Voter’s Guide 2014: Kind of BlueWhat’s a free-thinking voter to do in a one-party state?At the start of every election season, we always get our hopes up for at least one good campaign.
Cylvia Hayes has two careers. She pursues both out of the governor’s office.
Cylvia Hayes may be the most influential first lady in Oregon history.
Since Gov. John
Kitzhaber took office in January 2011, Hayes, 47, has played a central
role in his administration. She ke
Cynthia Kendoll runs a group that some say is fueled by racism. She’s also about to score a major political victory in Oregon.
Cynthia Kendoll has issues with her neighbors.
The people next door
to her Salem home trim their bushes with machetes. They have turned
their garage into a dormitory and unlicensed day care wi
An OHSU geneticist’s breakthrough could prevent horrible diseases before a baby is even born. The problem for many: The child will have the DNA of three parents.
Daylight slices in through the wood-slat
shades of Kimberli Freilinger’s bedroom. She knows she must get out of
bed. She’s got to eat. She hears her teenage sons downstairs and needs
Why the Portlandia statue failed to become an icon.
The Statue of Liberty is a defining symbol of the United
States. Her likeness appears on everything from quarters to tacky
bobbleheads. She’s had a cameo role in countless films.
Legal marijuana crops are redefining rural Washington towns—and making one-time illegal growers and their new investors rich.
Riverside, Wash.—Apple orchards, pastures and alfalfa
fields fan out from the Okanogan River along an area locals call the
Flats. The land here in north central Washington is baked amber, frin
I spent a week renting from Airbnb, Uber and other sharing-economy startups. Here's what your neighbors are up to.
The summer wind presses Marquam Hill like the dank breath
of a stranger talking too close. I’m lying on the hardwood floor of a
barely furnished apartment along with two dentists, a Bronx high
Lynne’s father refused to believe his son was really a girl. What changed?
People move to Portland for all sorts of reasons—a new
job, the pace of life, the outdoors. Albert and Leigh came for an
entirely different purpose.
Three months ago,
they left the Evergla
How an Oregon girl, her mother and a struggling local director turned their YouTube series into a major Hollywood deal.
It’s a cloudy summer morning in Oregon wine country, and Paige McKenzie is taking a selfie that 18,000 people will see.
With a FlipCam
trained on herself, McKenzie—in red shorts, a gray zip-up