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Good Morning, Portland! Long Live Kate Bush. Where have all the masc men gone? Finally, this man has the answer! And now that we have an answer, let's not get greedy. Get some questions back on the docket with the news! 


• While Metro's supportive housing tax failed to meet some of its program goals in its first year, it seems to have vastly overshot its mission to prevent people from slipping into homelessness, keeping 9,200 people from being evicted. Passed by voters in Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties in 2020, funding from the tax first reached counties in July 2021. Mercury News Editor Alex Zielinski has the breakdown.

• The Pacific Northwest’s western redcedars are dying. Two separate studies agree on what's killing them.

• Thanks to National Cinema Day, movie tickets only cost $3 this Saturday, AND it's not only a chain thing, which is what you'd generally expect from a national promotion. The National Organization of Theater Owners (yes NATO but not that NATO) who masterminded the new holiday includes many of Portland's independently owned theater. But there's some variation  in there. Is your favorite theater on the list? Culture Editor Suzette Smith got on the horn and straight up clarified.

• Why do people who say they don't want a relationship continue to come over? And throw us birthday parties... WITH HOMEMADE DECORATIONS?! Dan explains in this week's Savage Love.


Ass gettin boosted, racks gettin' boosted, cash gettin' boosted—this morning, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Moderna and Pfizer's updated COVID vaccine booster shots. Both vaccines combine the respective companies' original vaccine with one that targets the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron. HOWEVER, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still need to recommend they be administered—they're voting on it tomorrow. 

• Words gettin' stronger, "blockbuster" court filin'—the Justice Department said last night that classified documents were "likely concealed and removed" from a storage room at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in an effort to "obstruct" the FBI's investigation.

• I think my sister likes being Science Editor at Sierra Magazine, but sometimes it feels like her ability to write engagingly about ANY wonk aspect of science—case in point: "New Spit Answers Raise More Spit Questions"—could really scoop a wider audience.

• Venus and Serena Williams don't play their first doubles match at the 2022 US Open until tomorrow—Serena won and Venus lost their first respective singles matches—but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty to read about Serena and her self-declared non-retirement after this season.

• And now for your classic, day-starting vine: #vine #foryoupage #vines ♬ original sound -