- The Portland Parks Bureau is rolling out new permit limits and requiring insurance for those providing free food to those in need in public parks, including volunteers with the ad hoc group Free Hot Soup. We talk with bureau director Adena Long and with volunteers with Free Hot Soup, Susie Snortum and Austin Bennington, who feed hungry people downtown in Director Park.
- The Bend Bulletin and the Redmond Spokesman newspapers are under new management and, as of September, the papers have a new editor. Gerry O’Brien is the former general manager and editor of the Herald and News in Klamath Falls. We’ll ask him about his vision for covering central Oregon.
- The Washington State Historical Society has hired a tribal liaison to help make sure that the stories they tell about Washington state history include a tribal perspective. Michael Finley, who has served on the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation tribal council, explains what he hopes to do in this new role.
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