Light a Fire

Next Up's New Executive Director Breaks the Cycle

Elona J. Wilson talks about her path to leading the youth voting organization.

11/30/2021 By Hanna Merzbach

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories to Watch this Week, November 22–28

Football, Black Friday, and protests over the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict

11/22/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Do Recent Elections in Virginia, New Jersey Hold Clues for Oregon in 2022?

The three states are all recent Democratic strongholds with similar approaches to pandemic management.

11/17/2021 By Julia Silverman

Feud

The World's Richest Edgelord Targets Oregon Senator

Elon Musk, world's richest edgelord, picked a fight with Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden. Here's what happened in the ensuing Twitter war.

11/15/2021 By Karly Quadros

Elections

A Helpful Guide to Candidates for Local Office (So Far)

There's been a flood of recent campaign announcements for Portland City Hall and Multnomah County.

11/11/2021 By Karly Quadros

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5 Oregon Stories To Watch This Week, November 8-14

The Trail Blazers in trouble, budget bonanzas at City Hall and Infrastructure Week, for real this time.

11/08/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

It's Official: New York Times Writer Nick Kristof Is Running for Governor

The Pulitzer Prize winner and Yamhill County native has thrown his hat in the proverbial ring.

10/27/2021 By Fiona McCann and Julia Silverman

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5 Oregon Stories To Watch This Week, October 25-31

Vaping bans, the straight scoop on tourism, and Halloween's back, baby.

10/25/2021 By Julia Silverman

Q+A

Q&A with Portland Tenants United: What’s With the Delay in Rental Assistance Funding?

Eviction is looming for thousands of renters. Aid is available, but the state's been far too slow in getting it out, an organizer for Portland Tenants United says.

10/22/2021 By Karly Quadros

Q and A

Tina Kotek Has Been Ready for Her Close-Up

Questions for the gubernatorial candidate, Oregon House Speaker, and North Portlander

10/15/2021 By Julia Silverman

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5 Oregon Stories To Watch This Week, October 11-19

Who gets to decide the fate of downtown statues, the Blazers face preseason bumps, and nurses at Kaiser-Permanente consider going on strike.

10/11/2021 By Julia Silverman

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5 Stories To Watch This Week, September 27-October 3

Kurt Schrader under pressure, marching for reproductive rights, and the Newberg School Board reconvenes.

09/27/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Oregon's Redistricting Drama Is Just Getting Started

Start up your office betting pool with our handy cheat sheet.

09/21/2021 By Julia Silverman

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5 Stories to Watch This Week, September 20-27

Booster shots for the 65+ crowd, a redistricting ruckus in Salem, and more schoolkids in quarantine.

09/20/2021 By Julia Silverman

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5 Stories to Watch, September 13-19

The Pendleton Round-Up is back, candidates are throwing their hats in the proverbial ring, and Dutch Bros is going public.

09/13/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Can People for Portland Really Save the City?

Dan Lavey and Kevin Looper put city politics on full blast.

09/10/2021 By Julia Silverman

Analysis

When the Topic Is Downtown Portland, the Tone Can Be Toxic

Post-pandemic, downtown Portland has been reeling. Acknowledging that there's a problem is an important step toward fixing it.

09/07/2021 By Julia Silverman

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5 Oregon Stories to Watch This Week: September 6–13

Top news stories in Portland and across Oregon include delta reaching its peak, changes at City Hall, and more.

09/06/2021 By Julia Silverman

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5 Oregon Stories to Watch This Week

Here’s your cheat sheet to what everyone in Portland will be talking about this week

08/30/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Why Doesn’t Oregon Have a Lieutenant Governor?

We’re one of only five states without the title that led to Kathy Hochul's taking Andrew Cuomo's former office this week.

08/24/2021 By Margaret Seiler