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Can Blacks Be NIMBYs?

by Charles Mudede Twilight of black Seattle,... Charles Mudede As everyone should know, wages in America were de-linked from productivity...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2017  |  Slog

After a five-year climb, the number of trains moving oil through B.C. plummets

Since 2014, the volume of crude oil transported on B.C. railways has decreased dramatically...

Prodigy of rap duo Mobb Deep dead at 42

Together with rapper-producer Havoc, the hip-hop artist first found fame in the early ‘90s with the album Juvenile Hell...
The Georgia Straight  |  06-20-2017  |  Music

Is Competence Enough? Mike Collier is Counting on it in Race Against Dan Patrick

Congratulations! It’s campaign season again. On Saturday, at a public square in Round Rock, businessman Mike Collier made official his...
The Texas Observer  |  06-20-2017  |  La Linea

One-quarter of organs donated in B.C. in early 2017 came from people who died of a fentanyl overdose

One in four organs donated in B.C. during the first six weeks of 2017 came from people who died of...

Savage Love Letter of the Day: It's Okay to Share Dick Pics at Work, Just Not His Dick Pics

by Dan Savage I'm a 36-year-old homo in a large metropolitan city with a sizable gay community. I'm out, proud...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2017  |  Slog

Adventurous R&B/Rap Diva SassyBlack Taps Into "Upbeat Heartbreak" on New Black Swing

by Todd Hamm SassyBlack will perform at the Seattle Storm game halftime show this Friday, June 23, at KeyArena. Tomorrow...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2017  |  Slog

Woodland's Newborn Baby Giraffe Looks Cute and Weird

by Steven Hsieh Watch a baby giraffe fall out of a grownup giraffe: Correction: A previous version of this post...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2017  |  Slog

Teatro ZinZanni Moves to Marymoor Park, For Now

by Rich Smith 🎶 Here we are now going to the east side. / I pick up my antique spiegeltent...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2017  |  Slog

Tomorrow: Senator Al Franken on the Blabbermouth Podcast!

by Eli Sanders Senator Al Franken will be on The Stranger's Blabbermouth podcast on Wednesday. Subscribe to the show for...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2017  |  Slog

Guest Editorial: Class Politics, Not Establishment Liberalism, Can Win Over Republicans—A Reply to The Seattle Times

by Kshama Sawant Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant says progressives can win over Republican voters, but only if they...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2017  |  Slog

Central District Leaders Break Ground on New Liberty Bank Building

by Ana Sofia Knauf Central District community members, including the descendants of Liberty Bank founders, celebrate the groundbreaking of a...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2017  |  Slog

The Stranger Will Be Covering Tonight's Rally For Charleena Lyles

by Chase Burns Charleena Lyles COURTESY OF FAMILY A rally for Charleena Lyles, a 30-year-old black mother who was fatally...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2017  |  Slog

UPDATE: Owner of Blue Moon Burgers Admits to Participating in Racist Text Exchange Describing Black Employees

by Tess Riski Tess Riski Charlie Olson, owner of Blue Moon Burgers, posted a statement on Facebook this morning confirming...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2017  |  Slog

NASA discovers 10 new Milky Way planets that may have conditions appropriate for life

NASA has discovered 10 new planets that it says have “significant implications for the search for life”...
The Georgia Straight  |  06-20-2017  |  Views

Seattleites Can Now Tip Their Uber Drivers With Their Phones

by Steven Hsieh Finally? NYCSHOOTER/GETTY Uber, the union busting, taxi scabbing, law flouting, sexual harassment-plagued ride share company today announced...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2017  |  Slog

Check Out the Guy Running Against Paul Ryan

by Dan Savage Randy Bryce is running against @SpeakerRyan in 2018. He was genetically engineered from Bruce Springsteen songs. pic.twitter.com/XD9bOEeOkl—...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards

The event began in 1983 and takes its name from Jessie Richardson, one of Vancouver's theatre pioneers...
The Georgia Straight  |  06-20-2017  |  Views

Photos: Live on King Street 2017 Headliners

The Majestic Theatre's Live on King Street free outdoor concert series kicks off this Friday with Dark Star Orchestra. See...
Isthmus  |  06-20-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Dash Cam and Surveillance Video From Day of Charleena Lyles' Death Offers Scant Details

by Steven Hsieh Note: This story was originally posted by our Seattle sister-paper the Stranger. SPD The Seattle Police Department...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day: To Taco Bell Boy, With Love

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey One can find love in the strangest of places... and yes, that includes the Taco Bell...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Officials Cut Daniells Bridge Extension From Plans

MACORTS, the regional transportation planning organization, has begun accepting public feedback on changes to its planning documents, including the removal...
Flagpole Magazine  |  06-20-2017  |  In the Loop

Here Is the AthFest 2017 Master Schedule

Photo Credit: Joshua L. Jones Reverend Tribble and the Deacons play the Georgia Theatre at 9 p.m. Friday. Need help...
Flagpole Magazine  |  06-20-2017  |  Homedrone

Yes plays Vancouver on September 5

Tickets go on sale this Friday...
The Georgia Straight  |  06-20-2017  |  Views

Check Out the Guy Running Against Paul Ryan

by Dan Savage Randy Bryce is running against @SpeakerRyan in 2018. He was genetically engineered from Bruce Springsteen songs. pic.twitter.com/XD9bOEeOkl—...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2017  |  Slog

The Morning News: Seattle Police Officer Said "I Don't Have a Taser" Before Shooting Charleena Lyles

by Steven Hsieh The apartment complex where Seattle police officers fatally shot Charleena Lyles. Steven Hsieh Seattle Police Department Released...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2017  |  Slog

How Texas’ Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Win Even While Losing in Court

“Why don’t we just stop passing unconstitutional laws?” asked an exasperated Representative Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie. He spoke in May...
The Texas Observer  |  06-20-2017  |  La Linea

Search called off for missing aircraft in B.C. Interior

Sydney Robillard and Alex Simons went missing more than two weeks ago...

Moved by the MAMAs

From celebrating the legacy of Clyde Stubblefield to welcoming the youthful newcomers, this year’s Madison Area Music Awards spotlighted Madison’s...
Isthmus  |  06-20-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Clinton’s loss could deal a still more bitter blow

The Supreme Court has decided to hear Wisconsin’s redistricting case, which argues that the Republicans disenfranchised voters with partisan gerrymandering...
Isthmus  |  06-20-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Good Morning, News: Homelessness Is Up, Outer Division Is Still Terrible, and Bears Are Conniving Terrors

by Dirk VanderHart SHOCKER: Homelessness is on the rise in Portland. The first data from the every-other-year homeless count in...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Flagpole Premieres: The Eskimos, 'Surf's Down'

Photo Credit: Sean Dunn Athens-based psych-pop band The Eskimos called it quits in 2002, but quietly reformed in recent years,...
Flagpole Magazine  |  06-20-2017  |  Homedrone

An NDP–B.C. Green electoral nonaggression pact could end Christy Clark's tenure as premier

The B.C. Liberals appear to be determined to force another election on the province, but there's one tool available to...

Foo Fighters return to Kohl Center

The Dave Grohl-led sextet is booked to play Madison for the first time since 2006...
Isthmus  |  06-20-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Jenny Kwan: Canadians expect their leaders to stand up to the forces of hatred and bigotry

Vancouver East NDP MP Jenny Kwan says her party wants Canada to suspend its Safe Third Country Agreement with the...

In a racist rant, mother demands a white doctor for her son at Mississauga clinic

A woman demanded that her son be treated by a white doctor who doesn’t have “brown teeth”, speaks “perfect English”,...
The Georgia Straight  |  06-20-2017  |  Views

Savage Love Episode 556

Wait. Are public orgasms ok now? A man and his girlfriend observed a woman having one, right there, out on...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2017  |  Savage Love Podcast

Children of the Old Growth

by Anonymous Portland Parents, toddlers and babies are inherently cute. I get it. But please stop assuming that your child's...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Funk Factory Taproom rumbles to life

It’s been a slow build-out, but Funk Factory’s Taproom is about to open to the public. Regular, unfruited Meerts will...
Isthmus  |  06-20-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Pouring cold water on the B.C. Liberals’ deathbed repentance

The Christy Clark government seems prepared to say anything to cling to the hope that pity might be a route...

UPDATE: Dash Cam and Surveillance Video From Day of Charleena Lyles' Death Offers Scant Details

by Steven Hsieh SPD The Seattle Police Department released videos showing two vantage points of the fatal shooting of Charleena...
The Stranger  |  06-19-2017  |  Slog

B.C. Coroners Service information blackout on police-involved deaths raises red flags for accountability

Earlier this year the B.C. Coroners Service quietly stopped releasing information on deaths involving police, prompting at least one watchdog...

Clearing Up Myths About the Stimulus Package

Obama critics advocate the same policies that created this disaster.
Shepherd Express  |  Louis Fortis and Lisa Kaiser  |  02-06-2009  |  Commentary

Ex-Philly "Hero cop" DeCoatsworth: One Man's Descent or System Failure?

Despite DeCoatsworth’s history of violence, the story is playing out in the media, locally and nationally, as a hero cop’s shocking fall from grace.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Tara Murtha  |  05-22-2013  |  Commentary

Feathers: Hair Cool or Hair Cruel?

Much to the roosters’ dismay, this feathery trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.
Eugene Weekly  |  Staff  |  07-07-2011  |  Fashion