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Good morning, Portland! I just checked and Facebook appears to be working again—and I use "working" in the loosest possible sense of the word.

Here are the headlines!

You Betcho: Beto O'Rourke, the handsomest boy in your intramural soccer league, is officially running for president. As he told Vanity Fair, "Man, I'm just born to be in it." Man!

"Dangerous to self or others": In our new print issue: Is Oregon's civil commitment process fair to those with mental illnesses? Will a change in the law help or hurt them?

Overhauling Hate Crime Laws: Oregon's hate crime laws are outdated, and many Oregonians don't feel safe reporting possible hate crimes. Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is pushing a new bill in Salem that she says will help fix the problem.

Grounding Planes, Losing Ground: Boeing is one of the most powerful companies in Washington, DC. Will its failing planes diminish the corporation's power?

A Very Special Investigation: Andrew Weissman, one of Robert Mueller's top prosecutors, is stepping down from the Trump special investigation, drawing speculation that the investigation is wrapping up. Wiessmann is known for slaying Goliaths like Enron—what do he and the rest of Mueller's team have in store for Trump?

She Works Hard for the Money: Should adult dancers be employed by strip clubs, or should they be independent contractors? That question has caused a rift in the local community of dancers—and it's playing out in Salem.

Dubious Defense: A high-profile Portland sexual assault trial began yesterday. Defense attorneys are claiming that the accuser conspired with Willamette Week, who first reported the story, to fabricate a story to put the two defendants in "orange jumpsuits.” Seriously?

Stop That Train: Environmentalists rallied outside city hall yesterday, voicing their opposition to oil company Zenith Energy's plans to transport more crude oil along the Willamette River. Commissioner Chloe Eudaly spoke at the protest, calling the proposed Zenith project "an environmental catastrophe." It remains to be seen what the city can do to stop it.

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