Laurie Isola is a digital producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Before joining OPB, Laurie worked as a web producer at SFGate.com, a travel writer for Rough Guides, an editor at Via magazine and a desk editor and reporter at regional news wire in the San Francisco Bay Area. To mix things up, she co-owned and operated Germany’s first tacowagen in Berlin.
Laurie has a bachelor’s degree from The Evergreen State College, where she studied everything from the American transcendentalists to metal working.
Thousands of protesters marched through downtown Portland on Friday night. On Saturday, the city prepares for thousands more.
Police deployed pepper spray against some protesters Friday night in downtown Portland as the group attempted to move across police lines and cross the Burnside Bridge.
Police say a motorist exited his vehicle and fired multiple shots, injuring a man following a confrontation with protesters on the bridge.
The cleanup efforts mounted after Thursday night’s protests in Portland have erased some — but not all — of the damage left behind by vandals.
He’s a former Bureau of Land Management employee who told other jurors “I am very biased” during their deliberations.
The defense rested its case Monday afternoon in the trial of seven people who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The prosecution followed with a relatively short rebuttal case. Jury instructions begin Tuesday.
A federal prosecutor spent little more than 15 minutes cross-examining Ammon Bundy, who has spent the last three days testifying in his defense.
Toward the end of Wednesday's session, U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown observed the defense was quickly moving through its witness list.
The leader of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation had more than $8,000 in cash on him at the time of his arrest, according to testimony heard Tuesday.
local | NW Life | History | Arts | EntertainmentOPB | Aug. 17, 2016 5:15 p.m.
Guinness World Records awarded the City of Roses’ grand dame — who operates Darcelle XV, the longest-running drag revue west of the Mississippi — the designation this week.