Internal emails show a tax-funded agency created to educate people about forestry has acted as a public-relations agency and lobbying arm for Oregon's timber industry, in some cases skirting legal constraints that forbid it from doing so.
A century ago, Black people made up 14% of the farmers in the nation, today they account for only 1.4%. Portland's Black Futures Farm is working to restore Black people to the land and build Black food sovereignty.
There were once big plans for many public events to mark the 40th anniversary of the catastrophic 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. The coronavirus pandemic blew up those plans, but many are resurfacing online.