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.
This is your "Christian" evangelical president. pic.twitter.com/u0478FoSyR— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) December 5, 2018
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.
Lena Dunham reminds me of abusive partners who hurt you and then say how much they love you and how much it weighs on them that they were trash. pic.twitter.com/R3KoAwJVeI— Lara Witt (@Femmefeministe) December 6, 2018
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.
In Oregon, where both libertarians and natural lifestyle devotees abound, the anti-vaccination mindset is particularly strong. At 7.5 percent, Oregon has the highest percent of kindergartners in the country whose guardians claim non-medical exemptions.https://t.co/dFBzc3Eh2j— Blair Stenvick (@BlairStenvick) December 5, 2018
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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