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 City Council appointed the first of three key government transition committees (pledged with dividing the city into four voting districts), bringing the city one step closer to implementing a new form of government by 2025.
Let's go, brainiacs! It's time to play another super fun edition of our local trivia quiz! This week: local kangaroo bans, your choice for what disgusting term to put on your license plate, and LEAVE OUR DOGS ALONE, THIEVES!!
Rose Wong on celebrating Lunar New Year by eating alone. "Since moving to the United States, in 2009, I’ve lived in cities that became home and found friends who love me almost like family... but on days like Lunar New Year, I feel very far away from home...."
After lots of public pushback, Mayor Wheeler is now seeking a vendor for a year-long gunshot detection pilot program. This time, members of the public will have an opportunity to question potential vendors.
The Portland Thorns fired their head athletic trainer and an assistant coach after a NWSL investigation found that both staff members engaged in inappropriate conduct last year.
In this week's hot edition of Jenni Moore's HEAR IN PORTLAND, she has the latest news on a new, obsession-worthy Wynne music video, even more Portland Music Month shows, and wait... the Roots are playing in Portland!? When? Soon!
Who's ready for some hot goss? 🙋♀️ This week: monkey business at OHSU, get Monica Lewinsky's name out of your mouth, and stop stealing our eggs, okay?!? 🥚
Wastewater treatment and cold-weather road maintenance could be majorly disrupted next week as over 600 city workers plan to strike over wages.
This week: "My BF has HIV which has been undetectable for more than a decade—but we want sexy play pals. How much info should we reveal to these potential hookups?"
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