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Good afternoon, Portland! Hope your week is off to a promising, happy start. Here are the afternoon headlines. 


  • Fans of movies and history and Portland landmarks were delivered a blow over the weekend when the Roseway Theater on NE Sandy Blvd. caught fire. Firefighters put out the blaze after several hours, but the portions of the inside of the 98-year-old theater have reportedly collapsed.
  • No group spent more money lobbying at Portland City Hall between April and June than DoorDash, which spent $36,000 lobbying on a city ordinance instituted in 2020 that prevents food delivery services from charging commissions of over 10 percent on orders. People for Portland and Pacific Power were also major spenders. 

  • A new study from the Annie C. Casey Foundation has found that levels of anxiety and depression in children in the US increased by 26 percent between 2016 and 2020, with an even steeper increase in Oregon. The study found that 16.1 percent of Oregon children were anxious or depressed in 2020, a 40 percent increase since 2016. 


  • Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and his ancient cell phone are taking a long-awaited victory lap after the Senate passed $750 billion climate and healthcare bill 51-50 with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote on Sunday. It looks like the most consequential piece of Democratic legislation in a decade. 

  • Israel and militant Palestinian fighters in Gaza agreed to a ceasefire on Sunday night, bringing to a close another short conflict in which Gazans bore the brunt of the suffering. Israel is set to hold elections in November. 
  • David McCullough, one of the country's most celebrated historians, died on Sunday at his home in Hingham, Massachusetts. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of noted works like 1776 was 89 years old.