Teddy Roosevelt’s legacy
Republican lawmakers celebrated Tax Day by voting to repeal the estate tax. If they get their way, the multi-millionaires and billionaires who fund their election campaigns will reap a huge tax break.
Reading made more accessible at Rosa Parks
An innovative new space designed for children with diverse learning needs is helping children at Rosa Parks Elementary concentrate on reading and other classroom tasks, setting an expectation that everyone can read and graduate.
To the Class of 2016
Your life’s journey—and its achievements—does not end here. Celebrate, because you’ve earned it; bask in your well-earned feeling of accomplishment today, because tomorrow you will find that there is much work to be done.
‘Marie’s Story’ resonates for its victory over crushing defeats
The film is based on the true story of Marie Heurtin, born five years after Helen Keller in Vertou, France.
Other treatments can build on better outcomes
On any given day nearly one in four children in foster care is taking at least one psychotropic medication — more than four times the rate for all children.
Weekend screenings, discussion set
The locally produced, award winning documentary “Arresting Power- Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon” will screen at the Clinton Street Theater.
An innovative plan to undo displacement
Can gentrification be reversed? One woman is leading efforts to do what many think can cannot be done: bringing the displaced back into a city that pushed them out.
High school girls score college funds in this years games
This year's competition brought four girls basketball teams together for a championship game in memory of Joyce Washington.
Oregon Zoo program opens nature to urban kids.
As a small child, Troy Frison always liked the zoo, so when his mentor at the Boys & Girls Club recommended him for the Oregon Zoo’s Urban Nature Overnights, he was excited.
Washington Park has a new, free park-wide shuttle for summer allowing visitors to park once or to take TriMet or Max and then explore the entire park by hopping on and off at any of the nine stops.
Charges relate to prostitution and IRS fraud
A federal grand jury has charged a group of Portland-area strip club owners with federal charges for conspiring to promote prostitution out of their businesses and evade paying taxes on more than $5 million in profits.
Volunteers give back to help disabled woman
A group of volunteers worked hard transforming the northeast Portland home of a low-income, disabled woman, making it easier and healthier for her to live there.
The war on love
A lot of conservative religious leaders say people of faith are being “silenced” or “persecuted” here in the United States. They’ve sung that refrain for decades.
Lillie Walker was born Feb. 14, 1933 in Beaumont, Texas to Johnnie Mae and Rueben Wysingle. She died May 10, 2015 after an extended illness.
Historical Society to display esteemed award
The 2014 Heisman Trophy, presented to the University of Oregon in recognition of the accomplishments of quarterback Marcus Mariota, will be on display at the Oregon Historical Society.
Don’t bring a gun to an unarmed fight
On the campus where I teach, Portland State University, there has never been a mass shooting. Indeed, as long as I’ve been here—almost the entire millennium! —no one here has been shot.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn and grow as a runner, now you have a chance to get some training while celebrating Martin Luther King’s legacy.
Gloria S. Edwards Hall
Gloria Steen Edwards Hall was born to Viola Abraham and Ike Edwards April 1, 1937 in Ida, Louisiana.
A.J. Java, a community cafe across the street from Peninsula Park in north Portland, welcomes the public to a series of free weekly concerts this summer.
African American lodge in crosshairs of city regulators
A small corner of Mississippi is struggling to hold onto to its place in the neighborhood.