In the wake of one of the deadliest shootings in American history, our city takes up the call to action.
Will a Multnomah County ruling spark a new wave of acceptance for people who don’t identify as male or female?
On a 12-stop tour of Oregon to hear about the challenges and struggles of women and girls, the Women's Foundation's 1987 RV is hitting the road.
Portland is about to elect a new mayor. Again. Maybe this time, it will stick.
Oregon’s attorney general is running for a second term. But first, we size her up.
The "occupation" is over, but the militia movement isn't going anywhere. We’re all bound by the complex history and future of the West.
Portland State’s president wants a new payroll tax. But first, we size him up.
Oregon’s state treasurer is now running for Portland mayor. We size up the pros and cons.
A LIFE AGAINST DEATH
As the national debate on capital punishment shifts, Ron Steiner continues his fight.
The chief petitioner of last year's successful legalization measure talks about where we are now—and where we have to go.
$15 an hour would change a LOT of lives.
Ron Wyden's most secretive staffer helps the senior US senator craft his take on national surveillance.
MOVERS & SHAKERS
A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from gay rights advocates against Jeb Bush to new governor Kate Brown.
The political consultant behind more than 40 Oregon campaigns goes beyond party lines to elect the best person for the job.
No waiting periods, no mandated parental involvement, and no limitations on publicly funded abortions? This is how we got here.
The Office of the Governor's Deputy Chief of Staff has fought for the LGBTQ community, supported people diagnosed with AIDS, and radically changed the face of the state's policy boards. And she's not done yet.
Halfway through his term Portland's mayor reflects on the city's rising skyline, an urban world, and the city's greatest challenge.
As the state’s gray wolf population continues to grow, new legislative stipulations could impede further progress.
We take a by-the-numbers look at Uber's hit & run with City Hall.
Zach Dundas and Catalina Gaitán
Weed! Obamacare! Equal rights! The Koch Brothers! In this month’s off-year election, Oregon mirrors the gnarly state of national politics.