This dog—much like our great nation—is on a long down.
This dog—much like our great nation—is on a long down. Kira Yan / Getty

GOOD MORNING, IT'S SUNDAY! This quiet day of recovery and contemplation is the perfect time to catch up on stories the Mercury wrote and reported 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! We'll ship all the latest stories directly to your email's inbox... and then... INTO YOUR HEAD.)


Portland Moves to Restrict Expansion of Fossil Fuel Infrastructure—Yet Again
Third time’s the charm: After six years of opposition from local business groups, Portland will introduce a policy to restrict the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure in the city.


Firefighter recruits training at a Portland fire station
Firefighter recruits training at a Portland fire station PORTLAND FIRE BUREAU

Audit Finds Accountability and Diversity Lacking in Portland Fire Bureau
Portland’s Fire Bureau has an “incoherent” accountability system, according to a report published by the city auditor’s office.


A scene from the 2020 racial justice protests in downtown Portland.
A scene from the 2020 racial justice protests in downtown Portland. MATHIEU LEWIS-ROLLAND

Portland Remains Out of Compliance With DOJ Settlement
It’s been 16 months since Portland first fell out of compliance with the settlement agreement it made with the US Department of Justice regarding police use-of-force—and the city has made few improvements since.


Lidia Yuknavitch Q & A: Portland’s Proud Misfit Author on Her Novel Thrust
Beloved Portland author Lidia Yuknavitch is a writer for misfits in a city of misfits. In this interview, she updates us on her new novel, her downtown writing center, and how she keeps creativity flowing.


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JOE NEWTON

Savage Love: Licensed and Bonded
In this week’s Savage Love: Dan discusses dopamine bonding, cuck participation levels, and his initial thoughts on the Supreme Court overturn of Roe v. Wade.


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