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A boy plays with his cat as others receive medical assistance in Przemysl, Poland. He is among the hundreds of thousands of people who have fled as Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine.
A boy plays with his cat as others receive medical assistance in Przemysl, Poland. He is among the hundreds of thousands of people who have fled as Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine. Omar Marques/Getty Images

Good Afternoon, Portland. It just randomly got sunny out there, and you're probably thinking about taking off early. NO! STAY INSIDE HERE WITH ME and read the news!

LOCALISH NEWS:

• Today in exhausting news for people with uteruses, Idaho's state senate passed forward to the house a bill that would allow the family members of pregnant people to sue the medical providers they receive abortions from, once a heartbeat is detected in an embryo or fetus. It's obviously the frustrating progeny of Texas' anti-abortion Senate Bill 8, which became law six months ago.

• PBOT plans to raise parking prices across Portland, taking on a “Climate and Equitable Mobility Fee” to incentivize alternative modes of transportation around the city. Why and why now? Isabella Garcia has the explainer.

• And what should you bump while you bust out your old razor scooter and lube it up? Jenni Moore has some tips and hot single news, as well as a few shows you should scoot to.

NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

• The Biden administration announced it will grant Temporary Protected Status designation to non-naturalized Ukrainians already in the U.S., shielding them from deportation for 18 months. This impacts an estimated 30,000 Ukrainians here on temporary visas or without legal status.

• Ukraine is still being pummeled by Russian missiles, but AP reports that other countries are now getting really into "Servant of the People," a Ukrainian comedy show where Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy played Ukraine's president, before he actually became Ukraine's president.

• This afternoon the NFL announced it was—effective immediately—dropping all pandemic-related safety protocols. It is the first major league to do so. Teams will still provide PCR tests but the testing isn't mandatory.

• This is the last week to watch HUMP! You can catch a screening hosted by the one and only Dan Savage at Revolution Hall—GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

• Tomorrow is Friday! Stay tuff! Here is actual footage of me crossing things off my to-do list: