Outdoor News

A New All-Access Permitting System Might Open Up Oregon's Outdoors

The proposed law rolls camping, fishing, hunting, parking, and ATV permits into a unified system.

03/12/2019 By Wriik Maui

Politics

Jeff Merkley Wants to Make Kitten Murder Illegal

You read that right. The bipartisan "KITTEN Act" would prohibit killing kittens used in USDA lab testing.

03/07/2019 By Marty Patail

Cannabis: Rules & Regs

How the OLCC Scrambled to Regulate Oregon's Cannabis Industry

It's been quite the process.

02/26/2019 By Marty Patail

Environmental News

Is Oregon About to Get a Shiny New Wilderness Area?

The Senate just passed a massive public lands package—and it includes some sweet promises for lovers of Oregon's rainforests and rivers.

02/14/2019 By Wriik Maui

Wine News

The Van Duzer Corridor Is Oregon's Newest Wine Region. Was the Drama Worth It?

It took eight years and congressional intervention to create the Van Duzer Corridor: Oregon's 19th viticultural area. Will winemakers actually use the designation?

02/12/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Politics

Kate Brown and Knute Buehler, in Their Own Words

We ask the major-party gubernatorial candidates about what's best for Oregon.

10/17/2018 By Marty Patail

Nature

Should Oregon Kill Sea Lions to Save the Salmon?

Sea lions are scarfing the Columbia River's already struggling salmon populations. Now some politicians want to kill them.

10/17/2018 By Ramona DeNies

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