Politics

Interview

Incoming City Commissioner Carmen Rubio on Her New Gig, Latinx COVID-19 Rates, and More

"I think you are hearing the community loud and clear tell us what they prioritize.... community justice ... public safety ... addressing root causes of syst...

08/01/2020 By Denise Castañon

Breaking News

Federal Law Enforcement Will Begin Leaving Portland on July 30

Governor Kate Brown announced a "phased withdrawal" of the federal officers.

07/29/2020 By Marty Patail

Viewpoint

Ted Wheeler’s Strange Odyssey into the Portland Protests

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler came to hear the people—and stayed for a taste of tear gas.

07/23/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Portland Protests

Oregon's Leaders React to the DHS Presence in Portland

“The President is intentionally provoking unrest and discord, and our community will not stand for it. He purports to be a law and order President, but his Administration’s actions are political bluster and are making our city and our country less safe.”

07/17/2020 By Gabriel Granillo and Eden Dawn

Coronavirus

What's Going on With Oregon's Unemployment?

As of this week, OED has announced a new app, a new act to give $500 to people who haven't gotten their claims, and there's a new lawsuit aimed at the department.

07/17/2020 By Eden Dawn

Portland Pride

Part of a Landmark LGBTQ Case, a Portland Teacher Finds Redemption

Brett Bigham took to Twitter to sort out his feelings about it all. A lot of people took notice.

06/17/2020 By Julia Silverman

Essay

Can White Portland's Fragility Handle a Megaquake?

Nope. But here we are anyway.

06/16/2020 By Tiara Darnell

Social Justice

They’re Turning Up for Black Lives Matter in Rural and Small-Town Oregon, Too

From Tillamook to St. Helens, the protest movement is spreading beyond the metro area.

06/08/2020 By Christen McCurdy

Photo Essay

Viewpoint: Portland's Protests Underscore Why the Police Are Feared

Our digital editor's view from the front lines of this weekend's protests.

06/01/2020 Photography by Gabriel Granillo

What Now?

We Should All Vote by Mail. Here's Why.

Oregon went first. Will all 49 other states be forced to follow?

06/01/2020

Photo Essay

The Aftermath of Friday Night's Protests

Portlanders took to the streets to protest the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Here are the scenes they left behind.

05/30/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Politics

7 Takeaways from Oregon’s Pandemic Primary

What to know about the biggest races

05/19/2020 By Julia Silverman

Pulp Nonfiction

We Read the Multnomah County Voters’ Pamphlet So You Don’t Have To

But you’ll want to anyway—for the thrills!

05/02/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Coronavirus

What Will Oregon Shops Need to Do When They Reopen?

A new draft from Gov. Kate Brown's office outlines what retail life might look in the first phase of reopening.

04/30/2020 By Eden Dawn

Voting Time

A Handy, Quick Guide to Local Candidates in the May 19 Primary

Coronavirus hasn't canceled the upcoming vote.

04/24/2020 By Margaret Seiler and Julia Silverman

Politics

With Oregon’s Closed Primaries, Nonaffiliated Voters Have a Much Shorter Ballot

Nearly a million registered voters won’t be able to cast a vote for president or their state rep in May—unless they choose a party by April 28.

04/21/2020 By Margaret Seiler

School's Out

BREAKING: Gov. Kate Brown Closes Oregon Schools for the Remainder of the School Year

The decision was expected. But that doesn't mean it hurts any less.

04/08/2020 By Julia Silverman

Red Tape

Oregon Businesses Can Make the Gear Doctors Desperately Need. So What's the Holdup?

Federal regulations, a lack of funding, and no clear direction from the top, for starters.

03/31/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Portland’s Small Business Grant Applications Are Open until April 1

Portland’s Small Business Relief Fund is aimed at getting $2,000—$10,000 grants to 200 small businesses. Some say that’s not nearly enough.

03/30/2020 By Eden Dawn

How We’re Coping

Coronavirus Brings a ‘New Normal’ for Local Campaigns

Primary candidates for the Oregon House pivot to phone banks, digital meet-ups, and just checking in.

03/17/2020 By Margaret Seiler