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Where To Go During Tonight's First Thursday Art Walk

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Shawn Huckins's paintings comment on current politics in social-media speak—see them at Foster/White Gallery...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2017  |  Slog

Congressional Republicans Are Pushing a Disingenuous 20-Week Abortion Ban, Still Doing Nothing About Guns

by Megan Burbank Why legislate women's health when you could legislate this? Martin Barraud / Getty If you were still...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-05-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Culture News: Hari’s Problem with Apu, Penguin Scoops up Sasquatch Books, and Amplifier’s New Art Space Opens

Also: Some special anniversaries. by Amber Cortes "I should be completely happy, but there's still one man who haunts me:...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2017  |  Slog

BuzzFeed: Broadly Editor Asked Milo Yiannopoulos to "Please Mock" Former Stranger Writer Lindy West

"Please mock this fat feminist." by Sydney Brownstone An "alt-right" rally in Vancouver, Washington last month. Doug Brown Hello. This...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2017  |  Slog

City Can Continue Taking Homeless People's Stuff During Sweeps, Federal Judge Rules

Another loss for the ACLU. by Heidi Groover The scene during an encampment sweep in SODO. HG Seattle will not...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2017  |  Slog

Portland's Chipping in $50,000 to Help Local DACA Recipients

by Dirk VanderHart The City of Portland is spending $50,000 to help DACA recipients re-apply for protections and get legal...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-05-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

13TH ANNUAL HUMP FILM LINEUP ANNOUNCED!

by Dan Savage We were blown away by the films submitted for HUMP! this year—which the HUMP! Jury very much...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-05-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Exiling a Roommate's Ex

by Dan Savage This is a relationship question. My roommate and I are both third-year graduate students at the same...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-05-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Our Complete Seattle Halloween 2017 Calendar Is Here!

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Shutterstock Halloween isn't for a few weeks, but there are seasonally spooky, pumpkin-y events...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2017  |  Slog

County Inmate Sets Fire to Jail Cell, Sending Two Corrections Deputies to the Hospital

by Doug Brown Zachary Perkins MCSO Zack Perkins is a serial car thief. He's now accused of being a repeat...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-05-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Reader Advice Round-up

by Dan Savage Recent Savage Love Letters of the Day: What should she do about her roommate's ex? Should these...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2017  |  Slog

National Butterfly Center to Sue Over Construction of Trump’s Border Wall

Eugenio del Bosque Gomez/Flickr: Gage Skidmore The National Butterfly Center in South Texas sent a certified letter to the Department...
The Texas Observer  |  10-05-2017  |  La Linea

Rejoice, for the New Season of OPB's Oregon Field Guide Starts Tonight

by Ned Lannamann Tonight is the brightest night of the year for Oregon television, because tonight my favorite Oregon-made television...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-05-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Columbia City's Big Dead Raccoon Is Just Like Jesus's Last Supper

by Charles Mudede The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci When I passed the big dead raccoon late this morning,...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2017  |  Slog

Country Singer Rosanne Cash: "The NRA Funds Domestic Terrorism" (She's Partially Right)

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey David Becker / Getty In this opinion piece for the New York Times following this past...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-05-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Forever Openers

by Anonymous I see that your band has kept the same strategy: Open for a musician/band from the 90s. Great...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-05-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

WA ACLU Sues Catholic Health Group for Discriminating Against Transgender Teen

by Ana Sofia Knauf Pax Enstad and his mother, Cheryl, are suing PeaceHealth on grounds of sex and gender identity-based...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2017  |  Slog

Queen Anne Freemasons To Donate White Nationalist Money to Anti-Hate Organization

"Knowing I was hosting these guys made me ill." by David Lewis Not racist. Rick Armstrong / EyeEm When some...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2017  |  Slog

King County Gun Stores Are Selling Out of Bump Stocks

Looking to buy a bump stock? Local stores probably won't be able to help you. by Chetanya Robinson A bump...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2017  |  Slog

Ms Lauryn Hill, Nas, Chappelle At Shoreline

In 1996, Nas dropped “If I Ruled The World (Imagine That),” a utopian vision, free of police harassment and racial injustice,...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  10-05-2017  |  Activate

There Will Be No Gun Control Until Corporations Demand It

The American public can't compete with the NRA, but American corporations can. by Katie Herzog American individuals can't compete with...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-05-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

We Snuck into Seattle's Super Secret White Nationalist Convention

These guys mostly work in tech. by David Lewis Editor's note: This piece was originally published in our Seattle-based sister...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-05-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

In 1996, Portland's Police Chief Won $40K on Wheel of Fortune. Here's Video.

by Dirk VanderHart In the autumn of 1996, Danielle Outlaw was a long way from where she is today: the...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-05-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

State Debates Future of Growing Weed at Home

Give your legislator a call if you want to see a change. by Lester Black Washington State Liquor and Cannabis...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2017  |  Slog

$15 Minimum Wage Failed to Prevent Staffing Crisis in Seattle's Restaurants

by Charles Mudede Looks like help is really needed here... Charles MudedeCoral Garnick of Puget Sound Business Journal reports that...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2017  |  Slog

13TH ANNUAL HUMP FILM LINEUP ANNOUNCED!

by Dan Savage We were blown away by the films submitted for HUMP! this year—which the HUMP! Jury very much...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2017  |  Slog

Veg Week: Half-Price Vegan Entrées at Next Level Burger, Night Light Lounge, & No Bones Beach Club

by Mercury Staff Welcome to the Portland Mercury’s first-ever Veg Week—a week designed not only for vegans and vegetarians, but...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-05-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Buyepongo At BackBar SoFa

Buyepongo’s infectious pan-Latin sound takes the traditional Afro-caribbean beat of Belize and Guatemala to L.A. for a funky makeover. When...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  10-05-2017  |  Activate

Pre-emptive

by Anonymous Fuck you preemptively, Tri-met. Ever since I've started wearing large headphones I seem to get ticket checked more...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-05-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Here's the GoFundMe for the UW Grad Student and Lummi Nation Member Injured in Las Vegas

Melinda Brockie is working towards a Masters in Social Work. by Sydney Brownstone Melinda Brockie, 31, was shot on the...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2017  |  Slog

Police Reports Illustrated: Man Sticks It To Parking Officer - Part 1

by Callan Berry Callan Berry [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2017  |  Slog

Earshot Jazz Festival to Host Unconventional "But Is It Jazz?" Showcase Oct. 30-31

by Dave Segal Bad Luck's Chris Icasiano (left), striving to explode our understanding of jazz. Jake Knapp Earshot Jazz Festival...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2017  |  Slog

Does Cannabis Sing? You Can Find Out This Weekend

by Josh Jardine PlantoidAm I high a fair portion of the time? As in, most waking hours? I am, thank...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-05-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017

The Bay Area’s best BYOB festival returns for its 17th year with another eclectic lineup that pairs celebrated Americana songwriters...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  10-05-2017  |  Activate

Cary Moon Makes Her Case to City Employees

"I have no intention of changing things for the sake of change." by Heidi Groover Cary Moon at a candidate...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2017  |  Slog

I Only Care What One Person Has To Say About Kazuo Ishiguro Winning the Nobel Prize

And that's Tacoma writer and bookseller Kenny Coble. by Rich Smith A pretty uncontroversial pick relative to last year. Ian...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2017  |  Slog

Guest Editorial: After Las Vegas, the Worst Thing You Can Do Is Despair

Mount up. by Zach Silk Now is the time for action. DAVID BECKER / GETTY You’ve probably seen this tweet...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2017  |  Slog

Clever throwback

A throwback to British farces and music halls, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” is full of lively performances...
Isthmus  |  10-05-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The Morning News: Mostly Millennials Are Living in Seattle's Newest Apartments, Republicans Consider Banning Bump Stocks

by Ana Sofia Knauf We need more than prayers. We need legislation. Drew Angerer/Getty Images In Wake of the Las...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2017  |  Slog

“Record nerd Valhalla”

The proprietor of Resale Records, Eric Teisberg, died earlier this week. “Vinyl Cave” author Bob Koch remembers a community of...
Isthmus  |  10-05-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Things to Do Thursday!

6 things to do for October 5 by Mercury Staff Blade Runner 2049 Okay, wait: So the old man who...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-05-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do This Weekend: October 6-8

by Mercury Staff Now this is October. It's getting chillier. It's getting spookier. FrightTown is open! The tentacled spectre of...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-05-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

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

Doc Shadows

The week in TV, DVD & Broadband: Windfall, Who Wants to Be a Superhero?, 2006 MTV VMAs, The Closer, Saved, Arrested Development, House, Standoff, Nip/Tuck and more.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Bill Frost  |  08-25-2006  |  TV

The Town of Shoreham, Vt., Takes It (Almost) All Off for a Good Cause

The Shoreham Uncovered calendar brings a little zing to 2009 with 12 full-color photographs featuring townspeople in familiar locales -- and little else. What sets this calendar apart from its predecessors is the diversity of the participants: men and women, old folks and young, natives and newcomers are all in the buff together.
Seven Days  |  Pamela Polston  |  12-03-2008  |  Culture