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Courtney Sherwood


Courtney Sherwood is a fill-in online news editor at OPB. She also reports for magazines, newspapers and online publications, and is researching a book on the evolving role of commerce in American lives. Courtney was previously business and features editor at The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver. She also worked as a reporter at The Portland Business Journal and other publications in the Pacific Northwest and in Virginia. She received a Wharton Business Journalists Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Courtney graduated with a B.A. in English from Grinnell College in Iowa, where she was editor-in-chief of the college newspaper and hosted a news program on KDIC-FM radio. She lives in Portland with her husband, jazz musician Ben Lincoln, and their two cats.

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Recent Articles

Fish & Wildlife | Environment

Thousands Of Hatchery Fish Die After Valve Clogs

OPB/EarthFix | June 29, 2015 2:35 p.m.

The entire run of pre-smolt spring Chinook that the Rock Creek Hatchery planned to release next year died when a clogged intake valve cut off their access to fresh water.

News | Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake?

Expert: Relationships And Forethought Key To Disaster Planning With Disabilities

OPB | May 19, 2015 12:45 p.m.

Preparing for a big earthquake or other disaster can pose extra challenges for people with disabilities and their families.

News | local | OPB News Blog

Top Stories: Oil Companies Pressured On Safety, Thousands Affected By Unemployment Database Breach

OPB | Oct. 14, 2014 8 a.m.

Headlines for Tuesday, Oct. 14: Companies are under pressure to make their oil less explosive before they load it onto rail cars; more than 850,000 people may have had information stolen from an Oregon database; hundreds of new apartments are coming to Eugene; and more.

News | local | OPB News Blog

Top Stories: Officials Say Uber Is Illegal In Eugene, Decorated Veteran Sues Former Employer

OPB | Oct. 3, 2014 8:15 a.m.

Headlines for Friday, Oct. 3: Officials say Uber ride-share is illegal in Eugene; Canby High School's football players win the right to wear pink; police are still looking for a stolen painting; and more.

OPB News Blog

Oregon Zoo Opens Lion Cub Naming To A Vote

OPB | Oct. 2, 2014 4 p.m.

Oregon Zoo officials want help naming three feisty lion cubs born three weeks ago. So they've suggested  two names for each animal, and set up an online ballot.

News | local | OPB News Blog

Top Stories: PDX Trains For Potential Ebola Passenger, Wolves Could Be Killed After Livestock Attacks

OPB | Oct. 2, 2014 7:05 a.m.

Headlines for Thursday, Oct. 2: Portland International Airport fire crews are training to recognize Ebola, BLM can't account for all of its firefighting equipment or spending, wolves near Meacham could be killed for preying on livestock in the area, and more.

Officials Laud Record-Setting Columbia River Salmon Run

OPB | Sept. 30, 2014 4:08 p.m. | Bonneville, Washington

Officials who monitor salmon counts thought this would be a big year for endangered fish. But they didn't think it would be this big.

NW Life | Water | local

Portland Regatta Canceled Due To Toxic Algae

OPB | Sept. 25, 2014 3:34 p.m.

This weekend's Row for the Cure Regatta has been canceled because of toxic algae.

local

Portland Commissioner Fritz's Husband Dies In I-5 Wreck

OPB | Sept. 24, 2014 9:45 a.m.

The husband of Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz was killed in an Interstate 5 accident in Salem on Wednesday morning.

Economy | Business | local | OPB News Blog

AG: Electronics Settlement Could Net You $10 Or More

OPB | July 9, 2014 11:55 a.m.

If you're over 30 and reading this blog, odds are pretty good that you can get at least $10 by filling out a simple form — but time is running out. Some people and businesses could get $1,000 or more.

local

Portland Experiences Monday Morning Max, Streetcar Disruptions

OPB | June 30, 2014 8:25 a.m.

Transportation officials have reported disruption to downtown Portland Max and streetcar lines early Monday, with details changing through the morning commute period.

Economy | Business | local

Portland Housing Prices Climb - But Not As Fast As Before

OPB | June 24, 2014 10:09 a.m.

Housing prices are still climbing in the Portland metro area – but not as quickly as earlier this year.

local

Scientists: Tsunami Risk Limited To Alaska Coast After 8.0 Quake

OPB | June 23, 2014 2:45 p.m.

Several high magnitude earthquakes shook the far reaches of the temblor-prone Ring of Fire Monday afternoon.

Politics | Elections | local

Challenger Defeats Incumbent Deschutes County DA

OPB | May 20, 2014 11:59 p.m.

A former Bend City Council member has unseated the Deschutes County district attorney, in a rare upset against an Oregon incumbent.

Politics | Elections | local

82 Votes Separate Columbia County Jail Tax Supporters From Opponents

OPB | May 20, 2014 10:36 p.m.

The proposed $7 million Columbia County Jail property tax levy was too close to call in early election returns. As of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, the county election office said that only 82 votes separated the "yes" votes from the "no" side.

Elections

Voters Pass $680M Beaverton School Bond Measure

OPB | May 20, 2014 9:36 p.m.

A proposed $680 million Beaverton school construction measure appears to have passed.

Politics | Elections | News | local

Incumbents Hold Strong Leads In Portland City Council Races

OPB | May 20, 2014 9:16 p.m.

Incumbents Nick Fish and Dan Saltzman both held strong leads in their separate races to stay on the Portland City Council, according to early vote counts.

Politics | Elections | local

Wehby Wins Senate GOP Primary, Will Face Merkely In November

OPB | May 20, 2014 8:53 p.m.

Despite what's been described as a "smear campaign" against her, Monica Wehby won Oregon's Republican primary race for U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

Politics | Elections | local | Environment

Josephine, Jackson Counties Pass Anti-GMO Measures

OPB | May 20, 2014 8:42 p.m.

Separate measures to restrict genetically-modified crops in two Oregon counties won strong support in a first batch of election results on Tuesday.

Politics | Elections | local

Incumbents Lead In Statewide Democratic Primaries

OPB | May 20, 2014 8:24 p.m.

Governor John Kitzhaber and Senator Jeff Merkeley were among the incumbents who led in early election results on Tuesday.