Politics

Grassroots Organizers Are Pushing a Write-In Mayoral Campaign for This BLM Activist

But if enough voters write in her name, Teressa Raiford says she'd be proud to serve.

08/03/2020 By Julia Silverman

Interview

Incoming City Commissioner Carmen Rubio on Her New Gig, Latinx COVID-19 Rates, and More

"I think you are hearing the community loud and clear tell us what they prioritize.... community justice ... public safety ... addressing root causes of syst...

08/01/2020 By Denise Castañon

Viewpoint

Ted Wheeler’s Strange Odyssey into the Portland Protests

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler came to hear the people—and stayed for a taste of tear gas.

07/23/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Black Lives Matter

A Second Wave of Protesters Joins the Fray in Portland

Donald Trump said he was sending in federal officers to calm down Portland. Instead, he has swelled the ranks of those fighting back.

07/21/2020 By Julia Silverman

Portland Protests

Oregon's Leaders React to the DHS Presence in Portland

“The President is intentionally provoking unrest and discord, and our community will not stand for it. He purports to be a law and order President, but his Administration’s actions are political bluster and are making our city and our country less safe.”

07/17/2020 By Gabriel Granillo and Eden Dawn

Coronavirus

What's Going on With Oregon's Unemployment?

As of this week, OED has announced a new app, a new act to give $500 to people who haven't gotten their claims, and there's a new lawsuit aimed at the department.

07/17/2020 By Eden Dawn

Black Lives Matter

Who’s the Portland Opera Singer with a Viral Video and a TV Invitation from Kelly Clarkson?

Meet Emmanuel Henreid, and his new project, Livin' in the Light.

07/04/2020 By Fiona McCann

Unemployment

A Staffer Alleges Mismanagement in the Unemployment Office Affecting Thousands of Claims

"I sat at my desk, played with my phone, and got paid for it. Your tax dollars paid me to sit at my desk and play on Instagram.”

06/26/2020 By Eden Dawn

Mask Up

How a Masked Merkley Boosted Sales for a Local Boutique

When Folly boutique was asked to make Senator Merkley some Oregon-themed masks, they jumped to the task.

06/23/2020 By Eden Dawn

Our Pandemic Summer

Your Burning Coronavirus Questions, Answered

Reading the tea leaves (a.k.a. data) on where Oregon goes from here

06/12/2020 By Julia Silverman

Social Justice

They’re Turning Up for Black Lives Matter in Rural and Small-Town Oregon, Too

From Tillamook to St. Helens, the protest movement is spreading beyond the metro area.

06/08/2020 By Christen McCurdy

Black Lives Matter

Protesters in Portland Want Radical Action but Elected Officials Aren’t Quite There

Examining the disconnect between protester demands and proposed changes

06/04/2020 By Gabriel Granillo and Julia Silverman

Community

A Portland-Made PSA Helps the Native Community Adapt to COVID-19

With high infection rates among tribal communities, Exercise Safe Sweats aims to keep traditions alive, and elders protected.

06/02/2020 By Eden Dawn

What Now?

We Should All Vote by Mail. Here's Why.

Oregon went first. Will all 49 other states be forced to follow?

06/01/2020

Dream Team

Which Portland Thorn Should Biden Pick for Vice President?

Any of them would make a solid running mate, really, but here’s a shortlist.

05/29/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Shopping

Retail Is Open. Now What?

Portland is still under a stay at home order, but retail stores are ready for customers. How are boutique owners coping?

05/22/2020 By Eden Dawn

Election 2020

Multnomah County’s Next District Attorney Got a John Legend Bump on Election Eve

The singer and criminal justice reform advocate endorsed Barack Obama in ’08 and Mike Schmidt in ’20.

05/19/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Coronavirus

31 Oregon Counties Have Been Approved for Phase 1 Reopening

Two were denied and three (including Multnomah County) did not apply.

05/14/2020 By Eden Dawn and Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Hundreds of Local Stylists Say It's Too Dangerous for Salons to Reopen

“It’s dehumanizing to be told that our clients need to be six feet apart while we are right on top of them. Are we less human? Worth less?”

05/13/2020 By Eden Dawn

Politics

Blue State Governors Are Banding Together to Ask for More Federal Aid

But the GOP, led by President Trump, is pushing back hard.

05/11/2020 By Julia Silverman