Blair Stenvick, Portland Mercury

Blair Stenvick

Portland Mercury

Portland, OR, United States

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Recent articles by Blair:

Good Morning, News: It's Still Cold Out, Omicron Hits Oregon Hard, and the CDC Says "Get Back to Work!"

The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe Portland benefits from smart, local journalism and arts coverage, please consider making a small monthly contribution, because without you, there is no us. Thanks for your support! Good morning, Portland! This is, I'm sad to say, my very last Good Morning, News post—I'm moving on to a new job in the new… → Read More

Good Morning, News: Portland's COVID Test Shortage, New NASA Telescope, and Our Favorite Books of the Year

The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe Portland benefits from smart, local journalism and arts coverage, please consider making a small monthly contribution, because without you, there is no us. Thanks for your support! Good morning, Portland! Looking for a good book to dive into on this Winter Solstice? Look no further than this list of our… → Read More

Good Morning, News: Omicron Warnings, McMenamins Hacked, and Vaccines Aren't the Mark of the Beast

The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe Portland benefits from smart, local journalism and arts coverage, please consider making a small monthly contribution, because without you, there is no us. Thanks for your support! Good morning, Portland! And a special good morning to my new dog, Josephine, who is perfect in every way: And here are the… → Read More

Good Afternoon, News: Cascadia's Failing on Climate Change, Quakes off the Coast, and More Bad Supreme Court News

The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe Portland benefits from smart, local journalism and arts coverage, please consider making a small monthly contribution, because without you, there is no us. Thanks for your support! Good afternoon, Portland! Here's the latest on local news, national news, and a little bit of fun. In local news: • A new… → Read More

Good Afternoon, News: PPS Student Vaccine Delay, Brown Commutes 74 Sentences, and Crypto.Com Arena (LOL)

The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe Portland benefits from smart, local journalism and arts coverage, please consider making a small monthly contribution, because without you, there is no us. Thanks for your support! Good afternoon, Portland! Here's the latest on local news, national news, and a little bit of fun. In local news: • The… → Read More

Watch: Portland Band The Doubleclicks Pen Geeky, Emotional Musical About Being Nonbinary

Over the last few years, Laser Malena-Webber—one half of the Portland-based folk-pop-comedy band The Doubleclicks—has been grappling with coming out as nonbinary, getting gender-confirming surgery, and the inherent challenges of being a human being with a body. “As I came out as a nonbinary person, I read a lot a of stories about robots and thought a lot about myself,” they say. “I increasingly… → Read More

Good Afternoon, News: Burgerville Union Victory, Polar Bear Family Reunion, and Britney's Free, Bitch

The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe Portland benefits from smart, local journalism and arts coverage, please consider making a small monthly contribution, because without you, there is no us. Thanks for your support! Good afternoon, Portland! Here's the latest on local news, national news, and a little bit of fun. In local news: • We… → Read More

Good Morning, News: Portland City Council Funds More Cops, Flint Lead Settlement, and Rittenhouse's Crocodile Tears

The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe Portland benefits from smart, local journalism and arts coverage, please consider making a small monthly contribution, because without you, there is no us. Thanks for your support! Good morning, Portland! Alert: The Mercury's shot and beer week is already halfway over! Here are the headlines. • The ACLU… → Read More

Good Morning, News: Wheeler Wants Cash for Cops, Vaccine Doses for Kids Delayed, and Biden's New Vax Mandate

The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe Portland benefits from smart, local journalism and arts coverage, please consider making a small monthly contribution, because without you, there is no us. Thanks for your support! Good morning, Portland! Here we are, four days into November of 2021. Time inevitably marches on. Anyway, here are the… → Read More

Good Morning, News: Curbing Portland's Traffic Deaths, It's Election Day, and a New Thorns GM

The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe Portland benefits from smart, local journalism and arts coverage, please consider making a small monthly contribution, because without you, there is no us. Thanks for your support! Good morning, Portland! After reading these headlines, you might need a drink—and you won’t want to miss the Mercury’s… → Read More

Good Morning, News: New Oregon Vax Milestone, Schrader Gets Challenger, and US Torture Victim Testifies

The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe Portland benefits from smart, local journalism and arts coverage, please consider making a small monthly contribution, because without you, there is no us. Thanks for your support! Good morning, Portland! Looking for a good scare? Check out SLAY, our very own short horror film fest, streaming online and… → Read More

Stream These Indigenous-Made Films from the Portland Film Festival

Oregon celebrated its first official Indigenous People’s Day last week—but considering that all non-Native people are currently on stolen land, you shouldn’t need a special holiday to learn about and support Indigenous people and cultures. One way to do this is by watching some of the Indigenous-made films currently available to stream through the Portland Film Festival (PFF), which runs through… → Read More

Good Morning, News: Dan Ryan's Challenger, New Oregon Employee Vaccine Deadline, and the John Deere Strike

The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe Portland benefits from smart, local journalism and arts coverage, please consider making a small monthly contribution, because without you, there is no us. Thanks for your support! Good morning, Portland! Happy day-between-Hump-Day-and-the-weekend. Here are the headlines. • Most Oregon public employees… → Read More

New Oregon Supreme Court Ruling Will Likely Clear State’s Death Sentences

A ruling issued by the Oregon Supreme Court Thursday morning will likely have the effect of clearing all current death sentences in the state, and possibly ending Oregon’s death penalty. The case, State v. Bartol, saw David Ray Bartol appealing his 2016 death sentence for fatally stabbing a fellow prison inmate. In this case, Bartol’s lawyers argued that Bartol’s death sentence should no longer… → Read More

Good Afternoon, News: Thorns Fans Turn Up the Pressure, Another Wheeler Staff Exodus, and a Malaria Vaccine

The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe Portland benefits from smart, local journalism and arts coverage, please consider making a small monthly contribution, because without you, there is no us. Thanks for your support! Good afternoon, Portland! Here's the latest on local news, national news, and a little bit of fun. In local news: •… → Read More

Good Morning, News: Slow Oregon COVID Decline, County Chair Race Heats Up, and Facebook Whistleblower Goes Off

The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe Portland benefits from smart, local journalism and arts coverage, please consider making a small monthly contribution, because without you, there is no us. Thanks for your support! Good morning, Portland! Get ready for another cool, drizzly, perfect Portland fall day. Here are the headlines. • The… → Read More

Good Afternoon, News: Portland City Council Legislates by Nextdoor, NASCAR's Coming, and Dreams Stalled in Congress

The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe Portland benefits from smart, local journalism and arts coverage, please consider making a small monthly contribution, because without you, there is no us. Thanks for your support! Good afternoon, Portland! Here's the latest on local news, national news, and a little bit of fun. In local news: •… → Read More

Good Morning, News: New Oregon Congressional Map, Another Gov Candidate, and Biden's Infrastructure Bill Imperiled

The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe Portland benefits from smart, local journalism and arts coverage, please consider making a small monthly contribution, because without you, there is no us. Thanks for your support! Good morning, Portland! Here's some good news to start your day with: The Mercury's Wing Week returns next week! Here are… → Read More

Good Morning, News: Newberg Students Speak Out, Shaping Downtown Portland's Future, and the Theranos Trial

The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe Portland benefits from smart, local journalism and arts coverage, please consider making a small monthly contribution, because without you, there is no us. Thanks for your support! Good morning, Portland! Did you hear the news about Wing Week?! Okay, here are the headlines. • Remember a simpler time,… → Read More

Good Afternoon, News: Clean & Safe Gets Pushback, Schools and COVID Confusion, and Another Portland Heat Record

The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe Portland benefits from smart, local journalism and arts coverage, please consider making a small monthly contribution, because without you, there is no us. Thanks for your support! Good afternoon, Portland! Here's the latest on local news, national news, and a little bit of fun. In local news: • On… → Read More