Hall today.
He’s “ashamed” to call #PDX his hometown. pic.twitter.com/JmLJyrH3Z4
— Maggie Vespa KGW (@Maggie_Vespa) August 10, 2018
Four women have filed a lawsuit against Nike for gender discrimination and sexual harassment. The lawsuit alleges that Nike did nothing about men in its ranks who sexually harassed and assaulted their co-workers—some men were even promoted after such allegations had come out.
A 16-year-old girl has broken ribs and a punctured lung after a woman shoved her off the Washington Bridge, which she was hesitating to jump off of.
Portland has required that e-scooter companies in its pilot program give back to the community in some way. One of the e-scooter companies, Skip, has an equity plan that includes feeding homeless people after they return scooters to their charging centers.
That's all folks! We hope you have a great weekend and stay cool. By the way.... Did you know there's a critter called a werewolf mouse? It's adorable and a stone-cold killer.