Nursing School Blues

The nursing-educator shortage is an old story with growing consequences. Can Oregon’s colleges and lawmakers finally solve the problem?

Keeping Score

A popular app with AI capabilities — fittingly called GameChanger — makes it easier than ever to track and share every moment of a sporting event. The company has upended the world of youth sports and now has its sights on the big leagues.

Course Correction

Ann Cudd makes her debut this fall as Portland State’s president as the school faces
the headwinds of declining enrollment, rising tuition and administrative bloat. She’s optimistic the school can persevere — and help revive Portland’s embattled downtown.

From Oregon with Pride

Queer life has long been linked with big, coastal cities like Portland. But entrepreneurs and organizers have worked to carve out LGBTQ+ spaces in smaller cities and towns across the state.

To the Test

Before this summer, the penalty for distributing fentanyl testing strips — which can help people determine whether other drugs are contaminated with it — was higher than the penalty for carrying most illegal drugs. A new law does away with that discrepancy.