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"Helen. HELEN! Get in here! You are not going to BELIEVE what the Mercury wrote this week!" Nils Jacobi / iStock / Getty Images Plus

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.)

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit - Live at Keller Auditorium March 4!
Jason Isbell has established himself as one of the most respected songwriters of his generation. Don’t miss Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, March 4th at Keller Auditorium!

City Council Approves New Contract with Clean & Safe, Despite Public Opposition

Q&A: Comedian Alex Falcone Returns to Portland to Record His First Comedy Album and Talk About His Great Wife

The Cross-Cultural Mestizo Makes Traditional Latin American Cuisine Gluten-Free

Abuse Allegations Against Former Portland Thorns Coach Put Soccer Club on Defensive

Savage Love: Figuratively Pissed

Pfizer Booster Shots Now Available for High-Risk Oregonians, State Officials Announce

Arts Festival TBA Ends This Sunday—Don’t Miss These Two Stand-Out Experiences

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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!

SLAY Film Fest
In person at the Clinton St. Theater 10/29 & 10/30