By Don MacGillivray For many years the disadvantaged and diverse members of our community have not had an effective voice in the civic affairs of the Portland. There have been long standing challenges and dissatisfaction with police activities in some communities, our schools, difficulties in finding well-paying jobs, displacement, and […]
By Michelle Frost Maybe you’ve seen the bright green bags on a friend’s or neighbor’s porch step. These are...
By Karen Hery Drivers coming off the Marquam Bridge towards Central Eastside in the first block of Yamhill, can glance...
By Michelle Frost You may first be struck by the abundance and variety of terrariums on display, by the winding iron...
By Michelle Frost Daniel Peccia started making tile to remodel a fireplace. “That’s where it all started,” he tells me, pointing to the fireplace in his living room. “When we bought the house, the chimney was falling off the wall and there was a piece of paneling covering it. […]Read more ›
By Don MacGillivray The world increasingly talks about Climate Change and Global Warming, yet rarely is the story completely told. The basic problem is the excessive release of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere from a variety of sources. Many sources of CO2 emissions are natural and they account for nearly […]Read more ›
By Michelle Frost When the doors open at 7 pm, volunteers greet the women who are lined-up and waiting to enter. Not only a Drop-in center for clothing, supplies and a hot meal, Rahab’s Sisters offers the women a gathering place to feel safe and to find a sense of […]Read more ›
By Nancy Tannler The League of Women’s Voters recent presentation on “Juvenile Justice/Solutions for Youth in Trouble,” made it evident that Oregon is taking the lead to find a solution on a chronic problem of our society – juvenile delinquency. Deena Corso, (Multnomah County Department of Community Justice), Margaret […]Read more ›
By Mary Kinnick Friends of Mt. Tabor Park (FMTP) Weed Warrior volunteers had another banner year removing invasive plants and planting natives. In collaboration with Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R), the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) and many other organizations (Hands on Portland, SOLVE, Warner Pacific College, The Nature […]Read more ›
By Don MacGillivray Every day 10,000 people in the United States turn 65 and Oregon is seeing a migration of seniors from all over the nation. 52% of seniors are economically insecure. Almost half own their own homes and many still have mortgages. Many over 65 already have chronic […]Read more ›