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The Millionaire Panhandlernew

Separating the facts from the myths surrounding panhandling.
The Portland Mercury  |  Joe Streckert  |  09-26-2013  |  Features

Bikes are the New Harlem Shakenew

For the first time ever I'm going to ride in the World Naked Bike Ride—not just because my family jewels are the shiniest you've ever seen, but because I want in on this whole bike craze before it goes the way of the Harlem Shake video.
The Portland Mercury  |  Justin Scrappers Morrison  |  06-04-2013  |  Culture

I Was There! by Mike Daiseynew

I decided to travel to ancient Egypt, alone, to personally witness — to see with my own eyes — the brutality behind these pyramids we love so much.
The Portland Mercury  |  Mike Daisey  |  03-26-2012  |  Business & Labor

To Camp or Not to Campnew

Booted from another park, Occupy Portland debates on the movement's future.
The Portland Mercury  |  Denis C. Theriault  |  12-12-2011  |  #OCCUPY

The Moment When the Police Lost the Occupy Portland Narrativenew

During a choreographed effort to pull a few dozen protesters out of the Chase bank branch, part of a hundreds-strong day of action, Portland police officers resorted to a decidedly more muscular show of force in a clash watched by TV cameras and rush-hour commuters. Suddenly all the fun—the dance parties, the union songs, the peaceful arrests earlier on the Steel Bridge and at Wells Fargo—was for naught.
The Portland Mercury  |  Denis C. Theriault  |  11-18-2011  |  #OCCUPY

Video: Portland Mercury Reporter Shoved Down by Copnew

During Sunday's Occupy Portland march on Main Street after Chapman Square was cleared, Portland Mercury News Editor Denis Theriault was unceremoniously knocked on his ass by a police officer wielding a baton.
The Portland Mercury  |  Wm.™ Steven Humphrey  |  11-17-2011  |  #OCCUPY

Occupy Portland: WTF Happened Sunday Night?new

Assessing the eviction attempt at Occupy Portland.
The Portland Mercury  |  Sarah Mirk  |  11-14-2011  |  #OCCUPY

Occupy Portland Upbeat About Arrestsnew

Twelve hours after this morning's 27 arrests at Occupy Portland in the Pearl District, organizers are upbeat about how the civil disobedience went down.
The Portland Mercury  |  Sarah Mirk  |  10-31-2011  |  #OCCUPY

#Occupy: What to Say to Reportersnew

Don't give reporters the opportunity to portray you as a stink-foot, hippie no-nothing bent on taking down capitalism and tossing a garbage can through a Starbucks window. (Unless that's what you are, then go ahead.) Here are some tips on what to say to reporters and how to say it.
The Portland Mercury  |  Wm.™ Steven Humphrey  |  10-06-2011  |  #OCCUPY

Q&A: John Olivernew

The comedian talks stand-up, politics, and our inevitable Chinese overlords.
The Portland Mercury  |  Andrew R. Tonry  |  09-14-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Last Summer of Mass Destructionnew

After 50 years, Oregon is almost done incinerating its cache of WMDs, one by one.
The Portland Mercury  |  Sarah Mirk  |  08-31-2011  |  War

Questioning the Questionersnew

Feds Investigate Portland Police—But Miss Crucial Input
The Portland Mercury  |  Sarah Mirk  |  08-15-2011  |  Crime & Justice

When Should Cops Call for Help?new

IN A CASE WITH striking similarities to the death of James Chasse Jr. in 2006, a man arrested by Portland police—after an intense chase early Sunday, July 10—fell gravely ill in custody, after complaining he was short of breath, and later died at a hospital.
The Portland Mercury  |  Denis C. Theriault  |  07-14-2011  |  Crime & Justice

An Opaque Revolving Doornew

Multnomah County hires Willamette Week news boss Hank Stern without an interview.
The Portland Mercury  |  Matt Davis  |  04-22-2011  |  Politics

How to Opt Out of Phonebooks, Credit Card Offers and More ... Forevernew

Shouting at some hapless customer service agent isn't my style, I just want to quit these "services" (or, really, have them quit me). But wriggling out of their grip means jumping tricky, bureaucratic hurdles. Here's a handy guide on how to quit a few of my least favorite things.
The Portland Mercury  |  Sarah Mirk  |  04-07-2011  |  Culture

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