Ahson Saeed, of Corvallis, reacts to a pile of burnt debris pulled from the Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center in November 2010. (Photo by Jesse Skoubo for the Corvallis Gazette-Times.)

Man expected to get probation in firebomb attack of Oregon mosque

Cody Crawford, who police say had a history of ranting hatred against Muslims, pleaded no contest to firebombing a mosque in Oregon.
Nov 12, 2015
Exchange students try their hands at American football (with mixed results) in a still from "We Are Unity"

From China to rural Oregon, cultures come together in “Welcome to Unity”

Seven foreign exchange students move to a tiny Oregon town and join the football team to make friends. No, it's not the latest Will Ferrell movie.
May 23, 2014
The Cascadian flag flies at a Cascadia Cup soccer game. (Photo by 104Muttons via Flickr)

Is Cascadia the new Québec?

Local activists hope their push for a strong regional identity leads to something more.
Feb 21, 2014
A train carrying coal hugs the Puget Sound on it's way to the Westshore coal terminal in BC. With a proposed new coal terminal in Bellingham, train shipments through Washington State are set to increase dramatically. (Photo by Paul K. Anderson)

Is the Northwest a Coal Scrooge?

When you go to sleep tonight, Seattle will be visited by three ghosts: the ghost of energy’s past, the ghost of energy’s present and the ghost of energy yet to come. The question is, will we wake up and shape our own destiny? Imagine a mountain of billowing, black coal taller than the Columbia tower […]
Dec 10, 2012