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Heroes on the Front Lines: A border patrol agent has confessed to murdering four women in Texas. A woman is suing the feds $60 million for the death of her infant daughter while in ICE custody.

Holiday Cheer: The Illinois capital building is currently home to a Christmas Tree, a menorah, and a shrine to Satan. Yes, it is called a "snaketivity" scene.

RIP HW: The funeral for former President George HW Bush took place at the National Cathedral yesterday, and Trump did his bestest to not participate.

Choo choo: A train is now hauling Bush's body from one part of Texas to another. Traditions are weird!

More Like Done-am: Lena Dunham apologizes to a woman who accused Dunham's friend of rape, confessing that she had lied to support her friend. A year later. Fuck Lena Dunham.

New Cops on the Block: City council has unanimously approved the creation of a new job—an unarmed cop to respond to low-level crimes—within the Portland Police Bureau. Here's what we know about it.

Ted Alert: Want a comprehensive, critical summary of Mayor Ted Wheeler's first two years in office? Willamette Week's gotchu.

Super Comforting Headline of the Day: "Delusional man who threatened to kill strangers no longer barred from owning guns by Oregon Courts."

Phoenix From the Ashes: Northeast Portland neighbors have successfully purchased the defunct Sugar Shack strip club. That's not where the story ends! The soon-to-be-demolished building will turn into 140 low-income apartments.

No Oversight For Oversight: There's a growing divide between the city’s police advisory board and its appointed advocate in city hall. This is not great news.

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