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House District 105 is Gerrymandered but Diversifying. Will Republicans Eke Out Another Win?

In the last decade, Democrats have come within a few percentage points of winning House District 105 in the Dallas...
The Texas Observer  |  10-17-2018  |  La Linea

Are Mayor Wheeler's Proposed Protest Rules Legal?

by Alex Zielinski Dirk VanderhartIn the 24 hours since Mayor Ted Wheeler first laid out an emergency ordinance to restrict...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Wednesday!

7 Things to Do for Oct 17 by Mercury Things to Do Staff St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Black...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Uneducated White Voter Demographic Shrinking in Washington, Kathy Lambert's Backward Views on Sexual Assault

Tolls for the tunnel, Amazon is selling facial recognition to the cops, no cockroach insecticides in LaCroix... maybe by Nathalie...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2018  |  Slog

Seattle Halloween 2018: Your Guide to Haunted Houses & Ghost Tours

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Brave three haunted houses and ride roller coasters in the dark at Wild Waves...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2018  |  Slog

Savage Love: Pair of Jacks

by Dan Savage Joe NewtonI have a secret: For the past three months, I've been attending a local Jacks club...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2018  |  Slog

Free Will Astrology: October 17-23

by Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21–April 19): Humraaz is a word in the Urdu language. Its literal meaning is "secret...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2018  |  Slog

Erin Gibson’s Feminasty Is a Blazing Collection of Feminist Essays

by Suzette Smith Courtesy of the artist / Grand Central PublishingFor many loyal listeners, the hilarious and topical Throwing Shade...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

John Carpenter's New Halloween Score Is Great, Surprising No One

by Erik Henriksen Getty / Awakening / Stringer"I came from music. My father was a music teacher. I grew up...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2018  |  Slog

ACLU Puts Out Excellent Ad Saying to Vote 'No' On Measure 105

by Jenni Moore Today the ACLU of Oregon put out a stellar ad featuring the voices of refugees and immigrants...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Weekday Trumpdate: Campaigner-in-Chief Raises Unprecedented Campaign Funds, Calls Stormy Daniels a Horseface, This Is Hell

by Chase Burns LEAVE HORSES ALONE. Getty ImagesI don't know. Where do we even begin? With the money? The "horseface"...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

142 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Oct 16-21, 2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff As if pets weren't cute enough on their own, you can dress them up...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2018  |  Slog

Is Weed a Good Thing? Tell the FDA Your Thoughts!

by Josh Jardine YARYGIN / GETTY IMAGESWould you like to share your thoughts with the Federal Gubbermint about cannabis? I...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2018  |  Slog

Seattle Guitar Hero Kim Thayil Opens Up About Playing with Wayne Kramer's MC50, and More

by Dave Segal People on this tour have been telling Thayil [wearing hat] "I don’t think I’ve ever seen you...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2018  |  Slog

Short and Lonely and Not Willing to Settle... For the Advice I Gave That Other Short and Lonely Dude

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage Originally published December 24, 2014. I'm a short guy and I...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2018  |  Slog

Weekday Trumpdate: Campaigner-in-Chief Raises Unprecedented Campaign Funds, Calls Stormy Daniels a Horseface, This Is Hell

by Chase Burns LEAVE HORSES ALONE. Getty ImagesI don't know. Where do we even begin? With the money? The "horseface"...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2018  |  Slog

Comedian Ian Karmel on Paul Allen (and Portland)

by Ned Lannamann Win McNamee / Getty Images Comedian, writer, former Mercury columnist, and all-around great guy Ian Karmel has...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

John Carpenter's New Halloween Score Is Great, Surprising No One

by Erik Henriksen Getty / Awakening / Stringer "I came from music. My father was a music teacher. I grew...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Is Weed a Good Thing? Tell the FDA Your Thoughts!

by Josh Jardine YARYGIN / GETTY IMAGESWould you like to share your thoughts with the Federal Gubbermint about cannabis? I...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland Police Give New Version of August 4 Events. (It's Still Concerning.)

by Alex Zielinski Kathleen MarieYesterday, the Portland Police Bureau's top brass told reporters that officers had encountered several individuals with...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Preview: Stop Light Observations Play Georgia Theatre Thursday

Since the release of their first album, Radiation, in 2013, Charleston, SC band Stop Light Observations have made a name...
Flagpole Magazine  |  10-16-2018  |  Homedrone

Without Planned Parenthood, Almost Half the Providers in Texas’ Women’s Health Program Saw No Patients

For years, the Texas health agency has claimed that its Healthy Texas Women program is thriving. After Planned Parenthood was...
The Texas Observer  |  10-16-2018  |  La Linea

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Joe Walsh-fronted "Six Strings from Hell" by the Late Paul Allen and the Underthinkers

by Dave Segal Paul Allen could shred, for an oligarch. Julien Michel/Legacy RecordingsPaul Allen and the Underthinkers, "Six Strings from...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2018  |  Slog

Seattle's Rising Dog Population Reveals What the 2006 Sci-Fi Movie Children of Men Got Wrong

by Charles Mudede Children of Men While scouting for a film I'm soon to shoot, I discovered two things about...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2018  |  Slog

Members of Patriot Prayer Brought Loaded Firearms to Roof Before August Protest

by Alex Zielinski Members of Patriot Prayer at the August 4, 2018 protest. Kenton WaltzOriginally reported by our sister paper,...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2018  |  Slog

Soda Companies Donate Another $7.2 Million to Anti-Tax Campaign

Soda companies donated another $7.2 million to their anti-soda tax campaign, bringing their total investment to over $20 million. by...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2018  |  Slog

Comments For Dummies

by Anonymous "You don't get out much, do you?""Another day in paradise""Just living the dream""You must be cold""See, back in...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hand Me Down My Walking Cane

by Anonymous I cracked up watching you run to the street car to make it before it left, without the...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Flagpole Premieres: Athens Rising, Excerpt Seven: AthFest

Photo Credit: Athens Rising AthFest Educates Vice Chair Alicia Nickles. The first full-length documentary in a planned series "that aims...
Flagpole Magazine  |  10-16-2018  |  Culture Briefs

Kid-Free? Too Bad For You.

by Anonymous STEVEN WEISSMAN If you don’t want to have kids, that’s cool. I don’t really care how you choose...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2018  |  Slog

A Message From the President of the United States

by Dan Savage This president is the most presidential president we've had since Lincoln was president, according to our current...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

New Savage Lovecast: A Bipolar Deep Dive With Ellen Forney

by The Stranger New Savage Lovecast! A couple adopted a disturbed dog, hell-bent on destroying their sex life! It jumps...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2018  |  Slog

Check Out Blossom's Latest Music Video, "Your Heart"—STARRING ME

by Jenni Moore HUMBLE BRAG ALERT: I never mentioned this in my Sneaker Wave column before, but Portland-based neo soul...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Message From the President of the United States

by Dan Savage This president is the most presidential president we've had since Lincoln was president, according to our current...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2018  |  Slog

Washington Congressional Candidates Claim Record-Breaking Fundraising Numbers

All without a cent of (direct) corporate PAC money. by Rich Smith (L-R) Lisa Brown, Carolyn Long, and Kim Schrier...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2018  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Portland Police Withheld Info About Patriot Prayer Gun Stash, and REGISTER TO VOTE TODAY, OKAY??

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Facebook Says It's Immune from Washington State Law

The claim comes in response to a Stranger complaint to state election regulators. by Eli Sanders A lawyer for Mark...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2018  |  Slog

Slog AM: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Smiles, Sits, and Thanks The King; Witches Gather to Cast Hex on Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh

by Michael Bell Something wicked this way comes! Imgorthand/Getty ImagesSecretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi Arabia King Salman sat...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2018  |  Slog

Flagpole Premieres: Gumshoe, 'Amorosa'

As an outlet for songwriter Andy Dixon's sundry creative impulses, Athens band Gumshoe has found itself exploring everything from twangy Americana...
Flagpole Magazine  |  10-16-2018  |  Homedrone

Has Pete Sessions Marinated in D.C. Too Long for Texas Voters?

In the 2008 presidential election, John McCain won Texas’ Congressional District 32 by 11 percentage points, and in 2012, Mitt...
The Texas Observer  |  10-16-2018  |  La Linea

City Leaders Raise Constitutional Concerns About Mayor Wheeler's Proposed Protest Rules

by Alex Zielinski Alex ZielinskiMayor Ted Wheeler outlined a new city ordinance today that would tighten rules around protests prone...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Tuesday!

9 Things to Do for Oct 16 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Stuff You Missed in History Class Holly...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The garden of unearthly delights

Ann Baker’s fluid and feminine forms fit in with the flowers
Metro Spirit  |  Stacey Hudson  |  07-05-2007  |  Art

Cartoon: X-Treme Democracy

Hamid Karzai finally sees reason...
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  10-21-2009  |  Cartoons

Chicago Underground Library

Cataloguing a cultural moment, indie style.
Chicago Newcity  |  Maude Standish  |  08-01-2007  |  Books