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Is Multnomah County's Jail System Prepared for COVID-19?

by Alex Zielinski Entry sign at the Inverness Jail, one of Multnomah County's two jail facilities. Multnomah County As the...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Federal Government Has Sent Oregon 25 Percent of the Emergency Medical Gear it Needs

by Blair Stenvick Gov. Kate Brown speaks to reporters at a press conference last week. motoya nakamura/ Multnomah county Oregon...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Logic Behind Sacrificing Old People for the Economy

If we have learned anything about the politics of gun control, it is this: the GOP can stomach a whole...
The Stranger  |  03-24-2020  |  Slog

Today's Coronavirus News Roundup: Mayor Extends State of Emergency, and Trump to "Reopen" Country by Easter? LOL!

by Mercury Staff Mayor Ted Wheeler on Portland's state of emergency this afternoon. Mercury StaffHere are your latest local and...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal on the Coronavirus Stimulus Bill: "We Can't Have a Repeat of the 2008 Bailout"

"This is about taxpayer dollars and it's about worker fairness." by Eli Sanders Seattle Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal says she's trying...
The Stranger  |  03-24-2020  |  Slog

First Coronavirus Death Reported in Athens as Oconee Residents Press for Restrictions

The Northeast Health District reported the first COVID-19 death in Athens today. The victim was a 67-year-old man who had...
Flagpole Magazine  |  03-24-2020  |  In the Loop

Stay Healthy by Streaming Portland Yoga Classes at Home

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Nitat Termmee / Getty ImagesHaving a healthy routine is more important than ever during the COVID-19...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Watch Party

by Anonymous Fucking people are so starved for attention that when they finally get a chance for solitary introspection, they...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love Letter of the Day: "The Son I Gave up for Adoption Is Sending Me Dick Pics."

by Dan Savage I'm hoping you can reply to my letter by email. You can also post this, if you...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

More Calls to Open Seattle's Empty Streets to People, Not Cars

by Eli Sanders Seattle is full of empty streets right now, and they could be used to help with the...
The Stranger  |  03-24-2020  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: New Coronavirus Restrictions in Oregon, Olympics Postponed, and Thank Your Grocery Workers!

by Blair Stenvick We need your help. The economic fallout of the coronavirus has threatened our ability to keep Portland...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Tokyo Olympics Postponed, Yakima Jailbreak, Locust Plague

by Rich Smith ✌️ Carl Court / GETTY IMAGES See ya next summer, Olympics: Rather than risk the respiratory health...
The Stranger  |  03-24-2020  |  Slog

A Message to the City from Timothy White Eagle

"This time we're in is very unique. It's a threshold moment. And when we pass through this, the world will...
The Stranger  |  03-24-2020  |  Slog

“The people stayed home” quote is such bullshit.

by Anonymous You’ve seen that poem (or quote?) that’s circulating on social media. The one that starts with “The people...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Governor Inslee Issues "Stay at Home" Order for Washington State

by Eli Sanders Inslee's new mantra: "Stay at home, stay healthy." John Moore / Getty ImagesIn response to mounting deaths...
The Stranger  |  03-23-2020  |  Slog

Take a Break and Read a Fucking Poem: "September 1, 1939" by W.H. Auden

by Rich Smith "We must love one another or die." On #WorldPoetryDay this is 'September 1, 1939' by WH Auden...
The Stranger  |  03-23-2020  |  Slog

Love in the time of Coronavirus

by Anonymous We had a great date. A really great date. Not too common. I know I'm your type, and...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-23-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

These Local Venues Are Now Offering Live Streams & Virtual Content

Stay Connected to Local Museums, Wildlife Destinations, and More by Stranger EverOut Staff You may be stuck and home and...
The Stranger  |  03-23-2020  |  Slog

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day: "Grocery Store Workers Fucking Hate You"

by Wm. Steven Humphrey This just in: People are being super shitty to grocery store workers. Look, I get it...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-23-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Savage Love Letter of the Day Is Back, Baby, and It's a Doozy

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I'm hoping you can reply to my letter by email. You...
The Stranger  |  03-23-2020  |  Slog

The Stock Market Will Not Roar Back to Life When the Crisis Is Over

by Charles Mudede And who will really benefit from the massive stimulus? Drew Angerer / GETTY IMAGESThese are the two...
The Stranger  |  03-23-2020  |  Slog

What the "Stay Home" Order Means for Portland's Public Parks

by Wm. Steven Humphrey skynesher / GettyAfter learning of Gov. Kate Brown's "Stay at Home" executive order that puts strict...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-23-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Cracks Force Shutdown of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, Effective Tonight

West Seattle is about to be a bit more socially distant than it would prefer. by Nathalie Graham A proposed...
The Stranger  |  03-23-2020  |  Slog

The 18 Best Livestreamed Seattle Events to Watch This Week: March 23-29, 2020

Classic Sounders Games, a Fremont Vintage Mall Auction, and More by Stranger EverOut Staff As local businesses are forced to...
The Stranger  |  03-23-2020  |  Slog

Multnomah County Employees “Torn” Over Request to Volunteer at Emergency Shelters

by Blair Stenvick Volunteers transformed the Oregon Convention Center into an emergency shelter over the weekend. Motoya nakamura/ Multnomah county...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-23-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Staff of Your Local Grocery Store Fucking Hates You

by Anonymous We are over it. Your total fucking lack of ability to follow guidelines put out by state and...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-23-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Did You Get Denied Unemployment? It Could Have Been a Glitch

by Nathalie Graham A little help here! Kritchanut/Getty ImagesThe Washington Employment Security Department is drowning in unemployment requests. Because of...
The Stranger  |  03-23-2020  |  Slog

UW Medical Residents Hit With a Demoralizing Contract in the Midst of Coronavirus Outbreak

"It's a blow, to be honest," said Krishna Prabhu, an internal medicine resident. by Rich Smith Last year, UW residents...
The Stranger  |  03-23-2020  |  Slog

Turning Boarded-Up Buildings Into Art

Two muralists make their debuts on 10th Avenue. by Christopher Frizzelle "You know what's crazy, we showed up with the...
The Stranger  |  03-23-2020  |  Slog

State Death Toll Rises By 6, Overall Decline Suggests "Restrictions Are Working"

by The Stranger The field hospital at CenturyLink Field could be ready by Tuesday. Alika Jenner / Getty ImagesThis post...
The Stranger  |  03-23-2020  |  Slog

Today's Coronavirus News Roundup: Brown Issues "Stay Home" Order, Dems Slam GOP Stimulus Bill, and Trump Keeps Getting in the Way

by Mercury Staff Gov. Kate Brown issues long-awaited executive order intended to slow COVID-19 crisis. Gov. Brown's Office Here's the...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-23-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Take a Break and Play This Self-Quarantine Playlist

by Chase Burns Corona is having an unexpected resurgence. Warner Music / ZYXI spent the weekend self-quarantined at home, just...
The Stranger  |  03-23-2020  |  Slog

Gov. Brown Orders Oregonians to Stay Home and Shutters Certain Retail Businesses

by Alex Zielinski Gov. Brown speaking at a press conference earlier this month. Motoya Nakamura / Multnomah County Oregon Gov...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-23-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

To Promote Social Distancing, Some Cities Are Giving Roadways Over to Cyclists. Should Seattle?

by Eli Sanders The Alki bike path, looking a little crowded on Friday. "We do have all these streets," says...
The Stranger  |  03-23-2020  |  Slog

Oregon Cannabis Dispensaries Now Allowed to Offer Curbside Pickup

by Wm. Steven Humphrey OLCC temporarily loosens rule on cannabis curbside pickup. Ivan-balvan | iStock | Getty Images PlusThree days...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-23-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland Pride Festival Postponed Due to Coronavirus

by Blair Stenvick Mercury staffers marched in 2019's Pride parade. MEG NANNA The annual Portland Pride Waterfront Festival and Parade...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-23-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Congress Battles Over COVID-19 Aid Deal, National Guard Heads to PNW, and Oregonians Aren't Staying Home

by Alex Zielinski We need your help. The economic fallout of COVID-19 has threatened our ability to keep producing the...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-23-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: More Warnings About Seattle Parks, Boeing's First Coronavirus Death, and Concern About Trump's "Destructive" Daily Briefings

by Eli Sanders This seems like about six feet apart. But over the weekend people were reportedly getting a lot...
The Stranger  |  03-23-2020  |  Slog

Schools Closed Through Apr. 7 and More Coronavirus News

As coronavirus continues to spread in Georgia, Clarke County public schools will remain closed through Apr. 7, interim superintendent Xernona...
Flagpole Magazine  |  03-23-2020  |  In the Loop

The Best Things To Do (While Staying Safely Socially Distanced) in Portland This Week: March 23-26

by Mercury EverOut Staff One of Han Solo's best known lines in the original Star Wars isn't one of his...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-23-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Message to the City from Cookie Couture

Cookie Couture performs a cover of an iconic Seattle song. by The Stranger Cookie Couture's message this morning includes a...
The Stranger  |  03-23-2020  |  Slog

STAY THE FUCK HOME!

by Anonymous Hi, fellow Portlanders! You should be ashamed of yourselves. Sorry to be an ass right out of the...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Elijah Wood Finds His Voice in '9'

Wood has been doing voice-over work for films, television series, and video games for more than a dozen years.
The Georgia Straight  |  Ian Caddell  |  09-04-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Dick Valentine of Electric Six Wants to Put the Fun Back in Rock 'n' Roll

As frontman and lyrical/musical force behind the deliciously over-the-top Electric Six, Valentine has been delighting those who get it, and confusing the hell out of everyone else.
East Bay Express  |  Kirsty Evans  |  11-04-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Police Censor Cop-Killer's Art Exhibit

When the University of Southern Maine hung an exhibit of convicted killer and political activist Thomas William Manning's art, three powerful police unions shut it down -- when you see the paintings, you'll wonder what the fuss is all about.
Portland Phoenix  |  Rick Wormwood  |  09-13-2006  |  Civil Liberties