Think Oregon

Oregon’s New Courthouses

In early 2016, the Oregon Legislature passed a law that will raise money for courthouse updates.

Nurtured by Wind and Sand

“It’s OK to wake up smiling.” That was how the Oregon Coast made me feel.

Craig Kauffman

Craig Kauffman is working on a book that documents the rise of Earth jurisprudence, the idea that nature should have rights.

Common Ground

Rural ranchers working with conservationists for the future of Oregon.

Chris Lamb and the Eugene Opera

Christie “Chris” Lamb has been a member of Eugene Opera’s choir for thirty-four years, ever since a 1982 help-wanted ad in the Register-Guard enticed her to audition. As an alto, she’s the lowest of the women’s voices, singing a range that is also called mezzosoprano.

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The Man Behind The Oregon Garden

Ty Boland, botanical curator at The Oregon Garden, has catalogued more than 8,000 plants at the state’s “plant zoo.”

Sudara: Freedom Fashion

Keith is the CEO and founder of Sudara, a benefit corporation teaching women to sew in order to gain independence from sex trafficking and prostitution.

DJ Spooky: Heart of a Forest

The musician Paul D. Miller, better known as DJ Spooky, is premiering a new hybrid work called the “Heart of a Forest” based on his residency at the H.J. Andrews experimental forest in the western Cascade Mountains.

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Oregon’s New Pioneers

People all over Oregon are launching new ideas and seeing through plans to make the world a better place. Here, we look at a few of their big ideas.