January 30, 2019 - Oregon men charged in Asian brothel, racketeering sting

US Attorney, District of Oregon Press Release, A federal grand jury in Oregon has returned two indictments charging six people with running sex trafficking organizations operating in the U.S., Canada and Australia. The indictments were unsealed today following a series of arrests by FBI Portland’s Child Exploitation Task Force (CETF) […]

January 28, 2019 - Oregon Senators: Bill stops Saudi student evasions

US Senator Ron Wyden Press Release, Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today introduced two new pieces of legislation that would impose significant consequences on foreign consulates that help their citizens escape legal accountability within the U.S. Merkley and Wyden’s legislation follows investigative reporting by the Oregonian that found […]

January 23, 2019 - Honoring Muslims who saved Christians in Egypt

International Christian Concern International Christian Concern (ICC) is inviting all those concerned to sign a letter recognizing a group of brave Muslim men who courageously followed their conscience and duty at great personal risk to thwart the attempted bombing of Virgin Mary and Father Seifin Church in Nasr City, near […]

January 23, 2019 - Photo vindicates Portland Life rally, media bias

Oregon Right to Life Press Release, The Portland Tribune and OPB trivialized and distorted Oregon Right to Life’s annual Roe v. Wade Memorial & March in downtown Portland, while other media outlets ignored it entirely. Despite over 1,000 pro-life Oregonians attending, the Portland Tribune described the event as “sparsely-attended” and […]

January 22, 2019 - Astoria rallies relief for Coast Guard in shutdown

Oregon Faith News Note, A wife of a U.S. Coast Guard member, Stacey Benson, helped organize a large scale food pantry in Astoria for Coast Guard members who are impacted by the government shutdown.   The pantry was organized by Be the Light and also the MOMS club of Astoria.  The […]

January 21, 2019 - CNN: New video explains Pro-lifer, Native American stand-off

By Jim Miller, Oregon The story is still unfolding but has changed dramatically over the past few hours. CNN has the best analysis so far.  CNN shows that a third group, Hebrew Black activists, as a key part of the event who were extremely provocative.   This represents three different […]

January 20, 2019 - MLK, depression and a New Year’s hope

Paul Louis Metzger Multnomah University professor, Director of Institute for the Theology of Culture As is well-documented, many people dread the holiday season. The close of one year and the beginning of another is supposed to be a time of great joy, but it can often be the occasion for […]

January 19, 2019 - Suffering: From why me? to Why not me?

By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon There was a time when I could not fully accept any explanation for evil and suffering that didn’t make sense to me, start to finish. However, over the years, and through the process of writing my book If God Is Good, I’ve […]

January 16, 2019 - Abortions rate plummets worldwide

Nicholas Comerchero Oregon Optimist Blog, More American women are choosing life for their children than ever before, according to the latest government data on abortion. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the US abortion rate fell 26% between 2006 and 2015 to reach an all-time low. […]

January 15, 2019 - Church event hosting Malcolm X daughter

Martin Luther King Day Honor Event: Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church of Portland will be having the “Empower the Dream” service and the keynote speaker is Ambassador Attalah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz. Donations of $25.00 for this event to help defray the expenses of the […]