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Good morning, Portland! It's going to be a cloudy day with some afternoon wet. Here's some news to start your day:

Where's the Caravan? An estimated 7,000 immigrants are now 1,000 miles from the United States' southern border—most of them escaping violence and persecution in their home countries. The Washington Post breaks it down.

Bombed: At least nine pipe bombs have been recovered after being addressed to prominent Trump critics, including former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and... Robert DeNiro. At a rally last night, Trump patted himself on the back for not talking shit about the targets and blamed the media for everything. Nothing like some light domestic terrorism two weeks before a major election.

Jeff Flake, Still A Coward: Sen. Flake (yep, the non-hero from the Kavanaugh hearings) told a reporter that despite the very obviously targeted attacks on Democrat lawmakers, "both sides" need to "calm down the rhetoric."


Today in Second Amendment Rights: A man fatally shot two people at a Kroger grocery store near Louisville, Kentucky. He has been taken into police custody.

Cool Idea: As it turns out, Amazon has been working with the US Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hook 'em up with facial recognition software.

Brown Pulls Back the Curtain, Part One: A Marion County judge has ordered Gov. Kate Brown to release more than 250 proposed bills for Oregon's 2019 legislative session to an attorney representing multiple Oregon businesses, after blocking the public records release earlier this year. The information could provide some clarity into Brown's pending bills (and how she plans on funding them) before the Nov. 9 election.

Part Two: The Oregon Department of Education has released a mountain of dense, unorganized data on the state's latest school rankings. The data was going to be released after the upcoming election, but public outcry pushed the state to release it earlier. The Oregonian has done the heroic work of plugging the chaotic data into a tidy spreadsheet.

ICYMI: Portland Police Association President Daryl Turner called Portland the "one of the most politically violent cities in America" in a lengthy Facebook post—a critical response to Mayor Ted Wheeler's proposed protest ordinance.

Park It: Mayor Wheeler's appointed KOIN's Eileen Park as his newest communications director. We endorse.