President Biden signs the law making Juneteenth a federal holiday.
President Biden signs the law making Juneteenth a federal holiday. Drew Angerer / Getty Images

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• Good news, renters! The Oregon House has unanimously passed SB 278 which will protect renters for 60 days from being evicted if they apply for rental assistance and let their landlords know. Read about how the end of the rent moratorium is impacting renters here.

• More snowflake drama from the endlessly complaining Portland Police: The entire Rapid Response Team—responsible for most of the violence inflicted on local protesters last summer—have resigned from the team en masse following criminal assault charges brought against one of their own, who brutally beat down a photojournalist last year. Would you like to pop the champagne, or shall I? (In any case, our Alex Zielinski has a great story about it.)

• Speaking of crybabies, Republican snowflakes are kicking off a recall campaign for one of their own state senators, Lynn Findley of Vale, who had the audacity to (gasp!) vote in favor of a gun control bill that will actually save the lives of some of his constituents. But... you do you, GOP!

• Zenith Energy, a crude oil company, wants to expand their operation in Portland—which we obviously do not want! However, city officials say they may be legally bound to okay Zenith’s expansion. (Uh-oh.) Our Isabella Garcia has more.

• Because no one wants to see your dead body lying around, you'll be glad to know that Gov. Brown has passed a bill legalizing human composting. (You might not want to throw yourself in the green bin, tho.)

• If you love a good banh mi sandwich, Suzette Smith declares the House of Banh Mi to have one of the freshest, crispiest, fluffiest, and crunchiest in town. Check out the latest edition of "Takeout Club!"

• "Labels are allowed to shift. How you identify at 16 might change by the time you turn 25, and for some people, their label may never shift—all of which is okay." Read more from Aliyah Hall as part of our Pride 2021: Queer Beginnings series.


• Good Supreme Court News/Bad Supreme Court News (which do you want to hear first?): The good Supreme Court news is that they have shot down a Trump/GOP attempt to gut the Affordable Care Act, thereby preserving health insurance for millions of Americans. The bad Supreme Court news is that they sided with religious creeps who refused to place foster children with same-sex couples—but according to LGBTQ groups, the damage could've been much, much worse.

• More good news: Busy Bee Biden happily signed a new law that will make Juneteenth—celebrating the end of slavery (at least the old-timey type)—as a federal holiday.

• Well, well, well, how about that? After Democrats bent over backward to get on board with Sen. Joe Manchin's revised "bi-partisan" voting rights act, those "bi-partisan" Republicans immediately shot it down, BECAUSE OF COURSE THEY DID.

• The US is pouring $3 billion into development of a pill that will treat those with COVID-19 after they've developed the virus.

• Tennis champ Naomi Osaka—who has bravely and candidly spoken about her bouts with depression and social anxiety—has withdrawn from Wimbledon to "take personal time with friends and family."

• From the makers of HUMP! and SPLIFF comes a new film fest that features short documentaries made by YOU! It's called SCOOP! and you can find out more about it here.

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• And now... THE WEATHER REPORT: Another mostly sunny day tomorrow with a high of 81!

• And finally, here's that side-hustle you've been looking for.