Several possible Oregon initiatives likely to draw special attention from Christians

  By JOHN FORTMEYER CNNW publisher The new year that began a month ago will move steadily into a busy and long political season in the Northwest....

State agency determines that bakery owned by Kleins discriminated

By JOHN FORTMEYER CNNW publisher GRESHAM — A Christian husband and wife who run a bakery business here fully expected an Oregon state agency would determine they...

Harvesting a garden tended by God

  Portland church reaps bounty from its 'waterless' garden (Reprinted, with permission, from The Gleaner magazine of Northwest Seventh-day Adventists) PORTLAND — What does a church do...

More legal action likely follows firing of teacher

PORTLAND — A California-based legal services organization indicates the battle is likely not over regarding last month’s firing of Portland school teacher Bill Diss. “Bill...

Downtown Portland square to again host pro-life rally

  PORTLAND – With Pioneer Courthouse Square as location for a third consecutive year and for the fifth time since 2009 for the Roe vs....

Child Evangelism Fellowship selects Portland area for major summer outreach

By JOHN FORTMEYER CNNW publisher PORTLAND — It’s happened previously in Chicago, Little Rock, Salt Lake City, the Twin Cities and Denver. This year, it comes to the...

Israel deports missionary who briefly lived in Portland

JERUSALEM, Israel — A Jews for Jesus missionary who lived briefly in Portland last year with his wife is the first representative of that...

Oregon initiative launched to save religious freedoms

PORTLAND — Concerned over a growing trend where business owners of faith are being forced to compromise their individual conscience rights or face harassment,...

‘Y’ urged to continue commitment to the ‘C’

By JOHN FORTMEYER CNNW publisher PORTLAND — In its more than 160 years worldwide, the Young Men’s Christian Association, better known as the YMCA, has sometimes...

Fire that destroyed Nazarene church in Arlington ruled arson

ARLINGTON — Arson has been ruled as the cause of a Nov. 12 fire that fully destroyed a Nazarene church — the oldest building...