The People Vs. Shell: The Patron Saints of Hope and Last Chances

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Climate change, arctic drilling, and direct action protest. James Blakely is an avid outdoorsman who wants you to care about the environment too.

86’d — A Cautionary Tale


Ever been kicked out of a bar? Jarad Dewing has, and he wants to hear your stories as well.

Nature’s Elegant Geometry: Signs of God?


Do you see miracles or coincidences?

Be Ready to Be Changed


We’re surrounded by beauty all of the time. Sometimes we just need a little help seeing it.

Oregon High School Creates Unisex Bathrooms For Transgender Students

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The move is a first in the district and relatively uncommon nationwide.

How Do You Move a 1,100 Ton Bridge? [Video]


A rickety bridge in Portland is finally being replaced with some engineering magic.

When Radical Welcome Gets Messy

What happens in our faith communities when someone comes who seems to be suffering from untreated schizophrenia? Or how about when they become verbally abusive and begin threatening people?

Adam Lanza’s DNA to Be Analyzed

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In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., people want answers and some think they may be locked away in Adam Lanza’s genes.

Three People Dead, One Injured In Mall Shooting

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Another senseless act of violence leaves us wondering why.

Women and Sex Work


Suburban wife, mother, and sex worker Elle Lynn Stanger talks about the women and men who make and use porn.

Why She Bought a Gun


After domestic violence ends in a murder-suicide on the police station steps, some women begin to protect themselves and their loved ones with deadly force.

PB&J and the Culture War: Caught in the Crossfire


A Portland-area teacher has an angry internet in fits after supposedly comparing peanut butter and jelly to ‘white privilege’. It’s time for America to wake up to the fact PB&Js aren’t all that good in the first place.

White Out

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Aaron Gilbreath finds himself driving too fast through a fog that forms in seconds.

A Thousand Boomers’ Kids and World Domination


Ken Solin reports from Portland’s notorious World Domination Summit, and finds the future… hopeful.

Boys: The New Face of Anorexia

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Joanna Schroeder investigates the prevalence and causes of the increasing numbers of boys and men battling eating disorders, as well as the social stigma associated with what was once thought to be a “girls’ disease.”

Clowns, Bad Haircuts and Dreams of Disaster


My wife and I have bad dreams that leave us wondering, “Are we ready for the future?”