Good Morning, News: Homeless Shelter Bureaucracy, Sex Toys for Xmas, and an Omicron Surge Is Coming – Blogtown

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IN LOCAL NEWS:

• Three out of doors, metropolis-sanctioned homeless shelters that had been shortly arrange on the high of the pandemic had a number of preliminary success… that’s till the town determined to take the leadership of the sites away from the residents. Don’t miss this glorious and very academic lengthy-learn from our Alex Zielinski!

• TriMet’s new Safety Response Team was speculated to be an reply to the cries for racial justice in public transportation, designed to deescalate conditions quite than resort to pressure. Unfortunately the crew’s new members are being employed and trained by the same private security firm that ran TriMet’s former (and not-so-nice) transit safety. Our Isabella Garcia has extra!

• Very a lot associated: Clackamas County is being compelled to pay $45,000 to a household after one in all their white deputies pinned down a Black 12-year-old putting his knee on his neck. Sound acquainted?

• On the heels of a damning investigative report about fairness, two OHSU employees have filed a class-action lawsuit that allege the establishment has handled individuals of shade unfairly.

• Pardon me, however listed below are two articles about belongings you like very a lot: Holiday treats and intercourse toys! Check out my overview of Sellwood’s ab-so-fucking-lutely delicious Holler Treats, AND a lineup of incredible new sex toys you may both give or obtain this vacation season from our friends at She Bop!

IN NATIONAL/WORLD NEWS:

• You in all probability noticed this coming, however the CDC is warning that the US may very nicely see a massive surge in Omicron variant cases as quickly as January.

• The House has voted—alongside get together traces, ‘natch—that criminal contempt charges be leveled in opposition to Trump’s former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows for refusing to cooperate with the January 6 panel investigating the home terrorist assault on the Capitol… and what the White House needed to do with it.

• Related: Gross Fox News hosts are maaaaaad that the January 6 congressional panel had the AUDACITY to reveal their panicky texts with former chief of staff Mark Meadows, begging him to beg Trump to name off the home terrorist assault. (Even although they clearly supported the attackers afterward.)

• Today in “Oh for FUCK’S SAKE”:

• Disgraced former officer Derek Chauvin—who murdered George Floyd by kneeling on his neck till he suffocated—has pleaded guilty to separate federal charges that he violated Floyd’s civil rights. This may tack on an extra 300 months of jail time along with his present homicide sentence.

• Right on model: Antivaxxers take over an NYC Cheesecake Factory.

• Hurry, hurry! Don’t miss out on coming into to win FREE TICKETS to see HAIM, Wand, and the most recent version of the HUMP! movie pageant with the Mercury‘s FREE TICKETS TUESDAY!

• You wish to discover the right reward whereas additionally supporting native companies, sure? YES! Then do not miss the Mercury‘s Holiday Gift Guide, that includes solely the best items and the place to search out them… regionally!


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• And now… THE WEATHER REPORT: Expect another rainy day with a excessive of 42.

• And lastly… good morning! It’s time to start out your “morning pages.”

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