A lot of new, interesting Mercury stories is just the thing I need to take my mind off this unnatural growth on my back.
"A lot of new, interesting Mercury stories is just the thing I need to take my mind off this unnatural growth on my back." filadendron / Getty Images

Whooo! You're a BUSY BEE. 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.)

Hall Monitor: Portland Police—and Politicians—Have Given Protesters Little Reason to Feel Safe

It’s the Mercury’s 2021 Fall Arts Guide: Art Is Political!

Police Identify Officers Involved in Sunday Shooting

POP QUIZ PDX: Exercise That Brain with This Week's Sassy-Ass Quiz for September 16!

These Portland Arts and Culture Venues Support the Wheeler Recall Effort

An Oral History of How Pig, the Sublime Film Shot and Set in Portland, Found Its Heart

City Funding for Community-Led Gun Violence Programs Off to a Slow Start

Savage Love: Hands On

Ten, Tiny, Talks Is Expanding Black & Indigenous LGBTQ+ Art In Portland

In Response to Texas Abortion Ban, Portland Directs $200,000 to Support Reproductive Health Providers

TBA Is Back With Some In-Person Events—Here Are Our Picks

Grand Jury Declines to Charge Portland Officer for Fatally Shooting Michael Townsend

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Q&A: In Philomath, Devon Walker-Figueroa Recounts Her Rural Oregon Upbringing With Narrative Poems and Searing Imagery



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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