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Texas Republicans Vote To Allow Immigration Questioning of Children

Almost all Texas Republicans in the House voted to allow police officers to question children about immigration status during Wednesday’s...
The Texas Observer  |  04-26-2017  |  La Linea

Mexico's Top Investigative Journalist Talks Trump, U.S.-Mexico Relations, and the Dangers of Reporting at UC Berkeley

Forget Nazi protesters and Ann Coulter provoking the AntiFa and righteous Berkeley liberals. Serious political discussions still happen at UC...
East Bay Express  |  04-26-2017  |  Ear Bud

Preoccupied TV

by Anonymous No TV for you! I miss that idea. It's not new, but is for me to realize it...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-26-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

‘Sanctuary Cities’ Debate Brings Tears, Protests, Feuds to Texas House

Lawmakers gave heartfelt speeches about their experiences as minorities, immigrants and children of immigrants on the Texas House floor Wednesday...
The Texas Observer  |  04-26-2017  |  La Linea

Formerly Homeless Man Sues Seattle Police Officer Who Punched Him in the Face

Officer Clark Dickson served one day suspension with no pay for punching a homeless man. Now he's being sued. by...
The Stranger  |  04-26-2017  |  Slog

Hit List: Best Music, Art & Culture

Universal Grammar, the San Jose-based party promotion outfit behind The Continental’s weekly neo-soul soiree, The Changing Same, have a knack...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  04-26-2017  |  Activate

Leif Vollebekk works well with constraints

The outgoing musician is no stranger to digital and the dizzying array of options offered by game-changing apps...
The Georgia Straight  |  04-26-2017  |  Music

Person of Interest: Kellie Newton, Who Resists by Listening

by Katie Herzog Stanton Stephens Like any American worth their "I voted" sticker, massage therapist Kellie Newton was appalled by...
The Stranger  |  04-26-2017  |  Slog

Sofi Tukker is always up for a party and a drinkee

Look past the deliciously hypnotic Brazil-flavoured bon-bon “Drinkee” on last year’s Soft Animals EP, and one might rightly conclude that...
The Georgia Straight  |  04-26-2017  |  Music

Home search: Parental push focuses the mind of 22-year-old buyer

Hailey Curtis moved into her Port Coquitlam condo in January...

Drive Through a Protest and Hit Someone? No Worries, State House Says.

Just when it seemed it was safe to protest in North Carolina, a piece of legislation that would shield people...
INDY Week  |  04-26-2017  |  Triangulator

Atlas Revolt’s melting pot is proving easy to love

Guitarist Tom Juhas takes a post–Bill Frisell approach to his instrument; keyboardist Robbie Grunwald is a master of subtle texture...
The Georgia Straight  |  04-26-2017  |  Music

Black Lives Matter Vancouver raise concerns about Solange Knowles shows and Chinatown gentrification

While Vancouverites are clearly ecstatic to see Solange Knowles perform in Vancouver this week, some locals are expressing mixed feelings...
The Georgia Straight  |  04-26-2017  |  Music

Seattle Times Is Providing PR for Boeing's Greedy Execs

by Charles Mudede Wolterk/Getty When Boeing announced yet another round of job cuts, and not just any old cuts, but...
The Stranger  |  04-26-2017  |  Slog

Said the Whale stays hopeful on As Long as Your Eyes Are Wide

Having survived some hard times, Said the Whale looks beyond the sadness...
The Georgia Straight  |  04-26-2017  |  Music

Vouchers Bill Dead for 2017 Legislative Session

For yet another year, the attempt to pass school-voucher legislation has proved unsuccessful. This year's version — by state Senator...

Bill to License ‘Baby Jails’ as Child Care Facilities Clears First Legislative Hurdle

The private prison companies that run detention centers for immigrant kids and their mothers have a problem: They can’t legally...
The Texas Observer  |  04-26-2017  |  La Linea

What Would It Take? Labor Stands by Mayor Ed Murray Despite Sexual Abuse Allegations

by Heidi Groover Mayor Ed Murray and King County Labor Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Nicole Grant earlier this year. The labor...
The Stranger  |  04-26-2017  |  Slog

Sabrina Carpenter plays Vancouver on July 6

Tickets go on sale this Saturday...
The Georgia Straight  |  04-26-2017  |  Views

Beloved Seattle Drag Queen Sparkle Leigh Was Injured in a Hit & Run. Here's How You Can Help.

by Chase Burns MICHAEL DOUCETT Early on the morning of Thursday, April 13, Sparkle Leigh—cartoon drag goddess extraordinaire—was hit by...
The Stranger  |  04-26-2017  |  Slog

53 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Thursday, April 27

Keep busy with these events...
The Georgia Straight  |  04-26-2017  |  Views

Kevin O'Leary quits Conservative party leadership race

He's thrown his support behind Mad Max, a.k.a. Maxime Bernier...

Republicans Are Trying to Take Away Your Health Care, Again

by Rich Smith Could they please just not. Stefan Zaklin For the last couple weeks, we've been playing the will-they-won't-they...
The Stranger  |  04-26-2017  |  Slog

Upscale retailer Kit and Ace closed their Detroit store today, along with all stores in U.S., U.K., and Australia

After less than a year in business, the Downtown Detroit location of upscale retailer Kit and Ace has shuttered. In...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

Pouring (Unique) Oregon Wine

by MJ Skegg With Oregon Wine Month almost upon us there’s a host of wine events coming up. On Sunday...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-26-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

B.C. Green Leader Andrew Weaver applauds premier's call to ban U.S. thermal coal exports from B.C.

He pointed out, however, that when he tried to stop expansion of these exports three years ago, he was stymied...

Pennsylvania Senate and House pass 'Sue Our Cities' bills

Yesterday, Pennsylvania's Senate and House passed what opponents are calling "Sue Our Cities" bills (SB 5 and HB 671). This legislation...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogh

State Outsourcing Contract Signed Early, Seen As 'Betrayal of Public Trust'

State officials have already signed a controversial contract to outsource work in state-owned facilities, a move some watching the issue...

One Day at a Time: It's Only a Matter of Time Until Vin Diesel Punches the Easter Bunny.

by Ann Romano CHIP SOMODEVILLA /GETTY MONDAY, APRIL 17 Happy Easter, everybody—that lovely time when Christians celebrate their favorite bedtime...
The Stranger  |  04-26-2017  |  Slog

Hulu’s All-Too-Relevant Handmaid’s Tale

by Megan Burbank On the upside, that hat offers GREAT sun protection. Margaret Atwood once said she based everything in...
The Stranger  |  04-26-2017  |  Slog

One Day at a Time: Hippity Hoppity

by Ann Romano CHIP SOMODEVILLA /GETTY MONDAY, APRIL 17 Happy Easter, everybody—that lovely time when Christians celebrate their favorite bedtime...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-26-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Getting Off Guilt-Free

by Dan Savage Mostly straight guy here. I'm not typically in a relationship and am fine with that, so my...
The Stranger  |  04-26-2017  |  Slog

Interview With the Founder of the Super-Lefty Festival Red May

by Charles Mudede Philip Wohlstetter (right) wants the city "to eat red food, to wear red accessories, to get caught...
The Stranger  |  04-26-2017  |  Slog

PizzaPlex, a Neapolitan pizzeria co-operative, will open next month in Southwest Detroit

A new Neapolitan-style pizzeria that's also a co-operative with a social component in its mission is in the works in...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

Letters of the Week: Readers Chime in on Banning Flavored Blunt Wrappers

“Oakland Officials Want to Ban Flavored Blunt Wrappers, Two-Pack Cigars, And Vape Juice” by Darwin BondGraham, News, April 13: Don’t...
East Bay Express  |  04-26-2017  |  Ear Bud

Whitney Ballen's New EP Is All About Leaving

by Ciara Dolan WHITNEY BALLEN Songs of loss. Courtesy of the artist The title of Whitney Ballen’s new EP Being...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-26-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Remember: Trump's Tax Plan Would Kill Affordable Housing

by Dirk VanderHart Leo Zarosinski When the Mercury wrote in February about how Donald Trump's pledge to slash corporate taxes...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-26-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Tenants Sue Landlord and Housing Nonprofits Over Deadly West Oakland Fire

Fifteen former tenants of 2551 San Pablo Avenue are suing the building's owner and several housing nonprofits that leased the...
East Bay Express  |  04-26-2017  |  Ear Bud

Attorney General: Supervisor at Quincy Onion Packing Plant Harassed and Groped Women Employees

According to the Washington State Attorney General, the supervisor groped employees and had them fired if they refused to have...
The Stranger  |  04-26-2017  |  Slog

Texas Farmworkers Face a Housing Crisis. Will the Legislature Ignore Them?

Nine in 10 Texas farmworkers lack access to licensed housing, and many live without running water, electricity or ventilation. The...
The Texas Observer  |  04-26-2017  |  La Linea

Volunteers Paint RiverPlay Mural

Volunteers worked side by side with the Fourth Bluff team today to paint Riverside Drive between Court and Jefferson Avenue,...

Vancouver school board saves aboriginal education from budget cuts

Aboriginal education department spared from $150,000 reduction for school year 2017-2018...

Gary Bass Makes a Convincing Case for Forceful Humanitarianism

Unlike most books interested in promoting human rights by force of arms, Bass focuses on the actions of Western nations and not the philosophies of phony intellectuals from beltway think tanks.
Charleston City Paper  |  Dylan Hales  |  09-24-2008  |  Nonfiction

Stroke Misdiagnosis Leaves Woman Speechless

The first hospital said her problems were all in her mind. The second said that she was having a stroke. A stroke from which she most likely would have made a full recovery if she'd received immediate treatment at the first ER.
Houston Press  |  Dianna Wray  |  09-04-2014  |  Health

The Electric Museum Acid Test

When artists use drugs, publications, shelter and lifestyle as tools for expression just as artists preceding them employed cameras, paint and clay; when artworks don’t fit neatly into a gilded frame or beneath a sparkling glass case, museums must adapt and turn the establishment on its head.
Eugene Weekly  |  Alexandra Notman  |  02-04-2013  |  Art