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Good Afternoon, Portland. News worthy of your time and attention continues to pour down the pipe, but I embedded a Ukrainian puppy named Rambo at the end of this, so TAKE HEART, wiggle your butt, and keep an eye peeled for trouble.


• Production company Electric Entertainment was hailed for creating more than 200 jobs by choosing to shoot Leverage and The Librarians in Portland, but according to multiple women production workers, the power differentials between local crew and out-of-town talent created a uniquely challenging environment of workplace sexual harassment, in at least one case, assault, and then retaliation. Chase Hutchinson has the deep-dive investigative report.

• The Portland police officer who leaked allegations about Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty's involvement in a traffic accident—which turned out to be untrue—has been fired. Willamette Week broke the news that Mayor Ted Wheeler and Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell terminated Brian Hunzeker yesterday, via letter.

• The Portland Police Association responded swiftly to news of the letter's release, writing, "The City’s own investigation does not support the allegation that Officer Hunzeker retaliated against Commissioner Hardesty; he was not motivated by malice or bad intent. In firing Officer Hunzeker, the City has inappropriately turned accountability into punitive sanctions. That is a step too far."

• More on the Hunzeker termination letter from WW's Tess Riski:


• It's been six days since Russia invaded the Ukraine. The New York Times reports that Russia seems to be targeting cities with increasingly powerful weapons. The nation's major cities and its capitol of Kyiv continue to resist, however an incoming 40-mile-long convoy of Russian tanks—20 miles norths of Kyiv—bodes poorly for the city's defenders.

• President Joe Biden will deliver his first State of the Union address tonight. He's expected to condemn Putin for "premeditated and unprovoked" war.

• Everyone meet me at the Grand Canyon in 30 so we can all have a good cry—I MEAN, so we can celebrate Yellowstone National Park's 150th birthday. Birthdays always make me cry.

• It’s back for 2022! America’s sexiest, funnest dirty movie fest, HUMP! This weekend, Dan Savage hosts at Revolution Hall—GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

• Meet Rambo: