Fill-in Online News Editor
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.
local | News | EnvironmentOPB | Aug. 13, 2015 10:24 a.m.
Fire investigators said Thursday that southern Oregon's Stouts Creek Fire seems to have started by a lawnmower used in violation of local orders.
Preparing for a big earthquake or other disaster can pose extra challenges for people with disabilities and their families.
News | local | OPB News BlogOPB | 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 BlogOPB | 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.
News | local | OPB News Blog
Top Stories: PDX Trains For Potential Ebola Passenger, Wolves Could Be Killed After Livestock AttacksOPB | 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 who monitor salmon counts thought this would be a big year for endangered fish. But they didn't think it would be this big.
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 BlogOPB | 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.
Transportation officials have reported disruption to downtown Portland Max and streetcar lines early Monday, with details changing through the morning commute period.
Housing prices are still climbing in the Portland metro area – but not as quickly as earlier this year.
Several high magnitude earthquakes shook the far reaches of the temblor-prone Ring of Fire Monday afternoon.
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.
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.
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.