Kristi Turnquist, The Oregonian

Kristi Turnquist

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Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Kristi:

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown pardons 45,000 people with marijuana possession convictions

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown today announced a pardon for Oregonians convicted on marijuana possession charges, a move that will impact approximately 45,000 people. → Read More

Floyd McKay, veteran Pacific Northwest journalist and educator, dies at 86

Longtime Pacific Northwest journalist and author Floyd McKay has died. He was 86. → Read More

‘Puppy Bowl’ 2022 returns to add fluffy cuteness to Super Bowl Sunday

The Super Bowl steamrolls over any TV competition. But for some viewers, the notable Super Bowl Sunday programming involves tail-wagging, adorable furballs. → Read More

‘Top Chef’ Portland names winner as allegations of past misconduct emerge

The "Top Chef" Portland finale revealed the judges chose Gabe Erales as the winner, but Erales was later fired from his Austin restaurant position after "repeated violation of our policies and for behavior in conflict with our values." → Read More

SpaceX launch of NASA astronauts: How to watch live coverage, free streaming, TV channels, scheduled times

If all goes to plan, the May 27 event will mark the first time SpaceX has launched humans into space. TV, streaming services and other outlets are offering several ways to watch the space launch. Here are key details. → Read More

Beaver emoji might finally give Oregon’s state animal its due

Residents of the Beaver State had little to do with advancing the proposal. → Read More

Portland feminist bookstore In Other Words is closing

In Other Words, the longtime Portland feminist bookstore and community center known for repudiating "Portlandia" after the show filmed sketches there, has announced it will close at the end of June. → Read More

What time does the solar eclipse start in Portland?

Portland may not be in the path of totality for the solar eclipse, but the Rose City should still get a good view of the celestial show. → Read More

2017 Midseason TV premiere dates for new and returning shows

New episodes of “Being Mary Jane,” “Homeland” and “Scandal” and more coming in January. → Read More

Fall TV 2016 premiere dates for new and returning shows: When do your favorites come back?

When do your favorite TV shows come back? Check out our Fall 2016 TV season guide to when new and returning shows premiere. → Read More

First look at 'Deadliest Catch' spinoff about Newport crab fishermen (video)

"Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove" is a Newport-set spinoff of the popular Discovery Channel "Deadliest Catch." The new show follows a group of Oregon Dungeness crab fishermen, and premieres on Discovery Sept. 13. → Read More

'Star Trek' turns 50: Who's your Dream Team captain and crew?

When "Star Trek" debuted on Sept. 8, 1966 on NBC, nobody could have guessed the science fiction show would become the foundation for a vast pop culture universe. Out of all the "Star Trek" series, which captain and crew members would you pick as the ultimate dream team? → Read More

TV This Week: Rio Olympics closing ceremony; 'Halt and Catch Fire'; 'Fear the Walking Dead'; 'Oregon Lens'

The week's choices include the Rio Olympics closing ceremony, the return of "Fear the Walking Dead," the Season 3 premiere of "Halt and Catch Fire," and Northwest filmmakers' work featured in "Oregon Lens." → Read More

'Grimm' Season 6: Two stars are engaged, one's a new U.S. citizen, and is this the last season?

"Grimm" is back in Portland filming Season 6, and while the stars seem happy -- David Giuntoli and Bitsie Tulloch are engaged, and Sasha Roiz just became an American citizen -- fans wonder if this will be the show's last season. "We haven't decided that yet," says NBC Entertainment chairman. → Read More

Why 'Stranger Things' became Netflix's summer sensation, while 'The Get Down' stumbled

"Stranger Things" came out of nowhere and became Netflix's breakout show of the summer. "The Get Down" was more expensive, and boasted a high-profile executive producer in filmmaker Baz Luhrmann. But its first six episodes were a mixed bag, leaving viewers hoping its gets better. → Read More

Craig Walker, legend of Portland radio, loses daughter Karen Kozak Schmitt to cancer

On his Facebook page, Craig Walker, a favorite among generations of Portland radio listeners before his 2005 retirement, announced that his daughter, Karen Jane Kozak Schmitt, lost "a long, courageous battle with cancer." → Read More

CBS Comedy making fun of millennials riles up millennial journalists: TV Press Tour

During CBS day at the Television Critics Association 2016 TV Summer Press, some reporters thought jokes in "The Great Indoors" about millennials being oversensitive were insensitive. → Read More

Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah out at 'Saturday Night Live': 'I don't know' why, Killam says

"Saturday Night Live" will be without Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah and Jon Rudnitsky when Season 42 premieres. → Read More

Fox revives 'Rocky Horror Picture Show,' and reboots 'Lethal Weapon': TV Press Tour

During the Fox network's day at the 2016 Television Critics Association TV Summer Press Tour, TV critics and journalists asked questions and heard about such Fox projects as the baseball drama "Pitch," a new version of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," and reboots of "Lethal Weapon" and "The Exorcist." → Read More

'Game of Thrones' concert experience coming to Portland

The "Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience" promises an immersive musical and visual experience, with the show's composer Ramin Djawadi, with orchestra and choir, as well as images from the hit HBO show. → Read More