Churches, ministries adapt to a surreal world

The Coronavirus pandemic continues By JOHN FORTMEYER, CNNW publisher It’s several weeks now into the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, and life still seems strange, surreal — definitely different...

Longtime partner sues Concordia for $302 million

PORTLAND — What the Oregonian described as an “acrimonious legal battle” has resulted from the recent and unexpected closure of Concordia University here. As reported...

Virus makes several weeks very scary for Salem congregation

SALEM — By Easter, the worst appeared to be over for Salem First Church of the Nazarene, but the several weeks preceding were scary...

Especially timely now, daily online prayer coordinated for Oregon

Particularly timely during the COVID-19 pandemic, online prayer for Oregon is taking place at 7 a.m. seven days per week through Zoom video conferencing. The...

National Day of Prayer goes on

Although it clearly forced a format change in most activities, the current Coronavirus pandemic is in no way slowing down the National Day of...

Pandemic virus impacts everything

By JOHN FORTMEYER CNNW publisher     What one national TV anchor termed the “news story of our lifetimes” occurred this past month with such overwhelming speed...

Multnomah University to build soccer field in center of Portland campus

    PORTLAND  — Multnomah University trustees have approved phase one of building a full-size, artificial soccer field on the Portland campus. Because of donations,...

Northwest Christian U in Eugene to become Bushnell U as of July 1

    EUGENE — Northwest Christian University here will change its name to Bushnell University on July 1,  honoring James Bushnell, one of the founders...

Judge rules against fired football coach

    BREMERTON, Wash. — The school district here was within its rights five years ago when it in 2015 fired a high school...

Once site of a horrible crime, Oregon City property will now host help for...

    OREGON CITY — Thanks to the generosity of a local retiree, a tract of land here that is sadly remembered now as the...