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Rose Quarter Freeway Widening Moves Forward Without Rigorous Environmental Review

by Blair Stenvick MATT WONGA controversial plan to add two lanes to a 1.7-mile stretch of Interstate 5 in the...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-02-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love: Open and Shut

by Dan Savage Joe NewtonMy husband and I got married in August of 2019 and we were together for over...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-02-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Please Allow Me to Explain the Waterfall of Poetry on the Blog

by Rich Smith Classics Loyal and particularly alert Slog readers may have noticed a considerable uptick in poetry content on...
The Stranger  |  04-02-2020  |  Slog

Portland's Small-scale Landlords Brace for Delayed Rent Payments

by Alex Zielinski JESSE TISEFor many Portland tenants, April 1 marked the first day rent was due since their incomes...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-02-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Today's Coronavirus News Roundup: Rent & Mortgage Forgiveness, America's Dumbest Governor, and (Yay!) SOCIAL DISTANCING IS WORKING

by Mercury Staff In the competitive race for "Dumbest American Governor," Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is hands-down the DUMBEST. Kevin...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-02-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

How You Can Provide Food to Your Houseless Neighbors (While Staying Safe)

by Wm. Steven Humphrey How to help feed the houseless in your neighborhood. Justin Sutterfield / Getty NewsAre you looking...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-02-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Unemployment

by Anonymous A lot of us have been temporarily laid-off or furloughed. Looks like it was the right thing for...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-02-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

You're Sitting Wrong and So Am I

by Nathalie Graham So you're telling me I shouldn't be using my laptop only on my lap...? Nathalie GrahamMy body...
The Stranger  |  04-02-2020  |  Slog

COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise in Athens

Clarke County now has 54 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with seven residents dying from the disease, according to the latest...
Flagpole Magazine  |  04-02-2020  |  In the Loop

These Seattle Studios Are Livestreaming Workout Classes

by Stranger EverOut Staff NITAT TERMMEE / GETTY IMAGESMaybe you've already been seeing more of your yoga mat and walking...
The Stranger  |  04-02-2020  |  Slog

How to Trauma-Proof Yourself for the Traumatic Days to Come

by Bridget Geraghty Ponomariova_Maria / Getty Images[Trauma is coming. And there's little any of us can do about it. According...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-02-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day: "The Scream"

by Wm. Steven Humphrey The I, Anonymous Blog has taken a tonal shift in recent weeks (GEE I WONDER WHY)...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-02-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Brown Bans Commercial Evictions, Global COVID-19 Cases Near One Million, and a Farewell to Adam Schlesinger

by Blair Stenvick We need your help. The economic fallout of the coronavirus has threatened our ability to keep Portland...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-02-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Scream

by Anonymous I think I'm lucky that I'm still working, is my job essential? I don't know. But it's a...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-02-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: 6.6 Million Claim Unemployment Last Week, Dr. Rishi Desai Schools Fox News, Second Season of Altered Carbon Might Be Too Black, Too Strong

by Charles Mudede One in millions, and millions more to come slobo/gettyimages.com6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment last week That's...
The Stranger  |  04-02-2020  |  Slog

A Message to the City from Bill Carty

"It's like We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Can't go over it. Can't go around it. Gotta go through it...
The Stranger  |  04-02-2020  |  Slog

Q&A: Department of Corrections' Chief Medical Officer on Treating COVID-19 in Oregon Prisons

by Alex Zielinski Oregon Department of CorrectionsOn Tuesday, Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) reported its first positive case of COVID-19...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-02-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Your cupcake is not essential.

by Anonymous I work in a grocery store, typically it’s a pretty good job. I’m used to a certain quotient...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-02-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Take a Break and Read a Fucking Poem: "Crash Test Dummies of an Imperfect God" by Dean Young

Ten points if you can tell me where the line about the pickle spear fits into the poem's logic. by...
The Stranger  |  04-01-2020  |  Slog

Kemp Closes K-12 Schools for Rest of School Year

Many probably saw this coming, with just four weeks between Gov. Brian Kemp's projected return date of Apr. 27 and...
Flagpole Magazine  |  04-01-2020  |  In the Loop

Slog PM: The "Great Unwinding," The "Quarantine Cocktail," The "Only Boundary Left Is the Mute Button on Your Zoom"

by Chase Burns Ina's got your fix! Instagram ScreenshotI'm sure you have a lot of Tiger King cold case theories:...
The Stranger  |  04-01-2020  |  Slog

17 New Books to Read in April, Even Though Their Authors' Seattle Book Tour Stops Are (Probably) Canceled

by Stranger EverOut Staff You can't meet the authors of these books in person this month, but you can read...
The Stranger  |  04-01-2020  |  Slog

The Mercury Cheer Up Club: Brighten Your Wednesday Up with These Funny, Sweet Tweets!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey "No... no... actually I really enjoy all of Wm. Steven Humphrey's posts." Twitter Screen ShotBonjour, Wednesday!...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-01-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Death in Venice and the History of Underreporting a Pandemic

by Charles Mudede Let's ignore so many facts that make the recent US intelligence report worthless, and instead briefly examine...
The Stranger  |  04-01-2020  |  Slog

Constitutional Problems Trouble Calls for Rent Cancellations and Mortgage Payment Moratoriums

by Rich Smith We can't cancel the constitution. RICHARD THEIS / EYEEM / GETTY IMAGESOn Monday Seattle joined other major...
The Stranger  |  04-01-2020  |  Slog

Hello Manufacturers, Jay Inslee Would Like Your Help

by Nathalie Graham Jay wants YOU to volunteer to make PPE. JOHN MOORE / GETTY IMAGESGovernor Jay Inslee is asking...
The Stranger  |  04-01-2020  |  Slog

Gov. Brown Issues 90-Day Commercial Eviction Ban

by Blair Stenvick MOTOYA NAKAMURA / MULTNOMAH COUNTY Gov. Kate Brown issued a new executive order Wednesday, banning commercial evictions...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-01-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love: Consider the Nipples of Governor Cuomo

by Dan Savage Your expertise is needed. Please can you tell us where you come down on the question of...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-01-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Socially Distanced Portlanders Turn to Cat Photo Shoots and Crafting While High

by Blair Stenvick Terrifying and majestic. Photo courtesy of Adolfo Cantú-VillarrealHello and welcome to Coping While Quarantined, a web column...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-01-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

These Council Members Want to Give 100,000 Seattle Households $500 a Month

by Nathalie Graham Councilmember Kshama Sawant in January at the Tax Amazon launch. NATHALIE GRAHAMLegislation that would give Seattle households...
The Stranger  |  04-01-2020  |  Slog

They Broke Up Right Before The Lock Down

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage My partner and I have been together for 4+ years. It...
The Stranger  |  04-01-2020  |  Slog

Today's Coronavirus News Roundup: It's Pandemic Rent Day, Florida Finally Wakes Up, and Justin Bieber... CANCELED

by Mercury Staff Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis right; his idiot friend left. Joe Raedle / Getty NewsHere's your daily roundup...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-01-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Ask Kendra the Kitten!

by The Stranger Dear Kendra the Kitten, My boyfriend, Ryan, says that you're not real and I can't actually ask...
The Stranger  |  04-01-2020  |  Slog

Stop assuming why I have so much food in my cart

by Anonymous I have 5 kids to feed, ages 2 to 12, plus myself and my partner. Before this pandemic...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-01-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Fact Check: Trump's "Nobody Knew" Claim Proved False, Yet Again, This Time Via Comic Book

by Eli Sanders From "No Ordinary Flu," a comic book PSA produced by King County's public health department more than...
The Stranger  |  04-01-2020  |  Slog

I Saw You: Scofflaw Stylist

I understand the need to make a living, but there’s more at stake here than dollars and cents. So, seeing...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  04-01-2020  |  Activate

The Inside

by Anonymous The inside jokes are so awkward. If your group, the two of you, or just you, because a...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-01-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Shelter in Place Ordinance Likely to Be Extended

Photo Credit: Chris Scredon Mayor Kelly Girtz. Mayor Kelly Girtz said he will propose extending the current state of emergency...
Flagpole Magazine  |  04-01-2020  |  In the Loop

A Portland Theater Scene Update, and How You Can Help Them Survive the COVID-19 Crisis

by Alison Hallett Portland Center Stage Courtesy PCSLast Friday, March 27, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced that they were canceling...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-01-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Portland's Small Business Crisis, a Scary Warning from the UN, and a Whole Foods Walkout

by Wm. Steven Humphrey We need your help. The economic fallout of the coronavirus has threatened our ability to keep...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-01-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: The Pentagon Needs Some Direction; Abortion Is "Essential," Judges Rule; This Sports Announcer Keeps Getting Sent Sex Tapes

by Nathalie Graham Get your shit together, Pentagon! Digital Vision/Getty ImagesHappy April Fool's Day: There will be no April Fools...
The Stranger  |  04-01-2020  |  Slog

A Message to the City from Price Suddarth

The dancer and choreographer shares his art with us. by The Stranger Price Suddarth is a dancer and choreographer. Courtesy...
The Stranger  |  04-01-2020  |  Slog

She's Not Loretta Lynn's Daughter, But She is Johnny Cash's Mother

At 36, Lynne is an artist unapologetic in her stubbornness, defensive about her creative process, and reluctant to play the celebrity game with even a well-meaning listener like myself.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Tray Butler  |  08-25-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

9 Things The Rich Don't Want You To Know About Taxes

As millions of Americans prepare to file their annual taxes, they do so in an environment of media-perpetuated tax myths. Here are a few points about taxes and the economy that you may not know, to consider as you prepare to file your taxes.
Association of Alternative Newsmedia  |  David Cay Johnston  |  04-14-2011  |  Economy

Director R.J. Cutler Talks About 'The September Issue'

Cutler talked with us about Vogue, creative director Grace Coddington and coming face to face with the devil herself, only to find she's not that scary after all.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Molly Eichel  |  09-15-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews