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  1. Shrugging Off Widespread Community Concerns, Council Pushes Forward with Police Reform AppealRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Pordland Mercury

    As expected, the Portland City Council tonight has agreed to pursue a narrowly framed, but potentially troublesome appeal of the city's police reform agreement with the US Department of Justice - casting aside advocates' and lawyers' insistent concerns that doing so would shatter their sense of trust in city hall. Over and over, city commissioners tried to make clear what they're trying to do: merely "clarify" a federal judge's order that the city and other parties in the case - including the feds, the police union, and the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform - would have to come to court once a year and defend their progress by answering questions and possibly by submitting evidence.

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  2. Portland is Crumbling-Just Ask City BureausRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Pordland Mercury

    Honestly, it's a miracle this clattering, smoking contraption of a city even keeps rolling . For proof, waggle a few million bucks in fresh maintenance cash.

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  3. Hall MonitorRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Pordland Mercury

    IT'S TEMPTING to feel a bit of pity for Commissioner Nick Fish, who can hardly catch a break - having to deal with messes that unfolded under the watch of his predecessors - after taking over the city's beleaguered water and sewer utility bureaus back in 2013. Earlier this year, he was the lightning rod for a craven attempt by industrialists to take over the city's utility bureaus, tapping into anger over increasing rates.

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  4. Beseeching a Higher PowerRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Pordland Mercury

    THE LEGAL DRAMA over police reform in Portland - seemingly put to rest in August, when a federal judge finally approved the city's nearly two-year-old settlement agreement with the US Department of Justice - has been revived. On Wednesday, October 22, Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Amanda Fritz will ask their colleagues to push back against one of the more contentious elements in US District Court Judge Michael Simon's ruling: an order that the city and feds, along with the Portland Police Association and community advocates, must return to court at least once a year to defend their progress.

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  5. After Damning Audit of Budget-Busting Building, Fish Puts Sewer Bureau Chief on LeaveRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Pordland Mercury

    Enjoy the following sneak preview from today's Mercury - an early-bird version of our Hall Monitor column. Read our whole news section - and remember to check out our endorsements one more time - once we hit newsstands tomorrow! IT'S TEMPTING to feel a bit of pity for Commissioner Nick Fish, who can hardly catch a break - having to deal with messes that unfolded under the watch of his predecessors - after taking over the city's beleaguered water and sewer utility bureaus back in 2013.

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  6. Tonight in Music: Bob Dylan, Jimmy Buffett, Loudon Wainwright III & MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Pordland Mercury

    LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III, LUCY WAINWRIGHT ROCHE You get to a point as a singer - say, about 23 albums in about 40 years - where you'll never make another new fan. The wheels spin as the legacy is slowly cemented, but barring a late-career revival at the hands of Rick Rubin, or a critically acclaimed demise, this is it.

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  7. Saturday at All Jane No Dick: Queer Zone and The Worst Books You'll Ever ReadRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 19 | The Pordland Mercury

    There's only one day of All Jane No Dick left! How did that happen? For the past couple days, I've been ugly-laughing like a boss at jokes told by women and non-binary comedians. Yesterday's Queer Zone showcase of LGBTQ performers at Alberta Street brought up my laughter quotient, hard.

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  8. Tonight in Music: Sinkane, Wyrd War Launch, Kool Stuff Katie & MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | The Pordland Mercury

    WYRD WAR RECORD RELEASE MASSACRE: MIDNIGHT, VIOLATION WOUND, LEBENDEN TOTEN, THRONES Read our article on Wyrd War . KOOL STUFF KATIE, COUNT KELLAM, CHUMS As long as Portland-based band Kool Stuff Katie consists of a male guitar player and a female drummer, and the two of them play fuzzy rock 'n' roll, they will have to endure comparisons to a certain beloved, candy-striped duo from the not-so-distant past.

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  9. A Fashionable Decade: Garnish Turns 10Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | The Pordland Mercury

    When Portland businesses hit significant milestones, it shows us that supporting local shops, designers, and ideas can be sustainable and successful. Local boutique, Garnish is hitting their own big milestone with their 10th anniversary and will be celebrating with a huge party on Friday, October 24th from 6-9pm .

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  10. Beer Festivities GaloreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | The Pordland Mercury

    Brewpublic's Killer Beer Week kicks off Friday. There's a lot happening across 11 craft beer venues, not least because Brewpublic have some special sixth anniversary celebrations going on.

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  11. Sold OutRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | The Pordland Mercury

    FULL DISCLOSURE: For the last several years I've helped put together Content, the fashion installation event that transforms an entire floor of the Ace Hotel into a walk-able library of Portland designers' minds. However! I'm off the hook in 2014, which leaves me free to gush and simply enjoy one of the year's most unique and anticipated events.

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  12. Come CloserRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | The Pordland Mercury

    Rae Armantrout Reading at Portland State University, Smith Center, Room 294, 1825 SW Broadway, Thurs Oct 16, 7 pm; lecture at Yale Union , 800 SE 10th, Sat Oct 18, 5 pm R AE ARMANTROUT'S poems roll out in gentle bursts. They are short, often funny, but also deeply felt works written in plain, direct language, with unusual line breaks that keep your attention on their singular rhythm and pointed, poignant imagery.

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  13. New ColumnRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | The Pordland Mercury

    Oh, mama! Look at dis cheekin. Hey, dis is one good-lookin' cheekin, let me tell you! Dis right here? Dis is a "finger-leekin' cheekin."

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  14. This Week's Style/Design EventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | The Pordland Mercury

    In preparation for their impending to move across the river , Stand Up Comedy is lightening the load, with an extra 20 percent off current sale items, through Oct 15. Stand Up Comedy, 811 E Burnside, shopstandingup.us Bridge & Burn celebrates fall with the launch of their new line and a party with deals, raffles, and New Deal drinks. Bridge & Burn, 1122 SW Morrison, Thurs Oct 9, 5:30-8:30 pm Multnomah Whiskey Library , Winn Perry , and GQ are teamed up for the magazine's "How to" series.

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  15. Portland Fashion & Style Awards Are Coming UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | The Pordland Mercury

    The 3rd annual Portland Fashion and Style Awards are scheduled for November 9th this year, and for this installment... Daniel Baldwin is hosting! Yes, Daniel Bladwin! The event will take place at the Portland Art Museum ballroom, with a live performance by Mississippi-born Portland musician Patrick Lamb , a jazz saxophone player who's topped the Billboard charts. With the amount of awards being handed out*, expect to spend the entire evening.

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  16. Taking the Long ViewRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | The Pordland Mercury

    I DENTITY THIEVES can ruin anything in the digital age - including, it turns out, attempts to give them less prison time. With a year of data to go by, the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission reaffirmed on Wednesday, October 1, that more lenient sentences are working to cut Oregon's prison growth, with a year-to-year reduction in prison use, and hundreds fewer prisoners than 2012 forecasts predicted.

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  17. Sold OutRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | The Pordland Mercury

    FASHIONXT is... well, next in the succession of busy fall runways. By far the most polished of the lot, this edition moves from its longtime home in the shipyards to the Pearl, a setting FashioNXT Executive Producer Tito Chowdhury tells me is "exponentially more beautiful... real big boy production," and I'm inclined to believe him.

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  18. Today in Design WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | The Pordland Mercury

    Design Week Portland is picking up speed. Catch up with the programming in our guide to the festival , which runs through Saturday: 2 pm: The Spinanes' Rebecca Gates will explore the role of sound in design and of musicians in cities, through an experiment in "songs, in-the-round listening, and a cat's cradle of sound sense exploration."

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  19. Greetings from your representative.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | The Pordland Mercury

    You may be unaware, but you have a fellow citizen that is representing you on the streets in Portland. Unfortunately, I have let you down.

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  20. This Week's Letters SectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 3 | The Pordland Mercury

    Oat poses the question: "What do Captain Cook and Warren Buffett have in common?" I confess, I do not know. Michel takes his drug references seriously, and chastens that, "Quaaludes have not been a real thing since 1985, and have since been replaced with less hackneyed and anachronistic references."

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