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Companies like Uber Could Do More for Workers

Supporting the information-age workforce

I have a love-hate relationship with ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. I love the convenience and level of service that traditional taxis don’t offer. But I hate what they portend for the future of work with their rapidly expanding business model that pretends regular workers are franchisees.

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County Justice Employees Honored

Four parole and probation workers with Multnomah County have gone above and beyond in the line of duty and are being recognized for their exceptional commitment.

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Reaching Mothers in Custody

A local organization is helping mothers in custody stay active in their children’s lives.

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Cultural Festival in Beaverton

Music, dance and exhibits from cultural groups from around the world will draw folks to the Celebrate Beaverton Cultural Festival.

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Battlegrounds in the War on Women’s Bodies

Public health standards take a hit

As Americans, we strive for safety -- the safest medicines, cars and toys. But when it comes to women's reproductive health, state legislatures have passed about 250 laws since 2011 that put women's health at risk.

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Tribute to Fallen Heroes

The half-size replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. is coming to Milwaukie this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

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Politically Charged Comedy

Hari Kondabolu brings his politically and socially charged comedy to Portland’s Helium Comedy Club for three nights of laughs.

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Paying it Forward

Community fundraiser set for beloved pastor

Despite a dire cancer diagnosis for their beloved spiritual leader, members of the Highland Christian Center and their ailing church pastor, Rev. Dr. W.G. Hardy Jr., are not ready to give up.

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Free Summer Activities Expand

Effort aimed at enhancing lives and reducing violence

The city of Portland launched a pilot program to provide fun, safe summer activities, free of charge, to youth throughout the community.

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Best Selling Jazz Vocalist

It's safe to say Catherine Russell came from a musical family and she continues that musical lineage as one of the best-selling female jazz vocalists.

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Get Ready for Beervana

Tom McCall Waterfront Park turns into Beervana for the Oregon Brewers Festival this week!

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Between the Lines

Youth theater tackles racial tensions

Youth from a culturally diverse performing arts program get into the real-life consequences and cases surrounding racial tension, gentrification, and other painful coming of age issues in an encore performance of their new show, Between the Lines.

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A Rightful Place

Rising Alberta mural inspired by past and future

A corner of Northeast Alberta is preparing for a revival of the community of color that is struggling to hold on in the area.

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‘You Matter’ Basketball Clinic

Portland’s Self Enhancement, Inc., recently hosted and sponsored the "You Matter" basketball clinic presented by Playmakers 4.0, a basketball program founded by Portland natives Aaron Miles and Michael Lee that uses sports to encourage "positive plays in life and on the court".

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Tribute to Tuskegee Airmen

Rise Above exhibit at Oregin Air Show

The Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, is bringing its Rise Above mobile theater and World War II P-51C Mustang aircraft to the Oregon International Air Show this weekend.

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NAYA Youth Experience DC

The Native American Youth and Family Center of northeast Portland sent five youth to the first White House Tribal Youth Gathering last week.

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All-star Lillard Sigs as Franchise Player

Inks contract extension worth $120 million

Damian Lillard believes he's ready to lead the Portland Trail Blazers through a rebuilding project, and the franchise is hoping he can help speed up the process.

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Chokehold Death Settlement

New York awards Garner family $5.9 million

The family of a black man who died after being placed in a white police officer’s chokehold reached a $5.9 million settlement with the city on Monday, days before the anniversary of his death.

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City Adopts Racial Equity Goals

Aim is to end disparities in services, employment

The Portland City Council has adopted three new racial equity goals along with six strategies aimed to achieve them.

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World at War: A State Transformed

Exhibit tells of shipyards, internment and other impacts

“World War II: A World at War, A State Transformed,” a new major exhibition at the Oregon Historical Society featuring rare documents and artifacts from the world and military leaders and the impact of the war on Oregonians.

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