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Los Angeles Sets a Clean-Energy Example That Washington Hopes to Follow

The future is clean energy. Now we just need to make it happen. by Nathalie Graham We're thirsty for climate...
The Stranger  |  02-12-2019  |  Slog

Oregon Rep Bonamici Talks Combating Climate Change Under Republican Rule

by Blair Stenvick Lisa Lake / Getty images Twelve years. That’s how long we have until the devastating effects of...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

94 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Feb 12-17, 2019

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Starting this weekend, the Seattle Aquarium will dedicate Octopus Week to the one and...
The Stranger  |  02-12-2019  |  Slog

Pot Shots: Weed Belong Together

Valentine’s Day has long ditched its historic Roman Empire roots and now simply enriches Hallmark execs, but many people still don’t...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  02-12-2019  |  Activate

93 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Feb 12-17, 2019

Unusual, quirky, offbeat events you might not otherwise know about. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our arts critics have...
The Stranger  |  02-12-2019  |  Slog

To Sleep with Anger Is the Greatest Black American Film Ever

by Charles Mudede Samuel GoldwynAfter achieving wealth and fame in the second half of the 1980s from the Lethal Weapon...
The Stranger  |  02-12-2019  |  Slog

The Portland Pickles Announce Full Schedule and Roster Ahead of 2019 Season

by Chipp Terwilliger Courtesy Portland PicklesThe Portland Pickles kicked off a 2019 “State of the Pickles” address with team owner...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Your Free Political Donations Are on Their Way, Seattle

The city just gave every registered voter in Seattle $100 to spend on this year's City Council elections. by Lester...
The Stranger  |  02-12-2019  |  Slog

The Shrill Trailer is Here and We Are Feeling Very Seen

by Bri Brey Allyson Riggs/HuluIT FINALLY HAPPENED! Hulu made a show about our lives! Based on Lindy West's book Shrill:...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Matt and Kim's Matt Johnson on His Favorite Band Memories

Photo Credit: Colin Devon Moore Electronic pop duo Matt and Kim are currently celebrating their 15th anniversary of being a...
Flagpole Magazine  |  02-12-2019  |  Homedrone

Here's How You Can Vote in King County If You're Snowed In

Call 296-VOTE and King County Elections will help you out. If it's really bad, you can vote online. by Rich...
The Stranger  |  02-12-2019  |  Slog

Immigrant, Feminist, Artist: Sophia Shalmiyev's Debut Memoir Mother Winter

by Kelsey Gray photo by Thomas TealThe release of Portland author Sophia Shalmiyev’s debut memoir, Mother Winter, comes at a...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

New Savage Lovecast: With Eric Leue From the Free Speech Coalition!

Episode #642 — February 12, 2019 by The Stranger A woman makes twice as much as her boyfriend. When he...
The Stranger  |  02-12-2019  |  Slog

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day: The Bluetooth Wanker

by Wm. Steven Humphrey The I, Anonymous Blog is a great way to unleash your anonymous rants and confessions on...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

BridgePort Brewing Is No Longer Making Beer, and Will Close in March

by Ned Lannamann In an announcement this morning, longtime Portland brewery BridgePort Brewing announced it would be closing. They have...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Could Kinder Morgan’s ‘Permian Highway’ Scar the Hill Country?

The golden-cheeked warbler — a compact, yellow-headed songbird that migrates from Mexico to Central Texas each March — is in...
The Texas Observer  |  02-12-2019  |  La Linea

King County Public Defender Ami Nguyen Joins the Race for City Council in District 3

This race is getting crowded. by Rich Smith Nguyen says she's ready to "sit at the table and have difficult...
The Stranger  |  02-12-2019  |  Slog

Slog AM: Hello, Seattle Slush; Facebook Goofs Again; The Astronaut Running for Congress

by Timothy Kenney He's very globally-minded. Михаил Руденко/Getty ImagesPublic lands are getting some overdue love: The Trump administration’s regulation-cutting EPA...
The Stranger  |  02-12-2019  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: The Debate Over Zoning, Snow and Drought News, and Portland City Council's Dysfunction, Explained

by Blair Stenvick Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Since Facebook Banned Political Ads in Washington State, It's Sold a Bunch of Them

“Facebook has a choice to make. They can either decline to run the ad or they can comply with Washington...
The Stranger  |  02-12-2019  |  Slog

'Run It Up' Podcast, Ep. 2: Drive-By Truckers/Adam's House Cat, Earth Strike

Photo Credit: Patrick Hood Adam's House Cat In "Run It Up," Flagpole's new podcast, we take a deeper look at some of...
Flagpole Magazine  |  02-12-2019  |  In the Loop

Federal Judge Dismisses Butterfly Refuge’s Lawsuit over Wall Construction

UPDATE: A federal judge on Thursday dismissed the National Butterfly Center’s lawsuit and motion for a restraining order against the...
The Texas Observer  |  02-12-2019  |  La Linea

Slog PM: Press This Button for Sex, Buy Bezos's House, the Insects Are Dying

by Nathalie Graham Doomsday is imminent. xxmmxx/Getty ImagesDowntown Seattle Association thinks tech industry gets a bad rap: The Downtown Seattle...
The Stranger  |  02-11-2019  |  Slog

When Does the Hygge Kick In?

True hygge isn't a cup of hot chocolate. by Chase Burns Looking for hygge? Artist + designer Janelle Abbott has...
The Stranger  |  02-11-2019  |  Slog

Married Man's Married Neighbor Is a Shameless (And Intermittent) Flirt

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage Hello, Dan. I have an older neighbor, about age 60, who...
The Stranger  |  02-11-2019  |  Slog

Only God Knows Why Rob Lowe Plays Dice

by Charles Mudede Virginia Beach TK Fotoshop/gettyimages.comTwo things. One, this post will not go into the Rob Lowe's current Twitter...
The Stranger  |  02-11-2019  |  Slog

Sharing The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part with a Mom Who Truly Enjoys Life

by Suzette Smith The Lego Movie, was one of those multilayered children’s films that everyone loves. It was fun for...
The Stranger  |  02-11-2019  |  Slog

Grammy Awards Roundup: 2019 Is the Year of the Yee-haw!

by Jasmyne Keimig Kacey Musgraves took home some of the top awards last night. Amanda Edwards / Stringer / GettyThe...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Commission Debates Drug Grant, Approves Rezonings

Commissioner Mariah Parker. The Athens-Clarke County Commission could create a criminal justice committee later this year after two commissioners briefly...
Flagpole Magazine  |  02-11-2019  |  In the Loop

Brandi Carlile's Grammy Performance Made Me Like Lesbian Music

I didn’t know music could do this to people, but now that I do, the next time Brandi Carlile plays...
The Stranger  |  02-11-2019  |  Slog

The 54 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Feb 11-17, 2019

by Stranger Things To Do Staff See troupes of artists (like Sayaka Ohtaki and Tyler Gumm, pictured) from around the...
The Stranger  |  02-11-2019  |  Slog

Grammy Awards Roundup: 2019 Is the Year of the Yee-haw!

by Jasmyne Keimig Kacey Musgraves took home some of the top awards last night. Amanda Edwards / Stringer / GettyThe...
The Stranger  |  02-11-2019  |  Slog

Hall Monitor: Portland's Form of Government Needs a Makeover

by Alex Zielinski Portland City Council Kathleen MariePortland has spent the last few years attempting to atone for a litany...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 40 Best Music Shows in Seattle This Week: Feb 11-17, 2019

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Looking for a sexy yet low-pressure atmosphere on Valentine's Day? A concert with neo-soul...
The Stranger  |  02-11-2019  |  Slog

The 13 Best Things to Do This VALENTINE'S DAY!

Smokey Valentines! SCARY Valentines! Valentines on a Boat! Valentine Punks! Drinks! Dinner! Kitty Cats! Celebrate Love, Portland Style! by Mercury...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Heart's Hiatus Is Over and This Summer, They're Headed to the Pacific Northwest

by Ciara Dolan Anna KnowldenHeart—sisters, rock 'n' roll icons, and shag haircut pioneers—are reuniting after a three-year break. This morning...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Atheists and Non-Believers Could Soon Receive Civil Rights Protections Under Portland Law

by Blair Stenvick castillodominici / GETTY IMAGESProtections for atheists and agnostics might soon be written into Portland city code. This...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

UPDATED: Portland Snow Forecast: No to Snow, Yes to Flooding

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Mercury StaffUPDATE 6:30 AM, TUES FEB 12:This big rain system that's rolling through the area was...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Our Arts Critics' Picks for This Week

The Stranger's arts critics recommend the best local events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Here are our arts critics'...
The Stranger  |  02-11-2019  |  Slog

The Neighborhood Group That Will Get Your Stolen Bike Back

Do you know how to find a stolen bike? by Nathalie Graham Stolen: 10/25/18 Tyler ScholesTyler Scholes knew he hadn't...
The Stranger  |  02-11-2019  |  Slog

As a Citizen Included on Texas’ Fake Voter Fraud List, I Call for the Resignation of Secretary of State David Whitley

I still remember the day of my citizenship exam. It was a cold Monday in November 2017, at the San...
The Texas Observer  |  02-11-2019  |  La Linea

Down With Pazz N Jop Stupid Villiage Voice

by Anonymous I can't stand people who invent non-existent "cultural things" and keep going with them even though they're stupid...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Repetitive Strain: Vetiver's 'Tight Knit'

If any band benefits from Robert Christgau’s rule that an album should always get a minimum of three listens, it’s the San Francisco–based folk band Vetiver.
Washington City Paper  |  David Dunlap Jr.  |  02-12-2009  |  Reviews

England Gets The Gossip

Beth Ditto's queer/weight activism should be applauded, but one worries that the singer's sudden celebrity rather ignores her day job.
Willamette Week  |  Jay Horton  |  04-09-2008  |  Reviews

Sharon Jones ... Is Comin' to Funk You in Your Earholes

Every word that falls out of funk queen Sharon Jones' mouth is seriously badass, and when this woman says "Dap-dip," you say "How high?"
Dig Boston  |  Joe Keohane  |  04-28-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews