Michael Leighton is the Editor of The Portland Observer.
He is a longtime journalist who has worked as a web editor, TV news producer, newspaper reporter and radio news anchor. He graduated from John Adams High School and St. Charles Elementary in northeast Portland and earned his degree in communications from Pacific University in Forest Grove.
Andrea Green wins a first place trophy for natural bodybuilding at the recent Pro Elite World Championship
Sharing Portland’s history in family exhibit
Clifford Walker is enjoying his retirement by remaining engaged in his community and making a difference in the direction of the city.
Alberta Commons to bring economic benefits
Construction has begun on Alberta Commons, a Portland Development Commission backed project to bring economic benefits to the heart of the historic black community at Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Alberta Street.
Sharing the story of black paratroopers in Oregon
Unique story of patriotism, race and service will be shared during a free and open “history pub” series event at McMenamins Kenendy School in northeast Portland
Helping kids regardless of immigration status
Portland School Board Member Julie Esparza Brown has rallied and won support for a new school district policy to affirm the protection of civil liberties and the rights of undocumented students.
Turmoil erupts on Portland’s streets after election
Thousands of people stunned by Donald Trump’s win in the presidential election set off on a week of daily protests.
New documentary features stores from survivors
A new OPB one-hour documentary tells the story of Vanport, a city with roots for Portland's African American population.
Blazer makes space for kids to learn, explore
Blazer CJ McCollum project brings innovative learning room outfitted with new computers, books, art and learning tools to the Blazers Boys & Girls Club.
Alberta American Legion post reaches out
Portland-area veterans, family members of veterans, and civilians are invited to join War Stories, a free, six-month reading, writing, and discussion group at American Legion Post 134, located at 2104 N.E. Alberta St.
Library completes second major expansion
Friends and neighbors are invited to celebrate the campus transformation