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Gooooood morning, Portland! It's going to be an unbearably hot week. But that doesn't mean you should skip out on the news. Here's what you need to know before kicking off this red-hot week:
- Portland police shot and killed a man early Sunday morning near SE 148th Ave. and Clinton St. According to police, officers were attempting to arrest the man, who had been physically fighting with a woman, when he allegedly drew a firearm, prompting officers to immediately fire back. The identification of the deceased man and the officers responsible for his death have yet to be made public.
21ten is the new incarnation of Southeast Portland's small, scrappy Shoebox Theater and its first major production adapts Mindy Kaling's breakout play about Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Just a lot to like there.https://t.co/01WJvz2U8V— Portland Mercury 🗞 (@portlandmercury) July 22, 2022
- Multnomah County and the city of Portland have announced a heat emergency, allowing officials to open cooling shelters. Those shelters will begin to open on Tuesday, when the temperatures are expected to nudge past 100 degrees. Learn more about resources to prepare for the heatwave here.
- We’re not the only ones raising the alarm due to high temps—more than 85 million Americans are under excessive heat warnings and heat advisories, according to the National Weather Service. For many parts of the country, these are the hottest days residents have experienced in decades.
- Speaking of emergencies, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency. According to the WHO, the outbreak is spreading rapidly and there is a risk of further international spread. There are currently more than 16,000 cases globally and just under 3,000 cases in the US.
- Fun, light-hearted stuff:
- Today in truly bonkers headlines: "Woman on fishing boat off Florida coast stabbed by 100-pound fish"
- A wildfire near Yosemite National Park has grown into one of California's biggest fires of the year, forcing thousands of residents to flee remote mountain communities. Officials have described "explosive fire behavior" coming from the blaze as flames run through drought-ridden vegetation. The fire is 0 percent contained—and moving fast.
- Natural disasters seem to be a theme in this morning’s round-up: On Sunday, Japan's Sakurajima volcano erupted on Sunday, prompting evacuations on the island of Kyushu.Video footage shows a cloud of smoke and ash rising from the active volcano.