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Good morning, Portland! It's suddenly the first week in October, which can only mean one thing: It's the Mercury's Wing Week! Grab a plate of wings for $6 at 27 different bars and restaurants across Portland this week (ending Sunday, October 9). Consider it just another trick to stave off Seasonal Affectedness Disorder a bit longer. Now, for the headlines:
- City Commissioner Mingus Mapps has released a much-anticipated charter reform proposal to serve as an alternative to the charter reform measure headed to the November ballot. Here’s where it differs from the ballot measure.
- The first lawsuit against Portland police officers for their treatment of protesters in 2020 has reached its day in court. As this trial is the first protest-related lawsuit from 2020 to reach a jury, its results will serve as a bellwether for both defense attorneys and city lawyers with similar cases on the horizon. The jury is expected to begin deliberations this afternoon.
- Mercury contributor Abe Asher got a sneak preview of a new documentary about the abuse perpetrated by coach Paul Riley within the Portland Thorns. While Asher says the film is certainly worth watching, it’s oddly absent any interviews with Thorns players themselves, let alone Riley and upper management responsible for allowing his abuse to continue.
- Dan Wieden, the ad wizard behind the slogan “Just Do It” died Friday. He was the surviving founder of the Portland ad agency Wieden+Kennedy, after David Kennedy passed away last year.
- In other Nike news:
ICYMI: Phil Knight has spent $2 million to help Oregon Republicans regain power in the state Legislature. https://t.co/fXtNOlqvzH— OPB (@OPB) October 2, 2022
- A new study from Oregon State University shows that, as temperatures rise, workers are experiencing more traumatic injuries on the job. The rising climate particularly impacts agricultural and construction workers, the study found.
- Floridians are still grappling with the massive flooding and destruction left in the wake of Hurricane Ian. This collection of photos from NPR photojournalists helps illustrate the current soggy and critical state of post-Ian Florida.
- Today marks the beginning of a new term for the US Supreme Court, allowing the majority conservative body to continue its charming crusade against civil rights. As the crew embarks on yet another contentious journey, here are five cases The Hill says we should be paying attention to.
- The crypto cops come for Kim:
Kim Kardashian has been charged with illegally promoting a cryptocurrency product without disclosing she was paid to do so.— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) October 3, 2022
She will pay $1.26 million and agreed to not promote any crypto asset securities for three yearshttps://t.co/0NB2bxl6iq
- AP journalists spoke with Ukrainian torture survivors and police to identify 10 Russian torture sites the Ukrainian town of Izium. Hear the stories of those victimized by Russian agents of torture here.
- Brazil’s top two presidential candidates are headed to a runoff election after a close race Sunday, in which neither received enough votes to win outright. The question if former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva—a leftist—will oust current right-wing nationalist President Jair Bolsonaro will be answered on October 30.