Politics

The Strange Rise of Greg Walden, Oregon's Only Republican Congressman

His climb keeps getting weirder and weirder. So what's the cost?

08/14/2018 By Nigel Duara Illustrations by Max-O-Matic

Mustang Tally

Does Oregon Have Too Many Wild Horses?

The feds think so—and they want Congress to approve a plan to thin the herd.

07/17/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Man vs. Monument

Will Trump Ransack Oregon's Public Lands?

Southern Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou could be the next national monument on the Administration's hit list.

05/22/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Parks Policy

What's the Hold-Up with Oregon's New Office of Outdoor Recreation?

We called the parks agency to find out.

04/27/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

The Oregon Woman: She's Running

Women Are Running for Office in Record Numbers in 2018

Meet four Oregon women stepping into the arena for the first time.

04/24/2018 By Eden Dawn

The Oregon Woman: Into the Arena

Portlander Ana del Rocío Shakes Up the Civic Scene

From serving on the David Douglas school board to spearheading statewide efforts to elect more progressive candidates of color, the 31-year-old works for change.

04/24/2018 By Emilly Prado

Hunger in Oregon

Can We Solve Oregon’s Hunger Crisis with Big-Picture Boldness?

In a state that suffers one of the nation's highest rates of food insecurity, what could we do better?

04/24/2018 By Marty Patail

Politics

No Woman of Color Has Ever Served on Portland City Council. This Election Could Change That.

Meet the contenders in this historic race.

03/27/2018 By Beth Slovic Illustrations by Alice Mollon

Long Story Short

Republican Senator Jackie Winters Has Spent Decades Shaping Oregon

The Senate minority leader—and our state's longest serving black senator—talks conservatives, food banks, and barbecue.

03/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

PDX Index

How Will the Tax Code Changes Affect Oregon?

Here's how to make sense of the new Republican-backed tax plan.

03/27/2018 By Katelyn Best

Cannabis: West Is Best

How the American West Became the Wild Cannabis Frontier

The story of modern marijuana isn't just how it’s been smoked, but who smokes it.

01/30/2018 By Marty Patail

Obituary

Vera Katz Was the First Mayor of the Portland We Know Today

The Oregon political legend has died at 84. Her life was epic.

12/12/2017 By Zach Dundas

Long Story Short

Meet Adrienne Nelson, the Second Black Female Judge in Oregon History

"I moved to Oregon in the summer of 1994. When I got here, people were honest about the fact that there’s not a lot of diversity."

09/13/2017 By Eden Dawn

Dispatch

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden Talks Russia, Republicans, and Reproductive Rights

Our man in DC says it's going to be OK.

09/13/2017 By Marty Patail

News

Senator Ron Wyden Has Been Trying to Fix Wildfire Funding Since 2013

His solution won't help the Gorge right now, but it could help prevent future fires.

09/07/2017 By Marty Patail

Environment

Meet the Oregon Attorney Suing President Trump over Climate Change

Julia Olson's clients? The kids who will have to live through it.

08/14/2017 By Ciara O'Rourke

Forest Park: The Future

Forest Park Is About to Change—For Better or Worse

After decades of dreaming, big shifts—from a shiny visitors center to mountain bike trails—await the city's crown jewel.

05/15/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

PDX Index

Bottle Bill 2.0: Oregon Upgrades a Recycling Milestone

As of April 1, the new bottle and can deposit is 10 cents. We break down the rest of the numbers.

04/17/2017 By Rachel Sandstrom Morrison