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Tusitala Tiny Toese, one of the Proud Boys responsible for the August 22 riot in the Parkrose neighborhood, has been arrested.
Tusitala "Tiny" Toese, one of the Proud Boys responsible for the August 22 riot in the Parkrose neighborhood, has been arrested. Sean Bascom

GOOD MORNING, PORTLAND! Bus stop... bus stop. Are you ready? To do the bus stop. LET'S GO TO PRESS.

IN LOCAL NEWS:

• Proud Boy member Tusitala "Tiny" Toese—who has caused trouble on several occasions in Portland—has been arrested on a warrant for his violent actions during this past summer's protest in the Parkrose neighborhood (that one where police refused to interfere). He's currently facing eleven criminal charges. Get all the details from our Alex Zielinski!

• The number of positive daily COVID cases appear to be holding steady with an average of 7,900 new infections reported per day over the last week... but it's still too early to call it a "plateau."

• Students at Portland's Grant High School have walked out over complaints that the institution isn't doing enough to protect them from COVID-19, and are demanding more N-95 masks and contact tracing.

• The two conservative Newberg school board members who dreamed up the lunkhead plan to ban Black Lives Matter and Pride symbols from their school district may have survived a recall attempt, as voter returns are giving them a narrow, but significant lead. However, there are votes still to be counted.

• The union representing a whopping 1,200 City of Portland employees are accusing city managers of interfering with their vote on whether or not they should go on strike, claiming the managers are misinforming and trying to subtly intimidate workers. Our Alex Zielinski has more on the drama!

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

• Starting next week, the Biden administration will start distributing 400 million N-95 masks to Americans that will be available at pharmacies and other health centers. Meanwhile you can now order four COVID tests per household here.

• More trouble for Trump as the New York Attorney General focuses in on the ex-president's shady business finances—in particular, his property values and wealth statements—that were allegedly "fraudulent or misleading."

• In an attempt to get corrupt Republicans on the record, Democrats are intending to force a vote on fair election legislation (which they will probably lose) in order to force another vote on the filibuster (which they will also probably lose).

• Airlines around the globe are cancelling or changing flights over the rollout of 5G wireless service which industry experts say could cause "catastrophic disruptions." However, both Verizon and AT&T have agreed to temporarily limit the launch of the new service as the bugs get worked out of the system.

• RIP André Leon Talley, the trailblazing Black former creative director at Vogue, who has died at the age of 73.

• It’s back for 2022! America’s sexiest, funnest dirty movie fest, HUMP! Coming at ya starting February 24 at Revolution Hall—GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

• And now... THE WEATHER REPORT: Expect showers today with a high of 47.

• And finally, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DOLLY PARTON, who turns 76 today!