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CO legislative leaders propose deal to bring more affordable housing

You've probably at least heard of the "construction defects bill." Considered a top goal for the state Legislature, some form...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-12-2017  |  Indy Blog

Chuck Wendig on "Why We Need the Affordable Care Act"

by Erik Henriksen iStock / CatLane Author Chuck Wendig writes books that're exciting and creepy and funny and smart, and...
The Stranger  |  01-12-2017  |  Slog

Cooper Picks Commerce and Administration Secretaries

Governor Cooper announced two more cabinet picks today: Machelle Sanders to head the Department of Administration and Anthony Copeland to...
INDY Week  |  01-12-2017  |  Triangulator

Chuck Wendig on "Why We Need the Affordable Care Act"

by Erik Henriksen iStock / CatLane Author Chuck Wendig writes books that're exciting and creepy and funny and smart, and...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-12-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Snow Poll: Testing Your Portland Snow Ethics

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Clean off the top of your car!! Or don't!! Portlanders are nothing if not judgmental. And...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-12-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

All the Jive that's Fit to Print

by Anonymous I think anyone with half a brain knows the comment section on OregonLive is filled with right-wing trolls...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-12-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Dan Patrick’s ‘Bathroom Bill’ Is Already Stinking Up the 85th Legislature

When Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick unveiled an anti-transgender bathroom bill last week, he predicted a “tough fight.” If Day 2...
The Texas Observer  |  01-12-2017  |  La Linea

UPDATE: Busted Capitol Hill Street Drummer Joe Buckets Now Plays in a Band Called Daniel the Dreamer

by Dave Segal Joe Buckets: now smacking tubs in the studio instead of in the streets. Ansel Herz Remember in...
The Stranger  |  01-12-2017  |  Slog

It's time we get real about who wins in Detroit's new food revival

Central among the questions that renowned chef Tunde Wey, food justice warrior Devita Davison, and I will be tackling in...
Metro Times  |  01-12-2017  |  Blogs

Living Colors: "Other People's Happiness" is a Well Made Play

You know what it's like when everybody in the family gets sick at the same time? Nobody's able to make...

The Morning News: GOP: Ben Carson Is My Kind of Nigger, Trump Wants Microsoft to Stop Giving Visas to South Asians

by Charles Mudede Microsoft is on top and Nordstrom on the bottom in new and huge Vancouver B.C. building. Charles...
The Stranger  |  01-12-2017  |  Slog

The Clayborn Temple Preservation Project Will Receive A $400,000 Federal Grant

The Clayborn Temple has become one of 39 historic rehabilitation projects across the United States to receive federal funding —...

Blazers Recap: We Beat The Champs! (Courtney Taylor Edition)

by Arthur Bradford Sure, Cleveland was tired, having played the night before and arriving in snowbound Portland at 2:30 am...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-12-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors Sweat Baby Sweat

From January 18 to 20, Jan Martens's Sweat Baby Sweat comes to the Scotiabank Dance Centre...
The Georgia Straight  |  01-12-2017  |  Views

Parisi wants to put brakes on jail plan

Weeks after a 700-page report outlined two comprehensive proposals for consolidating the jail at the Public Safety Building, County Executive...
Isthmus  |  01-12-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Meet the 22-year-old woman running for mayor of Detroit

Myya D. Jones has overcome a great number of obstacles in her 22 years of life. She helped raise her...
Metro Times  |  01-12-2017  |  Blogs

Little Miss Flint needs your help to get to Washington D.C. for the Women's March

After the town hall meeting on Wednesday in Flint revealed that the water crisis is far from over, it is...
Metro Times  |  01-12-2017  |  Blogs

Aaliyah's music inexplicably surfaced on Apple's music services last night

For years, much of the late Detroit pop star Aaliyah's best music has been noticeably absent from digital download and...
Metro Times  |  01-12-2017  |  Blogs

Good Morning, News: Protests, Snowpocalypse, and Donald Trump

by Doug Brown Good morning, Portland. Put down those shovels and click these links, please. youtube.com/user/jugle First, out in print...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-12-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Local Color: Isthmus Cover Coloring Contest

Enjoy these colorful renditions by local artists of our December 22 cover, which featured the Wisconsin State Capitol peppered with...
Isthmus  |  01-12-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Detroit Public Schools are back in the hands of an elected board

Seven members of Detroit’s now fully-empowered school board were sworn in Wednesday night in a ceremony marking a fresh start...
Metro Times  |  01-12-2017  |  Blogs

Jackie

Natalie Portman’s stunning, relevant performance elevates Jackie. When Jackie was being filmed in early 2016, few could have predicted how...

Sky's the limit for Mic Phelps and djkage

Both Mic Phelps and djkage were very productive in 2016. Phelps released the highly lyrical The Wave, while djkage continued...
Metro Times  |  01-12-2017  |  Blogs

Eat and drink to help fight poverty and homelessness in Detroit

Yes, it’s ironic — but in the deeply divided world of Detroit today, what isn’t? In some ways, a glitzy...
Metro Times  |  01-12-2017  |  Blogs

Officials: More than 30 months into Flint crisis, water still unsafe to drink

On Wednesday, officials held a town hall meeting in Flint to deliver some good news and some bad news about...
Metro Times  |  01-12-2017  |  Blogs

Isthmus Picks Playlist (Jan. 12-19, 2017)

Enjoy a compilation of selected tracks by artists playing shows we're excited about in Madison during the week of Jan...
Isthmus  |  01-12-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Being There: No App For That

A few weeks ago, I had a very early flight and needed a ride to the airport. I checked my...

Working on Beale

Memphis’ most famous street is “home” for the musicians who play there. It's a little past 9 p.m. on Beale...

The Past for the Future

With a new leader, the Lynching Sites Project will commemorate a silenced death. The Lynching Sites Project of Memphis has...

Health Scare

Poorest Memphis neighborhoods have least access to health care. Economically vulnerable communities in Shelby County are still experiencing a lack...

Fly on the Wall 1455

The wise man One of the great things about social media is that it allows for greater access to celebrities...

Not My Problem

2017 looms as the year when getting involved is going to become everyone’s responsibility. There's a graphic that's been making...

Duets for Mellotron

One-of-a-kind performance yields haunting new album. In April, 2016, there was a unique concert at Crosstown Arts. Memphis musicians Robby...

Wine-speak

How to impress people with your knowledge of wine, when you have none. The thing to remember is that wine-speak...

Geniune Vetting of Trump Cabinet Nominees Needed

At his annual "issues meeting" with constituents from his 9th Congressional District on Monday, Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen called the roll of...

Dark Ages Coming?

The governmental future as seen by Congressman Cohen, who hints at a new leadership position for himself. Memphis Congressman Steve...

“Guns, Violence & Justice” at the Metal Museum

A necklace made of triggers? Art inspired by weapon stockpiles? Armed ducks? These are just a few of the things...

Writers Resist at Belle Tavern

Whatever happens, significant or mundane, a writer will describe it. S/he'll reflect on it, fantasize about it, make sense of...

Why do you think you're better than her?

by Anonymous She's the mom of his kid!! You call yourself one of her best friends, and yet you're sleeping...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-12-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

John Paul White gets back to business on Beulah

The former Civil Wars member aims to balance family duties with life as a touring musician...
The Georgia Straight  |  01-12-2017  |  Music

A date with Dallas

The Packers have perilous playoff matchup with Dallas. The Cowboys will be tough to beat, but they probably feel the...
Isthmus  |  01-12-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

David vs. Goliath

A Madison pastor writes an engaging first book in a trilogy, revisiting and updating the biblical tale of David and...
Isthmus  |  01-12-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Submerged: An Evacuee's Journal: Calculated Risks

Environmental activists in St. Bernard Parish are doing their own tests for contamination after Hurricane Katrina. Eighth in a multi-part series
Association of Alternative Newsmedia  |  Michael Tisserand  |  10-24-2005  |  Disasters

Should the government pay for Bradley Manning's gender reassignment surgery?

Shortly after Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for passing classified documents to WikiLeaks in one of the biggest security breaches in recent history, he announced that he was transgendered.
Charleston City Paper  |  Leah Rhyne  |  09-04-2013  |  Commentary

U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver shows up to back a bold taxpayer ask: $18 million for 18th & Vine.

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II stands in an elevator on the first floor of Kansas City, Missouri's City Hall on a dreary Wednesday afternoon. Cleaver, flanked by a security guard, is heading to the 26th floor, where the City Council is about to meet and discuss the prospect of an $18 million infusion to the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District...
The Pitch  |  Steve Vockrodt  |  01-14-2016  |  Policy Issues