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Portland Police caught gathering private info on protesters without probable cause.
Portland Police caught gathering private info on protesters without probable cause. Doug Brown

GOOD AFTERNOON, PORTLAND! Goddamn, look at that sunshine! Soak it up today and tomorrow before the rain returns on Friday. (And soak up some NEWS as well, ya sponge.)


• National anthem singer Madison Shanley made a big noise at Sunday's Timbers/Galaxy match by wearing a "YOU KNEW" T-shirt to protest the club’s handling of two cases of serious misconduct by soccer personnel. She tells our Abe Asher why she did it and how Timbers management attempted to silence her.

• Welp, the Portland Police are in trouble AGAIN. This time the city's auditor's office penned a scathing report accusing the bureau of surveilling and collecting personal information (like religious beliefs, political views, etc) of protesters during the 2020 nightly demonstrations—even though they had not committed any criminal acts. That's a civil rights violation, y'all! Even more, they kept the information longer than they're allowed in a place where unscrupulous cops and others could've found the info. NOT GOOD.

• THE BAD NEWS: Oregon can expect COVID cases to rise in May. THE GOOD NEWS: Oregon health officials predict it will be more of a "bump" than a "surge," thanks to those who are immune due to vaccination or from a prior COVID infection. As for those who have neither? Good luck, I guess!

• Our Matt Baume saw the otherworldly Everything Everywhere All at Once starring the great Michelle Yeoh, and to put it lightly, he was IMPRESSED. Read his review and find out why he says, "You will remember not just where you were when you first saw it, but the excited conversations that you will have in the days that follow."


• More Ukrainians are running for their lives as Russia turns its military might toward the eastern part of the country, particularly the cities of Luhansk and Donetsk. Meanwhile the US is going after Russia's two largest banks as well as the adult daughters of Vladmir Putin. (Good name for a novel.)

• President Biden has signed a Postal bill into law that will restore the beleaguered agency's six-day-a-week delivery schedule as well as other measures to keep the Postal Service afloat.

• Minnesota prosecutors have refused to file charges against the cop who fatally shot a 22-year-old Black man, Amir Locke, while conducting a no-knock search as he was sleeping on a couch. Unsurprisingly, protesters are taking to the streets.

• An update on that naughty fox that bit at least one journalist and a politician: "The fox responsible for biting people at the U.S. Capitol tests positive for rabies." Sadly, it has been euthanized. :(

• AHOY THERE, STONERS! The SPLIFF Film Festival—featuring short, hilarious, trippy, and thoughtful mini-movies about cannabis and made by stoners just like YOU—is coming to Revolution Hall for one night only on Saturday, April 16! GET THOSE TICKETS NOW! (And btw, you can still stream the very sexy 2022 edition of HUMP all through the month of April!)

• And finally, lest we forget, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PAUL RUDD!