Petitions targeting abortion distributed

  CORVALLIS — Signature gathering for the Oregon 2014 citizen initiative to stop taxpayer funding for abortion has officially begun. The Corvallis-based petition committee mailed a...

Richland florist countersues the state

  RICHLAND, Wash. — Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a Washington florist sued by state Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a countersuit against him May...

Longtime Multnomah U president announces he will retire next year

  PORTLAND — Multnomah University President Daniel Lockwood has announced he will retire June 30, 2014, following 17 years of service as the university’s fourth...

Both Paulks take sharply divergent paths on ex-gay efforts

  PORTLAND — More than a decade ago, husband and wife John and Anne Paulk were on the cover of Newsweek magazine and in newspaper...

Former Lost Boy shares his story at breakfast

By JOHN FORTMEYER CNNW publisher PORTLAND — Having at one time been assumed dead by his Sudanese family and buried in absentia, Lopez Lomong was indeed one of...

George Fox student survives 6 days on Mount Hood

PORTLAND — Speaking to the media last month from her bed at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, George Fox University senior Mary Owen...

Pregnancy centers battle state legislation

  By JOHN FORTMEYER CNNW publisher SALEM — Two years ago, the dozens of pregnancy resource ministries in Oregon had to do some quick rallying, but succeeded in blocking...

Vancouver church goes wild

Animals attract about 5,000 people total to Living Hope Church services    VANCOUVER, Wash. — Six years ago, Pastor John Bishop shared the stage at...

Pastors hear of challenges to religious rights

By JOHN FORTMEYER CNNW publisher SALEM — The assault on religious rights in the United States can no longer be ignored, an attorney on the front...

Christians, Jews rally for Israel

By JOHN FORTMEYER CNNW publisher HAPPY VALLEY — All that one need do to get a fresh reminder of the common threads between the United States and...