GOOD MORNING, SUNDAY! It’s the perfect time to compensate for a few of the nice reporting and stories the Mercury churned out this week! (PRO TIP: If you despise being “the last to know,” then be one of many first to know by signing up for Mercury newsletters! All the most recent tales shipped on to your e mail’s in-box… after which… YOUR HEAD.)
• City Elections Office Upholds Campaign Penalty Against Council Candidate Rene Gonzalez
The metropolis elections office stays convinced that city council candidate Rene Gonzalez *did* violate small donor election legal guidelines when he accepted—and failed to report—a heavily discounted rental price for a campaign workplace in provided up by a monied donor.
• POP QUIZ PDX
Let’s go, smarty pants! It’s time for the most recent edition of the super-fun trivia game, POP QUIZ PDX. This week: quizzy Qs about shady Portland tycoons, native killer robots, and the many explanation why autumn BLOWS.🧠
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• Wheeler Moves Forward with Controversial Gunshot Detection Technology
Mayor Wheeler is shifting forward with a plan to introduce the controversial gunshot-detection know-how ShotSpotter to Portland—and there a LOT of things that could go incorrect.
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• THE TRASH REPORT
Calling all trash pandas! 🦝 It’s time to root via some gossip with THE TRASH REPORT. This week: attractive Adam Levine, exhausting workin’ Betty White, and wow, Bill Maher is an absolute turd. DIG IN!🗑️
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• Downtown Portland Could Get a Comics Museum
A robust, 21-person board—composed of a few of your favourite comics professionals—is working to discovered a downtown museum called the Northwest Museum of Cartoon Arts.
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• Workers at Southeast Portland Burgerville Location Move to Unionize
A sixth Burgerville store in Portland is hoping to affix the growing Burgerville Workers Union.
• Brown Calculus’ André Burgos Boldly Solos Into Space
André Burgos is understood 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 absolutely blasts off into the cosmic idea rhythm stratosphere.
• Film Review: Vesper Is Superb Science Fiction
The makers of “Vanishing Waves” return with one other superbly bleak sci-fi masterpiece called “Vespers”—playing at Cinemagic for one week only!
• SAVAGE LOVE
In this week’s column: She agreed to an open relationship… so why does she maintain slut-shaming him?
• Here Comes the Mercury’s WING WEEK!
Get ready, tummy! Because this Monday, Oct 3, the Mercury welcomes again some of the delicious weeks of the 12 months: WING WEEK! Six artistic, delectable wings from your fave restaurants… for under $6! 😋
WOW, THAT IS A LOT OF GOOD READIN’. I hope you didn’t have another plans this weekend! Dig in, and remember: Producing all this hard work costs moolah—so please contemplate contributing to the Mercury to keep it all coming! Thanks!