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 Council Will Threaten to Withhold Homeless Service Funding Unless County Pays for Rental Assistance
Portland City Council threatened to gut the annual budget for the region's agency dedicated to addressing homelessness if county legislators didn't dole out additional funding to cover regional rent assistance.
Test that brain! 🧠 See how well YOU score on this week's super-fun POP QUIZ PDX! Featuring: the latest local political scandals, Thanksgiving quandaries, and Portland g-g-g-GRAVE ROBBERS?! 😲
• Portlander Shot By Security Guard With Alleged White Nationalist Ties Calls on DA to Convict
Kolby Ross is accusing the county prosecutor's office of mishandling a case that let a shooter walk free—after killing one man and critically injuring another.
• Mister Goose Steamed Sandwiches Keep It Simple in St. Helens
Mister Goose is a total steamed sandwich, full bar, stern-goose-wearing-a-tiny-cowboy-hat-painting vibe. But is it worth the drive? Our review tells the tale.
• Multnomah County Board Seeks to Rename Sauvie Island Bridge
Multnomah County commissioners voted to advance a plan to rename the Sauvie Island Bridge to more accurately reflect the indigenous population that first inhabited the area.
This week we're elbow deep in celebrity & political gossip, featuring big gay wins for Democrats, Tiffany Trump's rainy wedding day 😢, and for god's sake leave dreamy Chris Evans ALONE.
• Climate Advocates Eye Opportunity to Restrict Fossil Fuels in Portland Charter
Eager to see progress on Portland’s climate goals, environmental advocates are urging the Charter Review Commission to propose a charter amendment that would oppose the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure in the city.
• The Mosh Critique: Jean Dawson at Holocene
Jean Dawson says he doesn't think of himself as a rapper—his work is great reminder of all the places where rap and punk vocals overlap.
• Bike Advocacy Group to Sue Portland Over Lacking Bike and Pedestrian Infrastructure
Bicycle advocacy group BikeLoud PDX announced plans to sue the city of Portland this week, accusing the city of failing to uphold a 1971 state law that requires pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure in street construction projects.
There are a bevy of parties and shows on music columnist Jenni Moore's radar for this week's HEAR IN PORTLAND: A fetish queer dance night w/ Maarquii, a co-headline bill of Hollis and Chong the Nomad, and cats—real ones—destroying a city to shoegaze music.
• Staff at North Interstate New Seasons Join Union Drive
The North Interstate New Seasons store is the eighth to announce its workers’ intent to unionize in the last six months.
In this week's column: He can't help it... he gets hot for shaved armpits. Does this make him anti-feminist? 🤔
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