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Entries Tagged as 'Civic'

Jim Can’t Sleep

July 9th, 2019 No Comments

How is it that we don’t consider “trigger warnings” for memories and feelings that involved actual triggers?

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Californians Can’t Turn Left Like We Can

July 8th, 2019 No Comments

Our brain’s hippocampus area makes a mental map of an area, to keep us from getting lost. But now we’re learning that the same part of the brain also helps us make choices that reach our aspirations.

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Olympic Dreaming is Coming True

July 7th, 2019 No Comments

I try hard never to repeat myself. There are too many stories to be told all around us every day. It has never made sense for me to cover the same ground a second time. But rules are made to be broken. I’d like to go back to something I wrote almost exactly 11 years […]

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Eugene Has the Best Yard Sales

July 6th, 2019 No Comments

“Everything Must Go” is a special type of yard sale, and we have plenty of them.

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Time for Plan B on Lane County Courthouse

June 30th, 2019 No Comments

When you pit an intellectual argument against an emotional one, the side with passion almost always wins. That’s not a new rule, but we saw it enforced on Tuesday.

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Is There a Plan B for the Lane County Courthouse?

May 18th, 2019 No Comments

Leaders try to keep things clear for voters — up or down, yes or no. That may be smart politically, but it’s not how any of us make real choices in life. Politics seldom resembles real life, but both might be better if it did.

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Privacy Protections Will Lead to More Surveillance

May 18th, 2019 No Comments

Do you feel safer? Enjoy it while it lasts…. Is this the future we see for ourselves in Oregon? The Oregon Supreme Court has set us on that path.

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Duck Women Dominate 3×3 Basketball

May 10th, 2019 No Comments

There’s nothing to watch except the score. No coach planning match-ups or resting players. Players can’t foul out. The clock doesn’t matter, unless the game approaches the 10-minute mark. Every fan gets a great view, because it’s played on a half court.

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Housing Affordability Plans Won’t Work; Focus Instead on Civic Pride

May 10th, 2019 No Comments

Participatory budgeting projects can create wonderfully unique points of neighborhood pride. Gentrification slows. Neighborhoods become more resilient.

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Alley Valkyrie: Where is She Now?

May 5th, 2019 No Comments

After three weeks in the forest, she came into town and stumbled on Saturday Market. She immediately knew two things, but only one of them consciously.

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