The Democratic National Convention is under way in Philadelphia. Politics reporter Jim Brunner is sending frequent updates from the event. Follow along live.

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Update, 8:30 p.m.

The convention’s first night is over. Former President Bill Clinton, among others, is scheduled to speak Tuesday.

Update, 8:20 p.m.

Ending months of animosity, Sen. Bernie Sanders praised his former rival Clinton in his speech Monday night.

“Any objective observer will conclude that — based on her ideas and her leadership — Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States. The choice is not even close,” Sanders said.

The country has made much progress under President Obama, he said, but there’s more work to be done.

“I am proud to stand with her tonight,” Sanders said.

—The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Update, 7:50 p.m.

Sen. Bernie Sanders is speaking now. The crowd is going wild.

The senator said no one is more disappointed than he is over losing the Democratic presidential nomination to Clinton. But nonetheless, he said, his supporters should take “enormous pride” in the campaign’s political revolution.

And, Sanders said, “the struggle of the people to create a government which represents all of us and not just the 1 percent — a government based on the principles economic, social, racial and environmental justice — that struggle continues.”

—The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Update, 7:05 p.m.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren gave a harsh assessment of the country’s economy, saying Trump lacks solutions that the country needs.

“There’s lots of wealth in America,” but “it isn’t trickling down to families like yours,” she told the crowd. “The system is rigged.”

—The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Update, 6:55 p.m.

Michelle Obama offered warm praise for Clinton, casting her as the only candidate who can be trusted as a role model for the nation’s children.

“This election and every election is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives,” she said. “There is only one person I trust with that responsibility, only one person I believe is truly qualified to be president of the United States, and that is Hillary Clinton.”

The First Lady spoke in detail about her teenage daughters, Malia and Sasha, saying that Clinton would be the kind of president that she wants for them.

“Because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States,” she said.

She took numerous swipes at Trump, all without mentioning his name.

President Obama, who is set to headline Wednesday’s session at the convention, tweeted this after his wife’s speech:

—The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Update, 6:35 p.m.

In her first appearance of the presidential campaign, First lady Michelle Obama is set to speak soon.

Sarah Silverman, a comedian and Sanders supporter, just made an impression with the crowd, giving a message to the senator’s fans: “To the Bernie or bust people, let me just tell you, you’re being ridiculous.” The crowd erupted in applause.

Update, 4:25 p.m.

Philadelphia police have clarified that 54 people were issued code violation notices for disorderly conduct outside of the DNC. No arrests were made.

The city recently decriminalized disorderly conduct in order to avoid mass arrests during the DNC.

Update, 4:15 p.m.

Update, 3:45 p.m.

Former rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders urgently joined forces Monday to tamp down dissent among his supporters, as Democrats tried to keep infighting from overtaking an opening night featuring some of the party’s biggest stars.

It was unclear whether the efforts would succeed.

Update, 3 p.m.

Let the heckling begin.

Also jeered: Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who announced her resignation as Democratic National Committee chair on Sunday.

Wasserman Schultz was booed and heckled by her fellow Floridians on Monday, with Sanders’ supporters nearly drowning out her remarks with screams of “Shame!” and “You’re ruining our democracy!”

Her own supporters yelled back, standing on chairs and waving T-shirts bearing her name.

Initial reports of convention-related arrests are beginning to roll in. Dozens of protesters were said to be arrested for disorderly conduct outside of the DNC late Monday afternoon.

Update, 2:45 p.m.

Update, 2:00 p.m.

In this video captured by Times political reporter Jim Brunner near the Wells Fargo Center, site of the main events of the DNC, a protester offers her political analysis along with a possible critique of the contemporary election process.

Along with the assessment depicted in the video, also notable is the appearance of a cul-de-sac in the backdrop, an uncommon traffic fixture in South Philadelphia, a section of city best known for its rowhomes and grid-like street layouts.

Update, 1:45 p.m.

At a press conference held Monday afternoon, Philadelphia officials revealed public enemy number one at the DNC: the heat.

With a heat index of 109, police commissioner Richard Ross said, “We’re worried about everyone involved.”

No major health issues have been reported, but Ross said he’s encouraging cops and protesters alike to stay hydrated. Water trucks were described as making the rounds near the convention sites. However, relief could be in sight: A major storm is expected to roll through the city this evening, possibly bringing cooler temperatures.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross poses for a photo with a Bernie Sanders supporter in Philadelphia on Monday, July 25, 2016. (Michael Bryant / TNS)
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross poses for a photo with a Bernie Sanders supporter in Philadelphia on Monday, July 25, 2016. (Michael Bryant / TNS)

From the public safety perspective, Ross said no arrests have been made and no citations have been issued. A group of approximately 30 protesters reportedly tried to remove a Mississippi state flag from a light pole, but city agencies were said to be working to remove the flag on their own.

Still simmering in parts of Philadelphia is a DNC-related controversy: The city’s police union is condemning Hillary Clinton for allowing relatives of people killed by police to speak at the Democratic National Convention without giving equal time to families of fallen officers.

Asked for his response, Commissioner Ross did his best not to let politics get in the way, insisting that he had a convention to police.

Update, 12:30 p.m.

In terms of accommodations at the DNC, delegates from Washington state really lucked out.

According to news website Billy Penn, Washingtonians are staying at the Sheraton in Philadelphia’s Society Hill neighborhood, which is known as one of the tonier enclaves in Center City Philadelphia. The Massachusetts delegation is also registered at the hotel.

It’s within walking distance to the Pennsylvania Convention Center – and the city’s prime restaurants and historical landmarks. The Wells Fargo Center, where the major events are being held, is farther away but is easily accessible by transit.

(Jim Brunner / The Seattle Times)
(Jim Brunner / The Seattle Times)

Less fortunate is the delegation from Oregon, which is said to be staying at a Crowne Plaza in King of Prussia, Penn. It’s only about 20 miles out from the city, but it’s akin to staying in Auburn for a convention in Seattle – and, of course, there’s a mall.

North Carolina – along with delegations from American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands – appear to have drawn the shortest straw: They’re staying at two hotels in Lansdale, which is an exurb bedroom community some 30 miles out of town and about an hour’s drive from Center City Philadelphia on a good day.

Jaxon Ravens, chairman of Washington State Democrats, said he’s been getting jealous comments from heads of other state delegations.

(Jim Brunner / The Seattle Times)
(Jim Brunner / The Seattle Times)

Update, 11:00 a.m.

In an address at the convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Hillary Clinton slammed Donald Trump’s foreign policy ideas without mentioning his name.

Update, 9:30 a.m.

Ava Sharifi, an 18-year-old American Muslim from Spokane, is the youngest delegate from Washington state at the Democratic National Convention.

The daughter of Iranian immigrants, Sharifi was born in the U.S., but has seen Islamophobia firsthand. “Although I am American, I have faced Islamic discrimination throughout my life,” Sharifi said, adding she’s in Philadelphia “to speak for those who cannot fight for themselves.”

A recent high-school graduate, Sharifi is a Bernie Sanders delegate and one of six American Muslim in Washington’s delegation, according to the state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. She attracted widespread notice earlier this year when she delivered a speech at her high school with the message “We are all human.” She was spurred to action by Republican candidate Donald Trump’s call to register all Muslims in the U.S.

– Jim Brunner


Update, 8:30 a.m.

The FBI is investigating the hacking of Democratic National Committee emails. The embarrassing emails led to the resignation of party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Update, 8:00 a.m. 

Is Hillary Clinton feeling the heat? Temperatures might hit 100 degrees in Philadelphia Monday — toasty, even for a hot sauce connoisseur.

Philadelphia officials set up two medic tents and two “misting” tents with water for demonstrators.

Speaking of demonstrators, Philadelphia officials estimate between 35,000 and 50,000 people each day will take part in protests across the city.

A Los Angeles Times reporter expects protests to be more turbulent at the Democratic National Convention than at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

A polar bear, a rat and Captain Planet were on hand to protest before the convention even began. We’ll see how long they last. Those suits look hot.

 

Michael Doyle, dressed as Captain Planet, after a protest march near the Wells Fargo Center before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 24, 2016. (Mark Makela/The New York Times)
Michael Doyle, dressed as Captain Planet, after a protest march near the Wells Fargo Center before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 24, 2016. (Mark Makela/The New York Times)
Bill Snape, a professor at American University, dressed as a polar bear to raise awareness for climate change, joins protesters demonstrating the day before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 24, 2016. (Mark Makela/The New York Times)
Bill Snape, a professor at American University, dressed as a polar bear to raise awareness for climate change, joins protesters demonstrating the day before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 24, 2016. (Mark Makela/The New York Times)
Waffles T Clown, dressed as a rat, joins protesters demonstrating the day before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 24, 2016. (Mark Makela/The New York Times)
Waffles T Clown, dressed as a rat, joins protesters demonstrating the day before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 24, 2016. (Mark Makela/The New York Times)

Update, 7:25 a.m.

The Democrats will kick off Monday’s convention festivities with some heavy hitters. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will deliver the keynote speech. Bernie Sanders and first lady Michelle Obama will also take the stage.

Also, embarrassing Democratic National Committee emails leaked Friday ahead of the convention were stolen by Russian hackers, the Clinton campaign says. It argued that Russia is trying to influence the election.

Donald Trump said the idea that Russia was trying to help him was a “joke.”

The leak, which suggested the DNC worked against Sanders during the primary campaign, led to the resignation of Democratic National Committee chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

– The Associated Press contributed to this report

Update, 7:00 a.m.

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee, speaking to Washington state delegates at a breakfast this morning, urged them to unify behind presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton — and took a shot at his own likely opponent this fall, Republican Bill Bryant.

Inslee trashed Trump for his call to halt the flow of refugees from Muslim nations, saying Washington will keep the door open. And as he’s done for months, Inslee sought to tie Bryant to Trump’s rhetoric. (Bryant has repeatedly refused to say whether he’ll vote for Trump this fall.)

“I’m running against a guy that sat there in league with Donald Trump,” Inslee said. “When Donald Trump said we should build a wall where in Washington we build bridges, my opponent Bill Bryant said nothing.  When Donald Trump was mocking people with disabilities, my opponent said nothing. When Donald Trump embraced climate denial, my opponent said nothing.”

– Jim Brunner


Update, 6:20 a.m.

The Washington delegation met for breakfast, which was sponsored by Microsoft, Delta and Alaska Airlines. Aren’t Delta and Alaska in battle at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport? Now they share a sign. In exchange for Alaska’s sponsorship, company lobbyist Ginny Carruthers spoke to the assembled delegates at breakfast, delivering a positive message about the Seattle-based airline and its recent acquisition of Virgin America.

At breakfast, Washington Governor Jay Inslee blasted Trump on his immigration ideas. In the wake of the Paris terror attacks, Inslee welcomed Syrian refugees, even as other governors opposed hosting them.


 

Update, 6 a.m.

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant traveled to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, and the avowed socialist unsurprisingly is not here to preach unity around presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

On Sunday afternoon, Sawant spoke at a rally near Philadelphia City Hall, urging supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders not to give in to pressure from Democrats to fall in line behind Clinton just because they fear Republican nominee Donald Trump.

In a fiery speech to hundreds who gathered in the nearly 100-degree heat, Sawant said those who supported Sanders in the Democratic primaries should cast their votes in November for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein.

Sawant, elected to the Seattle City Council in 2013 as a member of the Socialist Alternative party, cast the Democratic and Republican parties as two sides of the same corrupt establishment-minted coin and said the Sanders campaign showed people are ready for an alternative.

“Look at what Bernie’s campaign has shown. He ran as an open socialist in the heartland of America and tens of millions of people have rallied around his message to punish Wall Street, who have destroyed our economy and our society with their insatiable greed,” Sawant said.

“This campaign has shown that  millions of people, young and old, are angry at the corporate domination of our country and we want to take our country towards a different vision,” she said, where everyone has a decent standard of living and racism toward “black and brown people” is no more.

Sawant’s views are a departure from what Sanders himself has asked his supporters to do. He endorsed Clinton and is expected to make that case further during a scheduled Monday night speech at the convention. The Vermont senator leveraged his endorsement to pull Clinton and the Democratic Party to the left, winning concessions including support for a $15 minimum wage in the party platform.

But Sawant said Sanders’ “political revolution” could not continue under Clinton and urged Sanders delegates to walk out of the convention on Wednesday. She received loud applause and shouts of “Yes!” from the crowd of die-hard Sanders supporters, some of whom held signs reading “Hillary for Prison.”

— Jim Brunner