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Dang, you are BUSY! Look, it's completely understandable that since you've been SO busy, you may have missed some of the great reporting and stories the Mercury churned out this week! So while you're lounging about this weekend, catch up on the knowledge you need by reading some of these A+++ Mercury articles! (PRO TIP: If you despise being "the last to know," then be one of the first to know by signing up for Mercury newsletters! All the latest stories shipped directly to your email's in-box... and then... YOUR HEAD.)

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Oregon DEQ Threatens to Deny Zenith Permit, Leading Facility Closer to Shut Down

Quaintrelle Finds Une Nouvelle Vie in Southeast Portland

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What Oregon Lawmakers' Battle Over Redistricting Could Mean for the Future of Oregon—and US—Politics

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Portland Rep. Tina Kotek Announces Run for Governor

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Sees Simu Liu and Awkwafina Try and Fail to Reinvent the Marvel Formula

WOW, THAT IS A LOT OF GOOD READIN'. I hope you didn't have any other plans this weekend! Dig in, and remember: Producing all this hard work costs moolah—so please consider contributing to the Mercury to keep it all coming! Thanks!

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