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Katherine Lacaze

Freelance Writer

Location icon United States of America

I am an ardent logophile, located in the enchanting Pacific Northwest. My background and education is in journalism, but I'm regularly chasing opportunities to write in new ways and styles on a variety of topics. I love wielding words and language to help other people, groups and organizations share their stories in engaging, moving and accurate ways. Writing also is my method for communicating the thoughts, opinions and knowledge I possess and hold dear in order to connect with other humans and construct shared meaning.

I hold a bachelor's degree in communications with a focus on journalism. Over the years, I've written hundreds of news and feature articles for various publications, covering a variety of topics including local and state government; business and development; social and environmental issues; health and wellness; education; and community events. My commercial work includes more than 200 assignments, from blog and social media posts to web and newsletter content, for clients across the country.

Portfolio
Coast Weekend
The rainbow connection: Astoria Pride celebrates LGBTIQ+ community

Coming from a conservative upbringing in Utah, Cannon Beach resident Richard Bowman used to assume Pride events were "a way of flaunting one's sexuality.""But being away from Utah, and seeing what Pride is really about, it's exactly the opposite," said Bowma

Cannon Beach Gazette
02/24/2019
Icefire Glassworks brings artistry, alchemy together

Watching a glass artist at work, it can be difficult to detect the premeditation and reasoning behind their series of actions, which at times come across curious and confusing. As the process continues, however, a shape emerges, colors become visible, and the finesse and precision prompting the artist's movements and choices manifest into a resplendent piece of glasswork.

Discover Our Coast
03/20/2019
Relic hunters beachcomb and mudlark on the North Coast

After millennia of indigenous peoples living on the land, two centuries of European exploration and inhabitancy, and scores of shipwrecks off the coast, the Columbia-Pacific has a treasure trove of historical artifacts waiting to be uncovered.

Coast Weekend
Holiday classic 'The Nutcracker' comes to life anew

A 44-year tradition in Astoria predicated on a ballet that premiered in 1892, the Little Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker" production continues evolving and assuming new variations that make it simultaneously a holiday staple and an ever-changing experience for audiences from ye

The Daily Astorian
County's high C-section rate sparks questions

About a third of Clatsop County babies were delivered through cesarean sections this year through March. That is roughly twice the amount recommended by the World Health Organization.From 2008 to 2014, of the more than 3,200 births countywide, about 29.3 percent were deliveries via cesareans. Vagina

The Daily Astorian
Timber project raises concerns about public process

The city is moving ahead with a timber harvesting project on its property in the Necanicum Watershed with little input from the Necanicum Watershed Council, North Coast Land Conservancy and the public.Despite a request by the land conservancy that the city temporarily halt its harvest to discuss har

NewsAdvance.com
04/06/2014
Deep-earth creations among Luray Caverns' many attractions

Gentle, artificial light bounces off natural columns, bobbles, spikes and folds of rock embraced in the heart of the Luray Caverns in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The expansive yet intricate caverns, a U.S. Natural Landmark, are worthy of an individual visit.

Richmond Times-Dispatch
09/01/2013
Foundation aims to restore, preserve Blue Ridge Tunnel

The inky black hole carved out of greenstone in the mid-1800s opens into a tunnel 700 feet beneath Rockfish Gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Drips of water sparkle in the cool air in front of the Blue Ridge Tunnel's east portal in Afton, heralding the restoration and reopening of the tunnel to the public.

The Seattle Times
01/06/2016
'Lack of authenticity' leads Oregon's Seaside Museum to cut program

Citing a "lack of authenticity," the National Park Service will no longer support a Seaside Museum and Historical Society signature program. Share story SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) - The Seaside Museum and Historical Society is scrambling to find new support for "The Saltmakers Return to Seaside," the museum's signature historical program, after the National Park Service pulled out as a sponsor because the event lacked authenticity.

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