YOUR SUNDAY READING LIST: Controversial Landmarks, Trans Child Protection, and Craigslist’s Missed Connection! – Blogville

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GOOD SUNDAY MORNING! It’s a great time to catch up on some of the great reporting and stories that Mercury out this week! (PRO TIP: If you hate being “the last to know”, then be one of the first know by register for Mercury newsletters! All the latest stories delivered straight to your email inbox…and then…YOUR HEAD.)


• Following anti-trans bills, Oregon healthcare providers anticipate surge in patients
As anti-trans bills pop up across the country, Oregon doctors who provide gender-affirming care are doubling down.

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• The Trash Report: Good Shade, Bad Vibes, and Ugly Shoes
Treat yourself ! This is the latest edition of Elinor Jones’ new gossip column, THE TRASH REPORT. This week: Garbage King Ted Cruz, Portland homes for less than half a thousand, and a *chef’s kiss* failed Craigslist login!

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• What to do with controversial monuments? Portland calls for outside help
Portland has issued a call for project proposals from contractors interested in gathering community feedback on what should happen to the monuments toppled in the 2020 protests – and what should become of other city landmarks considered controversial .

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Nathan Howard/Getty News

POP QUIZ PDX
This week in POP QUIZ PDX: Answer sassy trivia about local scandals, enter to win a FREE PIZZA from our friends at Atlas Pizza, and (you know you want one) pick your new dad! 🧐

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• Oregon Commission unveils $412 million federal transportation dollar plan
The Oregon Department of Transportation will use an influx of federal funds for road maintenance, safety improvements and highway projects.

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OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

• Wild Love: Only for now
She’s ready for a sexy, lustful relationship again…but the current boy isn’t up to it. Should she cut and run or stay for what he offers? Dan Savage gives expert advice in this week’s SAVAGE LOVE!

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Joe Newton

• Portland housing emergency extended for three years
The Portland City Council has extended its citywide state of housing emergency, first established in 2015, for another three years. Why?

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MOTOYA NAKAMURA / MULTNOMAH COUNTY

• Portland Street Response begins citywide coverage
Portland Street Response, the city’s program that responds to 911 calls related to low-risk behavioral health issues, has officially expanded to respond to calls from across Portland.

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Alex Zielinsky

• CINE/SEEN’s first year spotlights Portland’s underrepresented filmmakers and comedians
“To be able to see the beauty, humanity, creativity and excellence of brown, black and minority people in Portland, filmmaker Ali Godil said of the inaugural CINE/SEEN festival. “It’s definitely going to be a dope night.”

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COURTESY OF CINE/VU


WOW THIS IS A PARCEL GOOD READING. Hope you had no other plans this weekend! Dig and remember: producing all this hard work costs money, so please consider contributing to the Mercury so that everything continues! Thank you!

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