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January 28th, 2020

“Rather than rehearsing nineteenth-century reform as a history of bourgeois abolitionists having tea and organizing anti-slavery bazaars for their friends, Jackson offers electrifying accounts of Boston freedom fighters locking down courthouses and brawling with the police. We learn of preachers concealing guns in crat

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Becky Jo’s Carfree Life: Seats and Undercarriage Issues

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Mossaudi phone hacks, plague incorporated and electro mummies + this day in history w/the Knickerbocker Storm and our song of the day by Four Tet w/Ellie Goulding on your Morning Monarchy for January 28, 2020.

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Send Us Your “Online Dating War Story”—and Win Big Bucks! (Deadline Friday!)

by Wm. Steven Humphrey FR86 / GETTY IMAGESWe’ve all been there—an onlin

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Well, this explains a lot.

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Here are the latest Portland job listings on PDX Pipeline including On the Move, Forward Together, Delmain & more!

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KTVZ reported yesterday that Johnny Carino’s (the Italian restaurant chain on the north end of town at the Cascade Village shopping center) is closed. Another one down. Johnny Carino’s Italian Restaurant closed its doors after nearly 15 years, citing rising costs and falling sales. “After nearly 15 years, we ha

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Good Morning, News: Christian Trial Begins, No Charges In Police Shooting, and BEARDS!

by Blair Stenvick Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things to Do in Portland today.

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We have had an exceptionally wet and dreary winter thus far.  Rain seems never ending. Sometimes I want to yell at the sky to stop with the rain. It's oppressing.  The long gray.  Winter in Oregon. Besides the damp wet hanging in the air, even when its not raining, we contend with short days and a lot of darkness.  I

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The Truth Behind the Great G36 ControversyThe G36 is evidently the rifle the German army uses. I've never heard of it, much less heard any of the controversy surrounding it. The reason I am posting this is that Ian does a great job of explaining the situation and how it became a such a hot-butto

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From the Wild Steelhead Coalition We at the Wild Steelhead Coalition are extremely disappointed that the Department of Fish and Wildlife has approved Cooke Aquaculture’s application to farm “steelhead” in Washington’s public waters. It is particularly concerning that WDFW failed …

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buy bitcoin along withCredit report & & Debit Card Buying bitcoins using credit scores and also debit cards is just […]

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Shortly after taking office as Idaho Attorney General in January 1983, I took a crash course in the life-and-death struggles of Idaho’s anadromous fish. The U.S. Supreme Court set oral argument that March for a case filed years earlier by a prior AG, Wayne Kidwell. The lawsuit was against Oregon and Washington, claiming t

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Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni (1757-1821) Ferdinand Herold (1791-1833) Alexander Mackenzie (1822-1892) Arthur Rubinstein (1887-1982) Vittorio Rieti (1898-1994) Michael Head (1900-1976) Ronnie Scott (1927-1996) Acker Bilk (1929-2014) Sir John Tavener (1944-2013) Richard Danielpour (1956) and Colette (1873-1954) Jackson Pollock

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Go behind-the-scenes of Twentieth Century Studios’ “The Call of the Wild” with the making-of featurette “Adventure Companions” . Adapted from the beloved literary classic, 20th Century Studios’ “The Call of the Wild” vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic li

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A beer style that is not all that common these days will be the featured beer on February 1st in Redmond, Oregon when Wild Ride Brewing hosts its 2020 PorterMania. Yes, a festival dedicated to Porters, 17 of them, will take place on Saturday from 2:00-7:00pm. Entry into PorterMania is $20.00 and includes a festival […

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January 27th, 2020

But then, it's run by Democratics, so.... How desperate are they? You have to get a permit to stargaze, now. I am not making this up. Here is a story that shows progressive policies to be not only destructive, but...

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Razzle Dazzle

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Wonderful World of IKEA

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February 14-15 @ Portland Spirit – Experience spectacular river views of the Portland skyline, live music and a fantastic four course meal.

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February 13 @ Aladdin Theater – With her new album, Shine Bright, Ball set out to, in her words, “Make the best Marcia Ball record I could make.”

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by Anonymous To the lady who hired my apprentice and myself, to style (hair and makeup) a few girls aged 7-9, you’re sick. You are a woman, and a jewelry designer here in town. I am disgusted that after styling an 8 year old girl and getting her makeup camera ready (nothing

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February 13 @ Revolution Hall – Throughout history, unity starts on the dancefloor. From ancient tribal cultures to neon night clubs, beats bring bodies together.

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I leave for florida soon. The people drone on on the radio. All is weariness 

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February 7 @ Roseland Theater – Dark Star Orchestra’s shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these seven fine musicians.

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Grand Jury Rules Officer Who Fatally Shot Koben Henriksen Acted in Self-Defense

by Blair Stenvick MIGUEL MARIN / EYEEM / GETTY IMAGESThe Port

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February 7&8 at Oaks Park! Break Neck Betties vs. Guns N Rollers on February 7 followed by The Heartless Heathers vs. High Rollers on February 8!

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Come watch Super Bowl 2020 with Eastburn Public House on February 2! Showing on 3 Screens upstairs (24ft, 14ft & 8ft projector screens) and 3 TV’s in the Taproom with delicious food and drink specials!

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SUB-BIDS REQUESTED Salem Public Library Improvement Project BID DATE & TIME: Friday, February 14th 2020 @ 2:00pm PST Bid Packages: Subcontractors for Construction Divisions 02 through 32, except for Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (which is already procured) JOB WALK: Tuesday, February 4th @ 2PM; Meet at Library

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The lively, spirited Ball, considered to be the most authentic Louisiana Mardi Gras celebration in the Pacific Northwest, will be held Saturday, February 22nd at the Wonder Ballroom.

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Today: Greg is now obsessed with his rideshare rating, are we actually living in Black Mirror at this point (yes), a guy tries to register something that's not an animal for a support animal, and more - have a great night all, we love ya!

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Wednesdays @ Club Privata – Club Privata’s put the Hump in Hump Day every Wednesday. Enjoy a special private night with two floors of adult play space, full-service bar, dance music, and sexy people to meet, greet, explore and Hump!

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February 2 @ Dantes – Get ready for a sinful circus of burlesque, fire-dancing, DJs & debauchery! Every Sunday night for 19 years…Sinferno Dabaret is the longest-running weekly cabaret show on the west coast!

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First things first: the 12th annual Zwickelmania returns this February! It’s one of my favorite beer events of the year (though to be fair, most of them are my “favorite”) and provides a fun glimpse behind the scenes of the Oregon beer industry. I’ll be working to update my Zwickelmania …

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Governor Brown asked about I-5 Rose Quarter project at City Club event

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These are the congressional districts, at present. The areas in pretty colors are largely controlled by (recently arrived) Democratics and Leftists (but I repeat myself). The big brown area is much more sparsely populated, and mainly (with the exception of...

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Each month McMenamins Old St. Francis School hosts its History Pub, free presentations on the history of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest (and usually fairly local). The Deschutes Historical Museum co-sponsors the monthly event, and announced the kick off to its 2020 series taking place Tuesday, January 25, featuring 

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February 13-16 @ Pix Patisserie – A special Valentine’s tea service for two, consisting of 20 sweet and savory bite sized treats, two pots of Townshend’s tea and two glass of sparkling wine.

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Don't Miss the Valentine-Themed I, Anonymous Show!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Coming at you on Thursday, February 6—it's a special Valentines-themed edition

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by Mercury EverOut Staff Portland Seafood & Wine Festival Sip a lotta wine, eat a lotta fish! Sounds pretty simple, right? This annual celebration of coastal drinking an

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“Alone in the silence, I understand for a moment the dread which many feel in the presence of primeval desert, the unconscious fear which compels them to tame…its implacable indifference.” Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

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February 1 @ Aladdin Theater – Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono are two legends of Hawaiian music.

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There's just one teensy problem: the power grid's maxed out. Scott Zollinger was well on his way to building a new barn on his property in Marion County and putting enough solar panels on top of it to offset the...

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Press Play: Music News for the Week of January 27

by Robert Ham Stephen Malkmus, Chris Funk, and Matt Sweeney

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Media Monarchy plays Las Kellies, Raging Nathans, Sheafs and more on #PumpUpThaVolume for January 27, 2020. ♬

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February 1-2, 8-9, 14-16 @ Hip Chicks Do Wine – We’ve paired up with local chocolatiers for a fun Chocolate and Wine Pairing! We’ll pair 4 of their locally-made hand-crafted truffles and one caramel from Jonboy Caramels in Seattle with 5 of our wines.

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by Mercury EverOut Staff Rizo: Losing the Lady Blessed with a dump truck full of charisma, gargantuan eyelashes, and lungs that can blow out the back of any theater, Her Ladysh

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Ostensibly, it was important to drag this along to a "town hall" session to talk housing policy, and as you might expect: If a housing policy talk sounds like a sedate happening, you haven't been in Portland long. Though far...

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by Anonymous Let's say someone was slicing onions for burritos, that their family just "LOVED, DAD!", and during this process sliced off a considerable portion of their ring finger and never found "the piece" mixed up with all those onions, staunched the bleeding, cleaned up m

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If you're an Oregonian, the answer is likely no. That's because although the law was enacted years ago, Oregon politicians refused to go along. Even though Congress mandated 15 years ago that states adopt stricter standards for issuing driver’s licenses,...

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