State Sen. Lew Frederick

Police Accountability, the Legislature and the People: Senator Lew Frederick on the Issues

By Lisa Loving From the streets to the legislature, there are many fronts in the fight for police accountability. Oregon State Senator Lew Frederick and the Oregon Legislature’s People...
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Black Trans Lives Matter!

By Margaret Dierdre O'Hartigan Among signs carried in Portland protests this summer are those reading “Black Trans Lives Matter!”  What you may not comprehend, however, are the many ways...

Once-houseless Native families now have a home in a gentrifying neighborhood

NAYA was successful in renting 51 of 59 new units in Portland to Native households, and a clever financing model made that possible by Brian Oaster | 26 Aug 2020

Teaching Outside the Box: Alliance High School

By Mischa Webley, NECN Staff Writer The first sign that this isn’t your average urban high school is the curriculum. There’s a class called Manhood, another called Skateboard Manufacturing. There’s Mindfulness, Leadership, a class on...

Faith in Northeast

By Mischa Webley, NECN Staff Writer Civic engagement will always come from the community, not from the powers that be. In the insular world of local politics, a recent controversy has sparked a heated conversation in...

Faith Is Work: Churches In a Changing Northeast

By Mischa Webley, NECN Staff Writer Across Northeast Portland, community churches are undergoing dramatic transformations. A combination of economic displacement along with the growing age of the average church-goer has led to the pews in...

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