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Thank you to all the people helping our community carry on during these uncertain times.

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There is no question that health providers are the front-line heroes of the coronavirus pandemic. The integrity, selflessness and sheer bravery needed to deliver care in the midst of a highly infectious disease with no proven treatment or cure is awe-inspiring.

“Social-distancing” is the phrase of the day, and what it pretty much means is staying away from people while America shuts down, the economy gets clobbered and death seeks out at a million, maybe 2 million of us. The issue is coronavirus, the fear is contagion and a primary solution is surc…

Oregonians’ response to the coronavirus crisis hasn’t always showcased the community-mindedness that we like to promote. As in other parts of the country, there’s been panic purchasing of toilet paper, shaming over social distancing deficiencies and flare-ups of intergenerational conflict. T…

Most of the concern over the coronavirus pandemic so far has focused on the economic fallout and the potential that the nation’s health care system could be overwhelmed with seriously ill people. But the virus poses another threat that could be even more profound: Elections across the countr…

We could all use a little pick-me-up right about now, with schools, libraries, bars and restaurants shutting down and widespread uncertainty about how long the coronavirus will hold us hostage. Mark DeGroft’s incredible story of perseverance and recovery, and the help of the local musical co…