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  • Obama: gun laws must be changed, gun owners must speak up

    3 days ago

    President Barack Obama on Thursday angrily called for stricter U.S. gun laws after the latest mass murder in Oregon and took aim at the powerful National Rifle Association gun lobby for blocking reform.

    Appearing in the White House briefing room with a grim expression and an...

  • Multiple fatalities, wounded as gunman opens fire at Oregon college

    3 days ago

    A gunman opened fire on Thursday at a community college in Oregon, killing 13 people and wounding some 20 others, in the latest mass killing to rock a U.S. school, officials and local media said.

    There were conflicting reports on the number of casualties and wounded at Umpqua...

  • At Cannabis Seder, Bob Marley tunes and a blessing over the weed

    April 14, 2015 | 9:11 am

    This seder included a legal disclaimer.

    “The cannabis products at this Seder are available to OMMP cardholders only,” the sign at the check-in table read, referring to the state of Oregon’s medical marijuana program. “All others consume at your own risk.”

    The fine print...

  • Is a new Jewish Portland rising in the east?

    March 5, 2015 | 8:59 am

    Until recently, Jo Borkan was thinking about leaving Portland.

    She had lived in the city almost her whole life and owns a house on the city’s east side. But Borkan craved a connection to Judaism, and she couldn’t seem to find one that fit with her spiritual explorations into yoga...

  • Governor of Oregon resigns amid scandal about fiancée

    February 13, 2015 | 12:23 pm

    Gov. John Kitzhaber, long regarded as a wily survivor of Oregon politics, resigned Friday amid a spiraling crisis that included a criminal investigation of the role that his fiancée played in his administration as well as crumbling support from his Democratic Party colleagues.


  • Portland preschool pushes boundaries of Jewish outdoors education

    December 29, 2014 | 11:05 am

    Even on a cold, gray and rainy morning, the children from the Gan Shalom Collaborative School are outside, seated under a wood-framed shelter topped by corrugated plastic.

    With their teacher, Sarabel Eisenfeld, they grate potatoes for latkes, then cup their hands beside their...

  • Three teens shot outside Portland, Oregon, high school

    December 12, 2014 | 3:54 pm

    Three teenagers were shot and wounded on Friday near a Portland, Oregon, alternative high school, police said, and officers were searching for a suspect who ran from the scene following the gunfire.

    The two boys and one girl shot outside Rosemary Anderson High School in north...

  • Cancer takes Brittany Maynard

    By Ilana Angel

    November 3, 2014 | 6:50 am

    The young and beautiful Brittany Maynard passed away this past weekend. Many followed this woman’s journey as she brought awareness to her decision to choose when to die while battling terminal cancer. There is a lot of debate over Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act and the...

  • Eight chefs’ new Chanukah delights, one for each night

    By Judy Zeidler

    November 21, 2013 | 1:13 pm

    This year, Chanukah and Thanksgiving coincide: Chanukah is celebrated for eight days by candle-lighting, gift exchanges and eating foods fried in oil, an ancient custom, commemorating a miraculous event at the Temple in Jerusalem, while the Thanksgiving meal reminds us of our...

  • White supremacist couple accused in killing spree indicted in Oregon

    August 20, 2012 | 12:49 pm

    A white supremacist couple accused of four West Coast murders, including one because a name sounded Jewish, were indicted on federal racketeering charges.

    A grand jury in Portland, Ore., indicted David “Joey” Pedersen, 32, and Holly Ann Grigsby, 25, for racketeering activity in...

  • Portland-area paper to shut down

    October 19, 2011 | 11:37 am

    An Oregon Jewish paper, The Jewish Review, will close in January after publishing for more than 40 years.

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland announced last week that it would cease publication of the semimonthly.

    According to the Federation, the paper was a victim of the...

  • Oregon panel coaxed to table resolution slamming Israel

    January 19, 2011 | 1:01 pm

    Jews in Eugene, Ore., persuaded the local human rights commission to suspend for now a resolution condemning Israel for its flotilla raid last year.

    More than 70 members of the local Jewish community, including officials of the local federation and community relations council,...

  • Max Forer holds the line for Oregon in BCS title game

    January 5, 2011 | 11:08 am

    The offensive line doesn’t deflect potentially game-winning passes or snag interceptions, throw precision passes to receivers who race into the end zone or take handoffs and run through defenses for the score.

    The offensive line is not a glamour position. The offensive line...

  • Oregon governor defends Israel ties

    December 8, 2010 | 11:01 am

    The office of Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski defended a trade agreement it signed with Israel.

    A coalition of pro-Palestinian groups in Portland criticized Kulongoski, a Democrat, for the Oct. 27 memorandum of understanding “to develop and strengthen economic, industrial, technological...

  • Nation & World Briefs

    By Tom Tugend

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    'Paradise' Golden; Weisz Blooms

    The Golden Globe awards, often seen as a curtain raiser and preview of the Oscar ceremonies, picked a tense drama about two Palestinian suicide bombers as best foreign language film on Monday night, while shutting out Steven Spielberg's "Munich."

  • The See Season

    By Rabbi Shawn Fields-Meyer

    September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    There is a remarkable place I go to, about once a year. It is a spot on the Oregon coast. And I mean, literally, a spot. When I stand on that spot,

    I can see the whole world -- all of it.

    Straight ahead, I see the Pacific Ocean, waves rhythmically approaching and departing, humming...