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Dad Jokes Is Good, Clean, Hilarious Fun

The series became a hit out of nowhere. by Jake Uitti Dad Jokes/YouTubeDad Jokes was never supposed to be famous...
The Stranger  |  10-20-2017  |  Slog

Hice: GOP Will Try to Repeal Obamacare Again

Photo Credit: Nate Harris Rep. Jody Hice speaks to the UGA College Republicans on Oct. 18. U.S. Rep. Jody Hice...
Flagpole Magazine  |  10-20-2017  |  In the Loop

The Morning News: 1/200 Seattle Homes Could Flood by the End of the Century, Joe Biden Endorses in 45th District Race

by Sydney Brownstone But please, let's keep throwing money at new highways. MTAIRA/SHUTTERSTOCK Sea Level Rise Could Flood One Out...
The Stranger  |  10-20-2017  |  Slog

Things to Do Saturday!

13 things to do for October 21 by Mercury Staff Poltergeist: LIVE Just in time for Halloween, we can usually...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-20-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Friday!

13 things to do for October 20 by Mercury Staff Portland Retro Gaming Expo Every year, the Portland Retro Gaming...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-20-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Sunday!

9 things to do for October 22 by Mercury Staff Pug-O-Ween! Now in its fourth year, Pug-O-Ween is the Pacific...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-20-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Firework-Happy Teen Charged, New Homeless Restrooms, and a Strike!

by Dirk VanderHart Gracey Zhang STRIKE! (MAYBE!) Members of the DCTU, a conglomeration of six public-employee unions, voted overwhelmingly to...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-20-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Flagpole Premieres: Double Ferrari, Double Ferrari Album Stream

If you have a second, Athens musician Jace Bartet would like to speak with you about the life-altering power of...
Flagpole Magazine  |  10-20-2017  |  Homedrone

How I Was Wrong About You

by Anonymous For years, I thought you were the one who was leaving the office toilet smeared with your morning...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-20-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Harasser, If Only You'd Been a Barbra fan

by Anonymous Never heard of the Streisand Effect? You should have understood that before reporting my honest, open Facebook post...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-20-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

More than 1,000 City Employees Could Go On Strike Next Month

by Dirk VanderHart Gracey ZhangThe city's largest group of unionized employees is ready to walk off the job. In a...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-19-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Florida Project Is This Year's Indie Darling

by Chase Burns Award season is nigh, and headlines are already using "front-runner" and "Willem Dafoe" in the same breath...
The Stranger  |  10-19-2017  |  Slog

Culture News: Get Your Lit Crawl On, Café Racer Closes, and Andrew Wyeth Retrospective Opens

Plus: A 'Pride and Prejudice' play and Seattle Weekly's woes. by Amber Cortes Andrew Wyeth, Winter, 1946 will be part...
The Stranger  |  10-19-2017  |  Slog

Feds Admit They Weren't Allowed to Spend Money Prosecuting Eastern Washington Medical Marijuana Growers

The Kettle Falls Five went to trial in 2015. by Heidi Groover After raiding their house in 2012, federal authorities...
The Stranger  |  10-19-2017  |  Slog

WA-8 Candidate Brayden Olson Really Wants People To Stop Calling Him "Seattle’s Christian Grey"

Brayden Olson means business. by Rich Smith A millennial looking for a government job. Brayden Olson Campaign Thanks to an...
The Stranger  |  10-19-2017  |  Slog

Percussionist Ja Hsieh: ‘Pulse’ at De Anza

Taiwanese percussionist Ja Hsieh and his newest ensemble, Percussion X, are bringing their latest work, “Pulse,” to De Anza College’s...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  10-19-2017  |  Activate

Guest Editorial: Candidate Jinyoung Lee Englund Is No Friend of Addicts

by Jin-Ah Kim Jin-Ah Kim is a photographer and political activist running for Shoreline City Council Position 1. The upcoming...
The Stranger  |  10-19-2017  |  Slog

Our Film Critics' Picks For This Weekend

4 Days In France, King of Jazz, Night of the Living Dead Seattle Polish Film Festival, and More Picks For...
The Stranger  |  10-19-2017  |  Slog

30 Movies Worth Watching in Seattle This Weekend: Oct 19-22, 2017

The Stranger's film critics' picks. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Seattle revels in horror movies this weekend, with really...
The Stranger  |  10-19-2017  |  Slog

Yes, Even Voters in Washington's Swing Districts Want More Gun Safety Laws

In swing districts, 68 percent support restricting semi-automatic weapons. by Heidi Groover A gun store in Springville, Utah. George Frey/Getty...
The Stranger  |  10-19-2017  |  Slog

Immigrant Workers in Texas Could Fill Farm Vacancies, but They’re Trapped in the Valley

For the last two years, Bernie Thiel has watched yellow squash rot in his farm fields outside of Lubbock. The...
The Texas Observer  |  10-19-2017  |  La Linea

Amazon Humiliates Downtown Macy's

by Charles Mudede Guess who's coming to this building? Charles MudedeIn 2015, the top four floors of the historic eight-story...
The Stranger  |  10-19-2017  |  Slog

Seattle Has The Highest Rate Of Property Crime In The Nation

Seattle is a leader in property crime. by Chetanya Robinson Westend61/Getty ImagesSeattle had the highest rate of property crime of...
The Stranger  |  10-19-2017  |  Slog

Texas Cities Embrace a Softer Approach to Pot Possession as State Reforms Stall

Remember David Simpson? He was a peculiar kind of conservative lawmaker, about as fundamentalist Christian as they come, while also...
The Texas Observer  |  10-19-2017  |  La Linea

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

Readers get wordy. by Dan Savage Recent Savage Love Letters of the Day: What about #MeThough? What about shitty fingers?...
The Stranger  |  10-19-2017  |  Slog

Mayor Ted Wheeler is Looking to Buy Mobile Bathrooms for Southeast Portland's Homeless

by Dirk VanderHart Here's what restroom trailers look like in Denver. City and County of DenverStep aside food carts, public...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-19-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Former Idiot President Looks Pretty Damn Great These Days

Trump probably thinks Martin Luther King, Jr. is a street. by Katie Herzog He's baaaack! Justin Sullivan/Getty Images If the...
The Stranger  |  10-19-2017  |  Slog

Rolling Loud Festival Comes to Shoreline

A new breed of underground South Florida rappers has gained mainstream traction while the region also serves as a springboard...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  10-19-2017  |  Activate

LA Weekly Is Being Sold to a "Mysterious New Company," and Employees Are Being Laid Off

by Christopher Frizzelle A cover of the paper from 2014. While we are hearing cryptic information about the fate of...
The Stranger  |  10-19-2017  |  Slog

Band Math: Plastic Bertrand + David Bowie = Noel Gallagher's New Single

Et voila! Noel Gallagher's latest. Enjoy. Kind of. by Sean Nelson The long sight of the Noel. Lawrence Watson I...
The Stranger  |  10-19-2017  |  Slog

The Teen Accused of Starting the Devastating Eagle Creek Has Been Charged

by Doug Brown Big Tree Images via the Oregon State Police The 15-year-old Vancouver boy accused of chucking fireworks in...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-19-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Little Rock, Arkansas, Took Out a Full Page Ad in the Washington Post to "Break Up" with Amazon HQ2

Reminder: Amazon is not your newly cheating lover, Seattle. by Sydney Brownstone Little Rock breaks up with Amazon via the...
The Stranger  |  10-19-2017  |  Slog

T Is for Texas, Not THC

by Josh Jardine Schulenburg's legendary Texas Polka Music Museum. Billy Hathorn/Wikimedia CommonsBack when I was tour-managing bands and artists, a...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-19-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Can Seattle Bikeshares Survive Winter?

"If enough people make fixing fallen or sidewalk-blocking bikes part of their regular habits, then the system will work much...
The Stranger  |  10-19-2017  |  Slog

Ask Northwest Earthquake Experts Anything You Want at Noon on Reddit

When's the next one of these things due anyway? by Sydney Brownstone A helpful illustration from the Washington State Department...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-19-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

We're Killing Everything

by Dan Savage I read this at The Guardian after NYMag's Jesse Singal tweeted it out last night—"We're so fucked"—and...
The Stranger  |  10-19-2017  |  Slog

Meet the Doctor Accused of Seeing Patients "Within Hours" of Using Meth

by Christopher Frizzelle Carmen A. Puliafito, M.D., was dean of USC's medical school, and he abused drugs on campus, according...
The Stranger  |  10-19-2017  |  Slog

This Anti-Bullying Burger King Ad Will Make You Cry

by Dan Savage To mark Spirit Day Burger King released an anti-bullying ad that appears to have been inspired by...
The Stranger  |  10-19-2017  |  Slog

Of Course Amazon Provides Obnoxiously Big Umbrellas to Its Employees

by Charles Mudede Who's running t'ings aroun' here? Charles MudedeAmazon has disappointed me in so many ways recently. It has...
The Stranger  |  10-19-2017  |  Slog

Ask Northwest Earthquake Experts Anything You Want at Noon on Reddit

When's the next one of these things due anyway? by Sydney Brownstone A helpful illustration from the Washington State Department...
The Stranger  |  10-19-2017  |  Slog

KUOW Explores How Amazon Screwed Seattle in New Podcast

It's time for everyone to start listening. by Katie Herzog Bezos has some pretty big balls. David Ryder/Getty Images Prime(d),...
The Stranger  |  10-19-2017  |  Slog

Editor-in-Chief Denies Rumor that Seattle Weekly Is Folding

Rumors are swirling. by Sean Nelson Seattle Weekly, 1976-???? Speculation about the imminent demise of Seattle Weekly revved up again...
The Stranger  |  10-19-2017  |  Slog

Lil Wayne's DEA Bust

The agency comes up empty-handed when searching the rapper.
Miami New Times  |  Kyle Munzenrieder  |  02-28-2011  |  Music

That Other Quagmire

Sonali Kolhatkar remembers Afghanistan, even if the rest of us don't.
OC Weekly  |  Gustavo Arellano  |  05-22-2007  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Our Dumb State: The Casey Anthony Edition

In June, Caylee Anthony went missing. Her mother, Casey Anthony, didn't tell anyone – including her own mother -- for a month.
Orlando Weekly  |  Jeffrey C. Billman  |  09-12-2008  |  Crime & Justice