To those of you that will lose your own life or a loved one's life, my deepest condolences... in advance of your loss. Whether it'll happen to you at work, at school, in a grocery store, a shopping mall, in your home, wherever it happens, I'm terribly, terribly sorry.
I know how gun owners feel about their guns because I've known a lot of them, and most have been rational, educated and caring people, many with school-aged kids. So, why haven't these gun owners been moved enough by the killings of school children to join efforts to stop the carnage?
The background check legislation should be reintroduced in Congress today. The president must once again passionately fight for its passage. And all of us have the moral obligation to force our representatives to stand up against gun violence.
A profile is rapidly developing of the gunman who opened fire at Oregon's Umpqua Community College, which reveals pretty much the same information as every other useless mass shooter profile of the past ten years.
Think of anyone you love: your children, spouse, parents, friends. Picture the things you love about them, then picture them obliterated in a brutal split second. Because that is what we are agreeing to when we refuse to address our national epidemic of gun violence.
It has happened again. Mass shootings like the one today at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg happen too often and Oregon has not been immune. Today we offer our prayers for those killed and injured. Still, we must also work to take steps that reduce gun violence this day so that there are no more days like this.
Expect Twitter, Facebook, political blogs, editorial pages and our TV and radio talk shows to demand gun control. That happens every time there's a tragedy like this new one, and the talk always fades.
It's a Wednesday afternoon, a few hours before her domestic violence hotline shift begins, and Matilda Bickers has put out the final call for submissions to the fall version of Working It, a Portland-based quarterly by, about, and for sex workers.
The arrival of crisp air means cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes. Crackling fires and changing leaves too, and the choice way to enjoy those are with a weekend getaway to the country. Herein, 10 boutique retreats across North America ideal for autumn weather.
Oregon already has been producing high-quality marijuana for decades. Our market is valued at $1 billion a year. Now that legalization is happening, more of the marijuana sales are likely to occur on the legal market and the opportunity for growth is enormous.
The most common kind of identity theft is fraud involving government benefits or documents, such as Social Security cards, passports and driver's licenses. Other types of fraud involve credit cards, phone or utility accounts, banks and employment.
Death is the enemy, and it is not. Death is simple and inevitable, and inexplicably complicated.
While many adults 50 and over choose to visit the beach, take a cruise or explore Europe during their vacations, some are looking to take the road less traveled and are literally putting their money where their mouth is.
New data, with help from Google, illustrate unprecedented -- and until now, largely overlooked -- forest loss in Southeast Asia and West Africa, among other hotspots.
This year's Portland SlutWalk is being organized by a small group of people, including Elle, and she and I had decided to collaborate on a piece of writing to support the event. But when we got together and I read what Elle had already written, I found I had little to add.
All roads lead to wine. Isn't that how the saying goes? No? Well, it should. With the summer maelstrom winding down and autumn approaching, now is a c...