Hurrah! Our divorce is final! Lets celebrate by reading some Mercury stories.
"Hurrah! Our divorce is final! Let's celebrate by reading some Mercury stories." fizkes / 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.)

Portland Police Exempt from City's Vaccination Order

POP QUIZ PDX: It's the Newest Edition of Portland's Fave Quiz for September 9!

Portland City Council Delays Vote to Ban Business With Texas Over Abortion Law

Catch the Mercury Movie Mashup, Live and In-Person at the Clinton Street Theater!

With a Month Left to Gather Signatures, Where Does the Wheeler Recall Campaign Stand?

Savage Love: On the Down Blow

Vegan Junk Food Is Calling All Trash Pandas

• “Nikki, thank you”: Sentencing and Vigil Bring Closure for Loved Ones of Murdered Trans Teen

New Documentary Hood River Profiles Oregon High School Soccer Team, Tackling Socioeconomic and Immigration Issues That Go Beyond Sports

Amid Climate Change, Political Horrors, and COVID-19, Maggie Nelson’s On Freedom Finds the Wisdom of No Escape

How Flawed Population Data Conceals the Reality of COVID for Oregon Pacific Islanders

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!