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GOOD MORNING, SUNDAY! It's the perfect time to catch up on some of the great reporting and stories the Mercury churned out this week! (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.)


Portland is the Boogeyman in Washington County's DA Race
Faced with a progressive challenger in the May election, the DA of Oregon's suburban Washington County has taken to demonizing the state's largest city.

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THE TRASH REPORT: Planned Parenthood, People for Portland, and Corpses (Both Current and Ancient)
Gossip lovers, rejoice! It's the latest edition of THE TRASH REPORT. This week: human autopsies on display, Elon Musk's unforgettable pic, and who wants to open a cursed sarcophagus? 💀

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CNN

The Mercury's Cannabis Guide 2022: Growing Pains… and Pleasures!
The 2022 Mercury Cannabis Guide aims to be half-readable catch-up on recent legislation and half-fun recommendations of CBD cocktails and THC topicals. We also found a bong with interchangeable parts! Rip that sativa and get in here.

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• Oregon Has Legalized Psilocybin Therapy—So When Can I Take Magic Mushrooms?
Starting on Jan 2, 2023, psilocybin—AKA the psychedelic in magic mushrooms—will come to Oregon. But what will that actually look like, and who is it for? All your questions... answered!

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ALEXANDER VOLKOV / ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS

POP QUIZ PDX: Sassy-Pants Trivia, and Your Chance to Name a Baby Orangutan!
Thinking caps on! It's time for the newest POP QUIZ PDX, this week featuring sassy-ass trivia about sketchy emails, corpses on parade, and your choice for naming the zoo's baby orangutan! (TOO CUTE!) 🐵😍
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• New City Facility Begins Treating High Lead Levels in Portland Water
The city’s new water treatment facility, a major tool to reduce lead levels in some Portland homes, started operations this week.
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• Savage Love: Love & Leashes
Some people like to play rough... but how rough is *too* rough? Dan Savage (with some expert assistance) has the answers to your kinkiest questions in this week's SAVAGE LOVE!

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Joe Newton

Film Review: The Brilliant Memoria Is All About Cinematic Vibes
The new film Memoria gently builds to a finale as emotionally overwhelming as it is existentially Earth-shattering. Check out the review.

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Neon

Hemp Bar Wants to Destigmatize Cannabis with Craft CBD Cocktails
At first glance, Hemp Bar looks like any other sleek Portland cafe, but its devotion to CBD pre-rolls, flower, tinctures, and cocktails make it a unique treat among the city’s other watering holes.

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MARSHALL AND MADDI STEEVES

• Where Do My Weed Taxes Go? The Fight For a Slice of the Cannabis Tax Pie
The fight for a slice of the cannabis tax pie continues. In this episode: Municipalities strike back (with senate bills)!
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ALEKSANDR KHARITONOV / GETTY IMAGES



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