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Learn New Skills at These Adult-Friendly, Year-Round Classes & Workshops in Seattle

by Stranger EverOut Staff The Works offers classes for crafters, cooks, and natural skincare enthusiasts alike. The works via facebookIf...
The Stranger  |  01-08-2020  |  Slog

The 35 Best Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: Jan 10-12

by Mercury EverOut Staff 2020 may not be very old, but it's already provided us with so many opportunities to...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-08-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Boeing Flight Crashes in Iran, Nearly 1,000 Unvaccinated Seattle Students Will Miss Class Today, Snow Coming?

by Nathalie Graham There were no survivors of the crash. DIY13/GETTYIMAGES.COMAnother fatal Boeing crash: At least 176 people were killed...
The Stranger  |  01-08-2020  |  Slog

Free Will Astrology

January 8–14 by Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21–April 19): When comedian John Cleese was 61, his mother died. She was...
The Stranger  |  01-08-2020  |  Slog

Oregon Zits

by Anonymous So what’s with the butt zits? I’ve never had anything like this before, is it from sweating? These...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-07-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Bernie Sanders Hires Shaun Scott, Seattle Light Rail Becomes a Dude, IRAN BEGINS ITS "FIERCE REVENGE"

by Chase Burns He's feeling the Bern. LESTER BLACKSanders selects Scott: It's finally 2020, the year we nominate a Democrat...
The Stranger  |  01-07-2020  |  Slog

Savage Love: Quickies

by Dan Savage Joe NewtonI have a question about porn, and I can't think who else I can ask that...
The Stranger  |  01-07-2020  |  Slog

Mayor Wheeler Takes Over Commissioner Fish's Bureau Assignments

by Alex Zielinski Commissioner Nick Fish in 2018. Portland Parks & Recreation Mayor Ted Wheeler has signed an executive order...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-07-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Our Car Culture Is Too Obsessed with Drunk Driving and Mostly Ignores Speeding

by Charles Mudede baonaPower House Productions On Monday morning (January 6), a car swerved, hit, and destroyed a utility pole,...
The Stranger  |  01-07-2020  |  Slog

Enter to win a pair of tickets to Antibalas!

by Taffy Marler Entries accepted until 11:59pm (PT) on Thursday, February 13, 2020 One lucky winner will receive a pair...
The Stranger  |  01-07-2020  |  Slog

Enter to win a pair of tickets to Murder by Death!

by Taffy Marler Entries accepted until 11:59pm (PT) on Thursday, February 13, 2020 One lucky winner will receive a pair...
The Stranger  |  01-07-2020  |  Slog

The Cage Uncaged Film Series: In These Dark Times, Let Us All Cherish Nicolas Cage

by Erik Henriksen Ethan Miller / Getty ImagesWe live in dark times. We must find light where we can. Look...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-07-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

His Boyfriend Is Breaking All the Rules

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I’m a 31-year-old gay man, writing to you about my six-year...
The Stranger  |  01-07-2020  |  Slog

Well...

by Anonymous You were about to sit down at a table at the cafe I work at. Someone had just...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-07-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Enter to win a pair of tickets to Queensrÿche!

by Taffy Marler Entries accepted until 11:59pm (PT) on Thursday, January 30, 2020 One lucky winner will receive a pair...
The Stranger  |  01-07-2020  |  Slog

Barista Boobs

by Anonymous I work at a coffee shop directly next to a bra shop. You two came in to get...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-07-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

This CDC Map Shows Why Pot Should Be Legal and Trump Shouldn’t Ban Vapes

by Lester Black 6OKEAN / GETTY IMAGES[This article was originally published by our sister paper, The Stranger—eds.] The vape crisis...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-07-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Clean Campaigns Act Moves Forward, But Super PAC Bill Doesn't Make It Out of Committee

Part of the Clean Campaigns Act will be voted on next week. by Nathalie Graham Lorena Gonzalez has been leading...
The Stranger  |  01-07-2020  |  Slog

This CDC Map Shows Why Pot Should Be Legal and Trump Shouldn’t Ban Vapes

The smart response to this crisis would be to legalize pot nationwide. by Lester Black Why does Washington State Governor...
The Stranger  |  01-07-2020  |  Slog

New Savage Lovecast: Michael Hobbes on Human Trafficking Hysteria

by Mercury Promotions This week on the newest edition of the Savage Lovecast: Why, oh why (bemoans this woman), is...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-07-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

You might be a dog murderer but I'm not

by Anonymous Much thanks to the dimwit who so kindly reminded me that bike’s do, indeed, need to follow the...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-07-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Dumb Shit Overheard in a Seattle Record Store

Customers in record stores say the damnedest things. One Seattle employee documented many of their hilariously idiotic comments, some of...
The Stranger  |  01-07-2020  |  Slog

65 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week: January 7-12, 2020

Unusual, offbeat, quirky events you might not otherwise know about. by Elaina Friedman Our arts & culture critics have already...
The Stranger  |  01-07-2020  |  Slog

City Council To Extend Homeless Camp Cleanup Program For One Year

by Alex Zielinski A campsite near the Springwater Corridor in 2016 Port GrimesDespite opposition from the homeless community, Portland City...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-07-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

After Stranger Lawsuit, State Provides Previously Sealed Records

How often, and why, law enforcement accesses our personal data. by Katie Herzog U.S. District Court for the Western District...
The Stranger  |  01-07-2020  |  Slog

Your Complete Guide to Seattle Events in 2020

The 275 Biggest Arts, Music, Food, Sports, and Cultural Events You Need to Know about to Have an Awesome Year...
The Stranger  |  01-07-2020  |  Slog

New Savage Lovecast: Michael Hobbes on Human Trafficking Hysteria

by The Stranger Why, oh why (bemoans this woman), is it that the indie, cool, female-owned sex stores never carry...
The Stranger  |  01-07-2020  |  Slog

New Seattle City Council Sworn in with Calls for New Progressive Taxes

As usual, Kshama Sawant did things a little differently. by Nathalie Graham Tammy Morales, District 2, gets sworn in by...
The Stranger  |  01-07-2020  |  Slog

Shade of the Day: Republican Steve Schmidt Devastates Republican Lindsey Graham

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Drew Angerer / Getty ImagesFor you political junkies, Rolling Stone has a fascinating deep dive into...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-07-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Korean Genius

by Rich Smith EJ Koh reads from and signs copies of The Magical Language of Others at Elliott Bay Book...
The Stranger  |  01-07-2020  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Traffic Violence Claims Life of Gresham Kid, and Olympia Transit Is Free

by Blair Stenvick Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-07-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Avalanche Warnings in Washington, an Earthquake in Puerto Rico, Arizona's "Penis Man" Must Be Stopped

by Nathalie Graham Tempe is being terrorized. manofakturishn21-year-old man charged in fatal New Year's Eve shooting: The man allegedly fired...
The Stranger  |  01-07-2020  |  Slog

Flagpole Premieres: Curt Castle, 'Aminoketone' Video

Photo Credit: Jayleigh Harkai Last January, former Reptar and Semicircle member Curt Castle released a stellar debut, If I'm Here...
Flagpole Magazine  |  01-07-2020  |  Homedrone

This is for every man that disrespects females

by Anonymous If you aren't ready for a real relationship please let that be known and have a agreement before...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-06-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: City Council Names New President, Stevens Pass Is Closed, Harvey Weinstein Goes to Court

by Katie Herzog Can't wait to see who plays this motherfucker on SVU. Kena Betancur/Getty Images There's a new Seattle...
The Stranger  |  01-06-2020  |  Slog

The Most Interesting Scientific Idea of the Decade: Time Is More Real Than Space

by Charles Mudede AlexandrIvasenko/gettyimages.comLee Smolin is a theoretical physicist whose work has been defined by a rejection of what is...
The Stranger  |  01-06-2020  |  Slog

Washington State Weed Robberies Lead to Changes

by Josh Jardine Dan ColeOfficials at the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WLCB) have responded to requests from numerous...
The Stranger  |  01-06-2020  |  Slog

Savage Love: Her Boyfriend Isn't Gay or Bi But He Is Sucking Dicks in Glory Holes

by Dan Savage Happy new year! Bisexual woman here. My boyfriend really likes glory hole porn. I asked him if...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-06-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Durkan Supports Capping Super PAC Donations and Blocking Amazon from City Elections

A mayor who's been helped by Super PACs wants to reign them in. by Lester Black Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan's...
The Stranger  |  01-06-2020  |  Slog

Awkwafina Wins, Bong Joon-ho Tells Us to Read, and Other 2020 Golden Globes Highlights

by Jasmyne Keimig Actress Awkwafina holding her Golden Globe she received for her performance in The Farewell. Getty Images/ Kevin...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-06-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Awkwafina Wins, Bong Joon-ho Tells Us to Read, and Other 2020 Golden Globes Highlights

by Jasmyne Keimig Actress Awkwafina holding her Golden Globe she received for her performance in The Farewell. Getty Images/ Kevin...
The Stranger  |  01-06-2020  |  Slog

Her Boyfriend Isn't Gay or Bi But He Is Sucking Dicks in Glory Holes

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage Happy new year! Bisexual woman here. My boyfriend really likes glory...
The Stranger  |  01-06-2020  |  Slog

The Gospel According to Paul Dorr

A little-known political consultant from Iowa is beating back the menace of public education in Minnesota, one school referendum at a time.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Molly Priesmeyer  |  07-11-2005  |  Policy Issues

Access Denied

Systematic statewide abuse of Oregon public records laws thwarts the people's right to know.
Eugene Weekly  |  Alex V. Cipolle  |  05-31-2016  |  Civil Liberties

Holy Hustler: Miami Pastor Will Save City's Soul — If He Can Stay Out of Jail

Pastor Vincent Spann is one of Miami's most complex characters: He's a disgraced former drill sergeant who has gained national prominence for rescuing legions of addicts using military discipline, supernatural faith, and flimflam.
Miami New Times  |  Gus Garcia-Roberts  |  01-26-2009  |  Religion