A judge on Monday voided permits needed for a massive methanol plant on the Columbia River in southwestern Washington, agreeing with conservation groups that the project needs a more thorough environmental review.
More than five months into a social justice uprising, activists in the city are divided as to whether they are still fighting in a racial justice movement centered on Black lives, or if an unfocused, anti-establishment fight against capitalism and state power has usurped the initial cause that brought thousands of Portlanders into the streets.
A homeless man and double leg amputee has died in Bend, Oregon, after temperatures dipped below freezing this week. Bend, which often sees heavy snow in the winter, doesn’t have a permanent warming shelter and lacks a year-round low-barrier homeless shelter.
Beaverton is getting a new mayor next year — and she will have a very different job than her predecessor. Earlier this year, Beaverton approved a new charter that adopts a council-manager form of government, instead of the so-called "strong mayor" system.
For years, Oregon has consistently ranked among the worst in the nation for access to mental health care services, and fewer than one-in-five mental health care providers in the state are people of color. Black mental health care providers make up less than 1%. That means it can be even more challenging for Black Oregonians to find a therapist.