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  1. My, What A Busy WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The Pordland Mercury

    It's unclear what "unplugged" means to the Blow. For this "unplugged" show, they claim their instruments will "employ a fair number of plugs, as well as a good amount of electricity.

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  2. Is Picnicking Illegal?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The Pordland Mercury

    The Multnomah County prosecutor was in the middle of a potentially crucial January 23 hearing over the City of Portland's ban on camping, and he'd just admitted to a skeptical judge that "it doesn't take a whole lot to establish a campsite" under city code. "You could in theory have a blanket for a picnic in Chapman Square, and you could be arrested for that," Sherwood told Multnomah County Circuit Judge Stephen Bushong.

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  3. Hall MonitorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The Pordland Mercury

    WHETHER SHE WON or lost in 2012 - the latter briefly seeming possible in her bitter fight against then-State Representative Mary Nolan - Commissioner Amanda Fritz was adamant that would be her last campaign. She wasn't even sure she wanted to run that race, let alone another one, for a third term, in 2016.

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  4. After Her Husband's Death, Amanda Fritz Sadly Allows that "Things...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The Pordland Mercury

    Enjoy the following sneak preview from today's Mercury - an early-bird and augmented version of our Hall Monitor column. Remember to read our whole news section once we hit newsstands later today! WHETHER SHE WON or lost in 2012 - the latter briefly seeming possible in her bitter fight against then-State Representative Mary Nolan - Commissioner Amanda Fritz was adamant that would be her last campaign.

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  5. Fertile Ground Update: Cottonwood in the Flood Takes on Oregon's History of SegregationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The Pordland Mercury

    If you read the internet at all this past weekend, you probably saw Matt Novak's piece on Gizmodo, under the headline " Oregon Was Founded as a Racist Utopia ." It's a comprehensive take on the racist policies and institutions that led to current racial dynamics in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest more widely, that relies heavily on the work of local poet, scholar, and educator Walidah Imarisha .

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  6. Boner JuiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The Pordland Mercury

    This particular type of broth - in which bones are boiled until they're literally stripped of every last essence - has come into vogue recently as a health tonic and cure-all... and it makes a bit more sense to me than those juice fasts. But I'm neither a chef nor a scientist, so feel free to sprinkle as much salty skepticism over the next few sentences as you desire.

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  7. My, What a Busy WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The Pordland Mercury

    Studies show Aesop Rock has the largest vocabulary in hiphop. The Bay Area emcee's lyrics are an intricately pretzeled mish-mash of cultural reference and is best experienced through headphones .

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  8. Film ShortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The Pordland Mercury

    Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar stars in this ostensible remake of Purple Rain , set in the Saharan city of Agadez in northern Niger. The culture and fantastic music depicted here - in the first fiction film shot entirely in the Tuareg language - is more than enough to hold your interest.

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  9. Prominent Street Fee Critic Was Recently Elected Head of the Multnomah County Republican PartyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | The Pordland Mercury

    An Oregonian story this morning on the beleaguered state Republican Party's leadership and fundraising struggles included a familiar name - alongside an unfamiliar title - for anyone following the months-long story over Commissioner Steve Novick and Mayor Charlie Hales' struggles to raise new transportation revenue. It identified economist and professor Eric Fruits, one of the street fee's most prominent foils/critics, as the current chairman of Multnomah County's Republican Party.

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  10. Film ShortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | The Pordland Mercury

    The Babadook Australian horror movie The Babadook is gonna scare the babadook out of you. Writer/director Jennifer Kent's first feature is incredibly smart and insightful.

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  11. Next Bridge UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | The Pordland Mercury

    PORTLAND ATTORNEYS could do worse than specializing in bridge construction. Lately, big fixes to the spans this city relies on have attracted acrimony and legal bills.

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  12. Tonight in Music: Incantation/Ritual Necromancy, White Glove, Rvivr & MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 10 | The Pordland Mercury

    INCANTATION, FUNERUS, RITUAL NECROMANCY, SEMPITERNAL DUSK Last year saw a lot of highly anticipated death-metal records finally come to fruition, including comeback albums from At the Gates and Bloodbath. Neither of those records blew me away, even though both bands were admirably trying to expand beyond the sounds they had been known for previously.

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  13. Steve Novick Wants to Know Why the Oregonian Editorial Board 'Hates the People of East Portland'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | The Pordland Mercury

    Anyone even passingly familiar with Portland City Hall knows just how closely Commissioner Steve Novick follows the work of what could reasonably be seen as the region's leading organ when it comes to shaping the opinions of the masses, the Oregonian 's editorial board. [Insert throat-clearing, "ahem"-style coughing sound here.] That's maybe doubly true now that he and Mayor Charlie Hales have been trying, for months and months, to raise tens of millions in new revenue for road maintenance and safety projects.

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  14. Tonight in Music: Zola Jesus, the Know's 10th Anniversary, EJ's 20th Anniversary & MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | The Pordland Mercury

    THE KNOW'S 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY: BASTARD FEAST, USNEA, WRETCHED OF THE EARTH Has any band nailed the name-change thing quite like Bastard Feast? The Portland nasties' old handle - Elitist - was fine, but the new one does a much better job of conveying these dudes' twisted, sickening sound. In July, Season of Mist released Bastard Feast's sophomore album, Osculum Infame , a genre-hopping horror-show that finds the band slathering brutal sludge and blackened death metal all over its hardcore/crust foundation, with vocalist Joshua Greene contributing howls and growls that sound like they've been shipped in straight from hell.

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  15. Good Morning, News: Street Fees, Massacres, Hostages, and Bill Cosby's Rape Joke.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | The Pordland Mercury

    Maybe you've grown fatigued by the ever-changing debate over how and whether Portland should raise millions in new revenue for road fixes and safety projects. Too bad! Catch up with our context-rich live blog of last night's street fee hearing.

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  16. Rally Demands City Drop Appeal of Judge's Order for Police Reform UpdatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 7 | The Pordland Mercury

    Not long after city attorneys planned a phone chat with a mediator over the Portland City Council's controversial "clarification" appeal of a federal judge's order for regular updates on police reform, close to 40 activists rallied and marched around city hall at noon to demand the city immediately drop its challenge as a gesture of good faith with the community. The event was led by the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform - which was granted "friend of the court" status in the months of negotiations leading to a final deal on how officers use force and how the bureau trains and investigates its officers.

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  17. Film ShortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 7 | The Pordland Mercury

    Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon Making good use of archival footage from the Oregon Historical Society, local documentary Arresting Power is at its strongest when telling the origin story of Portland's police accountability movement - providing potent evidence that the marches and demands for change that have erupted post-Ferguson are part of a decades-long tradition started by our city's African American community. Many of those leaders also appear on camera, sharing their wisdom alongside testimonials from community members like Shirley Isadore, whose daughter Kendra James was killed by Portland police in 2003.

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  18. Blazers vs. Hawks - Hot Live Blog ActionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 3 | The Pordland Mercury

    Well, that was one hell of a 2014 for the Blazers. Not only did they end last season with one of the most iconic moments in franchise history, they also managed to jump out to the second-best record in the league this season.

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  19. Tonight in Music: Dead Moon, Grammies, Petty Fever & MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 3 | The Pordland Mercury

    DEAD MOON, LONG KNIFE, DRAWINGBOARD Dead Moon ain't dead yet. Fred Cole was onstage this past October just months after open-heart surgery, and now Fred and his better half, Toody, will bring their Portland punk institution back out for a night of classic rock 'n' roll.

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  20. Good Morning News: A Beer Suit Against Beer Suits, Portland's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 3 | The Pordland Mercury

    Ah, jeez. Remember the delightful Project Pabst music festival down at Zidell Yards last fall? Pabst may have kinda sorta used the city's flashy "Portland, Oregon" sign as a muse for the festival's logo.

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