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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 ...

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 ...

Sources: Will Legislature take reins on Rose Quarter project?
Author: Jim Redden
Plus, tension grows over homeless services measure and replacing Fish has affected Metro Council race

The 2020 Oregon Legislature may need to reassert its control over the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project.

In 2017, the Legislature declared the project to be a statewide priority and committed $500 million in state funds ...

Clackamas County board chair to pay attorney fees
Author: Carol Rosen
Despite earlier decision allowing county to pay $20K, Jim Bernard changes mind

Clackamas County Board Chair Jim Bernard changed his mind over the Jan. 18 weekend and submitted a check to the county administrator on Jan. 21 for the remaining legal fees he accumulated from his defense against ethics violations.

Bernard ...

OSU hitches wagon to Smith with new deal
Author: Kerry Eggers
Kerry Eggers on Sports: Rebuild far from complete and debt remains, but Barnes sees need to be 'proactive'

It's clear that athletic director Scott Barnes is hitching his wagon to Jonathan Smith's fortunes as Oregon State's head football coach.

Barnes went to extraordinary lengths to ensure that Smith stays at ...

December unemployment rate lowest since 1976
Author: Pamplin Media Group
Fewer Oregonians are unemployed now than at any point in the past 44 years, with labor market tightening.

Oregon added about 800 jobs in December as the state's unemployment rate dropped to 3.7%. It was the lowest unemployment rate since 1976.

"The latest estimates suggest there are fewer unemployed Oregonians now ...

Thorns take pains to sharpen their roster
Author: Paul Danzer
Paul Danzer On Soccer: NWSL Portland team 'looking to a new era,' Coach Parsons says

Come the first 2020 training session on March 9, coach Mark Parsons hopes to have all the parts he needs to make Portland Thorns 3.0 a reality.

What is Thorns 3.0?

Parsons talks in broad ...

Vikings deliver entire package to defeat Weber State
Author: Paul Danzer
Paul Danzer On College Hoops: Oregon men to vie for first; Civil War women's games on tap

Portland State men's basketball coach Barret Peery called Monday's 92-76 win over Weber State the most complete performance this season from his Vikings.

"That was probably our most complete game at both ends of ...

Milwaukie High senior wins photo contest award
Author: Ellen Spitaleri
Kristen Wesson's winning entry captured climate change march in downtown Portland

Kristen Wesson, a senior at Milwaukie High School, was surprised when she was told that her photograph had won an award in the Willamette Week photo contest.

Then she found out she was the only student winner, her photo would ...