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On top of pandemic, massive unrest hits nation, region

By JOHN FORTMEYER, CNNW publisher PORTLAND — Already in a fight of unprecented proportions with a still-new foe —  the novel coronavirus COVID-19 — the...

City to pay $50,000 to evangelist banned from park

PORTLAND — The city government last fall acknowledged it was wrong last year to ticket and ban from a downtown park a street evangelist...

State to probe legality of Concordia’s closure

PORTLAND — Last February, thousands of students, faculty, staff and supporters were stunned — and many angered — when Concordia University here unexpectedly announced...

Iconic church visible along I-205 seeks new home after building sold

HAPPY VALLEY — Visible to thousands of Interstate 205 motorists daily, the iconic cross atop a church here remains as the building and surrounding...

Repeal of new sex ed law set for Washington’s November ballot

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A controversial measure will be on Washington’s general election ballot in November, and evangelical Christians are being credited in part for...

Despite legal confusion, churches inch toward reopening

By JOHN FORTMEYER, CNNW publisher Depending on many factors, the speed with which churches in Oregon, Washington and nationally will reopen appears to vary widely. But...

Seaside artist’s Facebook group conveys hope, faith during crisis

SEASIDE — A local artist is not only focusing on the importance of faith in God in the current pandemic, but is also encouraging...

Oregon governor declines to issue a proclamation for National Day of Prayer

SALEM — For apparently the first time ever, Oregon's governor did not issue last month a proclamation acknowledging the National Day of Prayer, and...

Standing tall in challenging times

  Even George Fox University’s Bruin Bear mascot on the Newberg campus was given proper safety attire when the coronavirus pandemic struck the region. PHOTO BY...

Summer camp ministries hit hard by pandemic restrictions

By JOHN FORTMEYER, CNNW publisher In recent weeks, much uncertainty faced Christian camps in this part of the Northwest regarding whether they could — or...