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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...

The 42 Best Things To Do This Week: June 19-25, 2017

The Stranger's arts and culture critics' picks for June 19-25, 2017. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our music critics...
The Stranger  |  06-19-2017  |  Slog

East Side Pride 2017 to celebrate East Vancouver's LGBT community this Saturday

While June is LGBT Pride Month, Vancouver's Pride parade isn't held until August 6...
The Georgia Straight  |  06-19-2017  |  Views

Eclectic Fremont Venue Nectar Lounge Reveals Its Renovations

by Dave Segal Nectar's newly enclosed patio. On June 13, Fremont's Nectar Lounge unveiled renovations that have been a year...
The Stranger  |  06-19-2017  |  Slog

Polaris Music Prize 2017 Long List announced

The Polaris jury disregards sales or media hype in favour of finding the best damn full-length album of the last...
The Georgia Straight  |  06-19-2017  |  Music

Nicole Brodeur Column About Shooting in Columbia City Shows She Writes For Whites

by Charles Mudede Downtown Columbia City... Charles MudedeSomewhere in the first half of the last decade, I came across a...
The Stranger  |  06-19-2017  |  Slog

Led By Patty Murray, Senate Democrats Will Hold the Floor In Protest of Secret Obamacare Repeal Bill

by Eli Sanders Not so fast, secretive healthcare repealers. CHIP SOMODEVILLA / GETTY IMAGES Washington State's Patty Murray, the top-ranking...
The Stranger  |  06-19-2017  |  Slog

Five new B.C. Liberal cabinet ministers don't mention portfolios under Twitter photos

Do they feel that it's not a very important part of their identity?...

Vancouver Island hit by 4.0-magnitude earthquake

The quake was lightly felt in central Vancouver Island...

PHOTOS: The Portland Mercury in the 2017 Pride Parade

by Bri Brey We had an absolute blast yesterday marching with all of our queer friends and allies in Portland's...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-19-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland's Homeless Population Is Up 10 Percent, but Fewer People Are Unsheltered

by Dirk VanderHart An outreach worker speaks to a homeless Portlander as part of 2015's "point-in-time" count. Dirk VanderHartIn 2015,...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-19-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Al Franken Will Be on the Blabbermouth Podcast This Wednesday!

by Eli Sanders Senator Al Franken will be talking to The Stranger's Blabbermouth podcast this Wednesday. Subscribe to the show...
The Stranger  |  06-19-2017  |  Slog

The 30 Best Concerts in Seattle This Week: June 19-25, 2017

The Stranger's music critics' picks for June 19-25, 2017. by Stranger Things To Do Staff This week, our music critics...
The Stranger  |  06-19-2017  |  Slog

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 Stranger  |  06-19-2017  |  Slog

Sofia Coppola Has Never Heard of the Bechdel Test

by Christopher Frizzelle "The what test?" (Actual quote.) Rich Fury/Getty Images GQ just published an interview with director Sofia Coppola,...
The Stranger  |  06-19-2017  |  Slog

Supreme Court's Ruling to Strike Down Trademark Law Banning "Disparaging" Names a Win for Portland Band, The Slants

by Ana Sofia Knauf Simon Shiao Tam, bassist for The Slants, spoke about his ongoing legal fight with the United...
The Stranger  |  06-19-2017  |  Slog

Sun Ra and Science at Atlas Obscura's Total Eclipse Festival in Eastern Oregon

by Ned Lannamann The always fascinating travel website Atlas Obscura is devoted to exploring the weirder nooks and crannies of...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-19-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Charleena Lyles, Victim of SPD Shooting, Remembered as “Life of the Party”

by Steven Hsieh Note: This story was originally posted by our Seattle sister-paper the Stranger. Charleena Lyles Courtesy of Family...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-19-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seattle Police Release Audio of Fatal Shooting of Charleena Lyles

by Heidi Groover Note: This story was originally posted by our Seattle sister-paper the Stranger. Outside the Sand Point apartment...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-19-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

What You Missed This Weekend at Northwest New Works 2017

by Rich Smith Earth and Ceremony's I Want to Hear the Sea seemed to stun the audience with its power...
The Stranger  |  06-19-2017  |  Slog

Seattle Police Officers Fatally Shoot 30-Year-Old Mother Near Magnuson Park

by Steven Hsieh Note: This story was originally posted by our Seattle sister-paper the Stranger. Charleena Lyles, the 30-year-old mother...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-19-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Immigrant Advocates Will Take Up Hunger Strike to Protest Treatment Inside Northwest Detention Center

by Sydney Brownstone Nestora Salgado, an activist who was imprisoned in Mexico for two years after fighting cartels, will join...
The Stranger  |  06-19-2017  |  Slog

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