The mayor of Silverton, Oregon is one of a kind. Stu Rasmussen is the nation's only transgendered mayor. It’s a distinction that generated international headlines and even a protest by the anti-gay group, Westboro Baptist Church. Now, Rasmussen's saga has a new twist: A musical about his life. It’s hitting the stage in Seattle this summer.
In a small rehearsal room in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood, long-time actor Mark Anders is preparing for a role like none he's had before.
Film and video producers are asking Oregon lawmakers to help make the state more attractive to their industry. One measure under consideration would double the amount of tax credits available to production companies who choose Oregon locations.
Dana Millican says once or twice a week, someone in Portland recognizes her. You might, too, if you've seen the chicken farm sketch on the TV show "Portlandia."
RICHLAND, Wash. – Jazz musicians from around the country will gather on [today] Sunday, to honor a musician who didn’t sell a lot of records but influenced three generations of jazz guitarists. John LaChapelle died last month at the age of 91 in Richland, Washington.
John LaChapelle only advertised for music students once in his more than 50-year career as a jazz guitar teacher. After that, it was all just referrals. Students say LaChapelle would show by example, use humor and rarely criticize.
PORTLAND - During World War II, a popular song called "Rosie the Riveter" turned female assembly workers into icons. Women filled in at places like the Boeing airplane factory in Seattle and the Kaiser shipyards in Portland while the men went off to war.
But one famous guitar company allegedly tried to hide the fact that it was using female replacements to keep making its musical instruments. Now, seven decades later, a Portland guitarist is helping to tell that story.
RICHLAND, Wash. – We’ve heard a lot about whistleblowers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington. Some workers there have gone public with serious concerns about how the government is cleaning up radioactive waste.
But this story is about a different kind of Hanford Whistleblower.
Every Sunday evening at 7:15 p.m. sharp, Chris Doran welcomes several Hanford Whistleblowers into his book-filled home. His wife Nancy brings out the tea and homemade baked goods. They sit and chat politely. And then, they start to play.