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Monday in Portland: Cooling shelters open during triple-digit heatwave, woman shot and killed in Pearl District and more

Emily Scarvie

(PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Monday, Aug. 14 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses.

1. Portland, Vancouver open cooling shelters during triple-digit heatwave

Portland is expected to see triple-digit heat this week and counties are already activating cooling shelters to protect residents. The city of Portland and Multnomah County both declared an emergency for the days with the largest heat risks, which went into effect Sunday at noon. A high of 106 degrees is expected on Monday.

In Multnomah County, there are several day cooling shelters, including the Matt Dishman Community Center, Peninsula Park Community Center, Hollywood Senior Center, Urban League of Portland and more. All libraries in the county will have water bottles and indoor cooling spaces during regular business hours. There are also a number of outdoor splash pads and water fountains for people to cool off in.

To see all the cooling shelters opening in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Clark counties, click here.

2. Woman shot, killed in Pearl District early Sunday

The Portland Police Bureau said a woman was shot and killed early Sunday following a shooting in northwest Portland. Officers responded to a report of a shooting near Northwest Couch Street and Northwest Broadway at 2:01 a.m. and found a woman dead at the scene.

The victim’s identity will be released once family is notified and the medical examiner has confirmed the cause of death. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Brad Clifton at Brad.Clifton@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0696, or Detective Rico Beniga at Rico.Beniga@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0457, and reference case number 23-212106.

3. Oregonians can route BottleDrop deposits to Maui wildfire relief

Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative, the organization that operates the Oregon BottleDrop recycling network, says Oregonians redeeming cans and bottles can route their proceeds to Maui wildfire relief. The organization said it will match up to $25,000 in donations.

People who redeem 10-cent deposits on cans and bottles can have that money placed into a BottleDrop account. They can then go online to donate that money to Maui United Way, or they can ask at redemption centers that their deposits go to wildfire relief.

Last week’s wildfires on Maui destroyed Lahaina, burning 2,200 structures and killing at least 93 people. It’s the deadliest wildfire in the U.S. in more than a century.

Thanks for reading! See you tomorrow with all the latest Portland news.

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