Why cant our schoolwork be as interesting as these Mercury stories?? WAAAAAAHHH!!
"Why can't our schoolwork be as interesting as these Mercury stories?? WAAAAAAHHH!!" JGI/Jamie Grill / 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.)

What Grand Jury Transcripts Reveal About Robert Delgado's Death
It's been six months since Portland police officer Zachary DeLong fatally shot Robert Delgado, a unhoused man residing in Lents Park. We now have more information to help break down what happened on that April morning.

Alex Zielinski

Hometown Hero Rapper Wynne Holds Her Own on DO MY OWN STUNTS
Local rapper Wynne hits another home run with her latest release—with an assist from a nationally recognized producer.

For Portland Restaurants Battling Supply Chain Disruptions, the Only Way Out Is Through
Pandemic-related supply chain disruptions are forcing Portland restaurants to abandon their best laid plans, pare down their menus, and compete for limited supplies.
Fire on the Mountain

Portland City Council Approves $44 Million Fall Budget Package
Mayor Wheeler said the one-time funds, which are largely fueled by the unexpected revenue from local business taxes, are meant to address "Portland's greatest concerns." (Which includes more cash for cops.)

Portland School Board Decides Against Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines for Students
PPS school board members decided to table creating a vaccine mandate for students 12 and older at their meeting Tuesday. The board may revisit a vaccine requirement if COVID cases worsen.

Portland Public Schools

Portland Band The Doubleclicks Pen Geeky, Emotional Musical About Being Nonbinary
Watch Portland's most beloved nerd band in their latest music video!
The Doubleclicks

Hall Monitor: If the Number of Cops Doesn't Impact Crime, What Can?
Why data (*and* the size of a police force) may not be the best tool to measure success within PPB.
Mathieu Lewis-Rolland

POP QUIZ PDX: Entertain Your Brain with Portland's Funnest Quiz!
FUN ALERT: It's time for the wildly entertaining POP QUIZ PDX, this week filled with interesting trivia Qs about local polar bears, shady Portland rich people, and possibly the most annoying "Subjective Question" yet! (That's saying a lot.)

Savage Love: Short Shorts
Self-identification, herpes, commitment issues, ghosts, labia bumps, and a "Dan man-crush": It's all in this week's jam-packed edition of SAVAGE LOVE!
Joe Newton

Last-Minute Negotiations Avert Planned Kaiser Healthcare Workers Strike
Healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente and an alliance of unions representing tens of thousands of its workers tentatively agreed to a new four year contract, averting what would have been one the largest healthcare worker strikes in US history.

In A Dream of a Woman, Casey Plett Crafts Trans Stories Rooted in Portland
Book review: Casey Plett continues to be at the leading edge of trans storytelling, but her new story collection is also one of the deepest and most insightful works to date crafting trans stories rooted in Portland and Oregon.

IATSE Members Narrowly Voted to Ratify New Contract, Ending Strike Threat. What's Next For Portland Film Set Workers?
Oregon film & TV set workers were split in voting on a new IATSE labor contract, saying they still have concerns about workplace safety, long hours, and fair wages. One bright spot: More IATSE members are active in union issues than ever before.

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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