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Killing of Victor Mejia Poot[edit]

Victor Mejia Poot's killing at the hands of police at a medical facility in 2001(?) drew widespread media attention, most notably from the then-new Portland Tribune. (I was working there, but not in the newsroom, at the time.) I'm not sure where those early issues are archived, but I can probably track them down. This is an article that should exist. Here's one source from a quick search.

Oregonian archives[edit]

Is there a way to access the archives of the Oregonian for free? I seem to remember being able to in the past, but now I'm hitting a paywall. gobonobo + c 17:22, 29 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

They are available through the Multnomah County Library, which offers the full Oregonian and Oregon Journal through NewsBank (among other titles). SounderBruce 02:51, 31 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Gobonobo: A couple caveats...the Oregonian (like some other media companies) now has "subscriber exclusives" they publish online, and as far as I know these don't get picked up by the library service. Also, if you happen to be looking for older articles, you might find them here. (Apart from a few specific articles by Robert E. Mahaffey in 1948, all contents of the Oregonian prior to 1964 are in the public domain. [1]) -Pete Forsyth (talk) 02:19, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That's helpful. Thank you both. gobonobo + c 14:14, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oregon Forest Resources Institute[edit]

I want to highlight Oregon Forest Resources Institute and its talk page. The article is out of date and could use attention, though a COI-connected editor believes it's an attack page. It needs more time and attention. I'm not putting it here to canvass or lobby for my POV on it, it truly needs updating. tedder (talk) 19:12, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Agreed. I have conflict of interest as an employee of the Institute and so cannot make edits myself, but it appears that the last time significant revisions were made to the Oregon Forest Resources Institute article was in June of 2021 and it is in need of being updated and could be written more neutrally. There appears to be a lot selective use of details from unfavorable media coverage. Would like to see someone with a neutral viewpoint put some time and attention into it. My suggested edits and citations can be found in the talk page. Thank you. Jane at OFRI (talk) 19:25, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New article for improvement/Women in Red list?[edit]

Hello! Long(ish) time Wikipedian here from Oregon, but new to the Oregon-related-editing scene. I just created a page for Salem's Willie Richardson but think it could be good for it to get listed on some sort of "Women in Red" list for Oregon, if that exists? I didn't have time to put as much info in the article as I could have. I know a lot of edit-a-thons will be working on pages about women on March 8 coming up, so I figured worth flagging to this community in case one exists within Oregon focused on Oregonians themselves. While I'm here might as well also flag that Oregon Black Pioneers page could use a spruce-up. Jackie.salzinger (talk) 11:50, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Article assessment request[edit]

Request assessment on new William H. Steiwer article. Steiwer was rancher, banker, and President of Oregon Senate in 1940s. There is approved DYK bullet which will be published on Wikipedia’s main page on/about 8 Feb. Would like to have experienced Wiki-Oregon editor do quality/importance assessment before DYK is published. Thanks!--Orygun (talk) 00:36, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Featured Article Save Award for Hanford Site[edit]

There is a Featured Article Save Award nomination at Wikipedia talk:Featured article review/Hanford Site/archive1. Please join the discussion to recognize and celebrate editors who helped assure this article would retain its featured status. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:41, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]