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We Must End the Conditions in CHOP That Are Leading to Violence and Death

We have a collective responsibility for the conditions that have led to two deaths. by Lisa Herbold This op-ed is...
The Stranger  |  06-30-2020  |  Slog

Savage Love: Kinked Gays

by Dan Savage JOE NEWTONI have a question. I’m a gay man in a relationship and we’re both really happy...
The Stranger  |  06-30-2020  |  Slog

Portland’s Oldest LGBTQ+ Nonprofit Responds to Allegations of Racism and Insensitive Language

by Andrew Jankowski Motortion / Getty images Allegations of bullying, racism, and insensitive language within Oregon’s longest-running LGBTQ+ nonprofit organization...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-30-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Afternoon, News: I-5 Expansion Plan Falling Apart, COVID Explosion Predicted, and Gov. Brown Extends State of Emergency

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Due to the recent surge in COVID cases, Gov. Brown is extending Oregon's state of emergency...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-30-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Sawant Responds to Durkan: "We Will Fight with Even Greater Unity and Determination"

Sawant didn't just issue a response, she dropped a dis track. by Nathalie Graham Sawant didn't pull any punches. Courtesy...
The Stranger  |  06-30-2020  |  Slog

There's Never Been a Better Time to Strike a Pose with Paris Is Burning

It's foundational. No, it's fundamental. by Matt Baume Suffer! Screenshot from the filmThere’s still a few more hours of June...
The Stranger  |  06-30-2020  |  Slog

Currently Hanging: Murals, Tags, and Signs on Pine Between 10th and 11th Ave

by Jasmyne Keimig The entrance sign is still bright as ever as CHOP's borders are shrinking. JKThis morning saw the...
The Stranger  |  06-30-2020  |  Slog

Gov. Kate Brown Extends State of Emergency to Sept. 4

by Alex Zielinski MOTOYA NAKAMURA / MULTNOMAH COUNTYGovernor Kate Brown has (again) extended the state's COVID-19 emergency declaration by an...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-30-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Mayor Durkan Calls for Investigation of Kshama Sawant

Durkan alleges Sawant led followers to her private residence. by Nathalie Graham One of the reasons Durkan wants Sawant investigated...
The Stranger  |  06-30-2020  |  Slog

Commissioner Eudaly and Portland Racial Justice Group Pull Their Support for I-5 Freeway Expansion

by Blair Stenvick MATT WONG Update, 1:45 pm Tuesday: Mayor Ted Wheeler has also withdrawn his support from the I-5...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-30-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Crammed Airplanes Soon Coming to Sea-Tac From Coronavirus Hotspots

Coronavirus, regrettably, has a reality that is far greater than that of the American dream. by Charles Mudede Sea-Tac Airport...
The Stranger  |  06-30-2020  |  Slog

Your Guide to Fourth of July 2020 in Seattle

by Stranger EverOut Staff The Tacoma Rainiers will set off glittering pyrotechnics live from Cheney Stadium on Friday for the...
The Stranger  |  06-30-2020  |  Slog

To the guy who harassed me in line at Tiny's

by Anonymous You, cis, white, entitled male were rude and abusive to the staff at Tiny's and you harassed complete...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-30-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

SDOT Removes 10th Ave Barricades, Seattle Parks Temporarily Closes Cal Anderson

by Jasmyne Keimig Here's what 10th and Pine looks like now. JKEarlier this morning, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT)...
The Stranger  |  06-30-2020  |  Slog

New Savage Lovecast: What's Kansas Got Going For It?

Episode #714 — June 30, 2020 by The Stranger A gay married man faces a choice. He can keep his...
The Stranger  |  06-30-2020  |  Slog

Portland Market of Choice Employees Sent Home for Wearing Black Lives Matter Pins

by Alex Zielinski A photo of one of the banned BLM pins on an employee's work shirt. Conrad RonkEmployees at...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-30-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Andrew Lewis' Capital Gains Tax Is Getting More Progressive

by Nathalie Graham Lewis is meeting with power players today—including former labor secretary Robert Reich—to discuss his his tax plan...
The Stranger  |  06-30-2020  |  Slog

The Portland Mercury's TAKEOUT TUESDAY

This week's list of featured takeout and delivery options! by Mercury Promotions Looking to have something delicious delivered, or some...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-30-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

SAAS Says Seattle Police Stashed Vehicles in Their Parking Lot After Being Told Not To

The school has suspended its relationship with SPD officers. by Matt Baume A long line of cop cars enters the...
The Stranger  |  06-30-2020  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Police Oversight and Magic Mushrooms Head to November Ballot, and Oregon Masks Up

by Blair Stenvick We need your help. The economic fallout of the coronavirus has threatened our ability to keep producing...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-30-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: SCOTUS Back on Its Bullshit, Pandemic "Getting Serious" in King County, Carl Reiner Is Dead

by Rich Smith New ruling will allow states to give public money to religious schools if they already allow public...
The Stranger  |  06-30-2020  |  Slog

A Message to the City from Joyce Ramee and Rodger Burnett

It's time for a little Mozart. by The Stranger Rodger Burnett and Joyce Ramee are both founding members of the...
The Stranger  |  06-30-2020  |  Slog

Now a Mandate, NOT!

by Anonymous You know how many folks aren't wearing masks. All up and around Trimet. Walking by the park, it's...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-30-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Reddit, Twitch, and YouTube Ban Some Racists; Golden State Killer Pleads Guilty

by Chase Burns Your move, Twitter. GETTY IMAGES FOR COMEDY CENTRALReddit and Twitch crack down on Donald Trump-related communities: Today,...
The Stranger  |  06-29-2020  |  Slog

Measure to Decriminalize Therapeutic Magic Mushrooms Heads to Oregon's November Ballot

Washington state is jealous. by Blair Stenvick mrorange002 / Getty images This was originally published on our sister paper The...
The Stranger  |  06-29-2020  |  Slog

A/B Streets Game Lets You Create the Seattle Street Grid of Your Dreams

It's basically SimSeattle, but just for transportation. by Matt Baume Beep beep. A/B StreetsIt seems like a lifetime ago when...
The Stranger  |  06-29-2020  |  Slog

Inslee Should Send the Washington National Guard Down to Yakima to Lock Up That Dangerous Sheriff

If Inslee wasted no time displaying his strength to BLM protesters, he should also waste no time putting disorderly white...
The Stranger  |  06-29-2020  |  Slog

Measure to Decriminalize Therapeutic Magic Mushrooms Heads to Oregon's November Ballot

by Blair Stenvick mrorange002 / Getty images Oregon voters will likely have a chance to legalize the therapeutic use of...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-29-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Afternoon, News: Mandatory Face Masks in Oregon, Supremes Uphold Abortion Rights, and an Arrest Warrant for Trump

by Mercury Staff The Supreme Court has overturned a Louisiana abortion law. Matt Anderson / iStock / Getty Images Plus...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-29-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Fighting for the wrong things

by Anonymous we've been directing our energy as a society toward the wrong things for the past ten years. Recently,...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-29-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 41 Best Things to Do in Seattle This Week: June 29-July 2, 2020

by Stranger EverOut Staff The Seattle Aquarium is back in business, baby! Reserve tickets online, wear a mask, and reunite...
The Stranger  |  06-29-2020  |  Slog

A Big List of Unstreamable Movies

Turn off the internet and touch some tapes. by Chase Burns Unstreamable is a weekly column that recommends films and...
The Stranger  |  06-29-2020  |  Slog

Get the Info You Need While Supporting the Mercury by Signing Up for Our Email Alerts!

by Mercury Promotions AaronAmat /iStock / Getty Images Plus"You are a busy person." TRUE OR FALSE? Absolutely TRUE! And since...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-29-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

HB 4212 Eviction Relief

by Anonymous I understand that renters need protections from unfair evictions. I realize that we ALL have to take on...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-29-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Lead Fundraiser Andrea Caupain Drops from South Seattle Race

She threw her support behind Chukundi Salisbury. by Rich Smith Andrea Caupain bows out. Lucien Knuteson On Monday Byrd Barr...
The Stranger  |  06-29-2020  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: SCOTUS Protects Abortion Access, US COVID-19 Cases Soar, and a Weekend of Violent Protests

by Alex Zielinski We need your help. The economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis is threatening our ability to keep...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-29-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Best Things to Do in Portland This Week: June 29-July 2

by Mercury EverOut Staff The last days of June might be grayer and a little cooler than expected, but that's...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-29-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Another Fatal Shooting at CHOP, Worldwide COVID Deaths Pass 500,000

Plus, John Roberts sides with liberals on Supreme Court over abortion laws in Louisiana. by Christopher Frizzelle The news is...
The Stranger  |  06-29-2020  |  Slog

A Message to the City from Charles Leggett

Chuck Leggett is an actor. by The Stranger Charles Leggett is an actor. Courtesy of Charles LeggettGood morning. It's June...
The Stranger  |  06-29-2020  |  Slog

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A Fight Brews Over Secure Wrap's County Contract at Miami International Airport

Secure Wrap's contract with MIA is up and things are getting interesting again. Secure Wrap has a squad of high-powered lobbyists to protect it from competitors who want in on the action. The company needs all the help it can get.
Miami New Times  |  Francisco Alvarado  |  03-23-2009  |  Business & Labor

Philosophy Salon Sets Up in Calgary Homeless Shelter

A philosophy salon in a Calgary homeless shelter is battling the stereotype that the homeless are uneducated.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Jocelyn Edwards  |  03-19-2009  |  Housing & Development

How a Major Dig Went Off Before the Border Fence Destroyed Everything

During the past year, archaeologists have been digging like mad to preserve one of the last remaining ancient Indian village sites in coastal Southern California.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Gayle Early  |  03-18-2009  |  Science