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New Bill Threatens to Eliminate Jobs for Hair Stylists in Washington State

Hairdressers are terrified that lawmakers are really going to pass something that will ruin their independent livelihood. by Nathalie Graham...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2019  |  Slog

He Would Rather Be With a Sex Worker Than a Waitress

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage Originally published on June 25, 2009.I am a fairly successful man...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-23-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Pump Your Reading List Up: The 2019 Oregon Book Finalists Are Here

by Suzette Smith AUTHOR PHOTO BY SOPHIA SHALMIYEVLiterary Arts announced the 2019 Oregon Book Awards finalists yesterday and for people...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-23-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The MAGA Hat Kids and Viral Truth

by The Stranger Episode 182 talks about the viral stare-down at the Lincoln Memorial, as well as whether Kamala Harris...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2019  |  Slog

He Would Rather Be With a Sex Worker Than a Waitress

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage Originally published on June 25, 2009.I am a fairly successful man...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2019  |  Slog

Media News: Gannett Employees Laid Off, Bend Bulletin's Parent Files Bankruptcy, and More

by Ned Lannamann Newspapers! Enjoy 'em while you've got 'em. artisteer/Getty ImagesHow's journalism doing these days, you ask? Maybe I...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-23-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

House Speaker Frank Chopp Does Not Like Being Compared to Vladimir Putin

First priority for Speaker Chopp is addressing Washington's failing mental health system. "A close second" is health care for low...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2019  |  Slog

It's OK Not to "Get" Art

Art is fucking hard! by Jasmyne Keimig Danny Giles's The Practice and Science of Drawing a Sharp White Background at...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2019  |  Slog

Alex Pedersen Is the City Council Candidate in District 4 Who Wants to Bring Trust Back to City Hall

by Nathalie Graham He's running! Alex Pedersen CampaignAlex Pedersen has an impressive resumé. From working for the U.S. Department of...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2019  |  Slog

The MAGA Hat Kids and Viral Truth

Episode 182 of the Blabbermouth Podcast by The Stranger Subscribe to the podcast FOR FREE by clicking right here! Eli...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2019  |  Slog

That 'UGA TA Hates White People' Story Is Way Overblown

Photo Credit: The University of Georgia Irami Osei-Frimpong. Here’s some breaking news. Wait for it. It’s crazy. You won’t believe...
Flagpole Magazine  |  01-23-2019  |  In the Loop

Thanks to Anti-Vaxxers, There's Another Measles Outbreak in Washington State

Anti-vaxxers minds can be changed, but it has to be done carefully. by Katie Herzog Poor Indigo's mom doesn't believe...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2019  |  Slog

19 Lunar New Year 2019 Events in Seattle

All the ways to ring in the Year of the Pig in Seattle. by Stranger Things To Do Staff The...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2019  |  Slog

Seth MacFarlane's The Orville Is Much, Much Better Than It Needs to Be

by Erik Henriksen I was wrong about Seth MacFarlane. Until recently, I've never thought of myself as a MacFarlane fan—whether...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-23-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

State Senate Moves to Privately Confirm Embattled Liquor and Cannabis Board

The state Senate is about to confirm the embattled Liquor and Cannabis Board in a secret vote. by Lester Black...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2019  |  Slog

Cannabis Legalization Is "Stupid," Says Possible Presidential Candidate Mike Bloomberg

by Josh Jardine Al Drago / Getty ImagesThe rush of candidates running for the Democratic nomination for president is breathtaking...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2019  |  Slog

Cannabis Legalization Is "Stupid," Says Possible Presidential Candidate Mike Bloomberg

by Josh Jardine Al Drago / Getty ImagesThe rush of candidates running for the Democratic nomination for president is breathtaking...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-23-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

I Saw You: Public Servants

I saw you. Both of you. Standing outside your SUVs, by the exit onto the freeway. The homeless camp had...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  01-23-2019  |  Activate

Dear Clueless Parent...

by Anonymous Dear clueless parents at school drop-off: Why do you insist on pulling into the exact center of a...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-23-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: A Possible Strike to End the Shutdown, Dems Launch New Trump Probe, and Stop Excusing the Covington Kids

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-23-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Pretty Funny Ladies Show to Benefit Organization Working to End Gender-Based Violence

Pretty Funny Ladies Show to Benefit Organization Working to End Gender-Based Violence by Dave Segal Seven prominent local comics will...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2019  |  Slog

Slog AM: Climate Change Could Mean Fewer Boys, Federal Workers Rally at Sea-Tac, I-5 Is a Parking Lot This Morning

by Timothy Kenney Boys will be boys! (Until climate change says otherwise.) fstop123/Getty ImagesOrcas have it rough: But they have...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2019  |  Slog

The Tattooed Star of the ‘Progressive Prosecutor’ Movement Braces for His First Death Penalty Trial

In mid-January 2017, a couple of days after Mark Gonzalez was sworn in as Nueces County’s new district attorney, a...
The Texas Observer  |  01-23-2019  |  La Linea

Losing Business

by Anonymous You, as a manager, are always wondering why we aren't that busy anymore. You're always coming up with...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Edgar Martinez Is in the Hall of Fame, Ferry Ridership Up in Washington, Hot Debtors in Your Area

by Nathalie Graham He did it! Otto Greule Jr / StringerShutdown delays Everett airport: Commercial flights out of the brand-spanking-new...
The Stranger  |  01-22-2019  |  Slog

Fox News Claims That Trump Invited White Boys from a School with Only White Teachers to the White House?

by Charles Mudede Oak68/gettyimages.comThe mainstream media's response to the incident on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial has gone this...
The Stranger  |  01-22-2019  |  Slog

She's Thinking About Divorce But Plan A and Plan B Both Suck. Is There a Plan C?

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I have problem that I’m sure you heard before yet feels...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love

Her husband loves furry porn more than sex with her. by Dan Savage I'm an early-30s hetero woman in a...
The Stranger  |  01-22-2019  |  Slog

Free Will Astrology

January 23–29 by Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21–April 19): We might initially be inclined to ridicule Stuart Kettell, a British...
The Stranger  |  01-22-2019  |  Slog

Twitter Is the Platform, but We Are the Problem

Social media brings out the worst of human instincts but it doesn't have to. by Katie Herzog Like a lot...
The Stranger  |  01-22-2019  |  Slog

Where to Watch the 2019 Oscar Nominees in Seattle

Roma, The Favourite, Green Book, and other 2019 Oscar nominees still playing in Seattle theaters. by Stranger Things To Do...
The Stranger  |  01-22-2019  |  Slog

New Law to Protect Your Online Privacy Is Being Considered in Olympia

by Eli Sanders The bill's lead sponsor is Seattle lawmaker Reuven Carlyle. Yuichiro Chino / Getty ImagesThe Cambridge Analytica scandal,...
The Stranger  |  01-22-2019  |  Slog

107 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Jan 22-27, 2019

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Slip into your one-garment outfit for a wild night of fuss-free bar hopping at...
The Stranger  |  01-22-2019  |  Slog

She's Thinking About Divorce But Plan A and Plan B Both Suck. Is There a Plan C?

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I have problem that I’m sure you heard before yet feels...
The Stranger  |  01-22-2019  |  Slog

Washington's Glaciers Are Surprisingly Stable While Greenland's Melt Alarmingly Fast

Mount Rainier's ice fields actually grew a little bit according to a recent study, but we're still fucked when it...
The Stranger  |  01-22-2019  |  Slog

A Bill in the Oregon Legislature Would Remove Transphobic Language From State Law

by Blair Stenvick YANA PASKOVA / GETTY IMAGESThe United States Supreme Court voted 5-4 Tuesday to revive the Trump administration’s...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Three Episodes in, True Detective Appears to Be Good Again

by Ned Lannamann HBO/Warrick PageYou were right to be suspicious about the third season of True Detective. The second season...
The Stranger  |  01-22-2019  |  Slog

Documents Reveal Where Trump Plans to Build His Wall in Starr County

For border residents, activists and journalists, information about Trump’s impending border wall is a rare commodity. The administration still hasn’t...
The Texas Observer  |  01-22-2019  |  La Linea

Grace and Frankie Returns with a Wedding, RuPaul, and 50,000 Vibrators

by Ciara Dolan NetflixThe premise of Netflix dramedy Grace and Frankie is incredible: After their husbands (who are business partners...
The Stranger  |  01-22-2019  |  Slog

Has Anyone With Gauged Ears Ever Created Great Music?

A question for the ages: Has anyone with gauged ears ever created great music? by Dave Segal It would be...
The Stranger  |  01-22-2019  |  Slog

New Savage Lovecast: The Bad Behavior Show

Episode #639 — January 22, 2019 by The Stranger OMG you people are SO NASTY. Teenagers "borrowing" their mother's sex...
The Stranger  |  01-22-2019  |  Slog

Widmer Brothers Brewing Has Closed Its On-Premises Pub

by Ned Lannamann Widmer/FacebookWidmer Brothers Brewing, which as part of the Craft Brew Alliance is home to the largest brewery...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Catherine Zeta-Jones Talks About 'No Reservations'

Zeta-Jones is a renaissance actress whose seemingly effortless ability to embody characters comes with a highly skilled singing voice and stunning beauty that keeps audiences riveted.
Maui Time  |  Cole Smithey  |  07-21-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Feud on Park Avenue

For the past two years, the corner of 16th Street and Park Avenue has been ground zero in a battle between a man who has filed more than 160 noise complaints and a bar owner who claims those efforts are tantamount to harassment.
Chico News & Review  |  Ken Smith  |  08-27-2012  |  Civil Liberties

Are You Eating Sustainable Sushi?

Do you know if you're eating sustainably sourced sushi?
Chico News & Review  |  Meredith J. Graham  |  03-08-2012  |  Food+Drink