Good morning, Portland! It's drizzly out for the first time in a while, meaning you should drive/bike/etc. extra careful today and look out for kids walking to their first day of school. Here's some news to start your day:
Over the weekend, the US lost two influential white men.
On Saturday, Arizona Senator John McCain died from brain cancer. The POW and one-time presidential candidate's death went largely ignored by Donald Trump—but sparked online debate over McCain's legacy and who should replace him. Here's my favorite article about McCain, written by David Foster Wallace after he tagged along for a week on the Senator's 2000 campaign trail.
On Sunday, famed Broadway playwright Neil Simon died from pneumonia. Simon's widely known for dominating Broadway's marquees throughout the 60s and 70s with plays like “Barefoot in the Park” and “The Odd Couple.”
Then, on Sunday evening, a 24-year old gamer fatally shot three people, including himself, during a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida.
Now, for some good news: A trailer for True Detective's third season came out and it's featuring Mahershala Ali and I AM VERY EXCITED.
A former Vatican ambassador to the US says Pope Francis knew about sexual abuse allegations against a DC archbishop for years—and did nothing. He's calling for the Pope's resignation. How does that work?
A woman hit a Portland man’s car and chose to accuse him of…being not white...instead of sharing her insurance information. Here’s the video of the encounter:
NIGHT BUS! TriMet's bringing back 24-hour bus lines, one that'll shuttle folks to Portland International Airport, and another running between Forest Grove and Beaverton.
Finally, here are some great kids dancing in front of City Hall yesterday during Portland Hip-Hop Day: