The Washington Post
Homework hurts high-achieving students, study says
This won't come as any surprise to many teenagers but here goes: A new study finds that a heavy homework load negatively impacts the lives of high school students in upper middle-class communities, resulting in excess stress, physical problems and little or no time for leisure.
Girls Inc. Awards Scholarships
Girls Inc. of West Contra Costa County is celebrating young women in its College Bound Girls program who have won college scholarships.
Excessive homework for high-performing high schoolers could be harmful, study finds
Too much homework. Researchers from the Stanford Graduate School of Education, Lewis and Clark College and Villanova University conducted a study in high schoolers living in high-income, high-achieving communities and found that spending too much time on homework could have negative effects on students' health and well-being.
Prosecutor Beth Roberts named Washington County Circuit Court judge
Gov. John Kitzhaber has appointed Senior Deputy District Attorney Beth Roberts to the Washington County Circuit Court , the governor's office announced Wednesday.
PSU students and faculty rally; Eastmoreland fights zoning change: SE and SW Portland news
Samudra tries out a new log that has been placed in the new elephant exhibit. The new exhibit, Elephant Lands, the 6.25-acre spread under construction, is expected to open in 2015.
Portlanders serving in Africa: Share your stories, photos
Sarah Schaack has held workshops for African scientists in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
Oregon State Library in Salem welcomes visitors for research, viewing of its treasures
Type "Oregon State Library" into the Internet search engine and the university one at Corvallis tops the list.
The Newberg Graphic
Tryon Life farm refigures its mission - Thursday, 13 February 2014 00:00
If you run into Brenna Bell at Tryon Life Community Farm, she probably will want to show you the farm's new yurt.