So why does Gov. John Kitzhaber want to “reform” them?
Oregon has one of America’s best prison systems.
Gov. John Kitzhaber knows that. After all, he helped build it.
When Kitzhaber was governor from 1995 to 2003, he spent hundreds of millions
Oregon can, with one simple step. So far, it hasn’t.
Dr. Gary Oxman spent his career trying to save people who don’t care whether they live or die.
retired as health officer for Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington
Hit the black lights, weed is almost legal. Forget everything you know about pot culture.
The highs, they are a-changin’.
On Nov. 6, 2012,
America’s relationship with marijuana entered a hazy new era. Two
states, including Oregon’s northern neighbor, voted to legalize pot,
A Portland high school where students speak 55 languages shows Oregon how to reform education.
Hae Nay Paw is trying to concentrate. A petite sophomore
at David Douglas High School, she hunches over her desk, scrawling
notes, a curtain of dark hair covering half her face, as if to block out
Those are the odds a woman on this planet will face abuse in her lifetime. V-Day is your chance to do something about it.
One in three.
One-third of all women worldwide—let’s call it an even 1 billion—will be victims of violence because they are women.
You could get
depressed or apathetic when you see that ov
Portland needs to make big spending cuts. New mayor Charlie Hales is swinging the ax.
Portland City Hall is awfully quiet for a palace amid a revolution.
Since the start of
the year, the place has felt like a barely solvent art gallery sold to
absentee bankers. Outside the mayor’
Let’s not sugarcoat the obvious: Winter in Portland is something to escape.
Sure, we don’t have
those malevolent Chicago winds that pierce the thickest wool and carve
out pieces of bone. Our
Gov. John Kitzhaber hired Rudy Crew to smash the status quo in Oregon schools. What comes after that?
Anybody who thinks there are no second acts in American life should consider Rudolph Franklin Crew.
is a leading figure in the national education reform movement. Over the
past 30 years, he