Beth Slovic teaches journalism at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington. She covered Portland City Hall for Willamette Week and The Oregonian.
Vera Katz (1933–2017)
Once dubbed a "militant housewife" by the Oregonian, Vera Katz arrived in the United States as a seven-year-old World War II refugee. At the age of thirty-nine, she became a state representative from Portland and, a dozen years later, Oregon's first female Speaker of the House. A three-term mayor …