The Portland Observer has a new website. The paper has been a voice in Portland's African American community for a long time, but has only just stepped into serious online content, and I'm thrilled to see the development.

"We had a website in the past, but it wasn't working so well, and we've updated it with a whole load of new features," says Jake Thomas, the paper's new online editor—Thomas has freelanced for the Mercury in the past. "We're going to have new content up every day," Thomas continues.

I'm particularly interested in a story online this morning about former State Senator Margaret Carter's appointment to the Department of Human Services, for example.

The paper is already on Facebook and plans a Twitter presence imminently, says Thomas. Go over there and tell him what you think.