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Good morning, Portland! While the "entire city" isn't "ablaze all the time," it's going to be a hot one today. Another thing that'll get you steamed this morning? These headlines:

- Downtown property owners are lobbying the city to deputize someone to serve as a "night mayor"—basically a direct contact to city leadership to prioritize issues raised by nightclub and bar owners in downtown Portland. Yes, it's as wildly inequitable as it sounds! (P.s. Where do I put in my request for a Bring-Me-Snacks Mayor or a Round-Up-All-the-Neighborhood-Dogs-So-I-Can-Pet-Them Mayor?)

- As for Portland's actual mayor, Ted Wheeler responded to a widely-spread video of a Portland police officer punching a protester in the face by equating it to his condo being vandalized. About that condo: Wheeler's also decided to move out of his Northwest Portland apartment after protesters made it a destination for nightly demonstrations.

- If you want to truly understand all the messy and convoluted dynamics at play as Portland heads toward the November mayoral election, this OPB story has it all.

- It's back to school today for Portland Public Schools—but the school buildings will remain empty. Here's what the first day of school looks like in the middle of a pandemic.

- Unsurprisingly, Gov. Kate Brown has extended Oregon's state of emergency due to COVID-19 by another 60 days. This emergency declaration, initially announced in mid-March, is what allows Brown to issue executive orders requiring individuals, businesses, and schools to take coronavirus-related health precautions.

- Brown's declaration extends the statewide foreclosure moratorium, but it doesn't do the same for the eviction moratorium, a protection keeping thousands of Oregonians from falling into homelessness. BUT! Oddly enough, the federal government has stepped in to help. On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) unveiled a new order barring evictions until the end of 2020. While it's still deeply unclear how, exactly, this sweeping policy will work, it comes as a massive relief for those who've been stripped of their income during the pandemic.

- The federal government is also extending a food assistance program that has been providing free meals to millions of children during the COVID-19 pandemic until the end of 2020. Go USA?

- Donald Trump made these comments about protesters throwing "bags of soup" in July, but the video clip is making the rounds again. We're not complaining:

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- A group of Oklahomans have filed a lawsuit against the city of Tulsa, demanding reparations for the 1921 Tulsa massacre, in which white mobs burn down a thriving black neighborhood and killed an estimated 300 Black people. They argue that the mass destruction of lives and property has undermined the success of Black Tulsans ever since.

- While protesters marched across the country calling out Breonna Taylor's name, Louisville prosecutors tried to convince her ex, charged with drug trafficking, to agree to a plea deal, where he would falsely claim Taylor was part of an "organized crime syndicate". (He didn't).

- Trump visits Kenosha, blames everything terrible on "anti-police" politicians, forgets to mention that a teenage boy that supports his campaign recently murdered two people.

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