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Good Morning, Portland! We're looking at a high of 83 today—thank gesundheit! Today's top story has me feeling like the second Spider-Man: VINDICATED. Why? Well, I'll tell you.


• Portland featured prominently on Time's 2022 list of the World's Greatest Places. Huh. Well. Would you look at that. Time noted the city's dedication to pedestrian infrastructure, especially the bike/walk/scoot bridges like Tilikum and Flanders Crossing. Sure, it immediately degenerates into something about hotels and the airport—but it's a nice gesture.

• California has a new law on the books that would allow local governments and individuals to sue gun manufacturers whose products fail to abide by the state's new standards for safety.

• Despite reports two weeks ago that COVID cases are rising in 24 Oregon counties the state doesn't make it easy for residents to report a positive COVID test. This KOIN piece reports that the CDC's most recent recommendation instructs people to inform their doctors of a positive test, to receive treatment and so that your provider can report it to the health department.


Do you love nachos with all your heart? YES, YOU DO!! That’s why you’re gonna flip ass-over-teakettle for the Mercury’s NACHO WEEK: $6 plates of creative nachos from some of the most skillful snack makers around town—and it's running NOW through this Sunday, July 17! DO NOT MISS THIS DELICIOUSNESS!


The Austin American Statesman published video of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas—acquired from surveillance cameras inside Robb Elementary. Both the full hour and 22-minute and the "critical highlight" 4-minute videos were edited to remove the sounds of children screaming, which the publication deemed too graphic. There's also a narrative article that describes the events seen in the video.

Yesterday's Jan 6 committee testimony detailed the plans of right-wing extremist groups like the Oath Keepers, Three-Percenters, and Proud Boys and interrogated Donald Trump's ties to those groups.

Big budget award shows don't mean much other than a project has a ton of money behind it, but there are some good picks for this year's Emmy nominations: In this house we stan Hacks, Yellowjackets, Atlanta, Succession, Euphoria, Squid Game, and Ted Lasso, so it's nice to see those kids get their names in the paper again.

• In closing, here's your energy for today:

@levithefurbyking I'm a good teacher.#longfurbycult #furbyking #affirmationsdaily #teachthemalesson #findoutwhatthesehandsdo ♬ original sound - Jaredmilian