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  1. Homeless Portlanders Will Be Allowed to Camp on City Land Under...Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Pordland Mercury

    This afternoon, Mayor Charlie Hales' office will reveal a set of policies that upend Portland's past strategies for dealing with homelessness. In a City Council work session at 3 pm, Hales plans to lay out an experimental plan that would set rules under which the city's nearly 2,000 unsheltered homeless can sleep on sidewalks and "remnant" city property without fear of being unceremoniously rousted.

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  2. BlacklistedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 6 | The Pordland Mercury

    The city's effective replacement for the now-defunct Drug-Free Zones appears to be targeting black people for harsher treatment by the judicial system - just as the DFZs did. Of the 408 people now on the city's Neighborhood Livability Crime Enforcement Offender List - a list used to determine who is diverted into a city program that couples felony charges with drug treatment - 214 are black, 177 are white, eight are Native American, and eight are Hispanic.

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

    Wednesday Feb 3 | The Pordland Mercury

    Tonight's proof positive of the depth and richness of Portland's music scene, with four incredible local bands sharing the stage, including percussionists 1939 Ensemble, post-punk detonators Months, and eruptive bliss-rockers the Fourth Wall. It's a fundraiser for the Bernie Sanders campaign, but even if you're not feeling the Bern, we heartily endorse these bands.

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  4. Post a commentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | The Pordland Mercury

    RE: " The Joyce Hotel Is Closing " [News, Jan 27], in which Shelby R. King reported on the eviction of the downtown building's tenants. "The 90-bed loss will create a service gap," King wrote, "for some of Multnomah County's most underserved and vulnerable residents."

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  5. Homeless Advocates Almost Weren't Invited to an Upcoming Meeting...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | The Pordland Mercury

    One week ago, a collection of SE Portland neighborhood advocates met to discuss the ongoing difficulties neighbors are reporting with homeless camps along the Springwater Corridor. In particular, camping and problematic activity near the Cartlandia food cart pod, where the trail crosses SE 82nd, has spurred outcry.

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  6. It's Official: You'll Be Voting On A 10-Cent Gas Tax in May.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | The Pordland Mercury

    You know, for all the clamor and angst and maddening reversals that comprised 2014's street fee debate , Portland City Council never voted on any of the many proposals floated to close the city's daunting shortfall in road funding. This afternoon was sort of a watershed moment, then.

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

    Wednesday Jan 27 | The Pordland Mercury

    Brazilian novelist Clarice Lispector, reigning head bitch in charge of experimental fiction, was so intimidatingly rad as to draw comparisons to Marlene Dietrich and Virginia Woolf. In the US, her brilliance is just now catching on, thanks in part to new translations from Katrina Dodson.

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  8. Celebrating Bavarian Beer Right Here in PortlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | The Pordland Mercury

    ON THE OUTSKIRTS of the Black Forest in Freiburg run little streams called Bchle. They are infinitely more charming than our gutters, trickle through the streets, and it's said that if you accidentally step into one, you'll marry a Frieburger.

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  9. It's Happening This WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 22 | The Pordland Mercury

    Lovers of Portland comedy love Nathan Brannon. Why? Well, besides being proclaimed Portland's Funniest Person , his political humor is sharp as a Ginsu, and guaranteed to make your sides and brain split.

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

    Thursday Jan 21 | The Pordland Mercury

    Altar is celebrating one year of existence with an anniversary party tonight from 6-10 pm. There will be a lunar photo booth, metal tunes courtesy of DJ Knifeskills, drinks, snacks, dancing, raffles, and prizes.

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  11. Sarah Iannarone, Portland's Latest Mayoral Contender, Says She'll Have the Resources To WinRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | The Pordland Mercury

    Sure, Iannarone's name won't be as familiar to many Portlanders as others in the race to replace Charlie Hales as Portland's mayor. Her history of public service and civic engagement isn't as robust - limited largely to advocating in and for her Southeast Portland neighborhood.

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  12. It's Official: PSU Employee and Cafe Owner Sarah Iannarone's Running For MayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | The Pordland Mercury

    We mentioned this the other day, but it's official now: Sarah Iannarone , who works with Mayor Charlie Hales's wife, Nancy, at Portland State University, plans to announce her candidacy for mayor this morning. According to a news release sent out last night, Iannarone will hold an event at Portland City Hall at 11 am laying out her reasons for running.

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  13. Tips for Winter Hiking In and Around PortlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 20 | The Pordland Mercury

    I KNOW when I look outside at rain, wind, and fog, I don't feel like getting out there for a walk. But I go, anyway, because it keeps me in shape and relatively sane, and many of these places are spectacular in the winter.

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

    Wednesday Jan 20 | The Pordland Mercury

    The word to accurately describe the sounds that Detroit electronic artist Shigeto makes hasn't been invented yet. Unless there is a word that means "an igneous interplanetary pixel-trellis music-box lightsaber-illuminated bebop balm for your ears and brain."

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

    Wednesday Jan 20 | The Pordland Mercury

    Dr. Demento lectures at Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Jan 21: We're All Americans Now - Diversity and Integration in American Music Jan 22: The Life and Music of Frank Zappa Jan 23: Punk Rock from the Beginning Musicologist, radio personality, and eternal proponent of the weird Dr. Demento graces Portland this week with three lectures at Reed College. While Demento is known nationally for championing idiosyncratic 20th-century Americana and launching the career of "Weird Al" Yankovic, he's also something of an honorary Portlander: Demento earned his bachelor's degree in music studies at Reed and cut his teeth as a DJ at the college's radio station, KRRC.

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  16. Steve Novick Has Another Challenger. Architect Stuart Emmons Will Formally Announce Candidacy TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | The Pordland Mercury

    Since January 2015, City Commissioner Steve Novick's raised a little over $176,000 to fund a re-election bid. In that time, Novick's also collected a long list of challengers.

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  17. Should Drivers Who Use Studded Tires Be Taxed? Commissioner Novick Thinks So.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 14 | The Pordland Mercury

    ON JANUARY 6 , Commissioner Steve Novick had just heard a glowing recommendation for one new source of money for Portland streets when he let fly with another idea. The 10-cent gas tax Novick wants to put before voters in May, cheered on by the City Club of Portland at the meeting, would be a small step toward solving Portland's ever-growing road maintenance backlog - reportedly $64 million over four years, though estimates suggest the city should spend more than seven times that much.

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  18. A Question of Dignity: Oregon's Shameful Treatment of Japanese AmericansRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 13 | The Pordland Mercury

    EVERY DAY , thousands of Portlanders travel Naito Parkway as it hugs the bank of the Willamette River, carrying a steady stream of humanity through the heart of the city. It's a path that takes them past the cherry trees in Waterfront Park and within eyeshot of Chinatown, where freshly renovated buildings dominate the landscape.

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  19. As Tenants Plead, Lawmakers Are Pledging Housing Help This YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 13 | The Pordland Mercury

    DISCRIMINATORY LANDLORDS. Steep rent increases. Tenants afraid to ask for repairs for fear they'll be evicted.

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  20. A Question of DignityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 13 | The Pordland Mercury

    EVERY DAY, thousands of Portlanders travel Naito Parkway as it hugs the bank of the Willamette River, carrying a steady stream of humanity through the heart of the city. It's a path that takes them past the cherry trees in Waterfront Park and within eyeshot of Chinatown, where freshly renovated buildings dominate the landscape.

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