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Good afternoon, Portland! Hope you're enjoying the cooler weather. Here are the headlines. 


  • Following a spring report about dysfunction on the Planning and Sustainability Commission between commissioners who prioritized sustainability and commissioners who prioritized land use, City Commissioner Carmen Rubio decided to split the commission into two separate panels. Not everyone is pleased with the decision. 
  • US Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler conceded defeat in her bid for re-election to Congress, making her yet another House Republican who will not be returning to the chamber in 2023 after voting to impeach Donald Trump. Herrera Beutler, who has represented Southwest Washington for more than a decade, finished third in last week's primary with the top two finishers advancing to the November general election. 


  • Trump was having a rough week already, what with his Mar-a-Lago residence getting searched by the FBI, and that was before he had to take the Fifth Amendment in a deposition in New York today in a civil case related to his business practices. 
  • US Rep. Ilhan Omar narrowly survived a primary challenge to her right from former Minneapolis City Councilmember Don Samuels last night, winning by just more than two percentage points to all but ensure her return to Congress. She has spent much of today in a feud with pro-police Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, who endorsed Samuels and attacked Omar following Samuels' concession.