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The locations of three new safe rest villages have been announced by the city.
The locations of three new "safe rest villages" have been announced by the city. City of Portland

GOOD MORNING, PORTLAND! I can see behind your eyes the things that I don't know. If you hide away from me, how can our love grow? LET'S GO TO PRESS.

IN LOCAL NEWS:

• The locations of three of the six new sanctioned camps (AKA "Safe Rest Villages") for the houseless have been announced by the city: one is downtown at 2300 SW Naito, another at 45th and SE Harney in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood, and the third is in a Trimet-owned lot at SE 122nd and East Burnside in the Hazelwood neighborhood. The other three locations are expected to be announced soon. Find out a lot more in this report from our Alex Zielinski!

• Ian Cranston has been charged with murder, manslaughter, assault, and unlawful use of a weapon for the killing of a young Black man, Barry Washington Jr, outside a Bend nightclub on September 16. The murder took place after Washington allegedly began talking to Cranston's girlfriend. “Our country has a disgraceful history of denigrating, prosecuting and lynching Black men for talking to white women," DA Hummel told OPB. “There’s a reckoning with race that needs to happen in Central Oregon, and it needs to happen now.”

• Paul Riley, a former coach for the Portland Thorns, has been accused of sexual coercion according to this report from The Athletic. In response the Portland Thorns' front office has issued an apology to former Portland players Sinead Farrelly and Meleana Shim for the abuse they suffered, adding Riley's actions was one reason why the team severed ties with the coach. Thorns fans are not having it, taking particular aim at owner Merritt Paulson.

• Legacy Health is being forced to temporarily shutter some of their labs and clinics due to staffing shortages brought about by employee burnout, and workers who are refusing to get the mandated COVID vaccine.

• Don't miss this week's very funny edition of POP QUIZ PDX, featuring a load of local trivia, newsy noggin-scratchers, and this week's subjective question: Who's the biggest a-hole in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"?

IN NATIONAL/WORLD NEWS:

• Second time's hopefully a charm for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who says there will be a vote on the infrastructure bill today, after yesterday's attempt fell apart after the liberal wing of the party refused to offer its support unless Biden's $3.5 trillion social services plan is passed first in the Senate. At this point, Democrat obstructionists (like Sen. Joe Manchin) will not approve the price tag that comes with reforming our clearly damaged system that preys upon the weakest Americans.

• Pharmaceutical company Merck says their new experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half among those who tested positive for the coronavirus. The company will soon be asking health officials around the globe for approval.

• Good news/bad news (I'll let you decide which is which): Deeply gross Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has tested positive for COVID, though he's reportedly not experiencing any symptoms.

• The nation's most restrictive abortion law is before a Texas federal judge today in the latest attempt by the Biden administration to try and get it overturned before it can cause any more damage.

• A judge has ordered Infowars shithead Alex Jones to pay damages to the families of Sandy Hook victims after he called the horrible shooting incident a "giant hoax" carried out by "crisis actors."

• Are you ready for some sexy fun? Then don't miss HUMP! 2021—featuring tons of hotsy-totsy five-minute filthy flicks—coming at ya LIVE AND IN-PERSON at Revolution Hall for two screenings only TONIGHT October 1! (You can stream it online, too!) GET THOSE TIX QUICK!

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• Get ready for one of the most delicious weeks of the year! The Mercury’s WING WEEK returns Oct 4-10 with 24 creative wing dishes from your fave restaurants and bars—and they’re only $6 per plate! YES, PLEASE!

• And now... THE WEATHER REPORT: Expect a mostly sunny day with a crisp high of 64!

• And finally, this is both adorable... and a bit horrifying?

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