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Good morning, Portland! Looks like it's going to be another beautiful summer-ish fall day, so here is some beautiful (subjective) news to match.

In local news:

• An Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) rules interpreter released an apology last week after making sexist comments in a memo to state coaches. In the memo, the rules interpreter wrote that boys and girls soccer games should be treated differently because boys can play through physical contact better than girls, and indicated that girls should get carded for physical contact during game play. The interpreter is being required to take a bias training course, but some coaches want him removed from his position of leadership.

• And the union wave continues: Burgerville workers at the fast-food chain’s inner SE Powell location announced their intent to unionize following allegations that a manager sexually harassed underage employees. The lack of support workers said they felt from HR led to interest in joining a larger union.

• In Washington, King County officials have proposed a new property tax to raise $1.25 billion to address the region’s behavioral health crisis. The county would use the money build five new care centers, preserve existing treatment beds, recruit staff, and develop a mobile response program.

In national and international news:

• Home prices nationwide dropped for the seventh month straight in August now that mortgage rates have increased. The number of monthly home sales has also decreased about 20 percent compared to one year ago. 

• Pfizer is looking to expand eligibility for its updated booster shot to youth ages 5 to 11. The FDA said a decision on the youth booster could be made “soon.” 

• The massive floods in Pakistan this summer wiped out many farmers’ crops and left lasting damage on agricultural land, making a significant cut to the country’s food supply. The flooding—which was estimated three times more powerful than years past—wiped out 4 million acres of crops and killed nearly 1,600 people. While the government has food stock to meet immediate need, the country will have to rely more heavily on imports and farmers are facing significant financial losses.

• Pop singer Shakira is going to trial over tax fraud charges. Shakira is accused by Spanish prosecutors of failing to pay 14.5 million euros in taxes on income earned from 2012 to 2014. Spanish prosecutors argue that the singer spent more than half her time in Spain (which means she needs to pay taxes there) while Shakira maintains that her home is in the Bahamas, where she already paid taxes. It sounds like the trial will hinge on “Whenever, Wherever” Shakira was when she paid her taxes (This story may be updated with a better joke when the coffee kicks in).