He was a teenager coming of age in an era Time magazine had declared the Transgender Tipping Point. But Jay didn't want to be a trailblazer. He wanted to be normal.
The tribe wanted him to stay. Could he launch a rap career on the Rez?
They were a mixed-race family who didn't "see color." Then a white supremacist killed their black son, police said.
Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer wanted to buy a wedding cake. What happened that day at Sweet Cakes by Melissa changed their lives forever.
Two boys believed friendship, football and faith would get them out of a rough North Portland neighborhood. But what would they sacrifice along the way?
Walter Dickens waited his entire life to live with his mother. After a gunman killed her and eight others at Umpqua Community College, Dickens must figure out how to live without her.
Portland police shot Keaton Otis 23 times. The 25-year-old Otis left behind two parents determined to make sure the world remembered the lesson of their son's death. They disagreed, though, on what the rest of us should learn.
Politicians and police want to help young Muslims avoid the temptations of jihad and gangs. In Portland, Somali refugees offer their own answer: basketball.
TRANSGENDER in OREGON
Jay was a teenager growing up in an era Time Magazine called the transgender tipping point. But he didn't want to be a trailblazer. He wanted to be normal.
As much of the country negotiated new cultural norms, Kris Kachirisky spent the last year learning to redefine her marriage.
Few places are scarier for transgender people than hospitals. What happens when one Oregon hospital tries to change?
Oregon Medicaid agreed to pay for treatments for low-income transgender people. Doctors, insurance representatives and even a U.S. senator tried to help Michelle Storm use the benefit. More than a year later, she is still waiting.
In Dallas, Oregon, a 14-year-old transgender boy faces those who want him out of the high school locker rooms.
Oregon and Washington have long barred employers from firing workers because of their gender identity. Yet most schools remain unprepared for the coming wave of transgender teachers, staff and students.
Carl Wilson wanted to pass a law restricting transgender rights. The legislator hadn't yet met a transgender person. Elaine Walquist decided to be his first.
Thelma Glover lost her home to urban renewal. Portland leaders want to atone for the past. This winter, they'll dole out down payments. Glover won't get one. For her, it's too late.
How did Dawson Park survive as a black community hub? And what can Portland learn from its history?
Yes, Portland is whiter than any other major city. But the number of black people -- and black-owned businesses -- is growing.
The beds sagged. The windows rattled, and the walls stayed sticky. But for 90 people, the Joyce Hotel was home.
Horatio Hung-Yan Law's performance "A Tale of Two Ghettoes" was supposed to examine the gentrification of Chinatown. But sponsors canceled the event, saying the word "ghetto" today refers only to blackness.
Alex Stokes wanted to cut hair and create a community. But as he perfected his clipper skills and plotted a future, the city around him churned forward.
IMMIGRATION EXECUTIVE ORDER
Woodburn is the largest town in Oregon with a Latino majority. More than a dozen men have been picked up in immigration raids. Now Latinos are afraid to leave their homes.
For years, Chanpone Sinlapasai avoided the airport. Then President Donald Trump temporarily banned refugees, and Sinlapasai's life changed.
Sahara Abdullahi could stay with her son in a refugee camp. Or the Somali mom could sacrifice her time with him as a baby to secure his future.
A college student from Iran waited nine years to see her sister. They were due to reunite this week, but Trump's executive order prevented it.
Catholic Charities held "the golden ticket" for refugees. Now, after Trump has temporarily banned refugees, the agency must leave families at war.