1. A Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman — without evidence — accused Ukraine of running chemical and biological weapons labs with U.S. support. The White House press secretary called Russia’s claim “preposterous” and “an obvious ploy by Russia to try to justify its further premeditated, unprovoked, and unjustified attack on Ukraine.”
2. Sea Bags recently released a Ukrainian flag tote, with 100% of sales going to relief efforts to help the war-torn country. The totes cost $160 and are available on seabags.com
3. Wednesday marked the first day in about two years that masking is optional for many students across the state. Portland’s schools are waiting a few more days and will adopt the state’s mask optional policy starting Monday.
4. Charter Communications is doubling the base-level speed of its Spectrum internet service from 100 megabits per second to 200 Mbps in Portland. The company will automatically increase speeds for current residential customers in the coming weeks.
5. The second week of the Major League Baseball season was canceled on Wednesday. The second week of cancellations put a 162 game season in jeopardy. MLB’s lockout is approaching 100 days.
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