Good morning, Portland. We're looking at a high of 95 today, the perfect temperature to kick off BURGER WEEK! Here's the news you need to start your day.
Patriot Snare: A Vancouver racial justice group cancelled a rally on Saturday after violent alt-right-ers Patriot Prayer threatened to show up. The group intended to protest the recent arrest of a Black man who was pummeled a member of Patriot Prayer.
Dancing Bears Begone: Multnomah County has banned all live-animal circuses or performances from operating anywhere in the county. I'm mostly including this for the Portland Tribune's glorious lede: "Lions and tigers and bears — nope."
Wait, So Journalism's Not Dead? There's a new online media outlet in Salem, staffed by a bunch of great reporters!
Early start at the new shop. Feels a bit like the first day of school — @SalemReporter cranks to life with news team coming on deck this morning - @rachelwalexande @aubreywieber @TroyWB Exciting start to the venture. #localnews #salemnews pic.twitter.com/4QuUmyaKZt— Les Zaitz (@LesZaitz) August 13, 2018
Up in the Air: A ground control employee at the Sea-Tac airport managed to steal an airplane and fly it above Seattle for an hour before crashing it into a Puget Sound island. The man didn't survive the crash. The mysterious incident has ignited a conversation about airport security measures.
ICYMI: On Friday, a grand jury delivered a not guilty verdict to the FBI agent who had lied about shooting at the truck of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, one of the many occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016.
Left Photo: Police response to anti-fascist counter-protesters to a far-right rally in Portland last weekend.— pdx law grrrl (@pdxlawgrrrl) August 13, 2018
Right Photo: Police response to anti-fascist counter-protesters to a far-right rally in DC this weekend. pic.twitter.com/fdqF63Ruuo
Not Welcome: In DC, white supremacists celebrating the 1-year anniversary of the fatal Charlottesville "Unite the Right" protest were sorely outnumbered by peaceful counter protesters.
Remembering Charlottesville: Meanwhile, in Charlottesville, community members gathered at the site of Heather Heyer's death to celebrate her life and decry the bigoted movement that ended it.
This Trump Does at His Golf Course: Trump skipped out on the DC protest, instead hanging out at his New Jersey golf course with a group called "Bikers for Trump" and bashing Harley-Davidson. Turns out, some of those bikers are white supremacists.
👏 THEY 👏 ARE 👏 LITERALLY 👏 NAZIS 👏 WITH 👏 NAZI 👏 TATTOOS 👏 pic.twitter.com/WqjMDLJL04— Jules Suzdaltsev (@jules_su) August 12, 2018
The Hero America Needs: Stephen Miller's uncle wrote a scathing editorial about his shitty nephew in Politico! Rejoice!