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  1. Weigh In Before April 10 on the City's Draft 2015 Climate Action PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | The Pordland Mercury

    It's time to update Portland's Climate Action Plan , and the P ortland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability wants your comments and ideas. The city is working on an update to their Climate Action Plan , the overarching goal of which is to achieve a 40 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2030, and 80 percent by 2050.

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  2. Majority MinorityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Pordland Mercury

    LAST DECEMBER, Portland comedian Jeremy Eli met Jason Lamb, host of Funemployment Radio's Karl Show! and the Hollywood Theatre's Movies in Black and White. By January, they'd launched Minority Retort, Portland's first regular stand-up showcase focusing on comedians of color.

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  3. Hall MonitorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Pordland Mercury

    It was Monday, March 16, and Sutton, a longtime advocate for the homeless on Portland's eastern fringe, wanted to talk about the camping sweeps that have become commonplace - along with campers - on the Springwater Corridor trail. She also took up a timeworn refrain: that East Portland needs to have a dedicated outpost for an ever-growing homeless population.

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  4. Everything as FuckRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Pordland Mercury

    I THINK symbols lose their original meaning the more they're proliferated. Like, somewhere out there are probably people who are actually very into whatever the fuck it is Che Guevara was all woopty-woop about.

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  5. Burn NoticeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Pordland Mercury

    THE PROPRIETORS of Gable Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services think it's a damn shame to overpay for a cremation. The small Montavilla facility - for decades a redoubt of comfort to Portlanders experiencing loss - advertises "simple cremations starting at $660" in big block letters on its website.

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  6. All-Ages ActionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Pordland Mercury

    Of Montreal ; Wonder Ballroom , 128 NE Russell Unbeknownst to many of the band's more casual fans, Of Montreal were some of the world's best Kinks/ Smile -era Beach Boys imitators before the Outback Steakhouse ads and the advent of creative architect Kevin Barnes' barely tolerable glam affectations. The group's debut, Cherry Peel , is one of the strongest records in the Elephant 6 canon - and certainly the least discussed - and their mastery of disheveled, hyper-literate symphonic pop probably peaked with 1999's The Gay Parade, a record that comes far closer to being an indie-pop Sgt.

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  7. Good morning, News!: Precious Poop, A Firing Squad, And A Giant Crater.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The Pordland Mercury

    They take a while to compile and write, so rather than just throw away all that effort, we're running both.- DVH] A reader last week sent photos of what appear to be alarmingly large chunks of concrete missing from a column on the new Sellwood Bridge to the Oregonian , but Multnomah County, apparently used to crumbling bridges , says everyone needs to just chill. The U.S. Forest Service announced the Northeast Portland man who died last Thursday in an explosion near on U.S. Hwy 26 near Mt.

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  8. Good Morning, News! Portland's First Police Shooting of 2015, Ted ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | The Pordland Mercury

    "The details are sketchy," Dirk VanderHart wrote last night on Blogtown , "but we know this much: A Portland police officer killed a man tonight , after the suspect apparently attacked with a knife.... The incident marks Portland's first deadly police shooting of 2015, and the first since Officer Robert Brown shot Nicholas Davis, a homeless man, on the Springwater Corridor Trail last June." "The Oregon House of Representatives apparently either overlooked a Thursday letter from Google, or ignored it ," reports the Oregonian 's Mike Rogoway - thus inviting the fury and rage of Google's capricious, all-knowing corporate meta-gods.

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  9. Our New Police Reform Watchdog Just Moved in with the CopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | The Pordland Mercury

    A former head of the Oregon Supreme Court and one of the state's most respected voices on justice issues, De Muniz serves as an ear to the streets. He's the crucial anchor for a team of national researchers charged with listening to Portlanders' concerns about cops and offering frank, potentially unwelcome reports that might reshape the Portland Police Bureau.

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  10. Tonight in Music: Rasheed Jamal, Ceremony of Sludge, Raw Nerves & MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | The Pordland Mercury

    RASHEED JAMAL, BIG MO, LANG, NATURALLY GROWN MISFITS, DRAE SLAPZ Tonight, Portland rapper Rasheed Jamal celebrates the release of his latest full-length, Sankofa . According to Jamal, the title is an Akan phrase meaning "looking to the past to solve present issues."

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  11. My, What a Busy WeekRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 18 | The Pordland Mercury

    Hiphop must've gotten too easy for Talib Kweli. The Brooklyn emcee's sensitive, politically deft lyrics have been making underground heads swoon for almost two decades.

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  12. Hall MonitorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | The Pordland Mercury

    Consider: The city has 212 parks , and thousands more acres in natural areas. All told, parks land makes up more than 12 percent of Portland's total area.

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  13. Don't Call It a ComebackRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | The Pordland Mercury

    WHEN HE TOOK ON Commissioner Dan Saltzman for a city council seat last year, Concordia University professor Nick Caleb limited individual campaign contributions to $50 - a symbolic rebuke to the big money that can tilt elections in this town. Caleb lost, and for his next race - a newly announced bout for Commissioner Steve Novick's seat in May 2016 - he's abandoned the $50 cap.

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  14. An Office Among OfficersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | The Pordland Mercury

    A former head of the Oregon Supreme Court and one of the state's most respected voices on justice issues, De Muniz serves as an ear to the streets. He's the crucial anchor for a team of national researchers charged with listening to Portlanders' concerns about cops and offering frank, potentially unwelcome reports that might reshape the Portland Police Bureau.

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  15. Tonight in Music: Annalisa Tornfelt, Tweedy/the Minus 5, Dogheart & MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 14 | The Pordland Mercury

    ANNALISA TORNFELT WITH THE SOUND OUTSIDE, MICHAEL HURLEY Annalisa Tornfelt is well known as the vocalist and fiddle player for Black Prairie, the dark folk-bluegrass band she joined in 2007, with Jon Neufeld and four-fifths of the Decemberists. On her new solo album, The Number 8 , the songs are simple and unadorned, accompanied only by her voice and her 1930s Arch Kraft guitar, named Black Beauty.

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  16. Paley's Pioneering PlaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 | The Pordland Mercury

    Congratulations to Vitaly Paley : the chef will celebrating the 20th anniversary of Paley's Place on Sunday with a special tasting menu featuring his greatest hits from over the years. It's some feat to keep any restaurant going for two decades, let alone managing to thrive and stay relevant as well.

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  17. Shake Some ActionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | The Pordland Mercury

    CYRIL JORDAN is demonstrating for me, over the phone, how the intro lick for 1976's "Shake Some Action" had its roots in Marvin Gaye's "Can I Get a Witness?" He plays both chord sequences back to back on his guitar. "Can you hear that?" he asks.

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

    Wednesday Mar 11 | The Pordland Mercury

    One-woman show Natasha Kmeto has been steadily gaining traction in Portland and beyond, as people catch on to the soulful strength of her voice, slow-jamming production, and powerful presence onstage. Her latest record, Crisis , is boosting her to the next level, so get it while you can.

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  19. Equal OpportunityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | The Pordland Mercury

    LAST MONTH , at a ceremony with very little else to recommend it, Laura Poitras won an Academy Award for Citizenfour , her documentary about National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. Citizenfour is a movie about two men: Snowden, in self-imposed exile in Hong Kong as he prepares to leak stolen NSA documents, and journalist Glenn Greenwald, as he works on the articles that will break Snowden's leaks to the public.

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  20. Hall MonitorRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | The Pordland Mercury

    On Friday, February 14, a pickup driver ran down an elderly couple attempting to cross SE Division near 84th, killing a 78-year-old woman. East Portland's known to be treacherous for pedestrians, but the deaths - rapid-fire as they came - got active transportation types especially enflamed.

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