Reading Lists: Current events

Legal in the state of Oregon since May (2014), same-sex marriage may soon be as ordinary as opposite-sex unions. Until it is, here are some books and DVDs to explore the subject and plan a wedding.

Have you ever walked by one of those extended-curb planting areas in your neighborhood and wondered what they were doing there? According to the City of Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services, these are green streets, capturing stormwater runoff and using it to filter pollutants and replenish groundwater rather than sending it straight back to the Willamette. Here are a few books to tell you a little more about them.