Thriving in a ‘gig’ economy: Surprisingly, it’s easier than you might think

Oregon’s labor market is doing great. “Jobs are being added at a very good rate,” says Nick Beleiciks, a state employment economist with the Oregon Employment Department. “In fact, Oregon has been adding jobs faster than the nation since 2013. The unemployment rate this year is the lowest it’s been in 40 years, which is as far back as comparative figures exist. These are signs that Oregon’s economy is doing well.”

February 12, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Vancouver’s Dennis Nielson is smashing records all over the West Coast

Dennis Nielson has had his share of victories on the tennis court. The 83-year-old resident of Vancouver, Washington is ranked by the U.S. Tennis Association as the No. 1 hardcourt player in the 80- to 85-year-old age group in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. But he doesn’t measure success by wins and losses.

February 7, 2018 9:08 a.m. read more..

Portland’s ‘fiber mecca’

Think knitting is just something your grandma used to do? Not so, says Jackie Howard Kraybill, owner of Northwest Wools in Portland. She believes a resurgence in knitting may be due to the unsettling times in which we live.

February 2, 2018 4:23 p.m. read more..

Preparing for nation’s 250th

A local woman will have an important part in planning for the 250th anniversary of the United States, through the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

December 21, 2017 2:42 p.m. read more..

Finding love: You’re never too old

Tenderly holding hands and with a sparkle in their eyes, Bernie Charlebois and Marie Shaw can’t stop smiling. They are like two young lovebirds basking in their good fortune.

December 6, 2017 2:20 p.m. read more..

A history of Postcards

Almost everyone taking a vacation today uses their own camera or phone to capture memories of places they’ve been and things they’ve seen. But a century ago, few people had their own camera and, when they went on a trip, they would typically buy a postcard view of the place they were visiting.

December 2, 2017 2:22 p.m. read more..