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Richland florist’s legal battle ends without success

    RICHLAND, Wash. — In what one conservative Christian talk host termed “devastating” for religious freedom in America, the U.S. Supreme Court last...

Salem mission facility has a grand and sunny opening

It was a $15 million project years in the making, but all it took was a very quick snip of a ribbon under beautiful...

Praying coach’s case again hits court roadblock

BREMERTON, Wash. — The former Bremerton High football coach who was fired in 2015 for taking a knee in brief, personal prayer after football...

Groups clash at Salem outdoor worship; 2 arrested

SALEM — Things got more than a little tense last month during one in a series of worship services held outside the Planned Parenthood...

Could Oregon see challenges on vaccine rules for churches?

By JOHN FORTMEYER, CNNW pubilsher SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Christian legal rights agency based here recently made it unmistakably clear it stands ready to challenge...

A blessing at the coast for a bountiful season

Special to CNNW By TIM HIRSCH of the Pacific City Sun Prayers, flowers, and a rousing version of the National Anthem by local singer Leslie Griffith helped...

Salem mission to open men’s shelter July 17

SALEM — With services to the homeless needed more than ever in Oregon’s capital city, the people behind Union Gospel Mission of Salem look...

Christian school outnegotiates public district to secure building

By JOHN FORTMEYER,  CNNW publisher BATTLE GROUND, Wash. — Outnegotiating the local public school district, a private Christian school here in Clark County has purchased...

Teen athlete collapses, then God gets TV time

By JOHN FORTMEYER, CNNW publisher BEND  — A young Christian here stumbled and fell hard — but only physically, not spiritually –— and it not...

COVID debates exemplified with Albany church

ALBANY — Multiple cases of COVID-19 within a local church congregation — including one fatal case —have made the church a focus of the...