Beverly Corbell is a writing and editing professional. She works as a free lance reporter and photographer for the Portland Observer.
Position has no incumbent in crowded field
When Cameron Whitten moved to Portland at age 18, he had no place to live and no resources, but a local nonprofit with a long history of helping homeless youth took him in. Now he wants to give back and is running for the District 5 seat on the Portland Metro Council, a regional government serving Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties.
Portland woman tells story of her historic journey
Through perseverance, hard work and smarts, Portland woman ascended and became the first African American woman to be named a Forest Supervisor with the U.S. Forest Service.
Isolation now will help medical response later
Authorities are making strong efforts to promote social isolation and social distancing as a way to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
No citizenship questions ease concerns
Residents are being asked to complete a Census count online.
Says 24 years in office is enough
Lee says Blumenauer has been in the job for too long and has been an ineffective representative for the people of Portland and Multnomah County which comprise the district.
Stores see impact as people stock supplies
Portland area grocery stores saw toilet paper and other supplies sell out and leave shelves virtually empty.
Naming follows new policy promoting racial justice
Life was not easy back then when anti-black sentiments led to discriminatory practices in housing, employment and voting rights.
Activist city leader fights for equity, fairness
Hardesty believes in a “housing first” approach to the housing crisis, but said developers are not really building affordable housing in many cases.
Surprise decision stuns college community
Concordia University, a northeast Portland landmark serving a diverse population, will close its doors after 115 years of operation
Says system so flawed prisons should be abolished
Imarisha blames the “war on drugs,” profitable prison building booms of the 1980s and 90s, and mandatory sentencing laws for all contributing to extreme overcrowding in Oregon prisons.