Good morning, Portland! It's going to be in the high 60s today without a drop of rain (allegedly). Here's some news to start your day:
Her, Too: A former high school classmate of Brett Kavanaugh's has come forward accusing him of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers. A lawyer for the alleged victim, Christine Blasey Ford, said she is willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the panel responsible for confirming Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. Kavanaugh has dismissed the allegations.
Garbage Human of the Day: A US Customs and Border Protection agent has been accused of killing four female sex workers in Texas—and injuring another—during a 10-day long killing spree. It's raised questions about the feds' pre-hire screening process for border patrol agents.
Florence's Floods: The flooding spurred by Hurricane Florence has temporarily turned the Carolinas' coastline into a series of islands. The storm has been linked to at least 17 deaths. Meanwhile, ponds of coal ash have flooded in North Carolina, potentially dumping cancer-causing toxins into a nearby river.
Weather Channel dude: *about to be blown off his feet by the wind*— Scott Coleman (@scottsalesforce) September 14, 2018
Two locals: *casually walking down the street taking cell phone vids*
I love you North Carolina pic.twitter.com/rEQtIupi5m
A Deadlier Storm: Landslides triggered by Super Typhoon Mangkhut has left 54 people dead and more than 40 missing in the northern Philippines.
Housing for All: The feds have decided to give Multnomah County's housing authority, Home Forward, an unprecedented number (99) of new low-income housing vouchers specifically for people with disabilities at risk of homelessness or being institutionalized. Here's what that means.
This year's finalists in the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are laugh-out-loud funny https://t.co/PUJsmFj0LG— National Geographic (@NatGeo) September 15, 2018
PSU Shooting: On Friday, Portland State University released video footage from body cameras worn by PSU campus police during the fatal July shooting of Jason Washington. The biggest takeaway: The two officers shot and killed Washington seconds after his gun appeared to accidentally fall out of its holster. Those officers will now return to work.
COME ON, GUYS: Someone dumped half a mobile home in a Cornelius elementary school parking lot. It's full of mold. RUDE.
Speaking Up: Former foster care kids have some suggestions for the Oregon Legislature about how to make their lives a little less terrible.
And here's John Kerry talking about the end of days at Powell's last night.