Politics

Just Exactly What Is Happening in Salem Right Now?

Environmentalists and the timber industry agree to work together, and Senate Republicans don't like it one bit.

02/17/2020 By Julia Silverman

Public Transit

Tell TriMet What You Think About Its Proposed New Max Line

The Southwest Corridor Line would run from downtown to Bridgeport Village.

02/12/2020 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Gordon Sondland Might Be Headed Back Home to Portland

Trump fired the EU Ambassador today

02/07/2020 By Julia Silverman

Library of the Future

Multnomah County Wants to Build Your Dream Library ... in Gresham

At 95,000 square feet, the new branch could rival the iconic downtown location.

02/07/2020 By Kyle Sosa

Nonprofits

Review Concludes Mercy Corps Leadership Made "Missteps, Mistakes" in Handling of Sexual Abuse Case

The board of directors say they accept all of the findings in the independent report

02/05/2020 By Julia Silverman

Arts News

RACC Executive Director Madison Cario Comments on Last Week's Restructure

Cario casts the layoffs as a fiscal decision, while teaching artists with Right Brain harbor questions about the program's future

02/04/2020 By Conner Reed

News

Justice Adrienne Nelson Shares Some 2020 Wisdom

“The founding fathers were not thinking about me. Not as a woman or as a person of color. But think how much I’ve enriched this country.”

02/02/2020 By Eden Dawn

Breaking News

The Regional Arts and Culture Council Undergoes Sweeping Reorganization

RACC has laid off at least 15 employees and will hire 15 more into new positions.

01/28/2020 By Conner Reed

Stay Classy, Portland

Local TV News Is Losing Viewers. This New KGW Show Wants Them Back

Its creators say 'The Story,' at 6 pm, is for viewers who've lost patience with 'if it bleeds, it leads.'

01/28/2020 By Julia Silverman

Art News

Arlene Schnitzer Makes $10 Million Gift to Portland Art Museum

Meant to kickstart work on the Mark Rothko Pavilion, it's the largest donation from a single individual in the museum's history.

01/21/2020 By Conner Reed

Law and Order

Nearly 3 Years After the Horrific MAX Attack, Jeremy Christian Goes on Trial

Jury selection in the trial of Jeremy Christian begins on Tuesday.

01/20/2020 By Julia Silverman

News

After New Year's Day Break-In, Passages Bookshop Is Back in Business

Owner David Abel is still looking for the stolen books, including rare works by Andy Warhol and Samuel Beckett.

01/17/2020 By Daniel Bromfield

Environment

Judges Bring An End (For Now) to Oregon's "Climate Kids" Lawsuit

21 kids and their Oregon-based lawyer had filed suit against the Trump administration

01/17/2020 By Julia Silverman

After All These Years

The Skanner Says Good-bye to Its Print Edition

The influential paper covering Portland's black community will still be publishing online news.

01/17/2020 By Julia Silverman

Extreme Makeover

Should the Dalles Get a $500,000 TV Makeover?

The Columbia Gorge city is in the running for a $500,000 makeover courtesy of Hulu and Extreme Makeover's Ty Pennington.

01/14/2020 By Julia Silverman

Election 2020

The Race for Oregon's Open Congressional Seat is Getting Crowded

A new big money Republican entered the race on Monday.

01/13/2020 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

Here Are 7 Big Things That Could Change Everything for Oregon in 2020

Presidential contenders, cigarette taxes and baseball teams, oh my!

01/07/2020 By Julia Silverman

In With the New

Portland Got a New Police Chief Over the Holidays

Portland Police Bureau vet Jami Resch takes over from Danielle Outlaw, who decamped to Philly.

01/02/2020 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Oregon's Lone Republican in Congress Is Bowing Out

After 30 years in Salem and DC, Rep. Greg Walden says he's done with politics.

10/28/2019 By Julia Silverman

LGBTQ+

Kate Brown Just Signed an Executive Order Protecting Gender Identity

The executive order also expands bathroom access at state buildings for those who are transgender, nonbinary or gender non-conforming.

10/25/2019 By Julia Silverman