Achmed Abdullah, right, and Maryan Mohammad, second from left, moved to Barberry Village from Syria with their three children, Yassir, left, Abdul, middle, and Mnahell, second from right. Undated photo. (Jim Clark/Outlook Online)

Flight from Syria

In 2009, neighbors were disappearing and violent outbreaks between police and rebel groups foreshadowed the now 2-year-long civil war that h…

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Heat advisory for Portland metro area

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for high temperatures in the 90s in the Portland-Vancouver metro area and along the Inte…