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PSU Student Found Near Amtrak Tracks Says He Wasn't Attempting Suicide

by Alex Zielinski Aaron Salazar GoFundMe In May, 22-year-old Portland State University student Aaron Salazar was found unconscious alongside Amtrak...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Best Opening Sentence to a Savage Love Letter—Ever

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage Originally published on Nov. 10, 2010.Do I have a duty to...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2018  |  Slog

AD: Live music and art in Ballard

Free event on December 20, featuring art by Joy Griffith and Maybe, live holiday music by Ben Mish by Stranger...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2018  |  Slog

City Council to Approve a New Team of Unarmed Officers

by Alex Zielinski Doug BrownIt's been nearly two years since Mayor Ted Wheeler tucked $1,159,293 into his annual budget to...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

People like you don't deserve the love of a dog

by Anonymous I don't know how they do things back where you came from (some fly-over state), but the way...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day: The Ghost of Portlandia

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Just when you think we've finally rid ourselves of the scourge of Portlandia—which perhaps single-handedly brought...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Booze Industry Supports Cannabis Legalization—with a Catch

by Josh Jardine Mercury StaffThe cannabis and alcohol industries have a complex relationship, built upon a history of beer and...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2018  |  Slog

With Alfonso Cuarón's Roma, the Netflix vs. Theater Debate Continues

by Erik Henriksen Roma (Netflix)I've got a review for Alfonso Cuarón's Roma coming up in our next issue, in which...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Booze Industry Supports Cannabis Legalization—with a Catch

by Josh Jardine Mercury StaffThe cannabis and alcohol industries have a complex relationship, built upon a history of beer and...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Stranger Solves a Murder at a Techies's Mansion in Sand Point

We cracked the code, saved the day, and wished we had a view like that. by Nathalie Graham Who killed...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2018  |  Slog

It's Day 4 of 25 Days of Giveaways—Enter Now!

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Each day this month until Christmas, we're giving away new and exciting prizes from...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2018  |  Slog

Seattle Musician Nordra's Post-Apocalyptic LP Pylon II Placed 20th on The Wire Magazine's Year-End Best Albums List

Seattle musician Nordra's Pylon II grabbed the #20 spot on prestigious UK magazine The Wire's top 50 albums list of...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2018  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Wheeler Eyes Reelection, Amid Another Communications Scandal

by Blair Stenvick Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: The Alaskan Way Viaduct Is Set to Come Down, Mayor Durkan Hates Electric Scooters

by Michael Bell "Fuck you and your scooter!" -Jenny Durkan, probably Vasyl Dolmatov/Getty ImagesMukilteo residents don’t fuck around: Neighbors have...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2018  |  Slog

‘Damn Right, I’m a White Nationalist’ Declares Texas GOP Platform Committee Member

At the Texas Republican Party’s 2018 convention, Ray Myers was a part of a select group of activists charged with...
The Texas Observer  |  12-04-2018  |  La Linea

Audit Finds Holes in Portland's Watershed Restoration Program

by Blair Stenvick The city of Portland uses "green streets" with off-curb greenery to help improve water quality and reduce...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

John Guandolo is on a Crusade to Turn Texas Cops Against Muslims

In late September, about 100 conservatives gathered at the Odessa Country Club to hear from two men: Republican Congressman Mike Conaway,...
The Texas Observer  |  12-04-2018  |  La Linea

John Guandolo is on a Crusade to Turn Texas Cops Against Muslims

In late September, about 100 conservatives gathered at the Odessa Country Club to hear from two men: Republican Congressman Mike Conaway,...
The Texas Observer  |  12-04-2018  |  La Linea

Things to Do Tuesday!

6 Things to Do for Dec 4 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Matt & Kim, The Knocks, Good Samaritan...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-03-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: GOP Doesn't Want to Investigate Joe Fain, Oregon Wants to Legalize Shrooms

It's cold, hockey is coming, Nathan for You is real by Nathalie Graham Legalize the fungus among us!!!!! Eileen Kumpf/Getty...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2018  |  Slog

Barrow Urges Athens Democrats to Get Out the Vote in Runoff for Secretary of State

Photo Credit: Blake Aued "Whoever wants it more wins," Athens Democrat John Barrow told a small group of supporters during...
Flagpole Magazine  |  12-03-2018  |  In the Loop

Shasti Conrad and Vision 2020 Sweep Elections for Leadership of King County Dems

With Conrad in place, the King County Democrats can go back to being an organization that nobody cares about. by...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2018  |  Slog

Federal Judge Demands Answers After SPD Cop Who Punched Handcuffed Woman in the Face Gets His Job Back

The city's court-mandated police reforms are being questioned by a federal judge after a police officer was reinstated despite being...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2018  |  Slog

Space Is for Billionaires and the Dead

by Charles Mudede Ghost Rocket: "View of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket delivering a satellite to space." Jorge Villalba/gettyimages.comA rocket designed...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2018  |  Slog

A Bad Day for Porn: Tumblr Bans NSFW Content, Signs Its Death Certificate

Give us porn or give us death! by Nathalie Graham If you're horny, you're banned. JLGutierrez/Getty ImagesThere were nights where...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-03-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Tumblr Bans Porn, Signs Its Death Certificate

Give us porn or give us death! by Nathalie Graham If you're horny, you're banned. JLGutierrez/Getty ImagesThere were nights where...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2018  |  Slog

Attention Hikers: Stop Building Cairns. You're Hurting Nature!

I don't go into nature to see the work of man. I go into nature to see the work of...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2018  |  Slog

Why I'm a Regular at Suika and Tamari Bar

by Rich Smith The server came by and asked if I wanted the shrimp’s head fried up. Yes! So good...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2018  |  Slog

Dating Advice for a Baby

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage Originally published on Aug. 12, 2010.A long while ago, you wrote...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2018  |  Slog

Family Winter Shelter Opens Tonight for Homeless Portlanders

by Blair Stenvick Sleeping outside or in tents can be especially dangerous during winter months, when Portland's temperature often drops...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-03-2018  |  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  |  12-03-2018  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Eerie Synth Space-out "Death Money" by Moon Duo Member Sanae Yamada's Vive la Void

Check out "Death Money," the eerie synth burbler by Moon Duo member Sanae Yamada's solo project, Vive la Void, who...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2018  |  Slog

The 93 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Dec 3-9, 2018

The Stranger's arts critics recommend the best local events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our music critics have already...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2018  |  Slog

Bird Owes UGA Over $500,000 for 1,100 Impounded Scooters

Photo Credit: Savannah Cole It’s been four months since Bird scooters began hatching around downtown Athens and soaring through the...
Flagpole Magazine  |  12-03-2018  |  In the Loop

Did "President Trump" Start the Morning With Witness Tampering?

Does the answer depend on who "President Trump" really is? by Eli Sanders "Who is this 'President Trump' guy? I...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-03-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Did "President Trump" Start the Morning With Witness Tampering?

Does the answer depend on who "President Trump" really is? by Eli Sanders "Who is this 'President Trump' guy? I...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2018  |  Slog

The 39 Best Music Shows in Seattle This Week: Dec 3-9, 2018

The Stranger's music critics' picks for the week. by Stranger Things To Do Staff This week, our music critics have...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2018  |  Slog

Sad News, Seattle: Gramma Press Folds as Bill and Ruth True Foundation Dissolves

Adieu, Gramma. by Rich Smith During its short time on earth, the press published nine terrific titles, an amazing monthly...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2018  |  Slog

Tacoma News Tribune to Lay Off 67 Employees

The Tacoma News Tribune is laying off 67 employees. by Lester Black This is what Tacoma looks like. MELEAH REARDON...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2018  |  Slog

How Climate Change Is Driving Central American Migrants to the United States

Donald Trump thinks there’s an immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. He has no idea what’s coming. Thousands of Central...
The Texas Observer  |  12-03-2018  |  La Linea

Seahawks Win By Unprecedented Score… Again.

by Spike Friedman The return of Richard Sherman as a 49er (left, trying to tackle former teammate Doug Baldwin) was...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2018  |  Slog

It's Day 3 of 25 Days of Giveaways—Enter Now!

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Each day this month until Christmas, we're giving away new and exciting prizes from...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2018  |  Slog

For the Athlete

Although we sometimes get a bad rap, Mississippi is actually full of athletes—all who (I know from experience) love new gear.
Jackson Free Press  |  Meredith W. Sullivan  |  11-30-2012  |  Shopping

Gifts for foodies and cocktail hounds

An online shopping guide for those who live to eat.
Orlando Weekly  |  Jessica Bryce Young  |  11-14-2012  |  Shopping

Spectacular Failure Hollywood Tumbles Into the Ocean

Further confirmation that no one in Hollywood knows how to tell a story on film anymore, “Godzilla” starts out promising enough before slipping into a snooze-fest by the end of its first act.
Cityview  |  Cole Smithey  |  05-12-2014  |  Reviews