The Hero Who Never Was
The Lady at the Piano
This is the End
The Hero Who Never WasJim Capers fought in some of the most savage battles in Vietnam. Many believe he's the ultimate Marine. But does he deserve the nation's highest award for valor?
The Lady at the PianoFor 10 years, Judy Gascon has volunteered once a week at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Portland, Oregon, lending her musical talent from about 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The meticulous detail of her vintage look requires at least two hours of preparation for which she wakes at 5:30 every Tuesday.
Free RangeWhy are more and more people committing themselves to the consumption of "free-range" agriculture products? Heidi McKay, a homemaker and part-time farm worker in Portland, explains in this story, which shows how free-range turkeys go from farm to dinner table.
Four LettersNicola and Meg Cowie were married 14 years before Nicola transitioned to fulfill her gender identity as a woman in 2008. They moved from the UK to Oregon in 2011 -- three years after Nicola began her transition -- and discovered that Amendment 36 of Oregon's state constitution says they are no longer married. This is their story.
The SheriffThis piece should be analyzed as one piece of a larger conversation about guns called The Loaded Project, which was initiated by the students in the University of Oregon's Multimedia Journalism master's program. Visit loadedproject.com to learn more. Summary: After the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama directed Vice President Biden to explore possibilities for federal legislation and executive orders to curb gun violence. Seeing most of the potential actions as overreaching, ineffective and unconstitutional, Tim Mueller, Sheriff of Linn County in Central Oregon, ignited an opposition movement among hundreds of sheriffs all over the country by drafting a letter of opposition to Biden and promising that he would not enforce any laws "offending the constitutional rights" of Linn County citizens.
This is the EndAt midnight on July 1, 2015, Oregonians celebrated the end of marijuana prohibition on the Burnside Bridge in downtown Portland, where organizers from the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws were giving away seeds to people 21 and older.
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