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Book Report: Novel tackles what it means to be Native
Author: Michaela Bancud
Tommy Orange to speak about 'There There,' Everybody Reads pick for 2020, March 5 at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Everybody Reads, Multnomah County's annual citywide reading event, has begun and the book selection is Tommy Orange's debut novel, "There There" ($25.95, Vintage Books), a story set in Oakland, California, about urban ...

Johnny Wheels and the Swamp Donkeys head to Memphis
Author: Jason Vondersmith
Quadriplegic blues musician and his band to compete in music competition for the first time, and he calls it 'the biggest opportunity' for them

Johnny Wheels and the Swamp Donkeys routinely play two-hour shows, and Wheels always gives it his all.

In Wheels' case, it's more of a challenge than other ...

At least one dead in suspected alcohol-related crash near Aurora
Author: Kristen Wohlers
One driver was found deceased in early morning head-on crash on HWY 551 near I-5

Two vehicles were involved in a fatal head-on collision near Aurora early this morning. Oregon State Police suspect alcohol may have been a contributing factor.

Emergency personnel responded to the scene on Highway 551 just ...

Investigators dig into fire that devastated Shirley's Tippy Canoe
Author: Shannon O. Wells
Troutdale restaurant's burglar alarm was triggered on Friday morning about an hour before the blaze was reported

A fire that destroyed Shirley's Tippy Canoe restaurant and lounge near Troutdale early Friday morning, Jan. 17, likely started in the second-floor office/storage area — and was possibly preceded by an activated burglar ...

Oceans away
Author: Jason Vondersmith
Small boats made by kids in Columbia River Maritime Museum Miniboat Program headed for Japan

Someday, maybe this summer, the first one will arrive.

Kids built small boats to self-sail from the Oregon Coast to Japan, and they've been launching them for the past three years, including this week. But, none ...

Bits & Pieces: Darcelle gets two street toppers, and Ramontay McConnell enjoys taking on grizzly bears
Author: Jason Vondersmith
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing - including Northwest Film Center's Cinema Unbound Awards and Rose Festival rose

Tackling bears

Competing with grizzly bears in a reality series isn't as daunting as one would think.

Ramontay McConnell, a 23-year-old horseman from Portland, had fun on ...

DEQ: Portland discharged untreated wastewater into Columbia Slough
Author: Jim Redden
State regulators propose to fine the city $40,200 for discharging 263,670 gallon of untreated wastewater in 2018

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is proposing to fine the City of Portland $40,200 for discharging 263,670 gallons of untreated wastewater into the Columbia Slough.

According to DEQ, the discharges from the Columbia ...

Oceans away
Author: Jason Vondersmith
Small boats made by kids in Columbia River Maritime Museum Miniboat Program headed for Japan

Someday, maybe this summer, the first one will arrive.

Kids built small boats to self-sail from the Oregon Coast to Japan, and they've been launching them for the past three years, including this week. But, none ...

At least one dead in suspected alcohol-related crash near Aurora
Author: Kristen Wohlers
One driver was found deceased in early morning head-on crash on HWY 551 near I-5

Two vehicles were involved in a fatal head-on collision near Aurora early this morning. Oregon State Police suspect alcohol may have been a contributing factor.

Emergency personnel responded to the scene on Highway 551 just ...

Bits & Pieces: Darcelle gets two street toppers, and Ramontay McConnell enjoys taking on grizzly bears
Author: Jason Vondersmith
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing - including Northwest Film Center's Cinema Unbound Awards and Rose Festival rose

Tackling bears

Competing with grizzly bears in a reality series isn't as daunting as one would think.

Ramontay McConnell, a 23-year-old horseman from Portland, had fun on ...

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