Mudroom

Upward Bound

It's been 20 years since Barbara Roberts became Oregon's first female governor, and five years since Vera Katz was mayor, and since then, no woman has even been a major candidate for their offices. Emerge America, a Democratic women's boot camp, aims to

01/19/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Guv Watch

Kitzhaber: Sequel or Rerun?

Oregon's guv-in-boots takes a long hard look at another tenure in Salem.

12/11/2009 By Randy Gragg

Mudroom

Toll Position

The mayoral race in Vancouver has a lot more to do with Portland than you would think, as issues about a toll for the Columbia River Crossing shape the campaigns.

10/09/2009 By Zach Dundas

Philanthropists

The $150,000 Question

When Oregonian Pete Seda met Saudi Soliman al Buthe in 1997, the two Muslims became fast friends. Over coffee, they founded the only U.S. chapter of al Haramain, one of Saudi Arabia's largest Islamic charities. Now Seda's under house arrest and al Buthe's

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas

5 Minutes With...

Professor Pain

Torture expert Darius Rejali talks about what sleeping bags have to do with national security.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Politics

Electoral Collage

An extremely long Presidential campaign ended in a historic vote last night, and it feels too soon to give it all up-- our buttons, T-shirts and sloganeering yard signs. We've spent two years stumping for our candidates, are we just supposed to throw that

05/19/2009 By Nino Padova

Good Reads

Teen Spirit

Politically savvy twins pen a book and raise an army -- at 19.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Politics

Oregon’s Options

Poor Tonya Harding. First she was a lauded local superstar. Then a fallen hero and a punch line for bad jokes. In Portland this spring, she was even the subject of a musical. And now her name has been co-opted by the murky political world as a type of str

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell