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Good Morning, Portland! IT SHOULD BE RAIN. WHY IS HOT? 93 TODAY, 87 TOMORROW, AND THEN MOVING INTO MORE REASONABLE MID-70s. NOW FOR THE NEWS.

IN LOCAL NEWS:
• Mayor Ted Wheeler isn't running for his current seat again—this we know—but what does he mean when he says he's "doubling down" on homelessness and economic policies? News Editor Courtney Vaughn has the story.

• What did I miss that we are casually calling Megan Rapinoe a villain? Reading this Oregonian piece didn't explain other than... rivalry? That's not hate, dawg. The salient info is that star soccer player and activist Megan Rapinoe will retire from women's professional soccer this year and the Thorns v OL Regin game on Saturday is the last time she'll play in Portland. Did like the Meghan Klingenberg quote: “I think the greatest compliment that I and we could give her as the Thorns, is to kick her ass."

• Every year, on a crisp day in November, local lit-focused nonprofit Literary Arts holds a festival of books, named—quite literally—Portland Book Festival. Here's who's coming to 2023 book dinner:

• Oregon and Washington Kaiser Permanente heath care workers have approved a potential strike if the consortium can't meet their demand to hire more staff. The union explained to OPB's Amelia Templeton that "systematic understaffing is boosting Kaiser’s profits but hurting patients." Any potential strike is still weeks away.

• Fully expect the Hans Zimmerman stans to come out swinging in response to this, but we are, once again, going off about the musical genius of John Williams in our Fall Arts Guide.

• It's Friday, so tickets are about to go on sale. Fuck yes, Earl Sweatshirt. Ugh, still (?) Fall Out Boy. Saweetie is cancelled—why would you do this to me god?

IN NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
• In a historic move of resistance, members of the United Auto Workers union walked off the assembly line and onto the picket line this morning. CNN notes it's "the first time in its history that [UAW] has struck all three of America’s unionized automakers at the same time." 

• Following the collapse of a plea deal, weeks back, which may have averted Hunter Biden's day in court, the Associated Press reports he was indicted Thursday for a federal charge related to lying about drug use while buying a firearm in 2018.

• Today in the Trump trials: His team says he's going to say he didn't do it.

• Today in bad boi visits: Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un say they exchanged rifles during Kim's tour of Russia.

• Today in FTX SBF: Well, he's young.

• Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is visiting the US next week for the UN general assembly, and a recent update to his schedule reflects he will visit Elon Musk in San Jose, because Musk has said some pretty antisemitic things lately and Netanyahu is sort of an antisemite whisperer? Is that like a cat whisperer. Scene: Netanyahu in the offices of X, saying "He's sleeping under these desks and tweeting hateful statements because he feels threatened. What you need to do is create a series of perches along the top of your walls so he can feel safe and superior."

• In conclusion, once you hear the 11 turkeys you can never unhear them:

@taylorcacciamani the fact that there are 11 turkeys in this video 🦃 🤯 #taylorswift #lavenderhaze ♬ Lavender Haze - Taylor Swift