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.)


City Elections Office Upholds Campaign Penalty Against Council Candidate Rene Gonzalez

The city elections office remains convinced that city council candidate Rene Gonzalez *did* violate small donor election laws when he accepted—and failed to report—a heavily discounted rental rate for a campaign office in offered up by a monied donor.

Suzette Smith

POP QUIZ PDX

Let's go, smarty pants! It's time for the newest edition of the super-fun trivia game, POP QUIZ PDX. This week: quizzy Qs about shady Portland tycoons, local killer robots, and the many reasons why autumn BLOWS.🧠

COFFEEANDMILK / ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS

Wheeler Moves Forward with Controversial Gunshot Detection Technology

Mayor Wheeler is moving forward with a plan to introduce the controversial gunshot-detection technology ShotSpotter to Portland—and there a LOT of things that could go wrong.

GETTY IMAGES / EVGEN_PROZHYRKO

THE TRASH REPORT

Calling all trash pandas! 🦝 It's time to root through some gossip with THE TRASH REPORT. This week: horny Adam Levine, hard workin' Betty White, and wow, Bill Maher is an absolute turd. DIG IN!🗑️

BRIAN TO / GETTY IMAGES ENTERTAINMENT

Downtown Portland Could Get a Comics Museum

A robust, 21-person board—composed of some of your favorite comics professionals—is working to found a downtown museum called the Northwest Museum of Cartoon Arts.

CARTOON ART MUSEUM

Workers at Southeast Portland Burgerville Location Move to Unionize

A sixth Burgerville store in Portland is hoping to join the growing Burgerville Workers Union.

TYLER GROSS

Brown Calculus' André Burgos Boldly Solos Into Space

André Burgos is known to Portlanders as one half of the post-soul / space-jazz duo Brown Calculus. However, he also performs and records as Brown Calvin—where he fully blasts off into the cosmic concept rhythm stratosphere.

EAT CHO

Film Review: Vesper Is Superb Science Fiction

The makers of "Vanishing Waves" return with another beautifully bleak sci-fi masterpiece called "Vespers"—playing at Cinemagic for one week only!

IFC Films

SAVAGE LOVE

In this week's column: She agreed to an open relationship... so why does she keep slut-shaming him?

Joe Newton

Here Comes the Mercury's WING WEEK!

Get ready, tummy! Because this Monday, Oct 3, the Mercury welcomes back one of the most delicious weeks of the year: WING WEEK! Six creative, delectable wings from your fave restaurants... for only $6! 😋

Holler

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