By Mark Baker | Lifestyle | |

America’s love affair with the automobile may be fading, according to a recent Associated Press story that said driving by U.S. households has declined nearly 10 percent since 2004.

A beautiful mind

By Mark Baker | Awards, Lifestyle | |

A few seconds. That’s all it was. That’s all it takes. A bicycle. A boy. A jump. Some air. The earth.

First place award for best feature story in the 2006 Society of Professional Journalists’ Pacific Northwest Excellence in Journalism contest and the 2006 Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association “Better Newspaper Contest.”