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Morning, Portland! Let's dive right in.
In local news:
• After short staffing during the pandemic strained hospital employees, the Oregon Nurses Association is planning to introduce legislation in 2023 that would mandate nurse-to-patient ratios in hospitals. The proposed law would penalize hospitals who failed to maintain those ratios and allow nurses to sue over improper ratios.
• Oregon election officials say they are fielding more calls than usual about how votes are counted, leading them to believe that there is more misinformation circulating online about election integrity.
Mayor Wheeler and Commissioner Ryan were asked Tuesday to involve the perspective of homeless Portlanders before passing a plan to criminalize homelessness in Portland. https://t.co/NnaADhps5Y— Portland Mercury 🗞 (@portlandmercury) November 2, 2022
• Mother of Color, the first feature from queer, Mexican American filmmaker Dawn Jones Redstone, tells the “origin story” of its central character Noelia (Ana del Rocío), a single mother who reconnects to her past via connections with her ancestors. The film, set in Portland, is showing at the Hollywood Theater this Friday. Check out Chase Hutchinson’s conversation with Jones Redstone.
• Oregonians may be able to catch a glimpse of the lunar eclipse next week, weather permitting. The total lunar eclipse is expected to start around 1 am on November 8 and will turn the moon blood red for a couple hours. Unfortunately, current forecasts expect clouds to completely obscure the event, but there's still time for things to change!
Are you looking for a break from election coverage? Here are some historic images of children with goats. 🐐🧵 (1/4) pic.twitter.com/jtBQBvqDxX— OPB (@OPB) November 3, 2022
In national and international news:
• Prez Biden gave a pre-midterms speech Wednesday warning against ongoing threats against democracy, like the denial of election results and the recent attack against democratic speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s husband in their home. Biden blamed Donald Trump for putting “American democracy under attack.” Some democrats believed Biden’s speech was too divisive and should have used topics like cost of living to sway undecided voters ahead of the election.
• After promoting an antisemitic movie on his Twitter, Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving and the NBA will each donate $500,000 toward anti-hate groups. The movie, Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America, promotes the false claim that Jewish people controlled the slave trade. After facing backlash, Irving defended his right to post about things he believes, before saying that he was “aware of the negative impact” the post had on the Jewish community in a statement announcing the donation Wednesday.
JUST IN: The Fed has dramatically raised interest rates again in an effort to chip away at inflation.https://t.co/CRwYTkKW58— NPR (@NPR) November 2, 2022
• Earlier this week, over 150 people died at an outdoor Halloween party in South Korea when thousands of event goers tried to squeeze through a narrow alley. We now know that attendees made 11 calls to emergency services several hours before the fatal event, telling police that "It looks like people will be squashed to death,” and "Please do something about this street, I really think people are going to die.” Police were dispatched on four occasions leading up to the event, but still never fully enforced crowd control tactics. Authorities are launching an independent investigation of the police response.
• Employers in New York City are now required to include salary ranges for job postings, according to a new law that went into effect Tuesday. Job postings must include the minimum and maximum the employer is willing to pay for the position and cannot use vague language, like “$15 per hour and up.”
• Someone tell politicians that this is not how you appeal to the youth vote.
oh god no pic.twitter.com/VVANieDu0w— kris kringle (@cosmepolitics) November 2, 2022