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From Slacktivism to Activism

Resistance events for the week of June 21-27 by Emilly Prado THURSDAY, JUNE 22 Roses for Portland Commemorate your time...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

New Column!

Brand new taglines for Fox News. Last week, Fox News decided to junk their long-running tagline “Fair and Balanced” for...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Growing Old with The Hero

Sad Sam Elliott. by Erik Henriksen This week’s entry into the illustrious genre of Indie Movies About Sad Old Men,...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Man pleads guilty to mischief after causing $300,000 in damage at Columbia Station

There will be no jail time for Clayton Morris Lambert, who disrupted transit service on Monday (June 19)...

Sarah Leamon: Police can allege distracted driving even if you aren't touching your phone

The province is cracking down again—and there are some things motorists need to know if they don't want to be...

Surrey Pride March and Festival 2017 to be held on Sunday

While East Vancouver will celebrate Pride on Saturday, it'll be Surrey's turn the day after...
The Georgia Straight  |  06-21-2017  |  Views

Dear Motorcyclist With a Point to Prove

by Anonymous I am so sorry that my car length and a half was not enough room for you and...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Montavilla Neighborhood Association Wants City Hall to Stop Homeless Sweeps On Its Turf

by Dirk VanderHart Dirk VanderHart The Montavilla Neighborhood Association says it's sick of the camp sweeps that temporarily displace members...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Man charged for threatening mother with baby on bus in Vancouver's West End

Local transit police arrested a man for threatening and harassing a mother and her baby, as well as other passengers...

Savage Love: Sneakers

by Dan Savage Joe NewtonI am a 34-year-old straight woman. I'm monogamous and have an avoidant attachment style. I've been...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2017  |  Slog

My First (and Last) Time Dating a Rice Queen

Are you even gay if your sexuality is based on race and not gender preference? by Alexander Chee On one...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2017  |  Slog

David Suzuki: Bicycling never gets old

How many people know that a massive volcanic eruption sparked the invention of the two-wheeled bicycle two centuries ago?...

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Her Partner Only Likes Having Sex with Hairy Old Gay Men

by Dan Savage My partner and I are in our early 30s and have been together for 6 years. I'm...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Three Things You Can Do to Fight Trumpcare Right Motha Fuckin' Now

Thirteen men in DC have been meeting in secret to figure out how many millions of people they can kick...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2017  |  Slog

Tool: Pry Open Your Third Eye For Cheap

The last time Tool released a record was in 2006. Maybe that’s why the tickets for their upcoming show at...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-20-2017  |  Activate

Seattle Voters Are Just Like the Voters of Georgia's 6th Congressional District, In One Particular Way

by Eli Sanders Democrat Jon Ossoff, who may or may not be Georgia's newest Congressman after tonight. Joe Raedle /...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2017  |  Slog

Berkeley Study: Minimum Wage Increase Hasn't Killed Jobs in Seattle

by Heidi Groover Seattle's minimum wage law took effect in 2015 and will reach $15 for everyone by 2021. David...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2017  |  Slog

Crossroads Music Has Found a New Home

by Ned Lannamann Portland vinyl lovers, breathe a big sigh of relief: The city's best used record store has found...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Mobb Deep Rapper Prodigy Passed Away Today in Las Vegas

by Charles Mudede "Getting closer to God in a tight situation..." One of the greatest rap tracks ever made is...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2017  |  Slog

City of Vancouver intensifies drug needle pickups in Crosstown Elementary School and Andy Livingstone Park

Drug use is prevalent in the park, which is used as a play area for the new Crosstown Elementary School...

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

Philanthropy is Evil

Bloomberg's billion-dollar gift to a school that doesn't need a penny illustrates the inherent absurdity of capitalism: aggregating so much wealth and power in the hands of a few individuals. It's obscene and morally reprehensible to allow a disproportional share of resources to fall under the control of the arbitrary whims of a few quirky rich dudes.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  01-29-2013  |  Policy Issues

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

Failure to Enforce

The Alberta government fails to enforce its own laws on toxic tailings ponds and the tar sands.
VUE Weekly  |  Mimi Williams  |  09-02-2010  |  Environment