Portland, Oregon has a reputation for being unique, hip and a little bit weird. There's enough to see for an exciting day trip or week-long vacation, but no trip is complete without experiencing at least one of these seven must-see places in the City of Roses.
Aaron and Melissa Klein have misrepresented the essential teaching of the Christian church. Our greatest commandment is to love our neighbors and to love God. You cannot achieve that faithfully when you place a "gays not welcome" sign in your window.
Now this is a superfood: Researchers from Oregon State University have reportedly created and patented a new strain of nutrient-rich seaweed that tastes like everyone's favorite fetishized breakfast meat.
No one can claim now it is a flag of heritage. It is simply a flag of hate. Of racism. It is not a flag compatible with being a Christian. For my part, I apologize for not recognizing that sooner in my life.
Pendleton isn't just a choreographer. He's a photographer who's featured in galleries around the United States and Europe. He's a writer and reader who translates ideas into images on the stage. He's an adventurer who listens to birdcalls and imagines musical scores.
By now, you may have heard about the lesbian couple in Oregon who were politely turned down when they asked a bakery owned by a Christian couple to make them a wedding cake.
Distance: 3.2 miles round trip; Elevation gain: 1,050 ft.
As of July 1, up to 5,000 Oregon drivers are allowed to sign up for a program called OReGO that will exempt them from Oregon's gas tax on the condition that they pay a new tax based directly on the number of miles they drive.
More than a decade ago, concerned stakeholders worked together to develop a plan for the largest river restoration project in United States history. But that initiative languished due to lack of funding and political support.
Measure 91's authors anticipated that rural areas might not be keen on pot shops in their towns. The law as passed allowed any city or county to enact a ban on marijuana commerce. But that ban had to be enacted by a majority vote of the people.
Public campaign financing has encouraged more diverse candidates to run, kept campaign costs under control, and enabled candidates to spend more time with voters, instead of the wealthy donors, corporations and PACs who fund traditional campaigns.
Which is more important to Americans - water, or hydro-power?
Regional governments, at the state and metro level, are setting a range of targets as we increasingly transition to a low-carbon economy.
You are proposing severe cuts because you're assuming medical marijuana is the root of all marijuana diversions. However, if medical marijuana is just a minority source of diversion, you will have only accomplished eliminating one of the black market's competitors, while harming a vulnerable population in the process.
It appears as though some of our elected officials think our petitions and votes aren't what we want to see written into law.