Politics

New York Times Writer Nicholas Kristof Resigns to Weigh a Run for Oregon Governor

It's another step toward a run for Oregon governor for the longtime journalist.

10/14/2021 By Fiona McCann

Health Care

Where Do Reproductive Rights Stand in Oregon—and How Can We Move the Dial for Others?

In the wake of the news from Texas, we talked to Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon Executive Director An Do to find out whether Oregonians should be concerned, and what they can do to help.

09/03/2021 By Fiona McCann

Politics

Why Doesn’t Oregon Have a Lieutenant Governor?

We’re one of only five states without the title that led to Kathy Hochul's taking Andrew Cuomo's former office this week.

08/24/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Politics

The Campaign to Recall Mayor Ted Wheeler Is Sputtering

Organizers admit they are way behind on signature gathering goals, and the heat wave won't help.

08/11/2021 By Cami Hughes

Politics

The Effort to Recall Ted Wheeler Kicked Off Last Week. How's It Going?

Trying to read the tea leaves on the city's mood as signature gathering gets underway.

07/21/2021 By Gabriel Granillo and Julia Silverman

Politics

Ron Wyden Talks Climate Change and Police Reform

The US Senator told us about the clean energy proposal, his personal reasons for funding mental health first response teams across America, and his conviction that nobody should bet against Portland.  

07/15/2021 By Fiona McCann

Politics

The 2021 Legislative Session Is Almost Complete. Let's Review.

Here's what you need to know as lawmakers prepare to wrap things up in Salem

06/09/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

5 Takeaways from an Under-the-Radar Election Night

Yup, there was an election in Oregon tonight. Here’s what you need to know about the results.

05/18/2021 By Julia Silverman and Margaret Seiler

Politics

The Strangest Election in America Right Now Is This Portland School Board Race

The backstory on how Facebook pleas, a Zoom call, and a late change of heart created chaos in North Portland’s Zone 4.

04/11/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Politics

Filibuster Reform Is Having a Moment. Jeff Merkley Can Take a Lot of the Credit.

Oregon's junior senator has been agitating for changing the system since 2009.

03/25/2021 By Julia Silverman

Feature

When ‘Back to School’ Becomes a Battle Cry

The debate over reopening schools in Portland gets very, very personal.

02/13/2021 By Julia Silverman

Opinion

How to Lose an Election: An Open Letter to Donald Trump

Gregory McKelvey, campaign manager for Sarah Ianaronne, has advice for Number 45. 

01/20/2021 By Gregory McKelvey

Extremism

A Sociologist’s Take on the Capitol Siege

“They had pipe bombs, they had zip ties, they brought guns with them. It wasn’t just people caught up in the moment.”

01/17/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Q & A

Oregon Representative Suzanne Bonamici Recalls Her Experience as Terrorists Invaded the Capitol

“We heard a couple of footsteps. I didn't look out to see who it was, I didn't want to open the door," she says. "We heard there were people firing guns into...

01/08/2021 By Eden Dawn

News

Oregon Lawmakers Call for the Removal of President Trump

In the wake of violence at the Capitol, some of our local lawmakers are calling for invoking the 25th Amendment and impeachment.

01/07/2021 By Eden Dawn and Fiona McCann

Election

Senators Wyden and Merkley React to the Violence at the US Capitol

After terrorists invaded the Capitol, Oregon's senators condemned the violence.

01/06/2021 By Marty Patail and Fiona McCann

Government

What Will 2021 Have in Store for the Portland City Council?

Watch for police reform, affordable housing and the future of downtown to take center stage.

12/22/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Comparing Lockdown Levels in the West Coast States

Is a freeze by any other name just as strict? Let's find out!

11/18/2020 By Julia Silverman

Interview

After a Close-but-Not-Quite Mayor's Race, What’s Next for Political Whiz Gregory McKelvey?

Portland’s rising political star talks next moves.

11/17/2020 By Fiona McCann

Small Business

What Can Small Businesses Expect Under a Biden Administration?

Better PPP funding, more reasonable loan structures, and even student debt cancellation. The question is: Can he do it?

11/12/2020 By Eden Dawn