How cash sent the Portland home market spinning Blog Post

“How cash sent the Portland home market spinning” shows how, as investors buy thousands of homes, homebuyers and renters alike face pressure from a new kind of speculation.

Wall Street moves in on Portland rental homes Blog Post

American Homes 4 Rent, a publicly traded company, has taken hold of more than 200 Portland-area homes, making Wall Street interests the landlord for working- and middle-class renters.

Awards and Honors Page

InvestigateWest has won nearly three-dozen journalism awards since we began publishing in 2010. Here is a list, starting with the most recent:


Society of Environmental Journalists—Kevin Carmody Award for Outstanding In-depth Reporting, Small Market

InvestigateWest’s Olivia Henry and Kate Martin won a Society of Environmental Journalists third place award for their investigation of traffic pollution near schools and day cares in Washington.

Northwest Excellence in Journalism Award—Online Innovation Award

InvestigateWest won a Northwest Excellence in Journalism first place award in the online innovation category for the series “Boeing’s Lobbying Campaign.”

Northwest Excellence in Journalism Award—Radio Special Report

InvestigateWest with the staff of KUOW won a Northwest Excellence in Journalism first place award in the radio news special report category for their investigation of law enforcement and missing person cases that involve dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.