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Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler has cut $1.2 million in funding for sobering facilities at the Hooper Detox Center, which serves 12,000 people a year—80 percent of whom are referred by Portland police after being found intoxicated on the street. "I have no idea where the money is going to come from," says Richard Harris, executive director of Central City Concern, which runs the center—whose funding deadline is July 1. "But it seems like a political issue between the county and the city." The mayor's spokesman, Jeremy Van Keuren, says "the door is open" for the city to pick up the slack, but a decision hasn't been made. MATT DAVIS

DIGITAL

The Oregon Bus Project and the political bloggers at Loaded Orygun (loadedorygun.blogspot.com) are hosting a forum this Tuesday at Acme (1305 SE 8th, 7pm) to hash out "Digital Politics" and what web-based campaigning means for the future. It's being moderated by renowned author/blogger/strategist David Sirota. Oh, and the Mercury's own Amy J. Ruiz is on the panel, along with hotshot Kari Chisholm of BlueOregon.com. And it's free. SCOTT MOORE

Vote!

Don't forget—ballots are due on Tuesday, May 15. Need help voting on the four city measures that could change our form of government? Head to portlandmercury.com for the Mercury Editorial Board's endorsements. (Not interested in our endorsements? Here's the shorthand: NO on Measure 26-91, the one that would change the form of government, and YES on the other three measures. Adkins and Schultz for school board.) AMY J. RUIZ

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