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Sneaker wave pulled Portland father, children into ocean, family says: Morning Briefing for Tuesday, Jan. 14

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COAST TRAGEDY: A Portland father and his two young children swept out to sea at Falcon Cove Beach on the Oregon coast over the weekend were hit by a sneaker wave, the family said Monday. “It’s a dangerous beach,” said a local resident who called 911.

The children, Lola Stiles, 7, who attended Northeast Portland’s Vestal Elementary School, and William Stiles, 4, will be remembered at a vigil in Manzanita Wednesday night. Here are safety tips for storm-watching on the coast.

(Mark Graves/Staff)

CATLIN GABEL: The first of what could be many sexual abuse lawsuits against The Catlin Gabel School was filed Monday by Kim Wilson of Portland, who says she was molested 80 times by Richardson Shoemaker, a longtime Catlin math teacher. The lawsuit followed The Oregonian/OregonLive‘s report on more than 15 former students who shared their stories of abuse.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE: Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, one of his primary election opponents and a city commissioner candidate all denied complaints to the city auditor’s office that they’ve violated a voter-approved $500 campaign contribution limit.

OREGON LEGISLATURE: Residents in westside Portland’s House District 36 will get a new state representative Thursday evening, when the Multnomah County Commission is set to select from among the five people vying to replace former House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson, a Democrat.

MENTAL HEALTH: Oregon’s top health administrator has asked state lawmakers for $20 million to help ensure that people who need mental health treatment get it, particularly those who have been charged with a crime.

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180 XURROS: The delectable, detail-oriented Barcelona-style churro shop is reopening in downtown Portland in February. Here’s what you need to know.

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Beat Check podcast: The legacy and challenges left by Portland’s departing police chief

Tim McGraw brings country showcase to Portland area this August

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Weather and traffic

Scattered rain and snow showers are on tap for Tuesday in Portland with accumulation unlikely or not adding up to much.

High 35, low 27.

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In Portland, the ramp from North Alberta Street to Interstate 5 northbound is closed for installation of a sign bridge all hours and days through Sunday, Jan. 19.

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Advice

Ask Amy: Boyfriend’s awful children make her question their future together

Dear Abby: Boyfriend reluctant to talk about his late father

Dear Annie: Should husband grant friend’s dying wish of seeing him naked?

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Today in history

In 1784: The United States ratified the Treaty of Paris ending the Revolutionary War.

In 1920: Oregon became the 25th state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote nationwide.

Most Oregon women had already had voting rights since 1912.

In 1963: George C.

Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama with the pledge, “Segregation forever!” — a view Wallace later repudiated.

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