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City and county gearing up for another fight to reform the Portland Police.
City and county gearing up for another fight to reform the Portland Police. Nathan Howard / Getty News

GOOD MORNING, PORTLAND! You know I hopped into my car, didn’t get very far. Before I had you on my mind, why be so Read More

Takeout Club: Local Carts Feature Korean Comfort Food and Wood-Fired Pizza for the Fall

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Takeout Club: Local Carts Feature Korean Comfort Food and Wood-Fired Pizza for the Fall
by Suzette Smith

Fried mozzarella corn dog from Ko Sisters Seoul Food.
Fried mozzarella corn dog from Ko Sisters Seoul Food. Suzette Smith

After spending the summer indoors social distancing, it looks like Portlanders are poised to spend winter outdoors to safely enjoy drinking and dining. This seasonal switcheroo is merely one more topsy-turvey layer on the grandiose and strange cake tower of 2020.

But Portland is better primed for outdoor eating than other cities, in fact we like it! Embracing the spirit of fall weather, pumpkin beer, and outdoor dates, this … Read More

Commissioner Hardesty Responds to Mondainé Abuse Allegations

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Commissioner Hardesty Responds to Mondainé Abuse Allegations
by Alex Zielinski

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty speaking at a 2019 event.
Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty speaking at a 2019 event. Blair Stenvick

It’s been a week since the Mercury published a story with numerous sexual, physical, and psychological abuse allegations against E.D. Mondainé, a pastor and local civil rights advocate.

Since then, Mondainé has stepped down from his position as president of the Portland NAACP chapter. Mondainé held that role since 2018, stepping in after the local NAACP’s former president, Jo Ann Hardesty, was elected to Portland City Council.

Hardesty and Mondainé … Read More

RegEx slow after update from .mdb to .accdb

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I have an old .mdb database. I’ve been using RegEx (re.Pattern) to pull data out of a serial port stream and it’s been working fine. I updated the db to .accdb over the weekend and my RegEx search is suddenly slowing down a lot. Instead of executing in less than .25 second, the searches are taking up to 3 seconds to run.

Any ideas on what changed between .mdb to .accdb to make this happen? Is this a known issue? Are there obvious workarounds,

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New Savage Lovecast: With Disabilities Expert Andrew Gurza

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A woman is considering becoming a 24/7 slave for a man in a don’t-ask-don’t-tell relationship with his wife. But maybe he’s just cheating on the wife? How can you be sure?

Over a decade ago, a woman was in an abusive relationship. He went too far and they broke up. He has been apologizing ever since. Now that she has forgiven him, she wants to connect with him again. Should she?

On the Magnum version of the show, Dan chats with … Read More

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