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When Alice Shapiro moved to Central Oregon in 1994 from the East Coast, she wanted a different take from urban Judaism. She didn’t expect the culture shock of showing up to her first service at Bend’s Jewish Community of Central Oregon in heels and pantyhose when everyone else was wearing Bi… Read more

One of the biggest cultural shifts associated with the COVID-19 pandemic was the increase of virtual communication. Virtual meeting spaces such as Zoom, GoToMeeting or Microsoft Teams became a staple for conducting business and keeping in touch with loved ones. Read more

Sue Naumes is a retired grower who helped manage one of the West's largest pear companies for decades. Today she spends her time collecting rare, and precious, fruit labels dating back to the early days of the industry. Read more

Dave Frohnmayer — a storied leader of Oregon's democratic and academic institutions — showed me the Oregon Way. He never defined it. He never disclosed who formed it. And, he never developed a clear test for how to identify it. Still, Frohnmayer showed me that an Oregon Way exists, that it c… Read more

Klamath Falls resident Twila Slease was diagnosed with spina bifida at birth, with a portion of her spine outside her body. Read more

At age 18, the imagined made-for-TV movie of my life features a whip-smart young woman leaving her podunk, backwards town to get educated and completely change the world. Read more