University grapples with sensitive topic of openly gay students

NEWBERG — It is, as one George Fox University administrator summarized to the Newberg Graphic newspaper, “a very touchy issue” with which the school...

900 at breakfast hear of hope brought to victims of sex trafficking

By ANN STAATZ VANCOUVER, Wash. — Greg Romine moved out of his alcoholic father’s home when Romine was 15. He rented a migrant worker cottage by...

Vote on marriage quickly looms in Washington state

By JOHN FORTMEYER CNNW publisher OLYMPIA, Wash. — When the ballots are officially tallied here, will Washington have followed the lead of 32 other states and voted to...

Portland-based church sued for $5.25 million over alleged abuse

PORTLAND — A 30-year old Oregon woman last month filed a $5.25 million lawsuit against the Apostolic Faith Church, a Portland-based worldwide Pen-tecostal missionary...

Churches enlisted to help block Planned Parenthood in Salem-Keizer schools

SALEM — Churches throughout Salem and Keizer are being asked to get involved in a grassroots efforts to keep Planned Parenthood from teaching classes...

Expansion to double capacity for mission site for men in recovery

  PORTLAND — Home Builders Foundation and Portland Rescue Mission on Sept. 12 hosted a kickoff event for the Next Step renovation project. The expansion to...

Encountering the True Light in a House Full of Stories One Night

The Schauermanns of Astoria do not observe Halloween, but they do see Oct. 31 as an opportunity to share the Gospel in a most...

Salvation Army temporarily closes its Family Store in Salem

SALEM — The Salvation Army will temporarily close its Family Store at 162 N.E. Lancaster Drive effective Sept. 28, with a yet-undetermined re-open date. All...

Woman who killed daughter will spend rest of life in state mental care

BEAVERTON — A Sherwood woman who last year killed her 11 year-old daughter — a student at a Christian school in Newberg — will...

Song ministry moves this month into its 65th year

SALEM —Ernest Friesen was a local lumberman, musician and choir director who in 1948 recruited two of his Salem Box Company workers to start...