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Remembering Vanport

Weekend of events begin with proclamation

The nation’s largest public housing project, Oregon's second largest city and home to a large African American community, was destroyed on May 30, 1948 in a matter of few hours.

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Community Leader Led Impactful Life

Joice Taylor

Joice Antoinette Taylor, 66, a longtime Portland community leader and role model, passed away on May 18, 2016.

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Faith and Homelessness Collide

With touching humor, a motley group of characters unravel the intricacies of need, the vagaries of compassion and limits of forgiveness.

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Police Chief Investigated

Portland Polie Chief Larry O'Dea kept a shooting a secret for a month before telling the public.

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Sanchez Wins Close Race

Not enough ballots left to change outcome

Tawna Sanchez has won an extremely close nominating contest for state representative in House District 43.

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Trump and the Bigoted Peddlers of Conspiracy Theories

A coalition of the unhinged

Trump’s rhetoric is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the vast network of fringe figures he’s decided to associate himself with.

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The History of Vanport

New book published on anniversary of flood

In its heyday, Vanport was the second-largest city in Oregon with a population of over 40,000 residents. It was a city with many firsts.

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Gender Barriers Hold True

State teams up with tradeswomen to fight job site duress

In the trades, it’s often issues of sexual harassment and bigoted opinions on race and gender that remain major obstacles to progress.

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First Class of Childbirth Educators

The International Center for Traditional Childbearing in Portland has graduated the first cohort of African American Childbirth Educators.

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Wellness at Benson

Health center improves outcomes and provides career mentoring

Providing students with easy access to health services, Benson Polytechnic High School recently unveiled their new student wellness center.

City of Portland HR

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Nonviolence Superior to Violence in Every Way

Consider the research and all the costs

The more we wage our conflicts with nonviolence, the lower the costs.

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Clark College Jazz Shines

Eight Clark College Jazz Ensemble students were honored with Outstanding Musicianship awards at the University of Northern Colorado/Greeley Jazz Festival.

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Hope is Waiting for the Supreme Court

Speaking up for our brothers and sisters

The futures of millions of immigrant families are on hold until the Supreme Court makes a decision in U.S. v. Texas.

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Wheeler Elected; Sanchez Pushes Ahead

Votes have been counted, how did everyone stack up?

A race for state representative in north and northeast Portland has gone back and forth with Tawna Sanchez now pulling ahead of Roberta Phillip-Robins with a 90 vote lead.

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In Loving Memory

Samoyia LaCheryl Lowe

Samoyia LaCheryl Lowe

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Vanport Mosaic

Celebrating a history, culture and legacy

This coming Memorial Day marks the 68th anniversary of the Vanport Flood.

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Transcending Your Past and Future

Local playwright presents ‘Note to Self’

The play is a personal examination of how individuals change and grow over time.

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Things to Keep Out of Your Recycling Bin

The ins and outs of recycling

Is it recycling or garbage? Read on for what goes in and what stays out of your home recycling bin.

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Coaching Contract Extended

Stotts completed his fourth season as Blazers head coach last week, going 44-38 to solidify his third consecutive winning season.


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