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Things to Do Tuesday!

9 things to do for October 17 by Mercury Staff Sound + Vision The Merc’s serving up a bitching pair...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Morning News: Distracted Drivers Kill, Trump Hates Troops, Local Judge Slaps Down Local Assholes, CHS Makes the Case for Moon

Plus: Goodbye Cafe racer and an unfortunate halloween costume. by Dan Savage No. Stop. What are you doing? Dark Horse...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Exploding Stars, Easier RV Camping in Portland, and Trump's Addiction-Abetting Drug Czar Pick

by Dirk VanderHart K. MarieOn the housing emergency front, Mayor Ted Wheeler wants to use a theoretical $100 million from...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

‘American Wolf’ Explores How People and Predators Should Coexist

Since Europeans first ventured across the American West — equipped with rearms and a sense of godly duty to transform...
The Texas Observer  |  10-17-2017  |  La Linea

Savage Love Episode 573

A woman has been monogamous with her boyfriend for 5 years.  But she really wants to fuck the Swedish handyman...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Savage Love Podcast

The Church of Vince

President Trump recently rolled back Obama-era reforms that required employer-based insurance policies to cover birth control. True believers’ next target:...
Isthmus  |  10-17-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Cafe Racer Announces They're Closing for Good

by Christopher Frizzelle It's a bar, a coffeeshop, a restaurant, a music venue, and a neighborhood fixture. caferacerseattle.com "It is...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

Athens Man Shoots Woman, Shot At by Officer, Shoots Himself During Domestic Dispute

Photo Credit: Blake Aued Police Chief Scott Freeman shows reporters video from an officer's body camera. A man shot and...
Flagpole Magazine  |  10-16-2017  |  In the Loop

Mother and Son Suspected of Motor Theft Treated for Bullet Wounds After Seattle Police Opened Fire at Fleeing Car in Eastlake

They were arrested on vehicle theft charges. by Steven Hsieh SPD A suspected driver and passenger of a fleeing vehicle...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

Read the Awesome New York Times Story on the Portland Thorns

by Doug Brown Portland Thorns The New York Times published a great story about the Portland Thorns that I somehow...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Chess Champ and Queen of Katwe Lands in Kirkland

by Carla Bell Madina Nalwanga played Phiona Mutesi in the 2016 film Queen of Katwe. Disney Phiona Mutesi, a famed...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

Judge Blocks Anti-Safe Consumption Site Measure from February Ballot

A win for public health advocates. by Heidi Groover SPENCER PLATT/GETTY A ballot measure banning safe consumption sites will not...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

The 54 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: October 16-22, 2017

The Stranger’s arts critics recommend the best local events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our music critics have already...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

Hunger Strikes "Put a Human Face" on Immigrant Incarceration, US Reps. Smith and Jayapal Say

A clear cut case of activism leading to action. by Sydney Brownstone US Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal speaking at the Northwest...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

Seattle Opera's Barber of Seville Stars the Secret Love Child of Prince and Jim Morrison

Joyous sass and magnificent voices in this opera that's good for first-timers. by Rebecca Brown John Moore as Figaro in...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

The Best Happy Hours at Hotel Restaurants in Seattle

by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue Outlier Hotel Monaco, 1101 Fourth Ave, 206-624-7755 Outlier is the snazzy new restaurant at Hotel Monaco that...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

Jim Bakker (Who Is Still on TV, BTW): Stop Mocking Me or God Will Punish You

Some of Bakker's meretricious poison is good for a chuckle. by Sean Nelson Jim Bakker in 2017. F. Scott Fitzgerald...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Raise Your Hand If You Made These Weird Anti-Jenny Durkan Posters

Why is the artist sort of implicating Cary Moon in this madness by associating her name with an event she...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

Jim Bakker (Who Is Still on TV, BTW): Stop Mocking Me or God Will Punish You

Some of Bakker's meretricious poison is good for a chuckle. by Sean Nelson Jim Bakker in 2017. F. Scott Fitzgerald...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

dvsn's Romantic New LP Morning After Expands R&B Boundaries

Canadian R&B duo dvsn's pulsating new album Morning After grapples with the emotional consequences of intimacy. by Jessica Fu OVO...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Start Leveling (With Her Boyfriend) or Keep Lying (To Him, With Other Men)?

by Dan Savage Longtime listener, first-time writer. I'm a 31-year-old queer female writing to you fromNew Zealand because I want...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

Our Music Critics' Picks For This Week

The Afghan Whigs, Nik Turner's Hawkwind, Zola Jesus, And More Picks For Oct 16-22 by Stranger Things To Do Staff...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

The 28 Best Concerts in Seattle This Week: October 16-22, 2017

The Stranger’s music critics’ picks for this week. by Stranger Things To Do Staff This week, start preparing for Halloween...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

Arcade Fire’s Will Butler Joined Nikkita Oliver on Stage to Push for Stronger Police Accountability Laws

I-940 needs 340,000 signatures by December. by Steven Hsieh Left to right: Teresa Mosqueda, Nikkita Oliver, Sophia Nicholson-Keener, Will Butler...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

York College Closes Paul Rucker's Rewind Exhibition to the Public

Rucker's hand-sewn KKK robes considered "very provocative and potentially disturbing to some." by Amber Cortes Birth of A Nation Project...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

Local Electeds Beg Amazon for Forgiveness

Seattle, you're embarrassing yourself. by Heidi Groover Fuckboy. David Ryder/Getty Looks like Seattle's elected leaders are not taking The Stranger's...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

Hustler Mag's Larry Flynt Offers $10 Million for Info Leading to Trump's Impeachment

What a time to be alive. by Katie Herzog Looks like Dan Savage isn't the only pornographer ready to ITMFA...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Study Concludes Straight Women Should Also Worry about Bromances

TL;DR This is some overgeneralized bullshit. by Chase Burns They give each other everything they need—except blowjobs. Cecilie Arcurs /...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

Seattle Food News: The Healeo Space Finally Has a New Tenant, Surf's Up for Stoneburner, Beacon Hill Gets a Rad Wine Bar, and More!

by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue One of Intrigue's beloved truffle bars. Intrigue Chocolate Co. FB Intrigue Chocolate Co. to Take Over Healeo...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

Spun Out: 5 Essential Cuts Selected by Local DJ CCL

TUF FEST and Corridor organizer and globe-trotting DJ CCL picks 5 tracks that make dancers worldwide wiggle. by Dave Segal...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

Hustler Mag's Larry Flynt Offers $10 Million for Info Leading to Trump's Impeachment

What a time to be alive. by Katie Herzog Looks like Dan Savage isn't the only pornographer ready to ITMFA...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

Now Open: Mama's Boy No. 2, The Office Sports Bar, Fully Loaded Pizza

Photo Credit: Mama's Boy/Facebook As of 7 a.m. this morning, the second location of Mama's Boy is open for business,...
Flagpole Magazine  |  10-16-2017  |  Grub Notes

Could Seattle Take the Next Step Toward a Municipal Bank?

It will be legally complicated. by Heidi Groover It's budget season. City of Seattle If you thought Bob Hasegawa's embarrassing...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

Reps. Adam Smith and Pramila Jayapal Are Back in Seattle to Talk About Ending Private Immigration Prisons

by Sydney Brownstone Daniel Ramirez Medina, a 23-year-old father and DACA recipient, was detained in a private immigration prison for...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

Silky Server Socks

by Anonymous We both work as servers in a restaurant. I had/have a thing for you but you don't even...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Excited. Delirious. Dead.

Is excited delirium syndrome a medical phenomenon, or a convenient cover for deaths in police custody? The post Excited. Delirious...
The Texas Observer  |  10-16-2017  |  La Linea

The Morning News: Durkan Did Nothing About WaMu Bankers Because That's "the Way the Law Was Constructed," Giant Cloud About to Dump Rain on Us

by Charles Mudede Above other building and above the law. Charles Mudede Durkan Did Manage to Prosecute: A "small Pierce...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

Timbers Clinch Playoff Return With Resounding Win Over DC

by Abe Asher Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Timbers In yet another odd year, everything is coming up green and gold. A day...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Thorns Win Championship, and Rotting Pineapple Steve Bannon Declares WAR!!!

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! You can scratch my back, we'll get cozy and huddle. I'll lay down...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Photo Gallery: Boo-le-Bark Halloween Dog Parade

Halloween came early on Sunday as hundreds of people lined the boulevards of Boulevard for the second annual Boo-le-Bark dog parade...
Flagpole Magazine  |  10-16-2017  |  Culture Briefs

Things to Do This Week: October 16-19

by Mercury Staff The closer we get to Halloween, the more the city's levels of fun-loving mayhem will rise. Behold...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Brayden Olson Is Jumping Into the Race to Replace Congressman Dave Reichert

There are now eight Democrats running for Congress in the 8th. by Rich Smith 🎶 I won't fuck us over...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

Can Online Media Be Profitable?

Internet evangelists have blind faith in a future beyond print. The numbers tell a different story.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  12-03-2007  |  Media

San Francisco Bay Pollution Cleanup Plan Will Be Costly

East Bay cities have been fouling the bay with partially treated sewage for decades, but a new court settlement will be expensive to implement.
East Bay Express  |  Judith Scherr  |  04-07-2011  |  Environment

Count Them In

Growing numbers of Mexican immigrants are in the US illegally -- but their money is legit.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Dan Frosch  |  08-24-2005  |  Immigration