Tonights lunar eclipse is expected to happen between 11:19 PM and 2:47 AM.
Tonight's lunar eclipse is expected to happen between 11:19 PM and 2:47 AM. Anantha Jois / iStock / Getty Images

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IN LOCAL NEWS:

• Donavan LaBella, the man who was shot in the head by the feds while peacefully protesting in 2020, is suing the federal government for excessive force, negligence, and emotional distress.

• It's no joke, school quarantines drive parents CRAZY! Now the district plans to implement a "test to stay" program, in which unvaccinated students can avoid being quarantined out of class if they test negative for COVID-19.

• Today in OH, FOR FUCK'S SAKE: General managers in the NBA are banding together to form a legal support association for their members who are accused of misconduct... like Blazer GM Neil Olshey who's under investigation for allegedly treating non-playing employees HORRIBLY. (I'm happy to donate the world's tiniest violin to this group.)

• Portland's Image Comics produces some the most well-known comic books and graphic novels—and they also may soon be home to a new employee union who are asking for a few of the normal workplace goals, as well as some that come as a surprise. Matt Baume has more.

• HELP WANTED: Apparently no one has filed to run for Portland's city auditor position (currently held by Mary Hull Caballero) on the 2022 ballot. You should consider it! You LOVE telling people what to do!

• It's time again for the wildly entertaining POP QUIZ PDX, this week filled with interesting trivia Qs about local polar bears, shady Portland rich people, and possibly the most annoying "Subjective Question" yet! (That's saying a lot.)

IN NATIONAL/WORLD NEWS:

• Not great news for Biden's sweeping social safety net plan—the Congressional Budget Office says that the White House plan for implementing it would increase the federal budget deficit by a comparatively meager $160 billion over the next 10 years. (Or, it could also be an incredible, necessary boost to the nation, its economy, and its citizens for decades to come. Tomato/tomahto.) Nevertheless the House is expected to vote on the bill tonight.

• Continue biting those nails: The jury, in what should be the "open and shut" Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial, still hasn't reached a verdict after three days of deliberation.

• Leading scientists investigating the origin of the COVID-19 virus say they have most likely identified the first person to catch it: an animal market worker in Wuhan, China.

• Suspicions are growing to a fever pitch over the mysterious disappearance of Peng Shuai, the Chinese tennis star who hasn’t been seen since she leveled allegations of sexual assault against a former top official in the Chinese Communist Party.

• Two people who were convicted of killing Malcolm X over 50 years ago have been exonerated by a judge who said new evidence indicates that authorities at the time withheld critical evidence.

• Today in confusing headlines that make my head hurt: "Millionaire pooch selling Miami villa once owned by Madonna."

• You want to find the perfect gift while also supporting local businesses, yes? YES! Then don't miss the Mercury's Holiday Gift Guide, featuring only the coolest gifts and where to find them... locally!

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• And now... THE WEATHER REPORT: A couple of morning showers turns to sun tomorrow with a high of 52.

• And finally, like this kid... I'm not sure how to feel about this.